The number of confirmed storm-related deaths in Louisiana has risen to four.
At noon, the Louisiana department of Health announced that the East Baton Rouge parish coroner has confirmed the death of a 76 year-old male that was oxygen dependent and died as a result of oxygen failure due to a power outage caused by the storm.
The coroner has confirmed this death is considered storm-related. This will bring the number of confirmed storm-related deaths due to this event to 4 at this time.
The body of a 61-year-old man found in a submerged vehicle in Lake Charles was confirmed as the state's third stormed-related death.
Lake Charles firefighters were notified Monday of a reported vehicle swept off the roadway on East Prien Lake Road; LCFD responded to the scene and attempted to locate the vehicle. Lake Charles Police and Fire Departments returned Tuesday and recovered the body and vehicle from a ditch in a low-lying area. The male has been identified as James E. Netherland of Longville; the death was also the city's first flood-related death. LCPD say they are investigating the incident as a traffic fatality.
The state's two other confirmed storm-related deaths occurred in East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge Parish.
The EBR parish coroner confirmed the death of a 33 year-old man that was found in a flooded vehicle after water receded in Baton Rouge on Bluebonnet Drive.
The first storm related death was confirmed Tuesday by the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner as a 40 year-old man found in a vehicle that crashed into a flooded canal in Port Allen.
One person was injured in the crash and another is still missing.
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