The Flood Law Blog was featured in two articles in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans edition of The Advocate.

In the New Orleans Advocate, an article titled “Law Firms Use Katrina Experience to Help Baton Rouge Area Flood Victims,” McGlinchey Stafford attorneys Brad Axelrod and Jean-Paul Perrault discussed the blog’s roots in the firm’s experience helping clients after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and how the Flood Law Blog has helped serve as a resource for FEMA assistance and SBA loans.

Perrault is quoted in a second article, “Post-Flood Insurance, Legal Issues Dot Businesses’ Road to Recovery,” on landlord-tenant issues relating to commercial property that have arisen following the flood. Axelrod also commented on cash-flow challenges for small and midsized businesses following a disaster.

As announced today by Congressman Garret Graves, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate $13 million of “sanction funds” to aid recovery in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

Sanction funds are previously unused fund recuperated from grantees and may be used for infrastructure needs, small business and economic development needs, and even individual homeowner needs.

Contact Information


  • State of Louisiana Shelter list (updating continuously)
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Shelters (last updated Aug. 15, 2016, 1:08 p.m.):
    • Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S River Road, Baton Rouge, LA
    • BREC Park at Hamilton Avenue, 16200 Hamilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA
    • BREC Park at Kernan Avenue, 333 Kernan Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA
    • Celtic Studios, 10000 Celtics Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
    • Central Middle School, 12656 Sullivan Road, Central, LA
    • F.G. Clark Activity Center, 801 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
    • First Baptist Church, 4200 Main St, Zachary, LA
    • First Baptist Church of Central, 9676 Sullivan Road, Baton Rouge, LA
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA
    • McKinley Middle Magnet, 1550 Eddie Robinson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
    • Scotlandville Magnet High School, 9870 Scotland Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA
    • St. John the Baptist Catholic, 4727 McHugh Road, Zachary, LA
  • Special Medical Conditions Shelter (homebound, chronically ill, or disabilities in need of medical or nursing care with no other place to receive care): Run by the Louisiana Department of Health on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, Field House. Call (225) 578-6383.
  • Animal Shelter