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Hurricane Rita, Seven Years Later: Cameron Parish

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-09-28

Duration: 00:06:45

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Hurricane Ike, 2008 | Hurricane recovery | Hurricane protection

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Johnson, Ron Interviewee
  • Breaux, Mona Interviewee
  • Jones, Jennifer Interviewee
  • Seat, Sherry Interviewee

Description

This segment from the September 28, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s visit to Cameron Parish to assess the rebuilding efforts seven years after Hurricane Rita and four years after Hurricane Ike. Sanford drives along Highway 82 with Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson and visits the towns of Cameron, Johnson Bayou and Holly Beach. She also talks to Sheriff Johnson and residents Mona Breaux, Jennifer Jones, and Sherry Seat about the rebuilding efforts and their disappointment in the lack of hurricane protection being built in the area.