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ALERT: Flood Victims in Louisiana Need Your Help! 


The state of Louisiana has been hit by historic levels of flooding and is experiencing one of the worst natural disasters in recent history. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes and into temporary shelters. Millions of dollars in property has been destroyed. It will take many years for the affected areas to recover. 

American Red CrossPlease take a moment to make a donation to help flood victims. The American Red Cross is spearheading much of the relief efforts. Click here to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

You can also learn more by visiting the website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is the official arm of the federal government which helps people deal with disasters.

Our brothers and sisters in Louisiana need our help. We know that we rise and fall together as a nation. Click on the links below to learn what else you can do to help those displaced by flooding.  


Senator Vincent J. Hughes 

Watch: President Obama Delivers a Statement in Baton Rouge

Watch: President Obama Delivers a Statement in Baton Rouge

Summary: President Obama has ordered federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in the
areas affected by flooding. Click here or on video above to watch

How to Help Louisiana Flood Victims -

By Kerri Anne Renzulli | July 6, 2016

Heavy flooding in Louisiana has left 13 people dead and damaged an estimated 40,000 houses, leading the Red Cross to call it the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Some 86,500 people have already filed for federal aid, and on Friday Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made her own plea on Facebook for additional support.

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How to Help the Louisiana Flood Victims -

How to help Louisiana flood victims

By Amy Chillag | August 23, 2016

(CNN) Impact Your World has identified charities providing support for the victims of the most recent historic flooding in Louisiana.

The Salvation Army is sending out support personnel, setting up canteens (mobile feeding units), and distributing hygiene kits. You can volunteer or donate money to the Salvation Army's Gulf Coast fund to help the cause.

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How to Help the Louisiana Flood Victims - The Weather Channel

August 17, 2016

After historic floods ravaged parts of southern Louisiana over the weekend and left thousands evacuated, waters are beginning to recede and cleanup efforts are underway.

Many organizations are lending a helping hand with food, supplies and cleanup efforts. There are many ways you can support victims as they pick up the pieces and begin again.

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Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
Watch: President Obama Delivers a Statement in Baton Rouge American Red Cross