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.
So many people around South Louisiana are having to gut their entire house due to flood damage. With the flood waters comes mold and mildew. Mold and mildew will begin to develop in as soon as 24 hours of a flood damaged home. It's a serious and dangerous situation, and you might not know how to properly get rid it. Here are the guidelines from FEMA to help.
The video of the incredible rescue in Baton Rouge of the woman and her dog has been seen by countless people all over the world. A Baton Rouge man claims he now has that red Miata from the video, and that it's a stolen vehicle.
Carson Boutte turned 9-years-old over the weekend. Normally, that means a party with friend, family, presents and cake. With all that's happening around Acadiana from the floods, that just didn't seem like the right thing to do for Carson. What did seem like the right thing to do was to help. And that's exactly what this young man chose to do instead.
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