Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Deadly flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi force 1,000 evacuations

From the Guardian - at least two deaths reported as states brace for more heavy downpour - roads closed, officials impose a curfew and advise residents to boil water.

"National guard soldiers and rescue crews in boats and helicopters plucked more than 1,000 people from their homes and cars as “unprecedented, historic” flooding swamped Louisiana, the governor said Saturday, warning that the slow-moving storm would dump even more rain and cause further problems.

At least two people were killed when swift-moving water quickly inundated roads.

“This is an ongoing event. We’re still in response mode,” Governor John Bel Edwards said, urging residents to heed warnings to evacuate and not rely on their past experiences because the state has never seen flooding like this before."

The full article can be read here.

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