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LDH: Heat-related death in Orleans Parish is Ida's 13th

Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-05 15:00:25-04

A 74-year-old man who died of the heat in Orleans Parish is the 13th death attributed to Hurricane Ida.

"Sadly, LDH can confirm another storm-related death. The Orleans parish coroner has confirmed the death of a 74-year-old male due to heat during an extensive power outage. This brings our #HurricaneIda death toll to 13 at this time," the Louisiana Department of Health's Twitter feed states.

Here's what we have on the 12 deaths attributed to the hurricane and its aftermath by state officials:

  • Three individuals who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Jefferson Parish: a 17-year-old male, a 23-year-old female and a 54-year-old female.
  • A 65-year-old female who drowned in floodwaters in Jefferson Parish.
  • Five 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, a 61-year-old man from Jefferson Parish, a 77-year-old male from Terrebonne Parish and an 84-year-old male from Tangipahoa Parish.
  • A 60-year-old Ascension Parish male who died after a tree fell on a house.
  • An Orleans Parish male, age unknown, who drowned after driving through floodwater.
  • A 59-year-old St. John the Baptist Parish man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator he was believed to have run inside his residence.