uShip Charitable Donation Drive and Delivery for Louisiana Flood Victims This August 14, 2016 US Coast Guard handout photo shows Coast Guard personel bringing in a boat to evacuate residents from floodwaters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
Emergency crews in flood-devastated Louisiana have rescued more than 20,000 people after catastrophic inundations that left at least five dead, news reports said August 15. As many as 10,000 people are living in shelters after a weekend of torrential rains that has prompted the federal government to declare a disaster, according to Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards.
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