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Hundreds gather at studio to escape flooding

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Busloads of people who were rescued from floodwaters in Baton Rouge are arriving at a sprawling movie studio complex being transformed into a makeshift shelter.

Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night after noticing floodwaters creeping into their home in a neighborhood about two miles from the Amite River that had never seen water before.

They fled out the backdoor and eventually waded through waist deep water to get to a National Guard truck.

Their most pressing concern was the medication needed for Robert, who has stage 4 lung cancer.

Hundreds of people were gathered at Celtic Media Centre.

Some were seeking shelter, others looking for relatives and some were dropping off supplies. Bus after bus continued to drop off evacuees.

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