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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast #805572

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 2005
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina introduced. [New Orleans Mayor Ray NAGIN†- describes the difficult conditions across the city.]

(Baton Rouge: Bill Hemmer) The situation in St. Bernard’s Parish, Louisiana, featured; scenes shown of FEMA director Michael Brown visiting victims & touring the devastation. [BROWN – responds to the criticism of FEMA’s slow response.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) The difficulty in convincing some New Orleans residents to leave their flooded homes and the use of a bus & train terminal as a temporary jail reported; scenes shown of evacuees arriving in Washington, DC, and West Virginia. [US Coast Guard’s Lt. Joe LEONARD†- explains why some Gulf Coast residents do not want to temporarily live on cruise ships.]

(Houston: Alicia Acuna) The situation at the Houston Astrodome, where Hurricane Katrina evacuees continue to reside, updated; scenes shown of recording artist B.G† signing autographs for children; details given about his creation of an assistance fund and the use of a computer center at the facility to locate missing family members.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(New York City: Terry Keenan) The economic impact of the reopening of 4 major oil refineries later this week featured; crude oil & gasoline prices cited; details given about early insurance estimates for losses caused by Katrina.

Smith, Shepard;
Hemmer, Bill;
Acuna, Alicia;
Keenan, Terry

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