On Monday night, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) compliance agents rescued 110 people from flooded homes in southeast Lake Charles, including seven people with physical disabilities.

According to the LDWF, the children and adults, as well as 15 dogs and cats, were taken to high ground where family members awaited them or were shuttled to a nearby shelter.

Long periods of heavy rains caused flooding in Lake Charles, so the rescues, which included 11 agents with boats, took place from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on May 17.

Under the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness emergency support function umbrella, LDWF is the state’s lead search and rescue agency.

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