A Louisiana state senator has praised a Canadian search and rescue team. Senator Walter Boasso said a Vancouver-based team reached St. Bernard parish five days before the U.S. army got there.I wouldn't presume to say "you're welcome", as it's not my butt in New Orleans, but I'm proud of all of our efforts to help out down south.
"Fabulous, fabulous guys," Boasso said. "They started rolling with us and got in boats to save people ... We've got Canadian flags flying everywhere."
Boasso saved his praise for the Canadians and their quick work. "They were so glad to be here," he said. "They're still here. They are actually going door-to-door looking in the attics" for people to rescue.
Along with the four ships heading out from Halifax, I'm sure our efforts will prove valuable in the relief effort.
Tell Ophelia to get out of the way though.Tags: canada, hurricane katrina, new orleans