Storm-weary residents in Louisiana brace for more flooding from drenching rains that have already resulted in four deaths and damaged thousands of homes. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Raging flood waters are to blame for at least four deaths in Louisiana. Drenching rains have inundated homes, washed out roads and prompted thousands of rescues in the state. And residents are bracing for more flooding with the rain not letting up. Flood warnings were in effect as rivers, bayous and creeks stayed high after storms dumped more than 20 inches of rain in some places. Many rivers and lakes in northern Louisiana have risen to historic levels and homes there face the threat of yet more flooding, said Matt Hemingway, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Shreveport. Lake Bistineau was hit hard by flooding. People had to be evacuated as the water reached the roof line on some homes. Authorities and meteorologists described the flooding as some of the worst seen in the region apart from that spawned by hurricanes. President Barack Obama declared flooding in Louisiana a major disaster on Sunday, activating federal aid.