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Hurricane Bertha / East Coast #613403

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 11, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Weather map shown of the path of Hurricane Bertha; scenes shown from Pensacola, Florida, where an Air Force jet crashed while evacuating from a base in South Carolina.

(Atlantic Beach: Jim Avila) The impact of the hurricane on the Carolina coast featured; scenes shown of people evacuating the barrier islands and residents boarding up. [Two TOURISTS, motel owner Tom OUTLAW - comment.] Map shown of air bases that are moving their planes west.

(Studio: Brian Williams Interview held with NBC meteorologist Joe Witte about the storm. [WITTE - describes the power of the storm and the best and worst case scenarios.]

(Carolina: Fredricka Whitfield) The preparations in the coastal counties in the Carolinas featured; scenes shown. [Restaurant manager David CHAMBERS - remembers Hurricane Hugo.] [Two RESIDENTS, Governor David BEASLEY - comment.]

Avila, Jim;
Whitfield, Fredricka;
Williams, Brian

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