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First responders affected by flooding receive help

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

During the historic flooding back in August, many people depended on first responders to help, but many of those brave men and women were also victims of the flood.

When an officer needs assistance, New Orleans dispatchers put out a call of ''10-55," so it's that call that led to the volunteer group, SELA 10-55, that came to town to help first responders rebuild. 

The crews were at houses throughout the metro area performing all levels of work. They said they actually have more houses to work on than they do volunteers, so they recruited help from the Southern University Law Center and the University of Alabama.

“It's hard for first responders to reach out and ask for help. They're used to providing help. It's really difficult for them to ask for help, but luckily they came in and it's basically first responders helping first responders,” said Nick McDonner, East Baton Rouge EMS.

About 25 homes belonging to first responders needed repairs.

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