AMITE, La. (AP) — A state police spokesman says authorities are going car to car to rescue people stranded on the Interstate from the horrific Louisiana flooding.

Maj. Doug Cain from the Louisiana State Police said about 125 vehicles are stranded on Interstate 12 between Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge.

He says most of the vehicles are on a seven-mile stretch of the freeway.

Authorities are going in high water vehicles to each car to rescue people and carry them to safety.

The people are being taken to a Target store in Baton Rouge where they can either be picked up by family or friends or will be taken to a shelter.

Torrential rain has swamped large portions of southeast Louisiana, cutting off roads and highways.

 

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