The death toll continues to rise as Baton Rouge police say they have recovered the body of a woman from inside a flooded vehicle in Baton Rouge.
Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, says witnesses say the woman was seen last night attempting to turn around in high water when her vehicle was swept away.
The woman’s name will be released following family notification.
That would appear to raise the death toll from the widespread flooding to five people but officials could not be immediately reached to confirm the numbers.
Heavy rains have swollen rivers and caused widespread flooding across southern Louisiana. People are still seeking evacuation and in desperate need of assistance.