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2,800 people remain in shelters after flooding

7 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, August 22 2016 Aug 22, 2016 August 22, 2016 12:13 PM August 22, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

BATON ROUGE - More than 2,800 people remain in shelters a week after the devastating flooding that wrecked homes across south Louisiana.

The Department of Children and Family Services announced the latest figure Monday.

The storm and its flooding have damaged an estimated 60,000 homes and forced thousands to seek temporary housing with relatives, friends or shelters.

More than 106,000 people have registered for federal disaster aid, with the state saying $20 million has been distributed to individuals so far.

At least 40 state highways remained closed.

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