EMS Workers Help Out

Some East Texans are offering help by sending ambulances.

Many sick patients at hospitals along the gulf coast need to be moved, but there are just not the crews there to do it.

On Wednesday morning, East Texas MedicalCcenter sent 5 ambulances and their crews. They'll help patients until Friday and may be called back to New Orleans next week.

Six ambulances and their emergency workers left from Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview last night.

The Governor asked them to help.

Dana Dixon, Reporting.  ddixon@kltv.com