Baton Rouge Still Beset By Massive Flooding

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A member of the St. George Fire Department assists residents as they wade through floodwaters from heavy rains in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

More 20,000 people were rescued in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this weekend due to severe flooding. Some 10,000 people are in shelters.

The heavy rain began Friday, and while it has let up a bit, many in the city are still in danger. Dozens of cars remain stranded on Interstate 12 after their passengers were rescued.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Sue Lincoln, news director at WRKF in Baton Rouge, about the state of the city and the recovery efforts.


Sue Lincoln, news director at WRKF.

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