People wade in water near flood damaged homes in Highland Ridge Subdivision in Youngsville, La., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Torrential rains swamped parts of southern Louisiana, causing widespread flooding. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
August 23, 2016

Louisiana Flood Victims Tragedies and Community Strength

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Southern Louisiana has been battling rain and flooding this past week that has left 40,000 homes damaged or demolished, and at least 20,000 people had to be rescued from flooded areas. Tragically as of the writing of this article, the death toll has climbed to 13. These floods are the worst natural disaster in the USA since Hurricane Sandy hit the Atlantic coast in 2012.
As with all tragedies, there are two sides. We can see the horrific images depicting the devastation of the event, but then we see the resilience and joining of people within the community. People from all levels of society putting aside their differences, if only for a short time, to help each other deal with their losses and start the slow process of rebuilding their lives.
The following gallery is a visual example of the flood victims tragedies and community strength.

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