South Louisiana feeling Harvey's impact as rescue, shelter operations continue
Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd District says his constituents continue to feel the impacts of Harvey, as residents are taking part in rescue and shelter operations. Although much of Acadiana was spared the destruction seen in Texas, Higgins says it’s all hands on deck in south Louisiana.
“The 3rd District continues to be impacted because our constituents are primarily the civilian rescue team. The Cajun Navy is rolling hard,” Higgins said.
Higgins says many of those rescued are being sheltered in the third district. He says thousands of Louisianans have volunteered their time and donated supplies to help Texas disaster victims.
“Of course that’s the right thing to do. We’re a compassionate state. We love our neighbors. But it’s also quite an endeavor preparing those shelters and stocking them, and the volunteer staff has been incredible,” Higgins said.
Higgins says the people of south Louisiana are quite adept at dealing with disasters. He says those skills are being put to good use in shelters across the state and as rescue efforts continue in Texas, where flood waters will remain for some time.
“It’s a bad deal. So rescue operations will continue all day today, and those rescued Americans, many of them are coming into Louisiana. We’re going to take good care of them because that’s what we do,” Higgins said.