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Minden firefighters, Webster deputies assisting with rescues

Minden firefighters Assistant Chief Tommy John Hughes, Adam Bradley, Brian Dison, and Captain Tony Hall, along with four Webster Parish Sheriff's deputies arrived in South Louisiana late Friday night and began rescue efforts following historic flooding across 27 parishes. Courtesy Photo

Webster Parish agencies have responded to the call for help for those affected by the torrential flooding in south Louisiana.

Sheriff Gary Sexton and Minden Fire Chief Kip Mourad say they sent four deputies and four firefighters down to Livingston Parish with two boats and equipment to help their fellow man.

“We sent them down there on the request of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association,” Sexton said. “They left from Central Fire Station Friday evening with all of our equipment loaded up.”

Deputies Bobby Igo III, Ray Reeves, Joel Thomas and Terry Brown ride along the streets in a boat in Livingston Parish Saturday as rescue efforts continued. To date, more than 600 people have been rescued and evacuated following the flooding over the weekend.  Courtesy Photo