Severely Flooded Streets Reported in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cars navigated flooded streets in Baton Rouge as severe weather prompted Louisiana’s governor to declare a state of emergency on Monday, May 17.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the city, estimating it could see up to six inches of rain overnight into Tuesday.

Baton Rouge firefighters responded to over 300 calls and brought over 250 people to higher ground, with a temporary refuge set up at the regional airport, The Advocate reported.

This footage was posted by Twitter user @candycoatedbre on Monday night.

Special marine warnings and flash flood warnings remained in place for several areas of Louisiana on Tuesday. Credit: @candycoatedbre via Storyful

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