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Interviews Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast Following Hurricane Camille

WWL-TV Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coast

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1969-05-19

Duration: 00:04:44

Subjects: Metcalf, James M., 1927- 1977 | Mississippi Gulf Coast | Hurricane Camille, 1969


  • Metcalf, Jim Reporter


Report on clean-up along the Mississippi Gulf Coast on 2nd day after the Hurricane Camille. The first interview is with a man showing the remnant of his house. The second interview is with a man who says he was one of lucky ones, his house showing very little damage. A report follows showing debris along the beach and introduces Jim Metcalf. Metcalf reports on the real tragedy of the storm, bodies finally being discovered along the beach. A reporter then interviews a man who is digging for his jewelry and money. The second interview is with woman who discusses being lucky with little house damage, but being unsure how long she will be without utilities. The third interview is with woman showing an empty lot where house once stood. The final interview is with boy digging for items.