Elderly New Orleans man is 13th life claimed by Ida, state health department says


NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Hurricane Ida’s official death toll climbed to 13 on Sunday when the Louisiana Department of Health reported the death of a 74-year-old New Orleans man whose name was not released.

The LDH said the man died of heat exhaustion attributed to the area’s week long power outage.

Gov. John Bel Edwards also said during his Sunday news conference that a lack of powered oxygen could have contributed to the man’s death.

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