Devastating flooding has once again hit Louisiana. A state of emergency has been declared for the state.
These photos were taken by Mid-South Tennessee volunteer Bob Wallace during the last bout of Lousiana floods in March, when several Tennessee Red Cross workers deployed there. East Tennessee volunteers Cathy and John Simes are shown here helping flood victims then.
So far during this bout of floods, more than 500 people have stayed overnight at 19 Red Cross and community-run shelters. Red Cross workers are providing meals, a safe place to sleep, and emotional support as neighbors continue to arrive. Three Tennessee Red Crossers have been assigned to Lousiana so far during this bout of floods, and there are more waiting for positions. Additionally, Tennessee has two Emergency Response Vehicle teams ready to go.
To help Lousiana flood victims, visit redcross.org/donate and click the box under the words "Use my donation to support." You can then choose to designate your donation to the Louisiana Floods. You can also donate by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.