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The level of destruction from California wildfires is so bad that officials don't yet have a total count of destroyed homes.
In the small community of Colyell in Livingston Parish, one large family is recovering from a staggering loss.
More than 86,000 people have registered with FEMA for assistance and more than 30,000 people have been rescued during the floods, authorities said.
President Barack Obama is facing harsh backlash for continuing his vacation in Martha's Vineyard while Louisiana is reeling from a major flood.
Heavy downpours, lightning and strong winds caused power outages and damage to homes and buildings throughout the D.C. area Wednesday night.
The fire is being driven by winds and dry conditions, and more than 34,000 homes and 82,000 people are affected by evacuation orders.
'It's going to take one to three weeks to get all this water out into the Gulf of Mexico.'
Katelyn Hansen says it looked like she was driving into the ocean as flood waters quickly overtook her car. She and her boyfriend were trying to drive back home to Michigan on the same day severe flooding hit Louisiana. NBC affiliate WOOD reports.
Four trillion gallons of rain fell on southern Louisiana over three days — contributing to the nation's worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.
The American Red Cross has called the flooding in Louisiana the worst natural disaster in the nation's history since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
A fast-growing, uncontained 18,000-acre wildfire burned in California overnight, triggering a state of emergency and the evacuation of 82,000 people.
The confirmed death toll rose to 11, a levee was overtopped in one parish, and more than three-quarters of the homes were lost in another parish.
'Treme' actor Wendell Pierce's home was destroyed by flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 11 years after his home was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Floodwater has submerged parts of Baton Rouge, La. in what's the nation's worst flooding crisis since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
John and Lynda Kasberg quit their jobs, traded their home for a recreational vehicle and headed west to live in the national parks.
Louisiana has been hit by a deluge of rainfall since last week, with at least four people dead and thousands of homes damaged by historic floods.
The Clayton Fire ignited Saturday evening off Highway 29 near Clayton Creek and south of Lower Lake in California's Lake County, officials said.
A disaster was unfolding in Louisiana as thousands more were rescued from deadly floods.
The rains deluged a 911 call center in one parish and prompted Gov. John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency.
Heavy rains caused flooding in Louisiana, which Jo Guidry used as a chance to practice his freestyle stroke.