by FP Staff Aug, 16 2016 IST
Floods ravaged US state of Louisiana, leaving six people dead. Thousands were forced to flee as water level rose after days of rainfall. Photo: Reuters
Television images showed residential areas covered in several feet of water, with cars and homes partially submerged. More than 20,000 people had to vacate their homes. Photo: Reuters
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as National Weather Service predicted that many waterways would remain above flood stage. Photo: Reuters
Around 10,000 people are living in emergency shelter. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked those affected by the floods to apply for assistance. Photo: Reuters
The Louisiana National Guard reported that its soldiers rescued nearly 500 people and 61 pets by boat, helicopter, and using high-water vehicles. Photo: Reuters
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