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Hurricane Katrina, Five Years Later: Peter Gerica (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-08-27

Duration: 00:05:22

Subjects: Gerica, Peter | Fishermen | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Gustav, 2008 | Hurricane recovery | Chinese drywall | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Barnes, Liz Producer
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Gerica, Peter Interviewee


This segment from the August 27, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham checking in with commercial fishermen Peter Gerica five years after Hurricane Katrina. Whinham first met Gerica at the site of his destroyed home along Bayou Sauvage in New Orleans three weeks after the storm. Gerica discusses: the five year grind of recovery; the work remaining to be done on his home; rebuilding his mother’s home with Chinese drywall; the impact of Hurricane Gustav in 2008 on his business; and the uncertainty caused by the BP Oil Spill.