Thursday/ flooding in Louisiana

The New York Times has published amazing – and shocking pictures in an article about the historic levels of flooding in Louisiana around the city of Baton Rouge.  These floods were produced by a rainstorm with no name, that brought 20 inches and more some areas, in a few days, since last Friday.  It’s the biggest natural disaster in the USA since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  The flooding would have been a big national story, were it not for the day and night coverage of the Rio Olympics and the unusually wild campaigns President in the November election.  (82 days to go).

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Photo by Patrick Dennis/The Advocate, via Associated Press, from the New York Times article. Flooded homes and businesses in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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