The following excerpt is from an August 17, 2016 article posted at TheAdvocate.com:
The [Louisiana] State Archives has offered several tips for Louisiana residents trying to save flooded documents and photographs.
Wide-spread flooding has left thousands of homes with damage across south Louisiana. Already, more than 65,000 disaster assistance claims have been filed with FEMA.
The State Archives, under the direction of the Secretary of State’s Office, says there are several steps people can take to try to save water-logged documents and photographs as they try to salvage items from flooded homes and other buildings.
Read the full article – which includes some greats ideas on what to do now!