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Cajun Navy to the Rescue: A Lesson In Taking Care of Your Own
What is the Cajun Navy you ask? Well, it is the TRUE first responders to the horrendous flooding that is affecting the Baton Rouge LA area and expanding as it flows to the Gulf.
Is the flooding over? Not until the water flows in the Gulf of Mexico.
To set the stage of the Cajun Navy this was the scenario: Rain fell in unprecedented amounts for 3 days, resulting in totals between 20 and 30 inches. That's a lot of water falling out of the sky. Louisiana residents are used to hurricanes and dealing with water, but this was a true flash flood of biblical proportions.
The water rose so quickly that people could not even gather clothes or their animals. They literally were scrambling to get out or get up on the roof.
As learned in previous natural disasters, it is very difficult and impossible for a federal response where there are not passable roads. So ... more
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