CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012
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(New Orleans: Byron Pitts) The preparations for the storm in New Orleans and surrounding communities reviewed; scenes shown of National Guardsmen, the floodgate, sandbagging operations, evacuees in a shelter in Belle Chasse. [Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU– says we are officially in the fight.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER- recalls Hurricane Katrina.] [Evacuee Jane SMITH – comments.] The government supplies for the hurricane zones noted.
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Live discussion held with CBS News hurricane consultant David Bernard about the storm; diagrams shown. [From Miami, BERNARD – says tropical storm conditions are spreading; offers the forecast for the storm.]
(Gulfport, Mississippi: Mark Strassmann) The risk to Mississippi’s coast featured; details given about the insufficient building codes; scenes shown of storm surge from Katrina at Biloxi’s Beau Rivage casino; building code ratings for several southern states cited. [Beau Rivage security director Eric NEWTON- comments on the casino’s floodgates.]
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