Historic Flooding in Louisiana

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Over 20,000 people rescued, over 100,000 homeless in one parish alone, over 12,000 people currently in emergency shelters. Disaster Aid USA has several crews on the ground working with the local EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) to help in any way we can. We need your donations now to continue this vital and life saving work!

Approximately 90 percent of the homes in Denham Springs, Louisiana have taken on water in a flood of historic and devastating proportions, according to Mayor Gerard Landry. Highway 190 in Denham Springs, the main thoroughfare in the city, has been washed out by the floodwaters. Landry estimated that only 7 businesses in the city were open for business. Aerial photos and videos showed much of the city still under water. “It’s just devastating,” he said. “You see nothing but water.” City Hall and the police department were among the places under water. As of 1 pm. Monday, water continued to rush over the highway, though it was much lower than before. However, the DOTD says that the road has suffered physical damage and it will have to be repaired before it can handle travel again, something that could set its use back for quite a while.

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The Disaster Aid USA Domestic Response Trailer is stationed in Lake Charles LA. It is loaded with chainsaws, generators, water pumps, tools, muck out gear, Water One Solar Power water filtration system. DAUSA has notified local Rotary District Governors and local govt officials of DAUSA’s readiness. Over 20” of rain fell in southern Louisiana in less than 24 hours, with rivers already at historic level. There is an immediate need for donations! Please DONATE and and earmark “Louisiana Flooding”. Donations received will be used to aid in the flood relief efforts in Louisiana.

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Disaster Aid USA – Is a 501-c3 charity, it is not related to the US Government. DAUSA is a Rotary Club Project that relies on private donations to help others. Citizens helping citizens, Americans helping Americans. Disaster Aid USA has no paid employees, allowing us to use more of your donations to aid victims of disasters.