In August of 2016, a very prolonged period heavy rainfall caused catastrophic flooding in Louisiana; causing thousands of houses and businesses to be come submerged. Louisiana's governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency. Many of the state's rivers and waterways, in particular the Amite and Comite rivers, crested at record levels and rainfall amounts exceeded 20 inches in many parishes throughout the state.
Numerous homeowners affected by the floods dd not flood insurance. The federal government stepped in to provide disaster relief via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The flood has been documented as the worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. There were thirteen deaths reported as a result of the flooding.
Rotary District 6880 Foundation contributed $5,000 to releif efforts in this disaster.