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Hurricane! Lessons Learned!


LPB is partnering with Mississippi Public Broadcasting for an in-depth look at how procedures, policies and planning for hurricanes have changed in the last four years. In that time, three of the ten costliest hurricanes on record -- Katrina, Rita and Gustav -- struck Louisiana. Katrina made a second landfall in Mississippi, leaving behind unprecedented havoc and a harsh education in the discipline of disaster. What did these events teach us about coping with catastrophe?

LPB President Beth Courtney hosts the Louisiana segment of the program and LSU Media Professor Craig Freeman moderates the Mississippi discussion.



Louisiana panelists include:

Mississippi panelists include:

Chat panelists:

Read full biographies here.



Chat Area:

Aired Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7 PM
Chat was at 8 PM

The program was simulcast on KRVS-FM in Lafayette and air on Thursday, August 27 at 7PM on WRKF-FM in Baton Rouge.

Click here to view the chat archive.


This program is underwritten by a Local Service Initiative Grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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  • Partner Links:
    Resource Links:
    • COPE
    • Are you Prepared? Survival Planning.
    • Coastal Comeback:
      Louisiana & Mississippi After Katrina

    • Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)
    • - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Web site to provide information about emergency operations plans, public assistance, and grants.
      A new Internet database is now available to the general public and it details millions of dollars worth of recovery projects in the Baton Rouge region, many of them ongoing and dating back to Hurricane Katrina's 2005 landfall. The Web site, is a tool that’s meant to help citizens keep track of more than $9 billion in rebuilding projects. All of these rebuilding efforts are related to hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, Ivan and Cindy.
      The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) aims to bridge the gap between climate science and local-level climate hazard planning processes. SCIPP is a collaborative research effort between the Department of Anthropology and Geography/Southern Regional Climate Center at Louisiana State University and the Oklahoma Climatological Survey at the University of Oklahoma.

    Background Information:


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    National Hurricane Center:

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