Hurricane Ian unleashes “catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding” after making landfall in Florida as high-end category 4 storm
Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm, bringing “catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding” to the southwestern coast. Storm Chaser Logan Parham tells Anderson Cooper about the intense wind and rain he experienced in Venice, Florida.
Plus, Thomas Podgorny is trapped in his home in Fort Myers. He joins AC360 to describe the flooding in his home and why he’s so worried about his neighbors.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Hurricane Ian on track to bring “life-threatening storm surge,” damaging winds and flooding to the Florida peninsula
Hurricane Ian is expected to bring “life-threatening storm surge,” damaging winds and dangerous flooding to Florida over the next few days. The Category 3 storm’s track shifted south and officials in Florida are urging residents to evacuate. CNN Meteorologist Jennifer Gray joins AC360 to give the latest update on when Hurricane Ian should be making landfall and when Floridians on the west coast should start feeling tropical storm force winds.
Plus, Americans Alexander John-Robert Drueke and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh went to Ukraine to help fight against the Russians and were captured by Russian-backed forces in June. Both were freed last week after a prisoner swap was brokered by Saudi Arabia. Alex, along with his mother, Bunny Drueke, join AC360 for an exclusive interview to discuss his decision to fight in Ukraine, his capture and his reunion with his family. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Hurricane Ian forecast called “near worst-case scenario” for Tampa area
Hurricane Ian has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it barrels toward Florida with a meteorologist at the National Weather Service saying it could be “something we haven’t seen in our lifetime.” The current forecast track has Ian heading toward the Tampa Bay region and officials are saying the area could see 10 to 15 inches of rain. CNN Meteorologist Tom Sater joins AC360 to give the latest on the storm’s track and how dangerous the storm surge could be.
Plus, a NASA spacecraft has successfully slammed into an asteroid called Dimorphos in hopes of changing the asteroid’s speed and path in space, a first test of a way of literally saving planet earth from extinction. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells AC360 what NASA will do to determine if they successfully changed the asteroid’s direction.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Trump wages secret court battle to block January 6 info
Sources exclusively tell CNN that former President Trump’s attorneys are fighting a secret court battle to block a federal grand jury from gathering information about his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Former White House adviser and lawyer Eric Herschmann was subpoenaed by the grand jury but his testimony was postponed after Trump’s lawyers asked a judge to recognize the former President’s privilege claims and the right to confidentiality. CNN Senior Legal Analyst and former federal prosecutor Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper why he thinks the Trump team would want to block Herschmann’s testimony.
Plus, CNN Meteorologist Jennifer Gray joins AC360 to give the latest update on Tropical Depression 9, a storm that’s forecasted to be a category 3 hurricane and is heading straight toward Florida. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Trump: President can declassify docs “even by thinking about it”
Former President Trump claimed that “if you’re the President of the United States you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified” and “even by thinking about it.” CNN Legal Analyst Norm Eisen explains the process of declassifying documents to Anderson Cooper and says “even a President has to submit to the law.”
Plus, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi withdrew from a long-planned interview with CNN’s Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour after she “politely declined” a last-minute demand to wear a head scarf. Amanpour has interviewed every Iranian president since 1995. She explains to Anderson Cooper why she would never cover her head to conduct an interview with an Iranian official outside the country where it’s not required. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy