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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 27, 2017
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(Houston: Tom Llamas) The impact of the disaster that was Hurricane Harvey in Texas reviewed; statistics on the Houston flooding cited; scenes shown of flooded streets, people in boats, rescue Coast Guard helicopters, a flooded house, a tornado. [WOMAN, Harris County flood control district Jeff LINDER†, rescued truck driver Rosemary MONTGOMERY, RESCUER, MAN; in his flooded home, producer Joe GLEASON - comment on the situation in the city.] [Coast Guard Capt. Kevin ODITT†- gives instructions to those trapped.] President Trump's plans to visit Texas on Tuesday noted.

(Houston: Eva Pilgrim) The picture of the La Vita Bella nursing home residents trapped in flood waters near the bayou, water rescues & the issue of whether Houston should have been evacuated featured; nursing home image & helicopter rescue & more rescues shown. [Voice of Tim McINTOSH†- says his mother-in-law said things were very bad there{nursing home}.] [On Friday, Houston Mayor Sylvester TURNER†; Governor Greg ABBOTT - offer differing opinions on whether to evacuate.]

(Houston: Tom Llamas) The 56,000 calls to the Houston 911 system noted. [In earlier interview, trapped woman, Haylie HOLLAND†- outlines how they will evacuate with an inflatable pool; states we need help to evacuate people NOW.]

(Houston: Tom Llamas) The parkway before & after the flood shown.

(Houston: Victor Oquendo) The flood devastation that unfolded in the dead of night featured; scenes shown of the rising waters, fleeing families. [Evacuated with family, Kyuwan CHOI†; MAN - comment.] The ongoing rescue efforts discussed.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) A map of the Harris County river gauges shown.

(West Houston: Rob Marciano) Why Houston is under siege due to urban sprawl with bayous overflowing featured; scenes shown of flood waters, concrete, aerial views. [LINDER - comments on the sheer volume of water.] The indications from the storm track of more bands of rain until Wednesday discussed; weather maps shown.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Rockport, Texas: Matt Gutman) The total devastation along the Texas Gulf coast featured; scenes shown of damages in Rockport, search & rescue operations, wreckage in Port Aransas††, smashed RVs. [Several RESIDENTS - comment.]

Llamas, Tom;
Pilgrim, Eva;
Oquendo, Victor;
Marciano, Rob;
Gutman, Matt

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