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Hurricane Floyd / Carolinas #188299

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 15, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Weather map shown of the course of Hurricane Floyd, now off the Carolina coast.

(Wilmington, North Carolina: Bob Jamieson) Preparations in Wilmington, North Carolina, for the hurricane featured; scenes shown of rain, waves, people leaving. [Marina operator Tripp BRICE, New Hanover County chairman Bill CASTER, BUSINESSMAN, Mayor Hamilton HICKS - comment on the coming storm.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with ABC News consultant Bob Sheets. [Using weather map, SHEETS - shows the path of Hurricane Floyd.]

(Myrtle Beach, SC: Aaron Brown) The question in Myrtle Beach, SC, of how bad the storm will be featured; scenes shown of rain and wind in the deserted town. [Police sergeant Hook DEMPSEY, WORKER, police Chief Warren GALL - predict it will be a bad storm.] The hope that the hurricane will move north and not hammer the city detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Daytona Beach: Erin Hayes) The sparing of south Florida featured; scenes shown of the people coming back to Daytona Beach, Florida. [Orange County, Florida, commission Mel MARTINEZ - says we dodged a bullet.] [Two returning RESIDENTS - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The weather forces surrounding a hurricane that steer it examined; animation shown of Hurricane Floyd to show that turned it north from Florida. [National Hurricane Center Jerry JARRELL - says there are other features impacting Floyd.] [Penn State University climatologist Fred GADOMSKI - describes the influence of the jet stream.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Government report on the extent of this "peacetime evacuation" from Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas noted.

(Charleston: Kevin Newman) What happened to people evacuating northward to escape Hurricane Floyd presented; scenes shown from a high school gymnasium where people stayed. [EVACUEE, hotel STAFFER; in car, WOMAN, Charleston, SC, Mayor Joe RILEY, in shelter, two PEOPLE - comment on the mass movement of people.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hurricane rescue by the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy of a tugboat crew reported; radar map shown of Hurricane Gert.

Brown, Aaron;
Hayes, Erin;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Newman, Kevin;
Potter, Ned

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