Death Toll Continues to Rise in Historic Louisiana Flooding

At least 13 people are dead as widespread flooding continues to plague southern Louisiana.

Officials say nearly 90% of homes in Denham Springs have suffered flood damage, and as the water continues to flow, towns like Sorrent are being submerged.

President Obama has directed FEMA to use all available resources to assist in response and recovery.

Right now, 6,000 people are in shelters and at least 30,000 had to be rescued.

The Louisiana National Guard is now going door-to-door by boat, helping as many people as they can.

Many people are calling this the largest U.S. disaster response since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we work to keep you updated on this situation.