Archive | September, 2016

Water, Water Everywhere

The City of Baton Rouge has released maps defining the full breadth of the recent flooding in East Baton Rouge Parish. In the parish, the Estimated Flood Inundation Area was 227.53 square miles, or 48.5 percent, of the 469.5 square miles in East Baton Rouge Parish In the City of Central, the Estimated Flood Inundation […]

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City of Central Has Never Shined More Brightly

Despite the greatest tragedy in the history of Central, the people of this community have survived.  Many thousands have lost their homes and even now are without a permanent dwelling. Most of the losses were uninsured and will not be reimbursed by anyone. Yet, the people of this community have demonstrated an indominable spirit.  They […]

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Parish’s 1,000-Year Flood

The people of East Baton Rouge Parish (pop. 440,000) experienced the greatest natural disaster in its history Aug. 12-14 when the parish received in some areas a record 30 inches of rain, followed by record flooding of the Comite and Amite rivers. More than 59,000 residences and 3,501 commercial buildings received damage, causing more than […]

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