27 Sept 2005 Chalmette, St Bernards Parish, Louisiana, USA. Shell oil barrel was deposited in a tree by floodwater in front of the home of Simon Pham and Tristan Perry. The oil refinery are integrated in the residential areas in Chalmette and St Bernards Parish. Itâs known to have elevated rates of Cancer.
On this day in 1965, Hurricane Betsy came ashore at Grand Isle LA as a Category 3 storm. With wind gusts up to 145 mph, it wiped out communities like Plaquemine and St Bernard parishes. It was the first storm to cause over one billion dollars in damage and was the most destructive storm to hit in Louisiana's history to that point killing 75 people.