Severe weather outbreak brings flash floods, tornadoes in South

A flash flooding emergency brought on by an outbreak of extreme weather in Louisiana has led to over 150 water rescues so far.
1:52 | 05/18/21

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First we begin with the severe weather outbreak, a flash flood emergency in the south, Louisiana, Lake Charles hit so hard by those hurricanes last year, now underwater again. Take a look at these images I got from a friend with this car almost completely submerged. Oh, my goodness. Lake Charles is hit again. Overnight more than 20 reported tornadoes from Texas to Wyoming. Let's go to Marcus Moore there in Dallas, Texas, with the latest for us. Good morning, Marcus. Reporter: Robin, good morning. It was an intense night of tornado and severe weather warnings here across parts of the region and this morning, high water has left some roads and neighborhoods cut off. Overnight a flood emergency in Louisiana. After an outbreak of severe weather. Oh, my gosh. We're definitely not going nowhere. Reporter: More than 150 water rescues so far. Firefighters rescuing 20 people in Baton Rouge, more waiting this morning to be pulled from their homes. On Monday, parents were going to extremes to pick up their kids from school, wading through waist high water. Obviously I'll do anything to get to her, make sure I can get her home. I have two other kids stuck in queen of heaven. Reporter: This dad kayaking to get his children. Some diners stuck in this restaurant as water rises. It ain't stopped raining. Reporter: The deluge submerging whole neighborhoods like this one in Lake Charles where more than a foot of rain fell Monday. I got y'all. Reporter: Rescuers and volunteers from the cajun Navy pulling people from nearly 80 homes there. And in nearby Texas, nearly 10 inches of rain leaving residents on edge after two tornadoes and severe storms wreaked havoc this weekend. And back here in Texas we're still not done with the weather as more storms are expected throughout the day today, robin.

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