Rescuers Under Attack During Rescue Attempts In Hurricane Harvey

Sep 11, 17 Rescuers Under Attack During Rescue Attempts In Hurricane Harvey

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Unfortunately, millions of Americans in the southern half of the U.S. has seen more than 25 inches of rain thanks to Hurricane Harvey. President Trump has said that the recovery from Hurricane Harvey will be a “long and difficult road,” and he recently signed a continuing resolution that included $15 billion for Harvey relief.

“We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger. We are one American family. We hurt together, we struggle together and believe me, we endure together,” the President said.

Harvey dumped heavy rains on East Texas and the areas in the states around it. For the most part, neighbors selflessly helped each other survive the flooding. Unfortunately, some people panicked, rushing to rescue boats for assistance, and even taking shots at them if they did not or could not stop, said one volunteer.

One of the individuals involved with the rescue forces, part of the Cajun Navy (which gained some fame during Hurricane Katrina), is Clyde Cain. He said that, in one instance, a boat had broken down and forced the crew to take shelter in a delivery truck.

The people in the area tried to steal the inoperable boat, making the lives of the rescuers far more difficult.

“They’re making it difficult for us to rescue them,” Cain said. “You have people rushing the boat. Everyone wants to get in at the same time. They’re panicking. Water is rising.”

This is forcing some of the rescuers to halt their attempts to get people to safety, and the Cajun Navy is one of them. They don’t want to deal with the hostile responses of the locals in the area.

“We have boats being shot at if we’re not picking everybody up. We’re having to pull out for a minute. We’re dropping an air boat right now to go rescue a couple of our boats that broke, and they’re kind of under attack,” Cain said.

As the storm waters finally recede, an estimated 30,000 people were driven into shelters, and up to 450,000 people are expected to seek disaster assistance from FEMA.

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