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Eye On America (Weather / Hurricanes) #387628

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1999
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The upcoming start of the 1999 hurricane season reported; details given of the weather forecast and the prediction of a heavy storm season noted.

(South Padre Island, Texas: Jim Axelrod) Concerns about the effects of a major hurricane on populated coastal areas reported; historical news footage shown. [PERSON - says he does not worry much.] [National Weather Service Richard HAGAN - says South Padre Island, Texas, has not been hit for 19 years.] [South Padre Island Mayor Ed CYGANIEWICZ - says there is only one bridge off the island.] [PERSON - points out buildings built since the last hurricane.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Miami Beach: Byron Pitts) Concerns about the safety risks of living in a hurricane-prone area and that safety codes would be too weak for hurricane- prone areas reported. [Miami-Dade County, Florida, Commissioner Dennis MOSS - talks about Hurricane Andrew.] [Florida Builders Association Rick DIXON - says some people feel like they are at less risk.] [State Farm Insurance agent Rick SANCHEZ - says dropping standards is a bad idea.]

Axelrod, Jim;
Pitts, Byron;
Schieffer, Bob

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