Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, caused catastrophic flooding and more than 100 deaths. The Cajun Navy’s first big opportunity to participate in recovery efforts after the Louisiana flooding was when Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas and the Houston area. Many dozens of communities and towns were flooded. We engaged in that disaster without dispatch software, but with a spreadsheet instead – documenting more than 4,500 rescues. With each ensuing disaster, the Cajun Navy would become better and better at using technology during a crisis.
In the Media
- The Cajun Relief Foundation organized thousands for the Cajun and Texas navies, and they’re going viral, American Military News, Sep 8 2017
- Louisiana: The State We’re In, LPB, Sep 1 2017
- Inspired by Cajun Navy, Texas Navy volunteers rescuing Houston flood victims, Fox Business, Aug 29 2017