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August 2016 Flood, A Year Later (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-11

Duration: 00:26:10

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | Education


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Allen, Gary Editor
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Graves, Garret Speaker
  • Vaughn, Lori Interviewee
  • Vaughn, Jack Interviewee
  • Harrell, Mark Interviewee
  • Forbes, Pat Interviewee
  • Bourque, Michelle Interviewee
  • White, John Interviewee


This special episode from the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from August 11, 2017, focuses on the year-long recovery efforts from the August 2016 floods in south Louisiana. It includes: a look at the week’s headlines; Andre Moreau’s interview with flood survivors Lori Vaughn and Jack Vaughn of Denham Springs on their memories of the flood and its aftermath; Moreau’s in-studio interview with Mark Harrell of the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Pat Forbes of the Louisiana Office of Community Development on the status of the ongoing flood recovery efforts and the plans for hazard mitigation projects; and Kelly Spires’ report on the start of the new school year, including interviews with Michelle Bourque, the principal at Galvez Middle School in Ascension Parish, and State Superintendent of Education John White.