The Advocate's first flood-related report came in a tweet at 6:47 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2016. It was a Thursday morning.
Flash flood watch in effect for southeast Louisiana through 7 a.m. Saturday. Latest details: https://t.co/l0BrB1U9br— The Advocate (@theadvocatebr) August 11, 2016
About 24 hours later, at 6:15 a.m. on Aug. 12, a flash flood warning was issued for some areas, and schools began to close.
By 9 a.m. that day, a disturbing photo of a school bus submerged in water appeared. No on was injured, but it was perhaps the first sign of the historic flood beginning.
Over the next several days, surreal footage of deadly and catastrophic flooding was seen locally and across the country.
Below is a video compiling some of WBRZ-TV's most chilling moments aired before, during and after the flood.
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