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Hurricane Michael / Florida / Nelson Interview #1131045

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The rising death toll in Florida from Hurricane Michael introduced; scenes shown from devastated Mexico Beach; details given about those who died: Steven Sweet, Virginia firefighter Brad Clark, Sarah Radney. [Wife Gail SWEET - talks about Steven.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Mexico Beach: Martin Savidge) The problems for family members trying to reach out with those in the storm in Mexico Beach featured; scenes shown from the trailer park. [Survivors Diana WILLIAMS, Faye LITTLETON†, Jane SWAI†, two WOMEN - comment on their situation.] The message from some of these survivors read out. The situation there for those who rode out the storm in Oxford Beach discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The stories of residents Danny Wiggins & Tracey Middler, who were mentioned last night, reviewed. Report introduced.

(St. George island: Gary Tuchman) The devastation on St. George island from Michael examined; stationary video camera scenes shown from this barrier island, now damaged. [Residents Tiara WALKER†. Krista MILLER†, Christopher CROZIER†- talk about what happened in the storm.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Florida Senator Bill Nelson about the hurricane; inset video from Mexico Beach shown. [NELSON - offer views on the extent of destruction on the panhandle, especially Mexico Beach, where the old dwellings are gone, how Panama City is in the dark, his message to those who want to return, how the weather is beautiful after the storm with roofs needing to be patched so FEMA needs the tarps in.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Savidge, Martin;
Tuchman, Gary

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