APSO confirms first death due to tree falling on home

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This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and captured by NOAA’s GOES-16 shows lightning swirling around the eye of Hurricane Ida as the storm approaches the Louisiana coast, Sunday morning, Aug. 29, 2021. (NOAA via AP)

PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — The first person has died due to Hurricane Ida, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana.

Deputies responded to a home “off of Highway 621 in Prairieville,” around 8:30 p.m.

Members of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and a victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a developing story and more information will be shared as it becomes available.

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