12 Sep 2016

Cajun Navy

*orginally published in Marsh & Bayou magazine, September 2016 On August 11, 2016, central Louisiana experienced a weather event unlike anything in our history. An unnamed storm came to a standstill over Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and the surrounding areas, and proceeded to dump trillions of gallons of rainwater mercilessly onto those parishes over the next several days. Catastrophic flooding began on August 12 and continued daily as riverbanks overflowed and floodwaters rushed over tops of