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Hurricane Rita / Louisiana, Texas #805711

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Sep 24, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The situation in Texas & Louisiana after Hurricane Rita reviewed; animated map of the storm track shown.

(Abbeville: Anderson Cooper) Rita’s impact in southwest Louisiana featured; home video shown of storm surge pouring into a house; details given of one man’s escape from the rising water; scenes shown of rescue workers in boats. [Abbeville Fire Department Jason HARMON†- comments on rescue operations that were hampered by the weather.] [Governor Kathleen BLANCO†- assesses the flooding; comments on the wind.] The status of the flood currently and the population of Vermilion Parish discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Chad Myers) The status of the storm updated; animated maps shown; rainfall statistics cited.

Brown, Aaron;
Cooper, Anderson;
Myers, Chad

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