Saturday, July 13, 2019

Coast Guard rescues 12 trapped on remote island as Barry closes in

This is a story that could fall through the cracks.  But what a tremendous job by the US Coast Guard. 
They hardly get any props for the work they do.
Fox News reports a dozen people stranded on a remote Louisiana island by Tropical Storm Barry are being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The rescue was carried out on Isle de Jean Charles, a Terrebonne Parish community that was cut off by rising water from the storm. Isle de Jean Charles is about two hours south of New Orleans.

Petty Officer Lexie Preston told the Associated Press that some people were on rooftops and that four people and a cat had already been taken from the island on a helicopter. She said a boat is also heading to the area to help get the rest of the people off the island.

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