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Isaac-tossed Plaquemines residents get help from Louisiana National Guard |

Four days after he returned from his Hurricane Isaac evacuation, Eugene Edwards peeked out his mobile home's door in Plaquemines Parish's Davant community Thursday to investigate what was stirring in the sweltering heat across his front lawn on Louisiana 15. A National Guard truck had stopped at the end of his driveway, and out jumped several Louisiana Air National Guardsmen, who offered military Meals Ready to Eat, bottles of water, much-coveted ice and tarps. The troops hauled boxes of food and bags of ice to Edwards' home before continuing north in search of others who might need aid. Edwards took stock, rejoicing that his community largely survived Isaac's wrath, even if most Davant residents had yet to return home.

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