Significant Accomplishments - [URL] Forty-three cemeteries located in thirteen parishes were recorded between July 2011 and October 2012. Of those cemeteries, 2 are partially submerged due to erosion, and 3 flood daily with the incoming tide. Four cemeteries are in severe disrepair due to storm surge damage post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Two have severe damage post Hurricane Isaac. All cemeteries recorded have been inundated by a combination of one or more of the hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Isaac.Many cemeteries in Louisiana are victims of hurricanes. First cemetery in Cameron parish was damaged in the 1950's due to Hurricane Audrey. Many of the headstones at this cemetery were noted to be lost due to Audrey, however, no recent (or ANY) photographs of this cemetery are online. According to a home demonstration pamphlet, brought to my attention both by a LAGenWeb cemetery transcript and a genealogy librarian of the local Calcasieu parish library, there is an unknown pilot buried at this cemetery in 1946. In reviewing the listing of IRS non-profit cemetery associations from 2011, there are ZERO cemetery organizations in Cameron Parish.
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