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Flooding in South Louisiana (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-05-21

Duration: 00:09:10

Subjects: FLOODS | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Hall, Robbie Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Williams, Derek Interviewee
  • Hunter, Nic Interviewee
  • Udell, Colleen Interviewee


This segment from the May 21, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the flooding in Lake Charles and the Baton Rouge region on May 17, 2021. She interviews: Robbie Hall, Ascension Parish resident; Derek Williams, Lake Charles resident; and Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. Her report also includes highlights from a press conference with Governor John Bel Edwards. Next, Andre Moreau interviews Colleen Udell, the president of Cajun Navy Relief. She discusses: their response to the May 17th floods; their work in preparing to respond to disasters; and their volunteers.