7000 res­cued from ‘his­toric’ floods

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Emer­gency work­ers in Louisiana have res­cued more than 7000 res­i­dents stranded in homes and cars dur­ing a his­toric flood, Gov­er­nor John Bel Ed­wards said. Res­cue crews worked through the night and into the day as deadly flood­ing that of­fi­cials say has left at least three peo­ple dead and one miss­ing con­tin­ued to sub­merge large parts of the re­gion on Au­gust 14, three days after wa­ter-swelled streams and rivers be­gan rising. “This is a se­ri­ous event,” Mr Ed­wards said of the record floods he called “his­toric”. The Louisiana Na­tional Guard said in a state­ment that it had res­cued nearly 500 peo­ple and 61 pets, in­clud­ing 15 res­cues by air.

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