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Hurricanes Rita, Katrina / Texas, Louisiana / Bush #803893

FNC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 25, 2005
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(Studio: Laurie Dhue) The aftermath of Hurricane Rita reviewed; aerial scenes shown of extensive damage & flooding in Cameron, Louisiana.

(Lake Charles: Adam Housley) The impact of Rita on Lake Charles, Louisiana, featured; details given about the start of the long cleanup & rescue effort; scenes shown of downed trees & power lines.

(Studio: Laurie Dhue) Report introduced.

(Beaumont: Dan Springer) The storm’s impact on Texas featured; scenes shown of extensive damages in Beaumont; details given about the effort to measure the storm’s affect on the Gulf Coast oil industry. [Survivor Janet VESTAL†- reacts to the damages to her home.]

(Studio: Laurie Dhue) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Bill Hemmer) The situation in New Orleans {three weeks after Hurricane Katrina} as part of the city has become re-flooded by Rita updated; scenes shown of contractors returning to work in St. Bernard Parish, where the recovery effort has been pushed back. [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Dwayne GRABINSKI†- comments on the status of the city’s levee system.]

(Studio: Laurie Dhue) The announcement by Louisiana officials that some St. Bernard residents can return home tomorrow noted.

(Baton Rouge: Greg Kelly) President Bush’s 3-day tour of areas impacted by Hurricanes Rita & Katrina featured; scenes shown from Baton Rouge of Bush’s appearance at an “after-action review,” where the government’s response to Katrina was discussed. [BUSH – questions when the Department of Defense becomes the lead agency in responding to a natural disaster.]

Housley, Adam;
Dhue, Laurie;
Springer, Dan;
Hemmer, Bill;
Kelly, Greg

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