By Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
Greetings from New York. I haven't had a chance to say that in a while. After 26 days of working the Olympic coverage in Beijing, and a quick dash down to New Orleans last Saturday night to cover hurricane Gustav, I'm practically re-learning my way around 30 Rock. Tonight will be only my second Nightly newscast from our New York studio since late July. It's great to be back, and to get back into a routine. That said, the way hurricanes and tropical depressions have been lining up in the Atlantic, I won't get too comfortable. There's a bag with rain gear, flashlights, and energy bars sitting by the front door at home. Tropical storm Hanna is dumping lots of rain on the East Coast today. Hurricane Ike, meantime has wound back up to a category 4 on a track aimed for Cuba and the Florida Keys.
Because of College Football coverage, some of you won't be able to see us in your area tonight. We will, however, be covering the storms, as well as a dramatic move to keep mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in business. I hope to see you later.