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Tropical Storm Isaac / Gulf Coast #1030103

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The flooding of the Gulf coast from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac updated; scenes shown from 2005 {Katrina} and 2012 {Isaac} of flooding.

(Amite, Louisiana: John Zarrella) The lingering effects of slow-moving Isaac in the Gulf region reviewed; scenes shown of rain and rescues; details given about the likelihood the dam up river will hold. [RESIDENT, trapped Gene ODDO†, Kentwood resident Johnny WOMACK†- describe what happened.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER - compares the damages from Katrina and Isaac.] [Tangipahoa Parish president Gordon BURGESS†- expresses concern about lives.] The daily rain and flooding concerns discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Braithwaite, Louisiana: Brian Todd) The flooding along the Louisiana-Mississippi border featured; scenes shown from a house where an elderly couple drowned and from an airboat trip. [Braithwaite fire department Chief Urban TREUIL†- talks about the flooding.] [Braithwaite homeowner Bobby LANDRY - reacts.] How people can drown in their own homes after the levee was overtapped and the timetable for levee construction in the region discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The dam risk along the Louisiana-Mississippi border updated. [Mississippi emergency management agency director Robert LATHAM†- expresses concern about the rising water so citizens should not return yet even though the dam seems to be holding.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Zarrella, John;
Todd, Brian

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