Dozens of Louisiana responders helping rescue people in South Carolina

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 21, 2018 - 9:12 pm

It’s been a week since the landfall of Hurricane Florence on the east coast.  

Although some have come back to the Bayou State, first responders from Louisiana are still in South Carolina helping with the aftermath of the storm.  

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the Louisiana crew is made up of fire departments from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Monroe areas as well as Fire Marshal employees that assist in logistics.

"We have about 48 boots on the ground from Louisiana," he explained. "It's a combination of three urban search and rescue taskforces."

Browning says dozens Louisiana emergency personnel are in Horry County, South Carolina, helping local authorities and first responders with evacuations as waters continue to rise from Florence.

Their deployment ends Tuesday, but could be extended.

"They've worked phenomenally organizing and executing rescues, working hand in hand with the South Carolina task forces,"

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