The press isn't covering it, but you can go read about it on Wikipedia.
"The widespread flooding stranded tens of thousands of people in their homes and vehicles. At least 20,000 people were evacuated by local law enforcement, firefighters, the Louisiana National Guard, the Coast Guard and fellow residents, from submerged vehicles and flooded homes. A group of 70 volunteers from St. Bernard Parish conducted hundreds of boat rescues in East Baton Rouge Parish. By August 15, approximately 11,000 people sought refuge in 70 shelters. Flash flooding swamped a 7-mile (11 km) section of Interstate 12 between Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge, stranding 125 vehicles. At one point, an approximate 62 mile stretch was closed due to flooding concerns. State police and the National Guard utilized high-water vehicles to rescue trapped motorists, but many remained stuck for over 24 hours. A cellular network outage complicated rescues over the affected area....Within four days, on August 16, President Barack Obama was criticized for vacationing and playing golf in Martha's Vineyard instead of visiting Louisiana, prompting comparisons to President George W. Bush's initial response to Hurricane Katrina."Or watch local news and personal footage on YouTube.