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Louisiana Flood August 2016

This LibGuide features federal and state government resources that provide information regarding recovery assistance and updates on the Louisiana Flood of August 2016.

Louisiana Disaster Declaration Timeline

Beginning August 11, 2016, heavy rains led to major flooding throughout Southeastern Louisiana. Numerous parishes and communities were, and are, still afffected as a result.

On August 12, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency. A news release with further information, including a link to the official declaration, can be found at the following link: [Click Here]

On August 14, 2016, President Barack Obama issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana in response to these events. A press release with further information can be found at the following link: [Click Here]

In the initial declaration, only four parishes were listed as affected. However, as events continued, more parishes were added. On August 16, 2016, a total of twelve parishes were listed as affected. As of August 17, 2016, more than twenty parishes are listed as affected. Up-to-date information can be found at the following link: [Click Here]