Mar 15, 2016

Flooding Continues in Louisiana in Wake of 1,000-Year Rains

Monroe, LA
Lake Bistineau, Louisiana
Deweyville, TX
Arkansas
USA
by
Andrew Freedman
,
Mashable
Global Precipitation Measurement satellite depiction of rainfall totals in the South. Image: NASA
Global Precipitation Measurement satellite depiction of rainfall totals in the South. Image: NASA

Several thousand homes have been flooded in Louisiana, where rivers have reached all-time record highs, in some cases rising to the height of power lines. The rains were so heavy that one meteorologist referred to the event as a "rain bomb" on Twitter. Detailed attribution studies have not yet been conducted to determine if human-caused global warming influenced the likelihood of or the severity of this extreme weather event