Sept. 23, 2010 03:47 PM
It was dubbed the forgotten hurricane. It was dubbed the forgotten hurricane. And that was five years ago, when Hurricane Rita struck southwest Louisiana a month after Katrina drowned New Orleans. Five years later, there's paltry evidence in the news that the Cat. 5 storm wiped Holly Beach off the map, devastated Cameron, knocked out Lake Charles, flooded south Abbeville, Erath and Delcambre. The lone voice speaking for the Cajun communities is the Daily Advertiser, with two stories today and a package that continues through tomorrow and Saturday. Kudos to reporter Claire Taylor for giving voice to the folks who pulled their towns back up with hard work and very little federal assistance.