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Man’s death was result of conditions under Hurricane Ida, St. James officials say

Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 6:10 AM CDT
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ST. JAMES PARISH, La. (WVUE) - A man in Vacherie was discovered dead Wednesday as the result of conditions under Hurricane Ida, St. James Parish officials say.

Sheriff’s deputies performed a wellness check after receiving calls from concerned family members.

Deputies responded to another call concerning a Paulina residence and discovered three people suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and called for medical treatment.

Deputies found that the home generator was under a window of the residence.

St. James officials say that residents should place their generators at least 15 feet from all windows, air condition units, and doors.

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