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the president's decision to fly the flag at half-staff in memory of the young people who were murdered in oregon. "outfront" next, the oregon massacre. the shooter's extraordinary access to weapons and what agents are finding inside the apartment he shared with his mother. then, inside the killer's mind, during the rampage, he handed notes to a survivor. what we're learning about those writings tonight. and a ship with 28 americans aboard swept away in the middle of hurricane joaquin. the ship missing tonight. the chief of the search with me. let's go "outfront." good friday evening, i'm erin burnett.
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we now know the names of all nine victims who lost their lives. i want to make sure you know them, too. rebecca carnes, quinn cooper, lucas eibel, all three only 18 years old. jason johnson, 34. we don't yet have pictures of trevn who was 20, lawrence levine who was 67 or sarena moore, 44. all of them were gunned down while they were in class. survivors telling us they were asked to stand up and state their religion before the gunman opened fire. tonight, the president ordering flacks at the white house to fly half-staff in their honor. at a press conference, the president making it clear he will not stop fighting for gun reform. >> the main thing i'm going to do is i'm going to talk about this. on a regular basis.
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and i will politicize it because our inaction is a political decision that we are making. >> we are learning much more tonight about the shooter. we now know he had 13 guns, 6 recovered at the scene along with a massive amount of ammunition and five magazines. kyung lah is "outfront" in roseburg, oregon, outside of the college campus. kyung, we're hearing horrific stories from survivors about what actually happened inside those classrooms. >> reporter: the stories and accounts are from the young people inside, just trying to get an education. the tales are chilling. they are grotesque. a man heavily armed, carrying a small arsenal of weapons, with one intent, the intent to kill. >> many ambulances as possible to this incident. we have upwards of 20 victims. >> reporter: the gunman camed heavily armed, prepared to kill
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as many as possible. >> shots with him. he's in a classroom. >> reporter: investigators say the gunman brought a steel-plated flak jacket, multiple pistols and a rifle. >> six were recovered at the school. seven were recovered at the shooter's residence along with five magazines. >> reporter: the gunman entered a classroom and her brother was in the next building. >> my sister is laying shot and i'm stuck in a storage room and can't do anything. >> ana told her brother and father he first killed the professor. students hit the ground. the gunman asked them one by one a single, chilling question. >> are you a christian, he would ask them? and if you're a christian, stand up. and they would stand up and he said, good, because you're a christian, you're going to see god in just about one second. and then he shot and killed them. >> reporter: an online dating profile traced to the gunman was
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described as, doesn't like organized religion, not religious but spiritual. ana, shot in the back, survived by playing dead. she then saw the gunman leave something behind. >> ana said that he gave somebody a box. gave somebody a box, somebody who lived and said, you've got to deliver this. >> reporter: investigators tell cnn the gunman left behind writings, referencing past mass shootings, frustrations with not having a girlfriend and he suffered from mental health issues. >> i've seen this on the news before. i've seen other people deal with this and i felt horrible for them but it was somebody else's thing. that happens to other people and now it's happened to me and my son and my family. and it shouldn't be -- this shouldn't be happening in our
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country. >> reporter: and the reason why he spoke with us is that he wanted to share that frustration. he simply doesn't know what to do. he doesn't know how to solve this. he did come out and tell us that ana is out of surgery. the bullet has been removed from her spine. erin, he says that she will walk again. erin? >> those stories, it gives you chills when you hear the stories, the miraculous stories of recovery. she will walk again. we read the names of the victims who will not walk again. their lives are over. so wrongly taken from them. what more have you learned about them? >> reporter: well, we know that there are people in your community college, they look very much like anyone in your neighborhood school. we want to introduce you to a couple of them. the first person we learned about at the news conference, the family saying that they wanted to release a couple of details. this is jason johnson. he's 34 years old. he's one of the older students.
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his mother says that she was proud of her son for enrolling in school and she felt that he had finally found his path. quinn cooper, just 18 years old, another shooting victim. this was his fourth day of college. his family says he stood up for people, he was a brown belt and he loved to dance. his family echoing what so many others are echoing tonight. nine families grieving. they say their lives, erin, are shattered beyond repair. >> kyung lah, thank you. and tonight, there are six victims still in the hospital. our chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta is "outfront" and mercy medical center. that's where they are being treated. sanjay, obviously our hopes and prayers are with them that they will recover, that they will walk again. what do you know about their injuries and how they are doing? >> reporter: well, there's some potentially good news, erin. we know that the three patients that are at the hospital behind me, one has just been
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discharged, something that was expected. the other two patients still in the hospital but their conditions have been upgraded as well. so it looks good for them. we know that there were three patients also transferred to another hospital. we've learned some more details about them, erin. they are all women between the ages of 18 and 34. they all had gunshot wounds to the head. obviously very significant injuries. but also even from that hospital we hear that their conditions have also been upgraded. so things have improved in terms of outlook overall. not out of the woods yet. still a very challenging time. but certainly better than it was this morning. >> gosh. just pray for them and that they will recover and they will be back to normal, if you can use such a word. sanjay, thank you very much. and now the guns. 13 of them, an astounding number of weapons found at the scene at the shooter's apartment. pamela brown is "outfront." you've been breaking details about this part. what have you learned about the guns? >> we've learned from atf that
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they were purchased legally by the shooter or the shooter's relative or other people. there were 14 total that were purchased. 13 had been recovered. they have all been traced to a federal firearms dealer. we've learned that at some point one of the guns was found at the school, we know that six were found at the school. four at the crime scene, as you reported yesterday. and then two weapons reported elsewhere on campus. there were seven guns recovered at the shooter's residence. in that one-bedroom apartment that he shared with his mother. and we've learned that all of them were bought within the last three years again, all bought legally. there's no information about where or how they were bought, though. we also learned that he was wearing body armor recovered at the scene along with five magazines that were found right next to the rifle he used in the shooting. there was a lot of ammunition, we're told, erin. officials say that it's clear that he put a lot of preparation
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into what he was doing, that he was on a mission to walk in there military-style and kill as many people as he could. in fact, we know that he served in the military in 2008 for a month and then he was discharged. but his neighbors report that he continued to have the fascination or interest in the military. he wore combat boots frequently as well as military uniforms and we know that he had all of these items that he used in this shooting. erin? >> pamela, thank you very much. after this reporting from pamela, i want to go straight to a former u.s. marshal. pamela has gone through this arsenal. let me put up this screen again that she was sharing with us. six guns recovered at the school, steel-plated jacket, five magazines, additional guns at the home. this is an incredible amount of weapons, ammunition that he was able to get together. how? >> the amount of weapons doesn't really concern me as much as
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obviously what he used them for. some sportsmen, some collectors could upwards of 100 weapons. but obviously his fascination with the military brought him to this point where he used these weapons in such a matter that obviously 13 sounds like a huge number. i think the key to this is just from a purely law enforcement perspective, i would like to find out what weapons he chose out of that 13 to bring to that school. and the fact that he had a flak jacket with a metal plate in the front means he was ready to exchange gunfire with whoever responded to that scene. >> so i want to ask you about the flak jacket in a moment. here's what i know about what is at the school. we don't know the make of the guns but at the apartment he left four rifles. one rifle at the school and four at the apartment. what does that tell you? >> well, you can only carry so many rifles. i think the fact he had one rifle with him and four
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semiautomatic pistols which are obviously -- you could put out a lot of rounds with those pistols if they have high-capacity magazines, you don't have to load as often. the fact that he had the flak jacket is key to me. it's not like a bulletproof vest but when you put a metal plate in it, it makes it a bulletproof vest. >> does that indicate to you that he wanted to survive this? >> it seems like he wanted to get into an exchange of gunfire. whether he wanted to survive this or not, i doubt it at this point. i mean, when you're ready to exchange gunfire with law enforcement and i give all kudos to the first two responders, obviously. they are heroes in this. i think they saved a lot of lives. there would be more than two that showed up. i think he knew it was the end of his life, especially if he gave somebody something to continue this bravado of him being this type of hero. >> stay with us, art. we're going to have much more on
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that, what exactly he handed someone before he was killed. "outfront" next, inside the mind of this mass killer. did he choose his victims because of their religion? much more on that. and then this -- an army veteran ran towards the shooter to save lives despite massive injuries, he's alive tonight and i'm going to be speaking with his family. and hurricane joaquin storming up the coast at the same time, the worst floods in more than half a century hit the eastern seaboard. we'll be taking you there live. ♪ nothing artificial. just real roasted turkey. salt. pepper. carved thick. that's the right way to make a good turkey sandwich. the right way to eat it?
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they are going through writings that the shooter handed to a survivor on the scene. deborah feyerick is "outfront." >> reporter: as he set off on his rampage, 26-year-old christopher harper mercer wanted people to know who he was and what he was thinking. the oregon gunman left behind writings references recent shootings, like the one targeting uc santa barbara students last year. the oregon gunman vowed to confront police during his rampage, yet his earlier writings, a month before the attack, seemed to portray a different side, a side of a man struggling with mental health issues, according to his family. >> he was just silent. he really didn't speak much. he seemed hesitant. >> reporter: authorities believe he may have been inspired and possibly basking in the limelight of previous mass killers. an online post, believed to be his, describes the gunman who killed a virginia reporter and
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her cameraman saying "alone and unknown, people like him have nothing left to live for and the only thing left to do is lash out at a society that has abandoned them." me mercer grew up in torrance, california. he was dismissed after a month of basic training in the army. he failed to meet army standards. records show he moved to winchester, oregon, less than five miles from the umpqua community college. atf officials say he and family members bought 14 firearms during that period. >> i did see him at the time walking -- or leaving his apartment or coming home with what looked like gun cases, him and his mom both. and he actually did say that he used to go shooting at some range. >> reporter: officials say he was enrolled in a class where the mass shooting took place. and belonged to the theater group, listed as a production
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assistant. whether something triggered the rampage or whether it was a long time in the making, darker sides of the gunman can be seen on his very limited myspace page which shows pictures of the irish republic army and recently watched "surviving sandy hook" about the massacre. >> when you read through his posts, there are so many contradictions and no real red flags, at least not leading up to the rampage that took place on that campus. although authorities are now describing him as angry and wanting to target police officers, in one of his posts just a month ago, he actually defends police officers and says, you know, killing them, somebody who didn't hurt you, serves no purpose. so there are all these different underlying nuances and it's much more complicated but the one
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takeaway is this guy was ordinary. there was nothing that made him stand out. nothing that raised a red nag. there's nothing in what we've seen to date that would suggest that he was ready to go off. >> all right. deborah, thank you very much. i want to go now to profiler james fitzgerald along with casey jordan, criminologist and also a former u.s. marshal. obviously the key word that deb said that i want to get to, how ordinary he was, that you did not see these red flags. we don't know much. some of the things we know, his former neighbors in california said he lived with his divorce mother, incredibly close to her, he was fiercely protective of her, even from minor annoyances like cockroaches in the apartment. what do you make of the relationship with the mother? >> well, today we would graduate from the helicopter term and graduate to a lawnmower term.
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she admitted he had mental issues. and what she does is clear the path for his success, make excuses and, in the process, enables his behaviors, his fantasies, maybe he rules the roost, he tells her what to do. but that dynamic, that enabling of her son to have this other world that nobody else has seen, to the outside world he looks ordinary but he was really invisible and that's why he felt completely persecuted and wants to scapegoat on to everyone else. nobody noticed him. he didn't feel like he had a level playing field and wanted to extend that blame to others. >> he told someone at the shooting that he had been wanting to do this for years. that's what he said. 13 guns, body armor. it would look like he's planned this a long time. but you heard even days ago there was nothing in his social media posts or online that this was coming. so when you put that together, how long do you think he planned
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this? >> well, there could have been a cerebral approach to this for years and years, where he's plotting in the back of his mind. he buys his first gun, his second and i like what casey said about lawn mower mother. i would say snowplow mother and this is the end result of what you get. there was definitely an amount of preplanning here, not only from a logistical and ballastical standpoint and one of the targets was aimed at just because of this person's personal life and something that happened between them. >> yes. and obviously we're trying to find out if that was in fact the case. the other thing we've learned about, whether he went into the army, discharged after one month. obviously incredibly quickly. that would mean that you faced any basic training or screening.
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that stands out to you? >> it does stand out to me. if we're talking about 2008, obviously he did this right out of high school. if he was already disenfranfran in high school, of course we don't know why he was dismissed, whether it was a background issue or psychological issue. that's got to have a huge effect on somebody's ego, to be booted out of the army after 30 days. it could have started back then in 2008. >> james, what about the issue of religion here? no one knows exactly what to make of this, right? you heard the reporting that he described himself as nonreligious, nonreligious but spiritual. witnesses saying he asked -- his victims if they were christians and when they said yes, you're going to see your god in a second and he shot them. what role is religion in this? if he was asking their faith? >> well, if you describe yourself as spiritual, you're probably not going to take out other people for different spirituality or religious
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beliefs. i'm wondering if he somehow has an affiliation or a link somehow to the irish republic army. they would even warn victims sometimes beforehand. this guy goes about it a completely different way. i'm wondering if he's relating more to isis or isil, certainly in the last six months, beheading christians and borrowing from that. this guy's mind set, his demeanor, what is edging him on seems to be all over the place and it's going to take a while to figure out anything else. >> it certainly is. he talked about online postings and animosity towards black men in particular. casey, those specifics may not match what we've seen in some other shootings but a lot of others do. when you look at newtown, adam lanza, mental health issues, isolated, close relationship with his mother, he wasn't able
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to connect with others so she was his conduit. that sounds eerily similar. >> he had the personality traits that we see in killers. the family, the friends, the classmate who see this leakage can prevent it simply by intervening and trying to befriend this person, trying to encourage them to get counseling. it's the person who feels completely isolated that gets on the internet, starts researching other mass murders, feels a bond with these people. it normalizes their sense of alienation and know when they find out how this person solved that feeling of alienation. they think, well, if i'm going to kill myself, might as well take as many people with me as i can so i can bask in the
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limelight in infamy afterwards. >> james, what do you make about the relationship with his mother which is one of the things that we know about as well as what seems to be a frustration, sexual frustration, that he was still a virgin. >> well, it's interesting. i worked the unibomb case and helped other agents involved and when i finally got into the cabin of ted kaczynski, there was his personal diary and, guess what, he wrote about being a virgin and never having a real girlfriend and he was frustrated and alienated. he wound up sending bombs to people. those are complete different kinds of people. one up close and one far away. i'm not comparing them in any way other than that particular linkage. there's all kinds of psychological factors that we're going to find out over the next few weeks and months about this guy. >> yes. >> and probably make a lot more sense then. you know what, she has some responsibility here. if she's buying guns or she knows he's hoarding them, she's
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got a responsibility to call the authorities and i'm going to stick with that. >> appreciate all of you taking the time. next, our coverage continues. and this, an uplifting story. a brave story of a student who laid on the floor wounded and told the gunman it was his son's birthday. i'm going to speak with his family next. plus, 28 potentially lost americans at sea. the coast guard desperately searching to are that ship right now near the eye of the category 3 hurricane. we have the story.
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we're continuing to following breaking news at the scene of the mass shooting in roseburg, oregon, tonight. survivors say they were asked their religion before opening fire. officials say the shooter had 13 guns, six of which were recovered at the school and rest found at his home. the death toll would have been higher but there was a hero. when chris mintz heard the gunshots, he ran towards the shooter. mintz trying to stop the gunman
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from killing others. jean casarez is "outfront" with chris' story. >> reporter: when a gunman opened fire at umpqua community college early thursday morning, it was a scene of terror and chaos. >> someone is shooting through the doors. >> reporter: 30-year-old chris mintz tried to save lives. >> he tries to block the door to keep the gunman from coming in, gets shot three times, hits the floor. >> reporter: even after being wounded and facing the killer, his family says chris was thinking of his 6-year-old son. >> looks up at the gunman and says, it's my son's birthday today. >> reporter: but that didn't stop the gunman from shooting chris in his back, his stomach, his arms and his legs, according to miss family, chris was shot a total of seven times while trying to defend his fellow classmates. long before heroic actions at college, mintz was a star at his local high school in north carolina, number 71, defensive
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tackle. after graduation, joining the united states army from 2004 to 2007, achieving the rank of specialist and being awarded a national defense service medal. now with two broken legs, his focus is on healing and spending time with his family. >> his vital signs are okay. i mean, he's going to have to learn to walk again but he walked away with his life and that's more than some of the other people did. >> it's an incredible story. we're going to talk to his family in just a moment but this is going to be a long haul for them and cost a lot of money. >> yes, it is. his family put up a gofund me site not because they wanted to raise money but so many people asked how they could participate. the family asked for $10,000. right now, 340,025. s and that's from $25, $40, because people appreciate and
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want to help. >> jean, thank you. >> you're welcome. "outfront" tonight, for an exclusive interview, chris mintz's aunt, angela. thank you for being with us. in this horrible, horrible story, there's one story of heroism and that's your nephew. he was shot seven times. how is he doing tonight? >> he's in a lot of pain. he's had a lot of people want to talk to him but he's in so much pain, he's just not comfortable talking right now. >> i spoke briefly to your brother, chris' dad, they will perhaps have to operate on his hand, he had been shot in the stomach, in the back. do they know at all what's next for him? >> we know that there's possibly more surgeries but we also know that there's a lot of rehabilitation that's going to
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have to take place. it broke both of his legs. he was shot in both legs and they had to put rods in and so he's going to have rehabilitation for that. his hand was shot. we don't know what the damage was for that. he also was hit in the back with a bullet that traveled down his side and into his hip, which they decided to leave that bullet in his hip. so we just know that it's going to be a lot of rehabilitation, a lot of recovery and he's suffering a lot with some pain. >> he's suffering and he's someone who put his life on the line to save others. when he heard the gunshots, he ran but he ran towards the gunman. towards the gunman so that the gunman would stop shooting others. i mean, most people hear that and it is something almost no one can comprehend doing. he did it. does this surprise you? >> it doesn't surprise me at all. chris was also shot in the
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abdomen, which is also dangerous. we worry about infection for that but it doesn't surprise me with what chris did. he was always a very active and rambunctious little boy. he always thought he was invincible. that doesn't surprise me at all. i'm just very pleased and blessed, our whole family is, that he survived. >> and his father, your brother, when i was talking to him on the phone, told me that chris was there in school to become a physical therapist, to help people who were handicapped. >> yeah. chris -- chris is -- he's very physically -- you know, he does a lot of weight lifting, he eats right. he has a son that has autism and chris is very hands on as a father and helping take care of his son so that, i think, made
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him want to help people, especially mentally retardation and other things because chris is doing that already and he's stepped up. he manned up and he's been a great father. >> and it was his son, his 6th birthday yesterday. he told the shooter that. he told him that it was his son's 6th birthday. why do you think it was so important for him to say that at that moment? >> i think he wanted -- i'm not sure if he was trying to tell him, you know, don't do this to me on this day. it's my son's birthday. i'm not sure if that's what he meant but that's what i would assume that he meant. you know, because somebody had said that he told him, it's my son's birthday, man, don't do this. so i imagine that's what it was. but he was also one of the people that were trying to help him before the paramedics got there, said that he kept saying it over and over again, it's my son's birthday, it's my son's birthday. >> and i know your brother is
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going to be leaving in the morning, driving across the country to stay as long as it takes to help chris get better. but it's going to be, as you said, angela, such a long recovery. your family has set up a gofund me page to help chris. what do you need? >> well, he's going to obviously need living expenses, he'll need help with rehabilitation. fortunately, we have a great family, also. >> and how is chris' little son, who is now 6? >> you know, since he has autism, he can't speak, so we have not spoken with him, but from what we heard from his mother, you know, he's okay. he's being taken care of. her family has come up to help support her in this and help support chris. so we're glad for that. >> all right. well, angela, we are glad for your family that chris is alive. we hope that his recovery, that
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the pain lessens and we'll be thinking of you and your brother. >> thank you so much. we're grateful that he's alive, of course, but we want to let everybody know that we're thinking of the other victims and also the ones that were not fortunate to be able to go home. >> thank you. and "outfront" next, a missing ship. there is a frantic search for a ship sailing through hurricane joaquin. 28 americans on board. a captain with the coast guard leaving the rescue operations my guest, next. plus, historic flooding heading for the east coast as joaquin and another storm collide. we live in a world of mobile technology, but it is not the device that is mobile, it is you. real madrid have about 450 million fans. we're trying to give them all the feeling of being at the stadium. the microsoft cloud gives us the scalability to communicate exactly the
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breaking news, a desperate search for 33 people. the cargo ship they were traveling on has disappeared amidst hurricane joaquin. the ship has 28 americans on board and was last heard from yesterday. the crew frantically radioing for help saying their ship had
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lost power and was taking on water. a captain with the united states coast guard is "outfront." thank you for coming on with us. 33 people, 28 americans obviously desperately trying to get help. you're searching for them. what is the latest? >> the latest today is the strength of the hurricane hasn't been moving as quickly as we thought it might. so we were pushing it as close as we could. hurricane hunters normally fly at 20,000 feet. we pushed our aircraft down to 2,000 feet to get the possible chance of identifying the vessel or any survivors' life craft but we haven't been able to locate the vessel yet. >> oh, my gosh, 2,000 feet, just
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the danger your crew took on to do that. how long could someone survive if they had a life jacket on, if they were as best prepared as they could be in this kind of a hurricane, a category 3? how long could they survive? >> well, our hope is that they are on the vessel still and maybe they have just lost communication, all power and that's why we're not able to communicate with them. and also, it's very difficult to see. we're using a pretty sophisticated surface search radar from this aircraft but there's so much wind, thunderstorms and sea spray that it's just difficult to see. our hope is that they are either on the vessels or on life rafts. >> and do you think if they were on life rafts with waves, what sorts of waves would they be enduring right now? >> the sea state is estimated to be between 20 and 30 feet. if they were in the life rafts, we would hope to be able to identify them.
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that's our hope, tomorrow morning at first sunrise, we'll have more aircraft out there searching. >> and you're confident in the right area? >> we're confident we're several searching in the right area. we are using the last known position the last time they communicated with their shipping agent. we know they are disabled so we know they are moving along with the force of the storm so we know we are in the general area. >> captain fedor, thank you very much. we hope tomorrow morning you have very good news for those families and men stranded on board. meteorologist jennifer gray is "outfront." you heard captain fedor talk about 20 to 30 feet of waves this crew could be enduring if they are indeed on life rafts if they are in the water. what could the conditions be like? >> it was downgraded to a category 3 today. they've been in category 4 conditions and not only for the
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missing people on the vessel but also what the captain was just saying what they are having to go through to search. these are very dangerous conditions. winds of 130, 135-mile-per-hour sustained winds with gusts up to 150. so very dangerous conditions and also the waves of 25 to 30 feet and depending on exactly where they were, they could have been right around the eye wall of that storm, the strongest portion of that storm for a very long time. the storm has been sitting right on top of the bahamas for more than 36 hours. and so it has been battering the islands, especially the central portions of the bahamas right at their last known position. erin? >> and as captain fedor said and you just alluded to it, they would have had to endured this for such a long period of time. he's hoping to establish contact with them tomorrow morning, hoping that they are alive and the weather will be better then. when do you think the weather will start to improve? >> well, hopefully they are
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still close to this last known position. that's now on the south side of this storm. hopefully they are not being carried with the storm and drifting all around because then it just makes conditions worse because then you're back in those hurricane-type environment. if they have managed to stay on the south side, maybe even managed to get on one of the islands to where they are somewhat safer, then that would be a good thing. because as the storm continues to move north and it is now, moving at 7 miles per hour, it's going to pick up speed over the next 24 hours and finally push away from the bahamas as it steadily weakens. by tomorrow morning, especially this south side of the island, that is where we are going to start finally seeing clearing and they will be able to get out there and fly a lot safer than they have been over the last 24 hours. >> jennifer gray, thank you very much. the coast guard usually flies at 10,000 feet down to 2 desperately trying to find these
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tonight hurricane joaquin barrelling through the bahamas with winds of 125 miles a hour. category three and can cause a disaster among a soaked east coast. four states declared states of emergency, warning of historic life-threatening flooding. "out front" tonight, governor mccorey. you declared a state of emergency. some of your state could get a foot of rain in just hours this weekend. massive flooding. heavy winds, how bad do you think it will be? >> well, the good news is the
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european model is right. it's the first time i've rooted for the european model regarding a hurricane watch which is going to hopefully save us more serious problems but we're already having problems on the outer banks, it connects it as closed from flooding. that's 150 mile long road, we hope to get it reopened by tomorrow. it's an area that washes out because islands are so narrow and we hope we don't have any more of that. it could have been worse had the hurricane hit closer into north carolina. the biggest issue for us is this rain and floods going all the way from the coast overall most 600 miles across the state to the mountains. very similar to the snowstorms of this past windier where we had snowstorms covering the state at one time so it's
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difficult to term where to put our supplies and needed rescue up anytimes if something happens. >> how are you preparing? my understanding is the weather could last for days but you could have the rain coming a foot or so in hours. how do you prepare for that? >> well, you first of all, god is going to win this and then all you can do is react but we have swift water rescue teams stationed throughout the state, especially up in the mountains now in the asheville area where the french broad river will get high and we hope it stays within the banks. our estimates two hours ago, they think it will stay in the banks along with several rivers in the piedmont center area and we have the national guard, working with city and local officials on these operations and we have the national guard, also. so it's going to be team work and i'm also, you know, if need be in south carolina, they are
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going to be facing major flooding from the mountaining into the lower state of south carolina. so this is major change that's occurred in the last 24 hours. >> governor, appreciate your time. we wish you luck and everyone in your state. hopefully they can deal with that and not have something horrible happen like sandy in the mid atlantic. we'll be right back. possibilityn quickly become the only thing you think about. that's where at&t can help. at at&t we monitor our network traffic so we can see things others can't. mitigating risks across your business. leaving you free to focus on what matters most.
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