Three Drown In Vehicles Submerged by Louisiana Floodwaters
Storms and flooding have killed at least four people in Louisiana this week, officials in the rain-deluged state said Wednesday.
Three deaths were of people who were in submerged vehicles in different parts of the state, said Mindy Faciane, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health.
According to Faciane: a 44-year-old man died when his vehicle crashed into a flooded canal in West Baton Rouge Parish; a 33-year-old man was found dead in a flooded vehicle in East Baton Rouge Parish; a 61-year-old man was found dead in a submerged vehicle in Calcasieu Parish.
Also, a 76-year-old man in East Baton Rouge Parish who relied on an oxygen machine died after the machine failed in a power outage, Faciane said.
Water rescues took place Tuesday in Louisiana’s capital region after torrential rain that started a day earlier caused dangerous flash flooding in parts of that state and southeastern Texas.