Louisiana had been inundated with historic rain that has led to massive flooding on the LSU campus, the rest of Baton Rouge and much of Southern Louisiana.
The flooding forced LSU to cancel its Fan Day and Media Day, which were scheduled for Sunday, but those events seem trivial now compared with the turmoil residents of the area are experiencing.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called the pounding rains a ‘truly historic event’ and declared a major disaster on Saturday. It’s easy to see why in pictures and videos shared on social media.
— Jennifer Brown (@brownjen) August 13, 2016
Flooding at LSU… Baton Rouge, LA 10-25 inch rain amounts in the area. pic.twitter.com/AORdwLsJwU
— JohnBelski (@JohnBelskiWLKY) August 13, 2016
— Johnny Lombardi (@jlombardiTV) August 13, 2016
More photos of the flooding near LSU and McKinley High. pic.twitter.com/mfqQYwl1VO
— Brianna Paciorka (@bpaciorka) August 13, 2016
theadvocatebr: RT bpaciorka: This flooding in the North Gate area of LSU is unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/3SLrwJME5R
— Edmon Collins (@CustomerSalesEx) August 13, 2016
There are flash flood warnings in effect over much of Louisiana with rain in the forecast every day for the next week.
— Quinn Welsch (@QuinnWelsch) August 13, 2016
— Jon Seal (@jonlseal) August 13, 2016