NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Ida's death toll in Louisiana has risen to nine, the state's department of health confirmed on Thursday.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, the storm-related deaths include:
- Three people in Jefferson Parish died from carbon monoxide poisoning. No additional details about the victims are available at this time.
- A 65-year-old woman drowned in floodwaters in Jefferson Parish
- Three nursing home resident's deaths are related to a facility under investigation in Tangipahoa Parish. They include a 52-year-old man from New Orleans, a 59-year-old woman from Jefferson Parish, and a 77-year-old man from Terrebonne Parish.
- A 60-year-old Ascension Parish man died after a tree fell on a house.
- A New Orleans man drowned after driving through floodwaters.
Meanwhile, the remnants of the system walloped parts of the Northeast, dumping record-breaking rain in a region that had not expected a serious blow. The storm killed at least 45 people from Maryland to New York. The death toll in the South rose to at least 13.
New Orleans fared better than many other places because of the levee system that was revamped after Hurricane Katrina.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.