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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast #802193

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 2005
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(New Orleans: Brian Williams) The latest developments in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, including the military presence, updated.

(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The situation in New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of water being pumped out of the city, fires, bodies, rescue boats, cleanup crews; details given about the toxicity of the water and the question of what to do with the bodies. [Mayor Ray NAGIN†- comments on the progress of the pumping.] [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Mike McDANIEL†- outlines the contaminants in the water.] [Miami-Dade Rescue Capt. Hal SEARS†- reports on finding no victims alive.]

(New Orleans: Brian Williams) Reports introduced.

(Toca, Louisiana: Carl Quintanilla) The refusal of survivors to leave their homes featured. [Toca, Louisiana, resident Donald SERPAS‡- says he’s hiding from the helicopters.]

(New Orleans: Don Teague) The refusal of some New Orleans residents to evacuate featured. [Survivor Madison GRAHAM‡- comments.]

(New Orleans: Brian Williams) Live scene shown of the USS Iwo Jima docked at New Orleans.

(Biloxi, Mississippi: Ron Mott) The arrival of military troops & equipment in the Mississippi storm zone featured; scenes shown of a Landing Craft Air Cushion {LCAC} & the soldiers’ camp on the Biloxi beach.

(New Orleans: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The political controversy over who is to blame for the slow response to the disaster featured; details given of calls for the firing of FEMA director Michael Brown and questions about whether Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff should continue to oversee the Katrina response. [President BUSH – says he will lead an investigation; refuses to play a blame game.] [Senators Patrick LEAHY†, Susan COLLINS†- comment.]

Williams, Brian;
Savidge, Martin;
Quintanilla, Carl;
Teague, Don;
Mott, Ron;
Gregory, David

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