Cameron Parish News

Federal Judge in Louisiana Approves Hurricane Lawsuit Plan

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A federal judge in western Louisiana has approved a plan on how to settle thousands of lawsuits expected to be filed against insurance companies over damage from a pair of hurricanes that hit the region six …

Home Smashed: For One Family, Hurricane Laura the Third Strike

HACKBERRY, La. — Bradley Beard calls Hurricane Laura his third strike. In 2005, Rita pushed a foot of floodwaters into his white, wooden home in Hackberry, Louisiana, a tiny community in Cameron Parish 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the Gulf …

FEMA Awards $1.6M to Louisiana Parish Rec Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding a $1.6 million disaster grant for Louisiana’s Cameron Parish Recreation Center to replace facilities demolished by Hurricane Rita in 2005. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations …

Louisiana Parish Residents Urged to Buy Flood Insurance

Cameron Parish, La., residents without flood insurance should buy coverage before the new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps become effective Nov. 16 so they can get the best premiums, a FEMA official says. Agency spokesman Robert Alvey tells The …