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USA: Rescue efforts stepped up in Louisiana after four die from flooding

United States, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 15, 2016 at 16:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

The US Coast guard rescued more than 50 stranded people from the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana on Saturday, following floods which have killed at least four and caused thousands to leave their homes across the state.

More than 1,700 National Guard officers were deployed to help evacuate the locals. Three helicopters have also been used by the USCG in the rescue operation.

The water level has reportedly risen up to 160 cm (63 inches) since Friday, and around 200 roads in the region were closed due to the flooding.

Credit:U.S Coast Guard

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The US Coast guard rescued more than 50 stranded people from the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana on Saturday, following floods which have killed at least four and caused thousands to leave their homes across the state.

More than 1,700 National Guard officers were deployed to help evacuate the locals. Three helicopters have also been used by the USCG in the rescue operation.

The water level has reportedly risen up to 160 cm (63 inches) since Friday, and around 200 roads in the region were closed due to the flooding.

Credit:U.S Coast Guard

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