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La. National Guardsmen to help with flooding

5 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, March 09 2016 Mar 9, 2016 March 09, 2016 11:56 AM March 09, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NORTH LOUISIANA - Several parishes in northwest Louisiana have declared a state of emergency over widespread flooding, and in response the governor has authorized the National Guard to help.

Governor John Bel Edwards issued the order Wednesday after nearly a foot of rain fell over parts of northwest Louisiana Tuesday night and Wednesday and more rain is on the way.

The governor's office says eight guardsmen and four high water vehicles will be used in Bossier Parish.

Dozens of homes were flooded and scores of residents were evacuated, but no one was hurt.

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