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Hurricane Rita / Texas, Louisiana #803840

FNC Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 2005
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(Port Arthur: Shepard Smith) The latest developments regarding Hurricane Rita reviewed; scenes shown of high winds in Port Arthur, Texas.

(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) The path of the storm as it approaches the Texas/Louisiana border featured; wind speeds cited; animated weather maps shown; rainfall estimates noted.

(Port Arthur: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Bill Hemmer) Conditions in New Orleans as the rising tide of Rita reaches the city featured; details given about increasing water in the 9th Ward caused by a broken levee.

(Port Arthur: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Lake Charles: Rick Leventhal) The situation in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as the storm nears featured; details given about large-scale evacuations; live scenes shown of gusts of winds, rain. [Evacuee, MAN – describes how he fled New Orleans only to be forced to evacuate again.]

(Port Arthur: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Houston: Martha MacCallum) A sigh of relief in Houston as forecasters predict the city will be spared a direct hit from Rita, featured; details given about evacuations & extensive gasoline shortages. [2 WOMAN – vent their frustrations as they wait in line at a gas station.]

(Port Arthur: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Nassau Bay: Alicia Acuna) Conditions in Galveston, Texas, as the storm approaches, featured; live scenes shown of high winds; details given about the likelihood that the city will not be hit by the eye of the storm.

Smith, Shepard;
Dean, Janice;
Hemmer, Bill;
Leventhal, Rick;
MacCallum, Martha;
Acuna, Alicia

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