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Over 3,500 Louisiana National Guards Assisting Flood Victims

© REUTERS / Louisiana Department of Transportation and DevelopmentFloodwaters are seen on Range Road and I-12 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 13, 2016
Floodwaters are seen on Range Road and I-12 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 13, 2016 - Sputnik International
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More than 3,500 members of the Louisiana National Guard (LANG) are taking part in emergency flood operations as directed by Governor John Bel Edwards, according to LANG’s statement released on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — LANG has assisted local and federal agencies with providing additional emergency equipment such as nine helicopters, 11 bridge erection boats, and 236 high-water vehicles.

Floodwaters are seen on Range Road and I-12 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 13, 2016 - Sputnik International
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“3,650 Guardsmen involved in flood response operations. [To the date], 11,085 citizens and 1,400 pets rescued,” the statement said.

Earlier on Tuesday, American Red Cross workers have joined state officials in efforts to provide shelters and meals for Louisiana’s residents. The organization announced that they have mobilized over 1,000 people from all 50 states.

Since the severe flooding in Louisiana started last Friday, eight people were killed and more than 40,000 homes were damaged. A state of emergency declared by Governor Edwards is effective until September 10.

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