Californians can finally take a long shower again.

Lake Oroville in 2017. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

On April 7, 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared the state's three-year-long state of emergency — brought on by a devastating, five-year drought — over in all but four counties.

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Massive flooding continues to wreak havoc throughout Louisiana in what is being called the "worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy."

Thousands across the state have lost their homes, belongings, and livelihoods to the floodwaters. At least 13 people have died so far.

In the midst of the crisis, residents are banding together to save their neighbors.

30,000 people have been rescued from their homes and businesses, many by family and friends, others by hundreds of anonymous volunteers — strangers who dropped everything to help others.

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Taylor Swift gave a huge donation to Louisiana and urged others to help, too.

'The wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home.'

Taylor Swift is one of the millions of Americans watching with a heavy heart as floods devastate regions of the Deep South.

By some measures, the recent flooding in Louisiana has simply been unprecedented.

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