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Louisiana under water

A newly constructed subdivision in Ascension Parish, Louisiana where some 40,000 homes have been impacted by flooding, as seen in an aerial view August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters

A newly constructed subdivision in Ascension Parish, Louisiana where some 40,000 homes have been impacted by flooding, as seen in an aerial view August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters

A newly constructed subdivision in Ascension Parish, Louisiana where some 40,000 homes have been impacted by flooding, as seen in an aerial view August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters
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Marilyn Mays drains water from dishes in the dining room of her mother's home after heavy rains led to flooding in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Marilyn Mays drains water from dishes in the dining room of her mother's home after heavy rains led to flooding in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Marilyn Mays drains water from dishes in the dining room of her mother's home after heavy rains led to flooding in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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A swimming pool at the home of Marilyn Driggers is filled with floodwater from the Amite River after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

A swimming pool at the home of Marilyn Driggers is filled with floodwater from the Amite River after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

A swimming pool at the home of Marilyn Driggers is filled with floodwater from the Amite River after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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Contaminated floodwaters impact a neighborhood as seen in an aerial view in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters

Contaminated floodwaters impact a neighborhood as seen in an aerial view in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters

Contaminated floodwaters impact a neighborhood as seen in an aerial view in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters
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Donald Ezell walks on the flooded street he lives on in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Donald Ezell walks on the flooded street he lives on in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Donald Ezell walks on the flooded street he lives on in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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Discarded belongings from a flooded home are piled outside after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Discarded belongings from a flooded home are piled outside after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Discarded belongings from a flooded home are piled outside after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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Ashley Ayala, 20, Lionel Vogel, Lynn Woodward, and Charlie Romano (L to R) clean out a refrigerator after Woodward's home was flooded due to heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Ashley Ayala, 20, Lionel Vogel, Lynn Woodward, and Charlie Romano (L to R) clean out a refrigerator after Woodward's home was flooded due to heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Ashley Ayala, 20, Lionel Vogel, Lynn Woodward, and Charlie Romano (L to R) clean out a refrigerator after Woodward's home was flooded due to heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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Megan Schexnayder and David McNeely (R) sit on the porch of a home which is surrounded by floodwaters after heavy rains in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Megan Schexnayder and David McNeely (R) sit on the porch of a home which is surrounded by floodwaters after heavy rains in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Megan Schexnayder and David McNeely (R) sit on the porch of a home which is surrounded by floodwaters after heavy rains in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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Trees and shrubs along the interstate highway 12 (I-12) have visible water marks showing the extent of flooding in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Trees and shrubs along the interstate highway 12 (I-12) have visible water marks showing the extent of flooding in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Trees and shrubs along the interstate highway 12 (I-12) have visible water marks showing the extent of flooding in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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A flooded baseball field at the Gonzales Civic Center is seen in an aerial view in Gonzales, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters

A flooded baseball field at the Gonzales Civic Center is seen in an aerial view in Gonzales, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters

A flooded baseball field at the Gonzales Civic Center is seen in an aerial view in Gonzales, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters
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Todd Stevens, 45, removes baseboard from his flood-damaged home after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Todd Stevens, 45, removes baseboard from his flood-damaged home after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Todd Stevens, 45, removes baseboard from his flood-damaged home after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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Floodwaters cover streets of a residential area in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Floodwaters cover streets of a residential area in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

Floodwaters cover streets of a residential area in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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A bathtub is covered in mud in a flooded home after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

A bathtub is covered in mud in a flooded home after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain

A bathtub is covered in mud in a flooded home after heavy rains in Denham Springs, Louisiana, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
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Flooded homes are seen in Prairieville, Louisiana, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Flooded homes are seen in Prairieville, Louisiana, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Flooded homes are seen in Prairieville, Louisiana, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A casket is seen floating in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. 

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A casket is seen floating in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A casket is seen floating in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Richard Rossi and his 4 year old great grandson Justice wade through water in search of higher ground after their home took in water in St. Amant, Louisiana. 


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Richard Rossi and his 4 year old great grandson Justice wade through water in search of higher ground after their home took in water in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Richard Rossi and his 4 year old great grandson Justice wade through water in search of higher ground after their home took in water in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Residents use a boat to navigate through flood waters in Ascension Parish. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Residents use a boat to navigate through flood waters in Ascension Parish. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Residents use a boat to navigate through flood waters in Ascension Parish. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Johnette Folse stands in her flood damaged living room in Denham Springs. Folse said she used the kayak seen in the photo to rescue her animals all of whom survived the flood. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Johnette Folse stands in her flood damaged living room in Denham Springs. Folse said she used the kayak seen in the photo to rescue her animals all of whom survived the flood. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Johnette Folse stands in her flood damaged living room in Denham Springs. Folse said she used the kayak seen in the photo to rescue her animals all of whom survived the flood. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A submerged vehicle is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. 


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A submerged vehicle is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A submerged vehicle is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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The floodwaters recede from Bethel United Methodist Cemetery in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. 


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The floodwaters recede from Bethel United Methodist Cemetery in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky

The floodwaters recede from Bethel United Methodist Cemetery in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky
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Renton Affray, a firefighter with the St. Amant Fire Department, embraces his girlfriend Malie Geautrux on a flooded street in St. Amant, Louisiana. 

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Renton Affray, a firefighter with the St. Amant Fire Department, embraces his girlfriend Malie Geautrux on a flooded street in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Renton Affray, a firefighter with the St. Amant Fire Department, embraces his girlfriend Malie Geautrux on a flooded street in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A high water vehicle drives down a road in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. 


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A high water vehicle drives down a road in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A high water vehicle drives down a road in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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An airboat brings rescued residents to safety in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. 


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An airboat brings rescued residents to safety in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

An airboat brings rescued residents to safety in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Flooded homes are seen in St. Amant, Louisiana.

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Flooded homes are seen in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Flooded homes are seen in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Troy Lukuette (L) and Cayde Lukuette fill sand bags as a response to flood waters in St. Amant, Louisiana. 


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Troy Lukuette (L) and Cayde Lukuette fill sand bags as a response to flood waters in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Troy Lukuette (L) and Cayde Lukuette fill sand bags as a response to flood waters in St. Amant, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A submerged mailbox is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. 

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A submerged mailbox is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A submerged mailbox is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A resident transfers his belongings into a boat after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.


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A resident transfers his belongings into a boat after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A resident transfers his belongings into a boat after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A casket is seen in front of a partially submerged church in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. 

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A casket is seen in front of a partially submerged church in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A casket is seen in front of a partially submerged church in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A truck carrying a boat drives through the remaining floodwaters on Liberty Road in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. 

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A truck carrying a boat drives through the remaining floodwaters on Liberty Road in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky

A truck carrying a boat drives through the remaining floodwaters on Liberty Road in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky
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Brittany Addox (R) comforts her dog, Maggie, after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.

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Brittany Addox (R) comforts her dog, Maggie, after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Brittany Addox (R) comforts her dog, Maggie, after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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