The number of deaths related to a deluge of rain that hit parts of Louisiana this week has risen to five, health officials said Thursday, and more rain is forecast for a region that has already seen flash flooding.
The Vermilion Parish coroner ruled that the death of a 46-year-old man whose vehicle crashed into floodwaters was storm-related, the state Health Department said.
Of the five deaths, four were related to people driving into high water, Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
"Please make sure that you don't do that," Edwards said. "Turn around. Don't drown."