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Hurricane Harvey Preparations (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-25

Duration: 00:16:08

Subjects: GAS INDUSTRY | DRAINAGE | Hurricanes | Hurricane Harvey, 2017 | Keim, Barry D., 1963- | Honore, Russel L. | Energy | OIL INDUSTRY


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Keim, Barry Interviewee
  • Honore, Russel Interviewee
  • Upton, Greg Interviewee
  • Maassen, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the August 25, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a series of reports on the state’s preparations for Hurricane Harvey. Host Andre Moreau reports that Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for every parish in Louisiana prior to the storm’s landfall. This segment includes: Kelly Spires’ interview with state climatologist Barry Keim on the science behind the storm, including the conditions in the Gulf of Mexico that are leading to the rapid intensification of Hurricane Harvey; Andre Moreau’s in-studio interview with retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore on the state’s preparations and the potential impact of Hurricane Harvey; Kelly Spires’ interview with Greg Upton of the LSU Center for Energy Studies on the potential impact of the storm on the oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico; and Andre Moreau’s interview with Paul Maassen, the general manager of WWNO radio in New Orleans, on the concerns about the drainage pumps in New Orleans following widespread flooding on August 5th.