Taylor Swift donating $1 million to Louisiana

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people.

Swift told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Louisiana residents "made us feel completely at home" when she and her touring crew kicked off the U.S. dates of her "1989 World Tour" in the state last year.

The flooding is some of the worst in Louisiana history, damaging at least 40,000 homes. More than 60,000 people have registered for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after widespread flooding hit the state.

Swift says it is "heartbreaking" to watch people be forced out of their homes. She's encouraging people to "help out and send your love and prayers" to those suffering at this time.