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Louisiana confirms 10th death tied to Hurricane Ida

2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Friday, September 03 2021 Sep 3, 2021 September 03, 2021 6:26 PM September 03, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

The Ida death toll has risen to 10 after the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed another death tied to generator use Friday.

The state said the latest death happened in St. John the Baptist Parish and involved a 59-year-old who died from carbon monoxide poisoning after running a generator in his home.

Four storm-related deaths were reported out of Jefferson Parish Thursday evening. The coroner says three people died of carbon monoxide poisoning in one home. Because of power outages caused by the hurricane, these deaths were ruled as storm-related. The fourth victim, a 65-year-old woman, drowned in the floodwaters.

These are in addition to the four nursing home deaths reported at the Independence Warehouse in Tangipahoa Parish earlier Thursday. Three of those are confirmed to be storm-related.

A 60-year-old man in Ascension Parish died Sunday after the storm caused a tree to fall through his home. Another man was found dead in his home in St. James Parish after concerned family members asked police to check in on him. Deputies believe he also died during Hurricane Ida.

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