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People work to seal the openings of a damaged bar on Oct. 10 in Lake Charles, La. "Moderate to major river flooding will continue across the Calcasieu and Mermentau river basins in Louisiana through much of next week," the National Hurricane Center said on Oct. 11. Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images

Three deaths have been linked to former Hurricane Delta, as PowerOutage.us reported over 100,000 customers remained without power in Louisiana on Tuesday morning — four days after the storm made landfall in the state.

Details: Louisiana officials said Sunday a man, 86, died while refueling a generator in a shed that caught fire and a woman, 70, died in a fire "likely caused by a natural gas leak following damage." In the Florida Panhandle, Okaloosa County sheriff's office said a 19-year old Illinois tourist drowned Saturday "after being caught in a rip."

The big picture: Delta weakened to a post-tropical cyclone Saturday after making landfall as a Category 2 hurricane.

  • The storm's remnants brought heavy rains to the Southeast over the past few days, triggering floods in several regions, with Louisiana bearing the brunt.
  • At least one suspected tornado from the storm struck, in Covington, Georgia, on Saturday.
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Flood waters from Delta on Oct. 10 at Iowa, La. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
The aftermath of Hurricane Delta in Jennings, La., on Oct. 10. Delta left 688,000 households without power after it struck, 74,000 more than Hurricane Laura, Edwards told an Oct. 10 briefing. Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images
A reporter covers his face as he reports while Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Lake Charles, La., on Oct. 9. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images
Debris of a van at Lake Charles caused by Hurricane Laura less than six weeks ago is seen on the street on Oct. 8, a day before Hurricane Delta makes landfall. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images
A worker assesses a damaged utility pole in Cancun, Mexico. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images
The aftermath of Delta, in Cancun, Mexico, on Oct. 7. Delta ripped down power lines and lashed a string of major resorts on Mexico's Caribbean coast with winds of up to 110 mph. Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the storm.

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