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Hurricane Sandy / East Coast #1034193

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast introduced; death toll, power outage and damage figures cited; scenes of flooding and map shown.

(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Ron Allen) The storm’s impact on the New Jersey shore reviewed; scenes shown of the sand deposited by the flood, water in the streets, wrecked houses and boardwalk, the devastated amusement park at Seaside Heights, rescue operations, police and firefighters searching for victims. [Governor Chris CHRISTIE – comments on the devastation.] [KID, WOMAN, Point Pleasant Beach RESIDENT, restaurant owner Teresa SPRINGSTEAD††– comment.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Belle Harbor, New York: Mara Schiavocampo) The fire in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York featured; scenes shown of the floodwater, homes burning last night, smoldering ruins. [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – says the winds were devastating.] [4 PEOPLE – react.] Previous disasters in this area mentioned.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The storm’s impact on New York City reviewed; scenes shown of wrecked buildings, flooded streets and tunnels in Manhattan, downed trees, cars in the water, a beached oil tanker on Staten Island, flooding at LaGuardia Airport, a dangling crane, the mess at South Street Seaport, a flooded basement; details given about the power outage after a Con Ed substation shorted out. [Several PEOPLE – react.] [WNBC’s Jonathan VIGLIOTTI†- points out a storage container in the middle of the street.] [BLOOMBERG – says it will not be repaired overnight.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Earlier interview held with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the flooded subway tunnel under the World Trade Center site. [CUOMO – says we are dealing with extreme weather patterns; notes New Yorkers are not accustomed to flooding; says the Hudson River was pouring into the Ground Zero site; states the city and state will rebuild.]

Williams, Brian;
Allen, Ron;
Schiavocampo, Mara;
Thompson, Anne

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