The catastrophic flooding in Louisiana is the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy, says the Red Cross. At least 13 people are dead and 40,000 homes are damaged, according to reports. Some 86,000 people have already applied for federal disaster aid across the disaster area, which spans across more than 20 parishes.
To make matters worse, the forecast calls for scattered storms, and Louisiana’s flat topography will make for a very slow recovery.
Author, blogger and Louisiana resident Sara Horn, who was recently a guest on our broadcast, described the destruction:
The water came fast and no one was prepared for what was happening…
This was rain.