Damage in South Louisiana from the historic August floods equals that of Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago, 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham said Wednesday.
“This issue is we literally have no place to put the people,” Abraham, R-Alto, told the Ruston Rotary Club.
As many as 188,729 occupied houses and 507,495 people were affected by the flooding, according to numbers released Aug. 22 on the Baton Rouge-based website DiasterMap.net. Thousands of people remain in shelters, while others continue to live in flood-damaged homes, Abraham said.
Lincoln Rotary recently handed out its 2013 scholarships to Ruston High School seniors Jacob Duke and David Reid. On hand for the award presentation were (left to right) Adam McGuirt, Gary Strebeck, Duke, Reid, Sabrina Love and Brady Dubois. McGuirt, Strebeck, Love and Dubois comprised the Scholarship Committee for Lincoln Rotary.
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: All of my life with the exception of one year.
Profession: Special Education Teacher in Lincoln Parish, published children’s book author and author of two family involvement programs: Super Tuesday Parental Involvement Program and P.I. Friends (Parents Involved for Rendering in Education Needed Devotional Support) and several short stories. I am also a district, state, and national conference presenter.