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Louisiana floods kill at least 5; thousands flee

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>> Louisiana still on storm alert Monday as devastating floods have claimed at least five lives and forced thousands to evacuate. The Baton Rouge area battered by five days of rain, with swollen rivers expected to rise even further. President Obama on Sunday granting Federal aid for several Parishes. 20,000 people rescued so far, many in dramatic fashion, like this Coast Guard airlift of a young boy.
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Businesses converting into shelters. The Celtic Studios, home to the Twilight films, opening its sound stages to displaced residents. Nearly 2,000 members of the National Guard deployed. Major highways closed, with some drivers left stranded for more than 24 hours. The threat of thunderstorms remaining for the rest of the week.