The governor toured flood-ravaged areas by helicopter later on Saturday after rivers and creeks burst their banks and warned Louisiana residents it would be too risky to venture out even after the rains start to subside.
A look of panic remains on the woman's face as she cries out to her rescuer that her dog is still trapped. In a 24-hour period, Baton Rouge had as much as 11 inches while one weather observer reported more than 17 inches in Livingston.
Wilkinson County Chancery Clerk Thomas Tolliver said an apartment complex and surrounding houses in the town were flooded after 10 inches of rain fell. Some areas got even more rain. "I would saw for a while". And the body of 54-year-old Samuel Muse was found in St. Helena Parish, where crews pulled him from a submerged pickup on Louisiana 10, authorities said.
Numerous rivers in southeast Louisiana and southern MS overflowed with officials still uncertain just how widespread the damage would be.
He described the floods as more severe than those that struck the state in March, when at least four were killed and thousands of homes were damaged in Louisiana and Mississippi.
In this aerial photo a boat motors between flooded homes after heavy rains inundating the region Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Hammond, La.