October 10, 2005 – In the past six weeks, Lafayette Parish has absorbed as many as 30- or 40-thousand Hurricane evacuees. Most are from the New Orleans area - including some key players in the city's arts and music community. Those musicians and artists are now trying to help each other get employment, healthcare and support while they're in "exile" from New Orleans.
October 7, 2005 – More than three thousand students have enrolled in the Lafayette Parish school system since Hurricane Katrina. Some stayed for only a few days until their families were able to return home. Others are still here. And another wave of students enrolled this week after Hurricane Rita. At Woodvale Elementary School, more than 70 students are hurricane evacuees: about 10 percent of the school's population.
October 4, 2005 – KRVS General Manager Dave Spizale is a native New Orleanian. Join him and his wife, Jan, for their first trip back to the Crescent City since Hurricane Katrina to clean up their son's empty Uptown apartment. Produced by Beth Fertig and engineer Ivan Klisanin.
Oct. 3rd, 2005 – The Lafayette Parish school system began enrolling evacuees from Hurricane Rita on October 3rd, along with some Katrina evacuees who were forced to evacuate a second time. Parents stood in line to fill out forms at the Vermilion Conference Center on Gauthier Rd.
Sept. 30, 2005 – Louisiana's annual sugar festival was supposed to have taken place in September. But it was postponed, for the first time anyone can remember since World War II, because of Hurricane Rita. And so was the harvest. Farmers throughout coastal Louisiana are still waiting to see how badly their fields were damaged by the latest storm.