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Two Drown After Deadly Storm Rips Through Gulf Coast and South

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    Two Drown After Deadly Storm Rips Through Gulf Coast and South
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    Severe thunderstorms have caused major flooding and closed all schools in parts of Louisiana. Several parishes in northwest Louisiana have declared a state of emergency over widespread flooding, and the National Guard is being sent in to help.

    Heavy rains continued to hit parts of the Gulf Coast and South on Wednesday, leaving millions under threat of flooding and two people dead in separate accidents, NBC News reported.

    A 30-year-old man in Oklahoma drowned when his SUV was swept away from his home, close to the Texas-Arkansas border, according to the state highway patrol. Michael Liles was trying to maneuver over a low-crossing bridge on Tuesday.

    Another man, identified as 22-year-old Francisco Ruben Garzaman, drowned Monday night in Texas when his canoe capsized near Galveston Bay, southeast of Houston.

    Meteorologists say 7 to 11 inches have fallen in parts of Louisiana, with more expected in the next 24 to 36 hours.