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Hurricanes Rita, Katrina / Texas, Louisiana #803866

FNC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 24, 2005
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(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) The impact of Hurricane Rita on downtown Beaumont, Texas, featured; details given about massive power outages; scenes shown of damaged businesses & debris littering the streets.

(New Orleans: Bill Hemmer) More stories from New Orleans of the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina featured; details given about the impact of yesterday’s levee break in St. Bernard Parish.

(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Austin: Steve Brown) The response of Texas emergency management officials to Hurricane Rita featured; scenes shown from an underground bunker, where state officials are coordinating the relief effort; details given about the re-entry plan for Houston; map shown.

(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) Widespread gasoline shortages in the Houston area noted.

(Woodsville: Mike Emanuel) The impact of Rita on Woodsville & Jasper, Texas, featured; scenes shown of downed trees & power lines, damaged homes & businesses; details given about the impact of gasoline shortages.

(Beaumont: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Galveston: Alicia Acuna) The impact of the storm on Galveston, Texas, which was spared a direct hit, featured; details given about extensive damages across the city. [Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann THOMAS†- says the city will re-open tomorrow.]

Smith, Shepard;
Hemmer, Bill;
Brown, Steve;
Emanuel, Mike;
Acuna, Alicia

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