Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A is for Audrey

The 1957 Atlantic hurricane season didn't have to wait until the letter "K" to be a disaster:
Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of hurricane Audrey, a storm that tore apart Cameron parish. Up until hurricane Katrina, it was Louisiana's most notorious hurricane. Survivors of that storm will gather at the Cameron parish courthouse for a memorial Wednesday. We caught up with a Cameron parish man who was the only member of his family to survive.

"They had weathered hurricanes prior to '57, and what they did not understand was the surge. You see the surge is what killed the 500 plus or whatever people."
It just takes one hurricane. And it could be the first one.

1 comment:

charlotte said...

I watched a program on The Weather Channel about this hurricane. The resilience of the people is amazing. They just picked up and did what needed doing to continue living in a land they love. I admire that.