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Hurricane Isaac / Louisiana #1030167

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The toll of Hurricane Isaac outlined; rainfall, power outages and damage figures cited; photos shown.

(Braithwaite, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The damage in Louisiana from Isaac featured; scenes shown of the flooding in Plaquemines Parish, crews cutting holes in the levees to drain the water, the floodwall that protected New Orleans but not Braithwaite. [Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority president Timothy DOODY††- says the communities that suffered the flooding are outside of the federal levee protection system.] [Braithwaite resident Larry BARTRON††- says we were the expendables.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s trip to the flood zone noted; scenes shown of floodwaters in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, the Romneys with Governor Bobby Jindal.

Pelley, Scott;
Strassmann, Mark

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