At least one person has died as a result of Hurricane Ida as the storm continued to move inland early Monday morning and local authorities requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration be made.
UPI reports the first death attributed to Ida was announced by the sheriff’s office for Ascension Parish, located just south of Baton Rouge, one of the hardest-hit regions by the storm.
The sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page local deputies received reports of a citizen being possibly injured by a fallen tree near a residence, and arrived to find the occupant deceased,
The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the death, describing the victim as a 60-year-old man.
“Tragically, we have our first death of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana,” Gov. John