AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY
Miami - Oct. 26 2012
1. Wide visible satellite image of Hurricane Sandy
2. Medium visible satellite
3. Wide of National Hurricane Center forecast room as Deputy Director Ed Rappaport enters.
4. Medium cutaway of Rappaport pointing to screen.
5. SOUNDBITE: Ed Rappaport, deputy director, National Hurricane Center:
"The center of Sandy is now moving northward from the northwestern Bahamas, and it's going to be following a track that's just offshore for the next couple days. However, because it's so large, we expect that there will be some impacts along the southeast coast."
6. Wide infrared image of Hurricane Sandy
7. SOUNDBITE: Ed Rappaport, deputy director, National Hurricane Center:
"Much of the northeastern United States is going to be affected, one way or another. On the track that goes up like this, we're going to expect strong winds all along the northeast coast, from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, up to, perhaps, maybe even into New England. And that will be pushing a storm surge and high waves ashore. And, since it's so large, there'll be a large field of rain as well."
8. Medium infrared satellite image of Hurricane Sandy on monitor at center.
9. SOUNDBITE: Ed Rappaport, deputy director, National Hurricane Center:
"Well, we often tell people to prepare for the worst. And in this case, a situation could be a situation like "Irene," in terms of the rainfall and the flooding. In this particular circumstance, the storm is actually larger, so the impacts will be felt over a larger area than was for Irene."
10. Close-up infrared image of Hurricane Sandy on monitor at center