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Taylor Swift donates $1m to Louisiana flood victims

Updated: Aug 17, 2016 14:40 IST

Washington D.C., Aug. 17(ANI): Taylor Swift has proved that she has a heart as big as her giant bank account as she donated a staggering one million dollars to the victims of the widespread floods that have devastated Louisiana.

"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," said the 26-year-old pop-star in a statement, reports the Hollywood Life.

"I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time," the singer added.

Reportedly, Torrential rains On August 16 added to the horror in the state as the death toll rose to 11. A levee was overtopped in one parish and more than three-quarters of the homes were lost in another parish, authorities said.

A total of 20 parishes are now listed on the federal disaster zone, with around 45,000 homes impacted. (ANI)