Three tornadoes touched down Thursday morning as a storm system moved through Louisiana, flooding the state’s southeast region. Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency and called on the National Guard to help in some areas by bringing in high-water trucks.

Another storm system is expected to drench the region beginning Saturday night and continuing through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Drought Still Threatens Mississippi River

via NBC

IMAGE: New Orleans LA, Saint Louis Cathedral on a foggy night in the French Quarter on Jan. 9, 2013. (Corbis)