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Hurricane Laura: Cappel Family (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-09-11

Duration: 00:06:17

Subjects: Hurricane Laura, 2020 | Hurricane damage | Hurricanes | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Cappel, Sarah Interviewee
  • Cappel, Edward Interviewee
  • Cappel, Zoe Interviewee


This segment from the September 11, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the ongoing recovery efforts in Lake Charles following Hurricane Laura. She interviews the Cappel Family, Sarah Cappel, Edward Cappel, and Zoe Cappel, who discuss: the damage to their home and the surrounding area; the need to find a new school for Zoe; and the difficulty in dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster in the midst of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.