Heavy Rains In Texas, Louisiana Add To Misery In Flood Zones

Homeowner Stephen Punkay, right, dumps a cart-load of wet carpet to add to the debris pile, after the Baker Drive home that he and wife Amy share with their six children got at least six inches of water in Monday night's deluge of rain in the Westminster subdivision, as they clean up with the help of family, neighbors and "church family" from Community Bible Church, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. Heavy rains have swept across southern Louisiana, flooding homes, swamping cars and closing a major interstate. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)

(AP) — Heavy rain has been pounding parts of Texas and Arkansas before moving over Louisiana, adding to the misery of people whose homes and cars were flooded earlier this week.

The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed three deaths due to the weather, all people whose vehicles went into high water. One person remains missing after a car went into a canal.

Flood watches covered parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday. . Up to 4 inches of more rain is possible in the hard-hit area of Lake Charles, Louisiana.


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