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Tropical Storm Rita #803448

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 19, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Karins) Tropical Storm Rita featured; maps shown of the storm approaching Florida and its projected path toward Texas. The threat to New Orleans, which is still suffering after Hurricane Katrina, noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Key West, Florida: Mark Potter) The skepticism in the Florida Keys over Rita’s threat featured; scenes shown of evacuating traffic, people boarding up buildings. [Florida Division of Emergency Management director Craig FUGATE†, Monroe County emergency management director Billy WAGNER†- note the danger for Keys residents.] [Resident Robin WOOD‡- comments on not evacuating.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The increased price of oil due to the storm cited.

Williams, Brian;
Karins, Bill;
Potter, Mark

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