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Old 08-16-2016, 05:46 AM
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South Louisiana THT members what do you need?

With all this flooding supplies are depleted Im sure, Radios say all the stores are completely wiped out of EVERYTHING

Im in N Louisiana, Ive got a big truck and a 20ft trailer, Is there anything I can bring to help you guys out? PM me if you wish to stay anonymous.
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Originally Posted by martyf View Post
South Louisiana THT members what do you need?

With all this flooding supplies are depleted Im sure, Radios say all the stores are completely wiped out of EVERYTHING

Im in N Louisiana, Ive got a big truck and a 20ft trailer, Is there anything I can bring to help you guys out? PM me if you wish to stay anonymous.
Very good of you sir.
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Personally, I am great. Got a rent house that got 24" and renters now living in my camper in my back yard. We are trying to get them back into the house ASAP but it's going to be weeks if not months. There are (guessing here) most likely close to 50,000+ homes that went under and I'm sure most don't have ANYWHERE to stay other than shelters. Hopefully they have some of those FEMA trailers left from Katrina and will start bringing some in. Recovering a house from a flood is a long, drawn-out process and these poor folks are going to be miserable for months.

Check with shelters to see if they need anything. Most effort for the past few days has been to get these people out of the water and to safety. Doesn't appear that much organization effort put inot actually running the shelters yet. Churches and such just opening their doors to those in need but haven't got a clue how to operate a shelter and don't seem to be getting a lot of help with it so far.

Affected areas:

East Baton Rouge Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Livingston Parish
Ascension Parish
Lafayette Parish
St. Helena Parish

and I'm sure I'm missing a few.

Central, LA city hall 225-261-5988



And THANK YOU!!!

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High five to you Marty!!!
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phone #s for shelters:

http://www.wafb.com/story/32746310/s...y-rescue-needs

scroll down a little to see shelter info.
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I think right now, shelters are asking for food for the most part. My wife is on a mission gathering all donations that she can from local stores here in Lafayette. Anything from food, clothes, to school supplies for kids. We were lucky, so she's dedicating her time off from school to helping others. She's a good one for sure.
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Originally Posted by martyf View Post
South Louisiana THT members what do you need?

With all this flooding supplies are depleted Im sure, Radios say all the stores are completely wiped out of EVERYTHING

Im in N Louisiana, Ive got a big truck and a 20ft trailer, Is there anything I can bring to help you guys out? PM me if you wish to stay anonymous.
biggest need right now is cooking at the shelters and toiletries
go to wafb.com and look for the phone numbers they have listed for volunteers
the big shelter in ascension is at lamar-dixon near the cabela's
the big shelter in EBR is at celtic studios behind the costco on airline & 12
there are dozens of smaller ones, usually churches and schools
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THT members are sportsman and fishermen, we tend to help each other out, most of us would stop in a heart beat to help a stranded/ distressed boater, but a stranded car on the side of the road, most of us would not......... there's a reason for that, as well my post, I saw the carnage from Katrina personally, been stranded in Houma, when the Atchafalaya flooded and all the way down to Morgan city 5- 6 yrs ago

Ive made a donation, but I wanted to get more involved in helping my fellow THT
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top notch of you Marty! sad to see so many people in this terrible situation
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RED CROSS:
taking donations at 225-215-4777
all donations go directly to south LA relief effort
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We have some friends who were flooded out; we just sent them money to help with temporary living expenses.
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we have trucks loaded with water and other supplies and headed that way from Pascagoula....They are coordinating with local EMA,s over there.
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I saw that 3/4 of the homeowners don't have flood insurance.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
I saw that 3/4 of the homeowners don't have flood insurance.

sadly many of them really didnt need it....Mother nature is a bitch........stay strong LA ......praying for yall...
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