Thursday, October 27, 2005

Johnson's Bayou, La.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic church remains damaged in Johnson's Bayou, La. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. The community is badly damaged, but Hurricane Rita's storm surge did not appear to leave as much as destruction as surrounding communities.

A classroom remains filled with debris at Johnson Bayou School in Johnson's Bayou. The walls of the school were rammed down and the classrooms filled with ocean water and debris.

For additional coverage, please see Hurricane Rita's toll on SW Louisiana or Mark's Hurricane Rita visual timeline.


Shay said...

Nearly two years after the storm this school has been renovated. I spent part of the summer helping the school's staff transport their supplies from the trailers where they had been holding class, into their finished schoolhouse. Class is now in session for the students of Johnson's Bayou, LA.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Congratulations! I should head that way to see it operational. :-)