August 18th, 2008
09:10 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Fay's Target

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Maureen Miller
360° Writer

Florida is getting ready for a double dose of Tropical Storm Fay. The storm has already hit the Florida Keys. It's now in the Gulf of Mexico and headed for the mainland of Florida. Fay could dump a foot of rain in some places. And, here's the shocker: total storm damage in the U.S. from Fay is expected to top one billion dollars. How is that possible? We'll check in with 360's Gary Tuchman who's in Florida for us tonight. We'll also get the latest on Fay's path from CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Onto politics, it's expected Senator Barack Obama will announce his V.P. choice sometime this week, before next week's democratic convention. We're told it will begin with a text message and/or e-mail to supporters. Tonight, CNN's Candy Crowley will run through the possible picks this veep season.

And, a desperate search continues in the Grand Canyon. 11 people are still missing and nearly 300 others have been rescued from flood waters caused by a breached dam. The water rushed down into two canyons on the Havasupai Indian reservation and put several hundred residents and tourists in danger. We'll have a live update from Arizona.

All that and more starting at 10pm ET.
Hope you'll join us.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Dave in Colorado

    Why is it that your reporters must always stand in the wet cold weather during these storms? Watching him I thought "He must be nuts". But then the scene of the guy flying through the air from the kite board accident made me realize "It must just be Florida that makes people nuts". lol

    August 19, 2008 at 2:11 am |
  2. Annie Kate

    One billion dollars? Must be going to strike some very built up places. I wonder how many of the people that are the direct line of the hurricane have insurance – insurance that will pay that is. After watching years of hurricane damage now I don't think I would ever want to live near a hurricane area – being near the water is great but eventually your luck runs out.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    August 18, 2008 at 9:54 pm |