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Unprecedented Louisiana flooding forced tens of thousands to evacuate

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 16, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Aug 15, 2016

Over the weekend, heavy rains across the southern United States caused severe flooding in Louisiana, putting tens of thousands of local residents in danger. Creeks and rivers near Baton Rouge overflowed, and water rushed into streets and homes faster than many people anticipated. Officials say over 20,000 residents have been rescued so far from the north and east parts of the cities, stretching west past Lafayette. So far, at least five people have been killed by the floodwaters. Of those...






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