By the numbers: A look at flooding that ravaged Louisiana

By the numbers: A look at flooding that ravaged Louisiana


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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A look at the deadly flooding that has ravaged Louisiana:

— 7: The number of storm-related deaths since rain began falling Friday.

— More than 20,000: The number of people who have had to be rescued from their homes as floodwaters rose.

— More than 11,000: The number of people staying in shelters.

— More than 2,000: The number of evacuees staying at a large film studio complex that has been turned into a makeshift shelter.

— More than 500: The number of pets rescued.

— 48 hours: The amount of time a torrent of rain fell across parts of south Louisiana.

— More than 2 feet: The amount of rain that fell in two days in the town of Zachary, Louisiana.

— 8 inches: The amount of rain initially forecast on Thursday, with some higher totals possible in some areas.

— 12 percent: The portion of homes in hard-hit Baton Rouge covered by flood insurance; in Lafayette, which has also been hammered, the number is 14 percent.

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