Photo courtesy of Louisiana Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
RUSTON, La. (BP) -- Damage from torrential Gulf Coast rains recently blanketed parts of Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi leaving the region not only drenched, but also looking at possibly years of recovery.
Storm waters have damaged an estimated 5,000 homes in Louisiana alone in about 28 parishes, but that number will likely rise. As water recedes in one town and recovery begins, it's likely cresting in another. Some of the state's bigger rivers have yet to crest.
"This flood was not a respecter of any one place or people," said David Abernathy, the Louisiana Baptist Convention's disaster-relief incident commander. "This thing hit everybody. Rivers and lakes are cresting at records never seen before." Read More