Back in the 60s, video cameras were a rare thing in people's homes. There's not a whole of video around showing us what Lafayette looked like then. You can find videos of Baton Rouge a little easier, and I think it's pretty great to look back at how these cities looked. I found some fantastic videos that Adrian Baudoin has uploaded to his page and wanted to share them with you.
Yesterday morning a bus carrying workers headed to Baton Rouge to help with clean up crashed on I-10, killing two and injuring dozens according to cnn.com. The bus was reportedly being driven by an undocumented immigrant who didn't have a driver's license.
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.
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