Friday, September 30, 2005

Cameron is Gone.

CAMERON -- Hurricane Rita left Cameron in so many pieces that it is hard to tell that a town ever stood here.

"The whole town, the whole area, is just gone, like it was erased off the map," Maj. John Frost, a member of the Louisiana National Guard, said while surveying the mess.

"Total devastation." Frost said. "You wouldn't believe it if you weren't here. Almost every house and everybody's building is gone to the slabs -- to the slabs."
New Orleans is, justly, the center of everyone's concern this hurricane season, so it's easy to overlook the smaller towns and villages that are suffering as well. Thankfully, there were no deaths in Cameron, as there were during Audry, but still, the cost is great.

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