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Last Island Hurricane (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Isle Derniere, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-08-03

Duration: 00:05:41

Subjects: Hurricanes | Natural Disasters | Keim, Barry D., 1963- | Last Island Hurricane, 1856


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Keim, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the August 3, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s look back at the Last Island Hurricane of 1856. He reports that the Category 4 hurricane hit Isle Derniere, a beach resort on a barrier island off the coast of Terrebonne Parish, and killed 320 people. He interviews Dr. Barry Keim, the Louisiana state climatologist, about the storm.