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Louisiana Flood: Worst US Disaster Since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross Says

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Livingston Parish, Louisiana (CNN)The catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, the Red Cross said.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday August 19, 2016, 8:01 am
New York Times public editor: We neglected our duty in Louisiana flood coverage

Animae C (507)
Friday August 19, 2016, 8:26 am
Thanx for the update Darren

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday August 19, 2016, 8:35 am
Thanks so much, Darren. I donated to flood relief for LA on Tuesday.

Stella G (403)
Friday August 19, 2016, 9:32 am
In Louisiana inondazioni, in California il fuoco e i governanti cosa fanno per i cambiamenti climatici?
Grazie Darren.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday August 19, 2016, 9:42 am
Thanks for posting Darren. I hope when people vote they take into consideration these things. This is historic flooding, just like we are having historic super storms for hurricanes, more F4 and F5 tornados, and increased drought and wildfires that are burning hotter than ever.

We must, as a Nation, DEMAND, a move ASAP from fossil fuels, and we need to keep it IN THE GROUND. It does no good for our planet if we move into non fossil fuels as we drill and sell more and more natural gas and oil. We know the Republican Party won't even admit there is Climate Change and Climate Disruption, I like to also remind voters that the Democrats are not doing any better Pro TPP Pro KXL Pro Fracking Politician To Head Hillary Clintons Transition Team

You can't stop these disaster if you keep voting in the same people that are not seriously tackling the climate issues and our energy program. We are way beyond minor tweaks, even the Scientist state that Climate Disruption is moving quicker than they had anticipated.

So how many more people are going to lose all they have? Do we wait for massive starvation when our crops will fail? I myself personally am voting for the ONLY Party that wants to tackle head on with urgency this problem and that is the THE GREEN PARTY

Sheryl G (359)
Friday August 19, 2016, 9:47 am
Here is another link to help the animals is HOW TO HELP PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS CONCERNING THIS FLOOD

Here is a link to donate to help the people in general.

Leslie Stanick (102)
Friday August 19, 2016, 10:59 am
This type of flooding has been forecast for years in environmental scenarios of global warming, but the people in power refused to listen. That's what addiction does, puts people into denial. Addiction to fossil fuels has blinded politicians, mainstream media and most of the population for decades. Its irreversible now. But it can be slowed but we'd have to quit fossil fuels cold turkey.

Leslie Stanick (102)
Friday August 19, 2016, 11:01 am
Thank you for the post Darren, and your comments, and your too Dandelion.

JL A (281)
Friday August 19, 2016, 11:05 am
And climate scientists and meteorologists say this is the new normal...what has Congress done to address this public health and safety need again?
Thanks Darren

Beryl L (78)
Friday August 19, 2016, 2:13 pm
Climate change is happening now! And the government in all will not face facts. It's a crying shame. Something has to change now like Dandelion said. Thanks for the links. Anything we can do to help is good to know.

Thanks Darren

Evelyn B (63)
Friday August 19, 2016, 2:28 pm
And still there are deniers ....

And how many families must suffer before the climate change risks are taken into account in planning, media give adequate coverage ???


Mostapha Z (280)
Friday August 19, 2016, 2:30 pm
Thank you Darren.
May thoughts and prayers are for the people of the State of Louisiana. I hope that their pets, wildlife and the environment will recover from this calamity at the earliest.

Julie W (33)
Friday August 19, 2016, 5:52 pm
Why hasn't this received the same attention as Katrina? Are we all becoming numb to these disasters?

Glennis Whitney (393)
Friday August 19, 2016, 8:09 pm
My thoughts and prayers for all the people and animals with these horrific floods, the devastation is so very saddening for all the world Thank you for caring and sharing Darren

Gustavo Castro Leal (101)
Friday August 19, 2016, 9:02 pm
Another calamity caused by climate change resulting from global warming turn Louisiana into a great sea and its inhabitants into homeless or trapped in their homes, unable to leave with a view to the water level. There is an urgent need to establish mechanisms to prevent the recurrence of such situations, as the government still failed to reach a real reduction in consensus of polluting gases that accumulate and increasing the chance of disasters like these become routine. Thanks, Darren.

Rose Becke (141)
Friday August 19, 2016, 10:00 pm
I agree Beryl

Roslyn M (28)
Friday August 19, 2016, 11:04 pm
I feel extremely sorry for people caught in any kind of natural disaster, it must be very frightening.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 12:24 am
Evelyn, I suspect the Climate deniers will continue too deny, UNTIL the climate actually threatens their own personal way of life and business opportunities.

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 12:24 am
❤️Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 12:33 am
See also Judy's post
As Louisiana Floods Rage, Republicans Are Blocking Modest Climate Action

Cheryl H (91)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 5:49 am
Noted. Thanks Darren!

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 6:06 am
Such events are happening with increasing regularity. Disturbing. So much housing, not just on the coast, is vulnerable to flooding.
Any doubts must now have been swept aside. A change in the weather patterns is real, is here and it's a game changer.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 6:38 am
Take warnings like this

Wendi M (9)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 12:29 pm
TYFS Darren Noted
Why aren't we as a Country taking note and helping this awful situation?!

margaret cochran (41)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 1:02 pm

Cyn F (137)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 1:03 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 1:19 pm
It amazes me on how they choose when and how Help is given out. Now if it had their relatives involved, they'd be pushing for it now. My thought and prayers go to all that are in need. Thanks Darren

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 4:55 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Darren.
My heart goes out to all those affected by this. It does seem that politicians and the 1% have 'written off' certain areas. It is to the benefit of politicians to ignore climate change so they can get their huge donations from dirty fossil fuel corporations. We have got to get Big Money out of politics so we can finally truly address these issues around climate change.

S J (124)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 5:32 pm
i am sorry for those affected by the flood and hope they can get back to their normal lives very soon.
meowww Darren

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 6:20 pm

Kay M (46)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 9:09 pm
Good evening and thank you for this article which i read and noted- also the videos which i watched - I am from LOUISIANA -0lived here all my life - NEW ORLEANS AND METAIRIE ---I And all of my extended family went thru KATRINA and its aftermath---horrific- 7 months before we could come back to a fema trailer on our property -so we could gut our home and rebuild from the studs up-not fun that was 11 years ago- these towns-cities and parishes that flooded this week have gone thru this same thing just 6 months ago in MARCH 2016--they were just rebuilding or finished rebuilding- most did not have flood insurance -because you can not get it -if you are not living in your home - they were rebuilding so no insurance - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND DONATIONS - WE SURE CAN USE THEM---and as far having OBAMA down here when trump came - OUR GOVERNOR ASKED BOTH OF THEM NOT TO COME UNTIL NEXT WEEK - because weneeded our national guard and state police was rescue ands recovering work -we could not take them away from saving lives in the flood waters - there are still --a week later--people stranded in their flooded homes with no food- water or medicine- THE PRESIDENT UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO COME NEXT TUESDAY-- but the trump rump came down just to get his picture taken for a photo op- those people that were with him were not flood victims - they were people he brought with him on the plane for the photo op of signing hats -you see how clean and well dressed they were- our flood victims are wet-dirty and in the same clothes they were rescued in- SO PLEASE DO NOT LET HIM FOOL YOU -you did no work- he was gone in 45-60 minutes on to the next rally and photo op- what trump did that day was to prevent the MRE TRUCK AND THE WATER TRUCK FROM GETTING THRU- BECAUSE THE SECRET SERVICE HAD ALL THE HIGHWAYS INTERSTATES AND LOCAL STREET CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR TRUMP THE RUMP'S CLOWN CAR PARADE --WE HAVE A CURFEW HERE -SO IF YOU CLOSED THE ROADS FOR HALF A DAY NOTHING GETS DONE---our kids did not need play dough -they needed food and water and medicine that had to sit on the side of the road till he left- JUST TELL THAT LYIIN- racist sexist bigoted egomaniac bully to stay away next time until he is invited ----sincerely KAY M.

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 11:12 pm
Louisiana is the first place where Global Warming is showing us what will be happening soon in Miami, New York City and the rest of the coastal cities around the globe. The thing that needs to be done is to move every one away from the coast and into new smaller cities.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 12:46 am
Thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 3:10 pm

Janet B (0)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 3:13 pm

margaret cochran (41)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 3:16 pm

Lenore K (0)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 4:16 pm
poor guys

Mandi T (366)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 4:30 pm
Such a terrible thing. All over our news here. We have the fires. I pray for all these people . Tks Darren.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday August 22, 2016, 12:14 am
Thank you

MmAway M (522)
Monday August 22, 2016, 12:17 am
Prayers for all, TY Darren

Noted with extreme sadness for animals/people.

Was reading and looking at photos two days ago! Had to shut down the laptop

Doris F (19)
Monday August 22, 2016, 12:58 am
scary, and meanwhile Mr. Obama plays golf, tyfs Darren

Katka Oelmann (279)
Monday August 22, 2016, 2:11 am
Tragic! Noted, and sharing. TY Darren

Marie P (205)
Monday August 22, 2016, 5:51 am
One tragedy after another.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 22, 2016, 7:03 am
It doesn't matter how long Trump was there, he was there! He was there because he cares, not to have his pic taken.Obama showed how much he cares......

Hugh Smith (112)
Monday August 22, 2016, 8:52 am
When disaster strikes like this and everywhere is flooded these areas it can be hard to get insurance against flooding now this is where the government need to step in and write it into law that people can get insured and for those who can't afford it then there needs to be a government fund set up to replace and repair everything that people have lost.

Janet B (0)
Monday August 22, 2016, 12:55 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday August 23, 2016, 12:36 am
Thank you

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday August 23, 2016, 10:51 am
Terrible!! Noted

Mandi T (366)
Tuesday August 23, 2016, 12:31 pm

TY Darren

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 23, 2016, 12:33 pm

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 4:16 am
My prayers for all the people and animals ...
Thank you, Darren

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday August 25, 2016, 1:55 am
Thank you

Trish K (29)
Thursday August 25, 2016, 6:27 pm
Climate change problems ? Have a Koch

Winn Adams (179)
Friday August 26, 2016, 11:52 am
So sad for the people and animals of Louisiana.

Lenore K (0)
Friday August 26, 2016, 7:10 pm

Roger G (148)
Monday September 5, 2016, 1:58 pm
noted, thanks

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday November 1, 2016, 5:15 am
Thanks Darren.
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