BOSSIER CITY, La. - As Tropical Storm Barry continues to develop in the Gulf of Mexico, help is on the way. Caddo-Bossier area emergency responders are packed up and ready to roll down to south Louisiana.
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First responders met at the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Substation on Arthur Ray Teague Friday morning. From there, they're headed south.
Members of the Caddo and Bossier Water Rescue Teams spent Thursday afternoon checking their equipment and packing up their gear. They're going at the request of Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning to help with water rescues in the Baton Rouge area.
A group of Shreveport firefighters is also being deployed Friday. The group has 17 specialized task members. The fire department didn't specify where they will be stationed.
We do know they'll be in south Louisiana to help with search and rescue efforts.
They're expected to be gone for at least a week.