Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 8/30/2021
ABC affiliate WGNO-TV in New Orleans continued to broadcast despite damages to their building, the roof being torn from the newsroom and a staff evacuation in the midst of Hurricane Ida. The station continued to live-stream coverage of the storm, important safety reminders and initiatives.
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