In December 2017, a powerful storm hit the state of Louisiana and inundated a massive swath of Louisiana’s Central Beltway.
The storm also left more than 400 people dead, including many of the city’s black residents, who suffered through weeks of brutal violence.
The storm also destroyed many of Louisiana State University’s main buildings, forcing its president to resign and nearly bankrupting the university.
As Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Louisiana, it was the second-strongest storm to hit the U.S. and the third-stronggest on record, according to a NOAA report.
In January 2018, Hurricane Matthew was also the strongest storm to ever make landfall in the U