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could hit. millions of people under voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders. st. augustine under mandatory evacuations as of 6:00 a.m. long lines of people leaving and stocking up because they decided to ride this out. buying up sheets of plywood and groceries. officials are warning residents to take the evacuation orders in earnest. they are warning of the possible devastation not seen since hurricane andrew. >> you can always rebuild. you can always repair property. you cannot restore a life if it is lost. we want to make sure we minimize any possible loss of life or risk. >> protecting life is the number one priority. if matthew directly impacts florida, there is massive
destruction we have not seen in years. >> let's get the latest update from the cnn weather center. joining us now is meteorologist derek van dam. >> john and christine, we just received the 5:00 a.m. update from the national hurricane center. sure enough, hurricane matthew strengthened since the last update at 2:00 a.m. winds now sustained at 125 miles per hour. this is putting it at the upper eschelon of hurricanes. this is just about 50 miles south of the capital of the bahamas which is nassau. and 24 hours out from impacting the florida coastline. final preparations need to be under way if you are going to evacuate. you should make that decision right now. this is the latest warning. brevard county north to florida and georgia. that shading of red indicates
our hurricane warnings. the probability of hurricane force-winds as the moments go by as the atlantic facing seaboard of the peninsula. miles matter in terms of the exact path of that eyewall which contains the strongest winds. come to the 3d graphic. you can see the exact path the national hurricane center has hurricane matthew with. any deviation of 50 miles inland, that takes the strongest winds with it. lake okeechobee and into orlando. let's say the storm path is 50 miles east of that. the strongest winds offshore and that spares the east coast of florida and the most direct hit from hurricane matthew. needless to say, this is a formidable storm with damages winds and storm surge are the concern. john and christine. >> watch that closely. hope somehow it moves further east and avoids the direct
impact. thanks, derek. airlines have canceled south flights in florida. ft. lauderdale will shutdown in a few hours at 10:30 this morning. miami international is monitoring winds to decide if and when it will shutdown. derek said 125-mile-an-hour winds. over 35 miles per hours, the airlines don't fly. the tower shuts down at 50 miles an hour. residents are evacuating, but some are planning to ride it out. we have sara sidner in daytona beach. >> reporter: john and christine, we are feeling the effects of the storm. we can hear the surf crashing on the beach. we hear the bands of wind and rain coming through here in volusia county. this place is filled with people
who love the people and love the ocean and love the night life. you are not seeing much of that here. most people are heeding the warnings. residents evacuated and the tourists have decided to not to come or they left already. we can tell you this. we went to stores to see what they had. p palates of water and generators sold out in much of the county. we can tell you there are voluntary evacuations happening in the barrier islands, including merritt island. that is about 150,000 people who have to get off the island. the voluntary evacuations will become mandatory this afternoon. people here are heeding warnings. it is a monster storm. if it comes in as a category four, a lot of folks who grew up in florida like myself, remember hurricane andrew and don't want
to be around it. john and christine. the governor of south carolina is ordering evacuations. we have the latest update from stephanie elam. >> reporter: you can see lots of preparations here on king street in downtown. you can see some stores have been boarded up as people are preparing to evacuate. that was one of the big things that the government has wanted here in south carolina so much so that they took i-26 and reversed the direction on both sides. all lanes now only flow west away from the coast. you can't get back in downtown on i-26. that is because they want people to get out of the way and stay away from the area that could be effected. governor nicki haley going so far as to say that people will be putting other people in danger if they stay here. take a listen. >> anyone trying to wait this out, we ask you to take caution
and try to heed what everybody else is doing. we have been very appreciative of the way south carolanians have been heating this warning. >> reporter: it looks like people are taking up that guidance. we know according to south carolina, 250,000 people have already evacuated and another 200,000 are expected to evacuate today. they are just saying people need to not play meteorologist themselves and not try to guess where this hurricane is going. they need to pack up and leave for safety and safety of their loved ones. john and christine. >> stephanie, thank you. the rematch. they days away between hillary clinton and donald trump. we will tell you the new lines of attack on the campaign trail. these next. ♪
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for hurricane matthew. this storm is building in verocity. it is now at 125 miles an hour. a very strong category three. it could be a category four when it makes landfall. more than 2 million people in three states are ordered to evacuate. 33 days until the election. just three until the next face-to-face showdown with hillary clinton and donald trump. let's talk to eugene scott live in washington. good morning, eugene. it is hard to talk politics when you have the category three hurricane staring down the southeast coast and florida this morning. you are tell us how it will impact the coast? >> i think the hurricane in the states that both candidates care about quite a bit. a lot of attention as you note on florida. i think how each side responds to the needs and concerns of the
voters in those states who don't have safety concerns, but will have economic concerns following the hurricane will have a huge impact on how they do moving forward. especially on election day. >> president obama canceled a campaign trip to florida. politico is spending money on the weather channel right now in florida. that is the report from polit o politico. eugene, the next debate. rematch with hillary clinton and donald trump. hillary clinton talked about it at a fund-raiser overnight. >> i'm looking forward to the next debate next sunday. i thought the first one went pretty well. and just as in that first debate, i feel it's my responsibility not to defend myself against his attacks because, really, been there, done that. i think it's my responsibility to defend everybody else against
his attacks. >> so eugene, this was a fund-raiser hillary clinton did last night. otherwise off the trail between now and sunday night to prepare for the debate. what do we know how donald trump is preparing this time? >> the thought and hope and expectation of people on the right is by watching his vice president's performance the other night. one thing that made mike pence well received is the temperament. his temperament is so different from donald trump's. it is a challenge for the candidate to adopt that. >> eugene, in nevada, donald trump seemed to take credit for that temperament of his running mate.
>> mike pence did an incredible job. i'm getting a lot of credit because that's my so-called choice or first hire. >> how did he do in nevada? he was asked about yucca mountain. the most important political issue in the entire state. he did not have an opinion or answer. >> i think his familiarity with the local issues leaves a lot to be desired for voters. this is not new and this is not a surprise to many people. i think they are focused on him just winning things nationally and hopefully beating hillary clinton. the challenge is hillary clinton is pretty familiar with the issues in nevada and has been on the ground there. whether or not they will speak to the major concerns of voters in the states that matter, we will soon know. >> it was interesting to listen to donald trump take credit for
mike pence. mike pence yesterday and this is what people suggested that people were concerned that pence did too well and made him look bad. mike pence said the real winner of the debate was donald trump. to me that indicates, wow. a guy who wants to make the boss feel good. >> very much. i will say my first reaction to hearing donald trump call mike pence his first choice. i thought about all of the other people we thought was the first choice like chris christie. i think him highlighting that pence was a high pick for him will create calm and peace for the republican voters who are afraid of a donald trump presidency and banking on mike pence to calm their fears. >> the first thing i thought was mike pence was the family's first choice as running mate. a lot of pressure. eugene, thank you. >> more on the running mates.
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we should fit into your life. [ laughing ] not the other way around. [ clock ticking ] hurricane matthew closing in on florida. the latest report. we just got a new report from the national hurricane center. matthew's winds sustained of 125 miles an hour. upper limit for the category three. it is expected to hit the southeast coast as a category four storm. we are told by meteorologists and aircraft that is up there taking a gauge of the winds. it is more organized. the eyewall is more organized. after a grueling 162-regular game season, the mets are done. season is over.
no more new york teams playing baseball thanks to madison bumgarner. andy scholes has the bleacher report. >> good morning. madison bumgarner may be the greatest post season pitcher of all time. he is only 27 years old. a complete game shutout. he is the only pitcher in baseball history to throw multiple shutouts in winner take all. this game went to the ninth tied at 0-0. that is when gillaspie crushed the three-run home run for san francisco. they beat the mets 3-0 in the wild card game. giants face the cubs on friday. division series gets going. blue jays at rangers. the fan suspected of throwing a beer can on the field during the wild card game plans to turn himself in.
police released a photo of the suspect on social media. he is identified as journalist. it nearly struck an out fielder. he issued a statement apologizing. the sports world continues to keep an eye on hurricane matthew. big events in florida this weekend. on saturday, big college football. florida and fsu. up the coast, north carolina and south carolina both in action at home. the schools st s say they are monitoring the games and will move the games as necessary. dolphins will host the titans on sunday. nascar officials hoping the hurricane doesn't affect the race in charlotte. and if you have rob gronkowski on your fantasy league, you are not doing well. he said he knows his fantasy owners are not happy with him right now.
>> man, i know. i can't even go to the grocery store without getting yelled at. why did you draft me then? >> guys, i'm guessing gronk's production picks up because tom brady returns. >> a wee bit better. andy scholes, thanks. florida is bracing for hurricane matthew. this storm is just gained strength. we are getting a new forecast and new reports. our breaking coverage continues next.
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this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour right now. this is the breaking news. hurricane matthew. a major storm that has already killed 15 people in the caribbean. it is getting close to florida and other southeastern states. we just got a new report from
the national hurricane center. it puts matthew in the bahamas right now with sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. that is the upper limit of the category three storm. it is expected to gain strength and expected to reach a category four. if it hits from miami to north carolina, millions of people right now under mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders. including the entire city of st. augustine. you can see some of the traffic jams evacuations are causing. long lines at grocery stores there. people buying up every sheet of plywood. federal and state officials are warning residents to take the evacuation orders seriously. this storm could bring devastation not seen since hurricane andrew in 1992. >> you can always rebuild and always repair property. you cannot restore life if it is
lost and we want to make sure that we minimize any possible loss of life or risk. >> protecting life is the number one priority right now. if matthew directly impacts florida, there will be massive destruction we have not seen in years. >> the big questions are where and when. joining us live from the cnn weather center on the path of matthew is meteorologist derek van dam. the next 12 to 24 hours are critical for people. >> they need to wrap up evacuations or saving the life and property as we speak. that narrow window is closing quickly, john and christine. what we have is the latest projected path from the national hurricane center. there are three things that i want you to take from this as i show you. first and foremost, it is expected to strengthen to a category four. the second thing i want you to note from the projected path. it is expected to run parallel with the coast of florida.
this is maximizing the damage potential. the third thing i want you to notice is the strange movement as we work five-to-seven days forward. does it rotate and impact florida again? stay tuned. a little too early to tell that. the likelihood of a landfalling major hurricane increase as the minutes tick on. this is when we expect conditions to deteriorate. we will feel the tropical storm-force winds near the miami-dade region by thursday. then the overnight period between midnight and 4:00 a.m. a landfalling hurricane near the cape canaveral and the space coast. and the winds wrap around the georgia and south carolina coast. here is the storm surge warnings from boca to savannah. you can see 5 to 8 feet above normal high tide across the region.
that is a major concern. what does that mean for you? let's say you built your house along the florida peninsula. as we see the winds push up the seas, we will start to see that 5 to 8 foot potential forecast bring up the storm surge. that means your house could easily be inundated or your condo at the lowest floors. storm surge and heavy rain leading to flash flooding easily 10 to 15 inches. perhaps higher amounts as you work to the coast of florida and georgia. right now, sustained winds at 125 miles per hour. >> you know, as you watch the path of that storm, derek, it could hit anywhere between miami up to florida. derek van dam, thank you. airlines have canceled flights. miami international says it is
monitoring wind speeds and other factors to make its decision. residents further north are evacuating and some are riding it out. we have sara sidner in daytona beach with more. >> reporter: john and christine, we have seeing the effects of the storm. light winds and the surf crashing on the shore. we know that surf is up and it will get higher and higher and higher as the winds and bands of rain start coming through here in volusia county. this place is normally filled with people who love the beach and love the ocean and love the night life. you are not seeing that here. most people are heeding warnings. a lot of residents have evacuated or tourists are not coming. we when went to stores to see what they had. palates of water sold out. gas canisters sold out.
generators sold out in much of this county. we can tell you there are voluntary evacuations happening in the barrier islands. including merritt island. about 150,000 people had to get off the island. the voluntary evacuations are going to become mandatory this afternoon. this storm is no joke. people here are heeding warnings. it is a monster storm. if it comes in as a category four, a lot of folks who grew up in florida like myself remember hurricane andrew and they don't want to be around for it. john and christine. >> thank you. preparations under way in south carolina. the governor ordered evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from two coastal counties. we get the latest from stephanie elam. >> reporter: john and christine, as you see here in charleston on king street in downtown, preparations have been made here. the street is deserted.
some stores have been boarded up and people preparing to evacuate. that was one of the big things the government wanted in south carolina. so much so they took i-26 and they reversed the direction on both sides. all lanes now only flow west away from the coast. you cannot get back in downtown on i-26. that's because they want people to get out of the way and stay away from the area that could be affected. governor nicki haley going so far as to say that people will be putting other people in danger if they stay here. take a listen. >> anyone that's trying to wait this out, we ask you to take caution and try to heed what everybody else is doing. we have been very, very appreciative of the way you have responded to this evacuation because we saw them start early. they have been very patient. everything seems to be going smoothly. we will continue to watch this. >> reporter: it looks like people here are taking up that guidance. we know according to south carolina, some 250,000 people
have already evacuated. another 200,000 are expected to evacuate today. they are saying that people need to not play meteorologists themselves and they need to not try to guess where this hurricane is going. they need to pack up and leave for their safety and safety of their loved ones. john and christine. >> stephanie in south carolina. stay with cnn throughout the morning. we will have continuing coverage of hurricane matthew. 8:00 will have another briefing from the national hurricane center. we will bring that to you. rick scott, the governor of florida, will brief in the 8:00 a.m. the cost of hurricane matthew will be in the tens of billions of dollars. it is headed straight for the tourism gold gulf coast. hurricane katrina in 2005 was the most expensive storm in u.s. history. $153 billion. sandy is second at $67 billion. andrew hit florida in 1992 and ike made landfall in texas. that's how they stand. the last storm to hit florida is
wilma in 2005. insurers have not paid out big claims in more than a decade. that should help with the huge cost of matthew. more people in florida have bought hurricane insurance since then. property values are up. the population has grown 27% in the past 15 years. 98% of florida residents live in coastal counties. the cost to state and local government and lost wages and revenue. officials say keeping people safe is the top priority regardless of cost. just 33 days to go until election day. the debate sunday night. rematch. this could be decisive. we will tell you the new lines of attack from each candidate on the trail. that's next. om
11 million people in the southeast under hurricane warnings right now bracing for the arrival of matthew. a strong category three storm right now. the 5:00 a.m. check is miles from florida. it is expected to build to a category four storm between miami and north carolina. millions of people in three states are urged or ordered to evacuate. we will keep you updated on hurricane matthew throughout the day. 33 days until the election. three until the rematch. the next face-off with hillary clinton and donald trump in st.
louis. i want to talk about this with cnn's political reporter eugene scott. eugene, thanks for being with us. the hurricane really right now people need to be worried about their life in florida and north carolina. there is a political impact here. how are the campaigns dealing with that? >> this is the first time at this stage in the election we put candidates in a position where they need to respond to a potential national disaster. so it will be interesting to see how they calm voters' fears and concerns and how they present solutions to address the issues that inevitably come with something this difficult. >> this is an important swing state. the focus is on preventing loss of life and protecting property. we are three days away from debate. a debate. hillary clinton is working hard and preparing for the next few days. donald trump is happy with his
running mate's performance. let's listen to what hillary clinton said at a fund-raiser in washington, d.c. >> i'm looking forward to the next debate sunday. i thought the last one went pretty well. just in the first debate, i feel it is my responsibility not to defend myself against his attacks because, really, been there, done that. i think it's my responsibility to defend everybody else against his attacks. >> so are we expecting to see hillary clinton repeat her preparations from the last time since she thinks it worked well for her? >> i'm interested in seeing who will have the new alicia machado at the next debate. will it be hillary clinton again or will donald trump do something comparable? we saw that story and stories related to it dominating the
headlines following the debate and had a significant impact on how voters perceived the candidates, particularly donald trump. it will be interesting to see if that happens again. >> it is interesting. last time around, the donald trump claimed that donald trump did not do mock debates leading up to the first debate. tonight, he is doing a town hall in new hampshire with help from chris christie here to maybe prepare differently. at least do a run-through before sunday night. >> yeah. there were reports earlier that chris christie was being tapped to help donald trump with the debate given his experience. it doesn't hurt donald trump to get more assistance especially after the first debate perception. i think there are areas of people who are interested hearing from him think he can improve upon and his feeling is christie can help him. >> and in nevada, trump taking
credit for the strong performance of his running mate. >> mike pence did an incredible job. i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice. that was my first hire as we would say in las vegas. >> i kept thinking maybe his family's first hire. the reporting around the time his family was pushing him to pick mike pence for this reason. he has that experience on the stage like that. >> if you remember that week that mike pence was announced, you saw the family in indiana and meeting with his family as well. this is one of the reasons donald trump picked mike pence. he has experience in the area and more established politician. the voters who will back trump, many of them are backing him because of all these things that mike pence brings to the table. it does benefit donald trump. what is interesting to see is if donald trump will adopt the
characteristics, especially in the area of temperament that made mike pence successful. >> watch the town hall and see what donald trump does on the stage. that will be a key sign, eugene. eugene, thank you. tim kaine will be on "new day" this morning. it is like a vp-alooza. mike pence is on "new day" at 8:30. hillary clinton and donald trump face-off in the second presidential debate sunday night in st. louis at washington university. anderson cooper is one of the moderators. today, this morning, we are watching hurricane matthew. this storm. we just got a new update on the forecast. it will get stronger as it heads to florida. the latest on the forecast next. guess what guys, i switched to sprint.
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the impacts you can expect. heavy rains, damaging winds and storm surge and even tornadoes. lets break it down so you can plan ahead if you did not heed the warnings of evacuation. your window is narrowly starting to deteriorate. this is what we expect. miami-dade county will start to feel tropical storm-force winds by thursday evening. storm surge for miami north, 1 to 3 feet potential. rainfall, 1 to 3 inches of rain. as we go forward into the overnight timeframe, thursday into friday morning, we should feel major hurricane-force winds, 110 miles per hour indicated with the shading of red around the palm beach county coastline. early friday morning and afternoon hours, it starts to move parallel along the florida coast potentially making landfall near the space coast and that is something we need to
monitor closely. john and christine. >> track is not good. thank you. >> getting stronger and organized. everything pointing to a real problem. thanks for that. let's get an early start on your money. stocks appear to be holding. dow futures higher. a solid report on the service sector. tomorrow is the jobs report. stocks in asia and europe are higher. two stocks record highs. priceline above $1,500 a share. the most expensive in the s&p 500. amazon with record high yesterday. it is not all good news in silicon valley. twitter shares jumped on buyout reports. reports that google will not bid for twitter. white male voters without a college degree are frustrated. a report shows why. income for working class white men defined as people with only
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to the evacuation efforts and preparation efforts. this is not a time to take chances. this could be the worst hurricane to ever hit florida's space coast. the east side. residents, look what is going on in the stores. this is what we see when you get ready for a major hurricane. it is an indication of what won't be there for you if you decide to stay behind. matthew slamming into the bahamas. proving deadly. 15 people have lost their lives. let's start with team coverage. we have boris sanchez live in daytona beach. boris, what are you seeing in terms of preparations and people taking this seriously? >> reporter: chris, people have to take this seriously. more than 2 million people are under evacuation orders this morning. it will be the largest mandatory evacuation since hurricane sandy back in 2012. along the coast, mandatory evacuation orders. north in flagler county and
volusia counties. we see businesses boarded up. our hotel is boarded up and sand bags are outside. the biggest area of concern is we're talking about 125 mile per hour plus they should prepare for a direct hit just about anywhere. we are starting to feel the storm surge as sand and water gets picked up and starts hitting us here in daytona beach. we'll keep you updated, chris. >> all right, boris, i'll see you seen. florida's governor is heeding the calls to evacuate. long lines at gas stations as hurricane matthews bears down on