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Hurricane Isaac: Sen. David Vitter Interview (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-09-07

Duration: 00:05:06

Subjects: Vitter, David | Hurricanes | Hurricane Isaac, 2012 | Natural Disasters | FLOODS | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | LEVEES | Obama, Barack | Romney, Mitt


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Vitter, David Interviewee


This segment from the September 7, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with United States Senator David Vitter on the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. Senator Vitter discusses: the successful performance of the New Orleans levee system; the unprecedented flooding in areas outside of the levee system; the possibility that the new levee system caused flooding in areas that had never before flooded; his call for an independent investigation to look into the issue; the importance of visits by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to Louisiana; and the need to fund flood protection projects for the recently flooded areas.