Last week's storm dumped up to two feet of rain on the hardest hit areas of Louisiana.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, more than 110,000 individuals and households have registered for assistance. Since the flooding began last week, more than 45,000 overnight stays in shelters and nearly 300,000 meals and snacks have been provided to flood survivors.
In addition, more than 30,000 Louisiana residents had to be saved from the flooding by organizations such as the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Guard, and local emergency responders. Thousands of animals have also been rescued.
If you would like to donate to the victims of the Louisiana flooding, please visit Louisiana Flood Relief — Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
To learn important safety tips about preparing and responding to flooding in Pennsylvania, visit www.readypa.org.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health