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studio newsroom here in new york. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. within hours hurricane florence is expected to make lanandfall over the carolina coast. overnight it has been bashing the coastline. it's been downgraded to a category one storm with 90 mile an hour sustained winds. but florence remains a massive slow-moving storm producing a life-threatening storm surge and unprecedented rain totals as it comes inland over the weekend. the national hurricane center warns of catastrophic flooding. this morning fema rescue teams are rushing to the aid of 150 people trapped in the river city of new bern, north carolina. they have been told to move to the second story or attic. the bridge to the town is blocked by deep water. so far more than 180,000 households have lost power in north carolina alone. mola lenghi is in wilmington, north carolina. >> reporter: florence wasted no time attacking the carolinas. thirst outer bands of the slow-moving storm quickly
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brought a surge of water inland. the rushing water toppled a cameraman in topsail beach in north carolina and then made quick work of the garage. the storm's powerful winds toppled this gas station canopy. florence has already knocked out power to thousands throughout the region. >> our power just went out instantly. we weren't expecting it. it was way too early. we were trying to charge our things for the storm to come and it already went out. >> reporter: officials say millions of people may be left without electricity and it could be weeks before it's all fully restored. but it's the flooding that's expected to reek havoc over the next few days. >> surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, team work, common sense, and patience. >> more than 1.5 million people mr. wondering what will be left when they return. >> we're concerned. we don't know what we're going to go back to, you know what i
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mean? >> in south carolina, eddie garoppolo decided to ride out the storm. >> we'll put her in the wind and see the best we can do. >> reporter: the eye of florence isn't expected to reach land until later today. >> that was mola lenghi reportsing from wilmington, north carolina. bill walsh of our affiliate mo who is following florence says don't be fooled by the diminishing winds, this remains a very dangerous storms. >> okay, yeah. north carolina still taking a pounding, still a lot of storm surge and still a potential for a deadly storm surge, particularly north and east of the center of florence as florence continues to make its play for the north carolina coast. look at this, this is moorhead city. that onshore flow is going to continue not only today but into tonight and into tomorrow. here it is 7:00 this morning. i'm going to take you on into the afternoon hours. doesn't move too much, cut off from the steering carnes, but still a southeasterly flow,
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coming in off the ocean, so more storm surge kins for south carolina saturday, saturday night, and into sunday. appearance a very slow move. so we'll see the storm surge across the coast even into parts of south carolina and toward the queen city of charlotte wye lot of rain. how much rain? how about 20 inches possible up into eastern north carolina. about 10 to 15 inches northeastern south carolina. then in charlotte we're talking lots of heavy rain, about 4 to six inches. up toward roanoke and hagerstown and pittsburgh we're still looking at 2 to 4 inches of rain and that rain's going to continue all the way up into the ohio valley, eventually all the way up into new england. not just a storm surge problem, a heavy rain problem and a runoff problem with the rivers really over the next couple of days. bottom line, it's a big, big hazard all across the eastern u.s. >> that was meteorologist bill
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walsh. one person was killed and at sees of gas explosions in communities north of boston. at least 39 homes were destroyed and entire communities were forced to evacuate yesterday. one fire official described the scene as armageddon. kenneth craig has our report from north andover massachusetts. >> firefighters attempted to douse this home engulfed in flames. it's just one of dozens to catch fire in three towns north of boston. >> i've been in the fire service for almost 39 years and i've never seen anything like this. it looked like armageddon. >> an apparent explosion blew the walls off of this house and cracked the side of the home in two. >> there was somewhere between 60 and 80 fires, structure fires across the three communities, at least three explosions aswell
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>> reporter: authorities blamed the fire on gas lines that become overpressurized. one man said the furnace in his basement burst into flames. crews scam blingd to battle all the different fires which would hit one home and then another several blocks away. >> residents in this neighborhood told me around 5:00 they heard and felt a loud explosion and then minutes later saw fire trucks and first responders flooding their streets. >> just heard like a massive explosion. it just shook the house. so at that point, you know, we got out of the house. >> reporter: entire neighborhoods were evacuated with fears any house could be next. crews worked to depressurize the gas line so people could return to their homes. >> right now, the focus is every house go in there, shut the gas off. make it safe so people can get back in their house as soon as possible. >> reporter: power was shut down in hopes of preventing another fire leaving thousands in the dark. the fbi is investigating along with state and local
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authorities. kenneth craig, cbs news, north andover, massachusetts. this morning, president trump is being criticized by democrats and some republicans avenue disputed the official death count in puerto rico following hurricane maria. last month puerto rico's governor raised the official death toll from 64 to nearly 3,000 following an independent study. mr. trump dismissed the study tweeting it was part of a conspiracy. this was done by the democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when i was successfully raising billions of dollars to help rebuild puerto rico. the trump administration was sharply criticized for its recovery efforts following maria which devastated puerto rico a year ago. this morning in the pacific ocean what was hurricane olivia has weakened to a post tropical cyclone and it's moving away from hawaii. but the storm brought heavy rain and flooding to the hawaiian islands. some moisture will linger today
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with an additional 3 to 5 inches of rain which could cause further flooding. coming up on the morning news. primary faceoff. how actress cynthia nixon fared against cuomo against the race for governor. and a possible plea agreement. paul manafort may have struck a deal with federal prosecutors. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the cbs morning news. hey baloney here. i thought this was a no by-products call? land o' frost premium. a slice above. but allstate actually helps you drive safely... with drivewise. it lets you know when you go too fast... ...and brake too hard. with feedback to help you drive safer. giving you the power to actually lower your cost. unfortunately, it can't do anything about that. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands?
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primary and paul manafort may have cut a deal. those are some of the headlines on the morning news stand. u.s. today reports former trump campaign chairman paul manafort is in plea talks with special counsel robert mueller to avoid a second criminal trial. manafort is set to stand trial next week in washington on charges of money laundering, failing to register as a foreign agent, and obstruction of justice. he was convicted last month on eight counts of bank and tax fraud and faces up to ten years in prison. a deal could be announced today at a previously scheduled hearing. the cleveland plain dealer reports former president barack obama and president trump are in a proxy war for the heart of ohio. mr. obama appeared at a campaign rally for democratic gubernatorial candidate richard cordrey and other state candidates in cleveland last night. >> i've got a broader message. and it's a simple message.
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vote! vote! vote! >> ohio is, again, shaping up to be a key swing state in the 2020 presidential election. president trump has made frequent visits to the state. "politico" reports new york governor andrew cuomo eyesly beat former sex in the city actress cynthia nixon in the state's prime mae for governor. cuomo is seek his third term as governor. many see him as a possible presidential cant dade in 2020. during the primary campaign he tried to position the race as a contest between him and president trump who is unpopular in many parts of his home state. in nixon, a political novice focused her sites on the future. >> this race for the democratic nomination may be over, but the fight for the soul of the democratic party is just beginning. >> cuomo will face republican marc molinaro in the november election for governor. and the chicago tribune says
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green. it's the fifth time dalton has thrown four todd passes in a ga. on "cbs moneywatch" its the end of the road for the beetle and new m&m flavors with an international twist. diane hall is at the stock exchange with more. >> good morning. on the economic front this morning we get the latest figures on retail sales and industrial fro pro duction. meanwhile, stocks made solid gains yesterday led by the tech sector. the dow rallied 147 points, the s&p rose 15, and the nasdaq added 59. would be home buyers are facing higher mortgage rates. in fact, long-term mortgage rates jumped to their highest level in more than a month. according to lending giant freddie mac the average rate on a 30-year fixed home loan rate climbed to 4.6%. there has been a shortage of inventory. target says it's hiring more than 120,000 people for the holiday season. that say 20% increase from last
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year. target says the temporary hires will stock shs, registers and pacquiao line orders at its warehouses. target says it will hold hiring events at its stores next month. pay is $12 an hour, a dollar more than last year. volkswagen announced the end of the beetle. the german automaker says it will stop making the iconic bug in july of next year. the beetle was developed in nine theen 38. it first came to the u.s. in 1949. volkswagen didn't rule out bringing it back at a future date. and m&m may be expanding its lineup. the company is reportedly introducing three new nut based plafrs if the english toffee peanut, mexan jalapeno peanut,
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and thigh coconut peanut. the have both candies with with helmets to reflect each flavor. >> as long as they keep the original. >> i am down with the original. >> thanks allot, diane. >> thank you. still to come, waiting out the storm. we'll meet some of the thou
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potentially deadly. our team is tracking hurricane florence as it barrels toward the carolina coast. plus: a dramatic announcement from the diocese of san jose... to confront the abuse scandal consuming the catholic church. and: senator dianne feinstein.. slips info about the presidents supreme court nominee to the feds. what it could all be about. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's friday, september 14th.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. as we reported, hurricane florence has been slamming the carolina coast overnight. we'll check back with mola lenghi. >> reporter: you can see the impact being felt out here. it's not as we initially predicted, but they are still
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causing some damage. we've seen some down gas stations canopies blown over, some trees and limbs all blown to the ground. thousands of people are already without power. millions more are expected to lose power here in the coming days. some of whom could stay without power, according to officials for weeks after this storm. but really it's the water. the water does still remains the main concern from the storm surge potential to the torrential rains to the widespread flooding. that still remains a major concern in the days and weeks to come, anne-marie. >> all right. thank you right now. hurricane florence has forced more than a million people for that storm pot people are riding out the storm in shelters in other parts of the state, including the raleigh durham area. nearly 300 people and their pets are getting meals and a place to
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stay. one mom talked about what she might find once the hurricane passed through. >> what are you worried about? >> not having a place to go home to or a job. >> there are at least 126 shelters set up across north carolina. the governor says officials are in the process of opening up more. all along the north carolina coast, hospitals and nursing homes have been evacuated. some of the elderly are being taken to places like the cumberland valley assisted living center. staff says they're preparing for patient's emotion needs, especially for those with dementia or alzheimer's. >> they start feeling insecure and wonder egg what's going on. >> they say they're determined not repeat mistakes made during hurricane harvey. residence were not evacuated and left poshlly submerged in murky floodwaters. coming up on "cbs this morning," full coverage of hurricane florence. we'll have reports from the coast as the storm comes ashore
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our top stories this morning, hurricane florence is expected to make landfall along the carolina coast within hours. overnight, florence has been bashing the coastline. it has been downgraded to a category one storm with 90-mile-per-hour sustained winds. but florence remains a massive slow-moving storm producing a life-threatening storm surge and unprecedented rain totals. the national hurricane center warns of catastrophic flooding. so far, more than 180,000 households have lost power in north carolina alone. and one person was killed and at least ten others injured during gas explosions north of boston. the explosions destroyed dozens of homes and started a series of
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fires. one fire official described the scene as armageddon. the fbi is investigating but authorities say it looks like overpressurized gas lines are to blame. well, some highest ranking catholic leaders from the u.s. met with pope francis to discuss the sex abuse crisis that has rocked the church. seth doane reports from rome. >> reporter: the u.s. bishop said pope francis listened deeply from the heart in their discussion, but they offered few details and no next steps. cardinal daniel dinardo, the head of all u.s. bishops pushed for this meeting and wants a vatican investigation into how disgraced former cardinal theodore mccarrick rose to the highest levels of the church despite allegations of sexual mitigation conduct. but now dinardo himself is accused of allowing a predator priest to remain in his own arch dioceses in texas. in a statement, the arch dioceses explained that one of
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case brought brought last month was taken seriously and reported to authorities. also beneficiary shom michael bransfield in investigate virginia resigned. the vatican announced his resignation while his cousin brian bransfield was in that same meeting with the pope. with cases piling up, norah o'donnell asked christopher wray if they'd lawn of a federal investigation into the church. >> at what point does this rise to the level of a national investigation where the fbi would get involved? >> when we have the facts and we have the law and we have the evidence to support an investigation, there is no institution that we're afraid to investigate, period. >> reporter: and the catholic church in germany is also in crisis. a church report there found more than 1600 clerics are accuse of abusing more than 3,600 minors over nearly a 70-year period. os
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morning," full coverage of hurricane florence. we'll have reports along the coast as the storm floods the region, plus we'll speak with fema chief brock long for an update on the hurricane's devastating impact so far and how the federal government is already responding. and south carolina governor henry mcmaster joins us from columbia with the latest on how his state is handling florence. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching, i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. have a great day. . -- captions by vitac -- -- captions by vitac --
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fo ivehek at the.> goo mryon mpurreoing tol off a little bit. it's going to be a nice day. it's friday. the favorite day of the week. good morning, everyone.
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>> i am emily turner in this morn were for kenny. >> yeah, sleeping in right now. >> yeah, we made toted the end of the week. >> yeah, it's great. >> temperatures are going to be too bad. >> yeah, it's a cool day across for us in the bay area. we're waking up to clouds in the arch land locations as well. we will have the clearing once again with if afternoon sunshine and the cooler weather continuing. let's talk about the low cloud and fog action. we're getting it again along the coast. parts of the bay and inland locations. check out napa. it's a dense fog there. the highs today are looking pretty nice. it's upper 60s in oakland and mid 70s for napa. >>


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