FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) —At least four people have died since torrential rains have started in southern Louisiana.
This will bring the number of confirmed storm-related deaths due to this event to 4 at this time.
— Louisiana Department of Health (@LADeptHealth) May 19, 2021
Over a foot of rain has fallen in Lake Charles, LA since the rain began Monday.
3.4" in just the past hour and 12.01" since midnight. It is currently their 3rd wettest day all-time.
From Hurricane Laura and Delta to February's deep freeze and now this, the city has experienced a terrible 9 months https://t.co/HPLUipyW3W
— Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) May 17, 2021
The National Weather Service Lake Charles office reported 12.49 inches of rain on Monday.
That shattered the previous record of 3 inches, set in 1914.
Another 0.67 inches of rain fell on Tuesday.
Lake Charles, LA, took a direct hit from Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta in 2020.
Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27.
Hurricane Delta hit the same area on October 9, which was about 6 weeks after Hurricane Laura.
Officials there have deployed high water vehicles and boats to rescue residents in the parish.
In Baton Rouge, first responders made more than 250 water rescues according to WBRZ.
Flooding in Lafayette, LA, submerged cars.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 18, 2021
Another 2 to 4 inches of rain may fall in southwestern Louisiana through Thursday.
— NWS Lake Charles (@NWSLakeCharles) May 19, 2021
Flooding is also occurring in east Texas.
Wednesday morning river levels. Take a look and take the necessary precautions if you are near one of these rivers! pic.twitter.com/9EowgU0bnK
— Fox 4 (@fox4beaumont) May 19, 2021