Louisiana: Death Toll Rises to 7 Amid Historic Flooding
In today's headlines, the death toll is rising from the unprecedented flooding in southern Louisiana. At least seven people have died, and more than 10,000 people have been forced to relocate to shelters, as evacuations and emergency rescues continue. President Obama has declared Louisiana a federal disaster zone. The historic flooding has also caused chaos, especially in the hard-hit areas in and around Baton Rouge. On Monday, one firefighter mistakenly shot another firefighter during a rescue mission near Baton Rouge. The man survived the shooting. The National Weather Service says flooding is expected to continue. More rain is in the forecast for the region this week.