Intense rainfall is causing widespread and disastrous flooding in parts of Louisiana, and new measurements from a NASA satellite illustrate just how much precipitation has accumulated in this region of the Southern United States.
The animation depicts rainfall totals every 3 hours over a 72-hour span, from Aug. 12 to 14. Some areas received more than 20 inches (50.8 centimeters) of rain over those three days.
Rain totals in southern Louisiana were at least 600 percent over normal levels over a seven-day period, according to the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center of the U.S National Weather Service. – READ MORE