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The Flood of 2016, Indiana Helps Louisiana, Red Cross Assistance, Science Behind the Disaster
This week will focus entirely on the historic flooding that swept through Louisiana.

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August 19, 2016
This week will focus entirely on the historic flooding that swept through Louisiana.



The Flood of 2016


This week’s Louisiana flooding is the worst storm-related disaster to hit the country since Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Over a dozen deaths are blamed to the flooding and an estimated 40,000 homes have been affected. President Obama declared a state of emergency in the area.


Indiana Helps Louisiana Flood Victims


An 18-wheeler of supplies including clothes, diapers and food came to the LPB parking lot on Friday. The Helping His Hands Disaster Response Team from Vincennes, Indiana traveled overnight to drop off donated supplies from southwest Indiana. Special thanks goes out our public television station partner WVUT-TV at Vincennes University who helped make this possible.


Red Cross Assistance


The American Red Cross, the National Guard and other organizations are working around the clock to bring in supplies, evacuate threatened areas and set up temporary shelters. Patrick Pannett of the Red Cross is on the ground in Louisiana. Pannett says 50 shelters have begun housing over 10,000 people, and those numbers are likely to rise.


The Science Behind the Disaster


With the help of two LSU scientists, we look at what the experts are saying about this historic flood. While many catastrophes may be given the label “100-year event” the storm that hit areas in Livingston reached an unprecedented label of “1,000-year event”.


Looking for Volunteers and Donations


Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is coordinating volunteers and donations for flood relief through www.VolunteerLouisiana.gov.





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