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Emergency rescue team and dogs looking for survivors in a residential neighbourhood of Gulfport, Mississippi, devasted by huricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Two men wearing helmuts, masks and headlights search the debris. Signs drawn with red spray paint on the wall of a house. A rescue team member seen through a door in a wall. We follow a man wearing a helmut, mask, headlight and a belt with many accessories, he stops near the trunk of a golf cart and removes his gloves. In front of the golf cart, an employee takes water from a cooler. Two broken windows of a house PAN destroyed property. Several members of the emergency team, a handler and his dog pass behind the group. A man from the team writes and draws a cross on the wall of a house with red spray paint. Rescue team members walking through the debris. Dogs search through the ruins. Men from the rescue team wearing masks search the ruins of a destroyed house. Men from the rescue team standing in the street; inside of destroyed house, there are no more walls. Handler and his dog search the inside of house, we see them through a door. Destroyed houses and properties. Dog searches the ruins with his handler. Men from the rescue team walk through the ruins of a house. Rescue team member''s face, wearing a security helmut and sunglasses, we clearly see a destroyed house reflected on this lenses. Handlers and their dogs walking in the street, followed by the rescue team. House destroyed by the hurricane, broken windows, graffiti on the walls, a torn US flag in the front of the house. Keywords: POLICE DOG,GARBAGE,FLAG,UNITED STATES,HOUSE,EMERGENCY MEASURES,MISSISSIPPI (STATE),HURRICANE,EMERGENCY SERVICES
New Orleans Katrina, 2005
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a category 3 storm, which made landfall on the morning of August 29, 2005. Aerial views of the flooding in New Orleans and helicopter rescue of people trapped by the floodwaters. Scenes of people being removed from a freeway overpass by helicopter, and aerial view of the Super Dome. People waiting at the airport. Short scene of President Bush and Mayor Ray Nagin walking toward camera. Shows devastation of homes along the Gulf Coast. Information: 2005 18äó?minäó?33äó?secäó? COL
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US Hurricane 2 - WRAP Aerials, Bush, ADDS stranded prisoners
NAME: US HURRICANE2 310805Nx TAPE: EF05/0776 IN_TIME: 10:18:30:17 DURATION: 00:03:44:00 SOURCES: ABC DATELINE: Various, Aug 30, 2005 RESTRICTIONS: No Internet + ABC aerials = Not For Sale SHOTLIST: New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August, 2005 1. Various aerial shots of flooded roads New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August, 2005 +Mute+ 2. Aerial of prisoners evacuated onto highway Biloxi, Mississippi - 30 August, 2005 +Mute+ 3. Aerial of devastated area Coronado, California - 30 August 2005 4. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President: "Our hearts and prayers are with our fellow citizens along the Gulf Coast who have suffered so much from Hurricane Katrina. These are trying times for the people of these communities. " New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August, 2005 5. Aerial shot of helicopter over flooded houses 6. Aerial shot of people on top of roof 7. Aerial shot of helicopter rescue 8. Aerial shot of rescue worker using axe on roof 9. Various aerial shots of rescue 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana Governor: "Many people are being rescued and are brought to the Superdome, so the dome population is growing. They do not have the facilities to accommodate people who are there, particularly those with medical needs. So, we are in the planning process right now of attempting to locate appropriate places to try to evacuate those folks who stayed in the city. The plans are not firm yet,we are working with FEMA. We are grateful that FEMA is by our side;the magnitude of the situation is untenable. It''s just heart-breaking." 11. Various ground shots of National Guard vehicles in street 12. SOUNDBITE (English): Major Douglas Mounton, Louisiana National Guard: "You would be amazed how many places need help, we are doing everything we can to get as many people as fast as we can." 13. Man carrying old woman 14. Wide shot of houses and cars under flooded road 15. Wide shot of houses 16. Medium shot of man stuck in house 17. Wide shot of house in flooded road 18. Various shots of looters 19. Medium shot of police officers getting in police car 20. Looters running away 21. Police in front of store 22. Shot of looters 23. SOUNDBITE (English): Resident, Name Not Available: "This ain''t no time for this foolishness, a lot of the homes have no water, need medicine, I need insulin right now." 24. Man walking in flooded street 25. Man playing trumpet 26. Wide shot of looters 27. Various aerial shots of devastation 28. SOUNDBITE (English): Mary Landrieu, Senator, (Democrat) Louisiana: "What I saw today is equivalent to what I saw flying over the tsunami in Indonesia. There are places that are no longer there." New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2005 29. Aerial shots of flooded New Orleans neighbourhoods, houses under water STORYLINE: With the death toll from Hurricane Katrina past 100, and rising, rescuers along the battered Gulf of Mexico Coast in the US struggled to reach survivors in a race against time and rising waters. Louisiana''s governor ordered storm refugees out of New Orleans after two levees broke on Tuesday, sending water coursing into the streets a full day after the city appeared to have escaped widespread destruction. An estimated 80 percent of the below-sea-level city was under water, up to 20 feet (6 metres) deep in places, with miles of homes swamped. Aerial views of the city showed the extent of the devastation and chaos. People stood on rooftops, waiting to be rescued. Hundreds of inmates were seen standing on a highway under armed guard because their prison had been flooded. Elsewhere, in Mississippi, parts of the resort town of Biloxi were left flattened. US President George W. Bush said the Gulf Coast faced "trying times". The president spoke at a San Diego naval base on Tuesday as he prepared to cut short his August ranch vacation because of the killer storm. Aides say Bush will spend the night in Texas but return to Washington on Wednesday to oversee the federal response to Katrina, which slammed ashore with 145-mph (233-kph) winds. The flooding in New Orleans prompted the evacuation of hotels and hospitals and an audacious plan to drop huge sandbags from helicopters to close up one of the breached levees. At the same time, looting broke out in some neighbourhoods. On New Orleans'' Canal Street, which resembled a canal, several looters ripped open the steel gates on clothing and jewelry stores, some packing plastic garbage cans with loot to float down the street. And with water rising perilously inside the city''s Superdome, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco said the tens of thousands of refugees now huddled there and other shelters in New Orleans would have to be evacuated. The US Coast Guard said it has rescued 1,200 people by boat and air, some placed shivering and wet into helicopter baskets. They were brought by the truckload into shelters, some in wheelchairs and some carrying babies, with stories of survival and of those who didn''t make it. Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu said scenes were reminiscent of the December 26 Asian tsunami disaster. Insurance experts estimated the storm will result in up to 25 billion (b) US dollars in insured losses. That means Katrina could prove more costly than record-setting Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which caused an inflation-adjusted 21 billion (b) US dollars in losses. KEYWORD - HURRICANE KATRINA
Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans 2005
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a category 3 hurricane, which made landfall on the morning of August 29, 2005. Aerial views of the flooding in New Orleans and helicopter rescue of people trapped by the floodwaters. Scenes of people being removed from a freeway overpass by helicopter, and aerial view of the Super Dome. People waiting at the airport. Short scene of President Bush and Mayor Ray Nagin walking toward camera. Shows devastation of homes along the Gulf Coast.
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US Katrina Day 6 - Storm hits New Orleans and Baton Rouge
NAME: US KATRINA 6 290805 TAPE: EF05/0770 IN_TIME: 10:55:43:15 DURATION: 00:04:01:05 SOURCES: ABC/APTN/Fox DATELINE: Various - 29 Aug 2005 RESTRICTIONS: see script SHOTLIST Fox News Channel - Non APTN material New Orleans, Louisiana - 29 August 2005 1. Tilt down from Bourbon Street sign, to empty road in French Quarter 2. Tilt down from building to bricks on road 3. Mid view of man and signs on street 4. Close-up of rubbish bins blowing down street 5. Zoom into sign hanging down 6. Close-up of man picking up U.S. flag from ground 7. Close-up of two cars destroyed by bricks 8. Tracking shot of damage to shops and trees 9. Pan from people waving at hotel to damaged buildings 10. Tracking shot of damage and debris APTN Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 29 August 2005 11. Yellow police tape in front of house with fallen trees. 12. Pan of downed electrical lines and trees 13. Various of fallen trees 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Tourand Dwyron, Baton Rouge Resident: Q- "Is it as bad as you thought it would be? A- "Yeah, it is. Being on the good side of it, I think we faired very well." 15. Man walking through his yard, which is covered in tree debris 16. Resident walking out back door, picking up a large tree branch 17. Tree laying across back yard 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Dellafiora/Baton Rouge Resident: "We saw the tree start coming down and take the lines off the transformer. The transformer started spewing oil everywhere. It was pretty scary." 19. Downed transformer 20. Various of uprooted trees ABC - No Access Internet Hammond, Louisiana - 29 August 2005 21. Tracking shot of flooded areas in Hammond 22. Truck in high waters under a highway overpass 23. Traffic lights hanging over flooded roadway, 24. Tracking shot of flooded area, houses and buildings under high waters STORYLINE: Hurricane Katrina on Monday slammed into the Gulf Coast just outside New Orleans, submerging entire neighbourhoods up to their roofs, swamping Mississippi''s beachfront casinos and blowing out windows in hospitals, hotels and high-rises. For New Orleans - which sits mostly below sea level - it was not the apocalyptic storm forecasters had feared. But it did caused lots of damage, both in New Orleans and elsewhere along the coast, where scores people had to be rescued from rooftops and attics as the floodwaters rose around them. At least five deaths were blamed on Katrina - three people killed by falling trees in Mississippi and two killed in a traffic accident in Alabama. And an untold number of other people were feared dead in flooded neighbourhoods, many of which could not be reached by rescuers because of high water. In New Orleans, there were mangled street signs and crumbled brick walls in the historic French Quarter. Windows were blown out of highrises and trees had fallen on streetcar tracks. White curtains that were sucked out of the shattered windows of a hotel became tangled in treetops. The National Hurricane Centre estimates the strongest winds to hit New Orleans were travelling at about 100 miles-per-hour (161 kilometres). In areas along the Gulf Coast, boats were flung onto land and bridges were left underwater. Katrina unleashed more chaos as it moved into Mississippi, hurling boats into buildings and ripping billboards to shreds. By mid afternoon on Monday, a rapidly weakening Katrina was centered about 20 miles (32 kilometres) southwest of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, moving northward. Katrina weakened overnight to a Category Four storm and made a slight turn to the right before hitting land near the bayou town of Buras. It passed just to the east of New Orleans as it moved inland and later dropped to a Category Two storm sparing the vulnerable city its full fury. But destruction was everywhere along the coast. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, residents left their homes after the storm had passed and started to assess the damage, including fallen trees. In Hammond, houses and roads were left under floodwater. Authorities estimated that 40-thousand homes were flooded in St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans. In some Gulf areas, authorities pulled stranded homeowners from roofs or rescued them from attics. Massive power outages crippled south-eastern Louisiana. Around 770-thousand homes in the state were without power. There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries as of midday but emergency officials have been unable to reach some of the hardest hit areas. KEYWORD - HURRICANE KATRINA
US Katrina - Video shows Bush, Chertoff clearly warned before Katrina struck
NAME: US KATRINA 20060301I TAPE: EF06/0186 IN_TIME: 10:07:32:12 DURATION: 00:04:00:19 SOURCES: Various DATELINE: Various - Recent RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST: ***Mandatory Courtesy AP during entire videocall clips*** AP Television Washington, DC - 28 August 2005 1. Various views of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) video conference call ***Mandatory Courtesy AP during entire videocall clips*** AP Television Crawford, Texas - 28 August 2005 2. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President: "I do want to thank the good folks in the offices of Louisiana and Alabama and Mississippi for listening to these warnings and preparing your citizens for this - huge storm. I want to assure the folks at the sate level that we are fully prepared to not only help you during the storm but we will move in whatever resources and assets we have at our disposal after the storm to help you deal with the loss of property. And we pray for no loss of life of course." ***Mandatory Courtesy AP during entire videocall clips*** AP Television Miami, Florida - 28 August 2005 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Max Mayfield, US National Hurricane Centre: "So if the really strong winds clip Lake Pontchartrain that is going to pile some of that water from Lake Pontchartrain over on the south side of the lake. I don't think that anyone can tell you with any confidence right now whether the levees will be topped or not, but that is obviously a very, very grave concern." ***Mandatory Courtesy AP during entire videocall clips*** AP Television Washington, DC - 28 August 2005 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Brown, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director: "My gut tells me and I told you (yesterday) my gut was that this was a bad one and a big one and you heard Max's comments. I still feel that way today." POOL New Orleans, Louisiana - September 2005 5. Aerial views of breached levees, flooded homes ABC - MUST COURTESY GOOD MORNING AMERICA Washington, DC - 1 September 2005 6. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President: "So there is frustration, but I want people to know that there is a lot help coming. I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." AP Television Washington, DC - 1 March 2006 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Brown, former FEMA Director: "(Reporter: So he said nobody anticipated the levees would be breached, that wasn't correct was it?) No it was not. (Reporter: Should he have known?) Everybody else knew and clearly on the conference calls that was being discussed. Max Mayfield made that clear to everyone." White House photograph Over New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 8. Still photograph of President Bush looking out of aeroplane window at flood damage Coastguard POOL New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 9. Aerial view of levee damage 10. Aerial view of family stranded on balcony ABC New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 11. Various views refugees walking along highways ***Mandatory Courtesy AP during entire videocall clips*** AP Television Washington, DC - 28 August 2005 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Brown, FEMA Director: "I believe I also heard there is no mandatory evacuations. They are not taking patients out of hospitals, prisoners out of prisons and they are leaving hotels open in downtown. So I am very concerned about that." ABC New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 13. Aerial views of Superdome ***Mandatory Courtesy AP during entire videocall clips*** AP Television Washington, DC - 28 August 2005 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Brown, FEMA Director: "As you may or may not know the Superdome is about 12 feet below sea level, so I don't know what the heck ... and I also learned about that roof. I don't know whether that roof is designed to withstand a Category five hurricane." ABC New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 15. Aerial views of Superdome, crowds of evacuees ***Mandatory Courtesy AP during entire videocall clips*** AP Television Washington, DC - 28 August 2005 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Brown, FEMA Director: "Kind of gross here, but I am concerned about NDMs and medical and DMORT assets and their response to a catastrophe within a catastrophe. So, if I could get some sort of insight into what is going on inside the Superdome I think that would be very, very helpful." AP Television Washington, DC - 1 March 2006 17. Close-up Michael Brown walking down street 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Brown, former FEMA Director: "I don't buy the fog of war defence, in fact if anything there is a fog of bureaucracy and I know this is not objective on my part but I believe that FEMA being in the Department of Homeland Security has created this vast bureaucracy." POOL Washington, DC - 10 February 2006 19. Various of Michael Brown before Congress 20. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Brown, former FEMA Director: "So for them to now claim that we didn't have awareness of it I think is just baloney." POOL New Orleans, Louisiana - September 2005 21. Aerial view of flooded homes STORYLINE: In dramatic and sometimes agonising terms, federal disaster officials warned US President George W. Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, risk lives in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage of the briefings. Bush didn't ask a single question during the final government-wide briefing the day before Katrina struck on August 29 (2005) but assured soon-to-be-battered state officials that the federal government is fully prepared. The president expressed confidence that then-Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Michael Brown and his disaster crews would prevail. Bush said: "I want to assure the folks at the state level that we are fully prepared to not only help you during the storm, but we will move in whatever resources and assets we have at our disposal after the storm." Six days of footage and transcripts obtained by The Associated Press show in excruciating detail that while federal officials anticipated the tragedy that unfolded in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, they were fatally slow to realise they had not mustered enough resources to deal with the unprecedented disaster. The National Hurricane Centre's Max Mayfield said the storm models predicted minimal flooding inside New Orleans during the hurricane but he expressed concerns that even if the levees held during the storm, counterclockwise winds and storm surge afterwards could cause the levees at Lake Poncetrain to be overrun. Mayfield told the briefing: "I don't think any model can tell you with any confidence right now whether the levees will be toppped or not but that is obviously a very, very grave concern," One of the biggest failures identified in the post-Katrina reviews was the failure to prepare for the breaching of levees that caused the deadly flooding in New Orleans. Brown himself called the storm "a bad one, a big one" and implored federal agencies to eliminate red tape and do whatever it took to get help to the region, offering to take the heat for them afterwards. The videotape shows federal officials anticipated much of what ultimately happened in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, but wrongly assumed they had enough resources in place to deal with an unprecedented disaster. During an interview with ABC's Good Morning America on September the 1st, President Bush said: "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." In an interview with Associated Press on Wednesday, former FEMA director Michael Brown insisted the President should have known of the dangers to New Orleans' levees. During the briefing a number of officials also expressed concerns about the large number of New Orleans residents who had not evacuated. Brown said: "They're not taking patients out of hospitals, taking prisoners out of prisons and they're leaving hotels open in downtown New Orleans. So I'm very concerned about that." Despite the concerns, it ultimately took days for search and rescue teams to reach some hospitals and nursing homes. Brown also claimed one of his top concerns was whether evacuees who went to New Orleans Superdome - which became a symbol of the failed Katrina response - would be safe and have adequate medical care- He said that the Superdome was below sea level and he was concerned that the roof would not be able to withstand a Category Five hurricane. He also wanted to know whether there were enough federal medical teams in place to treat evacuees and the dead in the Superdome. In the final government-wide briefing before Katrina struck on August 29, Brown said he was concerned about federal disaster teams' "ability to respond to a catastrophe within a catastrophe."
US Baby - Parents prepare for birth after embryo rescued from hurricane floods
NAME: US BABY 20070116Ix TAPE: EF07/0060 IN_TIME: 10:48:25:16 DURATION: 00:02:49:02 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/ HANDOUT DATELINE: Various, See Script RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: ++QUALITY OF HANDOUT VIDEO AS INCOMING++ AP Television Covington, Louisiana - 15 January 2007 1. Glen and Rebekah Markham's son Witt riding on toy tractor 2. Zoom in from the Markhams to their son Handout video New Orleans, Louisiana - September 11, 2005 3. Pan from boat to exterior of Lakeland Hospital 4. Video from inside Lakeland Hospital of embryo rescue 5. Video of frozen embryo container at hospital 6. Embryo containers being rolled out in hospital hallway 7. Embryo container on a boat in the flooded hospital AP Television Covington, Louisiana - 15 January 2007 8. Set up of Markhams 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebekah Markham, Mother: "it wasn't until three weeks after the storm that I called the fertility institute and asked them about my embryos and they called me back within a day or so and told me about the rescue and everything was fine." Handout video New Orleans, Louisiana - September 11, 2005 10. Flooded hospital door, zoom in to sign reading "wet floor" AP Television Covington, Louisiana - 15 January 2007 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebekah Markham, Mother: "I had kind of prepared myself for the worst, but you know did a lot of praying and so when they called me it was the greatest thing and I called him and told him everything was ok. Because we see our little boy and we see what the potential of those five embryos are so it meant a lot. It meant more to us than just a few cells frozen in a hospital that happened to be flooded." 12. Witt Markham crashes toy tractor into tree 13. Pull out from pregnant stomach 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebekah Markham, Mother: "What a story they are going to have to tell, for their entire life and for their grandkids, I mean their grandkids are going to be hearing about Katrina and thinking how big and grand it was, and that their grandma or grandpa lived through it and yet wasn't even born. You know, so how neat of a story is that for them to be able to pass on." 15. Tight shot of pregnant stomach 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebekah Markham, Mother: "Well, you know we saw online where it it is in Singapore and South Africa, UK. We did an interview with a magazine from London over the phone. So I mean it's incredible to us." Handout video New Orleans, Louisiana - September 11, 2005 17. Embryo rescue workers at hospital 18. Zoom in to flooded buildings AP Television Covington, Louisiana - 15 January 2007 19. Markham family getting their picture taken STORYLINE: The baby album for Witt Markham's soon-to-be-born sibling could include something extra special: photos of officers using flat-bottomed boats to rescue the youngster's frozen embryo from a sweltering hospital in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Glen and Rebekah Markham are about to give birth via Caesarean section, nine months after being implanted with an embryo that nearly thawed when the flooded hospital lost electricity. The Markham's baby will be one of the first children to be born from the more than 1,400 embryos that were rescued from New Orleans' Lakeland Hospital two weeks after the storm. Because of fertility problems that afflicted both husband and wife, a clinic created embryos from her egg and his sperm in 2003. Two were implanted immediately, and one grew into their first child, Witt, who turned one just before Hurricane Katrina. The rest were stored in liquid nitrogen tanks at about minus 320 degrees fahrenheit (minus 195.5 celsius) to be used as needed. The Markhams had always planned to have at least two children. Their embryos, along with those belonging to hundreds of other couples, were kept at the Fertility Institute's laboratory at the hospital. Two days before Katrina hit on August 29, 2005, the clinic took steps to protect the embryos by topping off all its tanks with liquid nitrogen and moving them to the third floor. But Katrina's eight feet (2.5 metres) of water knocked out the electricity, and the temperature climbed. Fearing the embryos would be ruined, officials from the institute contacted a state lawmaker, who called Governor Kathleen Blanco, and on September 11, Illinois officers on loan to Louisiana set out in National Guard trucks, towing flat-bottomed boats. A flat surface was essential: The 35 and 40 litre (9.2 and 10.5 US Gallon) nitrogen tanks, which weigh 75 and 90 pounds (34 and 41 kilograms), had to stay upright. If one tipped over, the nitrogen would spill. The boats were taken through the flooded halls, and the embryos were floated out. They were taken across town to a hospital that had not flooded. The embryos, which are kept in separate labelled vials inside the tanks, were undamaged, doctors said. The Markhams were too busy during Katrina to even think about the fate of the stored embryos. Rebekah and Witt had fled to a relative's home. They did not find out about the rescue until afterward. "I had kind of prepared myself for the worst, and did a lot of praying and so when they called me it was the greatest thing and I called him and told him everything was ok," Rebekah told AP Television. The Markham's are a bit taken aback by the worldwide publicity surrounding their unborn child. "We saw online where it it is in Singapore and South Africa, UK. We did an interview with a magazine from London over the phone. So I mean its incredible to us," Rebekah said. The Markhams have not picked out a name for their second child yet. But if the baby's a girl, they have already decided her name won't be Katrina.
US Bush Radio - Gulf Coast continues long recovery says US President
NAME: US BUSH RADIO 20060826I TAPE: EF06/0777 IN_TIME: 11:17:43:23 DURATION: 00:01:30:22 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: 25 Aug 2006 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Graphic of US president George W. Bush during his radio address overlaid by UPSOUND (English) US president George W. Bush : "This Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Katrina -- one of the deadliest and most costly natural disasters in American history. In Mississippi, the storm wiped out virtually everything along an 80-mile stretch of the coast, flattening homes and destroying entire communities. In Louisiana, flooding left 80 percent of the city of New Orleans underwater. The human costs were even more terrible. More than a thousand people died, countless families lost their homes and livelihoods, and tens of thousands of men, women, and children were forced to flee the region and leave behind everything they knew. During the storm and in the days that followed, Americans responded with heroism and compassion. Coast Guard and other personnel rescued people stranded in flooded neighbourhoods and brought them to high ground. Doctors and nurses stayed behind to care for their patients, and some even went without food so their patients could eat. Many of the first-responders risking their lives to help others were victims themselves - wounded healers, with a sense of duty greater than their own suffering. And across our great land, the armies of compassion rallied to bring food and water and hope to fellow citizens who had lost everything. In these and countless other selfless acts, we saw the spirit of America at its best. Unfortunately, Katrina also revealed that federal, state, and local governments were unprepared to respond to such an extraordinary disaster. And the floodwaters exposed a deep-seated poverty that has cut people off from the opportunities of our country. So last year I made a simple pledge: the federal government would learn the lessons of Katrina, we would do what it takes, and we would stay as long as it takes to help our brothers and sisters build a new Gulf Coast where every citizen feels part of the great promise of America." STORYLINE: Ahead of next week's one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, US president George W. Bush said in his weekly radio address on Saturday that the government is making changes to improve response to national disasters. He added the government was also going to address the poverty exposed by the hurricane floodwaters. Bush remembered the more than one thousand people who died and the tens of thousands of people who lost their homes and livelihoods when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast area of the USA. He paid tribute to the rescue workers and emergency services workers who worked during the clean-up saying "during the storm and in the days that followed, Americans responded with heroism and compassion. Coast Guard and other personnel rescued people stranded in flooded neighbourhoods and brought them to high ground. Doctors and nurses stayed behind to care for their patients, and some even went without food so their patients could eat." Bush reiterated his pledge to help those living in poverty in the region saying that "the federal government would learn the lessons of Katrina, we would do what it takes, and we would stay as long as it takes to help our brothers and sisters build a new Gulf Coast where every citizen feels part of the great promise of America." Bush and his wife Laura are scheduled to travel to Mississippi and Louisiana next week to meet with citizens and local officials and review progress made since the hurricane struck on 29 August, 2005.
US Bush Hurricane - President on massive relief effort for hurricane victims
NAME: US BUSH 010905N TAPE: EF05/0780 IN_TIME: 10:11:29:19 DURATION: 00:02:47:05 SOURCES: ABC GMA DATELINE: Washington DC, 1 Sept 2005 RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST: ABC GMA - No Access Internet ++Must Courtesy "Good Morning America"++ Washington, DC - 1 September 2005 1. Various of George Bush and interviewer Diane Sawyer 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, President of the United States: "I think the image that sticks in my mind the most is somebody sitting on a rooftop waving a flag saying come and get me. And, again I repeat, we''ve got a strategy and the ''we'' is not just the federal government but state and local governments have got a strategy to first save lives. As you know, there''s a major transportation lift taking place, moving people from the Superdome (referring to New Orleans stadium transformed in temporary shelter) to the Astrocome (referring to a Houston stadium transformed in temporary shelter). There''s a lot of choppers beginning to move and more choppers are on the way." New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 3. Bus caravan leaving Superdome Washington, DC - 1 September 2005 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, President of the United States: "There ought to be zero tolerance for people breaking the law during an emergency such as this, whether it be looting, price gouging at the gasoline pump, taking advantage of charitable giving, or insurance fraud. And I''ve made that clear to our Attorney General. Citizens ought to be working together. I mean if people need water and food, we''re going to do everything we can to get them water and food. This is very important for the citizens in all affected areas to take personal responsibility and assume kind of a civic sense of responsibility so that the situation doesn''t get out of hand, so people don''t exploit the vulnerable." New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 5. Aerial of family on balcony waving for help Washington, DC 1 September 2005 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, President of the United States: "Well, I fully understand people wanting things to happen yesterday. I can fully understand the anxiety on the ground, I just can''t imagine what it''s like for people to be waving as sign saying ''come and get me now.'' So, there is frustration. I want people to know there''s a lot of help coming. I don''t think anybody anticipated a breech of the levies." New Orleans, Louisiana - 31 August 2005 7. Aerial of flooded racetrack Washington, DC - 1 September 2005 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, President of the United States: "I''m not expecting much from foreign nations because we hadn''t asked for it. I do expect a lot of sympathy and perhaps some will send cash dollars. But this country is going to rise up and take care of it. You know, we love help, but we''re going to take care of our own business as well. And there''s no doubt in my mind that we''re going to succeed." New Orleans, Louisiana 31 August, 2005 9. Aerial of flooded football field STORYLINE President George W. Bush said on Thursday the federal government has launched the most massive relief effort in U.S history to help people devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and that while thousands more victims still need to be rescued, help is on its way. "I fully understand people wanting things to have happened yesterday" the U.S president said in a live interview in the Roosevelt Room of the White House with ABC''s '' Good Morning America '' TV show. "I understand the anxiety of people on the ground. ... So there is frustration. But I want people to know there''s a lot of help coming." Bush urged a crackdown on looting and crime that has spread throughout New Orleans. "I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people breaking the law during an emergency such as this," he said. Bush said he has not yet finalised plans to visit the devastated Gulf Coast, but he is expected to go within days. He spoke as tens of thousands of people were evacuated on buses from the Superdome in New Orleans to the Astrodome in Houston,Texas. He expressed sympathy for those still stranded and acknowledged that thousands still need to be rescued. "what it''s like for people to be waving as sign saying ''come and get me now''," "he said. Bush brushed off criticism that he did not return to Washington from his month long stay at his Texas ranch on Tuesday, in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, instead of Wednesday. Bush has said the recovery will take years. He said the federal government has dispatched assistance to the Gulf Coast region, including 5.4 million precooked meals, 13.4 million litres of water, more than 1,000 search and rescue personnel and the floating hospital ship USNS Comfort. It was just the first trickle of help that Washington planned to provide to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, the president said. KEYWORD - HURRICANE KATRINA
US Hurricane 4 - WRAP Devastation caused by hurricane, coast guard video, Bush
NAME: US HURRICANE 4 300805N TAPE: EF05/0773 IN_TIME: 10:57:47:09 DURATION: 00:03:37:20 SOURCES: ABC/Coast Guard Video DATELINE: 30 Aug 2005 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Internet SHOTLIST ABC Coronado, California near San Diego 1. President Bush walks up to podium at a California naval base 2. Cutaway of Navy sailors applauding 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, U.S. President: "This morning, our hearts and prayers are with our fellow citizens along the Gulf Coast who have suffered so much from Hurricane Katrina. These are trying times for the people of these communities. We know that many are anxious to return to their homes. It''s not possible at this moment. Right now, our priority is on saving lives and we are still in the midst of search and rescue operations. I urge everyone in the affected areas to continue to follow the instructions of state and local authorities. The federal, state and local governments are working side by side to do all we can to help people get back on their feet. And we have got a lot of work to do." ABC New Orleans, Louisiana 4. Two men riding in boat through neighbourhood flooded up to the roofs of houses 5. Houses, cars, immersed in flood waters 6. Rescue crews helping a woman 7. Various of of flooded houses 8. Man leaning out his house window 9. Neighbourhood under water 10. Two men walking down damaged New Orleans street 11. Police car driving by damage 12. Damage in downtown New Orleans 13. Man riding bicycle 14. Various of damage to French Quarter bar-restaurants 15. Woman walking down street, past downed trees 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop, (No name given) New Orleans Resident: (Partly overlaid by previous shot) "It was very scary, you know, constant terror. It was something that, I''ve been through many different tropical storms, but never nothing this intense." 17. People walking down damaged French Quarter area of New Orleans 18. Woman walking through waist-deep flood waters 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Richard Thomas, New Orleans Resident: "They wanted to move, they wanted to go to Mississippi, but I said I wasn''t going to go. But I should have went, because we got a lot of water here. A lot of water." COAST GUARD VIDEO Metairie, Louisiana 20. Aerial of Coast guard worker on roof of house, pounding through roof to rescue resident 21. Aerial shot of flooded neighbourhood 22. Coast guard team rescuing woman from the roof of her house, they put her on stretcher and carry her off ABC Biloxi, Mississippi 23. Men in front of damaged store 24. House in middle of road 25. Collapsed house 26. Dogs on roof of house 27. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Katrina, Lost Mississippi Home in Hurricane Katrina: "Our house is nothing. It''s just like no house was ever there." 28. SOUNDBITE: (English) Katrina/Lost Mississippi Home in Hurricane Katrina (Soundbite overlayed with pictures) "I''m suffering just like every body else. And I pray for everybody, we just come on and prosper and get a little more." 29. People leaving store with goods 30. Katrina leaving store with dresses 31. Man leaving store with bottles 32. People walking in front of store STORYLINE: President Bush said Tuesday the Gulf Coast faces "trying times" -- and there''s "a lot of work to do" to recover from Hurricane Katrina. The president spoke at a San Diego naval base as he prepared to cut short his August ranch vacation because of the killer storm. Aides say Bush will spend the night in Texas but return to Washington on Wednesday to oversee the federal response to Katrina. In a speech marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Bush said he knows Gulf Coast residents want to return to their homes. But he said that''s not possible right now. He said search and rescue operations continue, and the priority must be on saving lives. Meanwhile, rescuers in boats and helicopters searched for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, bringing victims - wet and bedraggled - to shelters as the extent of the damage became more apparent. The governor of Mississippi said the death toll in one county alone could be as high as 80. In New Orleans, a city that lies mostly below sea level, residents who chose not to evacuate faced another, delayed threat: rising water. Failed pumps and levees apparently sent water from Lake Pontchartrain coursing through the streets. In the downtown area, streets that were relatively clear in the hours after the storm were filled with 1 to 1 feet of water Tuesday morning. Water was knee-deep around the Louisiana Superdome. Canal Street was literally a canal. The rising water forced one New Orleans hospital to move patients to the Superdome, where some 10-thousand people had already taken shelter. Little islands of red ants floated in the gasoline-fouled waters through downtown. The Hyatt Hotel and other high-rise around the Superdome had rows and rows of shattered windows. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco described the situation as "totally overwhelming," and said the devastation being seen Tuesday "is greater than (her) worst fears." She said 700 people were rescued overnight from flooded areas. There is no reported death toll yet in Louisiana, but the top homeland security official in New Orleans said bodies have been spotted drifting in the floodwaters. Elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, tree trunks, downed power lines and trees, and chunks of broken concrete in the streets prevented rescuers from reaching victims. Katrina''s surge also demolished major bridges along the coast. The storm swept sailboats onto city streets in Gulfport and obliterated hundreds of waterfront homes, businesses, community landmarks and condominiums. The hurricane knocked out power to more than 1 million people from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, and authorities said it could be two months before electricity is restored to everyone. Officials said it could be at least a week before many of the evacuees are allowed back to see what, if anything, is left of their homes. They warned people against trying to return to their homes, saying their presence would only interfere with the rescue and recovery efforts. By midday Tuesday, Katrina was downgraded to a tropical depression, with winds around 35 miles per hour. It was moving northeast through Tennessee at around 21 miles per hour. KEYWORD - HURRICANE KATRINA
US Katrina 3 - Street by street sweep begins
NAME: US KATRINA 100905N TAPE: EF05/0810 IN_TIME: 10:00:09:00 DURATION: 00:04:00:08 SOURCES: APTN DATELINE: New Orleans, 9 Sept 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST New Orleans, Louisiana 1. Wide shot of view from boat as it moves down flooded street 2. Wide shot of search crew on boat 3. Various shots of dead person lying in floodwaters 4. Wide shot of two boats with search crews in flooded street 5. SOUNDBITE (English): Local Sheriff (name not given): Q: "Have you found people that want to leave?" A: "Today we haven't. Yesterday we found some but today we didn't - haven't so far." Q: "Did you manage to convince them to leave?" A: "We tried to convince them, yeah." 6. Medium shot of officer breaking into house through window 7. Close-up of hole in roof, zoom out to wide shot of two rescue workers by window 8. Zoom-in to rescue worker marking house with spray paint to show house has been checked 9. Wide shot of rescue workers in front of house 10. House being marked with spray paint 11. Medium shot of officer trying to break through security bars on home 12. Wide shot of officer trying to get into home 13. Officer talking to woman still staying in area 14. Wide shot of resident going back into area being evacuated 15. Elderly woman walking upstairs to front of house 16. Elderly woman closing front door Chalmette, Louisiana 17. Wide shot of mud-covered street 18. Close-up of mud 19. Pull-out to wide shot of flooded streets 20. Wide shot of van being disinfected 21. Tilt-down to vane being disinfected 22. SOUNDBITE (English): Sheriff Jack Stevens, St. Bernard Parish: "We've got a massive job here. I don't know what our future is like. I know that the heart of this community is strong but this certainly will be a test." 23. Rescued dogs in back of truck 24. Various of rescued dogs in back of truck STORYLINE The first street-by-street sweep of the swamped city of New Orleans got underway on Friday. Authorities officially shifted most of their attention to counting and removing the dead after spending days cajoling, persuading and all but strong-arming the living into leaving the city because of the danger of fires and disease from the fetid floodwaters. Ever since the hurricane struck on 29 August, residents, rescuers and sniffer dogs have found bodies floating in the waters, trapped in attics or left lying on broken highways. The US Army Corps of Engineers said most of the city could be drained by October 2, but some of the eastern areas of New Orleans and the hard-hit community of Chalmette, across the Mississippi River, could be underwater until October 8. The Corps had previously said it could take up to 80 days to drain New Orleans. Friday marked the first time engineers offered detailed timetables. The effort to get water out of the city, which had been 80 per cent covered following the storm and levee breaches, was helped by dry weather and gaps blown in the levies to allow floodwaters to drain out. Over the past few days, police and soldiers trying to rescue the living, marked houses where corpses were found, or noted their location with global positioning devices, so that the bodies could be collected later. Still, thousands of stubborn residents were believed to staying put in the city, and authorities continued trying to clear them out. In neighbouring St. Bernard Parish, rescue crews disinfected vehicles. Dogs caught up in the hurricane were also being washed thoroughly to avoid any spread of disease. St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jack Stevens described the recovery operation as "massive". "I know that the heart of this community is strong but this certainly will be a test," Stevens said. KEYWORD - HURRICANE KATRINA
GW Bush Remarks on Hurricane Katrina / HURRICANE KATRINA
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 31, 2005 PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH REMARKS ON HURRICANE KATRINA IN THE ROSE GARDEN-- STIX RS 6/ X84/ Slugged: 1640 WH STIX X84 RS 114 in NY 17:10:40 just received an update from secretary chertoff.Mississippi and Alabama 17:10:57 as we flew here today I also asked the pilot to fly over the gulf coast region so I could see first hand the magnift8uted.the vast majority of new Orleans, louisiana is under water.homes and businesses are beyond repair 17:11:24 17:11:27 mobile is flooded. We are dealing with one of the worst national disasters in our nations history and that's why I have called the cabinet together.. 17:11:49 I have directed secretary of homeland security mike chertoff to coordinate all of our assistance.fema director mike brown is responsible.for all recovery effort sin the field.work closely with state and local officials and with private 17:12:26 this recovery will take a long time. This recovery will take years. 17:12:37 our efforts are now focused on three.first is to save lives.in new Orleans and evacuating any 17:12:54 I want to thank the state of Texas in particularly harris county.providing shelter for those who found shelter in the superdome. Buses are on the way 17:13:13 FEMA has deployed more than 50 disaster.help those in the affected areas 17:13:27 with more than 100,00 personnel.the u.s. coast guard is conducting search and rescue missions, they are working alongside 17:13:46 the coast guard has rescued nearly 2,000 to date.assets to the region, this includes the USS baton 17:14:06 the iwo jima amphibious readiness group.help provide medical care. The national guard is 17:14:23 to assist governors and local officials to 17:14:29 FEMA and the army corps of engineers are work.repair the breaches in the levees so we can stop the flooding in new Orleans 17:14:52 dislocated citizens. FEMA is moving supplies and.to move 1,000 truck loads that contain 5.4 million MREs 17:15:20 3.4 million pounds of ice. 20 containers of propositioned. we're just starting 17:15:36 there ar e more than 78000 people now in shelters, HHS and.identify operating hospital facilities so we can help them 17:15:57 they are distributing medical supplies.other health related issues that might arise. Our third is.we're focusing on restoring power in lines of communication that have been knocked out during the storm 17:16:29 there's a lot of work we're goin got have to do. rearing the infrastructure course 17:16:46 strategic petroleum reserve.for refineries, a lot of crude production has been shut down by the storm.people who need crude oil to alleviate 17:17:13 nationwide waiver for fuel blends to make.available throughout the country. This will help take some pressure off of gas price 17:17:32 destructed the capability to distribute gasoline and to make gasoline...housing and education and health care and other essential needs. I have directed the folks in the my cabinet to work with local folks.rebuild the communities that have been affected 17:18:09 can't tell you . I want to thank the communities that are surrounded.left the affected areas and found refuge with a friend and I appreciate you doing that 17:18:33 all other members of the armies of compassion. I think the folks in the affected areas are going to be overwhelmed when the realize how 17:18:52 contribute cash, contribute cash to the charity of your choice but make sure you designate the gift for hurricane relief 17:19:14 the red cross needs our help and I urge our fellow citizens to contribute. The folks on the gulf coast are going t 17:19:32 this is going to be a difficult road. The challenges on the ground we face are unprecedented but there's no doubt in my mind we're going to succeed 17:19:51 I understand that. But I'm confident that with time you'll get your life back in order, new communities will flourish, the great city of new Orleans will be back.country stands with you, we'll do all we can do help you, god bless you 17:20:24 walks back into white house ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
GW Bush Remarks on Hurricane Katrina / HURRICANE KATRINA
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 31, 2005 PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH REMARKS ON HURRICANE KATRINA IN THE ROSE GARDEN-- STIX RS 6/ X84/ Slugged: 1640 WH STIX X84 RS 114 in NY 17:10:40 just received an update from secretary chertoff.Mississippi and Alabama 17:10:57 as we flew here today I also asked the pilot to fly over the gulf coast region so I could see first hand the magnift8uted.the vast majority of new Orleans, louisiana is under water.homes and businesses are beyond repair 17:11:24 17:11:27 mobile is flooded. We are dealing with one of the worst national disasters in our nations history and that's why I have called the cabinet together.. 17:11:49 I have directed secretary of homeland security mike chertoff to coordinate all of our assistance.fema director mike brown is responsible.for all recovery effort sin the field.work closely with state and local officials and with private 17:12:26 this recovery will take a long time. This recovery will take years. 17:12:37 our efforts are now focused on three.first is to save lives.in new Orleans and evacuating any 17:12:54 I want to thank the state of Texas in particularly harris county.providing shelter for those who found shelter in the superdome. Buses are on the way 17:13:13 FEMA has deployed more than 50 disaster.help those in the affected areas 17:13:27 with more than 100,00 personnel.the u.s. coast guard is conducting search and rescue missions, they are working alongside 17:13:46 the coast guard has rescued nearly 2,000 to date.assets to the region, this includes the USS baton 17:14:06 the iwo jima amphibious readiness group.help provide medical care. The national guard is 17:14:23 to assist governors and local officials to 17:14:29 FEMA and the army corps of engineers are work.repair the breaches in the levees so we can stop the flooding in new Orleans 17:14:52 dislocated citizens. FEMA is moving supplies and.to move 1,000 truck loads that contain 5.4 million MREs 17:15:20 3.4 million pounds of ice. 20 containers of propositioned. we're just starting 17:15:36 there ar e more than 78000 people now in shelters, HHS and.identify operating hospital facilities so we can help them 17:15:57 they are distributing medical supplies.other health related issues that might arise. Our third is.we're focusing on restoring power in lines of communication that have been knocked out during the storm 17:16:29 there's a lot of work we're goin got have to do. rearing the infrastructure course 17:16:46 strategic petroleum reserve.for refineries, a lot of crude production has been shut down by the storm.people who need crude oil to alleviate 17:17:13 nationwide waiver for fuel blends to make.available throughout the country. This will help take some pressure off of gas price 17:17:32 destructed the capability to distribute gasoline and to make gasoline...housing and education and health care and other essential needs. I have directed the folks in the my cabinet to work with local folks.rebuild the communities that have been affected 17:18:09 can't tell you . I want to thank the communities that are surrounded.left the affected areas and found refuge with a friend and I appreciate you doing that 17:18:33 all other members of the armies of compassion. I think the folks in the affected areas are going to be overwhelmed when the realize how 17:18:52 contribute cash, contribute cash to the charity of your choice but make sure you designate the gift for hurricane relief 17:19:14 the red cross needs our help and I urge our fellow citizens to contribute. The folks on the gulf coast are going t 17:19:32 this is going to be a difficult road. The challenges on the ground we face are unprecedented but there's no doubt in my mind we're going to succeed 17:19:51 I understand that. But I'm confident that with time you'll get your life back in order, new communities will flourish, the great city of new Orleans will be back.country stands with you, we'll do all we can do help you, god bless you 17:20:24 walks back into white house ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
US Storm 3 - WRAP Preps for Gustav, New Orleans mayor orders evac, reax, evac aerials
NAME: US STORM 3 20080831Ix TAPE: EF08/0885 IN_TIME: 10:53:19:05 DURATION: 00:04:46:05 SOURCES: AP Television /ABC/VARIOUS DATELINE: Various, 30/31 August 2008 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access NAmerica/Internet SHOTLIST: ABC - No access North America/Internet New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 1. Aerial of traffic on highway 2. Aerial of buses arriving to pick up evacuees ABC - No access North America/Internet Anahuac, Texas - 30 August 2008 3. Aerial of traffic on highway 4. Aerial wide of buses on highway 5. Aerial of buses in line 6. Aerial of evacuees boarding bus 7. Various of evacuees waiting to board buses AP Television New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 8. People being directed toward an evacuation vehicle ABC - No access North America/Internet New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ray Nagin, New Orleans Mayor: "And I must tell you, this is the mother of all storms, this storm is so powerful, going more powerful everyday, that I'm not sure we've seen anything like it. The National Weather Service is saying it's the worst possible storm that they can imagine." AP Television New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 10. Blind man and woman being led to an evacuation area ABC - No access North America/Internet New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ray Nagin, New Orleans Mayor: "I am announcing today that we are ordering a mandatory evacuation of the city New Orleans starting in the morning at 8am (1200GMT) on the West bank." AP Television New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 12. People securing their pets for evacuation 13. Close of dog inside carrying cage ABC - No access North America/Internet New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ray Nagin, New Orleans Mayor: "If you are stubborn enough, if you are not taking this as seriously as we need you to take it and if you decide to stay, you are on your own." AP Television Jefferson Parish, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 15. Large sandbags ABC - No access North America/Internet New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ray Nagin, New Orleans Mayor: "You need to be scared. You need to be concerned and you need to get your butts moving out of New Orleans right now, this is the storm of the century." AP Television New Orleans, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 17. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaking with Nagin 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana: "We're pleased to see so many people taking the evacuation order seriously, you're literally seeing tens of thousands of people being evacuated from this Union passenger station right here. You're seeing people go by bus, by train, they are being taken by bus to the airport to be flown out of harms way as well. We can fly 700 people per hour out. We're going to take, literally as many as 30-thousand people by bus, the first Amtrak train has already left, the second is loading up to go to Memphis." ABC - No access North America/internet Washington, Pennsylvania - 30 August 2008 19. Wide of Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain at rally 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) John McCain, Republican Presidential Candidate: "I would all of us like to obviously keep in our thoughts and prayers the people in the Gulf Coast, especially in New Orleans, that are threatened by this terrible natural disaster of a hurricane. They need to know, and I know they know, that they are in our thoughts and prayers as this impending hurricane approaches." 21. Wide of rally AP Television Jefferson Parish, Louisiana - 30 August 2008 22. Exterior of retail home improvement shop 23. Local resident Gary Hill loading plywood 24. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gary Hill, local resident: "Trying to get some plywood so I can board up a few windows." 25. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Gervasi, local resident: "Just boarding up some clients homes before I head out to wherever." 26. Local resident Jacques in checkout line 27. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacques (no last name given), local resident: "I might stick around but if it comes a little more East... got to go. Got to go, got to keep my family protected, you know." 28. Various of back-up generators 29. Man loading lumber into his truck 30. Wide of boarded up house 31. Close of boarded up window 32. SOUNDBITE: (English) Shandon Hudson, local resident: "Batten down the hatches (meaning: prepare for trouble) and prepare for the storm." National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Exact location unknown - 31 August 2008 33. Various satellite images of Hurricane Gustav (at 0530GMT) ++MUTE++ STORYLINE: New Orleans residents were ordered to flee an only partially rebuilt city on Saturday as another monster storm bore down on Louisiana nearly three years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wiped out entire swaths of the city. Hurricane Gustav, which already killed more than 80 people in the Caribbean, strengthened quickly into a Category 4 and on Sunday was poised to become a Category 5 storm, packing winds in excess of 156 miles per hour (251 kilometres per hour). It slammed Cuba's tobacco-growing western tip before moving away from the island country into the Gulf of Mexico. Many residents didn't need to be ordered, with an estimated one million people fleeing the Gulf Coast on Saturday by bus, train, plane and car. They clogged roadways, emptied gas stations of fuel and jammed phone circuits. At the city's main transit terminal, a line snaked through the parking lot for more than a mile as residents with no other means of getting out waited to board buses bound for shelters in north Louisiana and beyond. Many residents said the early stage of the evacuation was more orderly than Katrina, although a plan to electronically log and track evacuees with a bar code system failed and was aborted to keep the buses moving. Officials said information on evacuees would be taken when they reached their destinations. Some began arriving on Saturday in Arkansas, where the National Guard prepared to shelter thousands for weeks. At least 15-thousand people sought refuge in the inland state in 2005, following Katrina and Rita. Traffic late on Saturday night was stop and go on the Interstate 10 highway, heading west into Houston from the Louisiana border, as Texas prepared to house up to 45-thousand evacuees, even though that state's eastern stretches were within the range of where Gustav could make landfall. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gave the mandatory order late Saturday, but all day residents took to buses, trains, planes and cars - clogging roadways leading away from New Orleans, still reeling three years after Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and killed about 1,600 across the region. The evacuation of New Orleans becomes mandatory at 8 am (1200GMT) on Sunday along the vulnerable west bank of the Mississippi River, and at noon (1700GMT) on the east bank. "The National Weather Service is saying it's the worst possible storm that they can imagine," he told a news conference. "If you are stubborn enough, if you are not taking this as seriously as we need you to take it and if you decide to stay, you are on your own," Nagin said as he issued the order. Nagin also called Gustav the storm of the century, and told residents to "get your butts out of New Orleans right now." The storm's centre moved into the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba late on Saturday and at 11 pm EDT (0300 GMT) was about 530 miles (850 kilometres) southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the National Hurricane Centre in Miami said. Top winds were near 140 miles per hour (225 kilometres per hour) and likely to strengthen. Forecasters warned it was still too soon to say whether New Orleans would take another direct hit, but residents weren't taking any chances judging by the bumper-to-bumper traffic pouring from the city. Gas stations along interstate highways were running out of fuel, and phone circuits were jammed. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said he was pleased "to see so many people taking the evacuation order seriously". Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff planned to travel to Louisiana on Sunday to observe preparations. Also, likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, were travelling to Mississippi on Sunday to check on people getting prepared. "I would all of us like to obviously keep in our thoughts and prayers the people in the Gulf Coast, especially in New Orleans, that are threatened by this terrible natural disaster of a hurricane," McCain said at a rally in Pennsylvania. People in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, were busy buying material such as plywood or lumber to consolidate their homes. As part of the evacuation plan New Orleans developed after Katrina, residents who had no other way to get out of the city waited on a line that snaked for more than a mile through the parking lot of the city's main transit terminal. From there, they were boarding motor coaches bound for shelters in north Louisiana. The presence of 2-thousand National Guard troops that were expected to join 1,400 New Orleans police officers patrolling the streets following the evacuation - along with Governor Bobby Jindal's request to neighbouring states for rescue teams - suggested officials were expecting stragglers. The National Hurricane Centre issued a hurricane watch for Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and part of Texas, meaning hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours. Two East Texas counties also issued mandatory evacuation orders, and authorities in Mississippi, also battered by Katrina, began evacuating the mentally ill and aged from facilities along the coast. National Guard soldiers on Mississippi's coast were going door-to-door to alert thousands of families in FEMA trailers and cottages that they should be prepared to evacuate on Sunday. In Alabama, shelters were opened and 3-thousand National Guard personnel assembled to help evacuees from Mississippi and Louisiana.
US Bush 2 - WRAP Update on Bushs visit to Texas
NAME: US BUSH 2 250905N TAPE: EF05/0859 IN_TIME: 10:35:23:17 DURATION: 00:02:55:06 SOURCES: POOL DATELINE: Various, 25 Sept 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: Randolph AIr Force Base, San Antonio, Texas - 25 September 2005 1. Wide, zoom in view of President Bush receiving briefing 2. Pan view of room, screen on wall 3. Mid view briefing 4. UPSOUND: (English) Major General John White (speaking off camera): "The main thought would be for the national plan we'll have a quicker jumpstart and an opportunity to save more people. That would be my input there." 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lt. General Robert Clark, Joint Military Taskforce Commander for Taskforce Rita: "(The) national plan, well training against the plan would get you to this state faster in extremis and thats the point." 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, U.S. President: "Part of the reason I have come down here and part of the reason I went to Northcom was to better understand how the federal government can plan and surge equipment to mitigate natural disasters and I appreciate very much General your briefing because that is precisely the kind of information that I will take back to Washington to help all of us understand how we can do a better job in coordinating federal, state and local response. The other question of course, I asked is there a circumstance in which the Department of Defence becomes the lead agency. Clearly in the case of a terrorist case that would be the case, but is there a natural disaster which, of a certain size, would enable the Defence Department to become the lead agency in coordinating and leading the response effort. It is going to be a very important consideration for Congress to think about." 7. Close-up Bush in briefing room Baton Rouge, Louisiana 8. Various shots of Bush with Coast Guard Admiral and Principle Federal Officer Thad Allen meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) officials 9. SOUNDBITE:(English), George W. Bush, U.S. President "The Governor and I just got briefed by Admiral Allen on the progress here in Louisiana. There's still assessment on the damage of Hurricane Rita. One of the things that is important for the citizens of this state to do is to listen to the Governor about when it is okay to return back to your homes." 10. Bush shakes hands with Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and walks away 11. FEMA workers applaud Bush as he walks away STORYLINE: US Military officials told President Bush on Sunday that the U.S. needs a national plan to coordinate search and rescue efforts following natural disasters or terror attacks. Bush said he has been interested in whether the Defence Department should take the lead in disasters "of a certain size." He added: "It's clearly the case in a terrorist attack. It's going to be a very important consideration for Congress to think about." Bush got an update about the federal hurricane response from military leaders at Randolph Air Force Base. He heard from Lt. General Robert Clark, joint military task force commander for Hurricane Rita, and Major General John White, a task force member, who noted confusion in search and rescue operations after Hurricane Katrina. Bush thanked White for his recommendations, saying: "This is precisely the kind of information I'll take back to Washington to help all of us understand how to do a better job." Bush's comments came as residents along the Texas and Louisiana coasts began clearing up debris and power crews worked to restore power to more than 1 million customers in four states. Rita, which hit the Gulf Coast early Saturday, toppled trees, sparked fires and swamped Louisiana shoreline towns with a 15-foot storm surge that required daring boat and helicopter rescues of hundreds of people. Still, the devastation was less severe than that caused by Hurricane Katrina when it made landfall on August 29. Bush spent part of Sunday in San Antonio, where federal supplies and workers were being assembled for Rita. He then flew to Baton Rogue, Louisiana, where he met with Governor Kathleen Blanco and Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen. Speaking at the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) office in Baton Rouge,Bush said he was briefed on hurricane Rita as well as the Army Corps of Engineers' work on the levee breach at the ninth ward in New Orleans. That breach has caused flooding for two straight days, three weeks after hurricane Katrina had inundated the area.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.
HURRICANE KATRINA / RS 109
FTG FOR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA 17:27:53 b-roll trees down, electric lines down over phoner of resident (funny) 17:34:49 Meredith Mendez phoner from Slidell, LA: we just drove in... there are trees in half all along the interstate. some blocking i12... many houses with no roof. passed by shopping mall. it was an absolute swimming pool. trailer home didn't... only the wood frame left. we passed by a bowling area... 17:37:20 we've seen a couple of people walking around... anyone who is thinking of coming back, you will not be allowed in this area... right now, this is just not a safe place to be. this is just not a place that you want to return to... must get clearance from parish leaders, it's not safe to return... 17:45:14 Phoner with EMA about boiling water. 17:46:34 b-roll mobile, alabama; one shot of street 17:49:01 new video from New Orleans... Canal Street at height of storm, GOOD rain and wind blowing. 17:52:47 re-feed of aftermath on Burgundy Street in New Orleans. man trapped in house. streets flooded. building torn apart. 17:53:43 WFOR material. high-rise blown apart. windows out. tracking shot near CBD in New Orleans. standing water on streets. 17:54:41 phoner with Sheriff's office 18:03:04 b-roll construction site at LSU Tiger stadium 18:05:10 Mayor of Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip Holden"; baton rouge is more fortunate but we've still sustained some damage... asking people to stay off streets. 75 percent of traffic signals out... driving will be very dangerous. people have been extremely responsible and i hope they will stay home. 18:06:05 this team consists of 25 members in structural collapse and rescue of victims... also assisting will be equipment of baton rouge EMS 18:06:40 they will be immediately deployed to New Orleans area... proud to assist... we have energy officials to keep us update on the progress...90,000 people without power... if you are an energy company and don't have power tonight, you will not have power tomorrow. some demco customers could have power restored tonight.. we are hearing it could be as much as a month in new orleans 18:08:18 stay off the streets... please to have mr. david bitter, state senator, he's talking to president 18:08:36 senator bitter: congrats on you and area leadership in responding to the storm. as you know, you didn't just respond here, but took in people from NO. your assistance was enormously important... thinking and praying of families... horrific day. today was a day of enormous human suffering... at federal level and state level, we are focused... working hard to rescue those folks. 18:09:57 mayor: special plea to please consider donating to american red cross... we escaped serious damage, but when you head to NO, the damage is bad... tsunami relief program. today it is our turn. we are asking people for help... asking people to make donations to the red cross... asking you to join together as a family. mr. walter marks (sp?) chamber of commerce: 18:11:19 working diligently the last 48 hours to prepare for this day, restoring power and normal lifestyle.. it's a passion rather than a job... without them, this parish would be in bad shape... we owe a debt of gratitude to them. when you see first responders, thank them 18:12:28 we have people working from dept of public works... we just want them to know that our dept is an A1 team... we are going to move this expeditiously as possible 18:13:07 reporter toss back to anchors - From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 5:28 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:42:09 LA Governor presser 16:42:16 the storm knocked out cell service, but we've been communicating... emergency workers are trying... they are looking for those who are stuck 16:45:03 OUT OF SYNC; From EMA spox: i know his heart aches... i spoke to the president and he's giving me the ok to let you know that he's signed the emergency relief, what i've seen is a very tight-knit... we forget that we have hurricane-force winds that 16:50:01 there are still people who need to be resuced... that's beginning to happen know.. our FEMA director joins us.. and thank him for leadership and president's leadership... almost unprecedented that emergency papers signed before hurricane hit. 16:50:57 gov: we know that alot of people are worried about property and family and friends. we will do our best to help with communications... i know that everyone is concerned about their homes and their businesses... we have to give nature some time. flood waters will recede. we will attempt to reach all those who need us... don't put pressure on our emergency personnel.. it will be broadcast. stay connected to media. they have been magnificient. listen carefully and respond at appropriate time. the city of new orleans has experienced water main break 16:53:00 if you have no electricity, you can't boil your water. your water is not safe. that will have to be fixed before it's safe for N.O. citizens to get back in... bless all the families who are so worried and concerned... the recovery is beginning... we will recover. we are a strong people... and we will re-establish ourselves as a community 16:54:23 we have no actual reports yet... nothing yet. 16:55:33 as hurricane moves north, the winds diminish... we have a station in key areas... they are manned 16:55:59 (back to sync); audio still bad 16:56:06 still too risky to put aircraft up 16:57:49 WFOR material, WFOR burned in (NewsOne says it's ok to use)... b-roll shots of aftermath of hurricane, debris on streets 16:59:11 WWL, WWL burned in: video inside Superdome; shots of evacuees (Newsone doesn't think we can use this) 17:15:53 WFOR material, WFOR burned in... good b-roll of damaged high rise, debris on streets, flooding near Poydras Street, tracking shots from car -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:42 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 16:01:47 weather report 16:06:31 b-roll inside the emergency rescue center in baton rouge 16:09:36 ** GREAT RESCUE b-roll outside LA, car gets stranded... near City Park, man runs out and pulls driver to safety; man is rescued from car 16:10:50 GOOD new orleans b-roll; on burgundy street in french quarter; outside building debris everywhere 16:11:07 flooded streets; piles of debris interview with man whose home in Baton Rouge area was detroyed by tree... if he were in bed, he would've been hurt or killed... ** covered with b-roll of detroyed house inside and out 16:14:15 outside i wasn't going to sleep here... i would have been right here, i would've been right here... 16:14:39 that's the roof right over there. we are going to cut down the rest of these trees and probably that one and probably that one 16:17:07 phoner with Ray Chidester, Livingston Parish OEP 16:17:20 we have nothing but downed lines and trees throughout the parish... a curfew in walker. you don't need to be on the streets so stay off the streets... the majority of injuries occurred after the storm... we know there will be alot of people cleaning up debris... beware of downed power lines 16:18:18 the only thing we know about is that a tree fell on a home and the resident was home and was crushed by the tree 16:20:54 refeed b-roll from Mississippi; strong wind and rain, sign damaged; tree and sign down 162700 still of elderly women in wheelchairs inside dark room of refugees 162800 hyatt hotel atrium stills, several panes broken 16:31:30 video break up***emergency workers clearing out roads, cutting up trees -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 4:02 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:35:51 still of debris in hallway 15:36:32 still at New Orleans Hyatt with debris on top of roof 15:38:09 still plastic bag trying to hold water as it comes in 15:39:30 still from inside hotel with debris everywhere 15:40:00 still of N.O. building with windows smashed. 15:40:56 still of fireman in highway with debris 15:41:44 re-feed of Metarie tracking shot, flooding along streets, billboard smashed, pick up truck flooded, drowned buildings 15:45:24 phoner with Bill Benedetto, energy spox in baton rouge 15:45:59 Bill: we are stressing that this is not going to be a short term situation. this will be a long term siutation. we have scouts in the field assessing the damage. judging from the numbers, it sounds like the numbers are pretty big. they will bring up a report 15:47:22 we want to do this in a safe manner, no bucket trucks 15:47:39 what we have is a statewide command center.. different regions.. they will be putting together restoration plans.. they are separate of eachother... they will get the resources to get power back on in their regions... we will determine whether we can get into the new orleans area to restore... my estimate is months. we're probably looking at about a week in baton rouge 15:49:14 we'll have a lot of vegetation, cut the trees before you can start picking the wires up 15:49:42 refrigerator food is not going to last that long. sliced meat, cold cuts, things of that nature, put that on ice somewhere. 24 or 48 hours. the thing to do with the freezer is don't open it. that cuts down the lifetime of the food. you can keep the door closed as long as there are ice crystals on the food 15:51:33 you could cause some serious injury or death to one of the crew members working on that line... if have generator, we are asking them to call. there are some that they can plug directly in... -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 15:04:03 report in resuce operation HQ (2 box with rescue team leader and doppler radar) 15:05:40 b-roll of downed trees in Baton Rouge 15:11:51 2-box intvu with power spox. covered with traffic light debris on streets (believe in Baton Rouge) REPORTER O/C 15:14:39 we just heard that there were about 3000 people in the shelters, now it's down to 1700..state and local police are saying you should stay put. If you are on your way home, you won't be able to get in. 15:15:22 MEREDITH MENDEZ in HAMMOND, LA 151535 S/U the rain stopped about 30 minutes ago. They are feeling so relieved that the storm is going by. But what they worried about is what awaits at home 16;12 video: building with roof damaged 16;30 REPORTER S/U some of the roofs we've seen the shingles flying. NO one has left the shelter yet. .people here are pretty much hunkered down..they don't want to go out while there's this wind.. 15:17:27 O/C Scott Crane, photo journalist. "At least 2 feet of water in Kenner.every billboard snapped in half. All types of trees down, water damage everywhere." 15;18;27 New Orleans area video.shots of debris flying, tree bent over, car driving thru water 15:20;04 ANCHORMAN OC: I know everyone is anxious to get back home, but just relax, you're just not going to get there. Stay where you are. 15:27:13 missippi video, shredded sign, wind and rain, sign destroyed -----Original Message----- From: Loyd, Beth Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:04 PM To: Loyd, Beth; Friedman, Barbara; #ABCTV News Video Cc: Johnson, Tom W.; Malhotra, Vinnie K. Subject: RE: RS 109, WBRZ Baton Rouge 14:41:14 re-feed of homes covered in water 14:43:05 anchors on camera with doppler 14:44:27 ****re-feed tracking shot, flooded apartments, sign torn, water up to traffic lights; shots in metarie, louisiana 14:48:22 re-feed same material: Veterans Blvd. 14:54:13 re-feed tracking shots, flooded streets, truck in water, water reaching traffic light 14:57:31 anchors chat on camera 14:59:40 ***reporter wraps a first-person rescue story. they hear a loud cracking and they are pinned in their home and the only thing they could do was call 911.... great aftermath video covering and SOTs... Emotional eyewitness: nobody could move all they could do was scream. i was on the phone with my friend and all i could do was cry... pinned under debris... all we could see was blood on his face... and he was a brave, brave little guy. it was scary, but god helped...we sang christmas carols and jesus loves me and we got through it. i just praise got for getting us through it. all i know for sure is god saved us.