Devastating Flooding Turns Louisiana Roads Into Rivers

At least three people died in Louisiana from the severe weather.

ByEMILY SHAPIRO
March 11, 2016, 11:53 AM

— -- Devastating rain and flooding in the South has turned Louisiana roadways into rivers and forests into swamps.

One to two feet of rain fell in the South in just the last two days.

Six states are under flood watches and warnings, and the damage is especially devastating in Mississippi and Louisiana, where states of emergency have been declared. At least three people died in Louisiana from the severe weather, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

In Monroe, Louisiana, 20.9 inches of rain fell in the past 48 hours.

A University of Louisiana at Monroe college student shoot footage of fish swimming in the flooded streets.

And another Louisiana resident noted on social media that a forest in Leton had transformed into a swamp.

Golden Meadows resident Sabrina Langley canoes to the road to leave the flooded subdivision in Bossier Parish, La., March 10, 2016.
Golden Meadows resident Sabrina Langley canoes to the road to leave the flooded subdivision in Bossier Parish, La., March 10, 2016.
Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP
PHOTO: People sit in the back of a Louisiana National Guard truck as they are evacuated from rising floodwaters in Bossier Parish, La., March 10, 2016.
People sit in the back of a Louisiana National Guard truck as they are evacuated from rising floodwaters in Bossier Parish, La., March 10, 2016.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo

Louisiana is also facing power outages.

There are 27,000 Entergy customers without power statewide. Entergy serves customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

There are more than 15,000 power outages just in Jefferson Parish and 4,000 outages in New Orleans.

PHOTO: The lid of a car trunk and the top of a mailbox show how high flood waters have reached in the Tall Timbers subdivision of Haughton, La., March 9, 2016.
The lid of a car trunk and the top of a mailbox show how high flood waters have reached in the Tall Timbers subdivision of Haughton, La., March 9, 2016.
Mike Silva/AP Photo
PHOTO: Two men secure two horses in rising floodwaters in Bossier Parish, La., March 10, 2016.
Two men secure two horses in rising floodwaters in Bossier Parish, La., March 10, 2016.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo

The heaviest rain over the next few days is expected to fall from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi, where 6 inches of rain is possible.

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