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Weather / Hurricane Rita / Texas / New Orleans #811383

FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 2005
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Progress of Hurricane Rita updated; details given on the strength of the storm and evacuation efforts; weather map and scenes of evacuation in Galveston, Texas, shown. [Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann THOMAS†- says evacuation is going smoothly.]

(Galveston, Texas: Alicia Acuna) Galveston evacuation featured; scenes shown of storm preparations; data on the seawall protecting Galveston shown on screen.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Possible effects of Hurricane Rita on Houston, Texas, reported; scenes shown of evacuation. [Houston Mayor Bill WHITE†- says citizens should help each other evacuate.] Relocation of Houston's Hurricane Katrina evacuees to Arkansas noted. Rita's effect on the Florida Keys reviewed; scenes shown of flooding in Key West, Florida.

(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) Hurricane Rita's movement updated; weather maps and data shown on screen.

(New Orleans: Phil Keating) Hurricane Rita's potential impact on New Orleans examined; storm preparations in New Orleans described; aerial scenes shown of Lower 9th Ward and emergency levee repairs. [In helicopter, Lt. Gen. Russel HONORE†- comments.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) President Bush's administration's plans to deal with Hurricane Rita noted; Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff quoted; scenes shown of evacuation preparations.

(White House: Carl Cameron) Government provisions for Hurricane Rita reported. [BUSH†- says we must prepare for the worst.] Scenes shown of relief trucks moving into place in Texas. [Acting FEMA Director R. David PAULISON†- says FEMA is doing all it can.] Rise in gas prices predicted.

Smith, Shepard;
Acuna, Alicia;
Dean, Janice;
Keating, Phil;
Cameron, Carl

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