Louisiana floods damage 40,000 homes

This home in St Amant, Louisiana, in the United States, is one of 40,000 houses damaged by a week of catastrophic floods in the south of the state. So far, 13 people have died and around 30,000 had to be rescued. More than 86,000 have registered for
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This home in St Amant, Louisiana, in the United States, is one of 40,000 houses damaged by a week of catastrophic floods in the south of the state. So far, 13 people have died and around 30,000 had to be rescued. More than 86,000 have registered for federal aid - with that number expected to grow.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2016, with the headline 'Louisiana floods damage 40,000 homes'. Print Edition | Subscribe