Baton Rouge flooding response continues

U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood water on their flat-bottom boats in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2016. The Coast Guard sent water and air assets to assist the victims in the Baton Rouge area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles)

U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood waters, Aug. 14, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued an additional 12 people and assisted other agencies in rescuing another 64 in distress due to flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area Tuesday.

Coast Guard crews, under the coordination of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, are operating in support of the state of Louisiana, the Governor’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana National Guard.

Coast Guard crews to date have rescued a total of more than 219 people, assisted a total of more than 3,000 people in distress and rescued 57 pets.

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