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The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016: Where We Are One Year Later

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 10:23am Office Shell Admin Baton Rouge

On August 16, 2016 torrential rain poured into Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, forcing many people out of their homes with little to no advanced warning.

We all have our stories of where we were when the floods began to rise. If we weren’t majorly affected, someone we know and love was.

On that day, The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report says that “The heavy rains and floods killed 13 people, displaced tens of thousands of others, destroyed some 60,000 houses and caused an estimated $8.7 billion in damages across 20 parishes.” Since this month marks the one year anniversary of the flood, we are reflecting on the change that has happened in Baton Rouge over the past year.

The rebuilding process has taken months, and some people are still waiting to get back into their homes, even a year after the flood. The recovery process has been slow- more like a marathon than a sprint.

In the past year, flooding has impacted both the demand for homes and the supply of homes. It’s a seller’s market due to the low supply and high demand, so if you've been considering putting your home on the market- now is the time!

To help Baton Rouge rebuild, people from all over the nation selflessly contributed funds and resources. Engel and Völkers was one of those entities that played a part in the rebuilding of Baton Rouge. Through the generosity of Engel and Völkers North America in New York, Jerry and Miriam del Rio with Engel and Völkers Baton Rouge were privileged to present gift cards to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s office to be distributed to deputies that were affected by the flood.

We are proud to be a part of a world-class global network that invests in local communities. We’re literally making a difference both here and around the world. Contact us to work with an Engel and Völkers advisor!

 

 

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