This program is about 1 hour long
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Gulf coast preparations for Hurricane Rita featured; weather map and scenes of gridlocked evacuation routes shown. [Texas Governor Rick PERRY- said he would rather have people stuck in traffic than taking a chance by staying.]
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) Movement of Hurricane Rita tracked; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Preparations for a "worst case scenario" situation in Houston reported; US hurricane records noted; scenes shown of traffic jams along evacuation routes. [Galveston City Manager Steven LE BLANC- says evacuation has been a success, which will ease recovery effort later.]
(Galveston, Texas: Alicia Acuna) Concerns that the Galveston Bay side of the island of Galveston, not the Gulf of Mexico side, will be in the most danger, reported; satellite maps shown. [Galveston Police Gordon MORSE- assumes his home will be destroyed.]
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) The shutdown of a nuclear power plant in Rita's path reported; details given; weather map shown.
(Surfside Beach, Texas: Mike Emanuel) The evacuation of Surfside Beach, Texas, featured; scenes shown. [Local business owner Jimmy EVANS- says he is more anxious about Rita than other hurricanes he has been through.]
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Hurricane preparations in New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of levees. [New Orleans Mayor Ray NAGIN- hopes the storm surge will not be too high.]
(New Orleans: Bill Hemmer) Hurricane Rita preparations and predictions of just how much the city can take, reported; figures from Army Corps of Engineers cited. [Louisiana Governor Kathleen BLANCO- says the lessons from Hurricane Katrina have not been lost on them.]
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Impact of Hurricane Rita on oil industry examined; details given of Texas refineries closing in preparation for the hurricane, gasoline prices, and government storm preparation at all levels; scenes shown from Corpus Christi, Texas, and along evacuation routes. [At the Pentagon, President BUSH- describes how this response will differ from the Hurricane Katrina response.]
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Opening of Congressional inquiries into the problems with the Hurricane Katrina response reported; details given; Representative Tom Davis quoted; footage shown from August 31 in New Orleans.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(New York City: Jamie Colby) Potential impact of Hurricane Rita on Galveston, Texas, examined; details recalled of the building of the seawall protecting the island; historical photographs shown.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Progress of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts updated; details given of vote by Senate Judiciary Committee to send the nomination to the full Senate.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) The emergency landing at Los Angeles Airport of JetBlue Flight 292, much of which passengers watched on the aircraft's television, reviewed; details given of the problem with the nose gear; scenes shown of the plane landing at LAX. [PASSENGER - comments on the experience.]
(Porta LaVaca, Texas: Adam Housley) Coverage of evacuations along the Gulf Coast continued; Porta LaVaca Mayor quoted; scenes shown of evacuations in Corpus Christi, Texas; details given on oil refinery shutdowns; scenes shown.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Federal agencies' early release of aid to areas expected to be hit by Hurricane Rita reported.
(Houston: David Lee Miller) The mass move inland from Houston in anticipation of Hurricane Rita featured; details given on evacuation logistics, including traffic problems and gas shortages; scenes shown of Houston residents preparing for the storm. [Trying to buy plywood to board up their windows, three PEOPLE - comment on difficulties.]
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Hurricane Rita's progress toward the Gulf Coast tracked; live interview held with National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield†. [MAYFIELD†- talks about the hurricane and the danger of the storm surge.] Strength, speed, and intensity of the storm discussed; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Los Angeles: William La Jeunesse) Potential for Rita to cause a "worst case scenario" situation in Houston examined; maps shown. [ENGINEER- outlines the potential destruction.] [Former Representative Bill ARCHER†- expects flooding.] Details given on potential economic impact; scenes shown of oil refineries.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Extradition of suspected London transit bomber Hamdi Isaac to Britain reported; photo shown of Osman Hussain, another suspect in the July 21 attacks.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Tonight's stories: A funeral for a man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza; two bombs in Iraq; heavy rains and floods in India; fighting over the new constitution in Kenya.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Report introduced; historical footage shown.
(No Location Given: Erik Liljegren) The devastating 1900 hurricane in Galveston, Texas, remembered; historical footage shown of wreckage and recovery efforts. [Survivor's daughter Linda McDONALD- recalls her father's description of the storm's sound.] [Survivor's relative Jan PUCKET- comments.] [Voice of "Texas Monthly" editor Paul BURKA- describes the measures necessary to dispose of all the bodies.] Drawings and historical photographs shown; scenes shown of the evacuation of modern-day Galveston.
(Galveston, Texas: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) Status of Hurricane Rita updated; weather maps and data shown on screen.