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Monday, 15 August 2016

Caskets From Graveyard, Float Down The Street As Devastating Flood Leaves Up To 10,000 People Homeless In Louisiana, U.S

In shocking photos showing historic floods in Louisiana, caskets that had washed up from a graveyard floated down the street in Denham Springs

President Barack Obama declared Louisiana was in a state of disaster on Sunday after a historic flood left at least five people dead, with emergency crews working to rescue thousands more.Governor John Bel Edwards said more than 10,000 people are now in shelters and more than 20,000 people have been rescued across south Louisiana.




More than a foot of rain fell overnight on Friday - in a deluge estimated to occur once every 500 years, according to the Pacific Standard.  In shocking photos showing the devastation, caskets that had washed up from a graveyard floated down the street in Denham Springs, Louisiana. 
Governor John Bel Edwards said more than 10,000 people are now in shelters and more than 20,000 people have been rescued across south Louisiana
Four people have been reported dead, said Devin George, the state registrar for vital records, earlier Sunday. A woman's body was later recovered by divers from inside a flooded vehicle in East Baton Rouge Parish, appearing to raise the death toll to five.

Witnesses said the woman was seen Saturday night attempting to turn around in high water when her vehicle was swept away, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.In one dramatic rescue Saturday, two men on a boat pulled a woman from a car that was almost completely underwater, according to video by WAFB. The woman, who's not initially visible on camera, yells from inside the car: 'Oh my god, I'm drowning.'One of the rescuers, David Phung, jumped into the brown water and pulled the woman to safety.


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