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Two more Ida-related deaths confirmed Tuesday bringing state death toll to 15

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 14:47:42-04

On Tuesday, September 7, the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed two additional deaths related to Hurricane Ida.

The Department says that the St. Tammany Parish coroner confirmed two deaths in the parish that are considered storm-related.

The first death was of a 68-year-old man who fell from a roof while making repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Ida.

The second death was of a 71-year-old man who died of a lack of oxygen during an extended power outage.

LDH says that these additional deaths bring the confirmed Hurricane Ida death toll in the state to 15.

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