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1893 Cheniere Caminada Hurricane (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-10-01

Duration: 00:16:57

Subjects: Hurricanes | History | Natural Disasters | Cheniere Caminada hurricane, 1893


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Duet, Lovella Interviewee
  • Nicol, Shaffer Interviewee
  • Cheramie, Nelson Interviewee
  • Curole, Windell Interviewee
  • Boudreaux, John Interviewee
  • Landry, Gene Interviewee
  • Theriot, Hubert Interviewee


This segment from the October 1, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the 100th anniversary of the Cheniere Caminada hurricane, the worst disaster in Louisiana history. Duhe reports that the storm killed more than 1,000 people in Lafourche Parish. He interviews descendants of the storm survivors, including: Lovella Duet, Cut Off; Shaffer Nicol, Golden Meadow; Nelson Cheramie, Grand Isle; Windell Curole, memorial organizer; John Boudreaux, Leeville; Gene Landry, Grand Isle; and Hubert Theriot, Galliano. Host: Robert Collins