Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, food, and water. The largest fire in the States history, the Tiger Island Fire burning in Beauregard Parish, the largest wildfire in Louisiana's history, doubled in size over the weekend. State fire officials reported on Sunday that the fire expanded to cover a staggering 33,000 acres, up from an estimated 15,000 acres on Friday. Containment remains at only 50%. At least one person has been killed and at least 20 buildings have been destroyed. The fire forced the entire town of Merryville, home to 1,200 residents, to evacuate Thursday night. The Tiger Island Fire was one of four major wildfires burning in Louisiana Monday morning, and one of hundreds that have charred parts of the state this month.
Providing support to the victims and their families. An eyewitness said that when the shots started flying, people were falling all over the place trying to get away and leaving their belongings behind. One man was killed, and four others were injured when a gunman started shooting near the St. Charles Avenue Carnival parade route in New Orleans on Sunday. The Krewe of Bacchus was close to the end when gunshots rang out near St. Charles Avenue and Terpsichore Street. New Orleans police say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in front of the Hoshun Restaurant, just steps from where a large crowd lined the street enjoying the Mardi Gras festivities. The shooting injured a 4-year-old girl, two women who were 22 and 24 years of age, an 18-year-old man and an unidentified male somewhere between 15 and 18 years of age. All five victims were taken to a hospital where the unidentified male later died.
Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, food and water, Multiple injuries to people and significant damage to property were reported Wednesday night in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, after a tornado moved over the region. Emergency responders rushed to Tangipahoa village after the tornado struck around 6 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET) and caused damage in the community. The majority of the damage was reported in the area near the intersection of LA 440 and LA 1050, and responders settled around that part of the community. The tornado wrecked several mobile homes. There were also reports of a heavily damaged convenience store in the area and several collapsed homes. Power lines were knocked down as well, leaving the area with no electricity.
Update: Louisiana, October 03/2021, Golden Meadow, Louisiana thousands have been forgotten since Ida made landfall on August 29, 2021. The power is still off, and people still don’t have lights, having to eat cold meals every day, sleeping in tents on their lawns, and living with blue tarps on their roofs and when it rains it rain in their homes. They are suffering right now the food line is a mile long with people trying to get food.
Providing shelter, food and water. Hurricane Ida is still a Category 4 storm hours after making landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. More than 500,000 customers are now without power in Louisiana as Hurricane Ida continues to slam the state. All of New Orleans is without power as Hurricane Ida is roaring through. A fearsome Hurricane Ida left scores of coastal Louisiana residents trapped by floodwaters and pleading to be rescued. Ida was blamed for at least one death outside Baton Rouge. The full extent of its fury was still coming into focus at daybreak. Many people have extensive damage to their homes and will need shelter for months.
. Disaster A tornado struck New Iberia, Louisiana, slightly injuring five people and smashing out windows of a multistory building at Iberia Medical Center, the hospital, and residences in the city suffered significant wind damage. Several homes and businesses have suffered catastrophic damage.
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