Death Toll In Louisiana From Hurricane Laura Now At 20

Capitol One Bank Tower is seen with its windows blown out in the downtown area after Hurricane Laura passed through on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

The Louisiana Department of Health says they can confirm three more deaths directly related to Hurricane Laura.

Officials said yesterday that a 65-year-old man and a 50-year-old man, both from Rapides Parish, died from medical conditions exacerbated by excessive heat, and a 70-year-old man in Calcasieu Parish died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Four victims in the past two days have died from heat-related illnesses linked to the storm.

Doctors say almost half of the 20 deaths from Hurricane Laura are related to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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