Members of the Cajun Navy, a gaggle of Louisianians serving to Tropical Storm Harvey victims in Texas, have been shot at Monday by obvious looters, the group stated on Fb.
The Cajun Navy has turn into extensively recognized throughout the state for its response efforts throughout pure disasters. The group beforehand offered help to Louisianians throughout final yr’s historic August floods.
A gaggle of rescuers are in Texas already and extra are anticipated to be on the best way.
Those that have arrived have introduced their very own boats to assist within the rescue efforts.
However now it seems the group is at present standing down after an obvious incident with some looters someday Monday in Texas.
One of many group’s members in a Fb publish that has since been deleted stated that looters determined to pose as individuals needing assist and tried to overhaul the group’s boats. The group stated photographs have been fired on the boats in the course of the incident.
“Clyde and the opposite workforce members and groups are all protected,” the group stated on Fb. “I repeat, they’re all protected.”
The group believes the looters might haven’t needed it to carry out rescues. The group additionally stated it’s presently “on stand-down” pending a brand new strategic plan.
Cajun Navy member Clyde Cain informed CNN that one of many group’s boats broke down, and whereas the crew sought shelter in a supply truck, individuals tried to steal the inoperable boat.
“They’re making it troublesome for us to rescue them,” he stated. “You’ve individuals dashing the boat. Everybody needs to get in on the similar time. They’re panicking. Water is rising.”
Cain spoke concerning the obvious incident with the looters.
“We’ve boats being shot at if we’re not choosing everyone up. We’re having to tug out for a minute. We’re dropping an air boat proper now to go rescue a few our boats that broke, they usually’re type of beneath assault,” he stated.
The group has not launched further info.