NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - More than 3,880 Louisiana National Guardsmen are still engaged in flood response efforts, including rescues, evacuations, security patrols, engineering missions and supplies distribution.
As of Thursday, the 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, according to a news release. 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 nine helicopters.
The LANG has liaison officer teams in eight parishes to help assist as needed: Ascension, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Vermillion, St. James and St. John.