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CNN 20: Hurricane FloydAired September 15, 2000 - 3:52 p.m. ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
ALFREDO DELARA, PHOTOJOURNALIST (on camera): Hurricane Floyd promised to be a really big storm. It was one of these storms that we saw coming in off the coast of Africa, and it was going to be huge. Everybody knew it was going to be. The thing is we didn't know where it was going to hit.
JOHN ZARRELLA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (on camera): What ultimately happened was you had 2 million people evacuating just in Florida alone. And that ended up turning into from Florida all the way up into the Carolinas and to Charleston, massive gridlock on the highways of everybody trying to get away from the coast because of this massive monster hurricane that was bearing down on the U.S. East Coast. And no one knew exactly where it was going to hit, how powerful it was going to be when it hit, and they had to get away from the coastline.
MARK POTTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (on camera): The people of Florida were very lucky. Unfortunately, that storm went on and made land fall in the Carolinas. The storm was not nearly as big when it hit there. It was by then a category 2. But the problem was it was a very wet storm and it poured lots of water on that area. It caused an incredible amount of flooding. Scores of people died. And so it went on record, even though it was only a category 2, as one of the more devastating storms in our history.
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