Hurricane Laura Death Toll in Louisiana Rises to 25
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials have reported two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the storm’s total death toll in the state to 25.
The Louisiana Department of Health said Saturday that a 52-year-old Grant Parish man died of a heat-related illness while removing storm debris. A 25-year-old man in Natchitoches Parish died of electrocution after coming into direct contact with a power line. The Health Department said he was resuscitated at the time but later died. The coroner has confirmed this death was storm-related. The Category 4 storm roared ashore in southwest Louisiana on Aug. 27.
Five deaths in Texas were also attributed to the storm.