Skip to comments.Coastal Cameron remains wasteland of wreckage
Posted on 11/10/2005 2:44:43 PM PST by caryatid
HOLLY BEACH -- The north-south route through Cameron Parish west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel is cleared and open, though crumbling in places. But the only structure still standing in the Holly Beach community that it once led to is the water tower. A full month and a half has passed since Hurricane Rita scoured coastal Cameron Parish on Sept. 24. Any habitable structures, and the sand-swept scattering of debris and splintered pilings that was Holly Beach still looks to be somewhere in the Stone Age on the rebuilding timeline.
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All of coastal Cameron Parish -- including Holly Beach, Cameron, Johnson's Bayou and other communities along the same general line -- is still under a mandatory evacuation order, Kisha Killmer, emergency operations director for the parish, said.
To get past the National Guard checkpoint at Holly Beach, drivers must either be residents or recovery workers -- and able to prove it -- and a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew still stands.
The field of debris liberally sprinkled across the site of Holly Beach doesn't appear to be enough to account for the structures that once stood there, and many believe most of the community was washed into the marshes to the north.
On Wednesday, a handful of seasonal and full-time residents of Holly Beach were picking through the twisted scraps of their lots, surveying the damage or meeting with insurance adjusters.
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Yes, we have been dismayed at the lack of news from this part of Louisiana, and for that matter, portions of MS. If it ain't New Orleans, it ain't worth covering, apparently.
That would put part of Louisiana in a good light and goodness knows we can't have that. Part of the problem is them deciding the new building codes down in Cameron Parish.
I went down to Holly Beach a couple of weeks ago and it was unreal.