BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two deaths within the Baton Rouge space have now been attributed to Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana Well being Division mentioned Monday.
That raises the state’s loss of life toll from the storm to twenty-eight. Ida got here ashore in Louisiana as a Class 4 hurricane on Aug. 29.
The Well being Division mentioned on its Twitter web page that the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Workplace reported the deaths of a 69-year-old man and an 85-year-old girl, each from extreme warmth throughout an prolonged energy outage.
The division mentioned 12 of the 28 Ida-related deaths in Louisiana have been attributable to warmth.
The coroner’s workplace mentioned in response to an e-mail question that the 69-year-old man died on Sept. 6.
Coroner investigator Shane Evans mentioned the workplace was nonetheless reviewing information and making an attempt to speak with relations of the 85-year-old girl and will give no extra particulars.