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More than 1,000 rescued in 'historic' Louisiana flooding

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Flash flood warnings are still in effect for southeast Louisiana as more rain is in the forecast.

More than 1,000 people have had to be evacuated and at least two people have died after heavy rains inundated parts of the state.

The National Weather Service says the flash flood warnings are in effect for Livingston, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Iberville, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Ascension parishes until 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

In south Mississippi, more than a half-dozen counties are under a flood watch until Sunday.

Forecaster Tim Destri says additional rainfall accumulations through Sunday morning in Louisiana could range between 3 to 6 inches west of Interstate 55 with locally higher amounts. Somewhat lower rainfall totals east of I-55 are expected.

In Mississippi, Destri said an additional 2 inches could fall from McComb to the Mississippi River. Gloster, Mississippi, in Amite County, had a two-day rain total of 22.8 inches.

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