A state of emergency was declared in Louisiana due to heavy downpours


At least two persons were reported died. Heavy rain and street flooding prompted the rescue of residents from their homes in Tangipahoa Parish and the cancellation of classes in five school districts. Shelters have been opened. More rain Saturday was expected. The Comite River near Baton Rouge and Amite River near Denham Springs, both in Louisiana, were predicted to set record crests over the weekend.
In a 24-hour period, Baton Rouge reported as much as 11.34 inches of rain.The weather service said in a statement that an additional 3 to 5 inches could fall over the area. Downpours and the threat for flooding are expected to continue across Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles, Louisiana, while expanding into Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Travelers should be extra cautious in the heavy downpours, which can drastically reduce visibility, heighten the risk for hydroplaning.


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