- This was an unprecedented event. There was less than a 0.1% chance of this flood, or 1 in 1,000 chance.
- Affected 20 parishes; over 100,000 homes
- Some cities received 31 inches of rain in 15 hours. That is 6 months of rainfall on average!
- Some rivers reached 6 feet above previous record highs
- Most homes affected did NOT have flood insurance because the areas have never flooded before.
Love in Action
Since August 14th, Love Acadiana has:
- Mobilized over 4,252 volunteers
- Aided in the packing, clean out, and gutting of over 400 homes
- Served over 28,000 meals to displaced families and volunteers
- 3,003 food kits
- 3,315 cases of water
- 4,117 hygiene kits
- 1,878 cleaning kits
- 200 commercial dehumidifiers
- 200 commercial fans
Federal assistance alone is not going to be enough
“Federal assistance alone is not going to be enough to make people’s lives whole again. So I’m asking every American to do what you can to help get families and local businesses back on their feet.”
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