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More than 50 rescued by Coast Guard so far in Baton Rouge

9 months 1 week 4 days ago August 14, 2016 Aug 14, 2016 Sunday, August 14 2016 August 14, 2016 4:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
Image: U.S. Coast Guard

BATON ROUGE - More than 50 people were rescued from rooftoops, cars and trailers on Saturday by memebers of the Coast Guard.

USCG Public Affairs personnel said two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from New Orleans and one MH-60 Jayhawk from Mobile worked with local law enforcement and helped rescue more than 300 people.

Rescues continued Sunday as many people are still stranded in their homes. Interstate closures continue making getting in or out of communities like Baton Rouge and Denham Springs difficult or impossible.

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