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The states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida had all declared states of emergency late Friday.
The mud from the rivers had simply flowed along with the water and essentially buried the city while its residents slept.
Both Peru and Colombia have had diplomatic relations with Israel for decades.
The winter weather hasn't yet let up in Israel, with snow in the north and rain in the central and southern regions.
Northern Israel is under a blanket of white, while residents of the northern Negev are dealing with rain, wind and muddy floors.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott: "Millions will lose power, possibly for a long period of time... Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate."
The wind is still howling as Israelis slog through the second of a three-day winter storm bringing badly-needed moisture.
The Orthodox Union, B'nai Brith and the Houston Federation are pitching in.
The sun peeked out just long enough Thursday for Israelis to see the flooding caused by the “sound and light show” Wednesday night.