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A Hurricane Called Betsy

On September 9, 1965, Hurricane Betsy made landfall at Grand Isle, Louisiana, near New Orleans with winds of 130 to 140 miles per hour. This… read more

On September 9, 1965, Hurricane Betsy made landfall at Grand Isle, Louisiana, near New Orleans with winds of 130 to 140 miles per hour. This Defense Department film documents the estimated $1.4 billion dollars of damage and 76 deaths along the storm’s path. A storm surge of over 10 feet led to breached levees and the flooding of 164,000 homes in New Orleans. In widespread flooding similar to 2005's Hurricane Katrina, many residents were forced to escape to rooftops and wait for rescue. close

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A Hurricane Called Betsy

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Program ID:
327996-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Sep 12, 2015 | 4:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2015 | 5:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 12, 2015 | 4:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2015 | 9:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2015 | 1:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2015 | 1:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2015 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 14, 2015 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 19, 2015 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 20, 2015 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 03, 2015 | 9:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2015 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2015 | 1:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2015 | 5:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3