Slow moving storms began dumping rain on Southern Louisiana Thursday, Aug. 11, spawning floodwaters that have claimed at least three lives and led to the water evacuation of more than 7,000 residents, many in and around Baton Rouge. Within 36 hours, 27.47 inches of rain fell in Baker, just northeast of Baton Rouge, and directly into the Amite River.
“It’s not over,” Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters Sunday. “The water’s going to rise in many areas. It’s no time to let the guard down.” Rains continued through the weekend, providing no time for already saturated ground to recover.
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Contributions to immediate and long-term recovery needs in Louisiana can be made several ways:
- By contacting the Louisiana Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Fund, https://louisianabaptists.org/donateDR and https://louisianabaptists.org/disasterrelief#update4
- Through NAMB at donations.namb.net/dr-donations. For phone donations, call 1-866-407-NAMB (6262) or mail checks to NAMB, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543. Designate checks for “Disaster Relief.”
- By check made out to “Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network ” with “Lovin' Louisiana” in the memo line. Please mail to:
Lovin' Louisiana: Flood Relief Efforts
Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network
10255 Old Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD 21046
- By making online donations by credit card. Please use the form below: