Waters have not receded in Louisiana after historic rain in the past week, caused by a very slow-moving low pressure system. Thousands of people have been forced from their flooded homes. So far, a half dozen lives have been lost. According the the National Weathe Service Office in New Orleans:
A 68 year old man slipped into a ditch and drowned while trying to escape his flooded home in east Baton Rouge Parish near Zachary Friday morning.
A 54 year old man drowned when his vehicle was completely submerged after being swept off the roadway in St. Helena Parish near Greensburg Friday afternoon.
A 40 year old woman drowned when the vehicle she and her family were traveling in was swept off the road in St. Helena Parish near Montpelier Friday night.
A man drowned after being swept away in flood waters in Tangipahoa Parish near the village of Tangipahoa Friday night.
A woman drowned in flood waters near the village of Tangipahoa in Tangipahoa Parish. There are few details about when this happened but the most likely time is Friday night.
A woman drowned when her vehicle was swept away while trying to turn around in flood waters near north Hampton in east Baton Rouge Parish Sunday night.
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