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Disaster in Louisiana

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 01:00

At least five people have died and more than 20,000 people rescued from historic flooding in Louisiana. Linda So reports.

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Entire neighborhoods under water. Unprecendented flooding has ravaged Louisiana. At least five people have died and more than 20,000 been rescued, some plucked from the roof of their homes. The National Guard is on the ground assisting people stranded in high water. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED FLOODING VICTIM, SAYING: "I'm gonna be ok, I just hope everybody else gets safe." Shelters have been set up across the state. People showing up by the thousands with their belongings in trash bags. This man pushing a cart of his belongings after he was rescued by boat from his flooded home. SOUNDBITE: ALVIN MCCRORY, FLOODING VICTIM, SAYING: "I'm just going to take one day at a time." The historic flood waters have covered highways, shutting many of them down. Some drivers were stranded on the road for more than 24 hours. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED FLOODING VICTIM, SAYING: "It's very crazy. We never experienced anything like this. Hopefully we won't have to do it again." But the governor warns the danger is far from over as waters continue to rise in many areas.

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Disaster in Louisiana

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 01:00