Josette Maquar

 

 

Age: 93

 

Summary: retired seamstress and lieutenant in the French Red Cross Army during World War II who was reportedly hospitalized in serious condition after she inhaled floodwater while she was being evacuated from the heavily-damaged Denham Springs area in Livingston Parish some days ago due to the storm during the historic August 2016 Louisiana floods that killed at least 12 people and rescued more than 20,000 others when a prolonged rainfall in the northeastern regions of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding and submerged thousands of houses and businesses as the heavy rain from a very slow-moving tropical low pressure system exceeded 20 inches in multiple parishes of East Baton Rouge causing many rivers and waterways to reach record levels, in which the flood has been called the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aspiration pneumonia due to ingesting floodwater

 

Born: August 16, 1922

 

Died: August 17, 2016

 

Location: Baton Rogue, Louisiana