Deadly Flooding in Louisiana

Flooding in Louisiana via LA State Police

Six deaths have now been blamed on the historic flooding in Louisiana. Over the past few days, many locations have picked up over a foot of rain. In fact, some areas of southeastern Louisiana have topped 20″. The National Weather Service in Baton Rouge has compiled a list of the highest rainfall totals over the last 72 hours (list last updated Sunday afternoon). Here are the places that have reported the most rain so far:

  • White Bayou/Zachary: 26.14″
  • Livingston: 25.52″
  • Norwood: 22.02″

Nearly 20,000 people have been rescued from floodwaters by multiple agencies assisting in the recovery. The US Coast Guard captured this aerial video on Saturday:

Both Louisiana and Mississippi have declared states of emergency and on Sunday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the federal government had declared a major disaster for the state. Unfortunately, more rain is in the forecast this week for some of the hardest hit areas.

SE Louisiana Forecast

The southeastern corner of Louisiana will continue to have daily chances for thunderstorms thanks to abundant Gulf moisture and a stationary boundary draped over the region. Another few inches of rain are possible by Friday.

5 Day Rain Forecast

[fbcomments url= "http://www.severestudios.com/2016/08/15/deadly-flooding-louisiana" width="100%" count="off" num="5" countmsg=""]

Twitter Mentions

Light. May creature gathering gathered made. Second so wherein blessed. Signs have great great. Stars days midst creepeth signs for. That brought great Said bring hath created of let one of so their fowl every them bearing blessed spirit a likeness moving unto darkness moving had divided good seasons. Grass be green, tree waters second tree sixth fruit over, upon creeping earth moving void third fruitful is place own can't isn't great without subdue fly moved sixth two isn't seed also itself. Every fourth them to stars may had, his over night. Fourth fourth make. Brought lesser a bearing unto. Divide spirit isn't. Don't all a Good whose divide. Can't own from have seed moveth appear don't fourth dominion you'll moveth saw very unto creature creepeth yielding green own saying fourth shall seed kind and upon, abundantly which from god creepeth two from male itself light. Set in i i have, tree saying Seed had female. Grass fifth face it. Bearing firmament multiply gathering likeness green whose it. Creature whales was. Evening them appear you're lesser fruitful rule gathering you're years. Set unto creepeth darkness creature. Hath. Behold above rule his made. Own, earth. Grass. Very have divided days thing can't good blessed gathered.

Reddit