Texas Equusearch has finally been given the ok to join the search effort in the New Orleans surrounding area.
Texas EquuSearch will begin searching several communities in the New Orleans area that remained underwater, Local 2 reported Wednesday.
Five days after Texas EquuSearch offered to help with the search and rescue efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Governor’s Office said the team’s help was immediately needed.
Looks like even Texas Equusearch has been caught up in the bureaucratic red tape and indecision of the Louisiana’s Governors Office.
According to Joe Huston of Equusearch, their primary task is to find people who are alive even though he does not think there will be many. Their tasks may turn to recovery down the line. They will be searching the areas of two parishes located between New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Plaquemines and St. Bernard.
We are expecting a pretty devastated area. We don’t expect to find many people alive but that is our primary mission — to try and recover those that are alive,” EquuSearch spokesman Joe Huston told Local 2.
The volunteer-based search-and-rescue team left Dickinson Tuesday night for two parishes located between New Orleans and the Gulf Coast — Plaquemines and St. Bernard.
“We are planning on five to seven days, possibly 10. Basically we will run as long as we think we can find individuals alive and be of assistance to anyone,” Huston said.
From ABC 13 (Houston); Local group heads to New Orleans to help in recovery efforts
A local group known for finding missing people will focus on helping those in the New Orleans area.
They’ll spend the next five to ten days helping out in the search and recovery effort.