Cajun Navy

March 05, 2019 - 2:17 pm
( - When disaster strikes, the Cajun Navy is there to help. The Cajun Navy 2016 has responded to the devastation left from tornadoes in south Alabama that killed at least 23. Vice President of Cajun Navy 2016 Billy Bringear says they’ve got boots on the ground with chainsaws rescuing...
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October 30, 2018 - 3:42 pm
( -- The United Cajun Navy will be providing protection to a few south Louisiana synagogues while tensions are high after the Pittsburgh terror attack on a Jewish congregation. Media Coordinator Brian Trascher says no one will be armed, and they’ll be providing a lookout service to keep an...
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Chris Miller
October 12, 2018 - 12:07 pm
The Better Business Bureau is warning people wanting to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael to be on the lookout for scam artists pretending to be volunteers for the Cajun Navy, soliciting money. The BBB in Acadiana recently identified several so-called Cajun Navy entities that are not the...
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September 14, 2018 - 2:59 pm
( -- The United Cajun Navy is currently in North Carolina as the area is experiencing massive flooding from Hurricane Florence. Founder of the group, Todd Terrell, says water rescues are already taking place around the clock. "We haven't slept in like three days. There were cars that were...
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David Blake
September 13, 2018 - 1:20 pm
As Hurricane Florence bears down on coastal Carolina, the Louisiana volunteers known as the Cajun Navy are setting up command centers and bracing for action. The Cajun Navy is ready to help with Hurricane Florence Cajun Navy volunteer Scott Innes says people are hitching up their boat trailers,...
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May 18, 2018 - 10:49 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who founded Cajun Navy 2016, a volunteer flotilla renowned for responding to natural disasters, has been arrested on a charge he defrauded a customer who hired him to rebuild a home. An attorney for Jon Bridgers says he was freed from jail on $10,000 bond...
April 19, 2018 - 3:42 pm
( -- The state House approves legislation that supporters say will help the Cajun Navy and other volunteer groups have a greater impact during disasters. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says her family was helped by volunteers after the 2016 flood. She says the legislation...
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January 30, 2018 - 6:37 am
( President Donald Trump invited a special guest from Louisiana to his first State of the Union address. Cajun Navy founder Jon Bridgers will be in attendance tonight. Congressman Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says Bridgers’ volunteer group has been credited with rescuing thousands of people...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 29, 2018 - 7:53 pm
President Trump will honor the Cajun Navy during the State of the Union Tuesday night. John Bridgers, founder of the group, will be one of the president's special guests at the U.S. Capitol. Bridgers helped organize volunteers to rescue victims of the August Flood in Louisiana and Texas in 2016,...
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