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A Humanist Response to the Severe Flooding in Louisiana • Foundation Beyond Belief

National coverage has finally begun for what the Lower Mississippi Forecast Center, a division of the National Weather Service, is calling a “1000 year rain event.” Flooding is occurring like the state hasn’t seen since Katrina due to a complicated, slow moving weather system that dumped as much as 30 inches of rain in only two days across nearly half the state. Over 40,000 homes were damaged by what officials have said is some of worst flooding ever to hit the state, and 8,000 people remain in emergency shelters. Eleven fatalities have been recorded so far.

Louisiana child law violates priest’s religious freedom, judge rules | NOLA.com

A Louisiana judge has struck down a state requirement that clergy members report suspected child abuse even if they learn about it during a private confessional.