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Cameron oil companies prepare for Bonnie

By Crystal Price - bio | email

CAMERON, LA (KPLC) - Oil industries in Cameron Parish are evacuating offshore workers and  preparing their docks for Tropical Depression Bonnie.

According to Cameron OEP, the coastal area in Cameron is expected to see tides approximately 1 to 2 feet higher than usual on Saturday and Sunday.

Offshore oil company ELI in Cameron said they have seen their share of storms hit their company, and that is why they are not taking any chances.

Terry Cope of ELI said the Apache Corporation has already evacuated 5 offshore rigs along the Gulf and 4 others could be evacuating in the next couple days.

"It's more or less starting to the east," said Cope. "Those are the ones that are closer to the storm so they will get evacuated first."

In addition to protecting the people, the company is also making sure the equipment is properly secured.

"We've got to make sure we get the equipment in and any containers that may end up floating around in the Gulf if you don't tie them down," said Cope.

ELI workers said for now all they can do is prepare before Bonnie hits the shore.

"We'll be glad to see this storm get out of here so we can get back to work," said Cope.

ELI will also have helicopters on stand by to assist with any additional evacuations that could happen over the weekend.

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