Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents rescued 23 people from a flooded trailer park in Tangipahoa Parish this morning, Oct. 26.
LDWF agents received a call around 5:20 a.m. about a flooded Silo Estates Trailer Park in Tangipahoa. Two agents with a 16 foot flat bottom boat were on scene around 6:15 a.m.
The agents were able to successfully rescue 23 people and a dog as well as untie a horse that was able to escape the rising waters. According to residents of the park the water was only a few inches last night and when they woke up this morning water was coming into the trailers.
The 23 people and dog were taken to high ground where they were then able to take a short walk to the Brown’s Chapel Church, which was setup as a shelter for them.
Agents involved with the rescues included Sgt. Toby Miller and Senior Agent Brody Roberts.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.