tv CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor CBS October 9, 2018 5:30pm-6:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the "cbs evening news" this tuesday: we are along the florida panhandle, about to get hit by its first major hurricane in more than a decade. michael is now a category three, and panama city and the florida gulf coast are in the crosshairs. we have extensive coverage from a team of correspondents in the hurricane zone, beginning with the headlines in 60 seconds. >> the time to prepare is right now. >> nearly two million people are bracing for impact from hurricane michael. >> the storm is expected to be one of the most destructive hurricanes the region has seen in decades. >> very fast-moving, high surge, and very, very powerful winds. >> on behalf of the country i want to thank you for a great job. >> a surprise announcement from the white house: nikki haley resigning from her post as u.n. ambassador. >> no, i'm not running for 2020.
>> new supreme court justice brett kavanaugh took the bench for the first time today. >> his confirmation creates a solid conservative majority on the court. >> four weeks before the midterms, the critical arizona senate race is close and getting nastier. >> she's trying to pretend she's something that she's not. >> reporter: she's pivoted, but you have, too. >> yeah, that's fake news. >> concern growing over a mysterious outbrk of a rare polio-li condition >> and we have just learned doctors are treating three young patients in pittsburgh. for a.f.m. >> a massive spike in voter registration after taylor swift's instagram post. >> nearly 65,000 people registered to vote on vote.org. ♪ put some sugar on me >> the rock 'n' roll hall of fame reveals this year's nominees. >> ll cool j, janet jackson, def leppard, radiohead, rage against the machine, and devo. ♪ crack that whip >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor in panama city beach on the florida gulf coast. and this is our western edition. this place is mostly evacuated
tonight, because it's about to get hit by its first major hurricane since dennis in 2005. the two red flags behind us means the most dangerous conditions. swimmers should stay out of the water. take a look at this video shot from a drone today earlier, mile after mile of beaches in this resort area cleared out. michael has now grown into a category three hurricane, expected to make landfall between 2:00 and 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. it is 500 miles wide, packing winds of 120 miles an hour. the eye is out over the gulf of mexico, about 300 miles south of here. as it moves this way at 12 miles an hour right now, many are moving the other way. we have correspondents throughout the hurricane zone tonight, but first, we're going to begin with lonnie quinn, chief weathercaster at our new york station wcbs. lonnie, this storm seems to be defying some expectations, just getting stronger. >> without a doubt. there is a big batch of dry air
just on the western edge of the storm. if any of it was to get sucked into the storm it would get weaker and yet, like you said, jeff, it's defying the odds. it's getting stronger with each update. as of right now, it's a strong cat 3. if it gets to 130-mile-per-hour winds, it's a cat 4. it's moving to the north, 270 miles south of apalachicola, florida. what happens from here? we believe very confidently landfall takes place tomorrow afternoon, maybe into the early evening hours as a strong cat 3 with 125-mile-per-hour winds. if that takes place. there are plenty of 20-year-old young people who live along the panhandle that have never seen a storm this strong. now right now in the front of everybody's mind is florence, all the devastation it did. look at the quick comparison. michael is going to move much quicker than florence. florence crawled, this is fast. it's a one-day event versus a three- to four-day event. as far as the winds, they're going to be much stronger, to 115. storm surge is kind of similar.
this one has much less range, maybe up to a foot. florence had three feet or more in some spots. jeff, this is a dangerous storm. >> glor: indeed it is, lonnie. thank you very much. and the air right now is just thick and heavy here. a lot of that is because of the red tide. as we wait for the winds to pick up. florida residents have been warned about michael for days now, and they have been preparing. omar villafranca is 45 miles southeast of us in port st. joe, florida, where michael might make landfall. >> reporter: passengers on this royal caribbean cruise ship felt the power of michael as the storm strengthened off the coast of cuba this week. stateside, ambulances in madison, florida, are gassing up, ready to respond to theterye churning in the gulf. closer to the shore, business and home owners in the florida panhandle rushed to fill boawinm kentucky aren't any chances, and decided to cut their beach trip short.
>> you know, we got to spend a couple of days here, but have to head home. ( sirens ) >> reporter: in cedar key, the emergency siren warns residents to leave by 8:00 p.m. tonight. hundreds of thousands of people living near the shore have been ordered to evacuate. motorists lined up at gas stations waiting to fill up. their main fear is not the wind but water. the forecast calls for 125-mile- per-hour winds and a storm surge of 12 feet in some areas. in tallahassee, florida, grocery store shelves were picked clean, and beaches that are normally packed were eerily empty. governor rick scott has repeatedly told floridians to seek h >> we can rebuild your house. we cannot rebuild your life. so take this seriously. >> glor: so, omar, again, is in port st. joe tonight.
omar, what are people there worried about most right now? >> reporter: one of the big concerns, jeff, is how these beaches will handle that storm surge. there are some very short beaches here. and you can see over here these homes are built on the shoreline. this is a very short buffer area, the last line of defense. and if there is going to be a 12-foot storm surge, people are worried that their first floor will be swallowed up by the storms. jeff. >> glor: yeah, omar, thanks. and one of the reasons all the chairs and everything else has been cleared out for the most part along the beach here, so it could potentially become projectiles when the wind picks up tomorrow as we move into major hurricane territory. after a deadly disaster during hurricane irma last year, the state did order florida nursing homes to have backup generators, but we discovered many still do not. manuel bojorquez is 100 miles east of here in the state capital of tallahassee. >> reporter: that was just one of the 911 calls that came from this nursing home in hollywood,
florida last year, days after hurricane irma knocked out power. the facility did not have a functioning generator. 14 residents died. with hurricane michael approaching, governor rick scott warned facilities to avoid a similar tragedy. >> if you're responsible for a patient, you're responsible for the patient. take care of them. that means you need to make sure that you have backup generation power or you shouldn't be taking care of the patients. >> reporter: earlier this year, he signed legislation mandating nursing homes and assisted living facilities to install generators. by june 1, they were required to have equipment that keeps indoor temperatures below 81 degrees and maintain power for 96 hours after an outage. but in counties threatened by michael, more than half of 412 facilities did not meet the deadline to install or set up new generators. most have been granted extensions, including brookdale centre pointe. is this facility compliant? >> we are compliant with the extension. >> reporter: brookdale's alicia turner says a larger generator
will be installed by january. in the meantime, she says, this current generator should be enough to keep their 18 residents safe. >> and we have a backup generator ready to go and deploy here with the technicians available for when we need it. >> reporter: you can see they have also boarded up the windows. facilities like brookdale must show they can still keep residents safe in order to get an extension. the demand on labor and supplies is part of the problem. the wait for a new generator, which complies with the state law, can go anywhere from 16 to 24 weeks. jeff. >> glor: important story, manny. thanks. we're going to keep watching that one. there was a surprise announcement at the white house today. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is stepping down after two years on the job. here's weijia jiang. >> you've been fantastic. you're my friend, and i just-- on behalf of the country, i want to thank you for a great job. >> reporter: president trump piled on the praise as he announced u.n. ambassador nikki
haley will leave the administration at the end of the year. >> she's made it a very glamorous position. she's made it a more important-- more importantly-- a more important position. >> reporter: the president brushed off questions about the timing of the news, less than one month before the midterm elections. haley said she thinks it's time for fresh energy and quickly squashed widespread speculation she's eyeing a presidential bid. >> and i will say this, for all of you that are going to ask about 2020, no, i am not running for 2020. >> reporter: mr. trump said haley first brought up resigning six months ago, but white house officials tell cbs news it was a closely guarded secret, even taking top advisers john bolton and secretary of state mike pompeo by surprise. the president said he could name a replacement in two to three weeks and didn't rule out considering someone close to home. >> i think ivanka would be incredible. that doesn't mean-- you know, i'd pick her because you'd be accused of nepotism.
>> reporter: ivanka later said she would not replace haley. haley's exit marks a total overhaul of mr. trump's original foreign policy team. >> you are going to see a change in the way we do business. >> reporter: haley quickly became a star cabinet member and staunch defender of the president, playing key roles in sanctioning north korea and pulling the u.s. out of the iran nuclear deal. last month, haley penned an op- ed in the "washington post" slamming an anonymous colleague who wrote a critical op-ed for the "new york times." haley said, "i don't agree with the president on everything. when there is a disagreement, i pick up the phone and call him or meet with him in person." haley's announcement has set off a frenzied guessing game about why she is leaving now. some point to a new development yesterday when a watchdog group called for an investigation into haley's use of private jets. there are also rumors that she's returning to south carolina, where she was formerly governor, to replace senator lindsey
graham if he takes a cabinet position in the administration. and, finally, haley told the president she's returning to the private sector. so, jeff, it's possible she wants to make some money. >> glor: okay, weijia jiang, us thank you very much. before the hurricane brought us here to florida, we had planned to come to you tonight from arizona to kick off a special series of broadcasts from battleground states in the run- up to the midterm elections. a tight race in arizona could help determine control of the u.s. senate. we did visit the state yesterday to talk to two candidates vying for the seat now held by jeff flake. >> i'm not real fond of either of them. >> reporter: two arizona voters, one a republican, one a democrat. there's one thing they and many people we spoke to in arizona agree on: the race to replace departing senator jeff flake has gotten ugly. >> while we were in harm's way in uniform, krysten sinema was protesting us in a pink tutu. >> i'm disgusted by all of it. >> there was a time when we were
all ladies and gentlemen. >> glor: there was? it's between democrat krysten sinema, a three-term congresswoman who voted 62% of the time with the president's party rather than her own... >> every one of us understands how important this election is. >> glor: ...and republican congresswoman martha mcsally, a former air force combat pilot, and one-time trump critic who has lately fully embraced the commander in chief. >> when you're flying airplanes, the airplane doesn't care if you're a boy or a girl. they care if you fly well and shoot straight. >> glor: our latest poll shows the candidates separated by just three points. that's within the margin of error. this is also interesting: one- third of arizona voters say they'll be making choices based on local, but about two-thirds will be voting on national issues. >> and the difference couldn't be more clear. >> reporter: there are differences over immigration, tax reform, and perhaps most significantly, health care. >> i went without health insurance for a time in my own
childhood when my family was struggling with poverty and so i understand how important it is. >> glor: who pays for the health care? >> well, right now arizonaians are paying and they're paying too much. >> glor: a key issue is the coverage for nearly three million arizonans with pre- existing conditions. in congress, sinema voted to keep that coverage under obamacare. mcsally voted to repeal, but said she still wants to cover those with pre-existing conditions. should insurance companies be required to provide affordable coverage for people with pre- existing conditions? >> absolutely. we need to move towards a system that provides more choice, so that the cost comes down. the obamacare experiment has failed. >> hi! we're local volunteers with the arizona republican party. >> reporter: both sides have been urging voters to turn out. if sinema succeeds, she's be the first democrat elected to the senate here in 30 years. perhaps because arizona is still so red, that is not a selling point for her. >> i think arizonans don't care
whether the person whose serving in office has an "r" or "d" behind their name. what they do care about is who is going to get stuff done and who is going to serve their interests. >> that sounds like someone who trying not to run as a democrat. look, her party is going so far left right now and so far out of mainstream of arizona values, but the bottom line is, she's a democrat. >> glor: next week, we're going to take you to the battleground state of missouri. two-term democratic senator claire mccaskill is facing a tough challenge from the state attorney general, republican josh hawley. again, we'll be there next week. coming up next here on the "cbs evening news" tonight, what is behind a baffling rise in cases of a rare illness similar to polo? polo? in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. ...that's why i've got the power of 1-2-3 medicines with trelegy.
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>> reporter: the rare, poorly understood polio-like illness attacks the body's nervous system. the c.d.c. says there have been 38 confirmed cases this year through the end of september. 14 cases have been found in colorado, and six in minnesota. most of them have occurred in children. elaine and michael young said after a fever in july their now- four-year-old orville had trouble moving his right arm. doctors found a clue to what was wrong through an m.r.i. scan. >> and the results came back he had an abnormality throughout his entire spinal cord. >> reporter: he was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, or a.f.m., and spent six days in the hospital. at his worst, orville was unable to move the upper part of his right arm and had trouble moving his legs and sitting up. >> i just felt so sad for him that this thing we didn't know about and we couldn't protect him from had happened and had taken a lot away from him. >> reporter: symptoms include
sudden onset of arm or leg weakness, difficulty moving facial muscles, slurred speech, and trouble swallowing. po reaction to an infection called enterovirus, which can be spread by coughing or sneezing. but to put this in perspective, jeff, the highest number of reported cases of acute flaccid myelitis in 2016 was only 149. >> glor: all right, good perspective, jon. thank you very much. still ahead here tonight, justice kavanaugh takes the bench. i don't like this whole thing. i think we can do better. change is hard. try to keep an open mind. come on, dad. this is for me, son? principal. we can help you plan for that.
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achievement, but to kurt warner and his wife, brenda, it was just the beginning. >> now our goal is, okay, how do we continue to impact people? >> reporter: over the years, they've contributed millions to help those most in need. their latest effort inspired by their oldest child, zack, who is developmentally disabled and legally blind. >> he was thriving in high school, and you're like, "man, this is-- this is awesome. he's exceeding all expectations." and then all of a sudden he graduates from high school, and, boom, everything stops. >> it was sad to see that there aren't a lot of options, especially for the higher functioning people with disabilities. >> reporter: the warners found no place in arizona where their adult son could live on his own, so they built one and called it "treasure house." >> does anyone else want potatoes? >> reporter: it recently opened, not just for zack but five other residents and plans to take in at least 20 more. >> here we pick up some of the twigs in these bushes. >> we want all of our other kids to spread their wings and fly. why doesn't zack deserve the opportunity to do the same?
>> reporter: treasure house also offers job training, but above all, a sense of community and independence. >> here's a place where they can grow and they can thrive and they can chase after their dreams. we believe it can be life changing for thousands and thousands of families. >> reporter: you think you could duplicate this all over the country. >> we do. >> reporter: you know, you've had tremendous success in your career. where does this fit in? >> people are going to forget they won a super bowl. but they're never going to forget the kind of impact you have on them personally. >> i think that this will be our legacy more than a hall of fame. >> reporter: for the warners, few victories are as sweet as this. >> i love you, dude. >> reporter: carter evans, cbs news, glendale, arizona. >> love you! >> glor: that's great. and that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. i'm jeff glor in panama city beach, florida. our hurricane coverage continues tomorrow on "cbs this morning" and tomorrow on the "cbs evening news." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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