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now the massive storm turns toward florida... sending hundreds of now at noon, hurricane harvey hurricane irma slammed the caribbean leaving damage and now the storm is going to florida sending hundreds of thousands of people scrambling. >> the governor of florida warned people on both coasts about the impact. many are going to shelters and the lines are growing by the minute.
good afternoon. we have team coverage on hurricane irma from tracking the storm to how the bay area is lending a hand. first, meg oliver is live in miami with a rush to get out of dodge. meg. >> reporter: michelle, people are desperate for gas. they have received two shipments in the last few hours at this station in miami and cars have been lined up around the block ever since. time is running out for floridians to evacuate before irma roars ashore this weekend. at least 1.4 million live in mandatory evacuations zones. fema predicts irma will devastate the southern u.s. >> i don't know anybody in florida that's ever experienced what's about to hit south florida. >> reporter: people in miami and florida airports have only hours to catch the last flights out. >> hopefully the storm will stay on track and it won't get here until saturday and we'll be out of here.
>> reporter: a steady stream of bumper-to-bumper traffic is heading north. the rush to evacuate is stalled in some areas where gas stations have run dry. at this one in miami, a tanker just arrived to refuel. >> for gas stations in evacuation zones, we need you to stay open as long as you can so people can get gas and get out. >> reporter: residents are riding out the storm. fema estimates the hurricane could send more than 100,000 people to shelters. people waiting to get into this center in doral are worried. >> we're going there. we're not taking chances. especially when you have kids. >> reporter: irma battered turks & caicos overnight. it's headed for cuba before it turns north for its collision course with the u.s. mainland. the manager tells us, this shipment should last until about 6 or 7 p.m. eastern daylight time. i have to tell you, there's a real sense of urgency. i went across the street to the
grocery store a short time ago. it was packed with people buying everything in sight. they are ready to hunker down to ride out this monster storm. >> those stores are packed with people. what's the product or the supplies like at these stores? >> reporter: it's dwindling. these are not evacuees. they are staying put. one man has his home boarded up, he said he feels like he is living in a bunker. there were three loaves of bread left when i went in to get some peanut butter and jelly. besides hurricane irma, two other hurricanes jose and katia are churning in the area right now. neda iranpour is tracking the triple threat. neda. >> a lot of action right now in
the tropics. here's a look right now, though, at irma. the magnitude still strong. miami right now getting some rain and some thunderstorms from this already the beginning bands of this storm already working their way in. so let's track this for you now. we'll get to the other storms in a moment, right now bringing heavy rain and wind for the bahamas and cuba. as we track it, it's going west. west at 14 miles per hour, sustained winds at 155 miles an hour. a category 4. then once it gets to cuba, it makes the sharp turn and heads north. that's when it's going straight for miami. look at this, the southern point of florida, the keys there. so this is saturday 8:00 eastern time, 5:00 our time. it could make landfall as a cat- 4 and working through the center of the state and then it dwindles down a bit but will impact the southeastern states. right now, it looks like that
cone of uncertainty is keeping the storm in the minute. here are the spaghetti plots. the areas of watches and warnings extend on both coasts of florida. as you can see, the spaghetti plots a few of them obviously are bringing this one not so much in agreement. but certainly something to be concerned about. it's good to see a lot of people trying to leave the area because this is going to be intense. you can see the amount of area that it's going to impact, 300 miles of storm-force winds. this is strong winds, storm surge as well 5 to 10 feet above sea level. miami-dade alone has 3 million people. so obviously, a lot of people need to leave. this is also jose which we have been talking about, katia is in the gulf of mexico. katia has been staying put and jose is right now category 4 headed for the leeward islands headed for puerto rico as well before it then takes a north turn and heads up into the atlantic. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. air national guard are on the way to florida right now to help victims of hurricane irma.
kpix 5's anne makovec was there for the sendoff. >> reporter: this c-130 is full of air national guardsmen who don't know what they're about to face. 100 members of the 129th rescue wing are heading to the east coast to help with the aftermath of hurricane irma. >> we're always ready to answer the call. >> reporter: many of these guardsmen just got back from texas, where they are credited with saving 113 lives after hurricane harvey. >> this one we're worried. harvey they came in afterwards. this time they are going in beforehand. >> reporter: her husband was only home for 6 days. >> hard. it's hard with the kids, you know, trying to keep them busy and distracted and not upset. >> reporter: she brought them to the tarmac at moffett field to say good-bye, again. >> kind of bad. >> reporter: the guards' mission in florida will be similar to texas, rescuing people trapped by floodwaters. they are also bringing two helicopters with highly trained rescuers on board. >> we'll be out there for as
long as we are tasked to be out there. >> when you go to save lives, it's worth it because we know they're doing something good. >> reporter: the guard members who left today make up 10% of the force here at moffett field. so there are still about 900 left in case we have a sudden natural disaster of our own. at moffett field, anne makevoc, kpix 5. today, president trump will be briefed on hurricane irma. he will spend the weekend at camp david where he will monitor the storm. and in washington, the house of representatives has voted in favor of a more than $15 billion aid package in the wake of hurricane harvey. the package also extends u.s. borrowing authority to fund the government through the first week of december. meanwhile, 5 former u.s. presidents are raising money for harvey victims. >> hurricane harvey brought terrible destruction. but it also brought the best in humanity. >> as former presidents, we wanted to help our fellow americans begin to recover. >> our presidents are doing
that. >> people are hurting down here but as one texan put it, we've got more love in texas than water. >> we love you, texas. >> reporter: former presidents also came together to raise money following the tsunami in asia, hurricane katrina and the haiti earthquake. at least 35 people are dead after the largest earthquakes to hit mexico in a century. the 8.1 quake hit off southern mexico shaking office lights and streetlights and sent people out of their buildings as the power was knocked out. brook silva-braga looks at the damage. >> reporter: the powerful 8.1 magnitude quake shook this restaurant off mexico's southern coast overnight triggering tsunami warnings sending people in the city of chiapas running into the streets. the impact was even felt hundreds of miles away in mexico city, where power was briefly knocked out for almost million people. this video shows the inside of an office building shaking violently. the famous angel of independence monument swayed
from side to side from the force of the quake. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: mexico's president says the earthquake was the strongest to hit his country in a century. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: this woman was left shaken. it was horrible, she says, i never felt something so ugly in my life. reporter jeff paul of cbs stations ktbt was also in southern mexico at the time. >> it felt like a train was rolling beneath our feet and moments later that's when we started to see the buildings shaking from side to side. it sounded like pieces of metal just scraping together. >> reporter: the quake hit as people in the country were preparing for a possible blow from hurricane katia. officials are now assessing damage and bracing for aftershocks from the quake. brook silva-braga for cbs news. > >> new at noon, an audit shows tens of millions in taxpayer dollars were misused to fund the california water tunnel projects. the tunnels would be used to ship water from northern to southern california.
the audit shows federal officials gave $84 million in cabs pair money to help fund it. -- in taxpayer money to help fund it but the water districts was supposed to pay. governor brown declared states of emergency in three more counties in northern california because of wildfires. they have been battling fires for nine days. the mission fire in madera county is burning close to yosemite national park. right now access is restricted to the park. the five is 50% contained. researchers says road kill is rising the price of clean-up and maintenance around the state. katie nielsen reports why some bay area freeways are the costliest. >> reporter: it's one of the bay area's most scenic freeways but it's also the most deadly for wildlife. the 23-mile stretch of interstate 280 between san francisco and silicon valley shoulders more of the cost than any other stretch of freeway in the state. >> every time i drive down 280
regularly remember seeing some sort of dead animal on the side of the road. >> reporter: according to the study, in 2016, cars hit wild animals almost 400 times on that stretch of 280 costing almost $875,000 per mile in damage, maintenance and clean- up costs. that's the most expensive cost of road kill per mile in the state. next was highway 101 north of san francisco and marin county where there were 225 collisions cost almost a half million dollars per mile. the tab for all collisions on freeways statewide in 2016, a whopping $276 million. >> you go into the country roads and other places in the state, and you could probably add another $300 million to that. >> reporter: the most commonly hit animals are deer, coyotes and small wildlife like skunks, raccoons and possums. >> it's messy to be honest with
you. the road kills i've seen. but it's a busy freeway. >> reporter: the authors of the study proposed solutions including installing fencing to keep them out and they also suggest creating underpasses where animals can get from one side of the freeway to the other without having to go in traffic. they say both of those solutions would pay for themselves within a couple of years. in san bruno, katie nielsen, kpix 5. still ahead, waterlogged cars from hurricane harvey could make their way to dealerships even here in the bay area. how to protect yourself from a bad buy. >> plus, a foggy start to our friday. your weekend weather forecast is coming up.
cars, s-u-v's and trucks underwater in texas. and hurric leave even m hurricane harvey left hundreds of thousands of cars, suvs and trucks under water in texas. and hurricane irma is about to do the same. experts say the flood cars can be a golden ticket for scammers. the estimated trillion gallons of rain dumped during harvey ruined about half a million cars. after insurers mark the titles as flooded, many of the vehicles land at auctions where they can be sold for parts. but carfax says scammers will buy the damaged vehicles, clean them up and try to resell them. it's legal to sell a flood car as long as the damage is disclosed on the title but sometimes, it's not. and shady sellers may even forge documents. time for a check of our weather with neda iranpour in for roberta. >> it warmer with sunshine. a bit of the burn-off, it's
still lingering up over the bay. it crept in deep earlier today. here's a live look at san jose. looking clear out there. and looks like our temperatures right now warming up nicely. pretty comfortable day out there. doesn't look like temperatures are going to be warming up too much. we are staying below average 35 below average for where we should be this time of year. the warmup will arrive. here's our cloud cover. so you can see it all as we move out east and it's going to creep back in. >> the marine layer is coming in in the morning and make have fog in some areas. temperatures today the highs today 73 for new vallejo. concord 81 degrees. so just bumping up a few more degrees from where we are now.
71 in oakland. 65 degrees at the coast. sunset tonight at 7:29 p.m. we are a a little cooler today. warmer air will be coming in its place and then low bouncing up and by sunday into monday we have a chance of rain. look at the seven-day forecast -- excuse me monday into tuesday we have a chance of rain. here's the seven-day forecast. sunday temperatures near the triple digits and then around the bay will be mid-80s. 70s at the coast. chance of drizzle. the walk to end alzheimer's is this weekend. don't forget, sunday morning at crissy field it will be 65 degrees. >> a lot going on. >> have a good weekend. >> thank you. still ahead, fighting fleas. what to do when your cat won't take its medication. our pet expert weighs in next. >> and what's cool about your school?
from me now all the so, how long does th medication remain effective after opening (but still pped)? dr. jill cha ns us along with "mariah"... with fleas li e environment as spend approx 5% of eir lifetime on the pe 2. best control is treatment of the environment-house/yard 3. topical and oral he fleas dr. jill chase joining us along with mariah with some help. so what's your advice? >> well, i'm so glad we're talking about fleas because pretty much everybody who has pets right now is suffering from the fact that we have had such hot weather and it's so bad. so i really enjoy talking about fleas and specifically to that question, all of the topical medications have an expiration date on the box and even if you have uncapped the medication, it's still going to last until the expiration date. but this cat is not unique in that mariah is purring and purring over here! so most cats do not enjoy the topical products. that's not unusual at all. but i want to remind owners that fleas live in the environment. they spend very little time on the pets!
and this is a big piece of information that came out when i was actually in vet school so it's now been at least 38 years that we have known this and that changes how we control fleas. so it's great, you won't have to use the topical products if he doesn't want to but we really should do the environment. i really like companies that use nontoxic products and then if you need to combat the fleas while you're getting rid of them in the environment, then you can use topical products if you would like or even oral products but they're not necessary if you do your environment. so even if your pet goes outside and gets fleas from being outside, the fact is they spent most of the time in the house and so when the fleas jump off, they get into the environment and it kills the fleas. >> it works great. >> it's done. >> dr. jill chase, thank you so much. if you have a question about your pet's health and well- being, we want to hear from you. email us at email@example.com and we'll have dr. jill chase give us answers every friday here at noon. we'll be right back.
today -- a sweet choice for your next dessert. lorida... as time for a lunch time tip of the day with flesh grocer tony tantillo. >> reporter: ell, today's tip of the day is going to be is with honeydew melons. right now, at this time of year when they are getting picked, the sugar content is so high when they're picking them that they are just wonderful! this window between now and
about 2 or 3 weeks when it starts to cool down a little bit with the growing areas the sugar content will drop but now they are at the peak, perfect. selection and storage is very important. when you buy it, make sure it's got a beautiful creamy green color all the way around, very, very important. heavy for their size. that means they are full of juice with a small cavity. when you bring them home, store them on the counter not the refrigerator because once honeydew gets picked they continue to get riper and sweeter where cantaloupes are the opposite, riper but not sweeter after being picked. cut them in half with proscuitto and balsamic reduction, you will love it. honeydew melons this time of year. enjoy! 'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. nd always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. make sure it's nice and sticky. a live look now in florida as hurricane irma churns nearby. take a look. the turnpike is just packed as people are trying to get out of the way of the storm.
this area is going to see high winds and that rain by tomorrow morning. and then the eye of the hurricane is actually going to pass over that area by late afternoon tomorrow. so of course a lot of people are trying to head out of town. you can kind dated on hurricane irma on our website, cbssf.com. and also, later today at 5:00. >> thank you for watching. that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. have a wonderful weekend.
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