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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