Louisiana National Guard responds to flooding
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Louisiana National Guardsmen worked with local and state officials to combat rising floodwaters throughout the state following multiple days of steady rain since May 18, 2021. Using as many as 79 high-water vehicles and 19 boats, Guardsmen rescued 25 people and two pets in Lake Charles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Duncan Foote) VIEW ORIGINAL
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Louisiana National Guard responds to flooding
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Louisiana National Guardsmen worked with local and state officials to combat rising floodwaters throughout the state following multiple days of steady rain since May 18, 2021. Using as many as 79 high-water vehicles and 19 boats, Guardsmen rescued 25 people and two pets in Lake Charles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Duncan Foote) VIEW ORIGINAL
Louisiana National Guard responds to flooding
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Louisiana National Guardsmen worked with local and state officials to combat rising floodwaters throughout the state following multiple days of steady rain since May 18, 2021. Using as many as 79 high-water vehicles and 19 boats, Guardsmen rescued 25 people and two pets in Lake Charles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Duncan Foote) VIEW ORIGINAL

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard, directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, responded to flooding throughout the state following multiple days of steady rain since May 18.

At the height of the response, the LANG had 393 Guard members activated to support various missions, including search and rescue, engineering, and aerial reconnaissance.

Using as many as 79 high-water vehicles and 19 boats, Guardsmen rescued 25 people and two pets in Lake Charles.

Engineer assessment teams worked with local and state officials to determine the specific needs of communities to combat rising floodwaters, while teams in multiple locations installed 3,350 feet of Tiger Dam, a series of water-filled tubes that create a barrier to mitigate flooding.

Members of the Louisiana National Guard are trained, ready and fully equipped to stand up at any moment to protect lives and property, maintain communications, and ensure the continuity of operations and government.

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