Global  

Gulf Coast first responders return from aiding Hurricane Laura victims

Video Credit: WXXV - Published
Gulf Coast first responders return from aiding Hurricane Laura victims

Gulf Coast first responders return from aiding Hurricane Laura victims

First responders from the Gulf Coast recently returned from helping victims in Lake Charles.

- first responders from the gulf- coast recently- returned from helping victims i- lake charles and news 25's gabb- cox went to see how the treck t- louisiana went.

- - after hurricane laura tore- through regions of louisiana, - - - - first responders from harrison- county and the entire gulf coas- felt it was - their responsibility to help th- neighboring - state.- harrison county sheriff, troy - peterson recalled the - help they received because of - hurricane - katrina 15 years ago.

- troy peterson: "it wasn't anybodies idea, it wasn't a one- person job.

It was something- that we just came together and- formed.

We took that from - katrina and we try to - - - - pay it forward every year."

Responders partnered with law - enforcement in- the lake charles area and - provided about 3,000 meals and- sealed about 28 damaged homes - with tarp for the victims.- pat sullivan: "we take care of one another.

We take care of on- - - - another on the streets.

We take- care of one another at our- homes, we take care of one- another in our- communities and this is just an- extended community.

They got- impacted, we know - what they went through so we do- what we have to do to try and - - - - lessen that impact."

Gulf coast responders are all - too familiar with this kind of- destruction so they are focused- on providing for other- communities who are in need - during this time.

- troy peterson: "everybody on th coast feels as though we still- owe.

I think- that our debt is never repaid.

- think law enforcement feels tha- strongly and i think the- community feels that strongly."

The group left for louisiana on- august 31st and returned- september 4th for what was just- one of many trips to help - victims of natural disasters.

I- harrison county, gabby cox, new- 25.

- - -




You Might Like


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Hurricane Sally Impact On Gulf Coast Is Devastating [Video]

Hurricane Sally Impact On Gulf Coast Is Devastating

Laura Podesta reports there are at least two deaths from the storm.

Credit: CBS4 Miami     Duration: 01:31Published
Gulf Coast bracing for another hurricane just weeks after Hurricane Laura [Video]

Gulf Coast bracing for another hurricane just weeks after Hurricane Laura

Less than a month after Hurricane Laura, Tropical Storm Sally strengthens to a hurricane as it heads toward southeastern Louisiana.

Credit: USA Today News (Domestic)     Duration: 00:30Published
Volunteer hub appreciation to honor first responders [Video]

Volunteer hub appreciation to honor first responders

The Gulf Coast Hub for Volunteers and Nonprofits, a program of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, coordinated an appreciation event for local first responders in remembrance of 9/11 today.

Credit: WXXVPublished