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Hurricane Katrina / Nursing Home Deaths / Recovery #807637

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 13, 2005
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Phil Keating) The situation in New Orleans, still in recovery from Hurricane Katrina, updated; details given about the filing of criminal charges against the owners of a nursing home where more than 40 elderly patients drowned and the resumption of air traffic at the Louie Armstrong International Airport. [Airport director Roy WILLIAMS - comments.] [Mayor Ray NAGIN – says we are in day-to-day crisis mode.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Announcement that St. Bernard’s Parish has been completely destroyed because of a levee break during the storm and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco’s statement that those killed by the storm deserve more respect than they are getting noted.

(New York City: Carl Cameron) President Bush’s acceptance of responsibility for federal hurricane relief failures featured; scenes shown of Bush at the U.N. Summit for reforming the world body. [BUSH - comments.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) The statement by Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta†† that Katrina is the most damaging storm ever to hit the industry, FEMA’s announcement that it will create temporary “trailer cities” for Gulf Coast residents displaced by Katrina, and doctors’ continuing effort to prevent the outbreak of waterborne illnesses noted. [FEMA director R. Davidson PAULISON†- comments.]

Smith, Shepard;
Keating, Phil;
Cameron, Carl

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