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Hurricane Recovery in Lake Charles (Oct. 2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-10-29

Duration: 00:04:55

Subjects: Hurricane Delta, 2020 | Hurricane Laura, 2020 | Disaster response and recovery


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Hunter, Nic Interviewee


This segment from the October 29, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on Lake Charles receiving $595 million in supplemental disaster aid from the federal government 14 months after Hurricane Laura, only 20% of what the state requested on behalf of southwest Louisiana. He interviews Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter, who discusses: his disappointment; the plans to use the majority of the funding for housing; how the city plans to find other funding; the need for a broader discussion on taking the politics out of supplemental disaster aid allocation; and his support for insurance reform following the issues his residents have experienced with their insurance companies.