Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura caused major damage along the Texas/Louisiana border in August 2020. Laura, a category 4 storm, was one of the strongest hurricanes to make a U.S. landfall in recent memory.

Because of your generosity, we rushed more than $90,000 worth of ready-to-eat meals to the hardest hit areas. We also provided more than 80,000 cans of non-perishable food to the area to feed desperate families and nearly 4,000 tarps to provide shelter for families whose homes were heavily damaged.

Photos:

Emily Kask for The New York Times
A flooded Hollywood Cemetery in Orange, Texas. Emily Kask - NYT
High winds devastated the downtown area of Lake Charles. William Widmer for The New York Times
Renee Allred, 19, and her family settled into a bus bound for Baton Rouge as part of an evacuation run by the city of Lake Charles. William Widmer for The New York Times
Louisiana
map:
Population below poverty line:
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
Under five mortality rate:
Physicians Density:
Life Expectancy:
School Life Expectancy:
Literacy Rate:
GDP per capita:
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
Unemployment rate:
Population:
4.7 Million
% without health insurance:
13.8%
% of persons living in poverty:
19.6%
% of high school graduates:
83.4%
Median household income:
$45,047

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