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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans #802828

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Status alert introduced.

(Deborah Feyerick) The report that there is no breach in the levee, rather that the apparent flooding was a back flow, reviewed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The resignation of FEMA director Michael Brown & his replacement by David Paulison noted.

(Algiers: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) What went wrong with the federal, state & local response to Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf coast reviewed; details given about what was said & what was known beforehand. [In Washington, Senate majority leader Bill FRIST - says there was a total systems-wide failure.] [Homeland Security Secretary Michael CHERTOFF - says people were caught by surprise.] [Louisiana Governor Kathleen BLANCO†- says don't play the blame game.] [Governor's press secretary Denise BOTTCHER†- says Blanco asked for help.] [Earlier, President BUSH - praises "Brownie."]

Brown, Aaron;
Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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