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Flood Concerns in Krotz Springs and Morgan City (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Krotz Springs, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-27

Duration: 00:07:19

Subjects: Mississippi River floods, 2011 | MORGANZA SPILLWAY


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Allen, Gary Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Melancon, Charlie Interviewee
  • Halphen, Steven Interviewee
  • Halphen, Audrey Interviewee
  • Snyder, Carroll Interviewee
  • Menard, Don Speaker
  • Meynard, Jeremy Interviewee
  • Brown, Kerri Interviewee
  • Johnson, Anthony Interviewee
  • Maate, Timothy Interviewee
  • Albarado, Tim Interviewee


This segment from the May 27, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the concerns over the possibility of backwater flooding in Krotz Springs, Morgan City, and Stephensville as residents wait for the Mississippi River to crest. Sanford interviews: Krotz Springs residents Charlie Melancon, Steven Halphen, and Audrey Halphen; Krotz Springs Mayor Carroll Snyder; Morgan City residents Jeremy Meynard, Kerri Brown, and Anthony Johnson; Morgan City Mayor Timothy Maate; and Stephensville resident Tim Albarado. This report also includes St. Landry Parish President Don Menard speaking at a press conference about his controversial decision to call for a mandatory evacuation of Krotz Springs. Sanford also reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed five of the seventeen gates on the Morganza Spillway due to the decreasing flow of the Mississippi River.