15 Inches of Rain Floods Louisiana Homes

States of emergency were in force Tuesday in four Louisiana parishes after torrential rain left homes and roads under several feet of water. Hundreds fled their homes and dozens of motorists had to be rescued.

Flooding closed the major highway through St. Landry Parish, and many roads across the four parishes remained closed on Tuesday.

Parish, were evacuated on Monday when some 15 inches of rain fell within five hours.

Read the full story on MSNBC.com



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