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Louisiana reelects Democratic governor in setback for Trump

Nov 17, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Governor John Bel Edwards wins by a narrow margin against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone

REELECTED. Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards speaks to a crowd at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel on November 16, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Storm Barry pelts Louisiana, millions brace for flooding

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:38 PM

(UPDATED) For many, the storm and the potential for large-scale flooding conjures up memories of deadly Hurricane Katrina in 2005

PREPARING FOR BARRY. Sandbags line store front of a barber shop in preparation for tropical storm Barry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 11, 2019. Photo by Seth Herald/AFP

7 dead, 30,000 rescued in record Louisiana floods

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:32 PM

UPDATED Some areas have received more than 20 inches 50 centimeters of rain since late Thursday August 11 submerging vast swaths of southern Louisiana in muddy waters

FLOODING. A handout picture obtained from the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) on August 15, 2016 shows cars stuck on flooded O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, August 14, 2016. Photo by Lousiana DOTD/EPA