Video: Cleaning up after Dennis
updated 7/11/2005 3:16:55 PM ET 2005-07-11T19:16:55

One day after being battered by the winds and rain of Hurricane Dennis in Pensacola, Fla., MSNBC’s Lisa Daniels reported live on Monday from Navarre Beach, Fla., one of the hardest-hit areas by the storm, where the hurricane made landfall.

“The eye came straight overhead and as a result there’s some extensive damage,” Daniels said. “You can see this overturned trash bin just lying in the middle of the street.  Further to my right a downed sign and a broken palm tree with the leaves just hanging over there. …  you can see the palm trees just lying on the ground, completely uprooted.”

Daniels, standing next to sand piled everywhere, interviewed Sergeant Scott Haines from the Santa Rose County Sheriff’s Office, who noted that the storm’s impact was much less severe than last September’s Hurricane Ivan, which also made landfall near Pensacola.

”So far, law enforcement has gotten back on four wheels,” Haines said. “There’s heavy infrastructure, water sewers, a lot of beach erosion, a lot of houses that are on the island, that have been undermined and things like that.”

To watch Lisa Daniels’ full report from Pensacola, click on the “Launch” button to the right.

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