Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 9, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, Sept. 9, Florida prepares for the worst as Hurricane Irma closes in on the state after blasting through Cuba and the Caribbean. Also, while 80,000 residents fled Key West, the city's mayor is staying behind. Later, an analysis of how Florida's most toxic industrial waste sites may be affected by the storm. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode September 9, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Sept. 9, Florida prepares for the worst as Hurricane Irma closes in on the state after blasting through Cuba and the Caribbean. Also, while 80,000 residents fled Key West, the city's mayor is staying behind. Later, an analysis of how Florida's most toxic industrial waste sites may be affected by the storm. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2017
    Length: 1495
    Waves crash against the seafront boulevard El Malecon
  • Tampa region readies for first major hurricane in 96 years
    It has been nearly a century since a major hurricane struck the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area, Florida’s second-most populous region with a population of 2.5 million. But on Saturday, as Hurricane Irma moved toward the state, preparations were in full swing in Tampa and central Florida. NewsHour's P.J. Tobia, who is on the scene in Tampa, joins Hari Sreenivasan with the latest.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2017
    Length: 480
    hurricane irma
  • Floridians urged to flee Irma's 'catastrophic' path
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday asked another 700,000 residents to leave their homes before Hurricane Irma makes landfall, bringing the total number of people living in evacuation zones to more than 6.3 million. Scott said storm surges could reach up to 15 feet in some areas, with Irma expected to touch down in Florida on Sunday. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson has more.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2017
    Length: 176
    View at check-in counter at Orlando International Airport ahead of Hurricane Irma making landfall, in Florida
  • Key West on lockdown as Irma approaches
    The Florida Keys are home to tens of thousands of residents who were ordered to evacuate days ago as Hurricane Irma approaches the state. The city of Key West is squarely in the hurricane’s path -- but Key West Mayor Craig Cates stayed behind to help manage last-resort shelters. Cates joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2017
    Length: 249
    key west
  • From Texas to Florida, toxic sites risk flooding
    The Environmental Protection Agency said last month that 13 of 41 Superfund sites, the nation’s most toxic industrial waste sites, were flooded by Hurricane Harvey after the Associated Press reported about them on the scene. Now in Florida, 54 Superfund sites could be threatened by Hurricane Irma. Jason Dearen, the AP reporter covering the crisis in both states, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Miami.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2017
    Length: 321
    Dark clouds pass over downtown Miami, Florida
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