Candidates, party platforms differ on need for climate change action

Piles of debris are left outside flood damaged homes Aug. 22 in Denham Springs, La. (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)


Washington-August’s torrential rains that caused catastrophic flooding in southern Louisiana have convinced Robert Gorman that it’s time to think about being ready the next time the floods hit.

Gorman, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Houma-Thibodaux, La., diocese has been discussing with his wife pre-emptive steps to take before the water rises. While their home wasn’t damaged in August, the Gormans are getting prepared should an unpredictable downpour affect their neighborhood.

Catholic Charities is among numerous agencies still responding to the immediate needs of families displaced by the storm, which dropped up to 31 inches of rain in some locales.Continue Reading Click Here

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