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It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
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CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
The rows of mobile homes and houses
hoisted onto cinder blocks is a constant reminder for Cameron residents of the
destruction of Hurricanes Rita and Ike that tore through this coastal town.
"For Ike, I was big and pregnant with
my son and coming back, I didn't have anywhere… nowhere to go. I was nervous, it's a sore subject".
Cameron resident, Ashley Wilson, lost
her home in 2005 to Hurricane Rita and then lost another to Hurricane Ike in
2007. With Tropical Storm Isaac
threatening more of Louisiana each day, she prays she doesn't have to go
through that devastation again.
"I lost every picture I had of my
grandma in Rita and I don't have not a single picture left of her" said
Wilson. "Take everything out and just be
Having learned the lesson of
preparation the hard way, she's waiting for the order before leaving north from
the coast. Like Wilson, the Cameron
Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has learned that
preparation is the biggest defense against the storm.
"We do have the experience and we've
got knowledge enough here as the governing body of the parish that we can take
care of whatever comes down" said President of the Cameron Parish Police Jury,
Although forecasts have Isaac's path
staying east of Cameron, Benoit says the parish is ready to go on the defense
if need be.
"Several generators that we have ready
to go, we have bottled water stationed in Hackberry and Grand Lake, we have
MRE's stationed in Grand Lake and Hackberry, we have two command trailers that
we can work out of" said Director of the Cameron Parish Office of Homeland
Security and Emergency Preparedness.
For Sheriff Ron Johnson, who's experiencing
his first storm as Sheriff, the preparation is a team effort locally and
regionally through a mutual aid agreement.
"We may be involved in sending some
neutral aid, equipment and personnel to the east end if called for" said
So while the parish readies it's army
against Isaac, Wilson warrants others not to take anything for granted. As she calls the trailer she now lives in, a
"You never know what you have… until
it's gone" she says, fighting back tears.
afternoon, Cameron OEP and the Cameron Parish Police Jury advised
residents who live in campers and do not feel safe, to relocate to a sturdy
structure Tuesday night due to the expected tropical force winds of 20-30 mph
with gust to 40 mph.