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>> so the answer is, yes, i intend to run. >> hillary clinton made her senate campaign official facing off with new york mayor rudy giuliani. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com the rhetoric between washington and pyongyang gets more heated as u.s. president donald trump warns north korea's kim jong-un that he will regret any overt threat or attack on guam. also, the u.s. president has refused to rule out the possibility of u.s. military intervention. in venezuela, is 121 people hav died since april. a trade war could material ease between the u.s. and china. the president told the president
there. we want to welcome our viewers all around the world. i'm george howe. >> and hannah vaughan jones. it's 10:00 a.m. it's "cnn newsroom." from north korea to venezuela a lot to talk about. the u.s. president putting the u.s. military front and center. we'll have more on venezuela here shortly but first the president's latest threat to north korea. the military is locked and loaded. the chinese president xi shin ping is urging restraint. it follows a new warning from mr. trump to kim jong-un whose regime has threatened to fire missiles toward the pacific island of guam. >> if anything happens to guam, there's going to be big, big trouble in north korea. >> have you ordered any change in our military readiness? supply don't want to say.
i don't talk about that. you know that. >> the president made the provocative remark after meeting with his national security team at his vacation spot in new jersey and refused, however, to say'u.s. was prepared to go to war against pyongyang. listen. >> we think that lots of good things can happen and could have a bad solution but we think lots of good things could happen. >> what would be a bad solution? >> i think you know the answer that. >> please, when you say bad solutions are you talking about war? will the u.s. go to war? >> i think you know the answer to that. >> the u.s. military on guam and elsewhere are on high alert in case they toll through on their threats. the very latest from cnn jim sciutto. >> reporter: president trump issuing an ominous warning. to north korea's leader and the to the world. >> if he utters one threat in
the form of an overt threat which by the way he has been uttering for years and his family has been uttering for years or if he does anything with respect to guam or any place else that's an american territory or an american ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast. >> reporter: this after earlier in the day tweeting that he's willing to order military action against the north. military solutions are now fully in place locked and loaded should north korea act unwisely. hopefully kim jong-un will find another path exclamation point. defense secretary james mattis who yesterday insisted the u.s. is focused on a diplomatic solution declined to give details on what military options he's given the president. >> i don't tell the enemy in advance what aim going to do. our readiness, we are ready. >> reporter: north's is now accusing president trump of escalating the crisis with his dire rhetoric.
pyongyang's state-run news agency reporting, quote, trump is driving the situation on the korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war. in guam the target of north korea's latest threat, people woke up to a grim newspaper headline, 14 minutes, that's how long it would take a north korean missile to reach the u.s. territory. if it managed to get past u.s. missile defenses, guam now warning its citizens. the u.s. bombers on guam were seen preparing for action. a constant state of alert. for forces whose motto is ready to fight. >> obviously i can't tell you what they're doing or where they're going but we are training every day all the time, just so we're ready. we're always prepared to prevail and fight tonight. >> reporter: south korea is calling on its military to maintain full readiness and japan is deploying this u.s. missile defense system. patriot pac 3 to four different
locationed. the patriot system is not designed to shoot down the missiles that pyongyang is currently threatening to launch. following secretary of state tillerson's trip to the region a top asia diplomat of the u.s. is open to talking with the north. >> i don't have anything to comment about discussions or engagements with north korea except to say this. the north koreans know how to reach us. >> reporter: despite the re toll cal escalation, officials tell cnn there are no plans to deploy additional forces and ships and aircraft in the region on regular deployment schedules, there are upcoming exercises between south korea and u.s. forces but those were planned as well. again, part of regular u.s. deployment in the region. jim sciutto, cnn, washington. >> jim, thank you. we are tracking this story all over the globe. an alessia that joins us from
north korea and we have robert santos in guam. anna, i want to come to you first. you're obviously geographically closest to north korea from where you are. what is the mood like in south korea while it's northern neighbor starts to prepare to do battle with the world? >> well, it's interesting, hannah. people here in south korea are resilient and put up with this for decades not from kim jong-un but his father and grandfather but we have and spike in the sale of gold in the last couple of days, also in the sale of gas gas masks and ready-made meals and peek taking precautions in case this escalates into something more than just a war of words but we should know, hannah, the south koreans are used to the bellicose rhetoric coming out of north korea and not used to the inflammatory language from the u.s. president donald trump and people here
just shaking their heads with confusion wondering what is his end game? because nobody wants a war. no one wants conflict. it would be catastrophic to put it mildly. for north korea it would be annihilation. people i've spoken to here think president trump's comments are highly responsible if not potential dangerous. >> donald trump has already said that the u.s. allies are pleased with his rhetoric. pleased with what he said about north korea. the south koreans have been decidedly quiet when asked about that. what's japan saying? >> well, japan is also very quiet and tip-toeing around some of the daily tit for tat that we've heard from president trump and the north. but they are -- the public here is very aware tensions are heightening especially because this morning and throughout the
night, they are aware the pac-3 have been deployed to hiroshima and other places where they detailed the flight zone. over the last two years two missiles from north korea have flown over japan and the japanese are used to the provocations from north korea but it's very unusual for them to see this kind of heavy artillery being rolled out. now, mind you, these pac-3s are the last line of defense. they have a very short range of between 10 to 20 kilometers so this is really the last line. what they're hoping is that the naval destroyers that are deployed in the seas off the western kocian of japan will be able to intercept these missiles should they fly over japan. but as i say, it is very unusual for the public to be seeing this and on the -- close to the
anniversary of the end of world war ii, i can tell you here as a nation, the only nation to have come under atomic attack everyone will tell you here that they hope that experience is never repeated again. hannah. >> we were hoping to also hear from robert in guam for us. we'll have plenty more later on in the program. in the meantime, my thanks to anna coren and kaori enjoji. they may be using the thretd of a trade war and president trump spoke to the chinese president xi jinping and we're told he will launch an investigation into the trade practices. the probe will examine alleged violation of u.s. intellectual property rights and could also l l layt laythebrown work for tariffs. president trump also opened up another possible area of u.s. intervention. taking a jab now at the
venezuelan president nicolas maduro. listen. >> i'm not going to rule out a military option. we have many options for venezuela. this is our neighbor. this is, you know, we're all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering and they're dieing. we have many options for venezuela including a possible military option if necessary. >> president trump's comments have sparked a swift reaction in venezuela itself. the white house says venezuelan president nicolas maduro asked to speak with mr. trump by phone on friday. he was told the u.s. president will, quote, gladly talk with him when democracy is restored in venezuela. well, the white house adds that donald trump has urged free and fair elections in venezuela and the release of political prisoners, but so far, quote, mr. mature rojas chosen the path
of dictator ship. top venezuelan officials are denouncing president trump's comments, the head of venezuela's new constituent assembly said that the body will support president maduro against any threats from the u.s. and she added this, quote, we reject the cowardly insolent and vile threats from the president of the united states against the sacred sovereignty of venezuela. >> even though he raised this in venezuela his top national security aides struck a far more cautious tone. we have more now. >> reporter: when it comes to the relationship between venezuela and the united states it's important to say that what the president said this friday about leaving the military option open when it comes to venezuela, it is it is different
from what h.r. mcmaster said on a cable news network and msnbc. he said, let me read it to you. he said, what's really required is for everyone to have one voice about the need to protect the rights and the safety of the venezuelan people meaning not the military option but trying to come up with a coalition of countries in the region that can tell venezuela this is the way it has to be, so there's a bit of a difference regarding what the president said and what one of his cabinet members is saying. >> rafael romo reporting there. the administration slapped sanctions on vensz after a july vote that allowed president maduro to create it filled with his supporters. what would happen if north korea were to fire off a missile toward guam or another u.s. target? we explain what that would mean, what it would look like and for the u.s. to be locked and loaded. what does that mean? plus, from his father's
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>> reporter: if north korea were to launch one of these hwasong missiles towards guam it should take 14 to 18 minutes to arrive but the moment it lifts off the u.s. would initiate something called the thaad tracking system that involves very sophisticated land-bases radar and sea-based radar and another radar system in japan triggered and even monitoring from space that would be involved. all aimed at determining how big this is, how fast it's moving and precisely what it is headed toward. if through all of that they determine that they needed to take it out in flight, then they would launch missiles from guam aimed in a counterveiling way to meet that threat. theoretically to hit it in the sky and tear it apart. if they don't do it in this way
there are patriot missiles to stop there. what happens afterward is another big question. we don't know. we're not saying the u.s. should respond or would respond but when talking about locked and loaded there are a lot of assets if they wanted to respond. naval base guam and andersen air force base and home to some of the most advanced air track. f-32--2, stealth aircraft sent in to try to take out the radar systems and their air defense systems which are quite robust and could be followed by the b-1 which carries the heaviest bombs in the arsenal aside from nuclear bombs and would be capable of busting up four to five bunkers underground for the missile program and nuclear program. there are about a dozen destroyers and cruisers which could launch tomahawk-guided missiles at more than 500 miles
an hour toward other targets in north korea. >> tom foreman thank o, thayou. he took a man of that country at a young age and has proven ruthless in this quest to stay in power. for more on a man promising nuclear war, brian todd has this report. >> reporter: in the midst of what seems to be a daily battle of testosterone -- >> this man will not get away with what he's doing. >> reporter: analysts who study north korea's kim jong-un are warning president trump about setting off the volatile 30-something dictator with increasingly heated rhetoric. >> i think mr. trump should be very careful on bushing the buttons and double daring kim jong-un because i think kim jong-un is going to have a very hard time backing down from the threats that he's making. >> reporter: experts say to maintain his status with his people and the elites surrounding him the man worshipped as a living god in
north korea may be propelled to keep he he indicate lating. his father died and he moved swiftly. believed to have executed 140 top officials including his own uncle. sometimes with anti-aircraft gun. >> we know he's violent. we know he listens to no one so far as we can tell. he certainly doesn't listen to the chinese. >> reporter: kim's ambition is dizzying and conducted three nuclear bomb tests and in less than six years in power, he's overseen about 80 missile tests. more than twice as many as his father and grandfather combined. u.s. officials tell cnn kim jong-un grew up with few limits. after studying at a private school in switzerland and developing a passion for basketball and james bond movies
he leap-frogged his two older brothers to be placed in line for supreme leader. his erratic father liked something he saw in his son. >> he thought he was most like him in terms of strength, in terms of having leadership capability being decisive and even brutal when need be. >> reporter: so brutal, in fact, south korean intelligence believes kim jong-un ordered assassination of his older brother killed with a chemical nerve agent in the middle of kuala lumpur's airport earlier this year. kim's regime denied it but observers say it could be consistent with certain psychological traits his father and grandfather had. >> paranoia. narcissism and an abnormal attraction to violence and that was the assessment of kim il-sung and -- >> reporter: it's kim il-sung who the young tyrant is believed to most want to emulate from the clothes he wears to his hairstyle.
>> kim jong-un wants to project the image of his grandfather. viewed by the people of north - korea as a great revolutionary. he gave them independence. he fought against the colonials and japan and against the united stat states. >> reporter: is he under threat and could that cause him to flex his muscles in a show of strength? >> kim jong-un's leadership appears to be very solid. he has insulated himself and protected himself from any threats to his leadership. whether those be physical or political threats. >> reporter: analysts say it's possible north korea's elites may get nervous and move against kim if he keeps takes his country from one crisis to another. he keeps his generals under such close surveillance it would be tough for them to gather forces against him. brian todd, cnn, washington. joined now by martin, a
military expert at kings college in london. thanks so much for joining us, martin. leon panetta saying he's fueling the situation. when we look at the tactics behind this, this latest rhetoric, if you like, this idea of like calling each other's bluff, you hit me and i'll respond in the worst possible way, is there a rationale behind it or just offer the cuff talk? >> well, firstly, i don't agree that it's president trump's rhetoric that's fueling the situation. okay. >> you -- >> i have a different view. if we draw down into what president trump is saying there is no difference between what was previously said by u.s. administrations. they have made absolutely clear to the north koreans if they launch attacks against american territory and guam is an american territory then there will be a significant response. now, the north koreans are not saying from my understanding of the statements that they would actually attack guam. they say they're bracket it
which means they will try to land missiles to the northeast and west of the island, but if they do, the americans now are going to have to respond. look, the key change here has not been president trump's rhetoric, the key change has been the -- we believe they have the ability to hit the united states with ang armed missile. >> donald trump says his admission is different than past administrations and says something has to be done. >> people are quick to criticize president trump and sometimes they are correct but if we look at the previous administrations, they did not take this rhetorically bombastic approach, bellicose approach but ended up in a situation where while they may not have appeased north korea, they've allowed north korea to acquire the ability to hit the united states with nuclear weapons and i don't believe that is tolerable to the american administration.
>> what are the options for the north koreans and americans if you think the russians and chinese are still push forwards with some sort of denuclearization. if that's unacceptable for pyongyang, what can it do in lights of this aggression and this defense from the u.s.? >> two issues here, one is the media crisis and one is the general crisis. in respect of the media crisis we don't know how he will respond. he may escalate. he may back down. if he escalates and brackets guam with four hwasong-12 missile, the americans will have to respond. i suspect the way they will respond is attempt to shoot it down. i will shoot it down either using aegis systems on destroyers or thaad. if they miss, that will be an embarrassment and serious problem but that will be the first response. >> the rhetoric. we talked about it just now and fire and fury, locked and loaded. what does this sort of
hollywoodesque rhetoric language used by the "uss thunderbolt" president tell you about the mind-set and the understanding of the commander in chief. >> i'm not interested in his mind-set. i don't know what he's -- whether he has a strategic rationale. i know the north koreans take it seriously. the first time the north koreans are finding rhetorical pushback. i mean they've been allowed for decades to engage in this bellicose aggressive behavior and now it's the first time they are meeting -- being met with fire from fire. >> you applaud that. >> i don't applaud that. i'm saying we don't know whether this will escalate the situation or downplay the situation. if i was kim jong-un, i would take a step back because donald trump is clearly unpredictable and if kim jong-un thinks he can carry on with the way that he's carrying on in terms of his deployment and now threatening american territory, the situation may escalate.
>> fascinating to get your insight. martin navias, thanks for coming in. >> thank you. still ahead on "cnn newsroom" as the u.s. president surveys spots around the world he has repeatedly invoked u.s. military power as a solution. plus a look at the tiny island facing most of the military threats from north korea. we'll head to guam next. you don't let anything keep you sidelined. that's why you drink ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. for the strength and energy to get back to doing... ...what you love. ensure. always be you.
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the headlines for you this hour. chinese president xi jinping urged restants towards north korea in a phone call with donald trump. mr. xi called for diplomacy. he also said all parties should avoid escalating tensions through their words and their actions. president trump says he won't reel out military intervention in venezuela. a top venezuelan official accuses him of making, quote, cowardly insolent and vile pletts and nicolas maduro asked to speak with the president on friday. he was told he will talk with him when venezuela's democracy is restored. the u.s. might be using trade as a way to force china to do something north korea. a senior u.s. official says president trump told chinese president xi jinping he wants to investigate chinese trade practices. the probe will look into alleged violations of u.s. intellectual
property and potentially lead to tariffs. in kenya demonstrations broke out in part of the country after election officials declared friday that president kenyatta had won a second term in office. he's urging peace after that election and said it's time for kenyans to put their differences aside. whack to our top story, the u.s. president is putting america's military might front and center as he addresses volatile situations from north korea to venezuela. donald trump says the u.s. military is, quote, locked and loaded for any possible confrontation with north korea and has not ruled out forceful intervention to quell months of violent unrest in venezuela. cnn's barbara starr as the latest. >> reporter: after a long week of rising tensions between the united states government and north korea, the tensions kept rising. president trump on friday
continuing with his rhetoric that there would be big trouble in his words if north korea was to attack guam. u.s. intelligence now watching around the clock for any signs of kim jong-un living up to the threat of launching four intermediate-range ballistic missiles to land in the sea about 20 miles off of guam. the u.s. military prepared if needed to shoot those missiles down. u.s. officials making very clear that all of the u.s. military force they need is in place to deal with whatever north koreaen scenario may arise but that wasn't all the president's rhetoric. at the end of the week at a press conference at his retreat in new jersey, to the surprise of many he started talking about possible military intervention in venezuela. that was a first. we have not heard him talk about that. there is considerable unrest in venezuela where the opposition
is very much demonstrating against the government of president maduro there. there's some cracks in the military support for matthew dowd. when the president started talking about a military option no one was very sure what he meant. he didn't spell it out just put it on the table. something to watch for the national security adviser h.r. mcmaster said he did not foresee any outside military intervention in venezuela. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> barbara, thank you. as this standoff between the united states and north korea continues to intensify, the american territory of guam is at the center of everything. the so-called tip of the spear is the quickest option for any military action from the united states. but it is also the first target as pyongyang has explicitly laid out. robert joins me live from the island of guam.
robert, we understand that the governor and the u.s. president have now spoken by phone. what did the two talk about and what does this mean for islanders there? >> reporter: well, it certainly was for some another reassurance for them. the president did call this morning and spoke for 3 1/2 minutes and the president told the governor he had nothing to worry about. behind the people of guam a thousand percent and the governor said he's never been more confidence. this has received various comments. you know, this was posted, this -- the phone call on facebook. on the governor's facebook page and more than 300 people commented and there were some that said, wait a minute here. guam is not a pawn for war games. someone else commented praising the governor for being an impressive leader and trusting in mr. trump. it's now about 7:30. for the locals they've heard that but it's life as normal.
right now it is the weekend time, saturday here in the evening. and there are locals and visitors alike down hotel row which is filled with bars and restaurant, a lot of the people down there are military personnel as well. earlier in the day i was down at the beach, one of the popular beaches here. people were out and about. barbecuing, the usual celebrations for people's birthdays and such that people have all the time here over the weekend. i also saw a japanese couple that just got married and were having a photo shoot there so it hasn't stopped people from living their lives both locals and visitors. more than a million visitors come here from japan. from china, from south korea, even russia and they come here, many of them to get married or just to vacation and i was talking with the director of the guam visitors bureau and he tells me they haven't seen a drop, august is showing to be a record month compared to last year so they haven't seen much impact at all, if any, for tourism. now, it is a weekend and this island is predominantly catholic
so many are going to church, both today for tomorrow on sunday and the archdiocese of guam has asked all the parish priests to say a prayer of peace in weekend so that is likely happening now at some masses going on at this time at 7:35. >> robert santos live for us on the pacific island of guam, robert, thank you. russia and china are weighing in on the escalating tensions between the united states and north korea. our david mckenzie is following developments and phil black live for us in moscow. good to have you gentlemen with us to talk about this. phil, first to you. russia not only urging restraint but also suggesting a double freeze between the united states and north korea. what more can you tell us -- well, david first, rather. we will start with you, david. my apology there. let's talk about the phone call between president xi and donald trump. what do we know about that with regards to president xi urging calm? >> well, george, according to
the official readout from the chinese, president xi jinping called for restraint from all sides. he really emphasized the common ground between china and the u.s. in that phone call according to the chinese. that common ground, of course, is for the north koreans to stop the development of their nuclear program to halt the testing of missile, recently, of course, china signed up to hash the sanctions at the u.n. security council. seen as a positive step by the u.s., by the trump administration but donald trump has repeatedly said he wants to see more action from china and has said that china is the key to solving this issue. now, it might not be quite so straightforward as that. china does have a huge trade relationship with north korea. but they've been loathe to really cripple the nation's economy because they don't want that regime to collapse. but, again, the chinese president saying that the rhetoric from all sides needs to
calm down and there needs to be a move towards some kind of negotiated settlement. >> on the topic of economy, the president also ordering an investigation into china's trade practices. at a time where the u.s. is relying on china and china is urging restraint, how do this play out? >> well, certainly it is counterintuitive, you might think, that the trade representative for the u.s. to china are monday according to u.s. officials speaking to cnn will announce this investigation, particularly on the issue of u.s. intellectual property rights which has long been a bone of contention for american firms in china and for people dealing with china on economic fronts. at the same time, president trump wants china's help with north korea. so there is this kind of disconnect there. but president trump has repeatedly said he might link potential punitive measures with
diplomatic measures on a north korean front so we have to wait and see how forcefully they push those issues on trade, of course, on the diplomatic sense you can do two things at once, one on foreign policy and one on trade but could complicate the chinese calculation on how much they want to help the u.s. >> david mckenzie for us in hong kong, thank you. now over to phil black. tell us about this double freeze, russia urging resaint, saying that both sides, the u.s. and north korea should pause. tell us more about this. >> reporter: well, it's an idea that the russians say china supports as well as so-called double freeze whereby you could create an atmosphere where dialogue could take place if north korea suspends its weapon development and at the same the united states doesn't conduct any major drills with south korea. because the russian view is that these activities on both sides tend to feed in towards one
another and both sides often use them as justification for what they're doing. now, russia has said that and specifically the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov has been told by successive american secretaries of state that this won't fly because the americans argue that conducting drills and exercises with allies is perfectly reasonable legal behavior whereby north korea's nuclear weapons program has been outlawed by the security council. so you're not comparing like with like. the russian view, sergey lavrov's view in his own words when it gets to a point to be a fight it takes a the stronger and smarter person to sustain away from the line. what he's implying very, very strongly he believes it's up to the united states in this case to do the sensible thing and back away because what russia wants to see first and foremost is much greater restraint by all sides in this crisis particularly compared to the sort of language and tensions
that have been exacerbated over the last week or so. george. >> phil black reporting for us in moscow. phil, thank you. still ahead, violence in several nairobi neighborhoods after officials announce that kenyatta is once again kenya's president. right now, when you get the incredible iphone 7 from at&t you can get unlimited data and live tv. the channels you love. your favorite shows and movies.
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during protests in the town western of ken yachlt the opposition candidate also rejects the final tally claiming that the overall vote was hacked. mr. kenyatta will serve a second term and is urging peace and to put everyone's differences aside. >> we are all citizens in one republic. as the only competition, there should always be winners and losers but we all belong to one great nation of kenya and extend a hand of friendship and cooperation and i extend a hand of partnership. i'm fully aware this country needs all of us pulling together in order for us to succeed. >> live from nairobi, we heard president kenyatta extending the
hand of friendship and seen violent protests. these results are still disputed. ultimately how is this resolved and more protests on the streets or in the courts? >> reporter: the court is a likely option, hannah. but judging by what the opposition said last night when they walked away from the tallying center and refused to be part of the process of announcing mr. kenyatta as the winner they say they've been to court before and that it is not an option at the moment on the ground things are extremely tense and cnn confirmed four deaths since it began and hearing from our sources in these areas, the suburbs of nairobi and, indeed, our sources there still as i talk to you, a great deal of tension in the streets. >> the opposition opponent has
long tried to become the leader. what did both promise the kenyan people going into this election? >> reporter: well, as you say, they are long-term rivals. they promise -- mr. odinga wanted to root out corruption from kenyan politics and everyone acknowledges that kenya's very many has been severely thwarted by the amount of money siphoned out of public funds and mr. kenyatta tried to promise more jobs. three of the last four elections ended up this way and were expecting the protest from odinga supporters. after the euphoria of voting and hear disturbing reports coming out of these areas, i think the day is going to bring out more as we try to uncover what is going on in these areas. the local media has not been covering it very much and the onus is on us to try to find out more and we will.
>> farai, we're obviously covering this because of the violent protests in the aftermath but explain for our viewers kenya's significance for the economic developments, security, stability of the entire continent of africa. >> reporter: kenya is a massive economy, hannah. it's a wealthy country. i don't know if you saw this but choppers are flying around. politicians are wealthy. they have thick wallets but it does not trickle down to normal people. if kenya and something slides countries like drc, uganda who are all landlocked and rely on mombasa to bring in all the goods. they will also suffer so it is very, very important that peace be established here after this contentious election and we are waiting to hear what the politicians will may. one more thing, the trenditrending hashtag on twittersphere is stop
the killings. we're trying to find out what is going on in the far remote areas so far away from nairobi. >> we appreciate your reporting. farai sevenenzo, thank you. more wet weather and thunderstorms in the eastern united states. our meteorologist karen maginnis is here with details. stay with us.
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>> this is hurricane season and now we start to see things fire up across the atlantic. the entire base in which these waves come off the west coast of africa and make it if there is nothing to interfere as far as shear and water temperatures are also contributed to the development or the demise of these systems. well, this is the one we're watching right now. it lies to the east of the bahamas and to the north of the leeward islands. doesn't look like anything just yet, but national hurricane center says there's about a 60% chance that over the next five days this could develop into a named storm. and this time of year august, september, are usually considered the peak months for hurricane season. during the month of august, take a look at the tracks that are typically found from the caribbean into the gulf. then riding across the bahamas into florida. and they're riding right along the eastern seaboard. the greatest hurricane, the most
infamous hurricane to place the great hurricane of 1900 in galveston. also, hurricane katrina that inundated with the city of new orleans. well, then for september, it's a whole different ball game. because the water temperatures are probably at their peak so the caribbean, the gulf of texas mexico. and through the leeward islands of the united states. the river of current. through the area is greatly impacted by the tracks. so we'll watch this. still looking at pretty good chances. flooded cars. downed trees, on the forecast.
30% chance you could see some of these thunderstorms pop unlater on today. george. >> back to you. >> definitely want to keep in touch with there. meteorologist local and with you, karen, thank you so much. now the fastest man in history is one championship away from retirement. much. . >> thank you so much for watching "cnn newsroom" with me. great to be with you, george as well. >> always a pleasure. for our vours in the united states, new day is next.
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