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Cajun Navy helping with rescues in Louisiana

The Cajun Navy, a group of volunteer Louisiana boat owners, has at least 20 people out searching for a growing list of residents stranded after Hurricane Ida.

Posted: Aug 30, 2021 10:21 AM

LOUISIANA - The Cajun Navy, a group of volunteer Louisiana boat owners, has at least 20 people out searching for a growing list of residents stranded after Hurricane Ida.

Jordy Bloodsworth, a lieutenant in the group, said the volunteers are searching in a dozen or more boats “and then one of the beautiful things about Louisiana, we put out a call for help or if we need more help, it shows up, and it shows up pretty quick.”

Bloodsworth said that in LaPlace the group has heard from some 30 addresses, with up to nine people inside waiting to be rescued.

“I’m sure there’s plenty more,” he said.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state has deployed more than 1,600 crews conducting search and rescue efforts.

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