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Threats of Flooding Follow Heavy Rains in South



    A pair of men pull a canoe past a flooded business along U.S. Highway 49 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Saturday, March 12, 2016, after more than 10 inches of rain fell in the Pine Belt area over the last two days.

    Major river flooding is expected to continue for many days, after heavy rain pounded the South, NBC News reported.

    The five days of rain, which was continued into Sunday, already set records in March with as much as 2 feet in some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The storm is expected to aggravate flooding in major rivers, especially along the Louisiana-Texas border.

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    Authorities started to release large amounts of water from the Toledo Bend Reservoir, pouring more water into the Sabine River than it could handle.

    Several areas are under evacuation orders, with rising waters threatening to reach heights of 35 feet in areas like Deweyville, Texas.