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Tornadoes Hit Terrebonne Parish (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-15

Duration: 00:10:34

Subjects: Natural Disasters | TORNADOES | Tornado damage


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Sandlin, David Interviewee
  • Gonsoulin, Richard Interviewee
  • Smith, Linda Interviewee
  • Smith, Ron Interviewee
  • Theriot, Patrick Interviewee
  • Theriot, Connie Interviewee
  • Ennis, Laurie Interviewee
  • Hebert, Buddy Interviewee


This segment from the February 15, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the two tornadoes that hit Terrebonne Parish without warning. Johnson reports that at least 20 homes were destroyed, but there were no fatalities. He interviews: Montegut residents and tornado survivors David Sandlin, Richard Gonsoulin, Linda Smith, Ron Smith, Patrick Theriot, and Connie Theriot; Laurie Ennis, Red Cross nurse; and Buddy Hebert, Red Cross disaster director. Host: Beth Courtney