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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans / Red Cross #803641

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005
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(Kenner, Louisiana: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news report that New Orleans is now basically dry with the waters of Hurricane Katrina pumped out noted.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The spending by the American Red Cross after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf coast examined; statistics on Red Cross provisions cited; details given of criticism of the Red Cross operation & how it is dealing with the flood of donated money. [Red Cross Patrick McCRUMMEN†- predicts the cost will be over two billion.] [President BUSH - praises the Red Cross.] [Dekalb County, Georgia, CEO Vernon JONES†- speaks.] [American Inst. of Philanthropy Daniel BOROCHOFF†- calls the Red Cross the "Coca-Cola of charities."]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Jonathan Freed) The question of what happened at Memorial Medical Center in downtown New Orleans reviewed; details given about staff & patients who were cut off by the flood waters & the slow pace of evacuating people from the hospital; photos shown. [Hospital's Dr. Glenn CASEY†, CEO Gene GOUX†- describe what happened at Memorial.] [Louisiana state health officer Jimmy GUIDRY†- comments on search & rescue problems.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The chaos of the first four days in New Orleans noted.

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom;
Brown, Aaron;
Freed, Jonathan

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