Mar 14, 2016

Record flooding swamps Texas, Louisiana, Miss.

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by
Doyle Rice
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USA TODAY
Photo: Hannah Baldwin/News-Star
Photo: Hannah Baldwin/News-Star

Rivers continued to rise to record levels in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday, flooding thousands of homes.

Flood warnings were in effect across the region as many rivers remained dangerously high. Emergency officials said more than 4,958 homes in Louisiana were damaged by flooding, according to the Associated Press.

The flooding is the result of a slow-moving storm that dumped up to two feet of rain on the region last week. Though the storm is gone, a massive amount of water is still moving through swollen streams and rivers on its way to the Gulf of Mexico.

At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana, the AP reported, and the National Guard has rescued nearly 3,300 people.