If you are wondering what our wonderful Louisiana National Guard and Air National Guard have been doing for the last couple of days, let me give you the rundown for the 20 parishes that have been declared official disaster areas:

 

  • 3,650 Guardsmen deployed around the state to help with flood victims
  • Rescued 9,725 citizens in 5 days
  • Rescued 1,390 pets
  • Issued 31,100 MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat)
  • Issued 465 Tarps
  • Issued 307,775 bottles of water
  • Issued 744,000 sandbags
  • Issued 2,200 cots and blankets
  • Used 236 High Water Vehicles
  • Used 55 Boats, 11 Bridge Erection Boats
  • Used 9 Helicopters

Thank you so much to these brave men and women! Geaux Guard!