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President Obama arrived in Baton Rouge Tuesday, just over one week after south Louisiana was overwhelmed with historic flooding.  


Mark Carroll

LSU Economist Dr. Jim Richardson issued an estimate Monday, saying it will be a year before Louisiana recovers and the economic impacts of this flood are fully known.

Together Baton Rouge/Kevin Frey

In one week, south Louisiana has gone from watching in horror as the rains came down and the waters kept rising to another kind of showers – tears and sweat – as residents salvaged what they could of their personal possessions and volunteers worked to tear out sodden flooring and drywall.

Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards met with U.S Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday, acknowledging the massive recovery task that lies ahead.

“Housing will certainly be a major issue,” the governor said, with over 40-thousand homes sustaining some level of flood damage.

FEMA

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is in Baton Rouge this week helping south Louisiana move toward recovery from the record flooding. 


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