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:
.@LouisianaGov says he got the report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. A 14 year old girl who died when a tree fell on her home. We do expect that there could be more fatalities.— Christina “MASK UP” Stephens (@CEStephens) August 27, 2020
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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