A vehicle is submerged in floodwaters in Youngsville, La., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (Scott Clause/The Layfayette Advertiser via AP)
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The death toll from historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana went up to eight on Tuesday, as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in a dozen parishes.While waters were receding in parts of southern Louisiana, other areas were seeing rising waters. Officials said 40,000 homes have been impacted by the floods, and more than 8,000 people were in shelters.The National Weather Service issued 29 new flood warnings Tuesday for parts of southern Louisiana, as the levels of certain waterways continued to climb.
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