Louisiana State of Emergency

Obama declares disaster for flooded Louisiana as rains continue.

US President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration for flood-devastated Louisiana. Thousands of residents have been rescued from their homes during what have been described as “unprecedented” floods.0,,19473490_303,00 Flooding in Louisiana submerged large parts of the region on the US Gulf Coast on Sunday, three days after water-swelled streams and rivers began overflowing. At least five people have died and emergency crews have rescued more than 20,000 people stranded by the rising waters.

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