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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast / New Orleans, Mississippi #801950

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 03, 2005
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(Studio: Thalia Assuras) The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf coast reviewed; details given about rescue operations & fires.

(New Orleans: John Roberts) The humanitarian crisis in New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of survivors being evacuated, the Convention Center & people being carried out on anything. [Rescue GUY, volunteer medic Dr. Scott DELACROIX†- comment on the evacuation mission.] [Four PEOPLE, Mayor Ray NAGIN†- complain about the response.] [Army Capt. Joel LYNCH†- comments.]

(Kenner, Louisiana: Byron Pitts) The medical crisis in & outside New Orleans featured; scenes shown of people being carried out. [Volunteer paramedic James CLARK - calls it "organized chaos."] [Senate majority leader Bill FRIST - comments on the triage.] [New Orleans EMT director Dr. Jullette SAUSSY†, DIABETIC - comment on the situation.]

(New Orleans: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Gulfport & Pass Christian, Mississippi: Cynthia Bowers) The hurricane victims along the Mississippi Gulf coast featured; scenes shown from these isolated communities. [Survivors Dale BARFIELD†, Steve & Toni GILBERT†- outline what is needed.]

(New Orleans: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Hattiesburg: Mark Strassmann) The situation in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, reviewed; scenes shown of evacuees & damages.

(New Orleans: John Roberts; Studio: Thalia Assuras) The problem of collecting dead bodies to assess casualties in the cities & flooded areas discussed; scenes shown of fires.

Assuras, Thalia;
Roberts, John;
Pitts, Byron;
Bowers, Cynthia;
Strassmann, Mark

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