CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
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(Houston: Anderson Cooper; Beaumont, Texas: Gary Tuchman) The evacuation by helicopter of hospital patients because of lack of running water as well as in the rest of the city discussed; scenes shown from Beaumont of the evacuation to other hospitals.
(Houston: Anderson Cooper) The rescue efforts in Texas & Louisiana introduced; scenes shown of the anchor flying with one of the Coast Guard helicopters, two survivors with their dogs being brought off a house roof by the crew & then picking up four more people from a field. [Crew MEMBER - explains the operation.]
(Houston: Anderson Cooper; Houston: Brian Todd) The rescue operations in Houston area neighborhoods six days after the hurricane hit discussed; scenes shown of flood waters, a man rescued by Customs & Border Patrol agents, firefighters checking homes.
(Houston: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who headed up the Hurricane Katrina effort. [HONORE - worries about "losing the grid" with water & electricity out that could lead to selective evacuation.]
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