Erlanger sends help to Louisiana flood victims

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – People in Louisiana are still trying to recover from the flooding that has paralyzed the area for weeks.

When nurses at two Baton Rouge hospitals sent out a call for help on social media, Erlanger nurses, employees, and suppliers joined forces to help their counterparts in the flooded areas.

Employees today were still packing an 18-wheeler with donated supplies.

It will wind up at Ochsner Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

Supplies such as clothing, scrubs, and hand sanitizer have been donated by Erlanger associates and suppliers.

44 hospital employees and their families are temporarily living at one of the Baton Rouge hospitals.

“So many of those employees have lost their homes and they are still trying to take care of patients and do what, you know, drive them to take care of patients and get things done everyday.” says Regena Young. She works in the Trauma Unit at Erlanger Medical Center.

The bad news is, the area may get more rain, even as the clean up continues.

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