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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Houston #802076

FNC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 2005
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(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The arrival of thousands of National Guard soldiers in New Orleans in response to the devastation & chaos caused by Hurricane Katrina reported; scenes shown from a fire at a chemical storage facility & from President Bush’s tour of the region.

(New Orleans: Steve Harrigan) The situation at the Convention Center in New Orleans featured; details given about a large military & police presence that has helped restore order; scenes shown of people waiting outside to be evacuated.

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The efforts in Chalmette††, Louisiana, to rescue a group of firefighters and their families trapped in a building amid sniper fire and the use of US Navy helicopters to rescue patients from a New Orleans hospital reported; scenes shown from inside the Superdome, which is now mostly evacuated.

(White House: Carl Cameron) Bush’s tour of the Gulf Coast featured; scenes shown; details given about Congress’s approval of over 10 billion dollars in relief aid for the next 20 days. [In Mobile, Alabama, BUSH - praises FEMA director Mike Brown; says it looks like the entire Gulf Coast has been obliterated by a massive weapon.] [Earlier in Washington, DC, BUSH - says the results are not acceptable.] [Later in Biloxi, Mississippi, BUSH – says the results are acceptable in Mississippi; says troops should not be relocated from Iraq.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) A deadly accident in Louisiana involving a bus transporting evacuees to the Houston Astrodome and the use of a New Orleans airport as a makeshift hospital noted.

(Houston: Alicia Acuna) The housing of refugees at the Astrodome examined; details given about the decision to relocate some people to other facilities across the state. [Houston Health Clinic co-director Ken MATTOX†- comments on the screening of evacuees for infectious diseases.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) Reports of price gouging in southern Mississippi noted.

(Biloxi: Rick Leventhal) The search in Biloxi for survivors & bodies featured; scenes shown of emergency workers using search dogs to explore the rubble. [Mississippi Lt. Governor Amy TUCK†- says the rebuilding will take years.] [Senator Trent LOTT†- reacts to the destruction.]

Smith, Shepard;
Harrigan, Steve;
Cameron, Carl;
Acuna, Alicia;
Leventhal, Rick

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