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Flooding Update – March 18, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-03-18

Duration: 00:07:12

Subjects: Natural Disasters | Floods, 2016 | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency | Interstate 10 | Louisiana. Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Fugate, Craig Speaker
  • Steele, Mike Interviewee


This segment from the March 18, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s update on the historic flooding around the state. This report includes highlights from a press conference with Governor John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and an update on the closure of Interstate 10 at the Louisiana and Texas border due to the flooding. Whinham also interviews Mike Steele, the communications director for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). He discusses the need for people affected by the flooding to register with FEMA, the importance of documenting the clean-up effort, and the possibility of scam artists taking advantage of the situation.