Thousands Displaced in Storm-Drenched Louisiana - The New York Times: "More than 20,000 people have had to be rescued from the flooding this weekend, Louisiana officials said, in a waterlogged stretch from the parishes to the north and east of Baton Rouge west past the city of Lafayette. Thousands of homes have been flooded, forcing more than 10,000 people into shelters. Those stranded by the waters found themselves further marooned by a massive cellular network failure.
Parts of major roadways became islands, including a stretch of interstate where hundreds of drivers had been stranded for over 24 hours, officials said. The governor’s office said that all the motorists had been rescued by Sunday evening."
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