CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
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(Destin, Florida: Brooke Baldwin) Ground zero in Mexico Beach featured; scenes shown from the city virtually gone, about the lack of cell phone service for families. [Resident Scott BOTTWELL - says everything is gone.] [Crying woman "SHERRY"- says it's terrible.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Telephone interview held with Senator Marco Rubio about the storm; inset video from Mexico Beach shown. [From Panama City, RUBIO - talks about the tragedy in Mexico Beach, the needs of the people in the short- & long term so the public can be connected with communications systems down, his message to the people of Florida: there is disaster response.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Mexico Beach councilwoman Linda ALbrecht. [ALBRECHT - talks about the "frightful event" in Mexico Beach, but cleanup is slow because the roads are blocked, that she does not know if her house is gone; tells residents not to return now: you will get in the way.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The storm in St. George Island, Florida, shown. [Rode out the storm in Apalachicola, Krista MILLER- describes the damage to her friend's house on the island, how the storm sounded like a freight train.]
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