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Tropical Storm Isaac / Louisiana #1029784

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 2012
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(Tampa: Brian Williams) Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico introduced.

(New Orleans: Jim Cantore) The forecast for Isaac as it heads toward New Orleans featured; map and diagrams shown; details given about the potential storm surge and rainfall.

(Tampa: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Lester Holt) The preparations in New Orleans and southern Louisiana 7 years after Hurricane Katrina featured; scenes shown of sandbags, people boarding up buildings and fortifying the levee. [Plaquemines Parish resident Wilma TAYLOR††, New Orleans resident Lisa HAYWOOD - comment on evacuating.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER††- worries about the storm slowing down.] [WOMAN – comments.] [Jefferson Parish president John YOUNG†- comments on improved protection since Katrina.] [New Orleans Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU†- says there is nothing the storm will bring that we don’t believe we are prepared to handle.]

(Tampa: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Landrieu. [LANDRIEU – says we have enough shelters and the people are prepared very well; notes the danger from a category 1 hurricane; notes every storm is different.]

Williams, Brian;
Cantore, Jim;
Holt, Lester

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