UPDATED: 9:50, Aug 15
In the midst of it all, something to smile and be proud of in a way that only Louisianians can understand. Something too small for the mighty national media to even see, much less cover…
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UPDATED: 11:15 p.m., Aug 14
About 20,000 people have been rescued, along with hundreds of pets, and at least three, maybe five, people have died as a result of flooding caused by historic amounts of rain falling on south Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said late Sunday.
“I can’t say it’s worse than a hurricane,” Edwards told reporters after being briefed by law enforcement and emergency officials, “but it’s plenty bad.”
UPDATED: 9 p.m. Aug 14
More than 7,000 Louisiana residents have been rescued from their homes in south Louisiana.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents alone have currently rescued a total of 2,324 people to date due to flooding in south Louisiana. Agents rescued a total of 1,833 people from 6 a.m. on Aug. 13 till 5 a.m. on Aug. 14.
Total numbers for those rescued by other first responders, like fire, police, National Guard, etc. AND by private individuals helping out neighbors and people they don’t even know SURPASSED 7,000 in official estimates Sunday.
First responders and agents from around the state have traveled to the area to lend a hand and help save lives. These numbers will continue to grow over the next few days and when other agencies stop to take a count, the numbers will probably be staggering.
Keep all these people in your prayers, please.