FNC Evening News for Monday, Sep 26, 2005
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(Chalmette: Shepard Smith) The latest developments in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita reviewed.
(Cameron: Mike Emanuel) The impact of Rita on Cameron, Louisiana, featured; scenes shown of destroyed homes, flooded streets. [Head of FEMA relief effort Vice Adm. Thad ALLEN@- discusses the shift from rescue & relief effort]
(Chalmette: Shepard Smith) The death of 5 people in Beaumont, Texas, after suffering from carbon monoxide while riding out the hurricane noted.
(Orange: Dan Springer) The storm’s impact on Orange, Texas, featured; scenes shown of leveled buildings, downed power lines, damage to an evacuated jail; details given about the arrival of federal emergency workers [Judge Carl THIBODEAUX@- describes the catastrophic damage across the city.]
(Chalmette: Shepard Smith) Government figures on the number of US troops serving in the hurricane relief effort cited.
(New Orleans: Steve Brown) The reopening of the Algiers District of New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina, featured; details given about plans for temporary housing. [New Orleans resident Cayata DIXON@, ALLEN - comment.]
(Chalmette: Shepard Smith) The release of a January report by the Department of Homeland Security warning that the government was not prepared for a medical disaster noted.