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Photo Gallery: Bossier deputies rescue/evacuate more than 100 people on Saturday in Iberia Parish


From The Bossier Sheriff’s Office:

Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies have been busy Saturday rescuing and evacuating residents stranded by the flood waters in Iberia Parish. The team of six deputies have assisted more than 100 residents from Norris Road and the area who have been impacted by the historic flooding in south Louisiana and brought them to safety.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington dispatched the crew from Bossier Parish Friday afternoon, and two deputies departed Friday evening; the other four early Saturday. The team brought along flood rescue equipment to include a Hydratrek amphibious vehicle, an Argo amphibious vehicle and two Zodiac boats…and they have been busy. As of this writing, the team continues to rescue people who have been trapped by the flooding.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the first responders in south Louisiana and the residents who are going through this devastating ordeal,” said Sheriff Whittington.

Bossier deputies are deployed as part of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Emergency Task Force. The team of Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies deployed to Iberia Parish includes:

Capt. Donnie Keith
Lt. Billy Jones
Sgt. Rick Fazio
Dep. Travis Orr
Dep. Burton Rice
Dep. Jonathan Colgin

Photo Gallery:

Photos courtesy of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office – (from Norris Rd. and the surrounding area) in Iberia Parish as deputies work to rescue/evacuate residents from the heavily flooded area:

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