Red Cross Addresses Historic Flooding in Louisiana

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The historic flooding in Southern Louisiana is now ranked as the largest disaster operation for the American Red Cross since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, with more than 75,000 people affected by recent record-breaking rains and flooding.

  • More than 75,000 Louisiana residents have been impacted by these storms
  • More than 40,000 homes are destroyed or damaged
    Officials and volunteers have made more than 30,000 water rescues
  • The Red Cross is currently sheltering more than 8,400 people Paul and Bethany are talking with Gail McGovern (Red Cross CEO and President) about the efforts of the Red Cross.

As this massive relieve effort continues, the American Red Cross anticipates that the cost might reach at least $30 million – an amount which could grow as we learn more about the magnitude and scope of the devastation.

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