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BATON ROUGE, La. - Caddo and Bossier deputies, Shreveport police and Shreveport firefighters are ready to respond when the call comes.

Dozens of first responders from the Shreveport-Bossier area deployed to south Louisiana on Friday ahead of Barry's arrival. Their primary goal is to assist with water rescues in the event of massive flooding.

With the Mississippi River already at flood stage, Barry could pose the biggest flood threat to south Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina, a storm many of these people responded to nearly 14 years ago.

KTBS 3's Jamie Ostroff and Josh Hale are reporting from Baton Rouge.

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