16/08/2016 4:55 AM AEST

Louisiana Flooding Looks Like A Weather Horror Movie

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

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.”