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The Latest on flooding in the Deep South

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A government official says that 5,050 people are currently staying in shelters due to the widespread flooding that has struck the state.

The Department of Children & Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters said Sunday that the people have been staying at government and Red Cross shelters.

Gov. John Bel Edwards also said that more people are staying in private shelters like churches.

Walters said the Red Cross is also looking for volunteers.

Wide swathes of the state have been hit by historic levels of flooding

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