More than a week after Hurricane Ida first made landfall in Louisiana, state health officials have announced 11 additional storm-related deaths, raising the official death toll to 82.
The Louisiana Department of Health said Wednesday that the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office confirmed the additional deaths. Two died of carbon monoxide poisoning while the others died of "excessive heat during a power outage," according to the department.
Louisiana has reported a total of 26 storm-related deaths. At least seven nursing home residents died after being moved to ain Tangipahoa Parish, where more than 800 residents from seven nursing facilities were housed as Ida tore through the state. Images of the warehouse show patients in squalid conditions and packed closely together on mattresses.
Another four people died in the Southeast, while 52 others were killed in the Northeast after Ida'sbrought tornadoes and severe flooding to the area last week.
President Bidento New York and New Jersey on Tuesday to survey the storm damage. The president pointed to the extreme weather as he pushed the need for massive infrastructure spending and addressing the effects of climate change.
Last week, officialsmany of those still without power would have it restored this week, with the exceptions of Venetian Isles along Highway 11, Irish Bayou and Lake Catherine, which isn't expected to see restoration until September 25.
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