Across southern Louisiana Sunday, residents scrambled to get to safety as rivers, and creeks burst their banks, swollen from days of torrential rains that in some areas came close to two feet over a 48-hour period. Catastrophic flooding has taken its toll. Some sources even called this flooding a “Once-in-500-year” flood event.
Excerpt From Fox News:
In high-water vehicles, boats and helicopters, emergency crews hurried to rescue scores of South Louisiana residents as the governor warned that it was not over. From the air homes in southwest Louisiana looked more like little islands surrounded by flooded fields. Farmland was covered, streets descended into impassable pools of water, shopping centers were inundated with only roofs of cars peeking above the water. From the ground, it was just as catastrophic.