EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (KLFY) — The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed two more storm-related deaths due to Hurricane Ida, bringing the death toll to 28 in the state.
The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner confirmed two deaths that were caused by excessive heat during an extended power outage. The deaths were of a 69-year-old male and an 85-year-old female.
East Baton Rouge parish coroner has confirmed 2 storm-related deaths: the deaths of a 69yo male and an 85yo female. Both died due to excessive heat during an extended power outage. This brings the number of #Hurricane_Ida deaths to 28 & the number of heat-specific deaths to 12.— Louisiana Department of Health (@LADeptHealth) September 13, 2021