Over 2,600 People in Shelters in Louisiana: The Latest on Flood Recovery, by the Numbers The latest data from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency. Share to Facebook Email this article
-- Over 2,600 people remain in shelters in Louisiana as President Barack Obama prepares to visit the southeastern part of the state today, which was devastated by deadly flooding that unexpectedly swept through towns and overpowered neighborhoods.
Twenty-four schools districts were closed at some point as a result of the flooding, according to the Louisiana
Department of Education.
Here is the latest on more flood recovery by the numbers, according to Mike Steele of the Governor’s Office of
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Number of Houses So Damaged That Residents Are Displaced: 60,646 Getting out ahead of the flood, Michael Tramonte and Nikki Conger clear their possessions from their house on Watters Road, south of Hwy. 22 and east of Pontchatoula, Louisiana, ahead of the coming flooding Tangipahoa River as storms pound Tangipahoa Parish, Aug. 12, 2016. Number of People in Shelters: 2,634 Evacuees stay at a shelter setup in the The Baton Rouge River Center arena while the area deals with the record flooding, Aug. 19, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Number of People Rescued: 30,000 Bryce Richard, Nick Rome and Blake Waguespack (L-R) wait in the boat for a friend to check out her flooded house, on Aug. 18, 2016, in Sorrento, Louisiana. Number of Pets Rescued: More Than 3,300 Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue from flood waters, Aug. 15, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A dog wanders through a flooded neighborhood, Aug. 16, 2016, in Gonzales, Louisiana. Number of State Highways Closed: 40 Standing water closes roads, Aug. 20, 2016, in Sorrento, Louisiana. This Aug. 14, 2016 image from video provided by the Louisiana Army and Air National Guard shows floodwaters surrounding a road sign in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Number of FEMA Home Inspections Completed: 3,100 Number of National Flood Insurance Program Claims Filed: 25,636 Brad Gilbert, left, helps his friend Mike Abel with his flooded business in Amite, Louisiana, picking up anything that is salvageable before the water gets higher, Aug. 12, 2016. Amount of Homeowner Assistance Approved: $55 Million, With $20 Million Distributed Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a press conference to update the public on FEMA's disaster recover and temporary housing programs, on Aug. 19, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.