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Baton Rouge: much debris removal starts Monday

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In south Louisiana, homeowner Sheila Siener says flood damage to her home was worse than she'd imagined.

She says she had known that her house got four to five feet of water, but hadn't realized how filthy and foul-smelling it would leave everything.

All up and down her street in the Ascension Parish community of Saint Amant, people were gutting their houses, hauling out just about everything to be carted away.

Siener says about 20 relatives and co-workers helped haul out all of her furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets, and even the toilets.

Seiner says they included co-workers from Optimal Field Services who had driven three hours from their homes in the central Louisiana town of Pollack.

Throughout the flooded areas, search parties are going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding.

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