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26 deaths in Louisiana attributed to Hurricane Laura

Water covers land after the passage of Hurricane Laura, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, in Cameron, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)
Water covers land after the passage of Hurricane Laura, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, in Cameron, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)(Source: STAFF PHOTO BY BILL FEIG)
Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 5:39 PM CDT
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LOUISIANA (WAFB) - At least 26 deaths in Louisiana have been attributed to Hurricane Laura, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Governor John Bel Edwards announced an additional death, bringing the total up to 26.

LDH has verified the following deaths:

  1. 14-year-old female, Vernon Parish, fallen tree
  2. 51-year-old male, Jackson Parish, fallen tree
  3. 68-year-old male, Acadia Parish, fallen tree
  4. 64-year-old female, Allen Parish, fallen tree
  5. Male, Calcasieu Parish, drowning
  6. 24-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  7. 56-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  8. 61-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  9. 81-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  10. 72-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  11. 84-year-old male, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  12. 80-year-old female, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  13. 57-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, head injury after falling from roof
  14. One resident, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning
  15. 49-year-old male, Rapides Parish, storm cleanup
  16. 36-year-old male, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness
  17. 80 to 89-year-old female, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness
  18. 65-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness
  19. 50-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness
  20. 70-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
  21. 41-year-old male, Vernon Parish, heat-related illness
  22. 47-year-old male, Vernon Parish, heat-related illness
  23. 59-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, head injury during storm cleanup
  24. 52-year-old male, Grant Parish, heat-related illness
  25. 25-year-old male, Natchitoches Parish, electrocution
  26. Unidentified individual

At the time of landfall, Hurricane Laura was one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Louisiana in modern history.

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