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Hurricane Rita / Texas, Louisiana #803856

FNC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 24, 2005
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(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) The damages dealt by Hurricane Rita introduced.

(Port Arthur: Geraldo Rivera) The impact of Rita on Port Arthur, Texas, featured; scenes shown of flooded streets, damaged homes & businesses; details given about the storm’s impact on local oil refineries.

(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Lake Charles: Adam Housley) The impact of the storm on Lake Charles, Louisiana, featured; scenes shown of overturned vehicles, downed trees & power lines, and a flooded golf course.

(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Bill Hemmer) The effort in New Orleans to repair a broken levee in the St. Bernard district featured; details given about the problems caused by Rita in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; scenes shown of water pouring into the 9th district & helicopters dropping sand bags to stop the flooding.

(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Austin: Greg Kelly) The government’s response to Rita featured; details given about President Bush’s schedule, in which he plans to tour the areas ravaged by the storm; scenes shown from his tour of Texas’s emergency operations center. [BUSH – sympathizes with hurricane victims.]

Smith, Shepard;
Rivera, Geraldo;
Housley, Adam;
Hemmer, Bill;
Kelly, Greg

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