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Hurricane Rita / Louisiana / Blanco Interview #805714

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Sep 24, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live telephone interview held with Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco about Hurricane Rita’s impact on her state. [From Baton Rouge, voice of BLANCO – comments on the challenge for the state’s emergency response system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and now Rita; assesses the communications network; talks about the evacuation.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The damage from Rita in Westlake, Louisiana, featured; scenes shown of damage & the flooded streets. [Police Chief Jeremy CRYER†- comments on the flood, water rescues & recovery operations.] [At shelter, flood victim Tina CARAWAY†- worries about her daughter.]

(Abbeville: Anderson Cooper) The anxiety & weariness of Louisiana residents noted.

(Lake Charles: Sanjay Gupta) The damage in Lake Charles featured; scenes shown of damaged buildings, downed power lines & trees, the flooded lake; details given about preparations for injuries that could occur during cleanup. [Mayor Randy ROACH†, voice of councilman Stuart WEATHERFORD†- comment on the flood, the damage & the evacuation.]

(Abbeville: Anderson Cooper) The flooding in Abbeville noted.

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Cooper, Anderson;
Gupta, Sanjay
Duration:
00:11:30

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