It’s always incredibly sad to watch the aftermath of a natural disaster and how it drastically affects the lives of those in its wake. That is exactly what is happening now, as numerous reports and images are coming out of the recent floods in Louisiana. The floods have been extremely severe and actor Wendell Pierce was unfortunately a victim of it, as he has just lost his Louisiana home to the tragedy.
NBC News has the detailed account of actor Wendell Pierce’s account of losing his home, as many have, to the devastating floods in Louisiana. Best known for HBO shows like The Wire and Treme, and most recently the cable network’s Emmy-nominated film Confirmation playing the role of Clarence Thomas, Pierce is a native of Louisiana.
The NBC News report states:
Actor Wendell Pierce’s home was destroyed by flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 11 years after his childhood home was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. The 52-year-old Louisiana native revealed the news Sunday on Twitter.
He says the response to his loss reminded him of “the generosity given to my family during Katrina.” Pierce’s parents’ home was damaged when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
Pierce later tweeted phone numbers for the American Red Cross and Baton Rouge Food Bank. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” the author of “The Wind in the Reeds” told TMZ on Monday. “I just lost everything.” A noticeably shaken Pierce called the destruction “a private pain.”
Since the flooding began, it has been reported that at least ten people were killed, while over 20,000 residents had to be rescued from their homes to escape a similar fate. To find out how you can help Louisiana residents in this time of need, visit the Red Cross.