Louisiana governor says 7000 rescued from flooding

Louisiana governor says 7000 rescued from flooding

Louisiana governor says 7000 rescued from flooding

I-10 West at LA 73 near Prairieville in Ascension Parish was closed around noon due to water on the road. By 12:30 p.m., the shutdown had created delays up to eight miles long. This is no time to let your guard down. He asked that people avoid sightseeing.

An elderly man drowned after slipping and falling in high waters amid heavy rain in East Baton Rouge Parish; another man died when his pickup truck was swept off a flooded highway and submerged underwater in St. Helena Parish, and a woman was recovered from the Tickfaw River also in St. Helena Parish, according to ABC News, which said crews were working to rescue yet another person in the same parish, though they expect this person may have also died.

Drowning in cars during flash flood events is the cause of a large number of deaths across the county.

About 5,500 people spent Saturday night in shelters, Some sleeping on the floor because of a shortage of beds, according to officials.

"Please stay away from campus if possible", the school tweeted.

Emergency management officials joined the governor at a press conference Sunday afternoon and emphasized a search and rescue operations was still underway, and that boats and helicopters have been deployed in the search efforts.

Yglesias said he was seeing flooding in places that had never flooded before.

Eventually, Gibson made it out along with her dogs, to be rescued by National Guard soldiers on a boat.

In Livingston, the sheriff's office was forced to move its 911 communications center to another building - because the center was taking on water, the parish sheriff's office said. "And then it was a matter of just watching the water continually rise".

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Kunzelman reported from Baton Rouge. Rebecca Santana contributed from New Orleans. The rain continues to fall in the areas that have been most impacted already.

Local channel WAFB was with one rescue crew near Baton Rouge on Saturday when they came across a sinking vehicle. Old Hammond was blocked near Millerville Road as buses waited on patients to be brought to them.

He said the fire department had to rescue neighbors by boat.

The Red Cross is distributing food and water to shelters.

Livingston Parish made a restricted travel announcement that, "Only essential personnel and those for emergency and feasible situations will be allowed on Livingston Parish roadways".

Though we were unable to find confirmation that the people involved escaped floodwaters in current reports, everyone appears to be safe at the end of the video. Some are still on the interstate awaiting rescue.

Hundreds of people were gathered at Celtic Media Centre.

Floodwaters have swamped parts of the state after drenching rain earlier in the week.

As the hours slowly went by, many people passed the time making small-talk with strangers and praying someone would finally come to help. The WAFB report didn't state when or where the incident occurred, but given the state's widespread flooding-referred to as "major disaster" by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, according to CNN-and a publish date of August 13, the video is likely from the current flooding.

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