Southern Flooding 2016

2016 Southern Flooding: Louisiana and Missouri

More than 430 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members responded to the record flooding that occurred in March, 2016. A record flooding event caused by days of heavy rainfall devastated the southern part of the country, specifically eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Thousands of people were evacuated, and major roadways closed. 

AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams (A-DRT's), Senior Corps, FEMA Corps and AmeriCorps State programs all contributed to relief efforts throughout the south. Members partnered with non-profits and local voluntary agencies to muck and gut homes, support sheltering and feeding operations, and manage volunteer reception centers. 

 

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