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News from the Front: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Aug 26 2016

The recent floods that struck Baton Rouge in August set the record as the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The storms dumped 6.9 trillion gallons of water on the surrounding area, more than any non-tropical storm event, destroying thousands of homes and businesses, and killing 13 people. DRC Emergency Services arrived on the scene to help clear the estimated 14 million cubic feet of debris created by the floods. DRC first responders even went above and beyond the call of duty by rescuing some of those stranded by the floods. To read more on how DRC is striking back, click on the links below.

“Cleanup Crews Roll Through Baton Rouge After Louisiana Flooding,” NPR

“From curb to landfill, flood debris pickup is a laborious process and, well, messy” THEADVOCATE.COM

“Debris removal underway in several flood-damaged parishes” Channel 9 WAFB