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Shipping Industry Precautions for Hurricane Camille

WWL-TV Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: Louisiana General, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1969-05-17

Duration: 00:02:40

Subjects: James, Rosemary | Hurricane Camille, 1969 | Hurricane Betsy, 1965 | Industrial Canal | Joffrey, Henry | Port of New Orleans | Dock Board


  • James, Rosemary Reporter
  • Joffrey, Henry Interviewee


Report by Rosemary James on the shipping industry preparing for the Hurricane Camille; She mentions that Hurricane Betsy was the worse maritime disaster in peacetime history, so the shipping businesses along the Mississippi River and the Industrial Canal are trying to secure property. James mentions that during Hurricane Betsy, the shipping industry's efforts were in vain, as ships broke loose of their moorings; James then interviews Captain Henry Joffrey of the New Orleans Dock Board regarding; why ships broke their moorings during Hurricane Betsy; which precautions are being taken for Hurricane Camille; can anything protect against a storm surge of Betsy's caliber; will the harbor police be on duty during the storm; and what special precautions are being taken along the waterfront.