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Weather Watch (Electrical Power / Drought) #393894

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 10, 2000
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(New York: Jacqueline Adams) Hot weather in the Northeast featured; map shown of electric power trouble spots. [New YORKER, appliance store manager Neal LAGATTA - talk about the heat.] [Secretary of Energy Bill RICHARDSON - cites the huge electricity demand; says people need to be prepared for brownouts and blackouts.] [Last year, Chicago Major Richard DALEY - says people's health is in jeopardy.] [Commonwealth Edison Don KIRCHOFFNER - says outages will be quickly restored.]

(Miami: Jeffrey Kofman) The drought along Florida's gulf coast due to La Nina featured; scenes shown of dry farm lands. [FARMER, water MAN, National Weather Service meteorologist Jim LUSHINE - comment.]

Adams, Jacqueline;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Mitchell, Russ

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