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Louisiana Flood Victims Pull Together

Some Louisiana flood victims are referring to their helpers as angels: people ready and willing to pitch in on the sudden emergencies that arise during the uneasy days and nights while the floodwaters still threaten.
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Residents of St. Amant, La., clear flood-damaged household goods out of their homes, Aug. 22, 2016.
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Residents of St. Amant, La., clear flood-damaged household goods out of their homes, Aug. 22, 2016.

Sandbags are used to keep floodwaters away from the Kinchen family's home, in of St. Amant, La., Aug. 18, 2016.
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Sandbags are used to keep floodwaters away from the Kinchen family's home, in of St. Amant, La., Aug. 18, 2016.

Sandbags are used to keep floodwaters away from the Kinchen family's home, in of St. Amant, La., Aug. 18, 2016.
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Sandbags are used to keep floodwaters away from the Kinchen family's home, in of St. Amant, La., Aug. 18, 2016.

Graham Kinchen of St. Amant, Louisiana, takes time off to give his daughter a boat ride — in their front yard. (D. Kinchen /VOA)
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Graham Kinchen of St. Amant, Louisiana, takes time off to give his daughter a boat ride — in their front yard. (D. Kinchen /VOA)

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