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The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 9 total storm-related deaths due to Hurricane Ida.

Posted: Sep 3, 2021 10:33 AM
Updated: Sep 3, 2021 10:58 AM

LOUISIANA - The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 9 total storm-related deaths due to Hurricane Ida.

The storm-related deaths include:

3 individuals died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Jefferson Parish. No additional information about the victims is available at this time.

A 65-year-old female that drowned in floodwaters in Jefferson Parish.

3 deaths of nursing home residents related to the facility under investigation in Tangipahoa Parish. Those included a 59-year-old female from Jefferson Parish, a 52-year-old male from Orleans Parish and a 77-year-old male from Terrebonne Parish.

2 deaths previously confirmed by LDH: A 60-year-old Ascension Parish male who died after a tree fell on a house and an Orleans Parish male, age unknown, who drowned after driving through floodwater.

LDH reminds residents that carbon monoxide from generators is deadly. Only use a generator in a well-ventilated area and place away from structures, at least 20 feet away from your home, windows, and doors. Carbon monoxide poisoning was among the leading causes of death during storm events in 2020.

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