A One in 500-Year Rainstorm has just struck both Louisiana and southern Mississippi, flooding homes, forcing evacuations and water rescues, and sending area rivers rising quickly toward historic crests. According to the latest reports, More than 17 inches of rain have fallen in Livingston, Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for the entire state.

Excerpt From The Weather Channel:
Edwards is heading back to Louisiana, cutting short a trip to Colorado for a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association, according to the Associated Press. The heavy rain will continue over Louisiana and Mississippi through at least Saturday morning, said weather.com meteorologist Tom Moore. “It’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better,” Moore said.