There's an interesting look at how the TV guys are getting their reports out from hurricane-batteted areas here at TVSpy
Mr. Womack said that one of CNN's main problems had been finding ways to recharge technical equipment. "We had been using car batteries," he said. "But now most of them are under water."
Many news organizations surveyed surrounding areas to find recreational vehicles that could be used as both supply carriers and air-conditioned shelter for crews. Mr. Womack said CNN had leased every such vehicle it could find in the Atlanta area. NBC rented recreational vehicles from all over Texas, filled them with food and water, and drove them toward New Orleans.