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said to make landfall at any moment between myrtle beach and charleston. both very low-lying cities. this is myrtle beach on your screen right now. you can see what the tides are doing and rolling over the seawall. tide levels are more than 9 1/2 feet there in myrtle beach. winds and rain already damaging some areas there. in charleston, the city's airport is shut down. and tornado watches are in effect for parts of all -- both of the carolinas and virginia. of course, in florida, we now see more of the pure devastation, the death toll from ian there at least 25 people and that number will probably rise. we have all seen the videos of the homes and the businesses destroyed, like you're seeing on your screen right now. this is all along florida's west coast. and yet it is still hard to describe the full aftermath. all of lee county is still without running water at this hour.
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in fort myers beach, it is even hard to bike through the destruction. the messages from residents there, if you can send help, we need it. sanibel and cap teva islands cut off from the main land, only accessible by boat or air after, as you know, ian destroyed this major bridge that connects them to the main land. many of the homes there are in pieces or completely washed away. the coast guard is now going door to door, still trying to rescue people. >> make sure you have a bag for your clothes, with i.d., cell phones, wallets. emergency officials will run barges to sanibel island to help with cleanup and recovery efforts there. but let's begin in south carolina, cnn's nick valencia is in myrtle beach. tell us what is happening around you right now.
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>> reporter: it is a little hard to hear because the wind is such a major factor, just in the last few minutes these gusts of wind have crept up to about 40 to 50 miles per hour. and, you know, the sustained wind is almost as bad. feels almost like you're in a wind tunnel. you can see the water behind me. that's because the water levels are so high here in the atlantic ocean, about ten feet, acording to our cnn weather department and continuing to rise despite high tide having passed over an hour ago. really the focus is on this coastal flooding and that was a major concern to the local and county officials and that's what we're starting to see now. minute by minute, it seems, this water is creeping closer and closer to the buildings. and this beachfront here, businesses, they did take some precautions, i talked to the mayor earlier, i asked her if she was satisfied with the level of precautions taken by the residents here. there was no mandatory evacuation, so she said it is a little hard to tell, but she believed the majority of the residents here in myrtle beach did stay. the main emphasis, though from the mayor and other officials
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here are -- is to stay inside at this point as this shore -- the hurricane continues to move on shore. allison? >> nick, we can see the storm surge, we can see the tide behind you and we can see all of the water starting to gather around your feet. why isn't there a mandatory evacuation in that area? >> well, that's a good question. it is just officials didn't think that the storm would be as strong as it is. they feel as though that they dodged a bullet considering -- hold on here, alison, getting hit by another gust of wind. hard to keep balance out here. they didn't feel it was necessary to take that precaution. the reason you're seeing this high tide, even though the reason you're seeing this flooding i should say even though high tide has passed is because the force of the wind is stronger than the tide. ian continues to blow water here on shore. that level here is the highest it has been since 2016 during hurricane matthew. officials here may feel as though they dodged agetting a p rain. there is no road closures so far
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in myrtle beach. those closures have happened in the surrounding lower lying areas as it standing right now. that's the most significant concern. not so much myrtle beach, but the areas around it. >> and, nick, is it still -- are they still predicting between four and seven feet of storm surge there? has that changed? >> reporter: yeah, it is even worse than that. if you can believe it. earlier this morning we were seeing about six feet, 7 1/2 feet according to local emergency management of storm surge. that's more about 10 feet now because of the force of the winds from hurricane ian bringing that water on shore. the waves from our vantage point, we wanted to get you closer to the beach, but you can see behind us here how aggressive the waves are, we were out here at about 11:00 getting wget ing whipped around and getting knocked down by the wind. there is no rain right now as it stands. we were getting just hammered by that sideways rain coming in. but these gusts of winds i'm sure you can tell as i'm getting blown around here are continuing to be a major issue here for the
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locals. alison? >> nick, i don't want you to get any closer to the beach. my heart is pumping watching you that close to the storm. i know you're being safe. and we appreciate that. but it is -- it is too close for comfort right there. >> reporter: yeah, you can imagine how my mom feels. she's giving me texts here telling me to come inside. this is part of our job to bring you what is happening here in these elements, to show you what's happening here for the surrounding communities. it is them that are affected and will have to live with the damage and the consequences of this storm after we're long gone. alison. >> nick, take cover. we'll check in with you throughout our hours. thank you very much for giving us the report right now. thank you. let's go to cnn's miguel marquez, in charleston. miguel, tell us what it is like right there right now. >> reporter: we are experiencing some of the worst of the storm we have seen so far -- for quite some time. the national weather service -- announcing a short time ago that
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the eye of the storm is just about to make landfall, just north of where i'm standing, between mu between myrtle beach where nick is and where i am. i want to show you how deep the flooding is where i am. this is what they're dealing with. flooding about -- it is up above the ankles, but it is all throughout the area, a lot tof trees down. the ground is so -- the good bit for charleston is that the tide was not as high as they were afraid it was going to be. and the storm surge is hitting farther north. so it looks like charleston is not going to flood as much as they were concerned with. the winds have been in the 50-mile-per-hour -- gusting up to 50-mile-per-hour in this area. fort sumter saw an 83-mile-an-hour gust. that was the highest in the state so far. but it has been, by south carolina standards, storm
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standards, people are just relieved that they are not seeing the sort of power that ian packed in florida. alison? >> i totally understand that, miguel. but obviously charleston is no stranger to storms. ian is different. we have all sorts of meteorologists and climate experts telling us that this is an historic storm in terms of the amount of rain it is dumping and, of course, all the storm surge and flooding and so is charleston prepared and sort of retro fitted for all of that? >> reporter: yeah, like much of the rest of the day, there are no mandatory evacuation orders. this was storm and category 1, they didn't want to go through all of the evacuations, so most people are staying home. you can see some people can get through now that the weather is -- you can see how deep that water is as they go through. market street, by the way, pretty well known street here, is pretty well flooded all the way down. it is not very deep. but it is flooded all the way down.
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most people staying home, heeding the warnings, and right now they're just warning people, if you are in a low lying area, those areas along the coast, we want you to seek higher ground, get out of there. everybody else, hunker down and just try to enjoy it. >> i have to imagine, miguel, that local officials don't want people driving around downtown, past you there. i understand there is no mandatory evacuation, but is there a shelter in place order? >> reporter: there is an emergency order that allows police here to shut down certain roads. and they have shut down certain areas they know are prone to flooding. there is an area over by the hospitals that have been shut down for much of the day. the area by the battery is now shut down. it is not flooding at the battery, but it is very windy, a lot of trees down there, a lot of debris. i think they're concerned it will start to flood at some point. part of the problem here is because you have all that water trapped in the bay here, and this estuary, three rivers feed into it, and if the pressure of the storm and the wind
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continues, they're afraid that water is going to continue to push up on to shore with all the water coming from the sky as well, and the form of rain. they just want to make sure that all of that is behind them before they give the all clear. alison? >> okay. miguel, take cover. be careful. we will check back with you throughout the program. i think we have live pictures right now of myrtle beach. it is looking -- this is, i guess, north myrtle beach. this is looking obviously very bad right now in terms of just how intense this storm was. you see it is washing out a pier. it is hard to see because the camera is being battered around and rained on. we'll keep on eye on all of that. meanwhile, cnn meteorologist jennifer gray is tracking the storm for us at the cnn weather center. okay, so jennifer, where is it right now, has it made landfall? >> it hasn't officially yet made landfall, but it is making landfall. the national hurricane center will put out a statement, the
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official landfall statement really any moment from now. this is making landfall as we speak. we're still getting that on shore wind, especially in places where nick is, myrtle beach, the worst of it, but i do think that it is peaking. i don't think they're going to get much more storm surge than they have gotten thus far. they have gotten six feet so far. we have an outgoing tide, so that is helping them, they still have an on shore flow, but i don't think it is going to be able to beat that outgoing tide and get the storm surge level much higher. we're getting that offshore wind around charleston, that's why you're not seeing as much there. charleston is getting battered with the rain. good news is all of this is going to push inland. in the next couple of hours, the rain will be finished along the coast, the storm surge will be going out, and things will be improving. so this is myrtle beach, you can see we're number three for the highest storm surge ever reported. this is above esais and behind
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matthew. i think with the storm winding down now, we're not going to see as much storm surge. the threat for tornadoes, though, still will remain. especially for those outer bands reaching, say, the outer banks of north carolina, on to virginia. that's where the biggest tornado threat is going to be. this is through 10:00 tonight. so we'll be on the lookout for that. but you can see, winds are still gusty. it is going to be breezy throughout the evening. even once the rain pushes inland, we'll be dealing with some gusty winds throughout the evening hours. so any tree limbs could come down, power outages still, that could be a possibility. but, alison, i think by this evening, especially coastal areas will be saying good-bye to ian and happy about it for sure. >> well, that would be a blessing because, jennifer, i was reminded by my producer, this is the third landfall for ian. so there was cuba, right, and then fort myers and now charleston or myrtle beach.
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is that -- how unusual is that? >> we have had several storms that have sort of zigzagged and made multiple landfalls. this has been impressive to me by how well it held together, right. it stayed very strong all the way across florida, briefly was a tropical storm before regaining hurricane strength. i mean, this is the storm that would never go away. it maintained strength across cuba, normally we see rapid weakening with storms over land. i know florida has a lot of water, we have seen storms actually strengthen over florida before because of the influence of the everglades and things like that. but this storm has been just incredible to watch. it has been a force of nature. and you see the devastation that is left behind across multiple states and cuba. it has been very, very sad to watch over the last couple of days, alison. >> absolutely. jennifer gray, thank you very much, for telling us exactly where it is right now. we have much more on the hurricane and its current position and its aftermath.
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officials in fort myers say the destruction is so severe, the streets are still impassable. and, overseas, presisident vladimir putin moves to formally and illegally anannex four regis in ukraine. how the u.s. is now responding and what this means for the world and the ongoing war. th is the moment. for a treatment for moderate-to-severe eczema. cibinqo — fda approved. 100% steroid free. not an injection, cibinqo is a once-daily pill for adults who didn't respond to previous treatments. and cibinqo helps provide clearer skin and less itch. cibinqo can lower your ability to fight infections, including tb. before and during treatment, your doctor should check for infections and do blood tests. tell your doctor if you've had hepatitis b or c, have flu-like symptoms, or are prone to infections. do not take with medicines that prevent blood clots. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma, lung, skin and other cancers, serious heart-related events,
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let's look at some new aerial images out of sanibel island that show the destruction. on left side of your screen, you see what the area looked like before the hurricane. so you see beach cottages there lining the shores. on the right side, you can see they are gone. right across the bay, in fort
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myers beach, entire neighborhoods are completely destroyed. buildings are shredded. rescues like the one you're about to see here are still under way. coast guard members spent thursday looking for anyone who could be trapped and crews rescued 95 people. my colleague johas able to jump on a helicopter to get a fuller look at the devastation there. >> all that debris is littered everywhere. these were buildings, this was the building right there? >> there were buildings, restaurants, and what used to be the pier. >> how far back does the sand go? >> it goes straight through to the bayside. empty spots that you see there were homes. >> i'm sorry, so these -- on
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this beach here, there used to be homes? >> you're going to see the empty lots here, as you see, those lots right there, those were homes. those were hotels, those were real property, two, three, four, five stories high, washed away. >> the buildings just ripped off their foundations and just swept backwards? >> that's right. you look to the right side here, there is actually boats thrown into the mangroves, vehicles inside the water submerged. there is a car in the canal there too. i think you can see that. l like a jeep. another car. this is, like, mexico beach. look at that. i can see the foundation of where those houses were right there.
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how many rescues have you done today? >> we have done dozens. look to the front of our -- these are major, major boats thrown into the mangroves. >> where? >> boats in the mangroves right there. >> dozens thrown, everywhere. >> how long will it take to get this back? >> when i look at this, this is not a quick fix. this is not six months. this is long-term. long-term. i mean, you're talking about, you know, not refurbishing structures, you're talking about no structure left. you're talking about foundations, concrete, homes that were thrown into the bay. this is a long-term fix. and it is life changing.
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>> our thanks to john berman for giving us that aerial view there. cnn's randi kaye is live in fort myers. randi, what about that? we just heard one of those officials saying this is not a six-month fix. this is going to be long-term. what about in fort myers? can anyone return to their homes there yet? and there homes to return to? >> reporter: well, they're certainly trying to, alison. we are just across the bridge from the beach that john was flying over here in fort myers beach. people have been making a steady stream trying to get to their properties all day. we don't know if they're having any luck or if there is a property. we're standing in the sand, carlo's rv park. i want you to see what is left here, not a single rv over here. there were a bunch parked over there before the storm. where they are now, we have no idea. whether it was the wind or the water, but something took them away. as you take a look here, this was all part of the rv park, it is destroyed. there is only one single lone
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survivor rv there in the distance. i talked to the owner, they can't believe that their rv does not disappear like all the others. this is where they had the washer and dryer set up for people in the rv park. you can see what happened to that. let me take you to the street here. as we go to the street, you can see the traffic, people are trying to figure out what happened to their property, but take a look over here at this boat, that's captain tony's fishing adventures. that was on the other side, in the water, during the storm. and it was lifted out by the force of the wind and hurricane ian and it just ended up on the water, there is another boat at the back side of it and two more boats behind that. there were 50 tons, alison, we talked to the owner of one of them, he thought he was going to be safe. he was in the water. he was -- he tied his two boats together, made of steel, 50 tons, still ended up here on dry land. this is what he told us about
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trying to ride out the storm on his boat. >> windy, a lot of rain obviously. we held our own for a long time until about 3:00 or so. we were able too to keep boat in the slip with the engines. when the tide got higher and the winds ramped up, the boat released and we cruised across the parking lot. >> reporter: he said it was about 3:00 a.m. when he started to feel like he was being carried off somewhere. luckily the power lines and the poles stopped him from going any further. he's glad he didn't go out to sea, but came in. we have a shot from our satellite truck, you can see the whole wide picture of where we are. you can see the boats on the street, there is boats on top of cars, boats sideways. this is the way it has been. and this is what people need to figure out. what is their next move, where do they go from here, what is left of what they owned? and what do they do next, alison. >> those are incredible images you're showing us, randi.
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obviously the power of mother nature to move that tonnage of ship on to land, that's just incredible. thank you very much for being there for us and for your live report. we have an important hurricane update for everyone right now. hurricane ian has now made landfall. it did so right near georgetown, south carolina. that's just south of myrtle beach, where earlier you saw nick valencia, maximum sustained winds at landfall were 85 miles per hour. you can see what is happening in myrtle beach right now. so it has made landfall. and after that, it is expected to lessen somewhat, but the people in georgetown and myrtle beach there are having to hunker down as it is hitting. we'll keep you posted on all of that. the biden administration is imposing what they call swift and severe sanctions on russia after that country illegally annexed parts of ukraine. we expect a live update from the white house on how they are responding next. for my phlegmy cough.
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the pbiden administration i imposing swift and severe costs in the forms of new sanctions after vladimir putin illegally annexed four regions of ukraine. putin signed the formal documents today and president biden called putin's actions a sham and a sign he's struggling.
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>> the sham routine he put on this morning, showing the unity and, you know, as people holding hands together, well, the united states is never going to recognize this. and quite frankly the world is not going to recognize it either. he can't seize his neighbor's territory and get away with it. as simple as that. >> one of the four regions annexed was bombarded by russian missiles hours earlier. we want to warn you this next video is graphic. the ukrainian prosecutor general's office says russian missiles struck a civilian convoy in zaporizhzhia, killing at least 30 people and injuring nearly 100. among the dead, an 11-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy. joining us now is cnn's senior international correspondent matthew chance, and cnn military analyst and retired air force colonel cedric layton. thank you for being here. matthew, i'll start with you. illegally annexing a fifth of the country of ukraine, what does this mean?
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what happens now? >> it is incredibly dangerous. first of all, not only is it a sham and show that putin's struggling in the words of president biden, but it also shows how determined he is to press ahead along this path, despite the costs, despite the criticism. he's undeterred and we saw the incredible scenes in moscow tonight, in red square, a carefully choreographied celebration of patriotism, and it is not -- it is not entirely clear that the population at large in russia share that enthusiasm. we have seen hundreds of thousands of people leaving the country trying to escape mobilization in the last couple of weeks. nevertheless, this is the message putin is putting across, this territory is russia's and russia's forever. of course, most dangerously, they said that they will defend this territory, which they now regard as mother russia, remember, with everything they've got, implying nuclear weapons could come into play and that's terrifying. >> colonel, let's talk about that. saying that you have annexed something is different than
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holding it. so these areas, donetsk, luhansk, kherson, and zaporizhzhia, can russian soldiers hold on to these? >> the way it is going now, alison, i would say they cannot. the way things have been happening in the east, especially in the northeast of kharkiv, with the different offensives that the ukrainians have been putting on, it is very clear that the ukrainians are moving forward, they got the momentum and it is going to be, i think, really hard for the russians to keep this territory. i mean, we have, you know, word of the russians being possibly surrounded by the ukrainian forces and that really shows that this is more of a pr stunt than anything else. it certainly is not commensurate with everything that going on on the ground there.
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it doesn't correspond to reality there. >> matthew, how about this former defense official, russian defense official speaking out and saying basically criticizing russian command and because of its creatinism and unprofessionalism and saying what is happening right now because ukrainian soldiers, i think we have video of it, have been able to surround some russian soldiers in the area of lineman and saying it is a huge moral blow to the russian army and on the contrary huge moral success for the ukrainians. is that bold he's saying all of this out loud? >> igor gherkin was at the forefront of russian military operations in 2014 when they first attacked ukraine. he seemed very much as a sort of military hard-liner and a critic of how this conflict has been handled from inside russia. because bwhile you got the liberals saying this is immoral, we shouldn't be doing this, you have a whole bunch of hard-liners saying this has been mishandled, we should have gone
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in with much more force, we need to take the gloves off and really show the ukrainians what we can do and igor girkin is part of that group. that's pretty scary because the kremlin listens to that hard-line nationalist lobby group. and -- >> they will up the ante? >> well, what they want is for putin to go in harder, they think he's been too weak. they think the military has been too weak. the logical extension of that is that this war is going to escalate if the kremlin listens. >> colonel, what about that? what about that video where you see actual ukrainian soldiers surrounding russians and driving them out of some areas? >> well, i think, alison, this is part of the whole effort that the ukrainians have mounted. they are using the weapons that nato and the united states have given them, they're using them to great effect. they're also turning around russian weapons that they have been able to capture. they're capturing russian soldiers, they are in essence
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using things to their advantage that were part of the inventory. and the other thing we have to look at is the morale of the ukrainian forces. it is far higher than that of the russian troops when it comes to actually the morale on the battlefield. the ukrainians are there to defend their country, and what they're doing around other areas is, i think, really symptomatic of the difference between the ukrainian forces, who need to be there, and who are doing this to defend their homeland, and the russian forces who are not doing that, they don't want to be there and they have a very difficult time actually executing the operations that they are charged with executing. >> okay. colonel cedric layton, matthew chance, thank you very much for the expertise. back to florida, one official makes a plea to those in d.c. . after hurricane ian, quote, send help, wewe need iti. and talk about the fedederal response and if it has b been
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okay, we have new pictures into our newsroom of hurricane ian, now hitting south carolina. a portion of the pier on pauley's island has collapsed. this is according to the local police department and that's pauley's island right there and what they're tweeting out. pauley's island is just north of where hurricane ian just made
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landfall minutes ago as a category 1 hurricane. this video is of a pier in north myrtle beach, a portion of it has also collapsed as you can see. cnn's nick valencia is in myrtle beach for us right now. how are you? >> reporter: alison, it's terribly difficult to hear you. it has really picked up. the rain is not so much a factor as the wind is now that hurricane ian just made landfall south of us. that wind is expected to still be a factor in the next hour or two, and will only intensify. 13,000 people throughout the county are without power and myrtle beach, there is no bridges or roads closed, but you saw some damage there in pawly's island. the piers here, some of them, have taken significant damage. there is no reports of major wind damage so far. but the emergency management still wants people to stay inside as this storm continues to batter parts of myrtle beach
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and beyond. alison? >> nick, i understand why it is so hard to hear. we are hearing the ambient noise of what is happening at myrtle beach right now. the pier is washed away. what is happening with the storm surge and with everyone in that area? are people all sheltering in place? what is the status of this exact hour? >> reporter: people are sheltering in place. that's exactly what officials want. and if there is another silver lining in this, the water is starting to recede. i misspoke a short time ago, i said there was ten feet of storm surge. water levels are at ten feet. storm surge is 6 1/2, 7 feet. you can see how big the waves are behind me. this is about as close as we can get safely to show you just how significant the -- how rough the waves are, alison. there is no one out here on the beach, that's a good sign. there have been residents and other locals here, people passing through, tourists visiting and wanting to see the conditions and elements, but the hotel we're staying at brought
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everyone back inside, they locked the doors, we did lose power here just for briefly a moment ago. that power is back on. i'm going to throw it back to you, alison. this wind is picking up and intensifying. hard to hear you here. >> understood, nick. thank you very much for the live shot. you can go take cover right now. we'll check back with you as soon as possible. so a short time ago, president biden reiterated the federal support he'll send to the towns that have been decimated by hurricane ian. >> the federal government will cover -- is covering every cost, 100% of the cost, to clear the massive debris left in the wake of the hurricane and these counties. it all needs to be cleared out for communities to begin the hard work of trying to get back on their feet. >> infrastructure losses are enormous. bridges, roads, completely destroyed as you can see. yesterday florida governor ron desantis said his state is in a good financial position to kick start this recovery. >> in terms of the overall
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infrastructure, obviously we'll seek federal support for that. we're also -- florida, we're well positioned, financially, right now, to get through this. and we have the largest budget surplus we have ever had. >> and transportation secretary pete buttigieg joins us now. secretary buttigieg, thank you for being here. it was heartening to hear governor desantis say that florida is in such good financial standing. i think he said that they have -- well, i think they have something like a $22 billion budget surplus right now. he called it historic reserves. and so given that, should some of the fema and federal funds be redirected away from florida towards places like puerto rico and south carolina that are being hit so hard right now that aren't as flush with cash? >> well, it doesn't have to be an either/or. we're doing everything that we can to support everyone who has been impacted by these storms. right now we have got funding
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headed to puerto rico, which is very much still dealing with the impacts of fiona. we're also seeing absolutely shocking imagery and heart breaking stories from people in florida who have been affected by the storms. the different damage assessments on infrastructure, roads, even airports and parts of the aviation system, everything about infrastructure there is still being assessed. and we have a lot of resources that we can use, typically fema will be there in the first instance, that's what you're seeing right now. but we have what is called quick release emergency relief dollars on the highway side that we can use in order to get help to those who we know are going to need it in terms of their roads, bridges, other key infrastructure, and just as we do in normal times, there is a partnership where you have the state resources, local resources, and absolutely a very important federal role. i'm sure as the governor said they'll be seeking federal resources and we'll make sure
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we're doing our part, teaming up with the state. but right now our focus is mainly just on making sure that the basic transportation systems are as functional as possible, and that emergency supplies can get to where they need to be. >> and so there are the big infrastructure losses as you're defining, and then there is the personal losses. we have just seen video after video of homes completely demolished. shredded. so the property analytics firm core logic estimates hurricane ian caused $47 billion in insured losses, probably the most expensive in the state's history. will homeowners be able to recoup all of those losses from their insurance companies or the federal government? >> well, again, this is where there are a lot of different sources of help that are going to align at the same time. from what fema can do to what people have insurance coverage for, and we have got to look at the uninsured losses out there, especially in zones where people may not have had flood insurance
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and regular homeowners insurance may not have covered some of the damage that took place. of course, from a transportation perspective, we're focused on the public transportation assets, but just at a human level, you see the losses that people experienced and there is not only the things that insurance can replace, but loss of a home, loss of family, keepsakes, trurzeasures and unfortunately mounting count we see of the loss of life. people have suffered irreplaceable losses, but we're also already seeing the incredible coming together of people working to respond to the immediate emergency. i just saw a figure that right now there are workers from 33 different states just on the utility side, getting people their power back. and we know that there will be both official and governmental and volunteer and nonprofit assistance to help people get through these very, very difficult times. and it is inspiring to see how that is happening, even as everybody is still responding to the heart break and the shock of what is taking place, and, of
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course, many others still in the path of this storm, who we're urging to listen closely to announcements from local authorities to remain in a safe place, if they're in a safe place or whatever they're being advised to do by local authorities, whether that's the shelter in place, or to evacuate. >> i know i have to let you go soon, but i have a couple of questions about the ripple effect of this. in terms of air flights, i think 1800 flights have been canceled as of this morning. nationwide, just because of what's happening in florida, and in the southeast, so how long do you expect those disruptions? >> so, we don't yet have a date for when the airports can be back up and running. the focus for faa is to make sure we can support that. anytime you have this extreme of a weather event, there will be ripple effects across the national aviation system. having said that, a lot of the airlines were able to position their assets safely outside of the range of the storm.
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so the question there is really how soon will these airports be operational so they can get back, get up and running. faa has mobile resources to support air traffic control when a building is inaccessible or a tower has been evacuated. but we're still waiting for the damage assessments so we know some of the impact of things like instrument landing system equipment and other things that are on the ground. while we're speaking of aviation, just one other thing i want to mention, and this might sound novel to -- not something we were talking about a few years ago when there were disasters, sometimes in the aftermath of the disasters, people are interested to fly their own drones, get pictures of what's going on. faa is urging people not to do that right now. because we need to keep the air space safe for low flying aircraft, and drones that are being used by emergency personnel as part of the rescue and recovery efforts. >> okay. that's a good warning. good t to know. secretetary pete buttigieg, tha you very much for the
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justice ketanji brown jackson, the first black woman to serve on the supreme court took the judicial oath today. this event was ceremonial. she was, of course, officially sworn in last june. today's ceremony also included the traditional rite of passage for all new justices to walk down the front steps of the supreme court. joan biskupic is our cnn legal analyst and supreme court biographer. tell us about justice jackson's first few months. >> yes, that was down 36 steps of the supreme court. it was quite a morning of pageantry and history, but now the real action starts. during the last couple of months, she has been reading cases, preparing for the
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arguments this monday, trying to get up to speed. navigating this building that she's new to. and trying to figure out how will she work with our eight cleels. and what's interesting about this moment, allison, not only is she trying to be ready to perform the duties as an associate justice, but she also faces this unusual time of public distrust of the court. we've seen poll after poll this summer in the wake of the ruling that rolled back nearly a half insure of abortion rights, where the public is expressing so much more scrutiny of the supreme court and the justices themselves are arguing about their own legitimacy. some justices raising questions about just whether the court is acting like a court. that is coming from the liberal dissenters, but justices in the majority say the reason people are sort of showing a lack of confidence in the court is that they simply don't like the
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