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Historic Louisiana Flood 2016: More than 40,000 homes in Louisiana have been impacted by the historic rainfall across southern Louisiana and parts of Mississippi. 120 people in the Salvation Army Baton Rouge campus had to be evacuated, including staff and residents in the rehabilitation program and shelters.
According to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, deadly flooding in Louisiana has impacted at least 40,000 homes, while 30,000 people and 1,000 pets have been rescued. 40,000 people have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance. At least 11 people have died in the floods.
The federal government declared a major disaster after days of torrential rain inundated the state, flooding thousands of homes and prompting thousands of water rescues. The governor said in a press conference Sunday that as many as 10,000 people were in shelters as a result of the widespread flooding.
The downpours have sent at least six river gauges to record levels in Louisiana. This includes the Amite River, which exceeded its previous record by over 6 feet in Magnolia, and by over 4 feet in Denham Springs.
According to the Louisiana State Coroner, as of Tuesday early afternoon, there had been five flood-related deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish, three in Tangipahoa Parish, two in St. Helena Parish and one in Rapides Parish. See full story… weather.com
We are thinking about those affected by floods in Louisiana. As soon as the water drops The Salvation Army will… https://t.co/H9qercwoYS
— Salvation Army Boise (@SalArmyBoise) August 16, 2016
I'm praying for people in the Louisiana floods. Hope FEMA has their act together.
— Victoria E. Coon (@VictoriaECoon) August 16, 2016
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown: Response to Louisiana floods has been incredible. https://t.co/AUkneG80SS
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 16, 2016
Around the web:
Governor Edwards promises FEMA help – The Daily Advertiser Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday met with Acadiana officials and assessed damages in the area. Edwards toured some of the worst spots by helicopter, making stops at the Lafayette Parish Courthouse, the Acadiana Regional Airport in New …
Louisiana flooding exposes uninsured to costly recovery – NOLA.com About 16,311 of the 137,616 homes in Baton Rouge had flood insurance, or about 11.9 percent total. Most of the flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish — and the areas FEMA flood maps consider most at risk — is outside the city, however. That compared to …
BRnow.org – Amid Louisiana flooding, social media conveys hope – Brnow Sermons by social media became a means of disaster response amid record rainfall and flooding across south Louisiana. David Denton, pastor of Highland …