British Columbia rescue team describes chaos in Louisiana

A Canadian search and rescue team in Louisiana says conditions on the ground are so dangerous, it has to wait for order to restore before they can get to work in the devastated hurricane region.

British Columbia's Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) left for Lafayette, La. Wednesday night after being asked by state officials for assistance.

On Thursday, the team was in Kenner, La. -- a small city of about 75,000 on the Mississippi River's East Bank -- where police described the violence and looting as 'out of control.'

USAR is working with Louisiana State Troopers, as well as the National Guard.

'It's far too dangerous for even the state troopers and police to wander out,' said USAR member Brian Inglis in a statement Thursday on his team website, vancouver.ca/usar.

'It's absolutely crazy, the devastation is unreal -- the gunfire, the shooting, the looting is like something you see in a movie.

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