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damages furniture and homes due to flooding

Baton Rouge Area Flood Recovery 2017


In August 2016, approximately 31" of rain fell on twenty parishes in Louisiana, flooding more than 80,000 homes in two days. More than 80% of people flooded did not have flood insurance because they do not live on flood plains. The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana is responding by providing materials for homeowner-supervised and directed rebuilding; providing appliances and personal items to replace flood-damaged goods; housing, feeding, supervising and training volunteer teams, as required; assisting with other needs such as income replacement, temporary housing, and storage; and providing pastoral and spiritual care for survivors, as needed.