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Hurricane Camille

WWL-TV Special Projects Collection



Genre: Special, Documentary

Place Covered: Coastal Louisiana , New Orleans Region, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1969-08-21

Duration: 00:15:05

Subjects: United States Coast Guard Base (New Orleans, La.) | Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi | United States. Coast Guard | Moisant International Airport (New Orleans, La.) | Lakefront (New Orleans, La.) | UNO Lakefront Arena (New Orleans, La.) | Waveland, Hancock County, Mississippi | Abundance Street (New Orleans, La.) | Chamber of Commerce (Pass Christian, Ms.) | Hurricane damage | hurricane shelters | Hurricane Camille, 1969 | Nick's Bar (New Orleans, La.) | New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana | American Red Cross (ARC) | Ruhr Street (Waveland, Ms.) | Nicholson Avenue (Waveland, Ms.)


Hurricane Camille, a WWL-TV Special Project, consists of silent footage before, during, and after Hurricane Camille made landfall on 17 August 1969. Footage includes: boarded houses along Abundance Street in New Orleans; Nick’s Bar; Carolyn Park; nighttime footage of the hurricane; firemen reacting to a house fire at night during the hurricane; Coast Guard Base in New Orleans; evacuations onto a St. Claude to Refinery bus; waves along the UNO Lakefront Arena; a woman cooking for evacuees; people in hurricane shelters; people creating and distributing sandbags; Gertler Headquarters sign on a house; people arriving at Moisant Airport and waiting in the terminal; a Red Cross worker helping people in a shelter; the remains of the Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce; scenes along Hwy 90 after the hurricane; scenes of Nicholson Avenue and Ruhr Street in Waveland, Mississippi; and aerial footage of flooded areas and devastation along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.