BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed a third death related to Hurricane Ida Monday afternoon, hours after confirming two earlier in the day.
According to LDH, the St. Tammany Parish coroner confirmed the death of a 70-year-old man due to heat during an extended power outage.
That death, in addition to two storm-related deaths confirmed Monday morning, bring the death toll to 29.
Both of those deaths were in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to LDH. A 69-year-old male and an 85-year-old female died due to excessive heat during an extended power outage.
Previous storm-related deaths from Ida involved a 68-year-old man who fell off a roof while making damage repairs. The second involved a 71-year-old man who died from a lack of oxygen during an extended power outage.
Other previous deaths have resulted from drowning after driving into high water, four carbon monoxide poisoning deaths, and a man killed when a tree fell into his home and at least five nursing home residents who died after being evacuated to a warehouse facility in Tangipahoa Parish.