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Weather / Hurricane Rita / Hurricane Katrina #811351

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Progress of Hurricane Rita updated. [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH†- says it's time to "hunker down."]

(Key West, Florida: Orlando Salinas) Conditions in Florida presented. [Key West Mayor Jimmy WEEKLEY†- says the city was fortunate.]

(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) Path of Hurricane Rita tracked; weather maps and data shown on screen.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Hurricane preparation in Galveston and Houston, Texas, featured; scenes shown; details given on Department of Homeland Security and FEMA provisions for Rita to hit already-devastated areas, and of plans in New Orleans to shut the city back down. [New Orleans Mayor Ray NAGIN†- says residents should not come back yet.]

(New Orleans: Phil Keating) New Orleans' preparations for Hurricane Rita reviewed. [Louisiana Governor Kathleen BLANCO†- says she has put the state on alert.] [Giving "I love N.O." t-shirt to V/Adm. Thad Allen††, NAGIN†- comments on recovery.] Scenes shown from New Orleans.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) President Bush's fifth visit to the recovering Hurricane Katrina area mentioned; scenes shown from Gulfport†, Mississippi. Confirmation by Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard Myers† that National Guard equipment was not in top condition while trying to restore order to the Gulf Coast reported; scenes shown of recovery efforts.

Smith, Shepard;
Salinas, Orlando;
Dean, Janice;
Keating, Phil

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