|Posted on 8/13/2018 4:50:00 AM.|
It’s been two years since the devastating August 2016 flood that caused over 8-billion dollars in property damage and claimed 13 lives across south Louisiana. The floods led to billions of dollars in federal assistance, including hundreds of millions to help victims rebuild their homes.
Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says the recovery is about 85% complete in his parish.
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|Posted on 8/11/2017 2:56:00 AM.|
One year ago today, torrential rains began pouring down on south Louisiana. By the time the rain stopped ten days later, 20 parishes had been declared federal disaster areas, and 13 people lost their lives. Livingston Parish was one of the most devastated, with 75 percent of the homes deemed a total loss. Parish President Layton Ricks says the parish is making a good comeback.
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|Posted on 2/13/2017 7:03:00 AM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
6 months ago, the worst disaster to strike the United States in over 4 years hit Louisiana; "The Great Flood of 2016." So where do things stand now? In Livingston Parish, approximately 80% of residential and commercial structures were damaged by flooding.
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|Posted on 8/16/2016 10:28:00 AM.|
About 75% of Livingston parish is a total loss. That’s according Sheriff Jason Ard who also says 5,000 people are in local shelters, but there have not been any fatalities. Parish President Layton Ricks says there are over 25 shelters set up throughout the parish.
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