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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast #802126

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 2005
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(Baton Rouge: Brian Williams) The devastation from Hurricane Katrina in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, where an official said he has not yet been contacted by FEMA, noted.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The delay in the federal response to the disaster examined; details given of problems with the evacuation, relief bottlenecks, National Guard deployment, communications. [US Navy spokesman Brian BADURA†- explains why the hospital ship Comfort will not arrive in New Orleans until next week.] [Disaster relief expert John HARRALD†- says people will be looking at the effectiveness of the evacuation orders for years.] [Waveland, Mississippi, survivor Byrd CASSIBRY†- questions why troops are in Iraq.] [President BUSH – says we have plenty of resources.] [Chicago Mayor Richard DALEY††- comments on his offer to send emergency workers.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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