CAMERON, LA (KPLC) - With Governor Jindal issuing a state of emergency, Cameron Parish is getting prepared for the oil to reach the coast. Clifton Hebert, Cameron Parish's Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says that parish officials are keeping in touch with state officials to keep local residents abreast about the oil situation.
He also added that Cameron is beginning to prepare for hurricane season and that having to prepare for the oil to reach the coast delays them and focuses their attention on the oil instead of the hurricanes.
The Cameron community is very worried especially since Cameron is a big fishing industry. If the oil gets close enough to contaminate the water, an entire way of life for the Cameron fishing industry could be lost or delayed for a long time.