Voices in the Storm: Hurricane Katrina Survivors in Pointe Coupee Parish
Size: 9 interviews on 9 recordings
Time Period Covered: 2005 - 2007
Dates of interviews: 2007
Principal Interviewers: Blanche Jewell, Myrna Matherne, Mary Price, Jennifer Abraham, Betty Wooddy, Angie Juban
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Description: These interviews were sponsored by the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Council and were conducted in 2007, just two years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans residents who relocated to Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, after Katrina discuss their unique perspectives and experiences of the storm, recount their struggles with evacuating, displacement, loss, and dealing with the state and federal systems in place such as FEMA, the Red Cross, and the Louisiana Recovery Authority. Interviewees speak of their lives after the hurricane in Pointe Coupee Parish, and how they started over, developed a new sense of community, and regained stability.
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