Richard James, Jr.

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: longtime employee of Gulf States Utilities Company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who was among one of 12 unidentified persons reported missing and presumed dead in the historic August 2016 Louisiana floods when a prolonged rainfall in the northeastern regions of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that 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: Drowned in a flash flooding

 

Born: 1959

 

Died: August 15, 2016

 

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana