CPSO high-water vehicles ready if needed

Published 11:05 am Monday, September 6, 2021

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is deploying high-water trucks in the event their office receives flood-related calls due to the ongoing weather situation in the area.

“CPSO has deployed high water vehicles and boats on both sides of the parish and we are prepared to handle any flood related calls we receive,” Sheriff Tony Mancuso said. “I want to assure all residents that although we deployed assets to other parishes to assist with hurricane recovery we still have available assets to deploy here in the event of a situation like this.

Mansuso said residents should not travel on flooded roadways.

“Driving on flooded roadways at this time is putting yourself in danger, along with causing damage to other residents’ property from the rising water.”

If anyone is trapped in their home or needs help evacuating or has any other flood related issues, call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3795 or 911 if it is an emergency.