Man electrocuted while preparing for Hurricane Laura

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Man electrocuted to death while trying to prepare for Hurricane Laura
The 62-year-old man was cutting down trees ahead of the hurricane when he hit a power line and was electrocuted.

ATASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is dead after he was electrocuted while trying to prepare for Hurricane Laura, deputies said.

Deputies from the Harris County Precinct 4 office responded to reports of an electrocution in the 12700 block of Grand Teton Trail around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Deputies said a 62-year-old man decided to trim some trees near his home in preparation for the hurricane, but while he was on his ladder, deputies said he nicked a wire with his chainsaw.

The man died immediately, deputies said.

Officials warned Houstonians to let the professionals take care of any tree clippings near wires, especially while it's windy outside.

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