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for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm elise reston, cbs news, new it's monday, august 30th, 2021. this is the "cbs breaking overnight, ida's fury. the extensive damage from the deadly hurricane after it made landfall on the gulf coast as a category four. more than a million customers are without power in louisiana. we're tracking where ida is heading next. al afghanistan, rockets strike a neighborhood outside kabul's international airport. how the white house is responding with just over 24 hours left before the u.s. military leaves the war-torn military leaves the war-torn country. captioning funded by cbs good morning.
good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with hurricane ida. it has weakened to a category one, but not before causing extensive damage. ida has killed at least one person in louisiana after making landfall as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the u.s. ida crashed on to shore as a category four yesterday near port faushon. it knocked out power leaving at least one million customers in the dark. ida packed winds of up to 150 miles per hour. ele ofhidi right off.d idli surge in southeast louisiana. these before and after clips show just how fast the region flooded in roughly one hour. michael george is in new orleans with more on the destruction. michael, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. ida has weakened, but the danger
to people is still very real. this morning people in new orleans are dealing with rising floodwaters, a city-wide power outage, and a 911 system that has shut down. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: ida's powerful winds blew the roof off this hospital as it made landfall in lafourche parish, louisiana, sunday. the storm came ashore as a category-four hurricane.acy 16r katrina hit the region. packing winds of up to 150 miles per hour, it's tied as the fifth strongest hurricane to hit the u.s. >> the storm was total devastation to our area. >> reporter: jean lafitte mayor tim kerner told wwl they're trying to get boats to reach people trapped in their homes now that the eye of the storm has passed. >> you can't -- you can't look left, right, back or front without seeing high water. >> reporter: further south in and is, 40 people defied a mandatory evacon and rode out the storm.
>> first responders cannot get to you. so those folks are just going to have to hunker down. >> reporter: here in new orleans, the entire city lost power after all transmission lines were down. still, officials remain confident that the changes they made since katrina could prevent a repeat of the disastrous results we saw 16 years ago. >> now is the time that we have been preparing for. >> reporter: the city spent $14 billion upgrading its levee system to handle storms such as ida. the national hurricane center says ida will continue producing heavy rainfall today throughout the southeast. >> around that center area, some areas 10 to 20 inches of rain. >> reporter: president biden approved emergency declarations for louisiana and mississippi. and right now more than a million homes in louisiana are without power with no timeline as to when things could be restored. it could take days to weeks in
new orleans. michael george, back to you. >> michael, you mentioned something that i was thinking about was in 2005 and hurricane katrina and those levees. i know there was a lot of concern about whether or not the levees would be able to handle a storm of this magnitude. it seems like things held up well. >> reporter: so far they have. officials had said before the storm they were confident that despite the fact that ida in many ways is stronger than katrina, the renovations and the strengthening of those levees would hold. the real test will be in the coming hours as the storm surge and floods continue to build. so this storm is still technically not over yet. >> michael george in new orleans, thank you so much. so hurricane ida will continue to move inland today, as you heard. cbs news weather producer david parkinson is tracking what is next for the storm. good morning, anne-marie. it is an improving situation in
southern louisiana, but there's a whole lot of inland places that are going to be dealing with a lot of rain. look at the storm. we are now about 18 hours since landfall, and it's actually holding together fairly well. ida will continue to move inland, but look at all that rain now moving into inland mississippi and also well east of the center. an exceptionallyas storm. you're not seeing all that much by way of new orleans. you're basically done with the rain. look at the rain in biloxi moving on up toward hattiesburg and into central mississippi. meanwhile, look at how much rain we've had. this has delivered on the flooding numbers. 12.3 inches south of hammond. 13 in la place. it drops off quickly to the west, baton rouge, an inch of rain. new orleans, over eight inches. in spots exceeding a foot and into mississippi, 7.5 inches so far, and more on the way. as we move into the afternoon, the storm is into central mississippi. it's lost a lot of its sort of central characteristics, but there's all that gulf moisture by the time we get to early
tomorrow morning. there is a lot of rain in northeastern mississippi, near tupelo. also look at that heavy band up by nashville. the potential for flooding is certainly there in tennessee, and by the afternoon on tuesday, it's from nashville east heading toward knoxville and then will move into the mid-atlantic as we look at the forecast from the hurricane center down to a tropical storm by 7:00 a.m. down to a tropical depression by this evening. and then the storm makes its way into the mid-atlantic. look at all that rain that you are seeing there and the potential total six inches of rain not just in mississippi but into nashville and then also into d.c., philadelphia, places that have been water logged with the last several tropical systems. unfortunately we are looking at more rain and the potential for more flooding even as you get well away from where that storm made landfall. anne-marie? >> all right. thank you. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will talk with fema administrator deanne criswell on where the worst damage is right now, the search and rescue efforts, and the biggest concerns going forward.
in the meantime, there are breaking developments overnight in afghanistan. there was a rocket attack apparently targeting the airport in kabul. rockets struck a neighborhood near the airport early today. an american official says u.s. anti-missile defenses intercepted as many as five rockets. we're told gunfire immediately followed the attack, but it's not clear who was firing. president biden was briefed on what happened but says the u.s. will continue evacuations until all u.s. troops pull out of afghanistan tomorrow. meantime, the u.s. says a drone strike carried out on friday near kabul killed two isis-k militants and may have also left civilians dead. an afghan official said three children were killed in the strike. witnesses say several citizens were also killed or wounded. yesterday president biden paid his respects to the 13 u.s. service members killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan last week. their remains were returned to the u.s. in cases draped with the american flag and a somber,
dignified transfer. the white house says more than 114,000 people have now been evacuated from afghanistan since august 14th, including 5,400 americans. and the number of new coronavirus cases continues to rise. the average number of daily cases as of last friday hit 147,000. that is the most since late january. meantime, the former commissioner of the fda, scott gottlieb, says the pfizer vaccine could be approved for children ages 5 to 11 by as early as winter. the american academy of pediatrics says 180,000 kids nationwide tested positive for covid during the week of august 12th. so coming up, a television legend. we remember emmy award-winning actor ed asner in his iconic roles. and fighting back -- a mom jumps into action after a mountain lion attacks her son. this is the "cbs morning news."
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ed asner, the emmy ward-winning actor who played the gruff but lovable newsman lou grant, has died. he played the character for a dozen years on the "the mary tyler moore show" and then a spinoff. he won 17 primetime emmys, more than any other actor. he was the president of the screen actors guild in the 1980s. he was 91 years old. a spacex shipment includes some interesting cargo, and how a mom saved her son from a mountain lion. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "usa today" reports a california woman is being called a hero after punching a mountain lion that attacked her 5-year-old son. authorities say the mom fought off the 65-pound lion last week with her bare hands after it went after the boy. he was playing by a tree near his home in calabasas, west of los angeles, when the lion
dragged him about 45 yards. >> the commotion caused by the attack and the boy's screaming alerted the mom who was inside. she ran out and immediately started striking and punching at the lion and managed to fend the lion off of her son. >> the boy suffered injuries to his head and torso. the lion was shot and killed by a wildlife officer. and the "associated press" says a spacex capsule carrying ants, avocados, and an experimental robotic arm is headed to the international space station. >> three, two, one, zero, ignition and liftoff. >> a spacex recycled rocket blasted off yesterday from florida. the dragon capsule is supposed to dock with the orbiting lab this morning. on board is more than 4,800 pounds of experiments and supplies including ice cream for the astronauts on the space station.
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so i don't know if i'm, you know, up for seeing the second version. on the cbs "money watch" now, amazon may soon let you pay in installments, and a putter used by tiger woods fetches a record price at auction. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. before i get to that, i agree with you. i still -- i never saw the original because i was too scared, and with this i'm like, as you -- you were playing, i was like, don't say it, please don't say it. >> right. >> anyway -- exactly. let's get to some economy business news. this week investors will be closely eyeing the labor department's august jobs report to get insight into where the economy is after covid cases surged this summer. stocks hit fresh records on friday. the dow rallied 242 points. the nasdaq gained 183, marking an all-time high. the s&p 500 also hit a record adding 39. amazon is jumping on the buy now pay later trend.
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reportedly making it the most expensive golf club ever sold. woods used it in his 2002 season when he won the masters and the u.s. open. the club was personally produced by the manufacturer, scotty cameron, and came with a letter of authenticity. no word on the buyer. anne-marie? >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >> you got it. so up next, back seat surprise. a woman at a mcdonald's drive-through spots an unusual passenger in another car. usual passenger in another car.
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to our top stories this morning -- hurricane ida has weakened to a category-one storm but not before causing ebbs -- extensive damage. it crashed on to shore as a category four yesterday killing at least one person in louisiana. ida knocked out power to all of new orleans. more than a million customers are in the dark. and rockets struck a neighborhood near the airport in kabul early today. an american official said u.s. anti-missile defenses intercepted as many as five
rockets. we're told gunfire immediately followed the attack, but it's not clear who was firing. president biden says u.s. troops will still pull out of afghanistan by tomorrow's deadline. the cdc has recommended that you should get a covid-19 vaccine booster eight months after you get your second shot. but for some people, that is the same time they get their flu shot, as well. we explain what you need to know. >> reporter: esperanza bier just received a new kidney. she is one of many immunocompromised people now eligible for a covid-19 booster shot. >> i was in dialysis close to three, four years, something like that. >> reporter: how are you feeling now in comparison to -- >> oh, it's wonderful. >> reporter: the cdc announced we'll need booster shots for better protection. but for many, that third shot will come around flu season. >> when the covid vaccines first came out we said no other vaccines within two weeks of a covid vaccine.
>> reporter: until a few months ago, scientists didnanerla dr. amy crawford-faucher says people can now get their flu shot and covid booster around the same time. >> because we were just rolling this out to lots of people, we really wanted to be pure in knowing that if you had a reaction it was due to the covid vaccine and not from something else. >> reporter: people in line for the booster shot didn't seem to mind that another shot is in their not-so-distant future. >> i would get the flu shot. i do it every year. >> i did that booster, too. i get all my boosters all the time. >> reporter: infectious disease specialist dr. graham snyder warns against skipping the flu shot saying we will not likely see a repeat winter with low flu cases. >> whether working from home or doing school from home, we were limiting the number of contacts we had and were masking. obviously that has changed and will probably remain changed going into this winter. >> reporter: that's why doctors say schedule both shots in whatever order works best for your schedule. megan schiller, cbs news, pittsburgh.
coming up on "cbs this morning," the latest developments on hurricane ida. we'll speak with the mayor of baton rouge, sharon weston broome, about how her city is faring. plus, fema administrator deanne criswell will tell us which areas are seeing the most damage and the biggest concerns going forward. and a look at the shortage of nurses amid the pandemic. why icu nurses have left their frontline jobs. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ have a great day. ♪
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