Spotlight: Inland from the coast
In August 2016, the city of Baton Rouge and its surrounding parishes were inundated with more than two-and-a-half feet of rain. For perspective, that’s five times as much as the area normally gets in a month. The resulting flood caused 13 deaths, and Baton Rouge officials reported that 30, 000 people had to be rescued from homes and cars; 11, 000 needed shelter; and 90, 000 homes and 6, 000 businesses were damaged. The Red Cross called this the “worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.”….
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Community Resilience: Equitable Practices for an Uncertain Future
Birch, T. (2021). Spotlight: Inland from the coast. Community Resilience: Equitable Practices for an Uncertain Future, 154-155. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197559383.003.0013