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Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

01 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

A fleet of Acadian ambulances staged for patient rescue and evacuation. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo courtesy Acadian Ambulance

02 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Rescue crews from Acadian Ambulance work alongside the National Guard's high water rescue vehicles. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Justin Cox, Acadian Ambulance

03 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Acadian ambulances and EMTs stand ready in the flooded streets of Baton Rouge. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Stephanie Utley, Acadian Ambulance

04 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Acadian EMTs evacuate elderly patients from the Gonzales Nursing Home. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Randall Mann, Acadian Ambulance

05 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Acadian EMTs evacuate elderly residents from the Gonzales Nursing Home. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Randall Mann, Acadian Ambulance

06 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Rescue crews worked long hours overnight in Baton Rouge to respond to the flooding. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo courtesy Acadian Ambulance

07 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Acadian rescue crews work alongside the National Guard's high water rescue vehicles in Baton Rouge. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo courtesy Acadian Ambulance

08 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Acadian Ambulance EMTs donned high-visibility ponchos and personal flotation devices (PFDs) for their work on rescue boats. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo courtesy Danielle Hayes, Acadian Ambulance

09 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Acadian Ambulance CEO Richard Zuschlag provided this photo of his daughter Beth LeBlanc being evacuated from her home in Lafayette, La., with her infant daughter Audrey and twin brother Blair. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Richard Zuschlag, Acadian Ambulance

10 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Rescue workers pull an elderly flood victim from her home as the waters rise. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo The Advocate

11 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Intense rain and flooding grounded Acadian's air medical operations, the National Guard brought in Blackhawk helicopters to assist in patient treatment and transport. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Joshua Baxter, Acadian Ambulance

12 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

An Acadian Ambulance spotted on the move down the flooded streets. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Joshua Baxter, Acadian Ambulance

13 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

EMTs and paramedics from Acadian Ambulance hold strategy briefing before setting out on rescue operations. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo courtesy Acadian Ambulance

14 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Louisiana residents wade to safety after flooding forced them to evacuate their homes. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo The Advocate

15 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

This aerial photo shows the extent of the flood's destruction. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo The Advocate

16 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Volunteers help remove soft materials such as carpeting and dry wall from damaged homes to help prevent the spread of mold. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo The Advocate

17 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Residents with boats began their own response efforts, helping neighbors and their pets evacuate from flooded homes. They became known as the Cajun Navy. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo The Advocate

18 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Rubble lines the streets after flooding swept through parts of southern Louisiana. At least 13 people died after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo The Advocate

19 / 19

Acadian Ambulance Responds to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

The Acadian dispatch center stayed fully staffed during the disaster, thanks to the dedication and commitment of employees who responded to work even while their own homes were destroyed. At least 13 people died in the flooding that swept through parts of southern Louisiana after torrential rains lashed the region. An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance so far. Photo Randall Mann, Acadian Ambulance