Pop star Taylor Swift said she will donate $1 million to help with the Louisiana flood relief efforts, according to the Associated Press.
Baton Rouge and the state of Louisiana has been hit by some of the worst flooding in the state’s history. According to reports, more than 20 inches of rain have fallen in and around Baton Rouge since last week.
“We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking,” Swift told the news outlet.
The floods have affected LSU in various ways.
“Well, certainly it’s been everything but normal. Anytime that your community feels ill effects of a storm, it affects the team. I can just tell you that we are so thankful these last few days we’ve been able to see sunshine and it hasn’t been raining. I’m told that 7,000 people are displaced and that several shelters are open and overflowing,” LSU head coach Les Miles said about the floods on the Tigers’ athletic site.