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President Barack Obama tours Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ORG XMIT: LASW117

Susan Walsh

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is hosting free photo restoration Friday and Saturday to give flood victims the opportunity to salvage important and family photos damaged in August's flood.

Partnering with Operation Photo Rescue, the main library at 7711 Goodwood Boulevard will host the event, where people can bring up to 20 damaged photos to be scanned and digitally restored to "as close to pre-disaster quality as possible," for no charge, parish library spokeswoman Sonya Gordon in a news release. 

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, volunteers from Operation Photo Rescue will help restore photos, and within six to 12 months the restored prints will be sent in the mail to patrons, Gordon said. Patrons can keep their original, damaged photos.

Operation Photo Rescue has helped residents restore photos after Hurricane Katrina and other storms and floods, Gordon said.