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Heavy flood swallows homes in Louisiana


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:08 PM - The Louisiana National Guard has been called in to help with heavy floods that have inundated the southern U.S.

Flash-flood, flood and severe weather warnings were issued for a broad swath of the southern U.S. Wednesday as a massive, slow-moving storm moved through the region.

In Louisiana, a state of emergency was declared after flooding reached unsafe levels in the city of Shreveport, swallowing cars and homes.


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The city recorded more than 350 mm of rain between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Officials went door-to-door to evacuate about a dozen homes, CNN reports. A temporary shelter has been set up for the displaced residents.

Volunteer evacuations have been put in place for Bossier City.

Thousands of people were without power, several schools were closed and numerous roads were blocked off Wednesday due to the conditions.

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