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Hurricane Sandy / East Coast #1034216

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012
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(Breezy Point, New York: Scott Pelley) The destruction of homes in the Breezy Point area of Queens, New York during Hurricane Sandy noted. The aftermath of the storm reviewed; figures on power outages, deaths, insurance claims cited; details given about the reopening of the New York Stock Exchange; scenes shown of floodwaters being pumped out of tunnels, Staten Island residents being rescued, President Obama with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. [US Army Corps of Engineers commander Lt. Gen. Thomas BOSTICK††- comments on the pumping operations.] [OBAMA – says we’re not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy.] The devastation in Breezy Point featured; before and after views and scenes of Governor Andrew Cuomo touring the site, the burning homes and firefighters walking through floodwaters shown. [FDNY assistant chief Joseph PFEIFER††- describes the fire driven by the winds; says this is probably the biggest residential fire we’ve had in modern times.]

(Long Beach Island, New Jersey: Chip Reid) The damage on the New Jersey shore reviewed; scenes shown of destroyed homes on Long Beach Island and Ocean Beach, sand in the streets, wrecked boats, homes burned down by fires started by natural gas leaks, flooding in Bay Head, a gas line on the Garden State Parkway. [Residents Bob DAVIS, Kyle SCHEIBNER††, Jen SMITH††, John PATRICIA‡- comment.] How long it will be until people can return to their homes discussed.

(Breezy Point, New York: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) The transportation gridlock in New York City featured; scene shown of the flooded subway tunnels, traffic, people entering reopened Grand Central terminal, people charging cell phones at the train station. [MTA’s Joe LEADER††- comments on the mess in the South Ferry subway station.] [Grand Central Terminal’s Bob LIEBLONG††- says people have hope now that GCT is open.]

(Breezy Point, New York: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Atlantic City, New Jersey: Jeff Glor) The experiences of New Jersey residents who decided not to evacuate featured; scenes shown of wrecked homes. [Atlantic City resident Zelphia CONNOR††, Pleasantville resident Jackie ERNST††, Jackie’s daughter “MARY” - react to what happened.]

Pelley, Scott;
Reid, Chip;
Axelrod, Jim;
Glor, Jeff

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