Hurricane Ida: First death as storm intensifies – man, 60, killed by fallen tree in home

Hurricane Ida batters Louisiana as it makes landfall across US

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It comes as President Biden declared the storm a “Major Disaster”, thereby allowing Federal aid to be sent to help the recovery efforts.

The death was confirmed by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s office on it Facebook page.

In a statement, it said: “Shortly after 8.30pm deputies received reports of a citizen possibly injured from a fallen tree at a residence off of Highway 621 in Prairieville.

“Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that the victim is now deceased.”

The Louisiana Department of Health said: “We sadly can confirm our first storm-related death – 60-year-old male in Ascension Parish who had a tree fall in his home.”

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