Louisiana Institute of Higher Education


#9 “History of Hurricanes in St. Bernard”

2002-2003 History Lecture Series Season – September 9th, 2002

Paul Trotter, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service

Henry J. “Junior” Rodriguez, Jr., Councilman, St. Bernard Parish Council

Attendance – 165


Lecture Description


 Paul Trotter, the Meteorologist in Charge with the National Weather Service, spoke about the technical aspects of hurricanes and preparedness efforts. “Junior” Rodriguez, St. Bernard Parish Councilman-at-Large, presented an oral history of Hurricane Betsy and also provided an updated overview of the current state of preparedness of the Parish. Christian Bordelon performed a monologue from Betsy: Voices from the Storm.