While many people are trying to get out of the path of the storm, first responders are heading toward it.
Earlier Wednesday, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal welcomed responders from across the gulf as they prepare for potential search and rescue
operations. This specialized caravan will team up with others, first in Lafayette, and head into areas most impacted by the storm.
“We’ve brought in numbers of almost 300 hundred additional responders from accross the country who speicalize in this Urban Search and rescue effort. It’s going to be hard because many of our past searches that we’ve had to do, the buildings were not completly damaged,” says Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning.
Browning says the caravan is equipped with enough supplies to be self-sufficient for several days.