Coast Guardsmen rescue stranded residents from high water during severe flooding around Baton Rouge, LA on Aug. 14, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles

Coast Guardsmen rescue stranded residents from high water during severe flooding around Baton Rouge, LA on Aug. 14, 2016. — Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles

Situation

Starting August 11, 2016, regions in Louisiana and Mississippi experienced up to 30 inches of rain. FEMA reports that there were 6 fatalities, and over 150,000 homes and businesses in 22 parishes were damaged. This storm has been referred to as "The Storm With No Name." 

PDA Response

PDA has worked with the affected presbyteries to get the churches back up and running and is working with the Presbytery of South Louisiana to bring volunteers into the areas that are still recovering to get families back home. PDA has several volunteer host sites in Louisiana, click here for more information.

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Telling the Story of Hope

In PDA, we see the love of Christ at work through the actions of volunteer work teams, through the ministry of those offering hospitality and helping their communities to recover, and in the lives of survivors. Those who participate in disaster recovery ministry tell their stories as a witness to God’s transformational power. Read
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