Historic Louisiana Rain Leads to Evacuations and Death

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Historic Rains in Louisiana
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Historic Rains in Louisiana

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.

Here are rain totals, in inches, complied by the New Orleans NWS Office through Sunday morning. Most are for Louisiana locations. You can plot NOAA rain totals here or here.

WHITE BAYOU/ZACHARY 26.14
LIVINGSTON 25.52
NORWOOD 22.02
COMITE RIV NR BAKER 21.18
HOOPER RD NR BATON R 21.05
LTTLE SANDY CR PEAIRS 19.92
KENTWOOD 18.19
COMITE RIV AT JOOR RD 17.75
BATON ROUGE 17.05
DUTCHTOWN #2 16.49
BAYOU LAF DONALDSONVILL 16.01
CLAYCUT BAYOU ANTIOCH 15.41
BATON ROUGE CONCORD 15.38
AMITE RIV/GRANGEVILLE 15.09
BATON ROUGE SHERWOOD 15.07
TANGIPAHOA/OSYKA 15.05
GLOSTER 14.96
JONES CK@O HAMND HWY 14.14
FRANKLINTON 13.62
COMITE R/OLIVE BRANCH 13.39
NEW ROADS 12.57
RED RIVER LANDING 12.42
HENDERSON BAYOU/P VINCNT 11.56
AMITE R/PORT VINCENT 11.56
BUFFALO RIV WOODVILLE 11.25
POOLS BLUFF/BOGALUSA 11.06
AMITE R/DENHAM SPRNGS 10.80
BLACK BAYOU/PRAIRIEVILL 10.73
BAYOU CONWAY/SORRENTO 10.38
NATALBANY R/BAPTIST 10.16
CONVENT 9.61
LIBERTY 9.15
LONG BEACH 8.65
BAYOU SORREL LOCK 8.35
GONZALES 8.11
LIVERPOOL 6.95
DONALDSONVILLE 6.73
MAUREPAS 6.72
GULFPORT 6.45
CLINTON 6.25
FRENCH SETTLEMENT 6.23
BILOXI 6.21
ABITA RIVER/COVINGTON 6.11
TCHEFUNCTE/COVINGTON 5.94
PLAQUEMINE 5.71
LK PONTCH/MANDEVILLE 5.59
BOG FALYA/BOSTON ST 5.39
TYLERTOWN 5.50
BOG FALYA/COV BOSTON 5.12
BOGALUSA 5.20
WOOLMARKET 5.16
TERRYTOWN 4.96
MADISONVILLE 4.89
MCCOMB 4.70
PEARL/CANAL#2/BUSH 4.53
SLIDELL 4.38
BILOXI KEESLER AFB 4.10

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