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Hurricane Katrina / New Orleans, Gulf Coast #805976

FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 07, 2005
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(Waveland: Shepard Smith) The latest developments in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina introduced; scenes shown of the storm’s impact on Waveland, Mississippi.

(New Orleans: Trace Gallagher) The situation in New Orleans, days after the storm, featured; details given about the reduced water level across the city, due to repaired drainage pumps; scenes shown of military helicopters dropping sandbags. [New Orleans Police Chief Edwin COMPASS†- comments.]

(Waveland: Shepard Smith) The death of 5 Gulf Coast residents as a result of a bacterial water-borne illness noted.

(Waveland: Rick Leventhal) Touring the storm’s destruction in Waveland, Mississippi, with the head of the Katrina relief effort {Lt. Gen. Russel Honore†} featured; scenes shown of leveled buildings, downed tress. [HONORE – comments on the devastation in the area.]

(Waveland: Shepard Smith) Widespread gas shortages in rural Mississippi and a plan to pass out 2000 dollar debit cards to Katrina victims noted.

(Washington: Brian Wilson) The proposal by Republican lawmakers of a bi-partisan committee to investigate the government’s response to Katrina featured; details given about calls from top Democrats for President Bush to fire FEMA director Michael Brown. [Senator Bill FRIST – comments on the proposed probe.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI†- explains why Brown should be fired.] [Representative Joe BONNER - comments.]

(Waveland: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Washington: Major Garrett) The political response to a memo written by Brown, showing he waited until after Katrina made landfall to assign Homeland Security officials to New Orleans, featured. [Red Cross President Marty EVANS†- says the Red Cross was note allowed to deliver supplies the Superdome.]

Smith, Shepard;
Gallagher, Trace;
Leventhal, Rick;
Wilson, Brian;
Garrett, Major

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