‘Unprecedented’ floods kill 3 in the US
Torrential rains have caused record flooding in parts of the southern United States, with US media reporting at least three deaths. Flooding in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi shut down roads, cutting off at least one town as an area of low pressure slowly moved west along the Gulf Coast. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency, calling the flooding “unprecedented”. The floods killed at least three people, media reported. Among them, a man in the Louisiana town of Zachary, near the capital Baton Rouge, drowned trying to escape flood waters.