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Thursday, October 13, 2005

"Even the Dead Can't Rest"

"CAMERON, La. — She came to this Gulf Coast community not long after Hurricane Audrey and has watched over it ever since, a comforting presence outside Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Some say the statue of the Blessed Mother was modeled on a woman who died along with her children and hundreds of others in the 1957 storm. Its pedestal bears these words: "Do Not Harm My Children."

Each day of every hurricane season, church parishioners recite a special prayer written for the parish after Audrey, asking God to spare them from another hurricane like that one. And they believe their prayers have been answered.

Until now.

Hurricane Rita ravaged Cameron Parish in a way no storm has since Audrey. Few homes still stand in the towns of Cameron and Creole; most of those that do never will be livable.

Then again, none of Cameron Parish's 10,000 residents was found dead after Hurricane Rita.

So maybe their prayers are being answered still."

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