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Headlines - May 6, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-06

Duration: 00:01:42

Subjects: Mississippi River floods, 2011 | MORGANZA SPILLWAY | John James Audubon Bridge (La.)

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Accardo, Chris Speaker
  • Matte, Timothy Interviewee

Description

This segment from the May 6, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an update on the rising Mississippi River levels; Chris Accardo of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers speaking at a town hall meeting in Berwick about the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway in order to divert the flood waters; an interview with Morgan City Mayor Timothy Matte about the areas that will be impacted by the flood waters; and the opening of the John James Audubon Bridge between Pointe Coupee Parish and West Feliciana Parish.