- 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.