FROM Dennis Feltgen
Emergency Preparations Ramp Up as the Northeast Waits for Irene Even before Hurricane Irene hit the Carolinas, evacuations were underway as far north as New York and New Jersey. President Obama said federal agencies are preparing with states and cities for a "historic" storm that could be "extremely dangerous and costly." As many as 55 million people live in areas threatened with power outages, high winds and flooding where heavy rains already have saturated the ground. Major airports are in the path of the storm, rail lines could be under water and highways are closed — with potential impact on transportation nationwide. We hear what's being done to prepare for the worst and the possible aftermath.
Watching Hurricane Irene The first major hurricane of the season is bearing down on the US. Emergency officials say that Hurricane Irene may be the first to make landfall here since Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. Dennis Feltgen is a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
Mexico Braces for Dean, First Major Storm of the Season Dean is the first big hurricane of the season. It has battered Jamaica, and is moving toward Mexico. Texas Governor Jim Perry says he’s not taking any chances. He's called in skilled rescue teams and state military forces to help those who cannot evacuate on their own. Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen is a public affairs officer for the National Hurricane Center .
Ice Storms in Texas, Snow in Malibu, and T-Shirts in Central Park Winter was weeks late in New England this year and Southern California had an unseasonable heat wave until the first of this week. Yesterday, snow fell on Malibu. Texas and Oklahoma are among the nine states where ice has closed roads and cancelled air travel in places where that doesn't usually happen. What's going on with the weather? Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen is at the national office of the National Weather Service .
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.