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LDH confirms 4 additional Ida-related deaths

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Sep 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 19:39:49-04

The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 4 additional deaths related to Hurricane Ida.

The Jefferson Parish coroner has confirmed three carbon monoxide deaths at a home. The coroner has confirmed these deaths are considered storm-related. No additional information about the victims is available at this time.

Also in Jefferson Parish, the coroner says a 65-year-old female drowned in flood waters and confirmed this death is also considered to be storm-related.

This is in addition to the three storm-related deaths among nursing home residents that were reported earlier Thursday: 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.

This brings the Hurricane Ida death toll to 9.

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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