For people not familer with the area, my house is in baton rouge. Not zoned as a flood zone. My exact location is 46 feet above sea level and more than 5 miles (up hill) from the nearest river. I received 2 feet worth of water in my house, ruined almost everything i owned, almost surly totaled my girlfriends car (full coverage thou), and i have no flood insurance ( back to the no flood zone thing), and im considered lucky compared to most people here. Not asking for pitty, or remorse. I will rebuild and move on like the rest. I just wanted to provide some perspective to the people that truly have no idea, and truly want to know.
My family is spread all throughout the flood areas (though it seems all of their houses got spared barely). One relative in Denham springs, two relatives in Zachary, quite a few in Livingston, some in ponchatoula, one in Lafayette, and most are in the baton rouge city limits.