Historic Flooding: Texas Declares State of Disaster
Posted by feww on March 15, 2016
Thousands of Homes Damaged or Destroyed in Historic Southern US Flooding
Flooding along the Sabine River, the natural border between Texas and Louisiana, has forced hundreds of people to abandon their homes, prompting Texas Gov. Abbott to declare state of disaster for 17 eastern and southeastern counties.
In Louisiana, more than 6,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed by flooding across the state, forcing about 5,000 people to evacuate.
Flooding has also severely affected Mississippi and Arkansas over the past several days.
- About 1,000 homes in Mississippi have been damaged or destroyed.
Rising floodwaters have also forced sections of interstates 10 and 59 to close, causing major disruptions throughout the region.