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Tropical Storm Isaac / Gulf Coast #1029826

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
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(Tampa: Scott Pelley) The status of Tropical Storm Isaac and the death of one man noted; map and photos shown; statistics on evacuations, power outages and damage cited.

(Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana: Byron Pitts) The impact of the storm on New Orleans and the surrounding communities reviewed; scenes shown from Plaquemines Parish of floodwaters, rescue workers cutting through Fred Leslie††’s roof and a failed levee, and of the new levee system and downed power lines in New Orleans; photos shown of rescues. [Plaquemines Parish residents LESLIE, Karen SILVIA‡, Carol HICKS‡, Hugh FRENCH - react.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL††- notes the Corps of Engineers is considering doing a breach intentionally to release water.]

(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Gulfport, Mississippi: Mark Strassmann) Isaac’s impact in Mississippi featured; scenes shown of flooding; details given of the concern about storm surge.

(Tampa: Scott Pelley) The welcome rains from Isaac further north noted; drought map shown.

Pelley, Scott;
Pitts, Byron;
Strassmann, Mark

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