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.
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"Please make sure that you don't do that," Edwards said. "Turn around. Don't drown."