CCC Crews Returning After Hurricane Work

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 21, 2005

140 corps members, including crews from Auburn and Stockton, removed debris and cleared downed trees in Leesville, Louisiana near the border of Texas.

CCC Director Will Semmes says it was hard work. "This is one of those places that was out of the news limelight but in the direct path of Hurricane Rita and really just got beat up. And there was no big federal pot of money coming in to help this rural town and we basically did about two years worth of work in two weeks."

Corps members are driving back to California in a 24-vehicle caravan. They’re expected to arrive in San Bernardino on Sunday.

The California Conservation Corps is a state agency that responds to floods, fires and earthquakes. Corps members range in age from 18 to 25.