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virginia and the carolinas. we have live coverage continuing right now here on mornings on 2. good morning. it is friday, september 14th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> the hurricane made land follow less than three hoursing to in north carolina we have new video coming to us from wilmington. the hurricane has been downgrade in terms of wind strength. but is it bringing life- threatening storm surges and hurricane forced winds. coastal streets are flooded. more than 400,000 people are without power there. this is video from newport, north carolina. workers from the national service and the street was covered with downed trees and
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branches. >> people in newburn, north carolina, 150 people are waiting to be rescued. the street flooded after a ten foot storm storage. >> we have coverage of hurricane florence. and steve paulson said that it has made landfall. but let's go to lee in the newsroom and the latest from fema. >> reporter: yes. the storm surge continues to be the biggest life is threatening danger to the carolinas. but the national weather service said there will be long- term flood threats deep inland as the heavy rain is expected for several days. and the rain has been relentless. and the most dangerous element is the storm surge on emerald isle, north carolina. it is 7 feet and could climb up to 11 feet. and fema warns as hurricane
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florence lands, it will create extremely dangerous widespread flooding. the worst may be yet to come for the community as along the rivers. at a news conference, fema warned this is a very dangerous storm. >> power will be off, off struck infrastructure will be damage it had and destroyed. >> reporter: hurricane florence was downgraded to a category one because the eye wall grew in size. the smaller the eye wall, the more powerful the whipped. but it still sending wind 810 miles out from the cents so and this video from top tail beach, north carolina, the canopy of a gas station is pulled off. it could take better part of the day for florence to reach south carolina.
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more than 400,000 customers in north carolina lost power and emergency officials say that the lights may be off for many days. we will have continuing coverage throughout the morning. coming up later this hour, a live report from north carolina where florence has made landfall. and we're going to be sending it over to steve paulson who st it has made the move past wilmington. and now it is heading just south to south carolina, category 1, 58-mile-an-hour sustained winds. and it is moving slowly, west, southwest at six miles an hour. there have been reports of 16 inches of rain. and then you add another ten to 16 more, you'll have the coastal issue late tonight and tomorrow. and florence will start to be more of an inland problem. 50 miles an hour north myrtle beach and wilmington. they had 92 to 105-mile-an-hour winds this islike to myrtle
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beach so it is about ready to exit north carolina and head towards south carolina. this may go griefly over water -- briefly over water. starting late tonight into tomorrow and go right near florence, south carolina. this is over myrtle beach and just near charleston heading northward. it should be near tennessee by sunday night into monday. back home here, we have some high clouds and low clouds and a cool 43 from jake mckenzie on the smart platform. a lot of 40s here. 48 in hillsberg and some bfew low clouds and high clouds. 41 in lake port. 50s premount. sunnyville 49. low clouds but there is another
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cool pattern. 7:05 new. and sal has had pretty good success. hopefully it continues. we had a commute that has been crowded but not a lot of major incidents, unlike the last few days where we had terrible commutes on some corridors. you see the traffic is a little crowded it is a little hard to see with the sun angle right now. but it is not as slow as it normally is. the bay bridge is backed up for a 10 to 15 minute delay. on the bridge is looks good into san francisco and on the sam te'o bridge, traffic is not raid. you see the fog has cleared away from the peninsula. the richland bridge has approach. and 80 is slow station and seriously injuring in the court this morning. john cowell was arrested july 23rd. he may enter a plea today.
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last morning the alameda county prosecutors added a special circumstance in his case saying he was lying in wait for nia and the sister. the charge if convictims will make i am eligible for the death penalty. the court appointed monitor released a report yesterday saying that officers on several occasions had failed to properly disclose that they pointed their guns at subjects or were physical with subjects. the monitor calls the emissions troubling. he said that he discovered the undocumented uses of force by reviewing the police files and watching body camera footage. we tried to talk to the police department about the descrim discrepancy. but they said that they could not comment on report
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because it involves personnel subjects. the san francisco chronicle reports that the housing area had been declared safe and free of radioactive contamination for more than a decade. this object is a radium deck marker, about the size of a silver dollar dug up on tuesday on a grassy hill. they said that no harmful radio activity exists near their homes and they have nothing to worried about. san francisco considering building a homeless center by fisherman's warmth. the supervisor tells the san francisco examiner it may be an ideal place. but there are not many sses nea and the mayor city is it studying several different sites. they will provide shelter for t
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there is public feedback. there is a deadline to make sure that the area surrounding millennium tower is safe. we'll tell you the concerns that the city has. it's been standing in san francisco for more than 120 years. but a controversial statue just left the plaza. you can see that the traffic will be busy in some areas here. it is not completely good. i'll tell you more about that coming up.
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hebreakfast makers, takers, step counters, outdoor explorers, faith restorers, appointment keepers, fantastic creatures. farmer's market goers, cholesterol lowerers cell phone silencers. the new lease on lifers, and the positive thinkers. here's to you all that see every day as an opportunity to thrive your way. this morning in san francisco, work crews removed a stat statute that the contradicts -- statue that
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critics stay is race i. it is called early days statute. it's been there since 1894. it shows a native american on the ground and a spanish cowboy standing over him. they say it disrespects native americans. several people were there this morning to watch it as it was being takendown, among them activists that were involved in the battle. >> this is a monument that depict california native people in a very degrading way and so we're here today to witness the removal and that our children will not have to witness and feel the humiliation of being treated in this stereotypical fashion of this is not who we are as california native people. and the statue is part a group of statue depicting the
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founding of california. the city's art's commission approved removing t but the board of appeals rejected a challenge earlier this week. today is the final day of the global climate action summitt in san francisco. and the speakers will be al gore and john kerry and dave matthews. it is known from attracting big name speakers. governor brown is the cochair of the event. he's been critical of the trump administration environmental policies. after that will be alec baldwin and harrison ford. he said it up to them if they want change or see environmental laws. >> if we don't protect nature, we cannot protect ourselves. >> more than 4,000 people from around the world are at the summit. and some look at it as a way to network and share the latest in
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green technology. there were protests at the global climate action summitt that say that they and their ideas are being ignored. they interrupted the summit just as mayor michael bloomburg was about to speed. they say that the political and business leaders are not doing enough to fight the climate change. >> if you look at the program, it is corporate heads and elected officials. everything that they were saying is about making profit. >> only in america could have you environmentalist protesting an environmental conference. >> outside of the center, about 500 protesters filled the streets, taking issue with governor brown's policies with fossil fuel production, claiming that approved more than 200 new oil wells in california. california is closer to
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reducing greenhouse glasses in the united states. the ceremony happened on the san francisco bay aboard the maiden crews of the hybrid ferry. the governor signed 16 environmental bills into law. that will be rebates for homeowners and help for electric cars and cleaner more fuel-efficient school buses, goals for ride shares and more electric car charging stations. in the san jose evergreen school district, growing enter about a possible teachers' strike. they protested last night. they have been fighting for a new contract for more than a year now. the teachers want a half increase in pay and more prep time and want to pledge to keep the class sizes down. the school district said it is under a budget crunch with the dropping enrollment dropping
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the revenue. and the teachers said they are willing to go on strike it could happen in the middle of october. san francisco's marriott hotel workers are a step closer to going on strike. union officials said that 98% of the union workers voted to authorize a strike at the marriott hotels in san francisco. they said they're not paid living wages and they're negotiating with marriott with job security and work place safety. they have not had a contract for almost a movement the union said that no -- almost a month. the union said that a date has not been set and they will continue to negotiate with the the community outcry and children.
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they'll wear shorts and tanked tops and serve drinks with tamer names. it opens another noon in the area of north fair oaks. 7:16. hurricane florence is moving inland. this is over north carolina. it made landfall earlier this morning this is a live picture. it is a category one storm. and that picture comes from surf line. and we saw the conditions from buckstone, north carolina. here is a look at the extreme winds and rain battering wrightsville beach, north carolina. >> passed over us. and now we're experiencing the back half of the storm. heavy rain but not as much rain as when we went through the eye wall on the front side of the storm. this morning, shortly after dawn, we experienced some very heavy wind gusts. we were drenched in rain. and then the conditions quickly calmed down and the rain
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stopped and the winds died down. and we looked up in the sky. it wasn't blue. but we were in the area of lowest pressure. the eye of the storm that ising directly over wrightville beach. we used calm to walk around that area looking at the structures, everything still standing. no major damage. no shattered windows. there was a garbage can blowing down the street there. and we saw some small tree branches in the street no major damage this is just what you see here is a tiny snapshot of an island that is four miles long. it is too dangerous to explore the entire island. when you're in the eye, it will pass over you. you'll get hit by the back half of the storm. the back half of the eye wall, once again experiencing hurricane forced wind and heavy
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rain all over again. in wrightsville beach, north carolina, fox news. let's take a look the path of this hurricane. it is make the south of wilmington right now moving at about 6 miles an hour. it may crawl along a little slower than that. and the track does take it south of the wilmington and to north myrtle beach and go around myrtle beach, south carolina and the storm surge along with this rising water associated with the deep very intense low pressure of the hurricane. and then you'll see the water lift. and then the intensity can take it up to 16 to 25 feet that with the rain is causing a lot of issues here this is mainly for the coastal areas this morning and into this afternoon and tonight and tomorrow. you can see some of the rainfall. i've seen 16-inch amounts in
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the coastal locations in north carolina. it takes the turn and it looks like myrtle beach and florence, south carolina. and it starts to lift out and the inland flooding will be the issue. a lot of the rivers are way up due to the surge. some locations not reporting anymore. they'll probably see this pick up in the next 2 to 4 hours. just moving in oak island it th it could maintain it for a little bit. and there's the track to myrtle beach and turns tropical storm near florence, of all places and starts to curve northward. it will cause the inland flooding over the weekend. that will be near bristol, tennessee. maria is up in england. it is very cool this morning. it is very cool there.
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is a lot of 40s. 40s, 50s on your temperatures. we're winning one to two six degrees cooler than 24 hours ago. and the low clouds are back. they were not there the last couple days. and a few high clouds filter in from the west, southwest. overall shall the temperatures are staying cool to mild. some locations with south wind can be on the mild side in the bay and other locations. are running well below average. tell us this? w. >> we have a couple of things to talk about. today the volume has been a little better. so when the crashes happen it is not as big of a deal than it was on a wednesday. northbound 101, cesar chaves, they're clearing an accident there. it is surprising it has not been slower. and northbound and southbound
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101 look pretty good. southbound 10 is not really affected. it looks like they got it out of the way. no injuries. and westbound 24, lafayette, you can see the traffic is moderate. and the bay bridge it is backed up 10 to 15 minute delay. 88 oakland north and south looking okay. and no problems on the sam te'o bridge heading to the high raise or the dunnbarton bridge. 7:21 back to the desk. the new home of the warriors is set to open next year. the big milestone being reached today for the chase center. and new allegations against judge brett kavanaugh what information they say has been handed over to the fbi.
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at today's news conference we expect to hear details on grants that will be gimp vein to what they are calling opportunity zones. california senator finestein said that she's notified federal investigators about new information involving judge brett kavanaugh. she said in a statement that
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the information came from a confidential source. the associated president said it refers to an incident when he was high school age. it could be sexual misconduct. they received the information and included in his background file. and they are scheduled to vote on his nomination next thursday. facebook mark zuckerberg is opening up about the social media giant preparing for the mid-term elections. they want to prevent foreign meddling in the u.s. elections. facebook is work with state and federal government and mexico and germany to inprovement security. they have removed more than a billion fake accounts. he said that he took the issue of fake news too lightly. he said that the company cannot do it alone that they need
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legitimate news outlet that can pass along further information that stop further on line abuses. democrat -- was on the campaign trail yesterday. he spoke on behalf of buffy wicks. the lieutenant governor and foreman san francisco mayor joined other democratic leaders in reminding voters this would be couple of the most important mid-term elections in recent memory. he spoke on assembly candidate the afternoon. condelezza rice is now a professor at stanford university. she endorsed john cox for governor. she said he has a vision to tackle california's political problems. he's running as a political outsider and use his financial skills that made him a multi-
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million dollars to put california on the right economic path. they agreed to one debate that will tentatively happen october 8th in san francisco. hurricane florence made landfall this morning. with it comes a big storm surge and torrential rain. we'll have a live report from north carolina up next. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco. it will be anything but an easy friday and easy weekend for the people here at the millennium tower here. we'll talk about it after the break. if you encounter a downed powerline,
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people in the path of hurricane florence are starting to go out and see some of the early damage look at these pictures. this is video from newburn, north carolina, about three hours after the storm made landfall this morning. and because it is moving so slowly, florence is expected to cause a lot of flooding. it may drop up to 40 inches of rain in some areas. we have live team coverage for you of hurricane florence. steve paulson is here with us tracking the storm's path. it is dropping the heavy rain on the carolinas. >> we'll bring in lauren. she's live in wilmington, north carolina throughout the morning. and we see a lot of wind. talk to us about conditions right now. >> reporter: good morning. the wind, that the thing that we're dealing with at this point in time. through the this morning, we
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have been getting a ton of rain there. is some of it coming down now. there is a ton of rain and wind. this is 90-mile-an-hour wind that is maximum sustained winds. and there are gusts at 105 miles an hour. imagine with a kind of damage that will do. there is a store back here. this is the historic area of wilmington there. is a portion of this sign missing. that ripped off a bit ago. it went flying. and theresy construction site that seems to have flooded over a bit on us here in wilmington. so some of the water that we were seeing on the streets earlier today, that water has down a bit. [ no audio ] >> we have a temporary transmission problem caused by
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the hurricane. but that is lauren blanchard in north carolina. this storm is moving south of wilmington. still a category 1. winds 85 miles an hour. there were sustained winds of 90 with gusts to 105. really slow now, drifting to the south here. it mayty a little dip -- it may take a little dip over the water. but it is the rainfall. some areas reporting 16 inches of rain. and you add that on top of 16 inches of rain. there was a truck with the inland flooding. it will move to the inland areas. today more of the coastal locations. but it looks like it will go around myrtle beach. still wilmington, 67 miles an hour. florence, south carolina about 40 miles an hour. watch out how this comes in. wilmington starts to drift
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south over oak island. so still a category one. but instead of going south to charleston, it will go to myrtle beach. late tonight and tomorrow and very slow. and the key is almost like harvey you get the intense rainfall. they could pick up another ten to 20 inches of rain. the slow moving nature of it makes for a strong flood situation going forward in the next 24 to 36 hours. the lowest temperature i found was 40 with the fog. a lot of high clouds and southwest wind at 12. it has returned to the south. there you go. that takes care of that and that will take care of the temperatures. we saw 40 degrees. there are a few high clouds and a lot more low clouds. and the temperatures are hard
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pressed to do much except stay in the 60s or the 70s. it may be a tiny cooler as we go into the weekend. we have slow traffic out there. and we have had a couple of incidents. but the volume of traffic has been a little less than it has been. [ no audio ] 880 oakland, northbound, a little slow as you drive past the coliseum. but for the most part, it's been okay. 880 south hayward to union city is slow. and the south bay commute is a little lighter. there is now a crowd on 280 and 85. let's go back to the desk. today is the deadline of
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the tilting millennium tower in san francisco to make certain safety modifications or the city said they will yellow tag that building. yes go to jessie. >> reporter: the managers of the millennium tower thought they would have an easy friday and slide into the weekend. not so fast. they have multiple fixes to put in place to avoid the building slapped with a yellow tag at the end of the day. >> we're very hopeful that the city will not take that drastic measure. >> reporter: to avoid that action, the workers have to put up a canopy to protect people from any falling debris they started that in the predawn darkness. the canopy will need to be done this afternoon.
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this comes after finding a cracked window on the 36th floor they want them to check the other 419 units to yellow any part of this 58 story building if it not safe. yellow tag is residents could occupy the structure. but it will be in a restricted way. they are willing to be flexible as long as the building is safe. >> protection of the public that the paramount and most important thing for this department that public is protected from any falling objects, such as glass are other debris. >> reporter: an attorney for the millennium tower said there
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was a plan to tape the broken glass and they believe that taking the steps will prevent the yellow tagging at the end of the day. but the tower has been troubled. it opened in 2009. it started sinking about a foot and a half. and that is causing it to lien or tilt. jessie gary, ktvu news. 7:37. efforts to clean san francisco streets continue. the police are targeting the civic center area, specifically looking for illegal drugs. sincep tuesday, a mobile command center has been parked on market street. and officers from the tenderloin station have also increased patrols. bill scott was out there checking on the progress of the crack down. the goal is to take back the streets for the people that live or work there and tourists.
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>> they feel safe and feel like they can enjoy the city and not looking over their shoulders. >> they made 637 arrests in and near un plaza. the chief said that the extra police officers and the mobile command center will be out there as long as as necessary. 7:38. the port of oakland is reporting record numbers. it was the best august in the port's 91 year history. a strong start to the peak shipping season. so executives at the port are nervous about the future because of the president's tariffs on products coming from china. new information about the tent village for ning up in san over the weekend. the tent camp is sitting on land that is owned by the
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state. the ktbu found out that the chp is trying to find an alternative location. it was paid for by $10,000 in private donations. it has a portable toilet and fences and garbage service. health officials rolled out a new food truck. they call it is a food pharmacy. they get a food prescription will have access of fresh produce from the 20-foot long truck and it makes stops in fairfield and vacaville. and part of the funding is coming from a donation from cash creek casino. the health officials said that diabetes and heart disease and obesity can be treated with a healthier diet. and many low income patients are not able to find healthy foods where they live. catholic diocese of san jose is investigating clergy sexual abuse. they want to do more to prevent
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abuse and help victims. he said by the middle of october, the diocese will release the names and the status of every priest who has been credibly accused after becausing minors. the diocese ordered an independent investigation. the bishop will hold three listening sessions to allow the community to speak out. a san jose man is behind bars accused of exposing himself to teenage girls near a high school. this man is accused of exposing himself to three girls between july and september. anyone that has had an encounter with him is urged to call the police. a man that worked with children is accused of sex charges. the police arrested him saying that he tried to have sex way girl he thought was 14 years old. the san francisco police took him into custody on tuesday
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when he tried to meet the girl in san francisco. bart board of directors plans to increase the use of security cameras on bart parking lot. they negotiated the plan with things for more than two years. facial id technology will not be allowed. 7:41. we continue to follow the latest on hurricane florence. we look at the impacts here at home and across the country. what about the san jose sharks? they just made a big trade. their quest for the sanly -- quest for the stanley cup. road are crowded but it does seem a little better.
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we'll give you the details coming up. mother nature shoots and scores with a pretty picture this morning. this is a continuation of your cool september. ♪ flintstones! meet the flintstones. ♪ ♪ they're the modern stone age family. ♪ ♪ from the town of bedrock. ♪ meet george jetson. ♪ ♪ his boy elroy. with instant acceleration, electric cars are more fun to drive and more affordable than ever. electric cars are here. plug into the present.
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raiders are going for the first win of the season this sunday against denver. they were blown out on monday by the la rams. they will try to bounce back after a short week. the broncos have one of the best defenses to win thr first after losing to the vikings in minnesota. a lot of eyes will be on the 49ers' quarterback who is threw three interceptions against
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minnesota. sunday's game is 1:05. you'll see it right here on fox 2. the cardinals jumped up in the ranks after a big win against unc last week. later on saturday, call looks to start -- cal looks to start the season with three straight win against idaho state at home that game starts at 3:00 p.m. 7:45. the san jose sharks start their training camp today. it begins with big news. eric carlson is now a shark. he was traded from the senators for three draft picks. they have been trying to get some top free agents. the sharks' preseason game is next week. warriors will mark a major
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milestone today in building the new arena san francisco, the chase center. it will symbolize all the steal work for the chase center. 1200 construction workers and members of the team will be there for the certify. -- ceremony. what happened in atlantic beach? >> atlantic beach, north carolina 35 inches of rain. since florence moved onshore, 7:15, it has moved a whopping 12 miles. so torrential rain and flooding is a big time issue here. the winds will probably start to decrease. and still a category 1. i guess it goes under five miles an hour. this is west, southwest at 3. this is similar to harvey.
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harvey was feeding off the extremely warm gulf water as well. it is still about 80, 84 in the gulfstream there. is plenty of potential for cream flooding because the potential is there for 16, 17, 18 inches. we talked about 35 to 40 inches of rain. one location has picked up 35. as it moves southward ever so slowly, this will be the coastal event. once it starts to take the turn, it will not move that fast. the inland area will start to experience the heavier rainfall and the inland flooding. a lot of the rivers are going way up. so isolated 35 has already happened. based on the winds, you're saying it is not that strong t is the slow moving nature and the rain on this system and the storm surge. 67 in wilmington. they did have a gust of 105.
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north myrtle beach 49. it looks like that is hitting between myrtle beach and south of florence it drifts southward. this is south of wilmington. but the slow moving nature of this and the feed are bands. you get the feared bands coming off right there. you can see it right there. that is going to give the torrential rain. the atlantic beach is right there by moorehead city. as it moves inland still category 1 and then a tropical storm. but it will take the whole weekend. and then it will move to greenville and bristol, tennessee sunday night. 40s and 50s. we had low clouds and higher clouds. so if you took the dog out, a little chill in here there, is. the low clouds were in place. they were not there yesterday. and the low clouds will come back. so we have some partly cloudies
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in there. and tomorrow, a little system going to swing through. i think it brings additional cooling. 50s, 60s and 70s on the temperatures today and tomorrow. 7:49. sal is here and tells us this. the commute is moderate. it has been very good in some places and getting slower in others. i want to tell you that traffic is going to be backed up here at the bay bridge toll plaza for 15, 20 minute delay. and compared to the other days, this looks pretty good. we did have a tough die. san francisco a little -- day. san francisco a little cloud cover. and no problems in oakland. t is evercast but not really fog by. there are some spots of traffic. if you're used to the last few days it is going to seem a little bit better for you. and the south bay commute is beginning to fill n still better but beginning to fill in on the way to mountain view.
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7:50 back to the desk. the value of bay area hopes keeps rising to record levels. we will tell you how much the values that gained since the crash ten years ago.
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preorders for iphones will
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start this wait. you can also preorder the apple watch, series 4 it has a bigger screen and a new featured to monitor your heart. and we're hearing that the replacement battery prices for the iphone are going up. the price to replace an out of warranty battery will go from $29 to $49 starting january 1st. there is good news and some bad news about the housing market in the area. and there is good news in the economy this morning. >> reporter: first the economy, the latest read on consumer sentiment shows that september was one best readings. people are optimistic about
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jobs and income. stocks were higher concerning the opening bell this morning. ups is going to boost their deliveries. stocks headed up. there is the dow jones industrial average up about 21 points. the s&p 500 up just about the same, very slightly percentage wise. and the nasdaq is the biggest, about a quarter of a percent to 8,029. issue is ramping up the effort to for more self-driving cars. the plans to spend $150 million in support of driverless research. uber suspended the program this year after a tesla crashed in the bay area and an uber hit and killed a pedestrian in
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tempe, arizona. the good news if you bought a home here six years ago and bad news if you're still looking to buy. homes in san jose, oakland and san francisco have more than doubled in value since 2012. home values nationwide have increased 45%. and analysts credit the area here to the boominjob market and fewer building permits issued for new home. and the median sale price is $890,000. elon musk said that he is ready to fly someone to the moon. he has signed up his first passenger for a flight around the moon. he will reveal the name on monday. musk is also the ceo of tesla said that the mission will be a giant leap to offer space
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travel to the private sector. no word how the moon around the moon will cost. and he said that the rock eliminates could one day be used -- rockets could one day be used for trips around the earth that is a look at your dollars and cents. time 7:56. we're still following the big story. hurricane florence has made landfall on the southeast coast. hundreds of thousands with no electricity and dangerous flooding a concern. we'll bring you live team coverage. how safe is san francisco's millennium tower building. and why the inspectors said they may have to yellow tag it if an important deadline is not met today. good morning. you can see that there is not a lot going on when it comes to serious crashes. but the crowds are getting here on 80 e maze. usually hot september gives way to a cool one. we have high and low clouds
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again. we'll take a look at your temperatures on a friday.
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feeling the full force of hurricane florence. the storm slammed into the carolinas overnight, bringing
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with it major flooding and power outages and flooding warnings. good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2 i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm gasia mikaelian. the top story is hurricane florence. the storm made landfall in north carolina just a few hour ago as a category 1 hurricane. a live look at storm tracker 2. we'll bring in steve paulson for more on florence in a minute. >> the storm causing widespread region. the winds are so strong that power is out for hundreds of thousands of people. >> fema said that the storm is so dangerous. you've been monitoring the news from hurricane florence.
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>> reporter: the storm surge is the biggest life-threatening danger to the carolinas. but the national weather service warns there will be a long-term river flood threat for self days. the rain has been relentless. the most dangerous element is the storm surge. they could climb up to 11 feet. as it moves on land, it will slow down but create dangerous widespread flooding. . and the community as along the river are in danger of flooding. teefema gave a conference. >> we need to you help us and listen to our local governments and heed your local warnings. >> reporter: florence was downgraded to a category 1
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because the eye wall grew in size. the smaller the eye wall, the faster the wind from. this video, the canopy of a gas station is pulled off. expert say it could take the better part a day for florence to reach south carolina. the weather service said that southeast, south carolina and georgia could have heavy rains and high winds. and more than 400,000 customers in north carolina last power. the emergency officials said that the lights may be off for many more days. more than 1900 flights have been cancelled in the hurricane's path. ten airports on the east coast closed because. hurricane. they are not expected to open again till sunday at the very earliest. they have a few cancellations.
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so be sure to check. oakland is not reporting any delays at this hour or cancellations due to the weather on the east coast. let's continue the focus on florence by bringing in steve paulson this is massive flooding. massive flooding due to the nature. it is a little south, southwest at 3 miles an hour. it made landfall at wrightville beach. the wind is not the huge factor. it is the low moving nature of the torrential rain. 35 inches of rain here. the projectionstowning here today. and today will be the coastal locations as it starts to make its move around myrtle beach. it is moving slowly, similar to what we saw with harvey pretty much what we saw stalled out on the texas gulf coast a year ago. the storm surge combined here. isolated amounts of 35 has
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already happened and 10 to 30 could easily fall. they did have a gust wilmington this morning. and north myrtle beach 49. florence, south carolina 32 and 51 at fayetteville. watch the feed are bands. the coninfecttive bands are moving john shore atlantic beach is right near more head city that is where the 35-inch fell and where the flooding potential is going to be for some of the bands coming off the warm gulf coast. category 18 march through slowly. it will be a thunderstorm over myrtle band drop slowly northward saturday and end up in bristol, tennessee on sunday. sal will update us on our traffic. it's been okay. >> it has been okay. definitely the better than the fourth of july days of this workweek. take a look at the east shore freeway and the time to get
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from the bridge to the khalil macarthur maze. it will be a typical commute. northbound 880 slowing down as you drive up to oakland and heading into downtown. the south bay commute has filled in getting to the west valley. no major problems in contra costa county. the management of the millennium tower building faces a deadline today. city leaders are threatening to yellow tag the building. this afternoon, a canopy must be built around the building to protect people from falling
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from it and to look at any other damaged window in the 58 story foot tower. it has sunk about 18 inches since it opened in 1999. the man accused of killing nia wilson the bart station and seriously injuring her sister will be in a courtroom this morning. john cowell was arrested july 23rd. he may enter a plea today. the last month the propers added a special circumstance in their case saying that he was lying in the wait for pheaa and her sister the charge would make i am eligible for the death penalty. the city is getting ready for more crowds and protesters today. they start setting up barricades outside the center
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there. speaker will will be al gore and john kerry and dave matthews. it is known for attracting big name speakers from washington, sacramento and hollywood. governor brown is the cochair of the event. actors addressing the sum include alec baldwin and harrison ford. ford said it up to them if they want to see real change and effective environmental laws. >> simply put, if we don't protect nature, we cannot protect ourselves. >> more than 4,000 people from all around the world are attending the summit. many view this conference as a way to network and share the latest in green technology. some people said that their
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ideas are being ignored. th bas new york mayor bloomberg was about to speak. >> if you look at the program, it is corporate heads and elected officials. and everything that they were saying was all about making profit. >> only in america could you have environmentalists protesting an environmental conference. >> some 500 protesters filled the street taking issue with governor brown's policy on fossil fuel product, claiming he approved more than 200 oil wells in california. california is closer to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. the governor signed more than a dozen bills yesterday. the signing ceremony happened on the san francisco on the maiden cruise of the new red and gold police in hybrid electric ferry. they will help low income
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families to get electric cars and incentives to have more agricultural workers ride in van pools and cleaner and more fuel-efficient school buses and more electric car charging stations in the state. take a deeper look of abuse by priests. and we continue to follow the latest developments surrounding hurricane florence. up next, a look what the local firefighters and rescue teams are dining to help out with the rescue efforts. good morning. you can see that the traffic is going to be a little bit better than it was yesterday. this is a live look at highway 24 heading up to the tunnel. our pattern, the fog came back. we did not have that yesterday but we do today. and we have another cool pattern going into the week. if you encounter a downed powerline, you need to stay away from it. call 911. let our first responders come out and handle it.
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rescue operations are underway. if there is a good news to pass along, no known deaths from hurricane florence. >> bay area helps with the emergency response with hurricane florence. a video at the california urban search and rescue task force, 36 member team has been released from their assignment from you can owe live yeah, but several other members are heading east to the carolinas. task force 4 is a different team based out of alameda county. they are in the storm zone right now. that includes paramedics and swift water rescue drivers to help with the search and rescue. travis air force base is waiting for a call to head caro
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they have three four-person team. the next crew is on standby for two hours. they are to find the most critically injured people and transfer them to a safer and high level of care. >> we hate to see people injured. but part of our training as a medical provided certify to -- provider is to use the skills and capabilities that we have to minimize suffering. >> they went to puerto rico to help with maria last year. the person has a 95 to 99% chance of survival. members of the california air national guard are in the carolinas this morning to help in any way they can. a cargo plane and 20 team members took off last night. the crew packed up supplies.
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>> >> reporter: like clockwork, the team from the california national guard on board of the hh -- hh60g ready to assist. >> this is my first time. >> reporter: the 129th rescue wing's mission is to train wartime missions of any problem in the world. they helped last year during hurricane harvey. >> all of these guys are volunteersre a bunch of these guys showed up at 4:00 this morning to prepare the helicopter. and now they will load it into the c-17 again to dover, delaware. they are excited to be part of this mission. our motto is so that others may live. >> reporter: over the years thi
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been credit for saving over 1,000 lives, a mission that ey >> harvey was more like i would expect to see from florence. they're all difference. we'll be there and be ready. it hit landfall this morning. but already three feet of rain in some of the outer banks area. it is moving like a slug, so slow, right? right and now there are tornado warnings are out. west, south southwest 3 miles an hour. that is category 1. 80 miles an hour. the rain will be the big story
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here. atlantic beach reported 35 inches of rain. sometimes you like, are like, really. but the slow manufacturing nature of this -- nature of this system is causing the surge as well. we had gusts of 105 in welcoming to wilmington. we're seeing myrtle beach 46 to 59. the inland areas are going to get inundated once this takes the turn. it is near oak island. from wilmington to oak island that is slow moving that is the problem. the feeder bands and the convective bands are proprietor -- prompting some of the tornado warnings. it looks like it will take the turn late tonight and tomorrow and become a tropical storm and go over columbia and over florence, south carolina. ththe be the
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story. kathleen said, when are we going to get our warm september in san francisco? these foggy mornings are depressing. >> kathleen, hang in there. we all do. i'm sure there will be warm weather. a lot of temperatures low 40s this morning. we're still one to six degrees cooler than we were 24 hours ago. 50s, 60s and 70s. that is what we're stuck in for the foreseeable future. 8:18. sal is here. he tells us that the traffic is? >> it is good. did i you say some 50s out there tomorrow? >> that's correct. good morning. we have traffic that is going
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to be busy on 80 westbound this is the busiest freeway right now. 36 minute drive. looking good considering with a we had this week. i think you'll take that. getting to bay bridge, you add anothertown to 15 before you make -- another ten to 15 before you make it on the span. 880 southbound slows from hayward to fremont. if you look at the maps, it is not as red as it has been for the last few days. there is red here and there and red in the south basement but it will be just a -- south bay. but it will be a touch lighter in san jose. back to the desk. a statute has been removed this morning after more than 120 years on display in san
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prosecutors accuse president trump former chain chair of conspiring against the united states as he worked as a pro russian agent. and he was also accused of conspiring to obstruct justice by conspiring with two other people. manafort's trial was set to
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begin september 24th with the jury selection slated to begin on monday. last month, in a separate trial a federal jury found him guilty of eight counts of federal tax and banking crimes. bart negotiate a plan with privacy rights organizes for more than 2 years. facial recognize technology will not be allowed. from now on, bart will solicit public opinion before panning the surveillance -- before expanding the surveillance network who are it needs more money for the equipment. a radioactive object was found next to a san francisco neighborhood. the chronicle said that it was declared safe and free from radioactive contamination a decade ago.
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it is owned by lennar corporation. they said that no harmful radio activity exists near their home and said they have nothing to worry about of the. the diocese in san jose he wants to do more to prevent abuse and also help out the victims. he said by mid-october, the diocese will release the names and the status of every who has been credibly accused of abusion minors in san jose. and they ordered an independent investigation of abuse allegations. the bishop will hold three listening sessions to allow the community to speak up on how to protect children and vulnerable adults. san jose man is behind bars accused of exposing himself to teenage girls near buena vista high school. he's accused of exposing himself to four different girls
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between july and september. anyone that has information about the incidents or has had an asked to contact the police. a nonwor -- a man that works closely for children is now arrested for trying to have sex with a 14-year-old. the san francisco police took him into custody on tuesday when he tried to meet that girl in the city. an independent monitor in oakland is calling into question, a report in decline of excessive force incidents. but they railed to report when they pointed their guns at suspects or was rough with them. he reviewed the police files
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and watched body camera footage. we tried to talk to the police department about this discrepancy. but the spokeswoman said that she is unable to comment entases involvesperson -- comment because it involves personnel related subjects. hurricane florence making land follow on the east landfall -- landfall on the east coast. we'll have more coverage coming up. >> reporter: a frantic friday for the management here at the millennium tower. they are trying to avoid it being slapped with a yellow tagged by the end of the day. we'll tell you about it when we come back after the break.
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big story this morning is hurricane florence. it maid landfall -- made landfall a few hour ago. it is moving extremely slow. you see a lot of wind blowing the tree branches. it is causing widespread damage and flooding across the area. the winds are so strong, that the roofs have been torn off and trees knocked down. a set back is the power is out for hundreds of thousands of people. it is a busy morning here today. thank you for being with us. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm frank mallicoat in for mike. >> lauren blanchard has been riding out the storm. you're getting a left wind and rain. >> reporter: we have been getting a little relief from
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the rain. but it seems like it is starting come back in here. and this area in wilmington has been getting 90-mile-an-hour winds and gusts up to 105 miles an hour. so this thing, ever since it made landfall this morning, about 7:15 local time on the north carolina coast, it has been slaming this entire area with some wicked weather. when it hit, florence was a category 1 with sustained winds of 90 miles an hour and gusts around 105 miles an hour in wilmington. >> this is only the beginning. florence is a very slow move. it will not take that much rainfall for additional flash flood to occur in the areas. >> reporter: rescuedrescues underway and power out. >> the people that did not heed
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the evacuation orders, is it a where you are and do the best to take your of yourself and your family. >> i thought it was important that i gave updates. >> reporter: the president thanked friday morning. incredible being done by fema, first responders and all. >> this store will crawl on the coastline for two or three days and bring the moisture in for many days. >> reporter: they're saying by the time this storm is gone, it could dump some 10 trillion gallons of water just in north carolina alone. >> thank you. try to wrap your brains around that. they have had three feet in the outer banks. >> atlantic beach, that is
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correct 356789-inch -- 35 inches of rain. there was a fishing pier there but that is gone as well. the wind is not the story here, it is the slow movement of this hurricane, now 3 miles an hour and also the storm surge enterally around newborn. you have the rising -- newburn. you have the rising water an intense pressure. and you can get the storm surge 2 to six feet. some area to the north up in newburn, there have been rescue efforts because of the storm surge. it goes well inland. 35-inch amounts, we have seen that another 10 to 30 possible. we're probably not reporting anymore for soious reasons. wilmington in north myrtle beach and also myrtle beach itself. the system has gone 13, 14
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miles. that is it. so it is really just crawling along. it might take a little jog a little bit over the water. but is it hugging the coastline and expected to move in around myrtle beach. it will not be till over the week, tonight and tomorrow and still be a category one and then tropical storm as it begins to make the move. so it will be a long haul here on this system and terror ren call rains. and sal tells -- torrential rains. and sal tells us what is going on. is it a friday light? >> not a friday light. but it is better than other days this week. it is getting slow northbound. it is better than the last few days and more normal slowdowns. this is the west valley dry.
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but a little slowing in downtown san jose. that wasn't there the last time we checked. let's go back to the desk. today is the deadline for the owners of tilting millennium building downtown san francisco and make safety modifications or the city said they will yellow tag that building. what will rehabilitate if the renovations are not complete. >> reporter: it will be a frantic end at the end of a difficult week for the managers here at millennium tower. they are right to avoid having this property slapped with a yellow tag by the end of the day. >> we're hopeful that the city will not take that drastic measure. >> reporter: to avoid that action first, the workers are constructing a can pardon me right now outside -- canopy t to catch any falling debris the concern comes after the labor
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day ekof a cracked window on the 36th floor. the officials want the millennium managers to check the other residents for damage or cracked windows. they have threatened to yellow tag any part of the 58 story building that is not safe. yellow tagging means that the residents could still occupy the structure but there will be restricted use. the inspectors from dbi have since moderated their views after they say that inspecting all the units would take a lot of time. they are willing to be flexible as long as the building is safe. >> the public's safety is the number one priority. >> reporter: an attorney for millennium tower said there is a plan to secure the broken
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window with tape before the replacement arrives and they will prepare a frame so th can reach the defective section of glass. you hear them banging around in the background. but that is the least of their worries. the building was completed in 2009 and it has been sinking, a foot and a half since then and now it seems to be tilting or leaning. the warriors will mark a major milestone today with the building of their new arena in san francisco, the choice center. the final beam will be lifted into place symbolizing all the steel work for the brand-new chase center. all 1200 construction workers and the members of the team will be there for the opening
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of the season. in san francisco, work crews removed a statute that critics say is racist. the early days statute had been in the plaza since 1894. and it shows a native american on the ground with a cowboy and priest standing over him. several people gathered early this morning to watch the removal. among them were activists that have been involved for decades in the battle to remove the statute. >> it is a monument that depicted california native people in a degrading way. so we're here today to witness the removal and that our children will not have to witness and feel the humiliation of being treated in this stereotypical fashion of this is not who we are as
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native american people. >> city's art commission approved the removal. the ruling was challenge the. but the city's board of appeals rejected the challenge this week. happening today in san francisco at golden gate park, the robin william's meadow will be unveiled. the wreck and park collision unanimously approved remaiming it after robin williams. some fellow coimmediatans and long time friends of robin williams and government leaders. people across the country are helping animal shelters to get their animals out due to the dangers of all the flooding. low clouds are back. they took a couple days off. but they're back. and we have another cool pattern taking us into the weekend. ♪ flintstones! meet the flintstones. ♪
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hebreakfast makers, takers, step counters, outdoor explorers, faith restorers, appointment keepers, fantastic creatures. farmer's market goers, cholesterol lowerers cell phone silencers. the new lease on lifers, and the positive thinkers. here's to you all that see every day as an opportunity to thrive your way. this is a live look atmosphere myrtle beach, north carolina. it made landfall in north carolina and heading into south carolina this is the calm before the storm in this live
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picture of south carolina on the right-hand side. a half million people are without power. and rescue operations are underway. we're looking at the extreme winds and rain battling the region. >> reporter: eye passed over us and now we're experiencing the back half of the storm. some heavy wind, but not quite as much rain as we had when we went through the i wall on the front side of the storm. early this morning, shortly after down, we experienced some heavy wind gusts. we were drenched in rain. and then the conditions quickly calmed down. the rain stopped. the wind died down. we looked up in the sky and it wasn't blue there was still clouds. but we were in the area of lowest barometric pressure, the high of the storm hags directly over wrightsville beach. we use the calm to walk around this general area looking at the structures, everything still standing, no major
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damage. no shattered windows. there was a garbage can blowing down the street. you see it there. you see the small tree branches in the street. but no major damage. this is what you see here this a tiny shop shot of an island that is four miles long t is too dangerous to explore the entire island. when you're in the eye, eventually it will pass over you and you'll get hit by the back half of the storm, the back half of the eye wall, once against experiencing hurricane case force winds and heavy rains all over again. fema has been preparing a response for hurricane florence for days. the pentagon said that 7,000 troops have surrounded areas likely to be impacted and ready to deploy. an army of utility crews are
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gathering as well. >> the largest condition continue again the that -- contingent that we have ever had for a storm. we know we'll be ready for it when it does. >> utility workers have come from several other states, including mississippi, florida and texas. they will be busy over the next several weeks. the hurricane knocked out power to over 400,000 homes and businesses. red cross are coming to the aid of the evacuees. they are going to the carolinas. red cross has been working nonstop to help victims of all sorts of natural disaster. >> one thing we have to look at this is not the only thing going on. so we to prepared for disasters elsewhere they did not be as big as they thought they might like the hurricane towards hawaii. there was another one, a typhoon headed for gaum.
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we had a group of people from san francisco there as well. it is all over the place and we know it is still wildfire season. >> they dispatched workers and volunteers in napa like. they distributed food and helped with shelter an offering emotional carve -- comfort. dozens of pets that were abandoned in home and in the streets in the hurricane zone and taken to pennsylvania. they were driven ten hours from a north carolina shelter. a woman decided to turn her car a rescue mission. >> a lot of the shelters were flood zones. it theydid not get them out, they may have had to make the hard choice to euthanize them. the dogs and cats will be up
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for adoption this weekend. let's get the latest on the track of this hurricane. and florence is still cooking. yes. the movement continues to be very slowly southwest at 3 miles an hour there. is a huge problem because it will be a torrential rain producer. 35 inches of rain at atlantic beach. and the storm surge is causing some evacuations. some observations not reporting for offious reasons. but the gifts still at 60. strongest in september, 1958. and heading very slowly towards north myrtle beach and myrtle beach. it is 45 to 50 miles an hour. just crawling and moving 13 miles since it came on shore at 7:15 a.m.
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their time. that is the feeder band. that is what is causing a lot of the rain. the atlantic beach is in line with the feeder band that is why they picked up 35 inches of rain. and there are toareas. once they move on shore that is when the tornado activity picks up. myrtle beach, category one. it will be a tropical storm as begins to move through. and columbia starts to take the move slowly over the weekend. it will be up by asheville and bristol, tennessee. but maybe not sunday night or monday. we had cool lows this morning. and higher clouds and low clouds came back. they are mia for about two days. but they're back. and the temperatures are not going further this cool pattern is in place for a while. a little cooler on saturday and a slight bump up in the inland
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temperatures. but a lot of 0s 60s and 70s. tourism is on the rise and now industries waking up for women. why some female bartenders have been fighting to serve up some drinks. are you looking for a job for the holiday season. we'll look at workers looking for companies and how you can apply in person we'll be ri back. california had the worst wildfire season on record. scientists say, our weather is bbetter prepared.l have e
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christmas 102 days a away. and christmas is supposed to be a record breaker. >> reporter: analyst expect the christmas spending up to record levels this year. the best numbers since 2004. that is part of the prediction. ringing the opening bell this morning, ups plans to hire 100,000 people for the holidays. again, it rang the bell this morning. fed-ex 5u thousand and target 10,000 workers. there is a hiring fair starting october. >> 12th for all three companies -- october 12th for all three companies that is more than they hired last year. this is up higher since the last time i was giving you the business report about an hour
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ago. and numbers doubles about 60% now. social media playing a significant role in the emergency response to hurricane florence. some people that ignored the evacuation orders are relying on facebook and twitter for updates. and people are finding shelter information on facebook and facebook is enconcerning people in the -- encouraging people in the path of the hurricane to mark themselves safe if they were able to evacuate to family and friends know they are safe. budweisers is sending 300,000 cans of drinking water to the area of the hurricane. they converted two of their plants in georgia and colorado
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to canned water. there is good news this morning six years ago. bad news if you're still looking to by. a new report by the real estate website trulia said that homes in san jose, oakland and san francisco have more than doubled in value continuous 20%. they credit to a booming job market and fewer building permits issued for homes. the median sale price for a bay area home last i month, $890,000. and we have some breaking news this morning. the firefighters are just finishing cleaning up a commercial building fire that broke out in the last few hours on marina the effects of is that the
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capitol stream service between the coliseum and hayward will be delayed a bit they are working close to the train tracks. and they had to stop train service for a little bit. they have not identified the cause yet but we'll keep monitoring it. and we'll update you the train service if there are any changes. it is the biggest hip-hop festival in the world. sal is out at the oakland coliseum where the setup is nearly complete and the tickets are still available for the big weekend event. stay right there.
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music -- week facebook is opening about height of opening up about attempts to prevent
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foreign meddling in elections. facebook is working with state and federal governments along with mexico in germany to improve security. mark zuckerberg added that facebook has removed more than 1 billion fake accounts. while he never apologizes he does admit he took the issue of fake news to lightly. zuckerberg also says that facebook cannot go it alone. he says the company needs legitimate news outlets, governments and nonprofits to pass on any information that could stop further online abuses. the candidates for governor are ramping up their campaign and adding endorsements. democratic candidate newson was speaking on behalf of two candidates, and voters are reminded that this could be one of the most important midterm elections in recent memory. former secretary of state condoleezza rice is throwing her support behind republican candidate for governor john cox. rice is currently a professor at stanford and she says cox as the vision to tackle
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california's problems. cox is running as a political outsider and says he will use his financial skills that make him a multimillionaire to put california on the right economic path. john cox and gavin newsom has only agreed to one debate, tentatively scheduled to happen on october 8 in san francisco. amazon founder jeff mazo's is establishing a $2 billion charitable fund with focus on helping homeless families and opening preschools in low income communities. he is calling at the basals day one fun, -- day one fund. it will offer money to organizations trying to help homeless families. it will also offers -- ps -- of scholarships. and a man came up with a clever way to cheat into the carpool lane. there was a dummy in a car wearing a marvel venom character. clever but it didn't do the trick.
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chp says the minimum fine is $400 for a carpool violation, even one as creative as this. today at 9 am, our coverage of florence continues as the storm makes landfall bringing major flooding and heavy wind. and we speak with a pastor from a south bay church, just ahead of tomorrow's community event tackling racism and social injustice. plus i am live at rolling loud 2018 and open, with a look behind the scenes at the biggest hip-hop festival in the world. hurricane florence has made landfall, she was once a category four hurricane and now she is just, and that is in air quote, just a category one. i live look shows the water that is already invading myrtle beach south carolina. the storm has not quite it -- quite made it here, we've been watching it really just a batter parts of

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