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Tropical Storm Barry Threatens La. (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-07-12

Duration: 00:13:27

Subjects: Natural Disasters | Hurricanes | Hurricane Barry, 2019 | Kennedy, John Neely | Edwards, John Bel | Keim, Barry D., 1963-


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Keim, Barry Interviewee
  • Kennedy, John Interviewee


This segment from the July 12, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau reporting on the state’s preparations for Tropical Storm Barry. Moreau reports that Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency prior to the storm making landfall. He first presents highlights of Governor Edwards’ briefing on the storm at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) in Baton Rouge. Next, Moreau interviews Dr. Barry Keim, the Louisiana state climatologist. He discusses the improvements in storm forecasting, Tropical Storm Barry’s development, and the storm’s potential threats to Louisiana. Lastly, Moreau interviews United States Senator John Kennedy, who discusses President Donald Trump declaring a state of emergency in Louisiana and his concerns about the forecasted rain totals of up to 20 inches in some areas.