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ADVOCATE STAFF PHOTO BY TRAVIS SPRADLING

Baton Rouge's Roger Mitchell, standing, center, and Lee Mouk, standing, right, both members of the Cajun Navy 2016 contingent the traveled to the Houston area Monday, ferry in Katy, Texas evacuees Isabel Herrera, left, and her husband John, and their dogs Daisy and Max, Tuesday, August 29, 2017, and the aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

ADVOCATE STAFF PHOTO BY TRAVIS SPRADLING

After helping rescue Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey, Louisiana's Cajun Navy is ready, and waiting, to assist Florida as Hurricane Irma prepares to make landfall over the weekend. 

A report from the Miami Herald says Cajun Navy member and Baton Rouge native Rob Gaudet spoke with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Thursday to figure out the best way for the volunteer organization to be most helpful. Gaudet said boaters are on their way to Florida now or already there. 

Rubio suggested the Cajun Navy consider navigating narrow canals in South and Central Florida to reach possibly stranded Floridians if Irma's storm surge leaves wide areas unreachable by car or deeper-water vessels, the Herald said. 

Read the Miami Herald's full report here.

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