Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents have currently rescued a total of 777 people, 120 dogs and six cats to date due to the flooding in Louisiana.
On March 13 agents rescued nine people and five dogs including three people and five dogs in Grant Parish, three people in Natchitoches Parish, two people in Allen Parish and one person in Ouachita Parish.
Agents rescued 103 people, 43 dogs and two cats on March 12. Those totals include 38 people and 11 dogs in Tangipahoa Parish, 21 people and seven dogs in Washington Parish, 18 people and seven dogs in St. Tammany Parish, 11 people and four dogs in Livingston Parish, six people, 11 dogs and two cats in Beauregard Parish, five people in West Carrol Parish, two people and three dogs in Webster Parish and two people in Morehouse Parish.
Agents are also investigating a boating fatality that occurred on March 12 in Natchitoches Parish around 8 p.m. According to the two survivors, there were three men in their own boat returning to a flooded house to remove furniture near the south end of Black Lake. On their way back on flooded Hwy. 1226 the boat’s bow rope was in the water and got tangled in the prop, which then stalled the motor. While the motor was stalled they took on water and Harold Worsham, 78, of the Saline Bayou area, went overboard and never surfaced. Worsham was not wearing a personal flotation device. His body was recovered later that night and turned over to the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.
LDWF is strongly encouraging evacuees to not return to their homes until the flood waters have fallen and conditions allow due to extremely unsafe conditions that are caused by rising and receding flood waters.
On the morning of March 11 agents rescued 303 people, 31 dogs and two cats. Those totals include 209 people, 13 dogs and one cat in Tangipahoa Parish, 47 people and 11 dogs in St. Tammany Parish, 18 people, six dogs and one cat in Washington Parish, 12 people in Caddo Parish, six people in Richland Parish, five people in Morehouse Parish, three people in West Carroll Parish, two people in Ouachita Parish and one person and one dog in Livingston Parish.
On March 10 agents rescued 199 people and 21 dogs. Those totals include 50 people in Ouachita Parish, 46 people and 13 dogs in Caddo Parish, 27 people in Vernon Parish, 19 people in Bossier Parish, 19 people in Richland Parish, 15 people and six dogs in Morehouse Parish, nine people in Bienville Parish, six people in Grant Parish, four people and two dogs in West Carroll Parish, two people in LaSalle Parish and two people in Sabine Parish.
On March 9 agents rescued 72 people including 36 people in Ouachita Parish, 32 people in Webster Parish and four in Morehouse Parish.
Agents also rescued five people on the night of March 8 in Webster Parish.
Agents will remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or email@example.com.