Denham Springs, Louisiana
Louisiana Flood of 2016
When a slow-moving storm dropped more than two feet of rain around Denham Springs, Louisiana in August 2016, the Amite River went five feet above its record flood stage. Most of the city of 10,000 ended up underwater. Afterwards, LeadersLink partnered Mayor Gerard Landry with former Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Mayor Eddie Favre. Favre was at the helm in 2005 when the Gulf Coast town was virtually destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and helped engineer an amazing recovery. Bay St. Louis has been named one of American’s “Best Little Beach Towns” and “Coolest Small Towns” and is currently one of the fastest growing cities in Mississippi.