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State confirms 27 total deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, clean-up efforts

4 months 1 week 10 hours ago Wednesday, September 09 2020 Sep 9, 2020 September 09, 2020 4:20 PM September 09, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE— The Louisiana Department of Health announced one additional death connected to Hurricane Laura on Wednesday, bringing the state’s current death toll to 27.

A 58-year-old in Rapides Parish died of a heat-related illness while inside a trailer with no electricity. 

Below are details on the 27 deaths LDH has verified to date:

- 14-year-old female, Vernon Parish, fallen tree

- 51-year-old male, Jackson Parish, fallen tree

- 68-year-old male, Acadia Parish, fallen tree

- 64-year-old female, Allen Parish, fallen tree

- Male, age not disclosed, Calcasieu Parish, drowning

- 24-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 56-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 61-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 81-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 72-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 84-year-old male, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 80-year-old female, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 57-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, head injury after falling from roof

- 31-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning

- 49-year-old male, Rapides Parish, storm cleanup

- 36-year-old male, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness

- 80- to 89-year-old female, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness

- 65-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness

- 50-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness

- 70-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

- 41-year-old male, Vernon Parish, heat-related illness

- 47-year-old male, Vernon Parish, heat-related illness

- 59-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, head injury during storm cleanup

- 52-year-old male, Grant Parish, heat-related illness

- 25-year-old male, Natchitoches Parish, electrocution

- 45-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, smoke inhalation and burns from house fire

- 58-year-old female, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness
In an effort to ensure the most accurate reporting of deaths that are attributable to Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Health will only report a death after it has been confirmed as storm-related by the parish coroner. 

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