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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / Louisiana / Witt Interview #802249

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Metairie, Louisiana: Elizabeth Cohen) The return to Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, for the first time since Hurricane Katrina hit featured; scenes shown of the homes & damages. [Resident motorcycle shop owner Ivy TROSCLAIR†, resident Barney DESELLE†- react to their losses.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The differences between state & federal government over how the handle the hurricane aftermath outlined; scenes shown of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco with President Bush.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with former FEMA director James Lee Witt, who is working for the Louisiana governor, about the recovery. [From Baton Rouge, WITT - outlines what is being worked on as we start to bring power back on, re-establish communications systems & process victims; comments on the relations between state vs. federal government; outlines the timetable for cell phones, getting power on etc.]

Brown, Aaron;
Cohen, Elizabeth

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