Jaw-dropping video captures rescue of woman and dog from Louisiana floods

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Raw: Woman, Dog Rescued From Sinking Car in La.

At least four people are dead and more than 7,000 have been rescued following huge floods in southern Louisiana after heavy rain swamped much of the state this weekend.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called the flooding a "truly historic event," reported CNN.

"This is a major disaster. This is an ongoing event and we are still in the response mode," Edwards added.

A fifth death was likely narrowly prevented by a man CBS News identified as David Phung, who dove into floodwaters to rescue a woman in a sinking car — and who went back down to bring her tiny white dog to safety as well. The dramatic rescue, which seems to have occurred with mere seconds to spare until the car's cabin was completely flooded with water, was filmed and uploaded to YouTube.

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An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescues three people from a rooftop due to flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., A in this still image from video taken on August 13, 2016. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescues three people from a rooftop due to flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., in this still image from video taken on August 13, 2016. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A truck drives through a flooded street in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, U.S., August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky
Residents survey flooding on Lee Street after heavy rains in Sorrento, Louisiana, U.S. August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain
A flooded house is seen in Prairieville, Louisiana, U.S., August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
A casket is seen in front of a partially submerged church in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
A submerged vehicle is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
A submerged house is seen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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, U.S., August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Residents are rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
Brittany Addox carries her dog, Maggie, after being rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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But many across the state saw homes and businesses devastated by the flooding, which submerged entire neighborhoods. While rain began to clear on Sunday, authorities warned further storms could create more flash floods under current conditions, NBC News reported. State transportation workers had closed some 100 roads by Sunday, and many remain totally inoperable, according to NBC.

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