New Orleans gets all the hype, but hurricane Gustav is barreling down on Acadiana, an area with a population of over 1/2 million people. Right now, it looks like Gustav will make landfall just east of Atchafalaya Bay in Terrabonne Parish. Some of the cities and towns directly in the path are Houma, Morgan City (gateway to the Gulf of Mexico for the shrimping and oilfield industries), Thibadeaux, New Iberia (center of sugar, oil, and salt production), and Abbeville. A little less than 100 miles inland are Lafayette (36′ above sea level), my old hometown Breaux Bridge (Crawfish Capital of the World), and Carenco.
Home – Marc Broussard from his Carenco Album
The Atchafalaya Basin (Swamp) is the largest swamp in the US.
Johhny Earthquake and the Moondogs – They’ll NEVER Wash Us Away
Please send me links to other great Cajun restaurants, local newspapers, towns and cities that will be effected by Gustaf.
Updated Sept 1, 2008 (10 am)
Boy, the media keeps covering the story they want – rather than the storm that is. This storm is coming ashore near Houma and going NW through Morgan City, New Iberia, and Lafayette. The economy here is based on sugar cane, shrimp and seafood, oil and gas, crawfish (biggest producer in world), oil and gas services, port services, tourism, and agriculture including pecans, cotton and rice.
All major media is covering the same story in exactly the same locations. Why not cover what might happen to gas and oil production, possible damage to seafood industry, to the Atchafalaya Swamp, the Shrimp Fleet in Morgan City, the Port of Iberia, etc. How much damage will happen to coastal marshes and how much of Louisiana is going to be washed away forever? The media should be sued for malpractice!