This narrative re-creates Hurricane Audrey through the eyes of the survivors in a combination of suspense, family drama, and the struggle for life over death. In the midnight hours of June 27, 1957, the hurricane exploded in intensity and speed, slamming into the sleeping coast at dawn12 hours ahead of its predicted landfall. Many unsuspecting residents woke that morning to find water already inside their homes. Their ordeal transports the reader back to 1957 with a new appreciation and understanding of how Cameron Parish residents clung to life during the category-four storm.
About the Author
Cathy Post is a graduate of McNeese Sate University, a retired high school and kindergarten teacher, and a former legal secretary for the district attorney and Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Lake Charles, Louisiana. A native of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Mrs. Post and her husband now live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her family is one of the six chronicled in this true account.
Table of Contents
Index of Families Discussed in This Book 11
Monday, June 24, 1957-Birth of a Storm 19
Tuesday-Life Before Audrey 33
Wednesday-The Best-Laid Plans 53
Thursday-The Lost Hours 85
Thursday-The Eye Moves Ashore 159
Friday-"Gone...Gone...Everything's Gone" 195
Life After Audrey 241
Saffir-Simpson Scale 309
Recommended Reading 313