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Texas / Hurricane Harvey / Mayor Interview / A Discussion #1115392

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
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(Houston: Anderson Cooper) The unfolding crisis in Texas after Hurricane Harvey with ongoing rescues by an army of volunteers introduced; inset video of rescues, the water-filled highway & roads near Beaumont, Winnie, Houston, Addicks, Port Arthur, small boats in the water, an aerial view, rescues by air shown. [By phone interview, Beaumont Mayor Becky AMES†- talks about the prioritizing of the rescue situation in Beaumont, the responsiveness of the federal government, the shelters here.]

(Houston: Anderson Cooper) The sending of US military ship & aircraft & Marines to the region noted.

(Houston: Anderson Cooper; in the air: Martin Savidge) Audio problems acknowledged.

(Houston: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Beaumont: Drew Griffin) The flood & rescue situation in Beaumont, where people are moved from "island to island," as the water continues to rise featured; scenes shown of Jerry Summerall‡ being pulled out of a car in a drainage ditch. The issue of the depth of the water in roads & drainage ditches all over northeast Texas discussed.

(Houston: Anderson Cooper) Water images from Orange, Texas, near Louisiana, shown. Live discussion held with CNN's retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who headed up the Hurricane Katrina effort & former Marine Team Rubicon's John Connors†† about the flooding; inset video from Orange shown. [HONORE - says the military has been slow to scale up so volunteers are going door to door: we need the Navy ships & a better communication system; outlines the cleaning needing to be done for the drainage system.] [CONNORS - explains the role of his veterans volunteer group with a focus on long-term operations to help the community recover.]

(Houston: Anderson Cooper) Live pictures from Orange shown.

Cooper, Anderson;
Savidge, Martin;
Griffin, Drew

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