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Rivers rise, boat rescues at Bundick's Lake homes

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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 11:07 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: river, flooding, rain, weather, Bundick, lake, homes, damage, rescue, new orleans

NEW ORLEANS- Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies and state wildlife agents have boats at Bundick's Lake to rescue people who didn't hear or didn't heed warnings that storm runoff would raise it to dangerous heights.

Chief Deputy Joe Toler says four rescue boats were at the lake Thursday. On Wednesday, sheriff's office news releases urged people there to take precautions against high water.

Toler says deputies also have rescued people from three flooded vehicles - and a woman whose all-terrain vehicle was swept into the Sabine River from Texas. Toler says she grabbed her ice chest, floated 20 to 25 yards across the river, and was sitting on the chest when deputies found her Wednesday night.

He says roads in all low-lying parts of the parish are covered with water on Thursday.

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