At least seven dead in Louisiana flooding

NC_flooding160815_1500x845(NBC News) — Severe flooding in Louisiana has killed seven people and left thousands homeless since the downpours began Friday.

20,000 people have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard since Friday and while the rain has stopped, the threat for some residents isn’t over as the high waters remain.

Neighborhoods are left underwater and the damage is so severe, several parishes are now declared federal disaster areas.

From the air, homes look like islands.

“Until it happens to you, you just really don’t understand. Water is probably one of the worst mother nature beasts there is,” victim Mark McCulley says.

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