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Hurricane Katrina / Recovery #820748

FNC Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 2005
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(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Jeff Goldblatt) The housing problem in areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina examined; details given on the dearth of FEMA trailers in St. Bernard Parish, and FEMA's claim that it is waiting for permission. [St. Bernard president Junior RODRIGUEZ†- accuses FEMA of corruption.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The question of how to pay to move the thousands of abandoned cars & refrigerators in the New Orleans area reported; aerial scenes shown of massive car & refrigerator "graveyards" east of the city.

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The scope of the destruction after the New Orleans levees failed featured; details given on fears of inaction on rebuilding; scenes shown of rubble and damaged levees & canals. [Flying over the city, helicopter pilot Eric CUBBLE‡– points out where the first levee failed.] Streetcars running for the first time since Katrina noted.

Smith, Shepard;
Goldblatt, Jeff

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