Mar 10, 2016

3 Dead, Thousands Evacuated as Historic Flooding Swamps Louisiana

Bossier Parish, LA
Bienville Parish, LA
Oklahoma
Chicot County, AR
Greenville, MS
Memphis, TN
Bexar County, TX
USA
by
Sean Breslin
,
The Weather Channel
Sarah Yatcko, left, holds her son Tucker Neal as they are evacuated by boat with her father Jim Yatcko, by Bossier County Sheriff personnel during rising floodwaters in Bossier Parish, La., Thursday, March 10, 2016. Photo: AP, Gerald Herbert
Sarah Yatcko, left, holds her son Tucker Neal as they are evacuated by boat with her father Jim Yatcko, by Bossier County Sheriff personnel during rising floodwaters in Bossier Parish, La., Thursday, March 10, 2016. Photo: AP, Gerald Herbert

Three people have been killed and roughly 3,500 homes have been evacuated as widespread floods bear down on parts of the South. Rivers quickly rose near record flood stages and homes were submerged in what the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, is calling a historic flash flooding event. The rainfall is expected to persist in many areas on Thursday; already, more than 16 inches of rain have fallen in the hardest-hit places