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Tropical Storm Isaac / Gulf Coast #1029811

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
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(Tampa: Brian Williams) The status of Tropical Storm Isaac updated; map and satellite photo shown.

(Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana: Gabe Gutierrez) The impact of the storm in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana reviewed; scenes shown of flooding in Braithwaite, the rescue of Danny Mason, National Guard troops; details given about the failure to upgrade the levees in this parish after Hurricane Katrina. [MASON, rescued residents Charles DODDS†, Ramona BILLOT†, Alene MALTESE†, Eric SILVIA†, Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy KAMM†- comment.] [Parish president Billy NUNGESSER†- says it’s as bad if not worse than Katrina.]

(Tampa: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Lester Holt) The damage in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast featured; scenes shown from New Orleans of downed trees and power lines and crushed cars and flooding in Mississippi at Biloxi, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis. [New Orleans Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU†– says the flood protection system is holding strong.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL†- says we’re going to continue to see the weather effects.] [In Pass Christian, NBC’s Janet SHAMLIAN – notes the marina is wiped out.] [DODDS – reacts to losing everything.]

(Tampa: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Jim Cantore) The forecast for the storm presented; maps/diagrams shown.

Williams, Brian;
Gutierrez, Gabe;
Holt, Lester;
Cantore, Jim

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