Facts

  • 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.