Oak Grove, La.
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Louetta Nunez walks through her living room in her Oak Grove, La. home on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. Although their home was built on piers to withstand a lesser hurricane, it was ravaged by Hurricane Rita's storm surge and winds.
Boyd Nunez, 76, replaces the wooden cover on his father's grave in Oak Grove. His father's coffin was moved 300 yards by Hurricane Rita's storm surge. He recovered the coffin with a swamp buggy, and left it in his yard while he went to town. When he returned, the coffin was gone and replaced with a note from the coroners office. His father is currently at the coroners office until a new vault cap is made.
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