One of the people who died alone in Hurricane Harvey was 89 year old Agnes Stanley, a longtime volunteer for a conservation group in Houston. She died in her one-story brick home, the New York Times reported, and was found floating in four feet of floodwater.
As officials work to keep pace with the rising number of coronavirus deaths, another type of death may be overlooked--lonely death. Health experts tell us that feelings of isolation and loneliness can increase a variety of conditions such as depression and hypertension, for example. The result can be a weakening of the immune system which can have costly consequences during a pandemic. Read on to learn more about coronavirus and death from a failure of the heart.
Many Americans remember Katrina, Sandy, Andrew, Hugo, but as Hurricane Laura comes ashore we send our thoughts to first responders and the people of the Louisiana and Texas coast, and also recall one of the deadliest but least talked about hurricanes of all time. The storm occurred 240 years ago and was part of an uncannily busy, and deadly, hurricane season.