Isaac: 2 found dead in Louisiana home in flooded area

Isaac: 2 found dead in Louisiana home in flooded area

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MANCHAC, LA - AUGUST 30: Property remains partially submerged by Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on August 30, 2012 in Manchac, Louisiana. Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans remain without power and many evacuated from their homes days after the slow-moving Category 1 hurricane passed through the state. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 31, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 12:02 PM

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) -- Authorities say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a home in the flood-ravaged Louisiana community of Braithwaite.

Billy Nungesser, president of Louisiana’s Plaquemine Parish, said deputies went out to search for the couple Thursday evening after someone reported the man and woman had apparently not escaped the flooding there after Hurricane Isaac pummeled the Gulf Coast.

Authorities said the discovery raises the death toll from Isaac to at least four in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Nungesser says the bodies have been sent to a coroner’s office, where autopsies will be performed. Their names were not immediately released.

Dozens had been rescued from their homes after floodwaters swamped Braithwaite during Isaac’s storm surge earlier this week.

 

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