Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents have rescued 161 people and two dogs to date from flooded areas in northern parishes.
On the morning of March 10, agents have rescued 84 people and two dogs including 44 people in Ouachita Parish, 20 people in Vernon Parish, 10 people in Morehouse Parish, eight people and two dogs in Caddo Parish and two people in Sabine Parish.
On March 9 agents rescued 72 people including 36 people in Ouachita Parish, 32 people in Webster Parish and four in Morehouse Parish.
Agents also rescued five people on the night of March 8 in Webster Parish.
LDWF agents assisted the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office on March 9 with evacuations in the Charmingdale Community and Prairie Road Community in South Ouachita Parish. LDWF agents also assisted the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office with evacuations for residents of Rayville on March 9.
Agents also assisted West Carroll Parish with transporting nurses to the West Carroll Hospital who were unable to cross high water to reach the West Carroll Hospital facilities on March 9.
Agents will remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or email@example.com.