Hurricane Carmen came through here yesterday,
destroying nearly everything in its path.
And as in other towns up and down the coast,
Bayou La Batre's entire shrimping industry
has fallen victim to Carmen
and has been left in utter ruin.
This reporter has learned,
in fact, only one shrimping boat
actually survived the storm.
Louise. Louise, there's Forrest.
After that, shrimping was easy.
There will be great bounty.
Oh, my God...
Since people still needed them shrimps
for shrimp cocktails and barbecues and all
and we were the only boat left standing,
Bubba Gump shrimp's what they got.
We got a whole bunch of boats.
12 Jennys, big old warehouse.
We even have hats
that say "Bubba Gump" on them.
Bubba Gump Shrimp.
It's a household name.