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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