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In this aerial photo over Amite, Louisiana, flooded streets are seen from heavy rains inundating the region, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (Max Becherer/AP)
In this aerial photo over Amite, Louisiana, flooded streets are seen from heavy rains inundating the region, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (Max Becherer/AP)
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Thousands of Louisianans remain in emergency shelters after devastating floods killed at least 13 people and damaged more than 40,000 homes this week.

Twenty Louisiana parishes have been declared federal disaster areas after what officials have called some of the worst flooding ever to hit the state. Tangipahoa Parish is one of those disaster areas, and it's no stranger to sever flooding. This is the second 500-year flood to hit the parish in less than six months.

Parish President Robby Miller joins Here & Now's Robin Young for an update on the recovery efforts.

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Robby Miller, Tangipahoa Parish president.

This segment aired on August 18, 2016.

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