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14 Photos Show How Catastrophic The Louisiana Floods Really Are

More than 20,000 people have been rescued after extreme rainfall over the weekend.

Posted on August 16, 2016, at 3:14 p.m. ET

Richard Rossi and his 4 year old great grandson Justice wade through water in search of higher ground after their home took in water in St. Amant, Louisiana, Aug. 15, 2016.
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Richard Rossi and his 4 year old great grandson Justice wade through water in search of higher ground after their home took in water in St. Amant, Louisiana, Aug. 15, 2016.

In this aerial photo a boat motors between flooded homes after heavy rains inundating the region, Aug. 13, 2016, in Hammond, La.
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In this aerial photo a boat motors between flooded homes after heavy rains inundating the region, Aug. 13, 2016, in Hammond, La.


Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard unload people at a rally point after they were rescued from rising floodwater near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Aug. 14, 2016.
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Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard unload people at a rally point after they were rescued from rising floodwater near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Aug. 14, 2016.



People use boats to navigate a flooded street on August 16, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana.
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People use boats to navigate a flooded street on August 16, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana.


People walk through a flooded street on August 16, 2016 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
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People walk through a flooded street on August 16, 2016 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.


A person is seen on the front porch of a home as it is surrounded by flood waters on August 16, 2016 in Port Vincent, Louisiana.
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A person is seen on the front porch of a home as it is surrounded by flood waters on August 16, 2016 in Port Vincent, Louisiana.


Danielle Blount kisses her 3-month-old baby Ember as she feeds her while they wait to be evacuated by members of the Louisiana Army National Guard near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundating the region, Aug. 14, 2016.
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Danielle Blount kisses her 3-month-old baby Ember as she feeds her while they wait to be evacuated by members of the Louisiana Army National Guard near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundating the region, Aug. 14, 2016.


A casket is seen floating in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016.
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A casket is seen floating in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016.


A a Louisiana Army National Guard dump truck that drove off the road is submerged in flood waters near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Aug. 14, 2016.
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A a Louisiana Army National Guard dump truck that drove off the road is submerged in flood waters near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Aug. 14, 2016.


A resident transfers his belongings into a boat after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Aug. 15, 2016.
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A resident transfers his belongings into a boat after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Aug. 15, 2016.


David Key looks at the back yard of his flooded home in Prairieville, La., Aug. 16, 2016.
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David Key looks at the back yard of his flooded home in Prairieville, La., Aug. 16, 2016.


A man stands on the stairs os a home surrounded by flood waters August 16, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana.
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A man stands on the stairs os a home surrounded by flood waters August 16, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana.


Tracy Thornton walks to his house through a flooded neighborhood August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Tracy Thornton walks to his house through a flooded neighborhood August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


A truck is seen in a flooded parking lot on August 15, 2016 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
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A truck is seen in a flooded parking lot on August 15, 2016 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.


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