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Hurricane Sandy / East Coast #1034229

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012
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(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Brian Williams) The devastation from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey shoreline shown.

(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Lester Holt) The destruction in New Jersey reviewed; scenes shown of fires in Green Brook Township, New Jersey, damaged buildings and roads, sand and water in the streets, President Obama with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a boat in the road, gas lines. [OBAMA – says we are here for you.] [2 MEN, Sayreville RESIDENT – react.] [Seaside Heights police Chief Thomas BOYD†- comments on the destruction.] [Point Pleasant Beach residents Lisa and Rich MORICO††- comment on leaving their home.] Christie’s cancellation of Halloween and the cold weather noted.

(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Hoboken, New Jersey: Katy Tur) The flooding in Hoboken, New Jersey featured; scenes shown of National Guardsmen and people on a roof. [Mayor Dawn ZIMMER††- outlines the city’s needs.] [WOMAN – reacts.] [Residents John and Lisa ROTUNDO††- comment on their damaged homes and riding out the storm.] The power outage in Newark noted; scenes shown of Mayor Cory Booker handing out supplies. [BOOKER – says we need neighbors helping neighbors.]

(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) The evacuation of New York City’s Bellevue Hospital featured; scenes shown of lines of ambulances, National Guardsmen. [Bellevue Hospital Dr. Natalie LEVY†- says there is complete calm.]

(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The power outage in half of New York City featured; scenes shown of people charging cell phones, traffic; details given about the scarcity of mass transit. [Several PEOPLE – react.] [MSNBC’s Richard LUI†- points out the flooded subway station.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – outlines the new rules for driving into Manhattan.] The dire situation in other parts of the city noted; scenes shown of a rooftop rescue in Staten Island, rescuers in boats, flooded streets, a beached boat. The reopening of the New York Stock Exchange and the decision to go ahead with the New York City marathon noted. [NYC public advocate Bill de BLASIO†- says New York City has lost a lot of revenue.]

(Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Brian Williams) The burned-out homes after the fire in Breezy Point in Queens, New York shown.

Williams, Brian;
Holt, Lester;
Tur, Katy;
Bazell, Robert;
Thompson, Anne

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