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Hurricane Irene / East Coast #1000886

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 27, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The destructive run of Hurricane Irene up the East coast reviewed; weather and air traffic maps shown. Live discussion held with The Weather Channel's Bryan Norcross over the course of Irene; weather maps shown. [NORCROSS - describes what is happening up the coast.]

(Virginia Beach, Virginia: Eric Fisher) The storm in Virginia Beach with the threat of storm surge reviewed; scenes shown of the reporter in wind and rain.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Ocean City, Maryland: Tom Costello) The storm in Ocean City, Maryland, featured; scenes shown of the reporter on the shore.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Atlantic Beach, North Carolina: Kerry Sanders) The destruction from Irene in Atlantic Beach and other coastal areas reviewed; scenes shown of the waves on the Outer Banks of South Carolina, damages, the reporter on the windy beach. [Resident Duncan REEVES, North Carolina Governor Bev PERDUE - comment.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Ron Mott) The storm projections for New York City featured; scenes shown from Battery Park by the water, the quiet streets of Manhattan where trains and theaters were shut down. [On the street, WOMAN; California TRAVELLER; pro tennis player Galina VOSKOBOEVA†; highrise apartment dweller Jacqueline ANDREWS; MAN; North Carolina TRAVELLER - react.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- hopes for just inconvenience.] The impact of the shutdown of transportation systems noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The worries about prison inmates at Rikers Island, the airports, Ground Zero and transit reviewed; scenes shown of the empty Grand Central station.

(New York: Harry Smith) The eerie quiet in Times Square and the spirit of cooperation in the city featured; scenes shown from the streets where everything is closed except bars and liquor stores.

Williams, Brian;
Fisher, Eric;
Costello, Tom;
Sanders, Kerry;
Mott, Ron;
Smith, Harry

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