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Severe Flooding in Southeast Louisiana (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-08

Duration: 00:01:54

Subjects: FLOODS | Natural Disasters


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the April 8, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the severe flooding in southeastern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, following the deluge of up to 20 inches of rain falling over a 48 hour period. This report includes footage of Governor Dave Treen and Baton Rouge Mayor Pat Screen visiting a sandbagging facility. Host: Beth George