• President Barack Obama is greeted as he tours Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes.

  • President Barack Obama is greeted by, from left, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La. after arriving on Air Force One at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Obama is traveling to the area to survey the flood damage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster.

  • President Barack Obama is greeted as he tours Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    The Latest: Obama _ nation ‘heartbroken’ by Louisiana flood

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  • Standing water closes roads in Sorrento, La., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.  Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods, with search parties going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding.  (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Search for living, dead: Louisiana fights back from flooding

    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) — Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so powerful in some cases it disturbed the dead and sent caskets floating from cemeteries.

  • A growing pile of debris sits outside the flood-ravaged home of Carolyn and James Smith in Denham Springs, La. on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016. Smith says she and four other adults will live for the time being in the travel trailer that one of her sons towed to the driveway after weekend flooding inundated the area. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

    Amid Louisiana flood disaster, youngest bear mental scars

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — After floods devastated pockets of south Louisiana, mental scars are already showing on the youngest victims of a disaster that prompted more than 30,000 rescues and left an estimated 40,000 homes damaged.

  • Brandon Scott, left, helps Dexter Smith move furniture out of his home after flooding Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Crosby, Miss. Mississippi officials say heavy rains last week and through the weekend damaged roads in six counties in the southern part of the state. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

    The Latest: Power being restored throughout south Louisiana

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  • Amanda Burge looks at flood damage with two of her three children Aiden, right, and Hudson, left, at her home in Denham Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. "Everything is gone. School is gone. Home is gone. Church is gone," said Burge, president of the Parent Teacher Organization at Denham Springs Elementary School. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)

    Baton Rouge’s summer of grief: Shootings, unrest, now floods

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Michelle Parrott’s children hear thunder when there is no storm. When rain does fall, they ask their mother if the floodwaters are rising again.

  • Rosalyn Scott hugs a community member as people aid in cleaning after flooding Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Crosby, Miss. Mississippi officials say heavy rains last week and through the weekend damaged roads in six counties in the southern part of the state. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

    Baton Rouge’s summer of pain: Shootings, unrest, now floods

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Anger. Sorrow. Vengeful glee. Guilt. Terrence Carter has experienced it all during Baton Rouge’s summer of pain. And on Thursday, as he walked through the dirty water on the floor of his home, Carter said he was experiencing, of all things, hope.

  • Crosby, Miss., Mayor William Hall sits on the steps of his flooded house on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (Ernest Herndon/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

    Housing questions come in wake of Louisiana flooding

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Keisha Taylor, a 37-year-old mother of four, has spent three nights in two different shelters since her family fled the flooding at their Baton Rouge apartment complex. She doesn’t know how much longer they will be sleeping on cots inside the downtown arena where hundreds sought shelter.

  • Terry Brewer, left, and Timothy Harris pile up debris outside a flooded auto parts store in Albany, La. on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016. The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to open several south Louisiana locations to help businesses damaged by record flooding. Louisiana's economic development office is encouraging business owners to register for federal disaster aid and to look at other available support services at www.OpportunityLouisiana.com. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

    The Latest: Red Cross: Relief operation cost, at least $30M

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