This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Tom Sater) The course of Irma, the NOAA hurricane watch, which will become a warning, the development of Category 3 Hurricane Jose, headed to the Caribbean islands, discussed; weather maps & the changing ensemble models, shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier phone interview held with Turks & Caicos Governor John Freeman about the hurricane. [FREEMAN - says there are damages on Grand Turk, the predictions for the worst times, the shelter situation with two islands evacuated, the earlier steps to prepare for medical emergencies.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Air Force reserve meteorologist Jeremy DeHart about Hurricane Irma. ["Hurricane hunter" DeHART - talks about the strength & forecast track of Irma, his "intense" flight into the storm, the measurements of the eye.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Anguilla resident Josephine Gumbs-Connor about the hurricane there; storm video shown. [GUMBS-CONNOR- talks about the immense pressure when the storm was at its worst, the damages to the island, the intensity, the disorganized situation in this British overseas territory without boots on the ground.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine about the hurricane. [LEVINE - says his biggest concerns are about people who have not left the area & the storm surge; talks about the multiple shelters, the need to get off this barrier island, the lines for gasoline.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Cap-Haitien, Haiti: Paula Newton) The coming impact of Hurricane Irma on Haiti, which has a dysfunctional government & is not prepared, discussed; inset video shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A plane flying out of Puerto Rico through a band of Hurricane Irma shown,
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The devastation of the Caribbean islands reported; aerial scenes shown of damages in Antigua. [Caribbean Helicopter Ltd. pilot Greg SCOTT- talks about flying over the Caribbean today, the patching of the runway, the helicopter evacuation of people, the situations in Barbuda & Antigua.]
(Miami: Miguel Marquez) The preparations at Miami's high-rise buildings & construction cranes for Hurricane Irma featured; scenes shown from the buildings, the damages from Hurricane Andrew. [Plaza Construction president Brad MELTZER- says building standards are different than before Hurricane Andrew in 1992; explains window safety.] [Engineer Dan LAVRICH- comments on the building codes: less than designed for a Category 5 storm.] The glass window safety design discussed.