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Baton Rouge Flooding

Flooding Lands, Sinking Deltas And Vulnerable Populations

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Much like the permanent stamp of Mississippi Delta blues in changing popular music, human impact has made permanent changes to landscapes. These changes are showing up in ugly and shattering ways: Lead filled water and soil, disappearing and flooding of lands, and disproportionate loss for socially vulnerable populations.

The People Of Baton Rouge Just Can’t Get A Break

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.17.2016 | Black Voices

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana ― The devastating floods that have engulfed the area since last week may not be of biblical proportions, but to some displace...

Obama Issues Disaster Declaration For Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration on Sunday for flood-ravaged Louisiana, where at least f...

Thousands Of Homes To Be Flooded To Avert Greater Disaster

Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

MARY FOSTER and MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press MORGANZA, La. -- A steel, 10-ton floodgate was slowly raised Saturday for the first time in near...