5 dead, coffins from graves float on water as flood override Louisiana
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August 15, 2016

5 dead, coffins from graves float on water as flood override Louisiana

20,000 people have been evacuated from some parts of Louisiana as rampaging floods destroyed thousands of homes an other properties.

The flood was triggered by a rain which began on Friday – a once in 500 years occurrence – through Saturday and Sunday, leaving 5 people dead. Some coffins from destroyed graves were seen floating on a street on Sunday afternoon. The flood affected East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa most.

Describing the disaster on Sunday, governor John Bel Edwards said:

“It’s not over. The water’s going to rise in many areas. It’s no time to let the guard down.”

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