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Texas / Tropical Storm Harvey / Houston #1115322

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 27, 2017
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(Houston: Lester Holt) The impact of Tropical Storm Harvey on Houston, Texas, introduced; weather maps, flood water damages, water rescues shown.

(Houston: Jacob Rascon) The flooding rescue efforts in Houston featured; scenes shown from the flooded streets & waters. [MAN, WOMAN - describe what happened.] [Mayor Sylvester TURNER†- thanks Houstonians.] [Harris County Judge Ed EMMETT†- asks for volunteer boats to help.] [Residents Frank PENA, MAN, BOY, on her car, "SAMANTHA" - comment.] What is happening in the reporter's hometown of Houston discussed.

(Houston: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Dickinson, Texas: Gadi Schwartz) Flooded Dickinson, Texas, featured; scenes shown from a boat on the rising flooded streets.

(Houston: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Victoria, Texas: Kerry Sanders) The flooded La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, lines for gas & food featured; scenes shown of trapped nursing home residents in Dickinson, a collapsed road, burned apartment house in Victoria, other cities hit by Hurricane Harvey. [Two MEN - comment.]

(Houston: Lester Holt, Dylan Dreyer) The projected rainfall from stalled Tropical Storm Harvey & the rising rivers discussed; weather maps of the Gulf area shown; storm statistics cited.

(Houston: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Houston: Stephanie Gosk) The controversy over whether Houston should have been evacuated before Hurricane Harvey hit examined; scenes shown of flooded streets, the traffic jams when people evacuated from Hurricane Rita in 2005. [TURNER - defends not putting cars on the road.] [Governor Greg ABBOTT - talks about evacuating.] [in the street, RESIDENT - defends the mayor's decision.]

(Houston: Lester Holt) Live interview held with Governor Abbott. [From Austin, ABBOTT - says it is time for Texans to work together & with National Guard; states we will deal with it & rebuild & are already getting FEMA aid.]

(Houston: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Kelly O'Donnell) The federal government's response featured; tweets from President Trump emphasizing "major rescue operations underway" quoted. [FEMA administrator Brock LONG††- says we are helping with rescues.] [Homeland security adviser Thomas BOSSERT††- says the focus is on saving lives.] Other Trump tweets on the wall, going to Missouri & his plans to go to Texas quoted.

Reporter(s):
Holt, Lester;
Rascon, Jacob;
Schwartz, Gadi;
Sanders, Kerry;
Dylan, Lester Holt,;
Gosk, Stephanie;
O'Donnell, Kelly
Duration:
00:14:30

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