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Hurricane Rita / Texas / Colley Interview #805717

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Sep 24, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Texas Director of Emergency Management Jack Colley† about the impact of Hurricane Rita on his state. [From Austin, COLLEY – reviews rescue efforts; states there are no reported fatalities; cites statistics on power outages; comments on the condition of petrochemical facilities.]

(Galveston, Texas: Sean Callebs) The situation in Galveston reviewed; scenes shown from bustling Luke’s Deli, downed power lines & trees, buildings on fire during the storm last night & a collapsed restaurant. [RESIDENTS – comment.] [Mayor Lyda Ann THOMAS†- says the city is not safe.] [Last night, Galveston fire department Chief Michael VERELA†- comments on firefighting operations.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown; Abbeville: Anderson Cooper) The weariness of Mayor Thomas & storm zone residents discussed.

(Beaumont, Texas: Rob Marciano) The damage in Beaumont, Texas, reviewed; scenes shown.

(Abbeville: Anderson Cooper) Rescue operations in Abbeville noted.

Brown, Aaron;
Callebs, Sean;
Cooper, Anderson;
Marciano, Rob

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