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Ken Graham Interview (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-06

Duration: 00:05:28

Subjects: Mississippi River floods, 2011 | MORGANZA SPILLWAY | ATCHAFALAYA BASIN


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Graham, Ken Interviewee


This segment from the May 6, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Ken Graham of the National Weather Service in Slidell. He discusses: the reasons for the historically high Mississippi River levels; the timeline for the flooding in Louisiana; the possible backwater issues in the Atchafalaya Basin; the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway; and the importance of weather radios.