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PRESS RELEASE: #CajunNavy moving in #LAFloodRescue

UPDATE 8/16  – 8:37 AM: Tuesday Morning Needs 

BOATERS NEED TO JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP AT

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCajunNavy/

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE

 

  • 1. Boats have been requested at Cabela’s in Gonzales
  • 2. Check in with the EOC command center and tell them you are with Cajun Navy
  • 3. Boats will be paired with a deputy who will guarantee you access through roadblocks and to necessary launch sites
  • 4. Bring coffee, donuts, and other snacks if possible for the deputies and command center staff

 

REMEMBER:

  • 5. Flat boats and air boats ONLY
  • 6. Bring as few crew members as possible to increase boat compactly for victims 
  • 7. We are using ZELLO (walkie talkie app) and Glympse (GPS app) to coordinate dispatch; download those apps and we can help you get to the proper channels (no bystanders please); bring backup phone battery packs if possible.
  • 8. Bring water, Gatorade, and compact food items along for supply drops

 

SPECIAL NOTES FOR Cajun Navy Facebook Group. This message is not for this website. Visit and join group here.

  1.  1. Always call 911 first for emergencies.
  2.  2. As a back-up, call the emergency center for your parish. You can find that number online, typically by looking up the parish sheriff office's Facebook page where you'll see updates with numbers to call.
  3.  3. For non-emergencies, and as an alternate resort to 1 and 2, call GOHSEP at 225-925-7500. If you are donating or volunteering, contact local agencies for up-to-date information on where you can bring supplies, where the shelters are, etc.
  4.  4. If all of your options are exhausted, post your request here.
    -If you are reposting, check the original post for updates. Someone may have already helped.
    -Provide as much contact information as possible for the affected person and yourself.
    -DO NOT post and leave, if possible. Someone may be trying to contact you. They may use Facebook, or any contact information you leave.
    -Provide a summary of which numbers and organizations you've already asked for help.

    Let's try to work together to get requests prioritized and as accurate as possible so that our rescuers aren't spinning their wheels when they could be helping! 
  5. 5. Cell Phone charger needed at Cabelas. This is critical to keep the communication going

 

SHELTERS

 

GET IN TOUCH WITH THESE SHELTERS AND SEE IF THEY NEED ANYTHING

 

DENHAM SPRINGS:

Lockhart Road Baptist Church 8327 Lockhart Road Denham Springs, LA 70726 225-665-0374

First United Methodist Church 316 Centerville Street NW Denham Springs, LA 70726 225-665-8995

Pards Fitness Center @North Park Eden Church Road Denham Springs,LA 70726 225-665-5405

Christ Community Church 36574 Juban Road Denham Springs, LA 70726 225-791-9333

WALKER:

Judson Baptist Church 32470 Walker Road Walker, LA 225-665-5481

Walker Baptist Church 10696 Florida Blvd. Walker, LA 225-665-8368

Life Church 9036 Florida Blvd. Walker, LA 225-665-7209

WATSON:

Live Oak United Methodist 34890 La. Hwy 16 Watson, LA 70706 225-664-4801

Riverside Baptist Church 36890 Highway 16 Watson, LA 70706 225-664-1278

Impact Church 34401 LA Hwy 16 Watson, LA 70706 225-664-0731

Written by Chris Pilie

Freedom Loving American

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