The state of Louisiana is has been hit by what some have descibed as a “once in a 1000 year” flooding. So fra 11 people have died, over 30,000 had to be rescued, there are 8,100 people sleeping in shelters and in excess of 40,000 homes have been impacted in various degrees by the flooding. Search and Rescue efforts are ongoing.
The worst of the flooding has hit Denham Springs and the surrounding areas along I-10 and I-12.
The flooding has resulted in widespread outages of communication services.
Disaster Tech Lab has deployed an advance team to the area in order to carry out a damage & needs assessment. The team is meeting with representatives from the affected community, DHS management, first responders and more to assess the needs for internet access and communication services.
Based on the information gathered we will decide on the size and scope of the follow up deployment.
We are assisting in a number of shelters, Incident command centers, aid distribution points.
As always we require donations to support our work. You can donate to this response via this link. https://www.gofundme.com/LouisianaFloodComm
Interested volunteers can register via this link: http://disastertechlab.org/recruitment/volunteer-application/