NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 16, 2004
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(Athens: Tom Brokaw) Statistics on the impact of Hurricane Charley outlined.
(Punta Gorda, Florida: Martin Savidge) The aftermath of the hurricane featured; scenes shown of damage and of postal worker Sharon Winesett†† delivering water & fruit to residents; details given of recovery efforts, which are complicated by the extreme heat; statistics on relief cited. [Charlotte County Emergency Management Wayne SALLADE†- comments on the low death toll.] [RESIDENT – comments on the need for power & water.]
(Athens: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Punta Gorda, Florida: Don Teague) The economic loss from Hurricane Charley featured. [Citrus grower Joe HUCKABEE‡, Brake’s Dairy Queen Dave BRAKE†- comment on losses.] [Florida state CFO Tom GALLAGHER†- comments on the impact on small businesses; mentions opportunities for rebuilding.]
(Lakeland, Florida: Roger O’Neil) Volunteer assistance with relief in the aftermath of the storm featured; scenes shown of damaged houses and from the relief staging area in Lakeland, where trucks & drivers donated by their companies are shipping supplies to the disaster areas. [Schoolteacher Greg AVERY‡- comments on volunteering to help with relief.] [Salvation Army Dale BANNON†- says the volunteer force is critical for a disaster.]