It never ceases to amaze me that whenever there is a hurricane, it seems as though the left preemptively blames the right or whoever is handy for it. It’s not just a weather event to them… it’s an apocalypse. But never fear… they are about to be surprised once again by who shows up.
Remember a volunteer group called America’s Cajun Navy? They are from Houston and helped with the last big hurricane in that area by deploying themselves however they could… be it by boat, vehicle or on foot… America’s Cajun Navy came to save the day. Now they are sending more than 1,000 people to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence.
“We are a search and rescue organization,” president John Billiot told Fox News, adding that they also have a K-9 team to “look for your loved ones.” These guys are stone cold heroes in my book both during the Texas hurricane and now.
Billiot stated that America’s Cajun Navy is sending “maybe 12 or 1300” people to the Carolinas and Virginia and “800, almost 900 boats” which come from all across the U.S. “The count goes up almost every 10, 15 minutes,” he explained. I bet it does. Last time, volunteers came from all over the country to help out and they are doing it again ahead of Hurricane Florence which is now a category 2 hurricane.
The danger from Florence is that she is expected to stall once she hits the coast and goes inland, dumping tons of rain as she goes. A category 5 flood event is expected. That’s up to 40 inches of rain.
At a glance – from Weather.com:
- Florence is a dangerous Category 2 hurricane.
- Florence is expected to crawl near or along the coast of the Carolinas through Friday.
- This will produce catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding.
- Life-threatening storm surge will occur near landfall and for some time after.
- Hurricane and storm surge warnings have been issued.
- Hurricane-force winds should arrive tonight into Friday.
- Tropical-storm-force winds may arrive as soon as today.
- Florence’s remnant will linger in parts of the East into early next week.
Billiot says that the organization completed 35,000 rescues during Hurricane Harvey. They were a God-send to the people down there and I have no doubt they will be for this storm as well.
For Hurricane Florence, the group is laser-focused on what they plan to accomplish. “[The] number we’re worried about: zero,” he said. “We want to see the number zero: zero fatalities, zero injuries. That is our main number.” While that is almost impossible, I wish them all the luck in the world during this monstrous storm.
Taylor Fontenot, the Texas captain of America’s Cajun Navy, had this to say, “First seven days is usually search and rescue,” he explained. “First four or five days is usually human. Last two will be probably focused towards animal.” Fontenot added, “It all depends on the storm, and then day seven to day ten goes into body recovery.”
A few hundred of the group’s volunteers will remain in Louisiana and Texas in case the storm impacts those states. For those interested in helping the group, visit their Facebook page. You can donate on their website as well.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post has seemingly declared that President Trump is the most powerful man, well… ever. The editorial board of the Washington Post has proclaimed that President Trump is “complicit” for Hurricane Florence because of his views on climate change. Yeah, I know… I’m still giggling over it.
Florence hasn’t even made landfall yet and the left is blaming Trump. So very predictable and so bitingly dumb. WaPo’s headline is, “Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit.” They are still screaming about climate change that does not exist in my opinion. It’s a hurricane… it’s called ‘weather’. Get over it already.
From Fox News:
“The piece also notes that Trump has given “good advice” when issuing hurricane warnings via his Twitter feed before it launched an attack on the president.
“When it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters,” the editorial board wrote.
“Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ paper then quotes a climate researcher who said that previous hurricanes would not have produced so much rain without “human-induced climate change” and Florence is another indication of global warming.
“With depressingly ironic timing, the Trump administration announced Tuesday a plan to roll back federal rules on methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is the main component in natural gas. Drillers and transporters of the fuel were supposed to be more careful about letting it waft into the atmosphere, which is nothing more than rank resource waste that also harms the environment,” the Post’s editorial board wrote. “The Trump administration has now attacked all three pillars of President Barack Obama’s climate-change plan.”
“The piece concluded: “The president has cemented the GOP’s legacy as one of reaction and reality denial. Sadly, few in his party appear to care.’”
Well, they got one thing right… I don’t care. I have never believed in their wacky climate change hysteria and I’m not about to start now. I’m currently far more worried about Russia and China holding their biggest military drills ever.
These people need to get a grip. I have never seen the left and the media so obsessed with a president since Reagan. It’s pathetic and literally insane. Conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News that the mainstream media ‘finds new ways to embarrass themselves and further erode Americans confidence in them” on a daily basis. He’s so right about that.
“This column is so absurd it should be coming from The Onion, not the Washington Post. To the extent that climate change is happening, it is a global phenomenon that has been occurring for decades and decades,” Barron stated. “The media won’t give Trump credit for the economy but they will blame him for a hurricane. You can’t make this stuff up.”
Yesterday morning, President Trump urged caution to residents refusing to evacuate coastal towns, saying Florence is “bigger than anticipated.” “Hurricane Florence is looking bigger than anticipated,” Trump tweeted. “It will be arriving soon. FEMA, First Responders, and Law Enforcement are supplied and ready. Be safe!” Trump also released a video urging residents in affected areas to “get out of its way.”
Everything according to the left is Trump’s fault… even hurricanes. Aren’t you glad we elected such a strong leader?