It has been estimated that anywhere between 40,000 to 110,000 homes were damaged and 13 people died in the catastrophic flooding that recently swept south Louisiana. Twenty of Louisiana's 64 parishes were included in FEMA's disaster declarations. As of Monday, more than 3,000 residents are still in emergency shelters. It has been said this is the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. Below, we've mapped the parts of Louisiana hit hardest by the floods.Read More
Louisiana floods: Mapping the impact across the state
Likely the hardest hit area in the floods, in Livingston Parish, with about 138,000 people, it's estimated that 75 percent of the homes were a “total loss" in the floods. A whopping 86.6 percent of the parish’s homes are located in flooded areas, and just 21.7 percent homes there are covered by flood insurance. Two people died in the parish in the floods.
East Baton Rouge
According to information published soon after the floods, more than 1,500 homes, businesses and other structures flooded in Lafayette Parish. Record rainfall caused the Vermilion River to reach its highest since 1947. The Lafayette Parish city of Youngsville was hit especially hard, with almost 300 homes in the the Highland Ridge neighborhood flooding.