Kathryn Brackett, age 85, died of hypothermia outside Crystal Springs on October 27, 2016. Crystal Springs is a part of Meridian Senior Living, LLC. The family filed suit.
Two oil workers and the family of another filed a lawsuit claiming the workers were abandoned by a ship in the Gulf of Mexico that could have taken them to safety following Tropical Storm Nate. The workers were forced to evacuate their disabled vessel during the tropical storm and float on an inflatable raft that the workers' attorney described as a "big life preserver."