Thousands evacuated: Floods in Louisiana, fires in California

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In the southern of the United States of America, the Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards said that there were terrible floods and successfully are evacuated more than 20 thousand people.

In the south of the United States of America, the Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards said that there was a terrible flood and successfully are evacuated more than 20 thousand people.

Because of the flood, six people lost their lives and at the same time, the US media are reported of the outbreak of major fires in California that caused great panic among the population and their “escape” to the south.

Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards said that it is “unprecedented floods” and has an only thankful word for the rescuers and commended from all the teams who have sought to be timely evacuated over 20 thousand inhabitants, where 10 thousand inhabitants the night from Sunday to Monday spent in shift shelters.

As reported by American “ABC”, the Governor of Louisiana confirmed that 40 thousand households were without electricity as a result of severe flooding.

According to the reports of the National Guard of Louisiana, about 1,700 troops were mobilized because of the storm which depleted the vicinity of the capital Baton Rouge.

While severe flooding in Louisiana reminds Americans of the disaster that has left behind the hurricane “Katrina” in 2005 that killed 1800 people, west of the United States, specifically in the state of California wield tremendous drought and a large fire was raging. At about 160 kilometers north of the city of San Francisco, a major fire again endangering residents.

Fire called “Clayton Fire” has been expanded by 1200 hectares and involved thousands of firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 5%, communicated by the organization “CalFire” which fight wildfires in California.

Hundreds of buildings and houses were destroyed and fire “aggressively” continued to spread towards the north, said by the “CalFire”. Because of the fires, 4,000 people had to leave their homes.