Wendell Pierce Loses Baton Rouge Home to Flooding

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Wendell Pierce’s Baton Rouge home was claimed by the historic flooding that struck the city last weekend. It marks the second time the actor’s property has been destroyed by extreme weather, as his childhood home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Pierce, a star of The Wire and the New Orleans–set Treme, revealed the news on Twitter, writing, “My neighbors & I have flooded in Baton Rouge. I am reminded of the generosity given to my family during Katrina. Now we will care for you.” For those looking to help, Pierce shared contact information for the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross and a local food bank. The actor previously chronicled his and his family’s experience with Katrina in a book, The Wind in the Reeds, and he offered advice and comfort to those affected by the recent floods. “I’ll be there for you and the good people of Star Hill LA,” he wrote to one user. “We take care of each other in Louisiana.”

Wendell Pierce Loses Baton Rouge Home to Floods