Fox News: The Cajun Navy, a volunteer search, rescue, and recovery organization, has responded to the threat of Hurricane Florence and sent more than 1000 of their volunteers to the Carolinas. The organization has been informally helping during storms since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a reported 35,000 rescues for Hurricane Harvey, and the organization has been growing and becoming more formal every year.
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The organization reportedly completed 35,000 rescues during Hurricane Harvey.
He said there’s no formal training or vetting process for being a member of the Cajun Navy, so they rely on individuals’ experience and know-how.
“We just get everybody together and go,” Bloodsworth said.
Ainsley Earhardt noted that federal responders have already rescued approximately 200 residents who reported themselves stranded in the storm surge in New Bern, N.C.