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Baton Rouge has gotten more rain in last week than Phoenix has gotten in years

Volunteers pull a boat with a woman and young child as they evacuate from their homes Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Baton Rouge. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says more than 1,000 people in south Louisiana have been rescued from homes, vehicles and even clinging to trees as a slow-moving storm hammers the state with flooding. (John Oubre/The Advocate via AP)

On Tuesday it was estimated that 40,000 homes had been damaged and 10 people were killed by the historic floods in Louisiana.

Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and his office said that more than 30,000 people had been rescued since the flooding began Friday.

To give people living in the Phoenix area some perspective of how much rain has been falling in Louisiana this week, the National Weather Service matched up rainfall totals between two cities.

The NWS found that Baton Rouge has seen more rainfall in just the last seven days than Phoenix has gotten in over the last two-and-a-half years.

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