Sunday, December 04, 2005

Cameron Parish

I took these pictures for friends and family starting a few days after hurricane Rita made land fall. Someone told me about a blog by Milo Nickel, after checking out the wonderful job he did in creating this blog, I decided to do the same. All of the pictures were taken in Cameron Parish around Creole, Little Chenier, Oak Grove and the Sweet Lake Area. The pictures are overwhelming but they do not capture the magnitude of the total devastation of lower Cameron Parish. Many people have lost a lot including myself, some have lost everything. The people of Cameron Parish are unlike any other, everyone knows each other, it’s like and big extended family. The stress of being apart, living in travel trailers and dealing with insurance companies etc… has taken its toll. The people of Cameron know adversity they’ve been through it before with Hurricane Audry and they’ll do it again with Rita. They will be back!

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Saturday, October 15, 2005


As sarah would say we "Commodored" a Hummer.

Bobby, Mikie, Dane & Sarah.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Unexpected Find

I was told the coffin was for a Rutherford. It came from the front ridge.
Brought the coffin back to the camp so the authorities could pick it up.

We found a coffin just south of the cotton well road.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Family Reunion

Had a short reunion with my family when they were on there way to Houston from Lafayette.

From Little Chenier back to Creole

self explanitory.
Creole canal.
Front Ridge.
Tom Tom Nunez's Bridge on Pumpkin 210

Little Chenier

Some how Kendal's camp made it? It had about 6 inches of water in it.
Little Chenier road.
A casket we can see from the road. Imagine what we can't see!
A home that floated from chenier perdu.

Kendal Styron navigating little chenier road. Another casket by Kendals camp.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Around Creole & Oakgrove

Pictures stayed in Church.
Sacred Heart Catholic church
T-Boy Boudreaux's
Uncle Lynex's
Carl Styron's
Greg Wicke's
Creole going west towards Roy Bailey's Construction
South Cameron High.
Tarpon Grocery
Roy Baileys
South Cameron Elementary
Oak Grove

Looking for family homes north of Creole

My two navigators didn't tell me there was a road in front of the boat.

Family Homes

Sono & Hazel's fireplace.
Pat & Phillis
Sono & Hazel


Traveling into Creole for the first time by Truck

Coming into Creole.

Cowboys hard at work rounding up cows that survived the hurricane.

Just past the Gibstown bridge.

Monday, September 26, 2005


Carolyne Daniel'Inside. Two bowls stayed in the cabinet!
Chris looking around Daniels Welding yard.
Caroline's front room.

Daniels shop.