Washington Co. Emergency Management Crews In Louisiana To Help With Tropical Storm Ida Recovery

Monday, August 30th 2021, 7:24 am
By: News On 6

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana -

Many Oklahoma crews say they are trained for the kind of weather hitting Louisiana and are prepared to help residents recover once Ida passes through.

When Louisiana sent out the call for help, Oklahomans did not hesitate to step up to make a difference. A group with Washington County emergency management is in Baton Rouge on Monday ready to help.

They are working on logistics, including trying to find hotel rooms for a search and rescue team from Pittsburg County.

Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox said people along the coast have learned they can count on Oklahomans.

"It is satisfying, it's humbling and we're just proud and happy to be able to do that and the flip side of that is someday we may need help also," said Cox.

Currently, the Cajundome will house many of the utility crews from out of state, including Oklahomans. Inflatable beds are set up and they can feed up to 700 people, three meals each day, even going as far as delivering meals in the field if needed.