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Cajun Navy upping communication for rescues
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August 30, 2017 -

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says the Cajun Navy’s work in Texas is receiving praise from local authorities. So how do they do it? Penny Shar with Project We Care Louisiana works in conjunction with the Cajun Navy 2016 and she says they use the Zello Smartphone App to communicate with nearby boats to help find stranded residents.

Shar says they also have someone who has medical experience, like a doctor or nurse on a boat, in each area. She says it’s a very organized effort.

“We coordinated an EMT or a first responder with that team and that way if somebody is down or if somebody is hurt, we have somebody who knows that they’re doing in the medical field.”

Shar says the Cajun Navy 2016 began rescue efforts in Humble, Texas and will continue to work until everyone who needs help is rescued. She says they also work closely with elected officials in Louisiana to organize efforts.

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