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Louisiana Flooding Looks Like A Weather Horror Movie

So far, at least six people have died in the floods.

16/08/2016 4:55 AM AEST | Updated 16/08/2016 4:55 AM AEST
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Deadly flooding in Louisiana over the weekend has inundated entire communities, forced residents to wade through waist-deep water and killed at least six people.

Following torrential rain in southeastern Louisiana and parts of southern Mississippi, more than 20,000 people have needed to be rescued and over 10,000 have been forced into shelters, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said in a press conference Sunday. 

The federal government declared a state of emergency on Sunday for Louisiana’s Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. 

The photos below show what residents are describing as something out of a “horror movie.”

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    In this aerial photo a boat motors between flooded homes after heavy rains inundated the region Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Hammond, Louisiana. 
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    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, Louisiana. 
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    This aerial photo over Hammond, Louisiana, shows flooded Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School and Hammond High Magnet School. 
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    An abandoned vehicle is surrounded by water on Highway 190 near Holden, Louisiana. 
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    In this aerial photo over Hammond, La., flooded homes are seen off of the  LA-1064 highway. 
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    Army National Guard vehicles drive on flooded U.S. Route 190 in Robert, Louisiana. 
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    A truck is submerged in Amite, Louisiana on Sunday Aug. 14, 2016.
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    An overturned truck in the floodwaters in Amite, Louisiana.
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    Floodwaters are seen in Amite, Louisiana.
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    Rescuers and evacuees stand on U.S. Route 190 in Robert, Louisiana. 
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    A member of the St. George Fire Department assists residents as they wade through floodwaters from heavy rains in the Chateau Wein Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
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    Damage is seen in Amite, Louisiana.
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    Boats refuel at a gas station as they rescue people from rising floodwater near Walker, Louisiana. 
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    Kevin Richmond, left, and Barbara Manuel and her two children Elliott, 8, center, and Emily, 5, right, are rescued by members of the Louisiana Army National Guard near Walker, Louisiana. 
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    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, Louisiana. 
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    Sgt. Brad Stone of the Louisiana Army National Guard gives safety instructions to people loaded on a truck after they were stranded by rising floodwater near Walker, Louisiana. 
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    Residents wade through floodwaters from heavy rains in the Chateau Wein Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
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    The Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, Louisiana is under water on Aug. 15, 2016.
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    A concrete casket cover is tipped over by flood water in Springfield, Louisiana on Aug. 15, 2016.
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    A grave is filled with water in a cemetery in Springfield, Louisiana on Aug. 15, 2016.
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