Gov. Edwards: At least 4 dead in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana has reported at least four people have died after Hurricane Laura made landfall Thursday morning.

The first storm-related death was a 14-year-old girl, according to his deputy chief of staff.

Gov. Edwards Chief of Staff tweeted the report of the fatality:

According to Edwards, the girl died when a tree fell on their home.

The Associated Press is reporting that the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office said a 68-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his home in Acadia Parish.

How the other two victims died has not been released.

Edwards said in an interview on MSNBC that he expects more storm-related fatalities.

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