User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

60th Anniversary of Hurricane Audrey (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-06-30

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: History | Hurricanes | Hurricane Audrey, 1957 | Natural Disasters


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Post, Cathy C. Interviewee


This segment from the June 30, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the sixtieth anniversary of Hurricane Audrey, which made landfall in Cameron Parish and Vermilion Parish on June 27, 1957. He interviews Cathy C. Post, the author of “Hurricane Audrey: The Deadly Storm of 1957,” who discusses her memories of the storm, the people of Cameron Parish not talking about the storm to outsiders, Audrey’s distinction as the first hurricane tracked by radar, and the decision by local officials to not call for an evacuation.