"[The mission is] why I joined. I want to serve my country and the people around me. This mission is just as important as the oil spill, hurricanes and deployments overseas. I'm helping my country and my citizens locally Aca,!A| We're ready. We're ready for whatever mission that comes."

- 2nd Lt. Robert Ogden, Louisiana National Guardsmen and the officer in charge of the search and rescue mission for the flooding along the Mississippi River.

Louisiana Guard search, rescue boat teams prepare to help flood victims