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hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. we are following breaking news on hurricane ida. hurricane ida has weakened to a category 1 storm, as it moves slowly over louisiana. but the widespread destruction left behind will be clear in a few hours when we have daybreak.
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at least one person has died after a tree fell. ida was a category 4 when it made landfall with winds that reached 150 miles per hour. louisiana's governor said it's one of the strongest storms to make landfall in modern times. the entire city of new orleans is now in darkness. people in some areas have reported flood waters reaching up to their chest, pleading for rescue. more than a million customers are without power across the state. people who evacuated are staying in shelters. louisiana's governor estimates several dozen decided to ride it out in place. >> we're better prepared now in terms of our protection system. but when you have mother nature
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throw at you a storm this strong with the surge, the wind, the rabe that we're talking about with hurricane ida, there's going to be devastating impact. and we have to do everything we can to save lives in the immediate response, and we'll get to the property repairs later. but i can tell you for several days, we're going to be engaged in search and rescue, the primary and secondary searches and we'll be in this for the long haul. but people of louisiana are good and resilient people and we're going to get through this. >> and in the louisiana town of lafite, the mayor says tidal surge levies have overtopped as the area continues to reel from hurricane ida. and he says surrounding areas are experiencing -- >> our levies were topped.
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that was within -- they had the school system, the government buildings, hundreds of homes. that's never happened before. all the outside areas were just hit so hard. >> joining me now on the phone is city councilman joe jeruso. thank you for talking with us. >> thank you. >> talk to us about the power, because we understand it's completely out across new orleans. with those lucky enough to have generators, relying on them for power. how long do you think it will take to restore electricity across the city once the morning comes in the ways and weeks ahead? >> we just got off the phone with an energy pro-feeder not too long ago. they told us essentially they don't know the answer. the problem has been, there are eight transmission lines that are down.
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they fell in a cascading series of events during the day. and a number of them went down at the same time. it became, for lack of a better term, a perfect storm of events that led to this being down. because the inclement weather, the high winds and the rain, the energy company does not feel it's in the best interest to go touch those lines right now, not knowing what's happening and trying to not make the situation worse. they're hoping that some of the lines can be restored in short order, and then advising us that maybe it will be a few days, but it could be weeks, too. so we are crossing our fingers and hoping that things move as quickly as possible, as soon as the rain and wind abate so they can check out so we have a better sense of the deadline. >> councilman, for those people
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using generators, the big fear is carbon thatmonoxide poisonin. has there been an effort to educate the public about the dangers involved? >> the great question. the answer is yes, and i have to give our local media outlets a great deal of credit about that. they have re-emphasized and did psas throughout the day about it. at one point as i was watching one of them, they specifically said there were more deaths in one of the recent hurricanes post storm than prestorm. so you're 100% right, and we want to make sure that people are safe. the last thing we want is to lose people just because they're trying to maintain power or do something they shouldn't. i appreciate the fact that you're asking the question. so if anybody happens to be watching this or is listening to this later online, that they
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take the necessary precautions. >> absolutely. what are you expecting to find across new orleans when the sun coming up in a few hours, and how expensive do you think the damage will likely be? of course, your first challenge will be search and rescue. >> that will be the first thing. knock on wood. we haven't heard too much about search and rescue. as the hours are passing, the reports are that the winds here will start dying down at 8:00 a.m. they expect the sustained winds throughout the night. the best case scenario is sort of by noonish tomorrow that you start to get to a point where things should really be in much better position. what we're going to do as soon as it's safe, go throughout the district and start live tweeting, letting our neighborhood leaders know what we're seeing and finding. at this point, what we're
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hearing, downed tree limbs, some trees, some roofs, and hopefully as we look in the morning, we know this has been a significant window. people have lost too many roofs or too much property or hopefully nobody else is hurt. >> councilman, the horror and indeed the irony of this story is that hurricane ida comes on the 16th anniversary of hurricane katrina. how did that make you and others feel as you tackle this? >> well, it's extraordinarily hard. i think a couple of extraordinarily significant things are rolled into this at this moment. the first is that obviously not only is it the anniversary, but i think so many of us who were evacuated for katrina were thinking all right, we're going to pack our bags and we're home tomorrow and then the levies broke during the middle of the night and you weren't able to return. so i think a lot of people are
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watching to see what happens with that to make sure that they're able to come back. the levies are built much stronger. $14.5 billion spent on those in the last period of time. and there's just lingering pain of having gone through this. hurricane season causes anxiety for all sorts of folks throughout the region and the area. you know you're going to be without power and have to spend extra money on resources. a lot of people don't have those. your ability to get places become wuchmuch more difficult. so it can be a challenge and we want to make that challenge as easy as possible for the residents. >> thank you so much for talking with us and do take care. >> thank you. our meteorologist joins me now. he has been track thing dangerous hurricane for us. so what are you seeing this
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hour? >> rosemary, we're seeing gradually weakening in the last couple of hours, the system barely hanging on to category 1 hurricane sat status at 75 miler hour. just when you think southern louisiana is in the clear of the system, we're getting reports in the southeastern region and the northern part of plaquemines parish, there is a levy failure in place. there is over 276 miles of levies just in this area. so the levies in lace here, over 3,000 miles of levies make up the protection zone of louisiana that keeps cities like new orleans safe from hurricane flooding. and now a levy is failing at this hour. so it speaks to how much
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intensity the storm has. landfall, 150 miles per hour. coming in around noon central time when it made landfall, we had wind gusts observed at 152 miles per hour. and in grand isle, a wind gust of 148. and the asterisks here is because the wind measuring device broke off, the instrument stopped reporting at 148 miles per hour. again, talking about an impressive storm here. this is the strongest storm ever to impact louisiana. so where is it headed? it will spend much of monday across the state of mississippi as a tropical depression and push into portions of the tennessee valley tuesday and pick up speed and move into the ohio valley by wednesday. so this is going to pick up that forward progression through this afternoon and tonight. but it is a very slow mover
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before it exits off to the north and east. these are the estimated rainfall amounts that have come down around portions just west of new orleans. more than a foot of rainfall coming down here in this 12-hour span. and we look at storms and a lot of hurricanes that have an intensity such as ida will be retired. thi the letter i storm historically happens on the 4th of october. so the last few days of august, we are well ahead of a storm this late into the alphabet. again, a historic one pushing in across the state of louisiana. >> absolutely. thank you so much for keeping such a close eye on all of that. baton rouge is feeling the wrath of hurricane ida. earlier, cnn spoke to a critical care doctor in that city about how his hospital was preparing
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for the impact of the storm. >> we're preparing for what we believe will be a very significant event in baton rouge. we believe it will probably be the most significant event of our lifetime. we currently have a full hospital. but we're the regional medical center, so we are essentially acting that role. we know hurricanes, so in part may feel a little bit more normal, although scary, in that we prepare every year for this. it's a drill we do, so it's odd to say maybe the hurricane part of this feels a little more like normal business in august and september than covid does. but adding the two together is stressful. around we worry about our oxygen supply and others. but like i said, we've done a really good job of preparing for an event like this. >> and cnn's darrell forges joins us live from baton rouge.
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good to see you. it's been so difficult with hospitals dealing with the hurricane and also covid. so talk to us about the latest from baton rouge, what is happening this hour? >> reporter: yeah, you're right about that, especially when it comes to hospitals. we are at a hotel and we have seen several travel nurses coming in and out of this hotel. and they're going back and forth to the hospital in baton rouge to help those when it comes to the covid-19 patients and others. the work just does not stop for those nurses and doctors. as we're balling hurricane ida. here in baton rouge, the wind is picking up. a lot of heavy rain here. ida has been reduced to a category 1 hurricane, we're actually lucky. in new orleans, they've seep a powerful punch from ida. now it's passing towards us, and we're getting the outer bands
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here in baton rouge to a category 1. so we're still seeing some serious winds. as high as 25 to 30 miles per hour over here. people are not outside at this point. the only cars we've seen in the past couple of hours, rosemary, has been police officers driving around. other than that, that's been about it. so what we're seeing here in baton rouge, many are heeding to the warnings of the governor to stay inside and hunker down. >> yeah. of course, the hope was initially that people would get out. now that people did hunker down, search and rescue has to get under way at daybreak. there's also this concern about power being out. because when there's no power, there's a lack of clean water. what's being said about getting access for that to people in the morning. >> reporter: city officials, especially in new orleans, since everyone does not have power at this point, the city is urging people to be careful with water usage because of backup issues
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with the sewage system. so that would be an issue moving forward. so people have to watch what they're doing when it comes to water comp sconsumption. if the state needs bottled water, food, as well as other things, like generators, the government can provide that for the people mere in louisiana. we heard from people in jefferson parish who reportedly are seeing water as high as their chests. we've seen in other parts of louisiana, some unfortunate circumstances where people are trapped in their attics with water coming up and they're losing contact with their loved ones. 911 cannot be dispatched to these areas, because it's just not safe.
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so it's going to be a long night tonight, as well as what is going to happen with recovery starting tomorrow. >> that is a terrifying situation for those people. daryl forges, thank you for keeping us up to date. hurricane ida, as we've been reporting, is now a category 1 storm. but when it slammed into louisiana, it was a powerful category 4. ida now tied with two other storms as the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the state. meteorologist derek vandam was there as ida moved through. >> reporter: this is what a monster category 4 hurricane feels like. it's pins and needles on every exposed part of your body. it feels a jet engine spraying behind you at 100 miles per hour. what you see behind me, if i stepped 20 feet backwards, i would not be able to stand. we are approaching the inner
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eyewall of hurricane ida. this is a significant storm, and the national weather service verifies that, because they have issued an extreme wind warning. our phones have been lighting up, left, right, and center with these alerts. i keep talking about that, because it's reserved for only the most dangerous of situations. sustained 115-mile-per-hour winds. there goes the camera lens from our particular camera equipment. all right, guys, bear with us. we are in the middle of a hurricane. conditions change very rapidly, and i want our viewers to understand at home that we have the ability to duck in for cover when we need to. i am in as safe a position as i can be in, with a building that was built post katrina. we have had reinforced concrete walls and windows that can withstand category 3 and 4
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hurricane winds. this storm is a monster. every time we hear that all too familiar sound of the train whistle, of the winds whipping in this area, it reminds me of hurricanes in the past and it sends shivers down my back. >> our derek vandam reporting earlier. we are following developments out of the afghan capital just one day before the u.s. meets its withdrawal deadline. the latest in a live report, next. plus, hurricane ida hey be losing team, but the devastation is far from over. we'll have the latest on the storm's path and what we can expect in the hours ahead. at fir clients know we have their backs. (other money manager) how do your clients know that? (naj) because as a fiduciary, it's our responsibility to always put clients first. (other money manager) so you do it because you have to? (naj) no, we do it because it's the right thing to do. we help clients enjoy a comfortable retirement. (other money manager) sounds like a big responsibility.
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an imminent threat to the airport, and this video from social media shows people gathered at the aftermath of sunday's air strike. a u.s. official said the vehicle targeted contained one suicide bomber. the u.s. military says secondary explosions from the vehicle may have caused civilian casualties. cnn's anna coren joins us now from hong kong. good to see you. let's start with this. i want to find out what more you're learning about these reports as many as five rockets being fired at kabul airport. >> reporter: we are learning the u.s. military has shot down these five rockets, using a counter defense rocket system tho known as c-ram. the rockets were fired from a car in kabul around 6:40 a.m. this morning, several hours ago in kabul. as i said, the military shot
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them down. they did not reach their desired target, which was the international airport, where the u.s. troops are wrapping up operations. there's a drawdown under way. no more evacuations for any afghans. the focus is purely on the u.s. citizens at the airport, and, of course, the u.s. troops on the ground, rosemary. so no report of any casualties at this stage. but joe biden has been informed of the rocket attacks and he has told his commander to double down to ensure that the safety of these troops is guaranteed. >> anna, the u.s. military says that a secondary explosion after that u.s. trike against an imminent isis-k threat may have caused civilian casualties. what more do you know about that? >> reporter: we are getting the same reporting, rosemary, from local journalists who we are in touch with.
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you mentioned that target that isis-k target that the pentagon was after. they said that this was an imminent threat to airport security, that they took out one to three attackers, perhaps all three wearing suicide vests. that's what they think they were doing, to wear these vests to create more bloodshed like we saw last thursday at the airport. they were taken out, and as a result of the fire and explosion, another car was also hit. and we believe that nine people, a total of nine civilians were killed, including six children. now, the taliban has come out and condemned the attacks, saying the u.s. should not be allowed to conduct these a arbitrary attacks in afghanistan. but for the united states, for the president, this is something they have been warning of now
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for over a week. and the rocket attack that we saw this morning, rosemary, we can expect there to be more of those in the coming hours. >> all right. anna coren bringing us the latest. many thanks. still to come, we are tracking hurricane ida as it continues to battle louisiana with heavy rain and catastrophic floods. the latest on the form's path and what to expect in the hours ahead. [grunts] ♪ ♪ [grunts] pnc bank believes that if a pair of goggles can help your backhand get better... yeah! ...then your bank should help you budget even better. (laughing) virtual wallet® is so much more than a checking account. its low cash mode feature gives you at least 24 hours of extra time to help you avoid an overdraft fee. you see that? virtual wallet® with low cash mode from pnc bank. one way we're making a difference. (chimes)
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you can hear there the howling wind and rushing water as hurricane ida pummels louisiana. in parts of the state, roads are impassable and hospitals damaged. some parishes are without drinking water. in this video, you see the strong winds ripping the roof off of a building. in jefferson paralyish, people still trapped where they say the water is up to their chests. joining me again is cnn's meteorologist. that is just a nightmare scenario, the thought of people being stuck in their attics with the water rising. talk to us about the situation right now with hurricane ida. >> you know, the reports are sobering to say the at least. you hear about the flooding, reports of people on the roof tops in the plaquemines parish
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region. even fires because of the downed fire lines and downed trees as a result of the wind. so you can imagine heavy rainfall, fires on some of these properties and homes, all happening into the overnight areas is a disaster scenario with a system still maintaining category 1 hurricane strength. an incredible system here that made landfall among the strongest we have seen in the u.s. but a classic brown ocean effect taking place with this storm. it's a meteorological phenomenon that impacts about 20% of tropical systems, where, even once they makel landfall, the land interaction doesn't make for much weakening. so you have kind a bit of moist landscape, that is just like the gulf of mexico. warm waters that allow these storms to fuel and work northward. that is what the storm system was doing between 1:00 p.m. eastern and 6:00 p.m. eastern,
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five hours removed from landfall, still maintaining category 4 strength. now, notice the rainfall amouamounts e the estimated. the flash flooding threat is going to be significant. new orleans in particular has seen the second wettest year on record with over 62 inches of rainfall in the first eight months of 2021. this is before ida moved ashore. so the flash flooding threshold is a lot less. so this is going to be a very difficult night in this area. >> terrifying for those people. many thanks bringing us up to date on the situation. the danger of flash flooding is keeping people awake across louisiana tonight. >> reporter: hurricane ida continues to push its way north. it is now finding itself behind
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baton rouge where we are and new orleans. and there are dozens of low-lying communities in these areas that are going to be spending a long night. these are low-lying communities, very susceptible to flooding. we spent the day talking to people and trying to figure out how they were preparing for this moment. many said they were planning on waiting out the storm in their homes. and then getting ready to pack up their belongings and escape once the flood waters started. so as this storm passes to the north, the rain continues to fall and that water needs somewhere to go. and it's going to rush back south. the other thing that many residents told us is, they never really experienced a storm of this magnitude this strong this far inland. hurricane ida came ashore as a category 4. usually a lot of these storms move a lot of strength by the time it reaches this far inland. but many are worried about the
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wind damage that this storm can bring. a lot of tall trees in some of the neighborhoods we were in. so many people were telling us they're worried about trees collapsing onto the homes. these are the kinds of things residents are dealing with. and these hurricanes that pass in the darkness just add another terrifying level of experience to what is already a horrible experience to have to endure. ed lavandera, cnn, baton rouge, louisiana. >> and just southeast of baton rouge, the situation in jefferson parish is rapidly deteriorating. the parish president spoke to cnn's pamela brown earlier, and gave a disturbing update about the rising water there. >> right now, my concern is, we've lost contact with grand isle, so that is the island right on the gulf of mexico that i've been very, very concerned about.
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we lost contact with them. we have not been able to reach them, so i don't know what they're going through. closer up here, outside the hurricane protection system, an area called lafite, crown point, the water is rising. h people are in their homes with water up to their chest asking to be rescued. we just can't get out yet. is that is is dire. what else are you hearing from people calling in? that is horrific. >> it is horrific. we're almost -- the electrical dwrid i grid is almost out. a lar vrery large transmission power came down. so trees are down, tree roots pulling up, damaging water mains. so now our water pressure is going down. so we're also responding to a condominium where there's some
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elderly people living there, and their roof partially collapsed. so we're trying to get them to a church across the street. so it is very, very busy here. and we just can't respond yet. >> right. so what are you doing in these cases? when you get a call like that with these senior citizens or the person who has, you know, water up to their chest, what can you do? >> well, people just -- i got a text from a friend of mine and she said a tree tell on her neighbor's house, she wants the neighbors come to her house, but she can't walk outside right now, because the winds are so high right now. we were able to get one of the fire chiefs over to the assisted living center to see what it's like. it's not a dire situation, but they do have water in the building. there is some type of collapse with water intrusion. so the real situation i think is very dire is the water that's rising in the areas of lower
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welcome back, everyone. a new report from the u.n.'s nuclear watch dog agency says north korea appears to have restarted a nuclear reactor. the complex had previously been inactive for years. now the international atomic energy agency says there are what it calls deeply troubling new signs of recent activity. cnn's will ripley has reported from inside north korea and joins us from hong kong. so what more are you learning
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about the situation in north korea and the timing of all this? >> reporter: hi, rosemary. if what the iaea is reporting is true, this would be the first indication of activity since december of 2018. and it would be a clear violation of u.n. security council resolutions. so when they agency says it's deeply troubling, this is an agency with a long and storied history with north korea. their inspectors were kicked out in 2009, the last time north korea was willing to perhaps dismantle its most well known nuclear reactor. we know now that didn't happen. the most recent offer is with president trump in hanoi in 2019. of course, we know how that summit ended. president trump rejected the offer, because it didn't go far enough from the u.s. view, and tensions have escalated between the u.s. and north korea ever since, even though there's not
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been the blatant violations that a nuclear test or intercontinental ballistic missile launches we saw. tensions have been rising, and nuclear watch donkdogs say nort korea has been growing its nuclear arsenal. so what this could mean is that north korea is producing plutonium to make more warheads. this is an escalation. it could be a precursor to more provocative activity on the part of the north koreans. and sources say the north koreans are frustrated with the ice. they feel they are not high if you have on the biden administration's priority list, as he deals with the crisis in afghanistan, escalating tensions with china and the stalled iran deal, perhaps by visibly restarting operations. it's also believed they have another complex near pyongyang
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that is also been operating similarly to the nuclear reactor. they believe the north koreans might be trying to send a signal, that they want the united states to take them seriously. sources say the u.s. has emailed north korea several times, but they didn't respond, because they think the u.s. agenda isn't specific enough to spend time talking about diplomacy. >> will ripley keeping an all on all things north korea. appreciate it. parts of the southern u.s. are dealing with storms on two fronts. hurricane ida and hard-hit areas with covid. and hospitals just can't keep up, especially true in florida, which saw some of the highest rates of people in the hospital this weekend.
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one of america's top disease doctors says there's an easy fix for all of this -- get vaccinated. >> what is going on now is both entirely predictable but entirely preventable. and you know, we know they have the wherewithal with vaccines to turn this around. we have 80 million people eligible to be vaccinated who are not jyet vaccinated. we could turn this around and do it efficiently if we just get those people vaccinated. >> but that might be a tall order, since the southern u.s. has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the entire country. yet experts are hopeful those numbers could improve once young children are able to be vaccinated. dr. scott gottlieb, the former commissioner of the fda, says pfizer could file the data for children 35 to 11 in september and file for an emergency use
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authorization as early as october. we are continuing to follow developments out of afghanistan, where france reports its evacuation efforts in kabul wrapped up on friday. french officials say nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from the city since august 15th. behind those evacuations, many unsung heros who took it upon themselves to help sect families attempting to free the country. cnn's melissa bell has our report. >> reporter: the very last french evacuation out of kabul. it left without incident, but for those on board, afghans that nato promised to help, it had been a frantic fight to find someone get them to the airport. an angel, who might be on the other side of the world. he has barely slept since kabul fell. it's 6:00 a.m. in the corner of afghanistan that he's created in
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northern paris. from here, he normally helps afghan asylum seekers arriving in france. but he tells me the chaos of kabul led him to jump into a new role as a crisis coordinator. through whatsapp groups and pin locations, he connected from paris those el jinigible for evacuation who sent pictures and locations to connect them with french officials on the other side of the fence. french diplomatic sources confirmed his crucial role in helping people like zora, who spent three days outside the airport. she explains she wasn't well and sent this photo saying she might die if she didn't get help. cnn has changed the names for security reasons. my parents are out, asks one desperate woman. please help them. in another, abdul has
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disappeared says one perp stuck outside. we are alone at the canal. abdul is inside, replies a french official. the canal marks the spot where the meetings happened, here abbey gate, the site of the suicide attack. by monday afternoon, zara's group crossed the canal and reached safety. reza's journey has brought him to this door. he knows all too well the he heartache and hope of finding refuge. it's his connection to those he's helped. thank god the two escaped hell, he says. but there are other friends who are still talk. zara husseini says she can't believe she knew war as a young
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girl, and still now as an old woman. she says she's happy to be released from the pressure of the taliban, but so sad to have left her homeland, her children, her friends, and her beloved afghanistan. mixed emotions that are shared by the evacuees and the man who helped bring a group of strangers to safety. with the images on their phones, still etched indelibly on their f minds. melissa bell, cnn, paris. you are watching cnn. still to come, conditions remain dangerous as hurricane ida tears through louisiana. the latest on the storm and a look back at landfall. that's when we return. (man) eye contact. elbow pump. very nice, andrew. very nice. good job. next, apparently carvana doesn't have any "bogus" fees. bogus?! now we work hard for those fees.
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it is early morning in louisiana right now. those affected by hurricane ida are anxiously waiting for the sun to rise so they can see the true extent of the storms destruction. here is the impact the hurricane made ins it first hours after making landfall.
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>> we have breaking news on hurricane ida. this extremely dangerous storm just made landfall moments ago as a category 4 storm with 150 miles per hour winds. >> my weather vane registered at 160 miles per hour winds and broke. >> it feels like someone with giant hands has taken the wind and water from behind me and is pushing it towards the city of new orleans. >> this is the time to stay inside. do not venture out. >> there is flying debris all over the place. you will see my eyes dart back and forth because i have to constantly watch out for me and my team. >> you can see the bands of wind and rain steadily coming through here and makes it very difficult at this point to stand up. >> just wow. >> let the visuals play out.
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>> unbelievable. >> the reason i can stand here is only because of the concrete wall to my left. >> you have to be prepared to stay for the first 72 hours on your own. nobody should be expecting that tonight a first responder is going to be able to answer a call for help. >> we are praying for the best and planning and preparing for the worst. soon as the storm passes we are going to put the country's full might behind the rescue and recovery. well, the damage in louisiana has some wondering where they will get their next meal. luckily though help is on the way. the sheriff and his organization world central kitchen is one group answering that call and are ready to provide more than
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100,000 meals to those in need. >> we made sure we have kitchens with food and generators so as soon as the hurricane goes away we are always able to start cooking and cooking without distribution is nothing. we saw president biden announce already more than 2.5 million meals between different organizations, fema and the other organizations that are going to be joining us in new orleans and louisiana to make sure that in terms of food and water people will be taken care of. but without electricity and they announced we may be without ele electricity days or weeks will complicate things slightly. having generators helps organizations like ours to have functional kitchens that we make sure we can start delivering food to the many people that are going to be in need of a meal. we are already trying to see how we are going to have to adapt.
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no two hurricanes are equal. that means we are going to have to be seeing all of the different possibilities. we have food trucks coming in. they are going to be helpful to us to position them strategically in different parts to deliver food quicker. we already have a fully functional kitchen where tomorrow morning soon as it is safe our teams will start making meals and start delivering to the different places that will be in need to do that. but more important we need to be planning ahead, not only for days but weeks. how are we going to keep this city of new orleans fed, and more important how are we going to be able to keep the entire state of louisiana fed. >> he is truly extraordinary. and for more information on how you can help those affected by hurricane ida, just go to and find a list of verified organizations already making a difference. thank you so much for your company. i will be back with more news in a moment.
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♪ ♪ hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and around the world. i am rosemary church and we are following breaking news on hurricane ida. the monster storm is slowly moving north through louisiana, leaving behind widespread damage, power outages and life threatening floods. ida made lan


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