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  • Helicopter crew saves family, infant from flooded car in Livingston Parish

    August 16, 2016 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Coast Guard continues to respond to flooding in Baton Rouge, rescuing an additional 12 people on Monday night. They assisted with another 34 rescues. At about 8 p.m. Monday, a helicopter crew was diverted to rescue a family of three, including a five-day-old infant... more »
  • 10,000 in shelters after catastrophic flooding

    August 15, 2016 2:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes and search efforts will continue on Monday as widespread, catastrophic flooding came to south Louisiana. The rising water was centered around Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and surrounding parishes. 10,000 of the number rescued spent Sunday night... more »
  • Baker remains under curfew as rescues continue

    August 14, 2016 6:44 PM

    BAKER - Officials in Baker say more than 1,500 people have been rescued in the past two days from severe flooding. 15 of those people were rescued on Sunday alone but did not necessarily take place in the Baker area, according to city officials. Shelters that remain active... more »
  • More than 50 rescued by Coast Guard so far in Baton Rouge

    August 14, 2016 5:51 PM

    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... more »
  • La. Guard increases search and rescue operations

    August 13, 2016 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard says they have rescued close to 500 people and 61 pets during search and rescue operations following heavy flash flooding in seven different parishes. All of the rescues came within the past 24 hours with 15 of them carried out by air.... more »
  • LDWF reports rescue of 500 people, 100 animals

    August 13, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wildlife and Fisheries agents reported they’ve rescued nearly 500 people along with more than 100 animals since Friday. Search and rescue operations have continued through Saturday morning as rainfall has continued to fall and rivers rise. LDWF released the following by parish rescue totals: ... more »
  • Floods send residents on journey to find shelter for the night

    August 12, 2016 7:48 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - A few hundred residents of the Town of Tangipahoa who were rescued from their homes on Friday had to make several stops before they finally found a place to stay after double digit rainfall totals drenched the area. WWL-TV reported the residents said the rain started at... more »
  • Water forces evacuations in Washington Parish

    March 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - After a night of heavy rains, authorities say swollen rivers and creeks in rural Washington Parish in southeastern Louisiana have led to widespread flooding, prompting rescues from scores of homes. Mike Haley, a chief deputy for the parish's sheriff, says dozens of homes have been flooded... more »
  • Coast Guard airlifts sailor with heart trouble

    January 4, 2013 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard says it airlifted a man with heart disease from a sailboat in the stormy Gulf of Mexico to shore in Louisiana. The Coast Guard said officials were called early Thursday about a husband and wife aboard a 64-foot sailboat bound for Houston from Cozumel, Mexico.... more »

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