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Hurricanes Katrina, Rita / Recovery #811488

FNC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 2005
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(Studio: Laurie Dhue) The housing challenges surrounding homeless victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita featured; details given on the long wait for FEMA trailers faced by Mississippi storm victims.

(Los Angeles: William La Jeunesse) Problems with FEMA's housing of evacuees on Carnival cruise ships reported; details given on the high cost to taxpayers as compared to other options for emergency housing, and the reluctance of evacuees to live on ships; data and scenes shown. [Representative Marilyn MUSGROVE†- says we're spending at least twice what a cruise would cost on each evacuee.] [Burnham Securities David LEIBOWITZ†- says the government is to blame, not Carnival.]

(Studio: Laurie Dhue) Figures on the water damage cost from Hurricane Katrina, and warnings by Illinois Attorney General against buying cars from states hit by the hurricanes cited.

(New York City: Erik Liljegren) Last week's fatal fire on a Global Limo bus carrying elderly Hurricane Rita evacuees reviewed; details given on the likely cause of the fire, years of complaints against the company, previous warnings about its inspection records, and the arrest of the bus driver on immigration charges; scenes shown from fire site at Wilmer, Texas, on September 23.

Dhue, Laurie;
Jeunesse, William La;
Liljegren, Erik

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