Six Deaths Attributed To Hurricane Laura

An electric company employee surveys the damage done to the power lines next to a large tree that fell on a house following the passage of hurricane Laura in Lake Charles on August 27, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

At least six people are dead due to Hurricane Laura.

Governor John Bel Edwards said the deaths took place in Calcasieu, Vernon, Jackson and Acadia parishes, with four of the fatalities occurring when trees fell on their houses, while a 24-year-old man died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator inside his residence.

Authorities say another man drowned in a boat that sank during the storm.

Rescuers continue to look for survivors, but high winds have made efforts difficult.

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