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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast / New Orleans #801961

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 03, 2005
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(New Orleans John Seigenthaler) The day of evacuation of survivors from New Orleans introduced; scenes shown of people being carried out & the fires.

(New Orleans: Don Teague) The movement of people out of New Orleans featured; scenes shown of survivors trying to get out, the helicopter airlift, buses, fires, the flooded streets, people in boats, security & the Houston Astrodome. [Homeland Security Secretary Michael CHERTOFF†- says the situation is improving.] [FIREMAN, restaurant worker Ryan FOWLER - comment.]

(New Orleans John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The evacuation of people from New Orleans featured; scenes shown of the evacuation from the Convention Center parking lot & street via helicopter. [MAN, Lt. Col. Connie McNABB - comment on the situation.]

(New Orleans John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Carl Quintanilla) Stranded people in one New Orleans neighborhood featured; scenes shown from the flooded streets where neighbors are rescuing neighbors via boat & then dump truck. [PEOPLE - comment.]

(New Orleans John Seigenthaler) The stepped-up government response introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The expansion of the military presence in the Gulf coast to restore order & search for the missing examined. [President BUSH - says many citizens are not getting the help they need; promises to complete the evacuation.]

(New Orleans John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge: Tom Costello) The Louisiana rescue operation featured; scenes shown from the Federal Emergency Management Agency {FEMA} command center in Baton Rouge; statistics on the federal effort cited. [Louisiana Governor Kathleen BLANCO†- reacts to the situation.] [FEMA director Michael BROWN - says this is a war zone.] [Former FEMA director James Lee WITT - says it's devastating.]

Teague, Don;
Savidge, Martin;
Quintanilla, Carl;
Jordan, Rosiland;
Costello, Tom

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