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  1. More Parishes Declared Disaster Areas As Louisiana Floods Kill 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | News 88.9 KNPR

    Federal officials are expanding a disaster declaration in Louisiana after devastating floods killed at least 11 people and caused widespread property damage. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that 20 parishes are now under a disaster declaration with a "historic flood event" damaging some 40,000 homes and leading to the evacuation of 30,000 people from flood-soaked areas.