Remembering the Louisiana 2016 Flood



It has only been about 10 months and the flood of 2016 is still a recent memory. Homes are still being repaired and people are still adjusting to life after loosing everything that they had.

Many emergency agencies called the catastrophic flood that devastated Louisiana in 2016, the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy.

“Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now,” said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross’ vice president of disaster services operations and logistics.
“This disaster is the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, and we anticipate it will cost at least $30 million — a number which may grow as we learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation.”
Thousands of homes were impacted and there are still thousands of people who are still not in their homes.
People who couldn’t afford to rebuild their houses were force to sell and many who didn’t have flood insurance were force to abandon their homes completely.
Residents are still seeking closure as memories that were stockpiled for years were washed away in the matter of moments.
Pen Point News Reporters reached out to Derrick Wilson regarding his reasons for making the film.
“I made the film because I wanted to use my God given talent to help shine a light on helping people during those difficult times. I literally cried while making this film. The people who couldn’t get assistance or the people who needed to take out a loan was really hard for me to grasp. The fact that people were already making payments on their mortgage and now having to take out a loan hurt me even more. I want people to realize that family is important and even though we can’t pick our family members we have to cherish every moment we have with them.”
 Derrick Wilson is the Director and Producer of DreamWorks Photography.
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