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Hurricanes Katrina & Rita / State of Emergency / New Orleans, Florida #803595

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 19, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The course of Tropical Storm Rita & casualty figures from Hurricane Katrina updated. {Note: names & pictures of "Katrina's Divided Families" on screen.}

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The preparations for Rita featured; scenes shown of people evacuating. [Two Florida WOMEN - react to evacuating.] [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH†- comments on weather conditions; says the National Guard will provide assistance.]

(Key West: Rob Marciano) The status of Rita, which is likely to become a hurricane, updated; scenes shown of minor wind & rain in the Florida keys.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with National Hurricane Center director Ed Rappaport about Rita; weather map shown. [RAPPAPORT - outlines the two threats to the keys & the central Gulf Of Mexico from the storm; assesses the threat by region.]

(New Orleans: Sean Callebs) The question of whether the levees damaged by Katrina will hold up against another storm like Rita examined; scenes shown of the levees & the muck. [Resident Walter WHITE†- reacts to the damages.] [Army Corps of Engineers Gen. Bruce BERWICK†- says another storm could be a setback.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown; Kenner, Louisiana: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: David Mattingly) The second evacuation of New Orleans as Tropical Storm Rita moved towards the Gulf of Mexico featured; scenes shown of water being pumped out; details given of the dispute between the mayor & federal authorities about repopulating the city. [Mayor Ray NAGIN - says we are suspending any re-entry into the city & Algiers may have to evacuate.] The question of when Nagin will resume his plan to bring people back discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped statement from Coast Guard chief of staff V/Adm. Chad Allen noted. [On "Larry King Live," ALLEN - questions Nagin's timing re: re-entry to the city.]

Brown, Aaron;
Marciano, Rob;
Callebs, Sean;
Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David

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