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Cars were submerged in floodwater past their tires after heavy rains drenched Lake Charles, Louisiana, on May 17, video shows.
Louisiana resident Justin Roberts captured footage of an inundated church and cars as he drove through the flooded streets of the city.
The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell on Lake Charles in the space of 12 hours.
Louisiana Gov John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on May 17, as flash flooding and severe weather hit the state’s southwest. Credit: Justin Roberts via Storyful