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Boustany visits Cameron

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

CAMERON, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles wasn't the only stop for Congressman Boustany. He went to Cameron to meet parish officials about the oil's possible arrival.  No oil has been confirmed at the Cameron coast, but local leaders are getting ready, just in case, and they wanted to talk the congressman about their plans.

Clifton Hebert from the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness says, "it's very important, basically for him to get an eye on things,... but we wanted to make sure that he was able to see it and also see where we need some extra help and assistance."

Part of that assistance is special equipment coming from BP and the Coast Guard, and it should arrive in the next few days. After the meeting, the congressman went to Holly Beach to see the hesco baskets designed by the National Guard and figure out how he could better help the people of Cameron Parish.

He said,"one of the things we talked about, is if we start getting oil coming in we're going to need plenty of booms and other types of equipment to stop the oil from coming in plus skimmers to clean up and we're trying to work through some of those plans and I want to make sure our area is taking care of."

Plans they hope they won't have to put into action.

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