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Hurricanes Katrina, Rita / New Orleans / Brown Testimony / Texas #807769

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005
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(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The resignation of the New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass† in the wake of Hurricane Katrina reported. [COMPASS – says he is very proud of the men of the department.]

(New Orleans: Steve Brown) An internal affairs investigation in New Orleans into accusations that nearly 250 police officers may have deserted the force during the days following the storm featured.

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The signing by President Bush of a tax relief bill to help Gulf Coast residents displaced by the storm reported.

(Washington: Brian Wilson) The testimony at Congressional hearings from former FEMA director Michael Brown, who was initially in charge of relief after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, featured; details given of his blaming of state & local leaders for the chaos following the storm. [BROWN – says his biggest failure was not getting New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin & Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco to get past their differences and coordinate relief efforts.] [Representative Rahm EMANUAL†- criticizes the hearings.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) Nagin’s response to Brown’s statements noted. [NAGIN – says the federal government did not have the resources in place to deal with the storm.]

(Baghdad: Todd Connor) The impact of Hurricane Rita on Beaumont, Texas, featured; scenes shown of Bush touring the damages across the city; details given about the effort to restore electricity. [Resident Laandre ROBERTS†- comments.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The growing problems in Jasper, Texas, as residents are without water & electricity, reported.

(Lake Charles: Dan Springer) The situation in Lake Charles, Louisiana, following Rita featured; details given about the dire conditions in the city, which is closed to residents and without electricity. [Evacuee Gary DIGLE†- says the aftermath of the storm is killing us.] [Women & Children’s Hospital CEO Bill WILLIS†- says if they do not receive generators, they will have to shut down the hospital.]

Reporter(s):
Smith, Shepard;
Brown, Steve;
Wilson, Brian;
Connor, Todd;
Springer, Dan
Duration:
00:10:30

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