Makeshift NAS Levee Protects Homes in Larose
In the hectic hours preceding the tropical twins Gustav and Ike in early September 2008, employees of NAS constructed a makeshift levee in one lane of Industrial Park Road leading to the shipyard in Larose.
The result: Just as it did on more than one occasion since Katrina in 2005, the huge mound of sand saved countless homes in the neighborhood behind the massive shipyard from the waters overflowing the banks of the Intracoastal Canal. One grateful couple penned the following thank you note to NAS:
To North American employees, volunteers and others:
We have been residents of Gemini Street in Larose for 28 years. Hurricanes have come and gone. We just cannot thank all of you enough for always being there for us.
It is so comforting to know that you have always been there for us every time the Intracoastal Canal overflows. When we hear and see your equipment, we know you are there to protect us.
You have truly been terrific neighbors. Thank you for all you do.
God bless all of you,
Charles and Pat Hornbostel