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Texas / Tropical Storm Harvey / Houston / Trump Visit #1115354

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
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(Houston: Tom Llamas) The rains from Tropical Storm Harvey introduced; scenes shown of rescues, the arriving President Trump, rescue efforts; details given about the drowning of police Sgt. Steve Perez, people scavenging for food, the convention center with 9,000 evacuees. [Voice of KTRK-TV reporter Jeff EHLING†- worries about people in the houses.] [Houston police Chief Art ACEVEDO†- worries about officers at risk.] Photos of six missing members of Rick Saldavor‡'s family shown. [Rick's BROTHER; at shelter, mother Talia CASTRO, American Red Cross Lloyd ZIEL†- comment on the situation.] Report introduced.

(Pearland, Texas: Eva Pilgrim) The role of first responders in rescue efforts near Houston featured; scenes shown from Pearland of a boat in flood waters finding a stranded family. [Volunteer rescuer Michael GIBSON†- rescues people in his neighborhood.] [Two Texas VOLUNTEERS - comment.] The rescues from this neighborhood & the people remaining discussed.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Rockport, Texas: Cecilia Vega) The visit to stricken Texas by Trump & the first lady featured; scenes shown from Corpus Christi, supporters outside the firehouse & him showing the Texas flag. [TRUMP - says we will do this better; thanks the people for coming out; states Texas can handle everything; adds this is long term.] Trump's plan to visit Texas & Louisiana later in the week discussed.

Llamas, Tom;
Pilgrim, Eva;
Vega, Cecilia

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