Photo Essay: After the flood

The floodwaters at Naylor’s Hardware and Garden Center at 14441 Old Hammond Hwy. reached as high as five feet, causing widespread damage and leading owner Johnny Naylor to sell his True Value license to Clegg’s Nursery. Naylor’s, which has been in business for 63 years, will not reopen.

(Photography by Allie Appel) As soon as the floodwaters began receding during the week of Aug. 15, Baton Rouge area businesses quickly took to the daunting and disgusting task of gutting their proper…

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