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Part of Louisiana received eight days of rain from August 10-17. An unnamed storm dropped almost 30 inches (76 cm) in certain parts of the state. That is three times more rain than fell during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Rainfall of this nature is more surprising because it didn’t originate from a tropical storm. Parts of Louisiana have experienced more rain in this eight-day period than Los Angeles has seen in several years. This historic rainfall caused flooding that lead to billions of dollars of damage. About 40,000 homes were damaged and at least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding.

Read more about Louisiana’s rain storm and flooding.

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