- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 14, 2008

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4 die from Hurricane Ike in La., Texas

THERIOT, La. (AP) – Authorities report that Hurricane Ike has killed two people in Louisiana and likely two in Texas.

Terrebonne Parish coroner senior investigator Gary Alford says a 16-year-old boy drowned in his house on Bayou Dularge, La., when he fell through wooden pallets used as flooring and floodwaters rose.

Alford says 57-year-old Donald Celestine died from a broken neck after he was blown down by wind.

Texas authorities say a woman died in her bed early Saturday when a tree fell on her home, crushing her. Hers was the first reported death attributed to Ike.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Josh Morales says a 19-year-old man had not been found after being swept from a jetty Friday off the shores of Corpus Christi, Texas.

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