The death toll from Hurricane Ida, which slammed Louisiana as a powerful Category 4 storm Sunday, is expected to rise “considerably” as search and rescue crews branch out, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday.
“We have one confirmed death. I don’t want to tell you what I’m hearing because what I’m hearing points to a lot more than that,” Bel Edwards said on NBC’s Today Show.
“I will leave it here: I am certain that as the day goes on we will have more deaths,” he said. “We’re going to be getting information throughout the day that I fully expect that the confirmed death total to go up considerably.”