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America's Challenge / Hurricane Katrina Anniversary #904474

FNC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 2006
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(New Orleans: Jeff Goldblatt) The challenges faced in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina featured; details given on the tomorrow’s deadline for homeowners to clean up the damage and the housing recovery program in Louisiana; storm-related death statistics cited. [Louisiana Recovery Authority chairman Dr. Walter FRANCIS†- explains why smaller communities are recovering faster.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The slow start of Louisiana’s hurricane housing grant program and some evacuees’ decisions to remain in their adopted homes reported; FEMA/Appleseed Foundation map of evacuees’ locations shown; population statistics cited.

(New Orleans: Kim McIntyre) The debate over whether and how to rebuild New Orleans examined; details given on the public housing issue, demolition plans, and frustrations over the lack of a master reconstruction plan; scenes shown of damaged buildings. [FRANCIS†- says the tragedy provided an opportunity.] [At a city council meeting, CITIZEN – complains.] [HUD deputy chief of staff Scott KELLER†- says they want to work with residents.] [Architect Arthur DAVIS†- offers support for a planning czar.] [At a rally, Mayor Ray NAGIN†- shows support for a bigger city.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The thousands of volunteers’ help in the region noted.

Goldblatt, Jeff;
Smith, Shepard;
McIntyre, Kim

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