Deputies from both Bossier and Caddo Parishes are on their way to Baton Rouge to backup authorities in south Louisiana in front of Tropical Storm Barry.

According to a press release from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies will leave for south Louisiana Friday morning.

Caddo and Bossier rescue teams will deploy to Baton Rouge as part of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

 

The deputies and equipment were requested by Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning in support of rescue efforts associated with Tropical Storm Barry.  Sheriff Prator, who serves as the North Louisiana Task Force Director, along with Sheriff Whittington will be joining deputies at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office substation on Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. The teams will leave together for Baton Rouge.

The latest projections have Barry making landfall Saturday morning in the Morgan City area. According to Louisiana Radio Network, a three to five foot storm surge is predicted with category one hurricane force winds expected. Louisiana Radio Network reports that Morgan City is the largest city in St. Mary Parish and is home to about 12,000 people.