Two Church Meetinghouses, 450 Member Homes Damaged in Flooding & What Saints Are Doing to Help

by | Aug. 30, 2016

Mormon Life

While the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple has escaped the flooding unharmed, many in Louisiana have lost their homes, and a few even their lives. But hundreds of members and missionaries are working to help those in need even as more volunteers are arriving.

Church-sponsored relief efforts are continuing in communities here still reeling from what is being called the “Great Flood of 2016.”

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Several days of historic rainfall in mid-August overwhelmed rivers, caused widespread flooding and damaged or ruined more than 60,000 homes in Louisiana. Hundreds of Latter-day Saint families are counted among the legions affected by the flooding. Some 450 member homes were inundated and suffered various levels of damage.

Meanwhile, two Church meetinghouses—the Denham Springs Louisiana Stake center and the Windbourne meetinghouse—were severely damaged by several feet of flood water that destroyed flooring, pews, pianos and an organ.

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