The current estimates show that between 40,000 and 110,000 homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of the Louisiana floods. As of this past Monday, 3,000 Louisianians were still in shelters. Thirteen people have tragically died. Close to half of Louisiana's Parishes have been included in the FEMA disaster declarations. Nola.curbed.com has done a fantastic breakdown of the impact of the flooding on Louisiana, and below is a brief rundown of some of the hardest hit areas.
As much as we've come together over the past week to help ourselves, there is a very long road ahead of us before we can recover, if we ever can. This is a task we need help in achieving. Baton Rouge resident and New Iberia native Heather Cross took to Facebook to tell CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, Good Morning America, The Today Show and all national media everything we as Louisianians want them to hear.
As the rest of the country is finally finding out how bad the Louisiana floods have been, many people are jumping at the chance to help. Nashville took early notice however, and now Garth Brooks has spoken out publicly urging people to help us.
This woman and her family were at a wildlife zoo when for some reason, they decided to stop the car and exit the vehicle. You see, the signs clearly say "Please stay inside the vehicle at all times". Unfortunately, she found out the hard way why the signs say that.
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