Baton Rouge contractors affected by flood get back to work, even while cleaning up themselves

Hannah McLain, 22, a volunteer organized by a local Baton Rouge church, helps throw out waterlogged items from the home of Rhonda Brewer in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Around 100 students from LSU and local high schools also helped residents clean up in the area. At least 40,000 homes were damaged and eight people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

Among the many challenges that will make cleaning up from the historic flood so difficult is that many of the businesses that provide rebuilding services and supplies are, themselves, flood victims. …

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