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President Barack Obama walks with a family to our their flood-damaged home in the Castle Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 23, 2016.

Feds and the state offer relief for flooded homes

By Susan Buchanan
Contributing Writer

More than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed after an inland tropical depression entered Louisiana on August 12 from the east. The state is relying on federal aid to get people into their houses, or at least temporary dwellings, as quickly as possible. That need is especially urgent with the Gulf hurricane season underway, Governor John Bel Edwards, said last week.

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