ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports introduced.
(Pensacola: Bob Woodruff) The damages in Florida from Hurricane Ivan featured; scenes shown of a falling sign, downed trees, wrecked homes, flood waters, washed-up boats, crushed boats in Gulf Shores, Alabama & stunned people; details given about the tornadoes coming from the outer edge of the hurricane. [Four PEOPLE - react to losing all.] [NOAA Dan McCARTHY- talks about the random, quick-striking tornadoes.] [Boat owner Brian BRENNAN- comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weakening of Ivan into a tropical storm noted.
(Birmingham, Alabama: Steve Osunsami) The impact of the hurricane rains on Alabama featured; scenes shown of flooded streets, downed power lines & trees in Birmingham. [Jefferson County emergency operations center Mary BUCKELEW- talks about preparations & anticipation.] [Alabama Governor Bob RILEY- offers warnings about the rain.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Weather map shown of Tropical Storm Jeanne, which is moving towards Florida.
(New York: Ned Potter) The climatic reasons for this year's series of storms reaching the mainland examined; diagrams shown of high pressure & the storm systems. [NOAA hurricane research division Sim ABERSON- describes a hurricane's movement.] [Florida International University hurricane research professor Hugh WILLOUGHBY- outlines the factors for these storms.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the storms on ABCNews & ABC's Website noted.