NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 13, 1979
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(Studio) Hurricane Frederic reported devastating Mobile, Alabama, and Pascagoula, Mississippi; low loss of life said attributed to early warnings and evacuations. Storm, no longer a hurricane, said moving northward.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Mobile, Alabama) Frederic's impact on Mobile examined; films shown. National Guard said patrolling for looters. Jim Henderson's home improvement store noted remaining open despite damage and loss of power. [HENDERSON - comments.] Destruction in Pascagoula and Pensacola reported; films shown.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins (WALA-TV newstape)
(Dauphin Island, Alabama) Attempts by Dauphin Island, Alabama, residents to return to homes and cleanup efforts featured; films shown. Island said cut off from main- land by destruction of bridge and portion of causeway; destruction on island out- lined. Leveling of Ben Burger's store while he and others were in it reported [BURGER - recalls experience.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(Studio) President Carter reported declaring parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida disaster areas; President said touring area tomorrow.
REPORTER: John Chancellor