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National Guard help north Louisiana evacuations

9 months 1 day 17 hours ago March 10, 2016 Mar 10, 2016 Thursday, March 10 2016 March 10, 2016 11:44 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BOSSIER CITY - The Louisiana National Guard is assisting local authorities in north Louisiana with high water rescues, which became necessary after the region was inundated with heavy rain.
    
Guard spokesman Rebekah Malone says guardsmen have evacuated 361 people from homes in Bossier, Ouachita and Morehouse parishes since Wednesday morning.
    
Malone said the Guard is using trucks that can travel though water 20 to 30 inches deep.
    
Besides the people rescued, Malone says guardsman have evacuated 70 dogs, 16 chickens and even a guinea pig.

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