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Hurricane Irene / East Coast / New York / A Discussion #1000864

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 26, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Pawley's Island: Debbie Chard) The conditions on Pawley's Island in South Carolina reviewed and discussed; inset video from the surf on Myrtle Beach shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The preparations in New York City for Irene previewed; scenes shown of '97 storm flooding of the subway system. Live discussion held with Center for National Policy president Stephen Flynn and former Structural Engineers Assn. of New York president Chris Cerino† about what could happen in New York City. [FLYNN - outlines the safety issues in low-lying areas and how people will have to camp out in their homes with utilities out; outlines the challenge for aging infrastructure necessitating a time to recover since it will be a new experience for the city.] [CERINO - says buildings should have no structural integrity problems; expresses concern about airborne debris.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Chard, Debbie

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