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Deadly flood waters, federal aid and fear in Louisiana

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Deadly flood waters, federal aid and fear in Louisiana

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>> The death toll in Louisiana now reportedly at 13 due to historic flooding in the Baton Rouge area. The head of Homeland Security setting out to tour the southern part of the state Thursday to review the government's response. 70,000 people so far registering for federal aid, 40,000 homes damaged.
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>> The federal government is here. We have been here. We will be here, as long as it takes to help this community recover.>> National Guard helicopters dropping massive sandbags to control the flow to downstream communities. Crews going door to door in boats to check on residents. In Sorrento, the mayor estimating at least 75% of the town is under water.
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>> Some have inches, some have feet. My house has probably five feet.>> Baton Rouge homeowners beginning the cleanup process. Curfews still in place in the hardest hit areas of the state.