Update: Isaac death toll rises to 6 in Louisiana, Mississippi
Authorities have confirmed at least two deaths as a result of Isaac in Mississippi and Louisiana.
WLOX reported a tow truck driver was killed Thursday morning when a tree fell onto the truck in Picayune in southern Mississippi. Authorities said Isaac was causing heavy rain and strong winds when the tree toppled over on the vehicle.
WWL reports a Louisiana man died in Vermilion Parish.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon says the 36-year-old man had gone to help two friends move a vehicle from under a tree to prepare for Isaac on Tuesday, and fell to his death after climbing 18 feet up on the tree.
Deputies don’t know why Carlos Medellin-Guillen of Erath climbed the tree.
The accident occurred shortly before Isaac made landfall to the east on the Louisiana coast.
Isaac is continuing to weaken and is expected to become a tropical depression Thursday afternoon as it moves into northern Louisiana.
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