"I've never, in 26 years of forecasting, ever, seen anything like this," said Chad Myers, weather anchor and severe weather expert, while reporting on Superstorm Sandy.
Myers, along with CNN's Jason Carroll, Ed Lavandera, David Mattingly, Frederik Pleitgen, and John Zarrella, report for a new CNN documentary this weekend investigating the factors that made the impact of superstorm Sandy so devastating. The documentary also offers insights from researchers and scientists on climate change, potential solutions to limiting the impact of future storms on critical infrastructure like power grids, and the potential impact of reductions in the funding of satellite systems that aid meteorological storm predictions.
CNN Presents: The Coming Storms encores Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET&PT on CNN/U.S.
CNN’s intrepid storm correspondents will report for a comprehensive investigation on the lessons learned by Superstorm Sandy – and what Americans need to do to prepare for the next inevitable weather test. The one-hour investigative documentary, The Coming Storms will debut Sunday, Jan. 06 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET & PT and replay on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET & PT.
CNN’s Jason Carroll investigates the impact of the storm surge and flooding, particularly to lower Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. He also reports on climate change and how it may make storms more dangerous and more damaging. CNN’s David Mattingly reports from Breezy Point in Queens, New York on potential engineering solutions to address the powerful storm surges associated with superstorms, and investigate the vulnerability of the nation’s power grids, communications and transport systems – and what municipalities are and are not doing to safeguard our infrastructure from storm damage. CNN’s Ed Lavandera investigates what New Orleans has done in the deadly wake of Hurricane Katrina to make sure that city won’t go underwater again – and what we can learn from them. CNN’s John Zarrella reports on threats to our eyes in the sky, satellites which are crucial to warning people that a storm is coming. FULL POST
The campaigns and CNN Newsroom are targeting Ohio… CNN Newsroom is broadcasting 3 hours from the swing state on Friday, Nov. 2:
9-10amE: Ali Velshi (@alivelshi) will anchor from the CNN Election Express in Ohio. Christine Romans (@christineromans) will join him from New York. They will report on the release of the end of the month numbers, the election and the impact of superstorm Sandy. CNN International will simulcast from 8-10amE, including this broadcast, reaching a world-wide audience.
2-4pmE: Don Lemon (@donlemoncnn) anchors from Ohio, in the final days leading up to the election.
On a special edition of Amanpour, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer joined Christiane Amanpour to discuss the aftermath and the coordinated federal and state disaster response in the wake of the destructive North American "superstorm," Hurricane Sandy. Spitzer says that politicians of both parties, on state and federal levels, have not made investments in long-term improvements in critical infrastructure that are necessary, but very expensive, in order to minimize the impact of a strong storm to the low lying coastal areas of the United States. Spitzer also points out that global warming was not discussed during any of the recent presidential debates.
"When you speak of things in hypotheticals, people discount the reality – after this storm, perhaps, public opinion will be galvanized...the way Katrina in New Orleans helped," Spitzer added. He included his own tenure as Governor of New York, in his criticism that politicians at all levels do not make environmental policy the priority that it should be, due to competing fiscal priorities.
The full transcript for this interview will be posted here. This special edition of Amanpour aired Wednesday, Oct. 31 on CNN International at 4:00pmET with a replay at 6:00pmET in the U.S. In Europe, Amanpour airs on CNN Internatioanl at 21:00 CET, with a replay at 23:00 CET.
Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority Joe Lhota spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the standing water in the subway system, “I’m not concerned about the water sitting there that long....And the water actually almost miraculously is crystal clear....” A highlight from the interview is below and a full transcript will be available on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html
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New Yorkers plugged in to CNN's satellite truck in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to charge their mobile devices.
CNN's Michael Holmes (@holmescnn) reports from the hard-hit town of Toms River, New Jersey.
"I've never seen it before. We actually watched dunes get wiped out, and watched the ocean come right down the street. Pretty soon it went from a couple inches high to three feet to four feet, and pretty soon it was impassable, " says patrolman Steve Russell.
Tonight "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Chris Christie as the show continued coverage of "Sandy," the storm's aftermath and recovery efforts.
The Governor of New Jersey's state was amongst those hit the hardest, with massive devastation.
A staunch Republican, and an endorser of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Christie has praised President Barack Obama for his support this week after the storm and ahead of Obama's visit to NJ tomorrow:
"This is much more important than any election, Piers. This is the livelihood of the people in my state," says the 50-year-old who was born in Newark. "When the president does things that deserve praise, I will give him praise. And when the president does things that deserve scorn, I'll give him scorn."
CNN's Martin Savidge reports from West Virginia on state being buried under snow due to Superstorm Sandy. He also told Ashleigh Banfield the state is under high winds and flooding warning.