Two elderly women in Boyd County, Kentucky, died this week and officials say the recent winter storm is to blame.Throughout the week, trees, power lines, and poles are down and blocking roads, making it harder for people to get help. Officials warn the power could be out for another week.Boyd County Coroner, Mark Hammond says two elderly women died after suffering from hypothermia because of extended power outages and the cold weather.He says these deaths are very uncommon in the region.“It’s very uncommon. Even though we have a lot of homeless people, we have shelters. We have things to where people are protected,” Hammond said. Officials say there are noticeable symptoms of hypothermia. You’ll first experience shivering. Hammond says this is one of the first signs of the body trying to generate heat. Once the body temperature reaches 91 degrees, it stops shivering.Other signs of hypothermia include slowed breathing, confusion, slurred speech, and drowsiness.

Two elderly women in Boyd County, Kentucky, died this week and officials say the recent winter storm is to blame.

Throughout the week, trees, power lines, and poles are down and blocking roads, making it harder for people to get help.

Officials warn the power could be out for another week.

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Boyd County Coroner, Mark Hammond says two elderly women died after suffering from hypothermia because of extended power outages and the cold weather.

He says these deaths are very uncommon in the region.

“It’s very uncommon. Even though we have a lot of homeless people, we have shelters. We have things to where people are protected,” Hammond said.

Officials say there are noticeable symptoms of hypothermia. You’ll first experience shivering. Hammond says this is one of the first signs of the body trying to generate heat. Once the body temperature reaches 91 degrees, it stops shivering.

Other signs of hypothermia include slowed breathing, confusion, slurred speech, and drowsiness.

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