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Hurricane Isaac / Gulf Coast #1030186

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 2012
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(New Orleans: Brian Williams) The impact of Hurricane Isaac reviewed; figures on power outages in Louisiana cited; photos shown.

(LaPlace, Louisiana: Gabe Gutierrez) The damage from Isaac featured; scenes shown of the flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, an airlift rescue, crews working on power lines. [Flood victims Gleneace NELSON†, Bob HASSELL‡, evacuee Donna BLOUNT†, Slidell business owner Frank JACKSON - comment.]

(New Orleans: Brian Williams) The impact of the storm in New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of cleanup work, tourists in the French Quarter, the patched 17th Street levee; footage shown from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 7 years ago; details given about the improvements to the flood protection system that does not include Plaquemines Parish. [Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU†- notes a Category 1 storm can be worse than Katrina; recalls the levee breaches.] [August 31, 2005, FEMA director Michael BROWN – comments on the response to Katrina.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER†- comments on the damage and debris.] The power of Isaac that reversed the flow of the Mississippi river noted.

(New Orleans: Jim Cantore) The status of and forecast for Isaac featured; maps shown.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Gutierrez, Gabe;
Cantore, Jim
Duration:
00:07:50

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