Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaqumines Parish 12-years-ago
Posted on 8/29/2017 6:59:00 AM.

Today marks the 12 year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Over 15-hundred people died in Louisiana from the powerful storm and former Governor Kathleen Blanco says it could’ve been a lot more if they did not evacuate one million people from New Orleans in a short period of time but some people decided not to leave.

Hurricane Katrina, Kathleen Blanco, anniversary

Blanco: Houston should've developed an evacuation plan
Posted on 8/28/2017 12:15:00 PM.

Thousands of people in Texas are flooded out of their homes because of Harvey. The images are reminiscent of what happened 12 years ago when Hurricane Katrina struck southeast Louisiana. Former Governor Kathleen Blanco says she’s curious to why Houston never developed an evacuation plan like Louisiana had in 2005.

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Annette Bening to play Gov. Blanco in Katrina: American Crime Story
Posted on 2/13/2017 5:09:00 AM.

Former Governor Kathleen Blanco is honored to hear Oscar nominated actress Annette Bening has been cast to portray her in the upcoming FX television series, Katrina: American Crime Story. She says the show will explore the extreme poverty of New Orleans residents before and after the hurricane.

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Former Gov Blanco offers encouragement to flood victims in this rebuilding phase
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:33:00 AM.

As thousands of residents in south Louisiana continue to put the pieces of their life back together, it feels to many like this nightmare will never end. But former Governor Kathleen Blanco says one of her biggest takeaways from Hurricane Katrina is that people in Louisiana are fighters, and they don't give up.

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Tonight's Saints-Falcons game marks the reopening of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 9/26/2016 3:17:00 AM.

Tonight's Saints-Falcons game marks the 10th anniversary of the Mercedes Benz Superdome reopening after Hurricane Katrina. Former Governor Kathleen Blanco was instrumental in prioritizing the repair of the football stadium.

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Former Gov. Blanco concerned about housing for flood victims
Posted on 8/23/2016 12:28:00 PM.

Former Governor Kathleen Blanco understands what state and local officials are dealing with as the recovery has begun from the devastating flood that inundated thousands of homes without flood insurance. She says similar to Hurricane Katrina, we are once again dealing with a serious housing dilemma.

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Former-Gov Kathleen Blanco optimistic Superdome can still host another Super Bowl
Posted on 5/25/2016 5:36:00 AM.

After finishing second to Atlanta to host the Super Bowl in 2019, some are wondering if it’s time for a new stadium in order to attract another Super Bowl. This is the second straight time New Orleans has lost to a city that was in the process of building a new stadium. Former-governor Kathleen Blanco, who sits on the LSED board, which oversees the Dome, says Louisiana does not need to build a new stadium to host a Super Bowl.

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Former governors have advice for Governor-elect Edwards
Posted on 1/7/2016 3:21:00 AM.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards takes office on Monday and two former governors have some advice for him. Democrat Kathleen Blanco, who was governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2008, says Edwards has a tough road ahead with all of the budget issues and dealing with legislators over the state's finances is not easy.More

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Blanco looks back on the 10 years since Katrina
Posted on 8/28/2015 3:56:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Many people are reflecting back to 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf Coast and caused catastrophic widespread damage. Families throughout the New Orleans area were displaced and people all over the state were opening their doors to evacuees.
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