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Hurricane Rita, Nine Years Later: Cameron Parish

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Cameron, Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-09-19

Duration: 00:07:29

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


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Jones, Jennifer Interviewee
  • Sanders, De De Interviewee
  • Bourriaque, Ryan Interviewee


This segment from the September 19, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the town of Cameron in Cameron Parish nine years after Hurricane Rita and six years after Hurricane Ike. Whinham reports that the town’s population has dwindled from 2200 residents before Rita to 400 residents. He interviews newly elected Cameron Parish District Attorney Jennifer Jones, library manager De De Sanders, and Cameron Parish Administrator Ryan Bourriaque. They discuss why they decided to stay in Cameron and their hopes for the future of the town and parish.