NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have rescued hundreds of people and animals across several parishes in southeast Louisiana, who were affected by recent widespread flooding. According to a Wildlife and Fisheries spokesperson, agents began search and rescue missions Friday around 4 a.m.
Search and rescue missions were made in 10 parishes and agents were able to rescue a total of 438 people and 94 animals on Friday.
The following is a breakdown of rescues made by parish on August 12:
Tangipahoa - 117 people and 23 animals
Washington - 3 people
Livingston - 48 people and 14 animals
St. Helena - 25 people
East Baton Rouge - 77 people and 23 animals
Iberia - 30 people and 2 animals
Lafayette - 83 people and 25 animals
East Feliciana - 49 people and 5 animals
West Feliciana - 2 people
Vermilion - 4 people and 2 animals
Crews continued search and rescue missions throughout the overnight period. As of 6 a.m. Saturday, 53 more people and 16 more animals were rescued by agents since midnight, August 13. The following is a breakdown of the rescues by parish during that time:
Tangipahoa - 10 people and 2 animals
Livingston - 18 people and 2 animals
East Baton Rouge - 25 people and 12 animals
Wildlife and Fisheries agents are continuing search and rescue missions. Agents will be available for search and rescue missions until the flood waters recede.