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Heartbreaking scenes from the Louisiana floods

Richard Rossi and his 4 year old great grandson Justice wade through water in search of higher ground after their home took in water in St. Amant, Louisiana.
Jonathan Bachman | Reuters

Five days after the storm began, Louisiana is suffering through its worst floods since Hurricane Katrina, which struck 11 years ago this month. With water still rising in some areas, at least 11 people have died, thousands have been displaced and rescuers are searching for more victims. Click ahead to see more images from the disaster.

— By CNBC's Adam Jeffrey and Marty Steinberg
Posted 17 Aug. 2016

Surrounded

In this aerial photo over Hammond, La., flooded homes are seen off of LA-1064 after heavy rains inundated the region, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.
Max Becherer | AP

Homes in Hammond, 60 miles north of New Orleans, are surrounded by water on Saturday, two days after the deluge began.

Rescued

Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard rescue people from rising floodwater near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundated the region, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.
Max Becherer | AP

Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard on Sunday rescue people from rising floodwaters near Walker, 80 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Stranded

A person is seen on the front porch of a home as it is surrounded by flood waters on August 16, 2016 in Port Vincent, Louisiana.
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A resident stands in water on the front porch of a home in Port Vincent, 65 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Swamped cemetery

A casket is seen floating in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
Jonathan Bachman | Reuters

A casket floats in floodwaters in Ascension Parish, 60 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Rescued dogs

Dogs are taken by boat through a flooded street to dry land on August 16, 2016 in Sorrento, Louisiana.
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Dogs are taken by boat through a flooded street to dry land in Sorrento, 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Flood-damaged houses

2016Clay Tassin and Pete Hildebrand remove a flood damaged dining table out of their coworker, Vanessa Bailey's (not pictured) house in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
Jonathan Bachman | Reuters

Clay Tassin and Pete Hildebrand remove a flood-damaged dining table out of a co-worker's house in Denham Springs, 80 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Reunited

Sandra Montanaro holds her dog Dixy during one of two 20-minute daily visits at a temporary animal shelter the Lamar Dixon Expo Center near a flood victims shelter after flooding August 16, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana.
Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images

Sandra Montanaro holds her dog, Dixy, during one of two 20-minute daily visits at a temporary animal shelter the Lamar Dixon Expo Center near a flood-victims shelter in Gonzales, 60 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Flood damage

People sort through water damaged products outside Jasmine's Beauty Supply following the floods on August 16, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images

People sort through water-damaged products outside a beauty supply store in the capital, Baton Rouge.

Cattle roundup

Cattle are driven through a flooded road as they are herded to trucks to be brought to dry land on August 16, 2016 in Sorrento, Louisiana.
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Cattle are driven through a flooded road as they are herded to trucks to be brought to dry land in Sorrento.