Another life claimed by flood in St. Helena Parish
ST. HELENA PARISH - Authorities reported they’ve found another body in the Tickfaw River as flooding continues in St. Helena Parish.
The deceased person was only identified as a black woman between 30 and 35 years old from Amite, according to sheriff's deputies.
The victim, her husband and her mother were traveling to Amite after attending to a family medical emergency in Greensburg when their pickup truck was swept off of Highway 1045.
The mother was found in a tree at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The woman’s husband was found in another tree shortly there after. Both survived. The victim’s body was found Saturday evening.
The husband and mother were among the more than 1,000 people who were rescued after heavy rains surprised many residents in the area.