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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast #801388

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 29, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The impact of Hurricane Katrina introduced; inset scenes from New Orleans & the Gulf coast shown.

(New Orleans: Jeffrey Kofman) The wind & rain assaulting New Orleans, which did avoid a direct hit, featured; scenes shown of rain, wind, windows with glass blown out, wrecked buildings, the levees that mostly held & water in the streets. [Two RESIDENTS, city OFFICIAL - react to the storm.] [Louisiana Governor Kathleen BLANCO - says there is no power....]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The impact of the rain & wind on the Superdome, where people waited out the storm, reviewed; scenes shown.

(Biloxi: David Kerley) The impact of Katrina on southern Mississippi reviewed; scenes shown from Biloxi of damaged buildings, flooded roadways & a damaged ABC car. [Robert LOPER†, Kimberlyn CALDWELL†- react to being stranded.] [Governor Haley BARBOUR†- comments on the storm surge.] [In a shelter, Karen REYNOLDS†- expresses concerns.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Mobile: Steve Osunsami) The impact of the "dirty part of the storm" on the Gulf shorelines featured; scenes shown from Mobile, Alabama, of an oil platform that crashed into & through the bridge, the flooded streets, crackling power lines, downed trees & makeshift shelters. [Three PEOPLE - describe what happened.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The relief effort reviewed with statistics cited.

Gibson, Charles;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Kerley, David;
Osunsami, Steve

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