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.
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