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Louisiana confirms 2 more deaths tied to winter weather

(10/11 NOW)
Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 5:18 PM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Louisiana health officials have confirmed two more deaths tied to severe winter conditions, bringing the total number of weather fatalities in the state to five.

The Louisiana Department of Health said a 68-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning after a generator was placed in the camper where they were sheltering in Avoyelles Parish. Safely heating homes is just one issue Louisiana residents and others are handling as a result of the severe weather.

Both north and south Louisiana are dealing with water system challenges too.  But Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter is hopeful water pressure should be restored to most of his city by Sunday.