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Final Rundown for 10/24/07, Script for Today's Footage

CTNS SCRIPTS

1. FIRE UPDATE.......................................................VO/SOT

2. INSURANCE COMMISSIONER FIRE ANNOUNCEMENT........UNSCRIPTED

3. FISH AND GAME DOGS.......................................VO/SOT

4. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HEARING..................VO/SOT

5. CAPITOL MASSAGES......................................................VO/SOT

FIRE UPDATE VO/SOT

LIVE: THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES NEAR SACRAMENTO CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE FIRE SITUATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS EVACUATIONS APPROACH ONE MILLION. O-E-S IS TASKED WITH MANAGING AND COORDINATING FIRE SUPPRESSION AND RECOVERY RESOURCES.

SUPER: TODAY/OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES/MATHER (SACRAMENTO COUNTY)

VO: (:25) STAFF FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND OTHER STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS IS IN THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER, KEEPING TRACK OF THE FIRE'S MOVEMENTS AND WHAT ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT ARE NEEDED. AIRCRAFT AND FIREFIGHTING PERSONNEL FROM OREGON, NEVADA, ARIZONA, COLORADO, WASHINGTON, WYOMING, NORTH CAROLINA AND NEW MEXICO ARE BEING USED TO FIGHT THE 18 FIRES THAT HAVE BURNED A HALF A MILLION ACRES AND DESTROYED ABOUT 14 HUNDRED HOMES.

SUPER: HENRY RENTERIA/DIRECTOR/OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "TODAY OUR SECOND MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION ... NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS."

SUPER: YESTERDAY/CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR/FOLSOM (SACRAMENTO COUNTY

VO TAG: PRESIDENT BUSH WILL TOUR THE FIRE DAMAGED AREAS TOMORROW. OFFICIALS AT THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE NO ESTIMATES ON WHEN THE FIRES MIGHT BE CONTAINED. 24 SHELTERS HAVE BEEN OPENED TO ASSIST THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THE EVACUEES. THE ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE STATE'S POWER GRID MANAGERS IS IN ITS THIRD DAY.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR INFORMATION ON DONATING TO FIRE VICTIMS IS: 1-800-750-2858.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: HENRY RENTERIA/DIRECTOR/OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

SOT: (:47)

SAYS: "ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES WAS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED ... COORDINATED ALL THOSE EFFORTS TOGETHER."

SOT: (:48)

SAYS: "ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS TO DO ... BEFORE WE START GIVING THEM OUT THAT WAY."

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