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 – To date, FEMA has funded nearly $1.2 million for the Cameron Parish Main Fire Station District 1 for recovery from Hurricane Rita’s damages. Lillie Long/FEMADownload OriginalCameron 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/FEMACameron 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/FEMADownload Original

 

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/FEMACameron 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/FEMADownload Original

South Cameron High SchoolCameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- Nearly $26.9 million funded the new South Cameron High School in Grand Chenier. The high school was elevated to meet floodplain requirements and has been structurally designed to mitigate damages from possible future disasters. Lillie Long/FEMADownload Original

 

 

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/FEMACameron 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/FEMADownload OriginalHackberry High SchoolCameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- Hackberry High School, "home of the mustangs," received nearly $1.2 million from FEMA to for damages from Hurricane Rita. Lillie Long/FEMADownload Original

Hackberry Water DistrictCameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- FEMA funded $584,129 for Hurricane Rita damages at Hackberry Waterworks, part of Cameron Parish Water District #2. Lillie Long/FEMADownload OriginalSouth Cameron Memorial HospitalCameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- FEMA funded nearly $26.4 million for the new South Cameron Memorial Hospital after damages from Hurricane Rita. Lillie Long/FEMADownload Original

Holly Beach Fire StationCameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- Fire District #10 received $1.2 million for Hurricane Rita damages at the Holly Beach Fire Station. Lillie Long/FEMADownload Original

Johnson Bayou Branch LibraryCameron Parish, La., July 21, 2013 -- The impressive Johnson Bayou Branch Library came back from Hurricane Rita with $792,085 from FEMA. Lillie Long/FEMADownload OriginalCameron 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/FEMACameron 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. The facility was funded with $1.3 million from FEMA. Lillie Long/FEMADownload Original

 

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 -- 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/FEMADownload OriginalCameron 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/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/FEMADownload Original

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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07/24/2014 - 16:00
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