This August 14, 2016 image from video provided by the Louisiana Army and Air National Guard shows floodwaters surrounding a road sign in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. / AFP / Louisiana Army and Air National Guard / Handout /
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Overwhelmed rivers in much of southern Louisiana receded slowly from record levels on Monday while crews in boats searched for more people stranded in inundated homes after three days of torrential rains that killed seven people.Emergency crews already have rescued more than 20,000 people and continued to search for more after a storm dumped more than 2 feet (61 cm) of rain in three days.While some rivers were receding on Monday, others downstream were still cresting.Rivers in Louisiana crested at record levels in multiple places, with the Amite River reaching 46.2 feet (14 meters) in Denham Springs, 5 feet (1.5 meters) higher than a 1983 record, McNatt said.Emergency rescuers worked through the night to bring to safety people who were still stranded in roads in the middle of subdivisions, surrounded by flood water.
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