More than 3,000 Guardsmen prepare for Hurricane Laura

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- The Louisiana National Guard began their preparations for Hurricane Laura.

The National Guard has more than 3,000 members to help those in need during the severe weather.

The members will provide assistance with high-water vehicle and boat evacuations, boat and air search and rescue operations, logistical support, engineering support, levee inspection/security and placement of liaison officer teams assisting parish emergency operations centers, according to The National Guard.

Water and MREs will be distributed as needed.

The latest on Hurricane Laura can be found here.

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