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Anybody know of where we should be staging or going to in Ascension Parish? I have heard that boats are being turned away, boats are just sitting in trailers at other areas""..BS! Where do we go and make a difference?
i was just turned away at 431 and 621.
Best thing I figure is to follow the crest south. All the ones that change their mind at the last minute will need rescuing

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Here's what I've got for those still trying to help. One of you call wildlife and fisheries, then post here where they'd like yall to be. Also, I've got a friend in the walker/Denham springs area that spent today rescuing. If anyone would like his number to try and organize, shoot me a pm. Not sure if he's going to be tomorrow, as his house got hammered, and I know he's going to have to get it stripped out pretty quick, so he may be doing that tomorrow.


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I did go out to St. Amant, today at the request of my neighbor. They evac'ed his parents this morning at the last minute because his dad didn't want to leave. They left in a rush and left a few things that they needed....and their pet cockatiel bird. LOL quick trip and there were plenty of boats.

I had to report to work this morning...bit, we sent everybody home at 10:00...of course, I was there til nearly 1:00. Got to be there tomorrow morning. We're going to assess the manpower availability and needs on a day to day basis. If I get out early again, I'll hit you up. I'm pretty much over APSO and Ascension's OEP. Almost called down to Iberville Parish tonight to see if they needed any help tonight.

Prayers to all out there. Bad stuff going on right now.

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All,

Was out again today in Ascenscion and the water is still rising but slowly. We did not personally find any people to rescue per say in 3 different spots we went to in StAmant, or Gálvez. We did help someone find a pet that was left behind. Also shuttled people across flooded areas either to be picked up or back in to areas that were not flooded but only accessible by boat for supplies like water, groceries, and items left behind.

I live here and am familiar with the flooded areas. From what I can tell by looking at the predictions of flood stages for the Amite at Port Vincent the water should start to recede some time over night or tomorrow.

Thanks to all that are helping!

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Not sure if this link from my IG account will work or not....but, this was on Beco Road between Stringer Bridge and Gold Place roads.
https://instagram.com/p/BJJaoqrgiXA/

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We were turned away at the first few spots then went ahead and did our own thing on I12 . Very unorganized in Livingston today !!!

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Made a few passes in st amant yesterday. Buddy rescued someone's cat. Some people were still in their homes and didn't want to leave. I have my boat with me at work and am willing to help after I get off again. Let me know if you guys hear of anywhere in need. Just shoot me a text. 225-264-0227

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We started friday morning in Clinton, LA. Worked our way through Zachary and Baton Rouge all the way down to Gonzales sunday night and yesterday during the day. Our little crew had 5 boats with us and its just unreal what we saw. I had to come to work today but i feel helpless while folks are still working in sorrento to get people out. I hope i never see anything like this again in my life. Hats off to everyone else thats out there helping!!


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If ya'll boys know of anything some of us OOSer can do or bring, I'll be more than willing to make the drive and help out however I can

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I got up this morning, drove to LSP at Highland with my boat in tow. Asked where to go to help. Told me go to Costco and ask any uniformed officer. Got there, they directed me to Millerville Road off I-12. Unbelievable some of the things I saw today. It was bad. We pulled people out all day long between Millerville and O'Neal. There were hundreds of civilian rescue boats ferrying people to the staging area at Millerville Target. Spent the entire day out there. At times, I was ready to tear up. Really felt bad for these people. Most were in good spirits and really glad to see us. Others not so spirited. We pulled them out from infants to aged in wheelchairs. Dogs, cats and birds. Good to see so many people stepping up where the state/federal agencies could not. LOTS of surface drive rigs out there. Kudos to all!


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Well Blu, now I know what you look like! Lol, that pic of you and the people in your boat made the news, no clue what channel. I saw it when I went to my sisters to tell my wife our house was gone.
Thanks for helping everyone, it's truly awesome the help and support we had this week!

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I saw a short clip on HLN today...actually two versions. It was pretty cool. Had people texting me at 6:00 this morning saying the story came across their news feeds. LOL

Really, there were so many other boats out there that deserve so much more credit than me. I know there were people coming from far away in large groups to help...and spending way more to,e on the water than what I did. All are true heroes in my book!

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Rambeaux_67 wrote:
We started friday morning in Clinton, LA. Worked our way through Zachary and Baton Rouge all the way down to Gonzales sunday night and yesterday during the day. Our little crew had 5 boats with us and its just unreal what we saw. I had to come to work today but i feel helpless while folks are still working in sorrento to get people out. I hope i never see anything like this again in my life. Hats off to everyone else thats out there helping!!
big props to you Clay for what you have done!


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