Tuesday, June 16, 2015

You Might Be

Here in central Louisiana, we've got this place called Louisiana Mudfest, where folks go with their big trucks to play in the mud.  It is along the Red river, which is currently at flood stage, and this weekend, the levee broke, flooding the grounds.  Luckily no one was hurt.
A number of Grant Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana National Guard, Louisiana State Police, and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. A total of 113 people and 3 dogs were evacuated safely. 91 of which were taken out by boat and the other 22 were led out by deputies on foot over an earthen dam in Old River.
People are still trying to get vehicles out, and I understand that it was quite exciting when the levee gave way.  Of course, some local wag had to make a poster.

 Ha!  Yeah, that just about says it all.  Again, I'm glad that everyone got out alive, and I'm proud of my brethren for mounting the rescue effort.  Good Job, Grant Parish S.O.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yeah, THAT is redneck... And glad the folks are safe...