'Almost Completely Submerged': Cars Struggle in Baton Rouge Flood

Cars were stuck in high floodwater in Baton Rouge on May 17, as severe weather prompted Louisiana’s governor to declare a state of emergency.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Baton Rouge, estimating it could see up to six inches of rain overnight into May 18.

This footage by John Harper shows a parking lot of cars surrounded by floodwater.

Special marine warnings and flash flood warnings remained in place for several areas of Louisiana on May 18. Credit: John Harper via Storyful

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