Remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Eight Years Later - Cameron Parish

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Cameron Parish

Hurricane Rita came ashore at the Texas/Louisiana border, and dealt a severe blow to coastal Cameron Parish. Many homes and buildings were leveled to the ground, but eight years later the parish has not only rebuilt, but come back stronger than before with elevated, reinforced structures. To date, FEMA has provided nearly $216.5 million to rebuild or repair projects throughout the parish. Below is a sampling of pictures showing completed recovery projects throughout Cameron Parish.

Recovery Photos

Cameron Parish Main Fire Station District 1Cameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- The Cameron Parish Ambulance District #1 building received $735,951 in FEMA funding to rebuild following Hurricane Rita's damages. Lillie Long/FEMA

 

Cameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- On Sept. 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita caused extensive flood damage to the Cameron Parish Police Jury Annex or East Annex. FEMA funded nearly $2.4 million for the replacement of the as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Rita. Lillie Long/FEMA

South Cameron High School

 

 

Cameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- The Cameron Parish School Board Maintenance Facility received $5.6 million from FEMA to rebuild following Hurricane Rita's damages. Lillie Long/FEMAHackberry High School

Hackberry Water DistrictSouth Cameron Memorial Hospital

Holly Beach Fire Station

Johnson Bayou Branch LibraryCameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- Heavy rains, high winds and a 15 to 20-foot storm surge from Hurricane Rita resulted in the destruction of the Cameron Parish School Board Educational Conference Center, also referred to as the Cameron Elementary School Auditorium. Cameron Parish School Board held a grand opening of the facility, funded with $1.3 million from FEMA, Nov. 12, 2012. Lillie Long/FEMA

 

Cameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- FEMA funded $562,142 for the replacement of the Bayou Fire Station and Waterworks Building, which sustained damages from high winds, wind-driven rain, floodwaters and flying debris as a result of Hurricane Rita. Cameron Parish held a grand opening for the new Water Works and Fire Department District #10 in December 2012. Lillie Long/FEMACameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- Destroyed by Hurricane Rita, the Cameron Parish School Board Administration building served as the office of the School Board, the Superintendent of Schools and the staff. The School Board dedicated the new building in May of 2010, with the help of $14.4 million from FEMA. Lillie Long/FEMA

Cameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- The Cameron Parish Health Unit received $279,386 in FEMA funding following Hurricane Rita's damages. Lillie Long/FEMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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