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Hurricane Preparedness Panel (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-22

Duration: 00:05:10

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Gustav, 2008 | Electric power failures | Natural Disasters | Hurricane Ike, 2008 | Hurricane damage | Hurricane preparedness | Weather forecasting | ENTERGY


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Editor
  • Hebert, Chris Interviewee
  • Conley, Renae Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the May 22, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on a hurricane preparedness panel hosted by Entergy. Sanford interviews meteorologist Chris Hebert about the damage sustained by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008, the importance of the size of a wind field in a hurricane, and the predictions for the 2009 hurricane season. She also talks to Renae Conley, the President of Entergy Louisiana, about Hurricane Gustav being the worst storm for power outages in the state’s history and the process for power restoration after a hurricane. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford