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Louisiana Flooding: Scope of Deadly Disaster as Told by the Numbers

Four trillion gallons of rain fell on southern Louisiana over three days — contributing to the nation's worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.
A woman kisses her 3-month-old baby as they wait to be evacuated by members of the Louisiana Army National Guard near Walker.Max Becherer / AP

Days of rain and rising waters have devastated low-lying Louisiana, particularly in the state's river-swollen south, forcing risky rescues and killing at least 11 people.

Image: Floods in Baton Rouge
A handout picture provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a flooded area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Aug. 15, 2016.MELISSA LEAKE/US COAST GUARD/HAN / EPA

In hard-hit Livingston Parish — swamped by more than 25 inches of rain in three days — officials estimate about 75 percent of homes have been lost to the floods.

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As emergency workers and volunteers from across the country mobilize Wednesday in what is considered the nation's worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the heartbreaking toll on the state can be told through various numbers.


Amount of rain in gallons that fell across southern Louisiana from Aug. 12 to 14, according to


Olympic-sized swimming pools needed to hold all that rain.


How many Louisianans have registered for FEMA assistance, according to the government agency.


Estimated homes that have experienced at least some damage from the flooding, according to Edwards.


Residents rescued from homes and vehicles, according to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.


Sandbags distributed by the Louisiana National Guard.


Liters of water supplied by FEMA at the incident support base in Pineville.


Meals handed out at FEMA's Pineville camp.


Parishes under a federal emergency disaster declaration. For a full list, click here.


Nationwide Red Cross volunteers who are assisting in the state.


Amount in dollars that the Red Cross says its relief operation will cost.