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2016 Flood: FEMA Letters (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-05-14

Duration: 00:04:46

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency | Disaster response and recovery


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Wascom, John Interviewee


This segment from the May 14, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on FEMA sending letters asking thousands of residents in Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish impacted by the 2016 flood to either elevate their homes or sell them. She interviews Livingston Parish Council John Wascom, who discusses the residents’ options.