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Flood Recovery Efforts (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-08-26

Duration: 00:27:23

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | Flood damage | Obama, Barack | Edwards, Donna | Education | Livingston Parish Public Schools | Denham Springs High School (Denham Springs, La.) | Ascension Parish Public Schools | Central Private School (Central, La.) | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency | Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge | Honore, Russel L.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Boger, Paul Producer
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Edwards, Donna Interviewee
  • Parrill, Steve Interviewee
  • Borne, Lisa Interviewee
  • Hunter, Andrew Interviewee
  • Jones, Kelly Interviewee
  • Quebedeaux, Angel Interviewee
  • McCready, April Interviewee
  • Bourque, Michelle Interviewee
  • Williams, Brandi Interviewee
  • Hoots, Chuck Interviewee
  • Pillot, Alberto Interviewee
  • Marcotte, Janet Interviewee
  • Kesner, Allison Interviewee
  • Honore, Russel Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from August 26, 2016, features a special report on the ongoing recovery efforts from the historic flooding in south Louisiana. It includes: Charlie Whinham’s report on President Barack Obama’s visit to Louisiana to survey the flood damage; an interview with Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards on the needs of teachers at flooded schools; Charlie Whinham’s report on the clean-up efforts at Denham Springs High School (DSHS) in Livingston Parish; Kelly Spires’ report on the school clean-up efforts in Ascension Parish; Paul Boger’s tour of the flood damage at Central Private School in East Baton Rouge Parish; Paul Boger’s visit to a FEMA Recovery Center at the Second Baptist Church in Baton Rouge; Paul Boger’s report on the special BREC (East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission) day camps for kids, including the Jackson Community Park in Central; and Charlie Whinham’s in-studio interview with retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore on the ongoing flood recovery efforts. These reports include interviews with: Steve Parrill, the Assistant Superintendent of the Livingston Parish Schools; Lisa Borne, a biology teacher at DSHS; Dr. Andrew Hunter, the DSHS band director; Kelly Jones, the DSHS principal; Angel Quebedeaux and April McCready, third grade teachers at Lake Elementary School; Michelle Bourque, the principal at Galvez Middle School; Brandi Williams, a sixth grade teacher at Central Middle School in Ascension Parish; Chuck Hoots, the principal at Central Private School; Alberto Pillot of FEMA; Janet Marcotte, a BREC Park Manager; and Allison Kesner, a parent.