Report: Hurricane Ida death toll rises to six

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Destruction is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Grand Isle, La. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Louisiana residents still reeling from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida scrambled for food, gas, water and relief from the sweltering heat while facing the dispiriting prospect of weeks without electricity to power air conditioners and refrigerators. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Hurricane Ida has left death and destruction in its wake.

According to NBC News, six people have now died because of Hurricane Ida.

The latest two deaths took place in Alabama.

The NBC report states that electrical workers were attempting to repair the power gird.

The Senior Vice President at Pike Electric confirmed to NBC News “that two of the company’s electrical workers were killed Tuesday morning while on the job in the community of Adger in Jefferson County.”

Power restoration continues across Louisiana as Entergy reports that 771,289 people are without power in the state.

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