Cajun Navy and Other Volunteers Rescue Harvey Survivors

The most chilling refrain from Hurricane Harvey survivors: “the water is rising.”
 
Using a walkie-talkie app called Zello, volunteers in Houston and beyond (including a woman in New Jersey) have established a parallel emergency response network to supplement overwhelmed government agencies, according to The New Yorker. Volunteer dispatchers field desperate calls for help and coordinate volunteer boaters trying to reach the stranded.
 
Among the rescuers is the “Cajun Navy”—Louisianans who have brought fishing boats and pirogues across the border to help in search and rescue. Many survived Hurricane Katrina and wanted to help their neighbors, the Washington Post reports.

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