The city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is reeling after heavy rainfall led to the deaths of at least 4 people, with 20,000 others being rescued by air and land, NBC reports.
The rain started on Friday, bringing 6 to 10 inches of rainfall to the southeast portion of the state. The rain continued into Saturday, with more rainfall expected today.
“It’s not over,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement. “The water’s going to rise in many areas. It’s no time to let the guard down.”
President Barack Obama has declared a national emergency for the hardest hit areas–freeing up federal funding for disaster relief assistance for East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa
Emergency crews rescued residents by air or using high-water vehicles. 10,000 people remained in shelters Sunday night.
The latest casualty reported was a 59-year-old man who was allegedly swept into the waters as he walked along a roadway on Friday.
Residents are advised to stay in their homes and off of roads, unless they’ve been told to evacuate.
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