WATCH: Behind the Scenes Footage Shows ‘Cajun Navy’ Mobilizing to Rescue Houston Flood Victims

The great state of Texas might be battered and bruised, but its spirit is most certainly not broken. It can’t hurt that Texas flood victims are receiving help from there neighbors. The ‘Cajun Navy,’ a large group from Louisiana, has arrived in Houston armed with trucks and boats to carry out rescue missions.

WAFB reports:

One year after the Cajun Navy fleet deployed to pluck stranded families from the flood waters that overwhelmed southeast Louisiana, the volunteer rescuers have mobilized again.

The group made it into Houston early Monday morning, poised to assist with rescue efforts in a region devastated by flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

The Cajun Navy is blasting social media with messages for help as neighbors in Texas face the same devastating flooding.

The Cajun Navy has been around for over a decade. The group formed following Hurricane Katrina and has been helping save live during natural disasters ever since.

USA Today reports:


Formed 12 years ago after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the so-called Cajun Navy, which has saved thousands of stranded people, by some estimates, is already helping rescue stranded Texans, one member said Sunday.

“There’s no telling how many are already over there,” said 39-year-old Joey Hains of Lafayette, La. “Basically everybody that’s wanting to go help out” is going or has already arrived, he said.

Hains said he planned to head to Houston, his boat in tow, at first light Monday.

“The reality of the Cajun Navy is everybody out here with a boat that isn’t devastated gets out and helps others,” Clyde Cain, who runs the Facebook page Louisiana Cajun Navy, told USA TODAY last August.

A ragtag group from the beginning, the Cajun Navy has long been nothing if not unstandardized: Guys with hunting boats, shallow draft duck hunting boats with mud motors, airboats, pirogues, kayaks. “You name it,” said member Timmy Toups. “Everybody was wide open, going at it.”

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