Venture Global and Kiewit announce the opening of the Tarpon Distribution Center for Cameron, Creole and Grand Chenier at 10 AM today in the Canik’s Grocery parking lot in Creole. Enjoy Ascension Parish-style jambalaya, provided by Trash Rangers of Louisiana of St. Amant and organized by Dustin Clouatre. Venture and Kiewit, the jambalaya cooks and other donors will have supplies and water available. Stop by, stock up, visit and eat! We are grateful! #CameronParishStrong


Grand Lake, Big Lake and Sweetlake will be treated to a hot pasta meal at 3 p.m. Wednesday by John Moore and Palazzo’s Restaurant. Pastor Chris Howerton is hosting at the Grand Lake Faith Temple parking lot. We are grateful! #CameronStrong


Hackberry, Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou residents will be treated to rotisserie chicken and all the trimmings lunch today, barbecued on the pit at the old Hackberry Community Center.
It comes compliments of Storm Chaser Baseball, Ben E. Keith Food and Bridgepointe Church — organized by Sissy Lemons, Superintendent Lemons’ sister. We are grateful! #CameronStrong


The gas pump is up and running again at Hackett’s Corner. #GivingBackToCameronParish


The Cameon Parish School System has issued this statement, printed here in full:
“Dear Cameron Parish residents, parents, and students:
I am sorry for all of the loss that you are experiencing at this time. I know that many of you are taking stock and making personal decisions about the future. While many of you may be searching for a return to normalcy, please be assured that we are currently assessing the damage to each of our 4 campuses.
While other districts may physically re-open sooner than we can, please be rest assured that Cameron Parish School Board’s first priority is to resume educating our students. We will release an emergency reopening plan as soon as it’s practical for the re-education of students, which may include a mixture of virtual and/or face to face options at first, with the ultimate goal being a return to all 4 our school campuses.
There is no need to enroll your students in other schools/districts at this time.
We will be sending out a survey in the very near future, in order to gather information that will better help us formulate those plans.
We are Cameron Parish schools: we are strong, we are resilient, and we will all be back together soon.
Stay safe and stay well!”


The Cameron Parish Police Jury has a call-in number for people who want to volunteer their time, share their equipment or make donations. Call (720) 212-1038.


Mail service for Cameron Parish is temporarily being handled by post offices in Calcasieu Parish.
Here’s who’s handling your mail:

  • Cameron, Creole, Grand Chenier and Johnson Bayou mail: Handled by the Lake Charles Main Post Office, 921 Moss St. in Lake Charles.
  • Hackberry mail: Handled by the Westlake Post Office, 1504 Guillory St. in Westlake.
  • Grand Lake mail: No change.


Nightly aerial mosquito spraying starts Thursday. Spraying may begin as early as 6 p.m. each night. Spray trucks are out of service.


Apply for disaster assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. The FEMA disaster code is 4559. You’ll need to provide the Social Security numbers of everyone in your household.