This program is 28 minutes long
(New Orleans: Byron Pitts) The preparations for the storm in New Orleans and surrounding communities reviewed; scenes shown of National Guardsmen, the floodgate, sandbagging operations, evacuees in a shelter in Belle Chasse. [Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU– says we are officially in the fight.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER- recalls Hurricane Katrina.] [Evacuee Jane SMITH – comments.] The government supplies for the hurricane zones noted.
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Live discussion held with CBS News hurricane consultant David Bernard about the storm; diagrams shown. [From Miami, BERNARD – says tropical storm conditions are spreading; offers the forecast for the storm.]
(Gulfport, Mississippi: Mark Strassmann) The risk to Mississippi’s coast featured; details given about the insufficient building codes; scenes shown of storm surge from Katrina at Biloxi’s Beau Rivage casino; building code ratings for several southern states cited. [Beau Rivage security director Eric NEWTON- comments on the casino’s floodgates.]
(Tampa: Norah O’Donnell) Tonight’s convention previewed; photos/scenes shown of Ann Romney and Christie; details given about what they will say in their speeches.
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Poll findings on who will better help the middle class and on fixing the economy cited.
(Tampa: Scott Pelley, Bob Schieffer) The poll findings, Romney’s likability and Ann’s speech discussed.
(Tampa: Bill Whitaker) The issue of the housing market in the presidential election featured; the drop in home prices in Las Vegas cited; details given about the frustration of homeowners with underwater mortgages, President Obama’s federal mortgage relief programs and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s approach; map shown of recovering housing markets. [Las Vegas homeowner Dave BURTON- says we’re forced to vote for the person who’s going to do the least amount of damage.] [OBAMA – states his plan changes the policy on refinancing eligibility.] [In October 2011, ROMNEY – says let the foreclosure process run its course and hit the bottom.]