As many people may know Louisiana is not only where I'm from but its also my favorite place in the entire world. It's been devastating watching people I know lose their homes and be rescued by helicopters. The amount of people forced out of their homes is massive and they could use all of the help they can get. Give Louisiana Love is currently taking online donations to put together care packages to send to families who have suffered through this event. Any donation helps rather it be small or large and I would greatly appreciate it.
A small bit of perspective in case "historic" doesn't translate...
- The town of Watson, Louisiana has 27,000 residents, 20,000 are displaced.
- 90% of Denham Springs is under water.
- Rescue boats were launching from the interstate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- Tens of thousands have been rescued which took four days, the "Cajun Navy", State officials, Coast Guard, National Guard, helicopters,high water vehicles.
- 1500 people were trapped for 24+ hours on Interstate 10 between flooding rivers with no way of rescue.
- The flooding continued to spread; receding in one place meant rising somewhere else. Creating a 100+ mile radius of devastation.
- Last count 10,000 are in shelters and thousands more displaced to out of town hotels or dry family and friends.
These victims had no warning to be able to prepare and spare their belongings; it was dire enough to save their families from the widespread flash flooding. They have the clothes on their backs and in most cases that's all they own today aside from the kind donations of compassionate strangers.