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Hurricane Katrina Timeline (2005)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-09-02

Duration: 00:04:36

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Natural Disasters | Nagin, Ray, 1956- | Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Hurricane damage | Flood damage | FLOODS | LEVEES | Vitter, David | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency | Disaster response and recovery


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Editor
  • Nagin, Ray Interviewee
  • Blanco, Kathleen Speaker
  • Vitter, David Speaker
  • Lokey, Bill Speaker


This segment from the September 2, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the Hurricane Katrina timeline. It includes: an interview with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin discussing his conversation with the head of the National Weather Service on the necessity of calling for a mandatory evacuation of the city; a press conference with Governor Kathleen Blanco addressing the failure of two drainage canal levees in New Orleans and the subsequent flooding; United States Senator David Vitter talking about the historic destruction caused by the storm; Governor Blanco’s appearance on CNN discussing the evacuation efforts in New Orleans; and Bill Lokey of FEMA discussing his agency’s deployment of resources to help with aftermath of the storm. This story includes footage courtesy of WWL-TV in New Orleans. Hosts: Robyn Ekings and Charlie Whinham