Louisiana floods - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Louisiana floods


Louisiana residents clean up as flood waters recede

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Residents are cleaning up and trying to assess the scope of the devastation left by unrelenting rains that overwhelmed rivers and sent them flooding into residential areas

A handout picture made available by the US Coast Guard (USCG) shows Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Poen, a boatswain's mate assigned to Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, searching for people in distress in the flooded area of St. Amant near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 16 2016. PO First Class Melissa Leake/US Coast Guard/EPA

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