RED CROSS: Louisiana worst US natural disaster since ‘Sandy’
The Louisiana Flood of 2016 has claimed more than a dozen lives so far and many roads are still flooded Wednesday (Aug. 17) throughout the state, including a portion of Interstate 10 in Lafayette.
Flood relief efforts are in full swing for thousands of residents after a slow-moving weather system dumped as much as two feet of rain in 48 hours. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged and 20 parishes have been declared federal disaster areas.
More than 30,000 people have been rescued since Friday, with rescue efforts continuing Wednesday. – READ MORE