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The Louisiana National Guard is mobilizing up to 3,000 troops to assist civilian emergency personnel and residents during Tropical Storm Barry.

According to Louisiana Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, Guard members are assisting with levee operations, evacuations and moving water and commodities where they might be needed.

The Guard has liaison officer teams in Orleans, Plaquemine, St. Bernard, Terrebonne and Vermillion parishes. High water vehicles, boats and helicopters are all available for use to support search and rescue operations, evacuation and recon missions. Much work has already been done to have large quantities of drinking water, blankets and sandbags on hand to be distributed to those in need following the storm.

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