BLOG: LA flooding got a little closer to home

BLOG: LA flooding got a little closer to home
(Source: Liz Mons)
(Source: Liz Mons)
(Source: Liz Mons)
(Source: Liz Mons)

We've all heard about the Louisiana flooding, but unless you know someone who has gone through it, it can seem far away. My friend Liz Mons lives in Denham Springs. We went to grad school together. I thought I'd show you some of her Facebook posts from the past few weeks. This is what flooding is really all about.

Mom and Dad and dogs are here and safe

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The Red Cross provides food and temporary shelter to those in need. More than 10,000 people have been housed in Red Cross shelters. Volunteers come from all across the country (including North Carolina) to staff shelters and interview people to find out how they can be the most help. They partner with other agencies to cook and distribute meals and water to people working on their houses. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, shovels and rakes are given out to help families clean up the mess the flood waters left behind. They also offer emotional help through mental health professionals who volunteer from different parts of the US.