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Former 'Wire' actor Wendell Pierce loses Baton Rouge home in flood

In this March 31, 2016 file photo, Wendell Pierce, a cast member in "Confirmation," poses at the premiere of the HBO film in Los Angeles.

In this March 31, 2016 file photo, Wendell Pierce, a cast member in "Confirmation," poses at the premiere of the HBO film in Los Angeles.  (AP)

"The Wire" and "Treme" actor Wendell Pierce's home was destroyed by flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 11 years after his childhood home was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

The 52-year-old Louisiana native revealed the news Sunday on Twitter. He says the response to his loss reminded him of "the generosity given to my family during Katrina." Pierce's parents' home was damaged when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.

Pierce later tweeted phone numbers for the American Red Cross and Baton Rouge Food Bank.

A noticeably shaken Pierce called the destruction "a private pain" in a video posted Monday by TMZ.

Pierce's spokesman did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

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