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Hurricane Irma #1115746

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 2017
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(Miami: David Muir) The preparations in south Florida for the monster storm that is Hurricane Irma introduced; scenes shown of the storm in Barbuda.

(San Juan, Puerto Rico: Linzie Janis) The damages from Irma on Barbuda, St. Maarten, the US Virgin Islands, the Turks & Caicos & Puerto Rico featured; many storm & damage scenes shown. [Two Barbuda WOMEN; students out of St. Thomas, Matty GORTACH‡, Alex DeMOORE; California firefighter Josh LIVINGSTON - comment on the situation.] A downed tree in a power line shown & discussed.

(Miami: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Ginger Zee) The impact of the changing storm track for Florida discussed; weather maps & forecast track with predicted winds & a map of Miami indicating what would happen in a storm surge shown.

(Miami: David Muir) The impact of Irma on the island of Barbuda noted; scenes shown. [In interview, Antigua & Barnuda Prime Minister Gaston BROWNE†- offer views on the damage he has seen, efforts to evacuate the island as Hurricane Jose nears.]

(Miami: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Key West, Florida: Gio Benitez) The mass evacuations from Florida featured; scenes shown of the highways, gas stations, a hospital evacuation; details given about gas supplies. [Evacuating WOMAN; Governor Rick SCOTT, Monroe County administrator Roman GASTESI†, WOMAN - comment on the evacuation.]

(Miami: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Miami Beach: Tom Llamas) The issue of safety for the glass tower highrises in Miami that are targeted by Hurricane Irma examined; scenes shown of the buildings where the winds are stronger higher up. [Miami city manager Daniel ALFONSO†, residents Sarah BOGGS†, Andres ACION‡- talk about the buildings.] The issue of price gouging in Florida discussed.

(Miami: David Muir) The nationwide disruption of air travel reported; map of planes in flight shown.

(Miami airport: Amy Robach) The situation at the Florida airports featured; scenes shown of crowds with flight & cruise ship cancellations cited.

(Miami: David Muir) The record winds of Irma cited; map of recent Category 4 & up storms hitting the US shown.

(Key Largo, Florida: Rob Marciano) The reasons for the power of this hurricane described; maps shown. [MAN - characterizes the storm.] The other active storms, Jose & Kayta, discussed.

Muir, David;
Janis, Linzie;
Zee, Ginger;
Benitez, Gio;
Llamas, Tom;
Robach, Amy;
Marciano, Rob

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