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DeLongJohnSilver : Man, these people are really awesome. During the Great Flood of 2016 they helped a lot of people. One of the things I like most about em which the video kinda glanced over was that they don’t see themselves as better able than the government or government organization, they’re humble in that they work along with such programs as well as their fellow Louisianaian

Wyatt Robinson : This is how the world should work. Random people helping other random people.

J. Ramos : That's an amazing initiative. I am a bit curious about their reliance on technology. I survived the recent disaster at Puerto Rico and we lost power, internet, and pretty much all other services. One big lesson I took from that was that high tech electronics start failing after 30-40 hours of use with generators, particularly computers. Also, the cellular network is very sensitive to high winds. Most of the high tech carriers were offline for months and only one carrier who still had low tech antennae was in partial operation. Landlines were affected too, leaving many areas without any comms at all for weeks or months. They may need an old school, low tech, backup such as Ham radio for communication and radio direction finders for navigation.

Andrew Sturgeon : Don't believe in God, but I don't know anything better to say than Bless You Guys!!!!

Bg Rm : Those tracking apps gonna work during a hurricane? Great work by the way!

Miguel Oros : I love this! This is the type of America I want to be a part of!

Tate Graves : Hi

Matt G : That's crazy cool

richard smith : It is a group of everybody's! And we thank you!!!!!!

Tyler Jones : Ya'll need ham radios with APRS.

Conspiracy Hamster : Good luck in NC you guys, praying for everyone. Godspeed

Domina Dracone : They were crucial during Katrina because the government didn't respond quickly or effectively enough. While I'm grateful they are willing and able to help, I'm afraid that reliance on local civilian volunteers will encourage governments to invest less in disaster relief and prevention

Antanas Cibirka : 👍👍❤️ Cajun Navy

motorcop505 : The thought of civilians directing and performing search and rescue operations in the US is not a new one. The Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force, has been conducting SAR missions for downed aircraft since WWII and are integrated with the USAF's Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service and their Rescue Coordination Center. The idea of tad Cajun Navy is a good one, but they shouldn't waste incredible amounts of time, effort, and money reinventing the wheel. If they are truly serious about becoming an effective SAR unit, the Cajun Navy should coordinate their actions and training with the CAP, the USCG Auxiliary, FEMA, and the various respective state emergency management agencies. If they did that, they would make a quantum leap in their effectiveness as a SAR force. Or they could just play at being a rescue organization.

SpiritGirlSF : Hats off to the Cajun Navy! The People of our city of San Francisco needs to come up with a way to deal with the homeless crisis and its going to have to come from the people who live here. The Cajun Navy is a great model of what can happen when people come together for a crisis but our current crisis was a slow moving train wreck and now is overwhelming, but has many of the elements that come with natural disaster. Big and complex problem to try to solve and I feel like the eyes of the Nation are on us to see how we handle it,. As news about other big cities having the same problem with homelessness is made known it seems like they are waiting to follow our example. So this appears to be a National problem which makes me wonder what went wrong and how to fix it? Any ideas?

JS Warpaint : The government has to focus on safety to the extent that they spend time doing a bunch of meetings and planning and changing of plans whereas the Cajun Navy can just wing it and get the job done still with a respectable amount of safety and or take their time to ensure complete safety depending on the severity of the needed rescue as the government chimes in its to risky.

Patriotic Porn : Great job and keep up the great work everyone. I met a bunch of you during hurricane Harvey. High water Heros. thanks 👍🕊❤🇺🇸

Janine Taylor : THIS is America.🇺🇸♥️🇺🇸♥️🇺🇸

River River : This is awesome! It’s crazy to think this event happened 30 minutes from my house.

Old Fashion Mommy : THIS A BEAUTIFUL THING GUYS BUT I THINK THE PROBLEM HERE IS IN THE PROCESS OF FULLFILLING ALL THESE WONDERFUL THINGS YOUR DOING...... ITS KIND OF NOT FAIR TO SOUND A LITTLE LIKE YOUR BELITTLING OUR MILITARY. NEVER ONCE DID I HEAR YOU GUYS SAY WERE JUST HERE TO BE A HELP TO OUR MILITARY IF NEED BE WITHOUT A COST. DONT FORGET THEM GUYS. COME ON. LIKE YOUR SHIRTS SAY ""DONT WAIT FOR HELP """ ETC. FEELS LIKE YOUR SAYING OUR MILITARY IS SAVEING YOU FAST ENOUGH SO WELL STEP IN AND DO IT. I ALSO NOTICED YOU GUYS MADE COMMENTS LIKE YOU GUYS JUMP IN AND SAVE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT. I JUST AM AFRAID YOUR UNFOLDING THE MOST BEAUTIFULLEST THING HERE AND AT THE SAME MAYBE ACCIDENTLY DOWN GRADEING OUR MILITARY. THE ONES THAT ARE NOT SAVED IM SURE OUR MILITARY WOULD NEVER LEAVE BEHIND PURPOSELY. WHY NOT JUST BE THE GROUP THAT TAKES A LIL WEIGHT OF LOAD OFF THE MILITARY TO LOVE AND RESCUE OTHERS THAT THE MILITARY MAYBE MISSED IN A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS. ID JUST BE CAREFUL OF REUINING A BEAUTIFUL START OF WHAT COULD BE A GREAT A GROUP. JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT . AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU GUYS ARE ON YOUR OWN. THE MILITARY'S JOURNEY NEVER ENDS. ILL JUST STOP THERE. IM JUST A LIL CONFUSED ON THINGS I NOTICED. IVE HEARD OF YOU BUT I DIDNT REALIZE YOU MADE COMMENTS ON YOUR SHIRT LIKE THAT OR SAID THOSE THINGS. I DONT KNOW SOMETHING JUST DONT FEEL RIGHT. I NEVER HEARD YOU SAY.... WERE HERE TO BE A TEAM TO OUR MILITARY WITHOUT A COST . SIMPLY THAT.

Joseph Baska : This exactly how it should be

Shannon Zittlow : Thank God for the Cajun navy they Make America Great🗽🇺🇸🗽🚣 vote Trump 2020. Get R Done

Mr. 1000 CC : That is the meaning of humanity, right on.

JS Warpaint : Next year they'll be doing HALO jumps placing Flameless Flare LED's in the hots spots for the 2nd incoming wave of CN personnel