Torrential rains bring historic floods to southern Louisiana. Credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images.

Torrential rains bring historic floods to southern Louisiana. Credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images.

With waters receding from the unprecedented flooding that hit Louisiana earlier this month, locals are facing a long road ahead for clean up and repairs. As much as 25 inches of rain fell in Southern Louisiana from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15, causing damage to at least 60,000 homes and taking the lives of 13 people. The Red Cross estimates that clean up and repairs will cost at least $30 million.

Even with so much destruction caused, locals teamed up to help their neighbors even as they feared for the safety of their own property. While police and first responders were overwhelmed with calls for help, a group of local volunteers known as the “Cajun Navy” took to their boats to rescue others.

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