Mississippi Power employees assist Louisiana flood victims

Mississippi Power employees assist Louisiana flood victims

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As the floodwaters begin to recede in southeastern Louisiana, the need for outside help continues to grow.

That’s why three Mississippi Power employees joined other Gulf Coast donors this week to help with recovery and assess how the company might become more involved in the process.

Community Connection representatives Ann Holland, Frank Magee and Jennifer Walker made the day trip to Baton Rouge along with the city of Gulfport’s volunteer caravan to deliver three 18-wheelers full of supplies for flood victims.

Mississippi Power Community Connection members joined officials from the City of Gulfport as they delivered supplies to flood victims in Louisiana Aug. 17.
Mississippi Power Community Connection members joined officials from the City of Gulfport as they delivered supplies to flood victims in Louisiana Aug. 17.

“We delivered water, food, clothes, baby food and other supplies that were donated at city drop- off sites,” said Jennifer Walker. “During our time there we assessed the area’s ongoing needs. From experience, we know those needs change as the recovery efforts continue. Based on our findings, Community Connection will consider developing a unified plan to offer more assistance.”

According to the Associated Press, at least 40,000 homes have been damaged and 11 people killed in some of the worst flooding in Louisiana history that began Friday, Aug. 12.

“For the flood victims, this is their Katrina,” Walker added.