La. National Guard engaged in multiple flood response roles

Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office

 160815-Z-XX999-002BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 3,880 Louisiana National Guardsmen are still engaged in flood response
efforts, to include rescues, evacuations, security patrols, engineering missions, and commodities distribution, Aug. 18.

To date, the Louisiana National Guard has rescued over 19,040 citizens and 2,660 pets. The LANG has issued more than 76,930 MREs; 389,015 bottles of water; 465 tarps; and 961,500 sandbags. The LANG also issued over 2,200 cots and 1,700 blankets for shelter support.

Over the course of these operations, Louisiana Guardsmen have supported local, state, and federal agencies with more than 280 high-water vehicles, 55 boats, 11 Bridge Erection Boats, and 9 helicopters.160817-Z-XX999-002

The LANG has liaison officer teams in 8 parishes to help assist as needed: Ascension, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Vermillion, St. James and St. John.

Louisiana’s Guardsmen are trained, ready and equipped to stand up at any moment to protect lives and property, maintain communications, and ensure the continuity of operations and government.

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