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Louisiana Flood Survivor: O'Neil Couvillion

Louisiana Flood 2016

In the last days of on the Mississippi this summer, tragedy happened when we were stuck in a shelter for almost 3 days... 100,000 people have lost their homes. They are calling it the biggest natural disaster to hit the US since Sandy.

I spent a week with the Louisiana Environmental Action Network to document some of the stories of survivors and offer aid with gutting houses. 

All photos by me. 

Louisiana Flood Survivor: O'Neil Couvillion

"I am going to have to take all these memories and everything else and put them to the curb, and send them to the freaking dump." O'Neil Couvillion, Louisiana flood survivor

Help the O'Neils out there by donating to Louisiana Environmental Action Network - your help is invaluable https://leanweb.org/relief

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 "I am grateful to God for sending these folks to help me clean up my house." Dan, Louisiana Flood Survivor  Church groups throughout the nation have been coming to help survivors clean out their homes. Dan waited two weeks after the flood until a group of Evangelist came to help him.

"I am grateful to God for sending these folks to help me clean up my house." Dan, Louisiana Flood Survivor

Church groups throughout the nation have been coming to help survivors clean out their homes. Dan waited two weeks after the flood until a group of Evangelist came to help him.

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 This is what it looked like when Heather walked into her bedroom after having arriving back from vacation in Texas. Heather is 1 of 100,000 people to have lost everything during the recent Louisiana floods.

This is what it looked like when Heather walked into her bedroom after having arriving back from vacation in Texas.
Heather is 1 of 100,000 people to have lost everything during the recent Louisiana floods.

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 Santa still stands among the hundreds of thousand of flooded homes.

Santa still stands among the hundreds of thousand of flooded homes.

 This church is among the many sights still underwater in Alligator Bayou. A school, a prison and over 500 houses in the neighborhood are still underwater.

This church is among the many sights still underwater in Alligator Bayou. A school, a prison and over 500 houses in the neighborhood are still underwater.

 Alligator Bayou has been infected with a mixture of sewage and industry water. Houses have been underwater for a week and most have become unlivable.

Alligator Bayou has been infected with a mixture of sewage and industry water. Houses have been underwater for a week and most have become unlivable.

 Climate Change is really happening. These people have not been able to enter their home in over a week...

Climate Change is really happening. These people have not been able to enter their home in over a week...

 "I am an eternal optimist, but when we could get no closer than three quarters of a mile.... I knew we had water and I became a pessimist." Heather 

"I am an eternal optimist, but when we could get no closer than three quarters of a mile.... I knew we had water and I became a pessimist." Heather 

 Bobby was the last man on his block when the flooding began to rescue his neighbor's dog.

Bobby was the last man on his block when the flooding began to rescue his neighbor's dog.

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 Even with 2 feet of water, almost everything has to come out. Very saddening to see the damage caused by the Louisiana flood here in Baton Rouge

Even with 2 feet of water, almost everything has to come out. Very saddening to see the damage caused by the Louisiana flood here in Baton Rouge