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Hurricane Irma / Browne Interview #1115638

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 06, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The growth of destructive Hurricane Irma as it barrels towards Florida introduced; scenes shown from St. Maarten, an aerial view of damages in Barbuda, the eye of the storm.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; San Juan, Puerto Rico: Leyla Santaigo) The winds of Irma in Puerto Rico, how close the storm will get to the northern coast discussed; inset video from San Juan shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An aerial view of damages in Barbuda shown. [In phone interview, Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston BROWNE†- talks about the heart-wrenching destruction in Barbuda with the telecommunications system cut off, the estimations of the cost of rebuilding: it is terrible.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Tom Sater) The strength of the storm with conditions deteriorating in Puerto Rico, the destruction in Barbuda with the tracks indicating a shift to the east towards Florida & possible catastrophic damage discussed; weather maps & storm track shown. [Showing weather maps, National Hurricane Center acting dir. Ed RAPPAPORT†- says this could be a once in a generation storm with the track moving towards the east coast in 4-5 days, but the track could change; explains Florida's strong building codes after Hurricane Andrew.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Santaigo, Leyla;
Sater, Tom

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