Since last Friday, The Advocate has been working as hard as possible to report on the peril that the Baton Rouge area is under. Here is what our reporters have done so far:

Complete coverage of history Baton Rouge area flooding in 2016

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Twenty parishes are now covered under a federal disaster declaration in response to severe flooding that has struck Louisiana.

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The water was gone, but the streets smelled like a rotten beach.

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While rescue efforts continued Tuesday amid rising waters in southern parts of Livingston Parish, many Denham Springs residents returned home …

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State education officials Tuesday were scrambling to take stock of public school damages in up to 29 parishes after floodwater derailed the 20…

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Get live updates and information from Advocate reporters and photographers, government officials and others in the field:

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St. James Parish is bracing for the possibility of backwater flooding that could infiltrate homes and force more evacuations amid historic flo…

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Donny Rouse Jr. (with backpack) and Barton Howard, director of security, shot the video below while inspecting the Rouses on Juban Road at Int…

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Eight deaths are now attributed to the storms and flooding in south Louisiana.

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At least 14 people have been arrested in looting incidents parishwide amid widespread flooding leaving many homes and businesses uninhabited. 

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The phrase "everyone's an expert" usually means pretty much the opposite.

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Only one feature in Chloe Olden’s Baker Don Avenue home survived the flood waters that rushed in over the weekend: a decoration showing a pict…

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Freshman tight end Caleb Roddy and receiver Russell Gage were directly impacted by the historic flooding in Baton Rouge, coach Les Miles said …

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The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is gathering information about work spaces that are available for short- and long-term lease in order to help bus…

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The body of former Amedisys CEO Bill Borne was found in a wooded area off Hoo Shoo Too Road Tuesday, bringing to at least 11 the death toll be…

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LSU is partially closed today, because of flood conditions in the region. But the university will still proceed with Move-In day on Wednesday …

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State Police early Tuesday opened up sections of Interstate 10 in south-central Louisiana to local traffic, but continued to detour other traf…

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State Rep. J. Rogers Pope, like thousands of south Louisiana residents, suffered major damages in the flood of 2016, including three feet of w…

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Denham Springs cannot be accessed from any direction until the state Department of Transportation gives approval, city officials said shortly …

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CROWLEY — Parts of Acadia Parish, known for its flooded fields of rice and crawfish, braced for more days of rising waters after heavy downpou…

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Only one relic in Chloe Olden’s home survived the flood waters that rushed over large swaths of Baton Rouge the past few days: a decoration sh…

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The state is accepting pre-applications for disaster food stamps that will be made available to many flood victims who otherwise wouldn’t be e…

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Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge has taken in more than 90 animals due to the flooding.

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The Louisiana Public Service Commission reported 29,554 storm-related power outages in 13 parishes as of mid-afternoon Tuesday.

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Aerial photos taken over the past few day have shown devastating flooding across areas of south Louisiana. Photographer Bill Feig returned to …

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Area organizations are accepting donations to help those affected by flooding in the Baton Rouge area.

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Moved by memories of rising floodwaters that ravaged their homes more than a decade ago, New Orleans-area officials and residents rushed Monda…

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The following is a list of closings, openings, cancellations and other information from the flooding in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes:

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Here is a list of Baton Rouge restaurants and grocery stores open Monday after historic flooding over the weekend. This list will continue to …

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If your home flooded and you can safely return, quick work is needed to avoid long-lasting damage and health hazards, according to experts at …

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State government offices in almost half of Louisiana’s 64 parishes will be closed a second day because of the flood emergency.

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Lafayette Parish students will not return to school until Monday, Aug. 22, as thousands of students and staff recover from historic floods tha…

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Louisiana's very special first responders, military personnel and brave neighbors all worked so hard to help out during the flooding. Outstand…

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The Amite River at Bayou Manchac and Port Vincent crested at record-breaking levels Monday morning, but it will take time for the massive amou…

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People in Louisiana are renowned for their food, from top restaurants to the tailgate cooking pot. But no culinary magic is required for the m…

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Louisiana native and well-known actor Wendell Pierce has lost his house in the historic floods that ravaged Baton Rouge area, TMZ is reporting.

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Police are controlling roads in and out of French Settlement as water started pouring across La. 16. A handful of Cleco employees were evaluat…

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LSU tight ends coach Steve Ensminger and his family evacuated their home over the weekend as it experienced flooding, and at least two LSU foo…

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Update 7 a.m.: In a nighttime message, Ascension Parish officials underscored the need for residents to evacuate from the flooding threat in S…

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East Baton Rouge Parish remained a patchwork of dark water and dry spots across its 472 square miles on Monday, days after the capital city wa…

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Amid the cots, canines and cats that cluttered a sound stage Monday at Celtic Media Centre, Sondra Honore's family stood out.

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Massive floods moved downriver in south Louisiana Monday, leaving some residents to begin the cleanup process while inundating new areas and f…

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David Doiron surveyed the inside of the sanctuary at Savannah Branch Church of God on Monday afternoon. Fans had been set up to dry out the in…

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Only about one in eight businesses and residences in East Baton Rouge Parish is covered by flood insurance, a reality that is sure to take a f…

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Officials are expecting to find that up to 70 percent of the more than 50,000 homes in Livingston Parish will have been damaged by floodwaters…

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Schools, both public and private, throughout the Baton Rouge area have either taken on water or have come very close to it during the floods t…

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Andrew Seal and Clay Arroyace were among the lucky ones. 

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A lot of homes and businesses that lost power during the storm will have their electricity restored by Tuesday morning, say officials with the…

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Michael Dunlap, a photo editor at The Advocate, was among a thousand motorists stranded on I-12 Saturdayand Sunday.

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Drone video taken Monday shows flooded homes and streets near Tiger Bend Road.

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Advocate reporter Maya Lau captured video Monday afternoon from the Sherwood Forest area of Baton Rouge:

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The sun shone through the occasional rain shower and the Amite River crested Monday, but water continued to rise in many areas along the river…

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The Riles family home in Baton Rouge's White Oak Landing subdivision took on 3 feet of water during area flooding. Here's a drone video of the…

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Day 4 flooding Rescue Shelter and begging to clean-up

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Aerial photographs of flooding taken over Lafayette Parish Sunday, August 14. 

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Verizon will allow residents in flooded areas to use certain stores to charge their phones, access the internet and make calls, regardless of …

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A view from the air of flood waters East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards walked across the Celtic Studios lot on Monday, shaking hands with flood evacuees now living at a flood shelte…

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About 20,000 people have been rescued, along with hundreds of pets, and at least three, maybe five, people have died as a result of flooding c…

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Aerials from Ascension parish flooding

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Aerials from Livingston parish flooding

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Aerial photographs of the flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish...

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Acadianas flooding continues and some clean-up begins.

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Images from the Town of Livingston featuring the Bethel Baptist Church shelter

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Some rivers are cresting and areas are flooding that have never flooded.

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Drone footage taken Sunday along along Airline Highway near Pecue Lane and O'Neal Lane near Jones Creek Road shows flooded businesses and homes.

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When more than 20 inches fell in parts of East Baton Rouge and nearby parishes Thursday to Saturday, all that water tried to start its journey…

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About 1,000 stranded motorists were evacuated from Interstate 12 by late Sunday night, many having spent more than 24 hours without food and w…

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Jim Hawthorne stood on his front porch in flood waters nearly up to his hips.

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Crouching down on a cement floor, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards aimed to offer a comforting word Sunday to 5-year-old Jessica, one of the th…

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Rescue efforts continued throughout Livingston Parish on Sunday, as the devastation poured southeast from Denham Springs to Walker and Port Vi…

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President Barack Obama has been staying up-to-date on the flooding situation in Louisiana, White House Deputy Press Secretary Jen Friedman tol…

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When she went to bed Saturday night, water was pooling in the street in front of Leigh Beoubay’s home off O’Neal Lane.

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More than 2,000 evacuees arrived by Sunday afternoon at Baton Rouge's Celtic Media Centre, transforming it from a movie and production studio …

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A widespread AT&T cell outage, which is the result of historic flooding in southeast Louisiana, has been deeply worrying to officials conc…

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Entergy is warning that another 3,000 customers in East Baton Rouge are at risk of losing power as floodwaters approach a Baton Rouge substation.

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The Southern football program and its coach, Dawson Odums would’ve liked to have practiced Saturday morning, but that wasn’t in their control.

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Photos captured by Advocate staff photographers on Day 2 of historic flooding in the Baton Rouge area.

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Two civilians came to the aid of a woman and her dog on Tiger Bend Road on Saturday in a gripping rescue caught on video by WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge.

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More than 100 people were removed  from their homes by boat Saturday after the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office ordered a mandatory evacuatio…

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Update, 10:17 a.m.; Aug. 14

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Moving away to start college in a new city is already an intimidating part of life.

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Day 2 flooding in Acadiana with more rain expected

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The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office took helicopter footage of the flooding throughout the Zachary area Saturday. The video comes courtesy o…

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Flash flooding devastated the Baton Rouge area over the weekend.

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A severe storm system hit Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes on Friday, August 12, 2016. 

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St. George firefighters help evacuate a woman Friday night from the flooded apartment complex on Siegen Lane just south of Interstate 10. Some…

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Ronnie Jacobs waited Friday evening with the dogs in the driving rain alongside Siegen Lane.

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A school bus ferrying children home Friday morning veered off a road into a ditch in Zachary, said that city's police chief, David McDavid.

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This hits close to home for Louisiana's Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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The Livingston Parish 9-1-1 center has been forced to relocate to the parish's emergency operations center as flood water overtook the call ce…

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The covers used to stop hydrocarbons from leaking into the parish drainage system near the fire-damaged part of Motiva's Convent refinery are …

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