Louisiana Flooding (EM-3322)
FEMA and State of Louisiana Work in Partnership
Heavy rainfall across the middle Mississippi and Ohio River valleys over the past month led to historic, and in some cases record breaking rises on both rivers. As this water moved downriver, significant rises occurred along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers through southeast and south central Louisiana.
In response to this situation and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s request for assistance, President Obama issued an emergency disaster declaration on May 6 enabling FEMA to support efforts to protect life and property.