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Hurricane Andrew / Florida / Federal Aid / Housing / Everglades / Elections #143781

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 08, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Meeting of President Bush and Congress to discuss disaster relief funding for Hurricane Andrew in Florida featured. [BUSH - outlines needs.] [Senator J. Bennett JOHNSTON, Governor Lawton CHILES - comment on the funding.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tent cities in Florida shown.

(Cutler Ridge, Florida: Linda Pattillo) The high price of alternative housing for displaced Floridians featured; scenes shown from Cutler Ridge, Florida. [Apartment seeker Maritza FERNANDEZ, real estate agent Maryann MARIAH, WOMAN - cite the higher rents now.] Suggestion from some that price gouging on rents be made illegal noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(At the Everglades National Park: Barry Serafin) Impact of the storm on the environmentally sensitive Everglades National Park, Florida, featured; scenes shown of the park's damages. [Park superintendent Richard RING - talks about the wildlife.] Concern that downed trees will be replaced by imports, like the pepper tree and the melaleuca, that do not maintain the park's ecosystem, outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Primary elections at makeshift polling places reported; scenes shown from Leisure City, Florida.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Pattillo, Linda;
Serafin, Barry

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