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Severe Weather / Flooding / Wildfires #1117175

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The severe weather introduced; photos shown.

(Manaynuk, Pennsylvania: Don Dahler) The flooding in the Northeast featured; scenes shown of cars and a bus almost underwater, rescues in Philadelphia, and a mudslide in New York City. [Philadelphia resident Sarah FRIEDRICH‡, Queens, New York resident Regina SCAMMON‡- comment.] [Philadelphia Mayor Michael NUTTER††- notes the level of the Schuylkill River is higher than it was during Hurricanes Irene & Sandy.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Video of a road collapsing onto train tracks in Baltimore shown.

(Pensacola, Florida: Mark Strassmann) The deadly explosion of a jailhouse after stormwater flooded the area of the jail’s natural gas lines in Pensacola, Florida reviewed; surveillance camera video shown; scenes shown from the site. [Sheriff David MORGAN - describes what happened.] [Inmate’s Kevin Johnson’s mother Sheila TRAVIS‡- comments.] The status of 3 missing inmates discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Rancho Cucamonga, California: Bigad Shaban) The battle against the wildfire threatening homes near Los Angeles reviewed; scenes shown of firefighters building containment lines; details given about the impact of the winds. [Fire Capt. Louis DELLA ROSA‡, firefighter Liz BROWN††- comment.]

Pelley, Scott;
Dahler, Don;
Strassmann, Mark;
Shaban, Bigad

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