tv CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor CBS October 11, 2018 5:30pm-6:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the "cbs evening news" this thursday, from above and inside the hurricane zone, te are getting a more complete picture of the damage left behind by michael, and it is overwhelming. we have a team of correspondents in the region. we will have extensive coverage once again tonight, beginning with the headlines in 60 seconds. >> florida's panhandle is one huge disaster zone. >> our lives, everything we have is gone. >> this is awful. i was scared. >> houses in the water, cars picked up and dragged or thrown. >> you see rooftops and walls pulverized together in a mass of debris. >> i have never seen destruction like this. >> the damage left in its wake is still yet to be fully understood. >> this area is not going to be back to normal for a long time. >> again, it's not over.
>> michael, still a storm. >> moving quickly northeast. >> bringing areas of really heavy rainfall. >> flash flooding ongoing throughout much of north carolina and virginia. >> a rocket launch failure forced a nasa astronaut and a russian cosmonaut to make an emergency landing. >> nick hague and aleksey ovchinin were rescued without injury. >> social security just announced a 2.8% benefit increase starting next year. >> an extra $39 a month for the average retired worker. >> when i put this hat on, it made me feel like superman. >> ten minutes from kayne west with the president today inside doe oval office. >> if he don't look good, we don't look good. you think racism can control me? he might not have expected to have a crazy ( bleep ) like kayne west run up and support, but best believe, we are going to make america great. >> i tell you what, that was pretty impressive. >> glor: good evening. i'm jeff glor in panama city, florida. i am standing in front of what
was a local business here, one of the staggering number of buildings and houses that have been either damaged or destroyed following hurricane michael. michael has now claimed six lives, as victims recovered here in the florida panhandle and in georgia and north carolina. 11-year-old sarah radney was killed by debris that ripped through the roof of her home in southwest georgia. more than 24 hours after michael made landfall on this coast, the scale of the destruction is becoming clear, and it is immense. have a look at mexico beach, 20 miles east of here, before, and then after the storm. it took a direct hit. homes and businesses were blasted off their foundations by winds that reached up to 155 mph, and this huge surge of seawater. to fully understand how hard this coast was hit and how widespread that damage is, it is helpful to see it from the sky. we did that today. we're going to show you that in just a moment.but 're going to h
manuel bojorquez in east pointe. about 60 miles southeast of us. >> reporter: a view from above mexico beach, florida, shows utter devastation. today, fema called this tiny tourist town, "ground zero." >> we're in the eyewall. >> reporter: michael's 155 mph winds decimated homes. businesses were reduced to piles of scrap metal. neighboring towns along the panhandle didn't fare much better. ve me've made it to east pointe, florida. and this is the type of damage that we're seeing around here. it looks like the entire corner it this building was just sheared off. this is what's left of the gym at jenks middle school in panama city. the roof and walls, ripped away. the hornets' volleyball team was roheduled to play their semifinals here yesterday. roads through the panhandle's coast remain treacherous. driving down the road here, and you can see some of the pretty big debris that's been scattered about. this semi here almost looks like
ke was bent in half and thrown to the side of the road there. block after block littered with debris, fallen trees and tangled power lines. this is something you're going to see all over the panhandle, and that's power crews moving in and out of the area to spots where they're needed to try to get those power lines back up and restore the electricity here. it's going to be a long few days for them. today, staff and emergency workers at gulf coast regional medical center transported more than 100 patients to regional hospitals, starting with the most critically ill. back in the hardest-hit sections of east pointe, today was clean- up day. >> that right there, that's the water line. eporeporter: keith millander has lived in this house his entire life, and he's never seen a hurricane quite like this. but he says he also won't let michael take him away from here. how do you rebuild? >> time. >> reporter: time?
little by little? >> little by little. time. >> reporter: but this is home. you don't plan to leave. >> oh, no. i ain't going nowhere. >> reporter: keith's home is just down this highway, highway 98, which remains largely impassable tonight. and here's why: the storm surge literally ate away entire lanes of this highway. this is what first responders are having to get around honight, as well as people who are returning home to see what is left. jeff? >> glor: manny, thanks very much. a huge challenge for those first responders still tonight. as we flew along the coast today for as far as we could see from for ma city to mexico beach, harrowing scenes of destruction. then, back on the ground, we thsited with some storm victims o have lost so much. it is a scale of devastation it that can truly be understood from the air. we took a helicopter ride to see the scope of the damage. look at that house, literally blown off its foundation. this is where the eyewall passed
over, and this is why you're seeing the worst of the damage. that is houses in the water. it is cars picked up and dragged or thrown hundreds of yards potentially inland. t at's a 100-foot ship that has just been flipped on its side. some of the damage we're seeing right now reminds you a little bit at times of a tornado when houses just completely flatten. you're looking at what was a large church in panama city. most of the roof has just been sheared right off. after we landed, we met more of those affected on the ground. hi. including muriel stacy, who just moved here one year ago. so, you just moved down here juom michigan? >> uh-huh. >> glor: and this happened. >> yeah. an glor: i'm sorry. so it basically ripped this whole section right through. >> yeah, but it started back there. i'm afraid to start cleaning it up and picking it up because,
more's going to come down. >> glor: muriel still hasn't been able to contact relatives back in michigan, where she moved from, to let them know she's okay. we're trying to help her do that, but she's in a very difficult spot tonight, as so many are. now let's to go to omar villafranca just east of here. you just saw some of mexico beach. he was on the ground there, where it made landfall. >> reporter: from above mexico beach, a town of more than 1,000 people, it looks like it was hit with a bomb. row after row of homes were reduced to rubble. hurricane michael's 155 mph winds and nearly 14-foot storm surge leveled almost everything in its path. we followed first responders as t ey went door to door for the srst time looking for survivors who rode out the hurricane. >> everything looks intact. >> sounds good. >> reporter: this crew from
ceuisiana task force 1 has inrked big storms in the past, and dan simon says this catastrophic damage looks familiar. >> what we're standing in right now is what katrina did to new orleans, you know, especially the lower ninth ward. >> reporter: just over here there are some duplex, homes with foundations, but they were just completely pushed off and fecked. as a matter of fact, the clean- up process is starting over here with these people. this way, this was oceanfront property, and these people took the brunt of hurricane michael. >> the whole wall was moving back and forth. >> reporter: mike marciel lives in one of the hardest-hit areas. he lost everything, but just wants to let his family in california and colorado know he's alive. >> we're okay. i'll call you as soon as we can. we love you. god spared us. >> reporter: first responders estimate it will take months, and for some, years, to fully recover. but for now, residents say they
just need a little help. >> we have no jobs, nowhere to go. can't get out. dn't have a lot of money. what do you do next? >> reporter: the debris piles here in mexico beach are 15 to 20 feet high, and they are everywhere and they stretch for miles. 're they're blocking many of the main roadways, making it difficult for the first responders to get around. now, fema and the national guard are here, but i talked to several residents who tell me they are overwhelmed. they don't know where they're going to sleep tonight, because they don't have a home to go back to. jeff? >> glor: omar, thank you. that is the amazing and saddening part about this, scenes like that you're seeing for miles and miles down here anong the panhandle. at the height of this storm, nikki battiste hunkered down in a shelter in the town of tistol. that's about 45 miles outside tallahassee. and she was with residents today
as they very nervously returned to their homes. >> reporter: deidre hawthrone and her family are leaving this shelter, where they rode out mrricane michael with more than 200 other people. what's going through your mind right now? >> dread. >> reporter: hawthorne is returning to the place she's called home in bristol for the last 18 years. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: we were with her when she saw her house for the first time. somehow it still stood, beneath this twisted knot of fallen trees. her daughter amanda had to find another way into the house. this tree happened to fall the other way, narrowly missing their home. what are you feeling as you come home? >> devastated, scared. happy. i've still got a home. >> reporter: but not everyone was so lucky. >> the storm messed up our house. >> reporter: britney chambers and her four-year-old daughter
urmani returned home to see firsthand what michael unleashed. the storm devastated chambers' entire street and sent this tree hraight through her daughter's bedroom. when you look in there, how do >>u feel inside? >> sad. >> reporter: your home is severely damaged. you are alive. what have you lost? >> materialistic things that can e replaced. as long as i have her, this is everything that matters to me in the world. >> reporter: this entire county has no power, and a local electricity company says they've ordered 300 utility poles to repair downed power lines like this one. they also say they have no idea when the electricity will be restored here. jeff? >> glor: not many people do at this point, nikki, thanks. nis storm is moving north tonight. flash flood and tornado watches and warnings are posted in the carolinas and virginia. the storm is expected to move out to sea tomorrow.
other news tonight, there was a special guest in the oval office today. kanye west said he wanted to have a few words with the president. he did. including, our major garrett who was there to watch. >> he might not have expected to have a crazy ( bleep ) like kanye west run up and support, but best believe, we are going to make america great. >> reporter: with that oval office obscenity, rap superstar kanye west described to president trump the cosmic effect his presidency had on his psyche. >> there was something about when i put this hat on, it made me feel like superman. you made a superman. that's my favorite superhero. >> reporter: west and hall of fame football player jim brown were at the white house to discuss criminal justice reform and other issues with the president. rst, a chicago native, questioned mr. trump's support o the police practice known as stop and frisk. >> we feel that stop and frisk does not help the relationships in the city.
>> i'm open-minded. pen here. >> reporter: earlier this year, west's wife and reality tv star kim kardashian successfully lobbied the president to commute a e sentence of a woman convicted of a federal drug offense. at today's meeting, the president by turns appeared perplexed, pleased, and amused. >> how does it feel to be in the oval office? >> oh, it is good energy in this. >> reporter: west has left an impression on previous presidents, saying this about george w. bush after hurricane katrina in 2005: >> george bush doesn't care about black people. t reporter: and after west >>abbed a microphone from taylor swift at an award ceremony, president obama was caught on an open mic saying this: >> the young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. she's getting her award... ou why would she do that? >> he's a jackass. >> reporter: west said the president was on his "hero's journey," and the rapper appeared to be delighted to be along for the ride. possibly for the first time in his presidency, in the oval office, the president appeared t,eechless, saying at one point,
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more than 30 miles safely to earth in the middle of kazakhstan. space station operations manager kenny todd: >> we have every confidence that our russian colleagues will figure out what's going on and we'll hopefully see nick and alexey in orbit and at the space station again soon. >> reporter: today's mishap tmes seven years after the space shuttle fleet was retired. ever since, nasa has paid the russians for rides to the space station. two u.s. companies, spacex and nieing, are now building a new generation of american space taxis. both hope to launch crude s.ights next summer, and the clock is ticking-- america's soyuz contracts with the >>ssians end next july. >> reporter: earlier this week, program manager john mulholland gave us a tour of boeing's starliner assembly plant at the kennedy space center. do you feel under the gun now to make it happen? >> we expect as a team to meet
that schedule, but schedule pressures are never going to get in the way of making sure we have a safe vehicle to fly. >> reporter: you want to get it right? >> have to. >> reporter: the three crew members on the space station right now have a soyuz capsule docked there to bring them back, but if the russians can't clear a soyuz rocket to fly up a replacement crew by january, the station may have to be abandoned, jeff, at least temporarily. >> glor: mark strassmann, thanks. up next here tonight, what is behind the dow's biggest two-day loss since february? for your brain. mething with an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish, prevagen has been shown in clinical trials to improve short-term memorye. when i walked through a snowthat's when i knewtte, i had to quit. for real this time.
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a neurological disorder that affects coordination and muscle movement. >> initially, when he started running, he was falling, and he'd have bloody knees, and 90% of the time, he would pick himself up and we would finish the run. >> reporter: justin's dream wasn't just to run, but run fast. fa despite his disability, he can ut a seven-minute mile, and now ompetes with the university of oregon running club. all that put him on nike's radar. this past weekend at the end of a practice run, a company representative made a surprise announcement-- justin would be signed as an official nike professional athlete. ( applause ) >> i'm still kind of in shock that it actually happened. >> reporter: on instagram, he hoote, "you don't realize how e alistic your dreams are until pey play out before your very eyes."
>> i have never seen him that emotional. running really kind of opened up the doors for him. you know, it gave him the opportunity to be on a team, to have friends, to be part of something. >> reporter: at the moment sinks in, justin's reaction says it all. >> it's been quite a ride, and it's only quite literally the beginning. >> reporter: and he plans to keep making great strides, through sheer will and determination. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. i'm jeff glor in panama city, florida. we leave you tonight with the aftermath of hurricane michael. good night. we'll see you tomorrow. captioning sponsored by cbs capt access.wgbh.orroup abh
northern california. an over-population problem that some say... should not end in slaughter. , in original report we witnessed the controversial round up of wild horses in northern california. an overpopulation problem that some say should not end in slaughter. good evening. the wild horses population is growing faster the in the land can handle. the feds are rounding them up and sending them off to an uncertain future. wilson walker joins us live from modoc county. >> reporter: this is the devils garden plateau, very tough country. tonight the people who managed the land are faced with some