Host: Jim Schneider
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This broadcast took a look at both the current situation in Florida as Hurricane Irma weakens, as well as news items related to this 16th anniversary of 9-11. Stories included:
–Florida Governor Rick Scott asked the nation for prayers as Hurricane Irma
devastated his state.
–The governor indicated he’d been speaking with President Trump every day.
–Pray for Crosstalk affiliates in the Turks and Caicos islands and in the
Englewood and Pensacola areas of Florida as well.
–Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning. The damage is much
greater than that from Hurricane Charlie in 2004.
–Florida Power and Light says there were nearly 1 million customers without power
in the Miami-Dade County area alone.
–Officials have set aside nearly 1 million gallons of water, filled 67 trailers
with meals and amassed 24,000 tarps.
–More than 4.2 million residents have lost power.
–It could be days before officials can provide food and water to those struggling
in the aftermath.
–About 11,000 utility workers from across the nation are heading to Florida to
provide assistance in the recovery efforts.
–Winds from Irma sucked out the water from Tampa Bay.
–Thousands of 9-11 victims, relatives, survivors, rescuers and others gathered
today at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on U.S.
–Ground was broken yesterday for a 93 foot tall tower of voices to honor the 33
passengers and 7 crew members who died.
–President Donald Trump observed the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks
by speaking at the Pentagon and paying tribute to those who perished.
–Vice President Mike Pence told relatives and friends of the victims of United
flight 93 that the passengers might have saved his own life.
–Thousands also gathered in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania to mark the
–In Israel, an estimated 500 people gathered to commemorate the attacks.
–The Muslim Students Association is having a celebration and bake sale today at
–German authorities believe that Islamic state terrorists have stolen over 11,000
blank Syrian passports.
–Fresh evidence submitted in a major 9-11 lawsuit moving forward against the
Saudi Arabian government reveals its embassy in Washington may have funded a
‘dry run’ for the hijackings carried out by 2 Saudi employees.
–97 terror plots have been foiled since 9-11.
As Jim prepared to take comments from listeners, he asked them to answer the following question: Do you believe our nation has grown spiritually hot or have we gone spiritually cold since 9-11?