FRIDAY FOTOS (September 7, 2012)
The Trouble with Isaac
Part of national security includes protecting Americans in times of natural disasters, like hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. Hurricane Isaac, which swept the gulf coast of Louisiana and Mississippi last month was one of those disasters.
Here we see U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Savoy lifting a child into a boat from floodwaters caused by Hurricane Isaac in La Place, La., on Aug. 30, 2012. Savoy is attached to the 256th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard.
In the photo below, a U.S. Coast Guard Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) returns from a medical evacuation of a truck driver along the flooded frontage road by the Highway 55 underpass in LaPlace, Louisiana Aug. 31, 2012.
For more photos of the rescue and relief work in Louisiana, click here.
For photos from Mississippi, click here.
Entry filed under: FRIDAY FOTO, Homeland Security, National Security and Defense, News Developments, Photos, Skills and Training. Tags: Army, Coast Guard, Defense, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Isaac-Louisiana, Hurricane Isaac-National Guard, Hurricane-Isaac-Mississippi.