Details on 'Apocalyptic' Rainfall Flooding Louisiana With At Least Three Reported Dead

Details on 'Apocalyptic' Rainfall Flooding Louisiana With At Least Three Reported Dead

Around three months worth of rain fell in one night.

Published August 13th

The current situation in Louisiana is growing to be more severe as the state experiences the aftermath of what is being described as “apocalyptic” rain.

About three months’ worth of rain fell on parts of Louisiana overnight on Friday (August 12) and the situation is only getting worse, with three reported dead at this time.

As reported, a foot of rain fell in one night and according to the Pacific Standard, this kind of weather has a likelihood of occurring once every 500 years.

“This is an ongoing event, we're still in response mode,” governor John Edwards said, while also urging residents to evacuate. 

Observers are calling the record-breaking floods a “classic signal of climate change,” as reports predict that the rain the state experienced Friday isn’t the last of it.

The unprecedented weather has resulted in more than 1,000 people being rescued, with damage leaving some homes completely submerged underwater. Other damage includes caskets from beneath the ground being unearthed and rising to float on the water’s surface.

View more photos of this horrific, ongoing flooding here.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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