Kaylee Messerly was arrested on Friday on two counts of child abuse after officers found her and her children in freezing temperatures.
Mary Gee, 84, reportedly lost power in her northeast Houston apartment over the night of February 15. Her body was discovered by her family and police the following morning.
"Insulation is key, both on the body, and in shelter/home," one lifelong outdoorsman told Newsweek over email.
The family of 62-year-old Arnoul Jaros have described their shock that he did not reach out for help after living without gas and electricity since last July.
The crew of a commercial fishing vessel rescued the exhausted man.
The 72-year-old died on Tuesday from severe hypothermia.
Doctors are harnessing profound hypothermia (pushing body temperatures to as low as 50 degrees) to save lives.