Thomas Mahan and Richard Tugwell clean up damage at Cornerstone Commercial Flooring following the Louisiana Flood of 2016. (Photo by Allie Appel)
Companies have fought long odds to re-open after the Louisiana Flood of 2016
More than 6,000 businesses were impacted by the Louisiana Flood of 2016, according to the Louisiana Economic Development agency. One year later, most appear to be getting back on their feet. Although the National Flood Insurance Program estimates 40% of flooded businesses never reopen, commercial areas in the Capital Region, such as Juban Crossing and the Denham Springs Antique District, have transcended that statistic.
Not all local or parish agencies could provide specifics on the commercial impact of the flood, but Business Report has compiled available data from a few impacted areas on businesses that flooded, closed and opened in the one year since the flood. (Click on graphic to enlarge)