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Hurricane Irene / East Coast #1000855

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 26, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The view of Hurricane Irene moving up the East coast shown.

(Studio: Chad Myers) The changing course of the storm to the right explained; map shown; details given about the wind and rain in the storm and potential flooding from the East River in New York City. The kind of storm New York may be looking at discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina: Brian Todd) The storm surge in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, from which a lot of people have evacuated featured; dark water scenes shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlantic Beach, North Carolina: John Zarrella) The closing of the roads on the island of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, reviewed; inset weather map of the course of Irene shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with National Hurricane Center deputy director Ed Rappaport about Irene. [RAPPAPORT - says this will be the most significant event for some people because of its west track; assesses the weakening of the storm as it moves north: it is a very large hurricane so conditions will last 24 hours in most places with high tides.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Myers, Chad;
Todd, Brian;
Zarrella, John

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