Katrina: CNN’s Hurricane One Damaged; Debris “Appears To Have Totaled The Vehicle,” Gary Tuchman Says
CNN’s Hurricane One mobile unit has been damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Correspondent Gary Tuchman explained during Live From:
“One of the reasons we can’t bring you the live pictures is because we were rather unlucky twice. We were in our van, covering the hurricane, driving around in it for a little while in the very beginning because we were able to show live pictures while we were driving with the vehicle that we call Hurricane One, which uses special satellite technology.
And it got too dangerous to drive. We then stopped in our vehicle near the hotel, and the sign from the hotel went through our window, so we were about to call it a day.
And just before we were about to call it a day with the vehicle, a 12×8 foot portion of wooden fence flew from a nearby property and landed on top of our vehicle. And it appears to have totaled the vehicle, smashed in the back end and broke all the windows. So at that point we made what some might call a wise decision to go inside the hotel and kind of look out the window right now.”