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Jul 2, 2012 8:29 AM by AP

Cameron still rebuilding from Rita and Ike

CAMERON, La. (AP) - Cameron Parish Administrator Tina Horn says she never thought it would take so long to recover from disaster.

The parish was battered in 2005 by Hurricane Rita and in 2008 by Hurricane Ike.

Horn says the parish is still working on a new $12.6 million jail.

She says a $5.5 million courthouse annex including Police Jury administrative offices should be completed in August. Horn says the courthouse basement had to be flood-proofed, the outside repaired and windows replaced, among other work.

Horn said work is almost done on the Cameron Multi-Purpose building, paid for with money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She says the parish's cooperative extension office is about 75 percent complete.

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