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Sue Lincoln

“This is not the Katrina SBA.”

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet was in south Louisiana Thursday, helping turn attention to assistance for businesses impacted by the flood.

Sue Lincoln

For those displaced by the flooding rains earlier this month, housing help won’t be FEMA trailers exclusively – or at all. Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced an array of options being offered in partnership with FEMA.

whitehouse.gov

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.

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