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Search for living, dead: Louisiana fights back from flooding

6 years 7 months 4 days ago Saturday, August 20 2016 Aug 20, 2016 August 20, 2016 2:16 PM August 20, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

ST. AMANT - Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods.

Search parties are expected to go door to door Saturday looking for survivors or bodies trapped by the flooding.

Teams have come from around the state as well as other parts of the country to assist in the effort.

They've been going house to house, knocking on doors, looking for signs of life such as furniture or carpets piled out front indicating someone has been there cleaning up.

At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region.

In a uniquely Louisiana problem, some families are also trying to rebury family members whose caskets were unearthed by the floods.

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