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Amid devastation, Louisiana residents share lighter moments from the flood

Heavy rains forced at least a thousand rescues and caused three demises across Louisiana over the weekend as the state experienced what Gov. John Bel Edwards called “historic” floods. SEE ALSO: Dramatic video proves woman and her dog being rescued from sinking auto Beginning Friday, 6 to 10 inches of rainfall fell on parts of Louisiana and several more inches of rainfall fell on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service, with one area reporting as much as 17 inches of rain. Despite the dire circumstances, some Louisiana residents used…

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Why people stay in the path of a deadly hurricane

University of North Florida students pack in front of their dormitory as they evacuate because of of preparing for Hurricane Matthew, on Oct. 6. The warnings about Hurricane Matthew’s potential impact on Florida could hardly be more dire. The Category 4 storm has already smashed Haiti and the Bahamas, killing at least 264 people in Haiti, and its current trajectory jeopardizes millions of people living along the east coast of Florida and the coastline of Georgia and South Carolina. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Matthew could damage the U.S.’ newest weather satellite…

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