Aug 8, 2017

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana

Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA
USA
by
John Upton
,
Climate Central
A small boat transports flood victims down Old Hammond Highway in east Baton Rouge on Aug. 14, 2016. Photo: Travis Spradling, The Advocate
A small boat transports flood victims down Old Hammond Highway in east Baton Rouge on Aug. 14, 2016. Photo: Travis Spradling, The Advocate

A year after the worst rainstorm in a rainy state’s history killed 13 and damaged nearly 100,000 homes, the federal government has provided less than half of what Louisiana says it needs to recover. Climate Central reports on the aftermath and science of the storm.