Photos capture devastating reality of historic flooding in Louisiana

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More Than Two And A Half Feet of Rain in Deadly Louisiana Flooding



After severely heavy rainstorms hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday, areas of Louisiana and Mississippi have since experienced record levels of flooding.

Over the weekend as several rivers overflowed and dangerous conditions disrupted the lives of residents, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and made the decision to deploy the National Guard.

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According to The Weather Channel, as of Monday morning at least seven people have died as a result of the flooding and 20,000 people have been rescued from homes and vehicles in the affected areas.

As both Louisiana and Mississippi remain in a state of emergency, incredible photos have emerged showing the record-breaking flood.

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Residents line up on Providence Boulevard in Hammond, La., where flood waters inundated their homes after heavy rains in the region Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard rescue people from rising floodwater near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
In this aerial photo over Hammond, La., flooded homes are seen off of LA-1064 after heavy rains inundated the region, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
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, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Residents, who evacuated their homes, drive on U.S. Route 190 in Hammond, La., where flood waters inundated homes after heavy rains in the region Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Floodwaters reach the front steps of a home near Holden, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday that at least 7,000 people have been rescued so far. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
People arrive to be evacuated by members of the Louisiana Army National Guard near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundating the region, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
In this aerial photo a boat motors between flooded homes after heavy rains inundating the region Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Hammond, La. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says more than 1,000 people in south Louisiana have been rescued from homes, vehicles and even clinging to trees as a slow-moving storm hammers the state with flooding. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
In this image released by the Louisiana National Guard (LANG), soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard help two women and a dog out of the back of a high-water vehicle on Airline Road in Baton Rouge, La., after being rescued in Millerville, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. The LANG has rescued more than 3,400 people and 400 pets during search and rescue operations since operations began 48 hours ago. (1st Lt. Gomez/U.S. Army National Guard via AP)
In this aerial photo over Hammond, La., cattle can bee seen huddled together in flood water after heavy rains inundated the region, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Motorists on Highway 190 drive through deep water through Holden, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday that at least 7,000 people have been rescued so far. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Jeff Robinson lowers a ladder from a Louisiana National Guard truck as his wife wades through flood waters from the Natalbany River near their home in Baptist, La., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Robinson was seeking a boat ride from state wildlife agents to pick up his wife and children when the National Guard truck arrived. A slow-moving storm that has dumped almost a foot of rain in Louisiana parishes south and west and Mississippi counties north of the Mississippi-Louisiana state line, are in for more rain. National Guard soldiers and other officials in boats and helicopters plucked more than 1,000 people from their homes and cars as "unprecedented, historic" flooding swamped Louisiana, the governor said Saturday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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