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La. Guard Blackhawk helicopter aiding rescue efforts in Watson

6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, August 13 2016 Aug 13, 2016 August 13, 2016 7:25 AM August 13, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

WATSON - A Louisiana National Guard helicopter is en route to Watson where an emergency flooding situation is unfolding.

With the Amite River level rising fast, several hundred residents along Bend Road in the Watson area must be evacuated immediately.

LPSO deputies are in the area helping residents move to dry ground, but residents who have yet to get out are urged to meet deputies at 35980 Bend Road.

Livingston Parish officials will provide updates at 9 a.m. Saturday.

In a call with News 2, Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said rooftop rescues were being carried out in Livingston Parish throughout the morning.

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