NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bitter winter weather is causing problems for Louisiana water systems. In St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, authorities have asked residents to stop using water immediately.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Officials have identified an 8-month-old infant who died after a vehicle slid into a drainage canal in Louisiana. According to Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, Kollage Le-Silva was identified as the child who died after the vehicle he was riding in slid into a drainage canal Wednesday. News outlets report the infant was pronounced dead at a hospital, while the child's mother was still hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple. Authorities say they feared using space heaters to heat the home due to the risk of fire.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Bitter winter weather is causing problems for some Louisiana water systems. In St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, authorities have asked residents to stop using water immediately. Water pressure there is dangerously low, due in part to broken pipes. In St. Charles Parish, New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, authorities asked residents to conserve water _ also because of heavy usage and broken pipes causing low water pressure.
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