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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Flooding Prompts State of Emergency in Louisiana

A state-wide state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Flooding is rampant in portions of Louisiana and Mississippi.

The flooding has caused a train to derail Saturday near Hillsdale, Mississippi.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carré spillway on Friday to alleviate the stress on the New Orleans levees.

Water levels in the Mississippi River continue to rise, combined with a torrent of storms bringing heavy rain.


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