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Historic Louisiana Floods: Over 40,000 Homes Affected
Rain continued to fall over parts of Louisiana on Tuesday, adding to the devastation of days of flooding in parishes across the state.
A handout picture provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a flooded area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 15. The confirmed statewide death toll rose to eleven, a levee was over-topped in one parish and more than three-quarters of the homes were lost in another parish, authorities said Tuesday. More than 30,000 people had been plucked from the water across the state.
People use boats to navigate a flooded street on Aug. 16, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana. Residents awoke Tuesday to find their homes and businesses still surrounded by muddy water, without clear answers about when the deadly flooding is expected to recede. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Floodwaters reach the front steps of a home near Holden, after heavy rains inundated the region on August 14, 2016. According to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, more than 20,000 people have been rescued from the floodwaters and over 12,000 remained in shelters on Sunday night.
Jeff Robinson lowers a ladder from a Louisiana National Guard truck as his wife wades through flood waters from the Natalbany River near their home in Baptist.