As Baton Rouge Cleans Up, Is It Time For A Flood Scale?

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Evacuees take advantage of the shelter setup in the The Baton Rouge River Center arena on Aug. 19, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama heads to Louisiana tomorrow to view damage caused by massive flooding last week in Baton Rouge.

Many didn’t realize how severe the flooding would be, because it didn’t result from a named storm. Some are saying it’s time for a flood scale that will warn residents what to expect.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson finds out more from WWNO’s Ryan Kailath, who has been covering the floods.


Ryan Kailath, coastal reporter for WWNO in New Orleans. He tweets @ryankailath.

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