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Oral history harvest ongoing re: 2016 Flood

Posted at 1:44 PM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 19:15:24-04

Students taking a public history course at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are collecting oral histories about the floods of August 2016.

Today, the students are at the South Regional Library until 4 p.m.

The students are looking for memories of:

• where you were and how you were impacted by the 2016 Floods,
• how you personally responded or helped others after they took place,
• what sort of impact they had on the Lafayette and Acadiana community,
• how they compared to other disasters in Lafayette or Acadiana history,
• and what impact you think this disaster had on you in the last 2 years.

It takes less than 10 minutes to participate. Another session is planned for September. You can keep up with the plans here.

The students also have created a podcast about the floods; you can find more info here.