The Cajun Navy Arrives!
Over a year after coming to the rescue during the August 2016 flood in southeast Louisiana, the Cajun Navy has started arriving to help their neighbors to the west in Houston, Texas.
As the full force of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation continues, a group of volunteer rescue crews, who call themselves the “Cajun Navy,” has once again risen to the occasion, responding to calls for help from victims of the unprecedented flooding in southeastern Texas.
The Cajun Navy is a self-appointed network of volunteers with their own boats who have convened in Houston, Texas, to assist in the rescue efforts. The group of good Samaritans are using technology, including Facebook and the app Zello, to find and rescue those desperately in need of help.
According to the Southeast Louisiana Storm Spotters Facebook page, Houston area officials gave the Cajuns the green light to come in and assist with search and rescue efforts.
“We’re in direct communication with them giving them weather guidance and also getting reports from them about road conditions in the Western part of Louisiana,” the post reads.
Some members of the Cajun Navy are reportedly already in the Houston area, while others say the road conditions are not suitable for others to travel to the disaster area.
VIDEO: Cajun Navy members rescue efforts in the underwater streets of Houston