An Ascension Parish man was killed Sunday when a tree fell on his home during Hurricane Ida, sheriff's deputies said.

Sheriff Bobby Webre said about 9 p.m. Sunday that the death is the first from the hurricane in the parish.

The home where the man died is along La. 621 in the Duplessis area between Gonzales and Prairieville.

Deputies received reports about the tree falling on the house and possible injuries about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Winds were still whipping the parish Sunday night, prompting numerous calls about trees on homes and other damage, Webre said.

Sustained winds were 45 to 47 mph between 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday at Louisiana Regional Airport near Gonzales. Gusts hit 75 mph about 8:15 p.m., the National Weather Service reported. 

Webre said deputies were unsure when they would be able to retrieve the man's body because weather was so bad.


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