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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
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(Houston: Tom Llamas) The developments in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas introduced; scenes shown.

(Beaumont, Texas: Matt Gutman) The impact of Harvey on Beaumont & Port Arthur, Texas, featured; scenes shown of rescue operations, including a submerged nursing home, a trip on a Navy rescue helicopter to a stranded school shelter, the dropoff at another shelter. The concerns with Beaumont's water supply discussed.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Orange County, Texas: Gio Benitez) The plight of flooded Vidor, Texas, featured; scenes shown from the flood waters, people in boats. [Volunteer helper Jeff HOUSLEY†, Vidor resident Brenda BEDAIR†- comment.]

(Houston: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Crosby, Texas: Clayton Sandell) The explosions & fire at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, featured; scenes shown of the plant. [Harris County fire marshall's office asst. chief Bob ROYALL†- comments on the smoke danger.] [Two RESIDENTS - worry.]

(Houston: Tom Llamas) The door-to-door searches in Houston neighborhoods by the fire department featured; scenes shown of fires being fought, a neighborhood now with water down, a rescued woman returning home, students helping their teacher, a man playing a piano in his flooded house; details given about the status of the schools. [FIREFIGHTER, resident Yvette WEBB, teacher Michelle HAIT‡- comment on the situation.]

(Houston: Tom Llamas; Richmond, Texas: Rob Marciano) The weather forecast with tornadoes & more rain discussed; weather maps shown.

(Houston: Tom Llamas) President Trump's plans to revisit the storm zone & his million dollar aid pledge reported; scenes shown of Vice President Mike Pence.

(Corpus Christi, Texas: Jonathan Karl) Pence's hands-on help in Texas featured; scenes shown of Pence at a damaged church. [PENCE - encourages the people.] [In ABC interview, PENCE - maintains the administration line on immigration, but these families are the priority.]

(Houston: Tom Llamas) This day of giving by ABC's parent company Disney & how viewers can contribute explained; flood pictures shown.

Llamas, Tom;
Gutman, Matt;
Benitez, Gio;
Sandell, Clayton;
Marciano, Rob;
Karl, Jonathan

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