5 Lessons From a Major Flooding Disaster

It’s been a year since Baton Rouge, La., experienced catastrophic flooding due to heavy rains. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 83,000 homes damaged by the flooding were eligible for disaster assistance, with each household receiving an average of $13,100 to make repairs and $3,800 to replace essential household items.
Some residents are still recovering, says John Dickson, president of flood insurance provider NFS Edge. He highlighted five takeaways from Baton Rouge’s flood disaster.