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Torrential rains and floods have killed 3 people and injured 2 more in Gulf states

At least three people were killed by heavy rain and subsequent flooding in Louisiana on Friday, and two more were injured in neighboring Mississippi. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as more rain is expected Saturday, adding to as much as 17 inches dropped in just 24 hours the day before.

About 1,000 people have been rescued from the rising waters, and those remaining in their homes in affected areas have been advised to boil tap water before use and abide by a curfew.