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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> we are soaked and more rain is coming, bringing big flooding concerns for the entire bay area. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm matt keller in for eric thomas. we begin with storm watch coverage tonight. an hour ago a wind advisory and flood watch went into effect for the entire bay area, and county officials are keeping a close eye on lakes and creeks like the san francisquito creek. this is a live look at conditions atop mount tam in marin county. see, it's raining there. the weather is expected to take a serious turn.
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we have live team coverage with a look at storm preps and problems, but first, let's find out what we can expect from the storms from drew tuma. we have more to worry about than just the rain? >> it's going to be one of the one-two punches. the rains first and the winds are really going to crank tomorrow. live doppler 7 right now, it's an isolated light shower out there. it is breezy. the main focus of the forecast is really going to be on monday. on the storm impact scale, is going to be a strong storm. this is still a 3 on the storm impact scale. moderate to heavy rain. the flood concern is very high with this storm. along with the rain, we are tracking the potential for damaging winds, especially monday evening. the national weather service has highlighted much of northern california for a flood threat on monday. in fact, they have highlighted the bay area especially in an enhanced risk of excessive rainfall on monday, meaning as the storm moves through, some of the heaviest rain will fall right in our neck of the woods. the storm concerns on monday. urban and creek flooding very high. trees coming down very high as
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well. mud and rock slides, power outages high, and even river flooding is moderate. we'll take a much closer detailed look at this storm, go hour-by-hour on future weather, show you how much rain you can expect where you live coming up and that accuweather forecast. >> thank you. everybody is getting ready for this storm. abc 7 reporter elisa harrington is live. the people are not taking any chances? >> matt, you can see this ferry across the street at pier 9. it's been rocking back and forth. so we are getting some wind out here. this is nothing compared to what is in store, though. i did find people preparing for this next round of rain, scrambling to patch pothole, stack sandbags and stay dry. get out those umbrellas. the rain is back. and the bay area is going to get drenched. the incoming storm prompted a high wind warning in san francisco. other regions are under a flood watch. in san jose, the guadalupe river is still at normal levels, but officials are keeping a close
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eye on it. pg&e has out extra crews, ready to restore downed lines and respond to any damages. here they are repairing poles in san mateo. and back in the city along 37th avenue and anza street. a karamed into this wooden pole, snapping it in half. in palo alto, this is what the weather has done to part of the road. it's quickly eroding, where traffic passes above las trancos creek. specialty towing is using sandbags to make the roads a little smoother. >> we're getting ready for the storm coming up here. we're loading all our bags, trying to get the potholes in the road filled. so we don't have water building up on the side of the road. >> now for a too familiar sight for san franciscoans, flood barriers along 17th and folsom, a sure sign that is weather is to be get bad. these flood stop gates are
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filled with recycled water that weighs them down so they can protect all of these homes and businesses. residents also put up sandbags, tarps, and wooden boards. elissa harrington, abc 7 news. water continues to surge into coyote creek in morgan hill. people are capturing photos and video of something that hasn't been seen in a decade. anderson reservoir is spilling over after reaching 100% of capacity. releasing water now relieves pressure on the dam, more rain expected to fall. outflow increased just about three hours ago at the oroville dam in an effort to prevent flooding. water officials said this morning the dam north of sacramento is 48 feet below the emergency spillway. the gel is to get to 50 feet. this is video from the california department of water resource. yesterday, work intensified to dredge debris and sediment build up below the spillway. last week damage was discovered at both spillways. and people living nearby were evacuated for two days. and they're on flood watch
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in lake county where clear lake has been at flood stage for ten days now. today's level is 9.85 feet. flood stage is at 9 feet. forecasters predict clear lake's elevation will continue to rise and on tuesday will pass 10.5 feet that will be the highest level since a 1998 flood. the approaching storm will bring snow and rain to tahoe. here is a look at conditions from a caltrans camera. sierra ski resorts report popular destinations this holiday weekend. but getting there and getting back will be difficult, especially tomorrow. a winter storm warning for the greater lake tahoe area goes into effect tonight through 4:00 a.m. tuesday morning. up to 5 feet of snow is expected in the higher elevations. of course, drew will have the full track of the storm in just a few minutes. and you can track when the rain will arrive where you live with live doppler 7 radar on the abc 7 news app. enable push alerts for instant weather updates. a gunman fired shots at chp officers in oakland.
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it happened just before 2:00 a.m. on 580 near 98th avenue. no one was hurt. officers shut down the freeway in both directions while they search food interest gunman, but found only shell casings. all lanes were back open by 4:00. officers say it happened as they investigated a possible dui. >> when they're wrapping up that dui investigation they saw a muzzle flash, heard some rounds going off. >> officers aren't sure if the gunfire came from a car or someone walking in the area. an east bay chemical company and its owner face federal charges involving hazardous materials. paywen zhou is accused of smuggling hazardous materials into the country by mislabeled containers. prosecutors say the company would sell the chemicals to universities and research laboratories. zhou faces a fine and up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
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the warriors are about ready to show their skills at the all-star game in new orleans. but they're not the only ones from the bay area having fun there. abc 7 news sports director larry beil sat the game. and what a party this weekend, huh, larry? > matt, so many parties. i don't know how much more we can take of this. i may need some vacation time. you can't stay up all night every single night. but new orleans has been jumping this week. in addition to all star weekend, you've got mardi gras going on as well. so every day multiple parades in the cities. and it's just been wild. we were at dinner last night. happened to run into a pack of warriors fans, a group of like 15 to 20 friends. road trip! they flew in from the bay area just to support their dubs. how many warriors fans came in from the bay area with you? >> dub nation rose deep, man. we're all over the place. i say millions. a million or two. >> i don't see a million. i see about 15. >> like i said, they're all over
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the place. >> warriors! >> where does this group get its money? >> it's the only thing we can afford. we can't afford anything else. >> you spend all your disposable income on warriors. >> that's about it, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> so they're going to be broke but happy. now we also ran into an okc fan, cade keeper. he was booing kevin durant constantly at practice yesterday. i think he remains emotionally sctland yard. >> he came up to me right now, i would shake his time and thank you for all your time. >> you would bow down and worship him if he came over to you. >> i don't know i would worship. >> i'm not worthy. >> i don't know i would go that far. i do have respect for the guy. have i nothing against him. >> all right. he is a really good kid. cade said he would probably get over it if okc beats the warriors at some point. then i suggested to him he might be a very old man before that happens.
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live in the middle of the party, at all-star weekend in new orleans, larry beil, abc 7 sports. >> thanks, larry. we'll work on getting you that vacation day from your trip there to the all-star game. an airport security scare caught on camera. we'll have the look next. also -- >> liftoff of the falcon 9 to the space station. >> spacex mission that could lead to longer life. also, something unusual ends up in larry mary.
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hi. we're on stormwatch tonight. here is a look at live doppler 7 showing the band of rain there
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in green. just a few spots on the screen right now. more intense rain is on the way. abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma will let us know when we can expect the heaviest downpours. spacex launched its dragon rocket to the international space station this morning. the mission was scrapped yesterday due to a thrust control problem. the pad it took off has a place in space exploration history, being the site that sent the first human to the moon. spacecraft is carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments with the potential to help fight human disease and monitor climate data. the rocket also successfully landed back on a platform on earth. investigators in hawaii want to find out why a man died after he breached an airport security checkpoint and fought with police. the man dashed through an exit lane at a checkpoint inside a terminal at honolulu international airport. cell phone video captured the chaos. a hawaiin tv reporter witnessed what happened next. >> all of the sudden, this man, a very large man ran through the
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terminal and started ramming himself through the doors, looking like he was trying to get out to the runway where the planes are. >> police and airport workers eventually stopped him once he reached the airfield. he died after being taken to the hospital. the storms we've been get having brought the return of a breathtaking sight. take a look at this. who knew a spillway could be so spectacular. coming up, the north bay lake in its full glory. and in accuweather this evening, flood watches are posted. high wind warnings will go into effect tomorrow as a strong storm moves into the reek. we'll ♪ ♪
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abc 7 news was in san francisco's japan town. that's where several generations remembered one of the darkest moments in american history.
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75 years ago, president franklin roosevelt signed executive order 9066. that order forcibly removed about 120,000 japanese americans from their homes along the west coast. families lost homes, farms, and businesses. people of all ages wound up living in internment camps for the rest of world war ii. eventually the u.s. government officially apologized for the internment of japanese americans in 1988. creatures usually found in saltwater keep showing up in oakland's lake merritt. abc 7 news visited lake merritt today and found a stingray dead in the water there have been stingrays and river otters. east bay express reports say naturalists say more wildlife is flocking to the lake that goes back to voters passing measure dd in 2002. bond money helped improve water flow between lake merritt and the oakland estuary. and that is a sight we've been waiting to see in napa county. check it out. an abc 7 news viewer sent us this video today of lake
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berryessa's bell-shaped spillway. thanks to our wet weather, water finally spilled into the hole friday after being dry for ten years. the lake became officially full on friday. and last october, it was just half full. and you can share your weather video or pictures with us like that there. use the #abc 7now. now your accuweather forecast with drew tuma. >> it's been on and off light showers for your sunday. but heavy rain will move in shortly and bring a monday mess to us tomorrow. live doppler 7 right now tracking moisture out there. you notice just some speckles of green on the screen. really some isolated light showers right now. but what we are seeing increasing is the winds. coming out of the southerly directions, wind gusting over 20 miles per hour at sfo, soefnlgt ov san jose. a wind advisory tonight. but stronger winds move in tomorrow evening. on the storm impact scale today on sunday, it's a 1.
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it's a light system. we have some light showers moving through. most cities less than a half of an inch of rain. it is breezy tonight. the concern really focuses on monday. and this is when the storm really gets its act together. the downpours move in. this becomes a strong storm on monday. moderate to heavy rain. i can't stress enough the flood concern is very high. we are completely saturated across the region. so this rainfall will likely lead to flooding along with damaging winds cranking monday evening. so future weather. let's go hour-by-hour for you, time this storm out. 10:00 tonight, you do notice on your sunday it's really light showers. watch what happens after midnight. the storm begins to get its act together. early monday morning, you start to see yellows and oranges on your screen. that's the heavier rain developing. by 5:00, we start to see a line of heavy rain make its presence known across the heart of the region. by 7:00, the heavy rain may try and sink south along the santa cruz mountains and into the south bay. the pops of red you see in
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future weather, that is intense rain coming down. and this storm is just going to stall right over us for the entire day on monday. so lunchtime you see widespread downpours on the map. and that's even the story through 5:00 monday evening. the pops of red on your screen will be tracking that heavy rain for you. it's probably not close until midnight that this storm system finally begins to wind down. so potential rainfall 2 to 4 inches in the north. santa cruz mountains over 3 inches. in the south bay, a little less thanks to the santa cruz mountains. but still 1 to 2 inches of rain is a healthy storm. and then through san francisco, livermore, san carlos, 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible. i want to highlight this region, because we are seeing a trend in our weather guidance that some heavy bands of rain may try to set up over san bruno, san mateo, over to oakland and antioch. if that does happen on monday, this area in red has the potential to see more than 3 inches of rain. that's something we'll be tracking as the storm moves through. regardless, a flood watch is in effect for the entire region as
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the entire system moves through. flooding certainly will be an issue with the storm. along with that, the winds. future tracker wind gusts showing tomorrow morning you may notice it's a little calm. but do not let that fool you. by the evening, the winds really pick up. and the evening will likely see gusts over 40 miles per hour. so the accuweather seven-day forecast going to show you tomorrow it is heavy rain. and then the wind kicks in. by tuesday, it's a scattered shower. wednesday still a chance. there you go on thursday, a completely dry day before another storm moves in friday night into saturday. but regardless, flooding will happen tomorrow. it's just looking where exactly it happens as the storm moves through. >> yeah, the possibility really anywhere. thank you, drew. we're talk about the all-star game tonight. it seems like just another warriors game. you've got most of the player there's. >> seems like we've been talking about this game more than he has been talking about rain. the all-star game set to tip-off shortly with four warriors on the roster. when they're on th
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now abc 7 sports with mike shumann. >> the nba all-star classic is finally to be get under way in new orleans, and the warrior fans can't wait as they have four warriors, steph, klay, jd and larry beil is there with this report. >> hey, this is going to be so much fun tonight. at some point, head coach steve kerr of the warriors is going to put all four of his golden state
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all-stars on the court at the same time. and the question we've all been asking and wondering about is who will that fifth player be. i know who. a lot of people want to see because of the kevin durant-russell westbrook feud, a lot of people want to see russ just for the drama. would russ pass the ball to k.d.? would they look at each other? would they communicate? would russ pass the ball to anybody for that matter? i don't know if we're going to see that. i talked with steve kerr. i tried to help him with his decision. i want to see anthony davis do. >> you? >> hometown guy, new orleans. it take you from a super team to an uber team. what do you think? >> i like that idea. i will take it under consideration. >> all right. that doesn't sound like that's the direction you're leaning in. >> not really. but it's -- any time you offer any thought or suggestion, i'm going to take it to heart. and probably go back to the room and watch some tape and study the nuances of what that
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combination would mean. >> you know the abc 7 coaches staff is undefeated. we've not lost a game circumstances that right? >> mike shumann and i are undefeated. >> wow. i had no idea. >> anthony davis, even though it's a hometown game for him, it seems like that would be a natural selection. that would be cool. but i think i know who the fans want the see. and we'll see what happens. >> hey, just seeing all the warriors out there will be quite a milestone. remember, this is a franchise that had no all stars for a long time. from latrell sprewell all the way to david lee, it was a decade and a half without any warriors representation in this game. so this is going to be a special night, a milestone tonight for steve kerr and the guys. let's head back to the studio and the other half of the abc 7 coaching staff. shu? >> we'll have more from mr. beale at 6:00 p.m.
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>> alonzo ball player of the year for chino high is a very proud father. so proud, he is making comparisons to one steph curry. the 6'6", 195 pound freshman is averaging 15 point. 7 sairksassists. now day after his dad levar said his son will be as good as steph curry one day, he doubled down yesterday with this statement about the same two players. >> you said something the other day that some thought was controversial. what made you say that one day alonzo is going to be better than steph curry at golden state? >> hey, let me tell you this right now. i have the utmost confidence in what my boy is doing. i'm going to tell you right now, he better than steph curry to me. here, put steph curry on ucla's team right now and put my boy on golden state and watch what happened. >> oh my goodness. you doubled down. >> like i said, if i don't know what my boy is about, i'm not going to make statement. steph going to have problems trying to guard my boy.
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>> a proud father blinded by his loyalty towards his son. we'll have more from larry beil. a new number one on the tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift. especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high potassium in your blood. tomorrow, i'm gonna step out with my favorite girl.
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drew is here tracking our storm. >> it's going to be a 3 on monday. tracking moderate to heavy rain all day monday. damaging winds especially monday evening. and can't stress this enough, that flood concern is very high tomorrow. >> all across the bay area. thank you, drew. and that's it for abc 7 news at 5:00. our stormwatch coverage continues on abc 7 news at 6:00,
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and also on our abc 7 news app. see you back here at 6:00. welcome to "world news tonight." president trump and a baffling claim. what happened in sweden? >> you look at what's happening last night in sweden. sweden. who would believe this? >> but nothing dangerous happened there this weekend. tonight, the white house explaining. ravaged. the death toll rising from that drenching and damaging west coast storm. as a brand new round of wild weather is set to hit. breaking news. assassins on camera? the new airport surveillance video appearing to show the female suspects accused of murdering the brother of north korea's leader. also breaking tonight, wanted. police stepping up the search for this man, now considered the main suspect in the case of those young teenage girls killed in the midwest.


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