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Hurricane Rita / Forecast / Galveston, Texas / Perry Interview #803716

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The latest developments with Hurricane Rita, which is now over warm, open waters en route to the Texas coast, & the Hurricane Katrina disaster outlined.

(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The location, size & intensity of the storm in the Gulf Of Mexico en route to the Texas coast reviewed; weather & projected route maps shown.

(Galveston, Texas: Anderson Cooper) The preparations in Galveston, Texas, introduced; computer model of what would happen to the island shown.

(Galveston, Texas: Deborah Feyerick) The exodus from Galveston featured; scenes shown of people boarding buses to leave. [Evacuees WOMAN, Rachel ROGERS†, Mayor Lyda THOMAS†, FEMA's Ann SELTZER†- talk about the evacuation.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Texas Governor Rick Perry about Rita readiness; scenes shown of people boarding up, filling sand bags & leaving by car for inland locations. [From Austin, PERRY - talks about the computer models of what the storm surge would look like; outlines where evacuees are going, plans to move assisted-living people out, how some people will ride out the storm on their own & how many National Guard & state guard members are ready when the storm reaches landfall.]

Brown, Aaron;
Jeras, Jacqui;
Cooper, Anderson;
Feyerick, Deborah

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