The “Cajun Navy” is en route to Houston

FILE PHOTO FROM 2016. Credit WBRZ

The Cajun Navy says they’re on their way to Houston, TX to help their neighbors in need of flood evacuations.

The Cajun Navy posted on their Facebook page Sunday afternoon.

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WBRZ TV reports that some members of the Cajun Navy are reportedly already in the Houston area, while others like Jon Bridgers Sr. say the road conditions are not suitable for others to travel to the disaster area.

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Just a over a year ago, the people in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana experienced historic flooding.  Accumulations peaked at over 31 inches in Watson, just northeast of Baton Rouge. The “no-name” storm dumped three times as much rain as Hurricane Katrina.

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FILE PHOTO FROM 2016. Credit WBRZ

The widespread flooding forced 30,000 people to be evacuated. Many of those evacuations were led by volunteers known as the “Cajun Navy”.

The Cajun Navy organized on Facebook and used their flatbed boats to reach people stranded in their cars and homes in and around the Baton Rouge area.

Louisiana is home to hundreds of lakes and swamps and the state is known as a “sportsman’s paradise”.  Fishing boats that are able to move into shallow areas are common in the bayou portion of the state.

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