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Hurricane Sandy / East Coast #1034523

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 02, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy introduced; scenes shown of vehicles and supplies in Brooklyn, New York.

(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The decision to cancel the New York City marathon featured; statement from Mayor Michael Bloomberg quoted; scenes shown of destruction on Staten Island, where the marathon would have started; marathon map shown. [Staten Island resident Josephine PRESTOVINO†- reacts.] [Hilton Garden Inn owner Richard NICOTRA†- talks about his decision not to honor runners’ reservations so as not to kick out displaced New Yorkers.] [Marathon runner Eric DEGEN†- says he could have made the decision days ago.] [BLOOMBERG – comments on the race.] [New York Road Runners Mary WITTENBERG†- says we will be donating a million dollars.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Staten Island, New York: Andrea Canning) The situation on Staten Island reviewed; scenes shown of National Guardsmen and relief agencies handing out supplies, boats in yards, downed power lines, the reopened Staten Island Ferry. [WOMAN – thanks FEMA.] [WOMAN – says there is renewed hope.] [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO – says folks will be going door-to-door.] [Brooklyn RESIDENT – says he is here to help.] [Staten Island resident Esther LaRUBIO††- says we need help here.] [Representative Michael GRIMM†- says people are scared and want to know if they have a place to go.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The difficulty in getting gas due to the power outage noted; scenes shown of gas lines.

(Ridgefield, New Jersey: Tom Costello) The frustration over the gas situation reviewed; scenes shown of the lines of cars and people with gas cans, fuel tankers arriving in New York and New Jersey; details given about the shutdown of some refineries. [Several PEOPLE, Sunoco fuel truck DRIVER – comment.] [Over Long Island, NBC’s Kerry SANDERS – points out the refinery.] [New York Governor Andrew CUOMO†- says it’s going to be better in the near future.] [Lipow Oil Associates Andrew LIPOW†- says by Monday or Tuesday we’ll see great improvement.] Gas prices mentioned.

Williams, Brian;
Gosk, Stephanie;
Canning, Andrea;
Costello, Tom

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