Days of intense rainfall in August 2016 led to widespread flooding in southern Louisiana, as rivers swelled high above their banks and many crested at record-high levels. According to news reports, the floods prompted the rescue of at least 20,000 people and caused at least nine deaths. Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency on August 12 and a “major disaster” on August 14....
NOAA - acquired August 14, 2016
...image shows some of the historic flooding. The photograph was acquired on August 14, 2016, with the Trimble Digital Sensor System (DSS), which was flown on an aerial photography mission conducted by the NOAA Remote Sensing Division. It shows flooded areas in Port Vincent, along a segment of the Amite River southeast of Baton Rouge. The photo was captured from an altitude of 1,500 meters (5,000 feet)—high enough to broadly survey the damage, but not so high that clouds block the view.
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