A massive storm that dumped as much as 15 feet of rain and mud in some parts of Louisiana on Sunday night and into Monday morning was the biggest since January, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm dumped up to 12.8 inches of rain on parts of the state.
At one point, the storm dumped over 10 feet of water in some areas, and flooding was reported in other areas, including some communities near New Orleans.
Flooding has also been reported in the Baton Rouge area and in the St. Charles Parish, which includes New Orleans, according a National Weather Report.
The rain also caused extensive flooding on several roadways and led to the evacuation of residents from areas such as St. Louis and New Orleans as of Monday morning.
In New Orleans alone, more than 300 people were evacuated.
“There’s a lot of people who have been forced out, a lot people who’ve lost everything, but also a lot who’ve been living in shelters,” said Dora Brown, an organizer with the National Association of Realtors.
Brown said some of the residents she spoke to were staying in hotels, which she said had “been full for a week.”
Brown said there is a lot to be concerned about.
“We don’t have the resources, we don’t know how to manage these situations, and we have no idea how to get back to normal,” she said.
Brown told ABC News that she hopes the storm will “do what we need it to do,” adding that she is “not sure if this is the beginning of another storm surge that we’re going to have to deal with.”
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards also tweeted that he was monitoring the storm and urging residents to stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities.
Stay safe,” Edwards said.
“It’s going to be a busy day.”