The Cajun Navy

by Marilou Long on August 17, 2016

in Recommended Reading,Tribute

In the midst of all the devastation in Louisiana, CNN has put up a wonderful story about all the people rushing to help rescue and evacuate residents and their pets from the historic flooding.  From the linked article:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN) They’re out in force, patrolling in jon boats, motorboats and even canoes through south Louisiana’s new, flood-made waterways, saving cats, dogs and people.

They’re known as the “Cajun Navy,” and in recent days they’ve become possibly the nation’s most important neighborhood watch.
 
Troy Green, from Ascension Parish just south of Baton Rouge, loaded up his boat after hearing the Cajun Navy needed a few good sailors.  He drove to East Baton Rouge Parish where the National Guard had a staging area.
“I am here to help,” he said. “Where do you need me?”

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