In August of 2016 Southern Louisiana received nearly 7 trillion gallons of rainwater in less than a week. More than 60,000 homes were lost with hundreds of thousands impacted by the flood.
The 500-year storm is considered the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy. More than 100,000 residential or commercial structures reported damage in Baton Rouge alone, at least 100 roads and highways closed, a least six rivers had record crests, including breaking one record set in 1953.
Music For Relief responded to help residents of Louisiana, specifically those without flood insurance, recover and rebuild with our partners Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge and Team Rubicon.
Volunteers and staff members helped families salvage belongings, gut and muck homes, treat homes for mold, and then rebuild safely. We are proud to have helped impacted communities.