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Texas / Tropical Storm Harvey / Gulf Coast #1115380

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
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(Houston: Tom Llamas) The flooding catastrophe in Texas from Tropical Storm Harvey introduced; scenes & map shown.

(Outside Beaumont: Gio Benitez) The burial of the Texas town of Beaumont & Port Arthur by Tropical Storm Harvey featured; scenes shown of flooded areas, a flooded nursing home in Port Arthur with residents moved by boat & helicopter, flooded shelters. [Beaumont WOMAN; in cell phone post, stranded Crystal DORIS; two RESCUERS - comment.] The "citizens armada" of boats helping out here discussed.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Conroe, Texas: Rob Marciano) A flight over the flooding with a Blackhawk rescue helicopter featured; scenes shown from over Port Arthur of people being rescued.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) The catastrophe in Houston featured; scenes shown from the air & in the water of recovery missions, the van holding the bodies of six members of the Saldivar†† family, damages, FEMA shelters, people singing in a shelter. [Harris County flood control district Jeff LINDER†- comments.] [In the air, ABC's Matt GUTMAN†- reports the flooding in Fort Bend County.] [Harris County Sheriff Ed GONZALEZ†- says the family is devastated.] [Sole survivor's brother Rick SALDIVAR††- describes what happened in the van.] [Tonight, survivor Aisha NELSON - worries about insurance.] [Evacuee Faye McDANIELS - wants to go home.]

(Houston: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Houston: Clayton Sandell) The explosion danger from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby examined; company statement about an explosion due to lack of cold storage quoted.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) The view from the Eleanor Tinsley Park in downtown Houston featured; scenes shown of the bayou.

(Studio: Ginger Zee) The path of Harvey towards Louisiana & Texas tracked & previewed; weather maps shown; statistics on 20 trillion gallons of rain cited.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) Tomorrow's day of giving by ABC's parent company Disney explained; flood pictures shown.

Llamas, Tom;
Benitez, Gio;
Marciano, Rob;
Sandell, Clayton;
Zee, Ginger

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