Coast Guard medevacs trucker from LaPlace, LA

Coast Guard medevacs trucker from LaPlace, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a trucker from Texas in LaPlace Friday. Alva Campbell, age unknown, was embarked aboard a Coast Guard Disaster Assistance Response Team 16-foot flood punt for a respiratory condition on the flooded frontage road near the Interstate Highway 55 underpass. The DART transferred Campbell to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for transport to a medical...

Coast Guard prepares for pollution and search and rescue due to rising water on Inland River System

U.S. Coast Guard photoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is preparing for potential search and rescue and pollution response as a result of flooding on the Western Rivers. The Coast Guard has reached out to Coast Guard units outside of the affected area and directed them to remain on standby to assist where severe flooding is possible. Coast Guard Disaster Assistance Response Teams are moving into...