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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans / Gapinski, Nagin Interviews #803637

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Breaking news report that New Orleans is now basically dry with the waters of Hurricane Katrina pumped out noted; scenes shown of the pumps operating. [Via telephone, voice of Army Corps of Engineers Col. Duane GAPINSKI†- comments on the pumping operation to move the water out of the city; outlines what could happen with more flooding.]

(Kenner, Louisiana: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin about the different responses to two hurricanes. [NAGIN - says the mistake we made the last time was underestimating the hurricane while this time we have advance notice to move people out; notes we don't want to force people out at gunpoint; talks about city communications with Amtrak.] Nagin shown giving an "I Love N.O." T-shirt to Coast Guard V/Adm. Chad Allen. [In New Orleans, President BUSH - comments on the progress being made to revitalize the city.]

Brown, Aaron;
Cooper, Anderson

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