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Hurricane Season / Van Heerden Interview #861400

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Susan Roesgen) The yearly hurricane season prediction featured; details given about the 2006 predictions. [NOAA Conrad LAUTENBACHER†, lead forecaster Gerry BELL†- outline the numbers and this active era for hurricanes.] The conditions for hurricane development and the lack of optimism in New Orleans about hurricane readiness discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with LSU public health research center Ivor Van Heerden† about readiness in New Orleans for a hurricane. [VAN HEERDEN†- says a category 3 storm would put the city under water because the levee is not high enough and has weak walls; outlines what needs to be done: levees and coastal restoration; comments on the city's plans.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on damages on the Gulf coast from Hurricane Katrina and other storms outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Roesgen, Susan

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