Cajun Navy says shots fired at them in Houston

Elias Hubbard
August 29, 2017

"Looters must not have wanted our boats in the water for rescues", the official wrote.

- Unimaginable flooding in Houston and other parts of Texas as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey has led to what is already a countless number of fantastic rescues and stories of people coming together to help one another survive.

The Cajun Navy's John Bridgers says modern private technology/communication companies like Facebook make the all-important communication of who is in need of help and where much easier, even as government's 911 is strained beyond its capacities, as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner admitted it was.

The original Facebook post was removed, however, a presumed volunteer with the group posted a video confirming that shots were fired at the boats. "People are desperate. Happens during most disasters unfortunately".

The Cajun Navy, which includes Cain's group and others organized under similar names, has mobilized volunteers from throughout the region to step into the gap.

"Because Louisiana has always had its fair share of hurricanes and everybody has always showed up for us, so it's time to give back", Brandon said. "You have people rushing the boat".

Clyde Cain, the Founder of the Louisiana Cajun Navy says they had three boats around the Sam Houston Tollway in Pasadena, Texas. "They're panicking. Water is rising". "And when people come from the outside to Houston, Texas, know we're going to be out in the city, we're not going to rest as a police department or law enforcement community until people restore their lives".

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