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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans #801894

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 01, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The questions about why the National Guard soldiers & military police did not get to the Gulf coast disaster areas by now examined; details given about Navy ship being sent to the region. [Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHALE†- says the troops will be deployed into the New Orleans area.] [Joint task force Katrina commander Lt. Gen. Russell HONORE†- says no was clairvoyant about the extent of the damage from the storm.] Statement from Federal Emergency Management Agency {FEMA} director Michael Brown about the effectiveness of the relief effort noted. The impact of the military's deployment to Iraq on the relief effort & the politics of the criticism discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The scene at the Astrodome shown.

Brown, Aaron;
McIntyre, Jamie

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