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it's the top of the hour,
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i'm brianna keilar and the warnings could not more urgent. get out now, this storm will kill you. those are the official words that millions along the nation's southeast coast are hearing as a deadly hurricane tears its way toward florida for what officials say will likely be a "direct hit." hurricane matthew has already killed at least 113 people in the caribbean. moments ago federal weather officials confirmed matthew is a category 4 system picking up steam in those gulf stream water, some speed. and matthew is doing exactly what everyone fears -- getting stronger. join me now we have seen nonmeteorologist jennifer gray in melbourne, florida. jennifer, i understand matthew's bands are touching florida. you've been talking to us as some sort of in between some of them. >> exactly. we had a strong one a moment ago. the winds were gusty and i was telling my photographer tom, i
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said this was bad and this is nothing. it will get three to four times worse than what that one was and maybe worse than that. looking around, you're right, we are in between those bands now. you can see the ominous skies behind. this is the indian river the land you're seeing back there is melbourne beach and they were ordered mandatory evacuations and we hope they got out and got inland just a little bit because you can see the bridges in the distance, when those bands come by, you can't see them. right now you can see and you don't want to be driving over one of those bridges in the next couple hours. we expect dons deteriorate rapidly in the overnight hours. around dusk we'll notice a bigger difference. we noticed people trying to fill up with gas earlier today. some gas stations were completely out. others had a little line. so it looks like people are trying to prepare. we saw businesses boarded up as
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well. some experts show it as high as 11 feet where we'll standing. we will stay here as long as we can but we won't ride out in the storm here. we'll have to go inland because the water will be above my head. that's why it's so important for people, especially right along these barrier islands and the coast, they need to seek shelter inland. you need to find a sturdy, sturdy building. it's been more than a decade since the east side of florida has experienced anything of this magnitude and so a lot of people, brianna, new to the state, it's a very transient state and we're worried about people taking this serious. we're looking at conditions to continue to deteriorate but we're talking about high storm surge, gusty winds, 140 mile per hour winds around that eye wall. hurricane-force winds extend 40 miles from the center. when you think about this storm, just brushing along the coast, that is miles and miles of
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coastline that could experience very, very strong winds. so this is a big one, brianna. nothing that anyone should not take seriously. >> and power outages we're expecting for days and weeks afterwards. jennifer gray in melbourne, florida, thank you for your report. despite mandatory evacuations, some businesses are staying open. one merchant said he's not worried. >> worried about what? what is going to happen? we can't do more. we're going to try to hunker down here. safer than my house. this is what i got. i can't get out. where am i going? leave everything and go? >> reporter: so this is your life's work. >> so i'm going to be here and we'll do the best we can, exactly. >> daytona beach, florida, is under a hurricane warning and cnn's boris sanchez is there. some people are getting out, some people are obviously not heeding the warning there,
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boris. once this gets bad there's not a lot you can do by being there even to save a business. >> that's right, brianna. i wanted to point out a family that came out a few minutes ago standing on the beach. this is exactly what governor rick scott warned people not to do. though it's calm right now, we saw ourselves just two hours ago things completely got out of hand. we were standing on that balcony getting ready to do a live shot and the wind knocked us over, pounding rain came in and we had to get out. everyone in this hotel had to get out. we've been evacuated. there are sandbags set up, management is gone and told us we can stay here for a few more hours before we have to go ourselves. we keep people deciding to stay behind. growing up in florida and having to deal with these hurricanes growing up, you have this confidence that everything will be fine because you've seen these hurricanes come through before. what i can tell you is it's been a long time since a hurricane of
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this magnitude has come by flori florida so many people have moved here that haven't had to experience the winds and the rain and the power outages that create headaches for weeks from when a hurricane hits but are extremely dangerous as it comes to ground. there's several families staying that the hotel behind me and they are indecisive as to whether or not they were going to stay or leave. one of them is a family from indianapolis and they, i don't imagine, have had much experiences with hurricanes like this one. again, florida governor rick scott not mincing words. he's saying the storm is going to cause fatalities and the best thing you can do not only for yourself but rescue crews that are out there tasked with trying to keep people safe is get out of the storm's way. the police chief of daytona beach, we talked to him this morning and he said it would be impossible for one of his rescue crews to save anyone.
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so if you find yourself in a difficult situation, your opt n options are limited, the best thing you can do is head out. it's thatter rati er ragirratio. >> that's what rick scott said, some people don't want to be in shelters but it's a lot bester than the worst-case scenario alternative. boris sanchez in daytona beach, thank you very much. the mandatory evacuations extend beyond florida. this is a huge hurricane. matthew is expected to overover the southeast coast for days. let's go to meteorologist chad pliers. tell us where it is now and where it's going. we've been talking to our reporters and they've been getting these bands. >> and they will. and the closer they get to the eye, every single band that comes through is going to be
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stronger. so the band that boris just talked about was probably 60 miles per hour. the band right here that will come on sure to jupiter and ft. pierce probably 80 miles per hour and that's still at least 150 miles from the center of the eye right now. the rub with this storm is that it's forecast to hug the coast, stay half on and half off the coast all the way from cocoa beach all the way to jacksonville and turning the right into hilton head and that's the problem. if this truly is going to be 145 mile per hour storm, and there's no indication that it's dying because this is warm water, it's the gulf stream. so if this stays at 140 to 145 and hugs the coast for hundreds of miles, there will be hundreds of miles worth of what we consider ef-2 tornado damage.
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so like a big tornado that rolls through the plains for 200 miles hitting a couple farmhouses and that's it, this is going to be hitting a coastline full of home, people, and of course businesses that could be without power for weeks. some of the estimates i saw yesterday said there could be seven million people without power. this is a radar model. we talk about these all the time. i want to show you one in progress. i'm going fast forward to 2:00 a.m. tonight. melbourne and daytona, you're getting bands of wind about 80 miles per hour. so that's really a true forecast for the outer bands hitting the beaches. maybe not so far inland it will slow down. then by tomorrow morning we'll try to be on the air with "new day" melbourne going to be smashed by these winds. cape canaveral, new smyrna and
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then daytona. you see it just stayings right there on the shore. the winds coming on shore pushing that water pushing the water into st. simons, tybee and savannah, maybe nine feet higher and then we know there are waves out here to 25 feet high so you raise the water level and throw waves on top of that, that's why the people in those low-lying areas need to be out. that's why the mandatory evacuations are there. do you want to be there anyway? if you're seven million people trying to get your power back on and it takes a week and a half, i'm not sure that's the place you want to stay so if you can get away, if you can go west, if you have friends, it's not too late. especially if you're from
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melbourne north. i don't want you on the roads when the winsds are blowing 60, 70, 80. that's not healthy, either. >> that's what we heard from someone considering evacuating. they said they might leave tonight but in the end they'd rather be this their house than a vehicle. chad myers keeping an eye on things in the weathercenter, thank you. florida's barrier islands and beaches are at risk. much of the coast is under evacuation orders. that includes satellite beach. joining me by phone is the city's fire chief donoghues. chief, give us a sense of what the conditions are like and what your major concerns are with the water and the wind. >> well, thank you for calling and asking for this. currently the city of satellite beach has been under mandatory evacuation order since 3:00 p.m. yesterday. at this moment in time, approximately 40% to 50% of our publ
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public did evacuate. there is just light rain at this moment but we know expect our stronger tropical storm winds beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> so you've got about half your folks still there, right? >> that's the estimate, yes. >> so what happens as this storm gets worse and people -- you can't send out your first responders at the height? what will you do? what are you expecting? >> well, we have very clear with residents who have stayed that there should be no expectation of public safety services but we know as an organization our management team has been up and running since yesterday and we are building contingency plans. frankly where we will be at is once we get winds greater than 80 miles an hour, our operations will be curtailed very much and if we are to truly expect the
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120 miles an hour winds as somewhat indicated than we will be hunkered down and there will be probably no services at that time. >> when is the last time your community experienced a hurricane as strong as this one can be? >> well, that's the unique challenge because the longer the time goes people's memories fade. this city has not experienced a hurricane of hurricane-force winds probably since 1979. the 2004 hurricanes people felt they lived through the hurricane but the rheeality was our winds were only 60 mile per hour with some hurricane-level gusts. we've been trying to say to the public that you cannot compare 2004 to this storm. you didn't go to a hurricane in
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2004, you went through a tropical storm. so remarkably, you know, we're saying 50% evacuated. i'm surprised the number was that high. many people are now realizing after watching that, yes, the storm is really going to hit so we do have people still making their evacuation plans and hopefully they will be off the islands before the storm winds hit. >> chief donoghues, thanks so much. good luck to you, we are know you are going to be very busy. the folks recall 60 mile per hour winds in 2004. we're talking 140 miles per hour and that's what the chief is trying to impart to people. next i'll speak live to one man in florida who says he is not leaving, he's staying inside his home. plus, as the storm hits donald trump will hold a town hall to serve as a rehearsal for his rematch just three days now with hillary clinton. hear what happened when he watched the video of his first debate performance. this is cnn's live coverage.
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we're really getting slammed by these winds right now and some of these structures even having a hard time so we're going go inside i think will be some good advice. let's take it inside, the wind is too strong right now. nick, i'm going to ask you to back up a little bit. i want to get him out of the wind, i'm worried about that camera. you can see what we're dealing with. forgive me i know i'm talking in circles but we're getting slammed out here by the weather. i was trying to say we saw that structure across from us shifting in the winds which is not -- it's a big metal structure over the barbie the pool. i'm told by hotel employees they have lost a couple security cameras outside, not surprising given the strength of these wind gusts that we are seeing and here in the lobby, of course, the wind bringing in this rain, it's a mess, they are doing their best to keep these -- >> again if you need to evacuate and haven't, evacuate.
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this storm will kill you. time is running out, we don't have that much time left. welcome back. we are watching hurricane matthew. it's a frightening category 4 storm that's climbed the lives of more than 100 people in the caribbean. it's closing in on the florida coast. cnn's nick valencia is in west palm beach, florida, where the weather is getting worse by the minute. >> about three hours ago everyone in west palm beach got an alert saying the hurricane was fast approaching. you can see behind me there's not a lot going on. the wind has died down, the rain has gone away, closer towards the beach over the bridge across the intercoastal waterway on palm beach but just to be clear it's not safe for our news crew
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to be out there we decided to stay safe and not brave the elements, we're here at a hotel, a lot of residents have come here to have a room for the night a lot of people are not heeding the washing of the local officials, of the governor and mayor to evacuate their homes, i spoke to the mayor and she was telling me more than half of the residents have decided to stick out the storm. they're not taking this storm seriously. we did have a mandatory evacuation in place for palm beach at 11:00 a.m. in this area there are mandatory evacuations under way but the weather has calmed down, earlier it was heavy rain and winds but that hasn't sustained itself. later this evening is when west palm beach is expected to get a brunt of that damage but for now at this moment it's calm here in west palm beach. >> keep an eye on things for us nick a valencia in west palm
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beach which is in the path of hurricane matthew. this came straight from the florida governor's mouth. he said "this storm will kill you." still, some in the path choosing not to evacuate. case in point is the albert family. they live in jupiter, florida. they're about a mile from the beach there and jonathan albert is joining me now to talk about this. tell us about why you're staying. this is a mandatory evacuation and there are warnings from official this is could be the worst hurricane this area has seen in decades. >> well, we didn't actually decide to stay until maybe two hours ago. the reality is there's a lot of work to do in a hurricane area. i was seeing patients through the afternoon yesterday, taking care of some of their needs, the refills that needed to get done. all of the oxygen tanks that needed to be fill ed.
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as soon as i got home from work yesterday we went straight to work getting the house secured. then we realized neighbors in the same place my wife and i have helped people get their shutters up and trying to help people get to the point where we could get out and by the time all that work was done it was best not to leave so we're staying in place. >> okay and this is a unique location. tell us about where you are, where you're situated. it sounds like a lot of people in your neighborhood are riding this out together. >> we are. you know, we here in a small neighborhood north of the loxahatchee river in jupiter, florida. we're about a mile from the ocean but we have the loxahatchee river which comes off the ocean about a quarter of a mile from the house. our neighborhood is a little bit unique. we're on a high point, which i know sounds a little odd for
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florida. florida is fairly flat but we're on a high point on this street. we're not in a flood zone so after checking the storm surge predictions we felt like we were in a better place to stay put here. >> okay. you hear the national hurricane center. they're warning, we're talking about a serious cat 4 storm, 140 mile per hour winds. they're talking about -- it's an issue of water and wind. debris flying around h, roofs being ripped off. they're describing it as catastrophic damage. when you hear that, what are you thinking? >> again i think it's trying to -- given the time we had just be in the safest place we could possibly be. you know, i -- i had work to do, my wife is a beekeeper. she had to go around and secure beehives so people near the bee
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yards wouldn't have hives full of bees flying into their homes. so -- >> you can secure beehives in a storm so they will withstand 140 mile per hour winds? >> you can try. latches and cinder blocks go a long way. they're normally in fairly sheltered places anyway. we do try. >> we see your wife there, photos of her. pretty amazing. i was not expecting that that is what you guys would have been up to but thank you for sharing that with us. look, we're thinking of you, jonathan, we're thinking of your family and your neighbors. it sounds like a lot of people are riding it out. thank in there for this. >> thanks very much. >> south carolina is preparing for a direct hit from hurricane matthew. we will be live in charleston. but first donald trump is doing some very public debate preb tonight at a town hall in fluch, will he change his tone after a big debate performance by his running mate?
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. welcome back, you are watching breaking news coverage of hurricane matthew. white house officials say this could become the largest and most powerful hurricane to hit the united states in a decade and matthew could make landfall at some point tonight in florida. on the phone with me now is the public information officer of brevard county, don walker, with us. the mandatory evacuation started
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at 3:00 p.m. eastern and don walker is the public information officer for brevard county there. so, sir, tell us first about the conditions. we are looking at a live shot coming to us from your county and it's looking pretty ominous here. >> well, the mandatory evacuation started at 3:00 p.m. yesterday because we were trying to get people ample time to make the moves to find higher ground before the storm hit our area. we're looking at conditions to become more hurricane-type conditions at about 8:00 this evening and going well through tomorrow morning anywhere from five to nine feet of storm surge, six to 12 inches of rain in some areas and hurricane gusts up to 140 miles per hour. >> tell us about the shelters and if people are using them. we heard the governor say no one wants to be in shelters, of course they don't, it's very inconvenient but this is an
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issue of life or death. >> it's tough to leave your home, we understand that but we've been trying very hard all week to get the word out to people that this is a life-threatening and extremely dangerous storm and we hoped our shelters one hour after the mandatory evacuation started yesterday, we have a good number of people at our shelters right now, roughly about 2,500 people. we expect the number to increase into the evening hours and we told people it's never too late to evacuate and if they have any doubts and their safety or their families' safety they need to make those moves and get out as soon as possible. >> okay and so you're watching as you have thousands of people there in the shelters. but for those people who aren't evacuating, why aren't they when you have such dire warnings? >> well, the problem we've been dealing with for several years is what they call hurricane complacency. we haven't had a major storm event anywhere this type of event since 2004 when we had
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hurricanes jean and francis and since then the only other storm system we've had of any magnitude was faye in 2008 so eight years since we've had a major event like this but we haven't even seen an event like the one we expect to experience starting tonight. >> okay, sir, thank you so much, don walker with brevard county. we appreciate you taking the time to talk to us. some people in shelters but a lot of people saying in their homes. next we are going to take you live to charleston where brian todd is standing by for us. brian? >> brianna, we're on one of the barrier islands that may take the brunt of hurricane matthew when it approaches south carolina. we'll tell you about evacuations and the concerns of storm surge and flooding just ahead.
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back to breaking news. a category 4 hurricane approaching the u.s. and i want to turn to south carolina where mandatory evacuations are under way along the coast. by day's end, nearly half a million people are expected to have left their homes, school buses are ready to ferry people to safety. the mayor says now is the time to leave, right now. brian todd is on the nearby barrier island of folly beach. what are you seeing, brian? >> brianna, we're seeing people, residents of the island who decided to leave. i talked to a police officer who said about 2,400 people live here year round, most have evacuated this is what we're talking about here, storm surge will be a big story on folly island. that is barrier island protecting charleston from some of the storms or it won't do much to protect charleston
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depending on how strong the storm is when it comes. you have normal surf surge on the beach but we're expecting four to eight feet of storm surge. when that happens if you look at the low-lying dunes it means the storm will propel the ocean water over the dunes over the board walk then my photojournalist eddie and i will pivot to show you the street. the roads are at the same level of the ocean and they flood very easily, even in standard rainstorms and you have what could be a category 1 or 2 hurricane coming here as of tomorrow night late into saturday morning. so as of this morning, governor nikki haley said about 175,000 people evacuated. she said that was not enough. they need at least 200,000 more people to evacuate from the overall general charleston area and they've opened up the lanes of i-26, they've closed the eastbound lanes and opened it all up for westbound traffic to get out.
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that's gone very well. another situation are the bridges, there are a lot of bridges that connect these islands back to charleston and the bridges, some of them are low, the roads are low to the water and they could get flooding. if you're on an island like this you could get cut offn't if there's the kind of flooding they expect and these islands may lose power so if you're stuck with no power, no way to get off the island, you are in for tough going, bridges here, a lot of hi span bridges, 65 feet and higher connect these islands to charleston and that's a concern, too. a local emergency official told me when the winds get to 40 miles an hour and above the bridges automatically close, they're too dangerous. that could be a factor, too. people are being urged to get out while you can. they're worried about not enough people getting out of here. >> don't let that window close brian todd in folly beach, south carolina. thank you. we have much more on the
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what are you doing here? >> we're trying to barricade for the hurricane, get ready for it gets here. >> reporter: you're not staying open, are you? >> yeah, we are. >> reporter: seriously? >> seriously. >> reporter: aren't you worried? >> what is going to happen? we can't do more. we're going to try to hunker down here, it's safer than my house. >> reporter: how much work is this going to be to get this place as safe as possible? >> it's been almost three days we're working on it. we have to do the whole thing. the whole side and everything. the problem is finding wood. that's been one of the biggest problems to find the plywood. we're looking at -- >> reporter: were they running snout. >> a $15 sheet for $40 now. back to breaking news now, a
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monster hurricane you see the path bearing down on florida. it could make landfall as a category 4. 140 mile per hour winds. we'll take you back to the coast in just a moment but when this storm hits donald trump will be holding a town hall in new hampshire tonight, a dress rehearsal for sunday's rematch with hillary clinton. i want to bring in alice stewart, a cnn political commentator and republican strategist and symone sanders, cnn political commentator and democratic strategist. we have heard donald trump watched the tape of the first debate and it may have made an impression on him. simil we're hearing he may be open to gentle critiques from his advisors. what do you think they are giving anymore the way of gentle critiques? >> i think the fact that they are encouraging them to engage in this scrimmage tonight, this town hall in new hampshire will
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be critical and this will give him the ability to show his ability to talk one on one with the people. i've been to many town halls in new hampshire. those people can smell insincerity a mile away so his going through this scrimmage will give him the ability to connect one on one with people. it's a totally different dynamic in a town hall as opposed to a debate where questions are asked by a moderator but the key is not so much who and how he's preparing but what he's going to do in st. louis at the town hall. he needs to focus putting hillary on the defensive and driving home his message of fighting isis, building our economy and working to reform immigration. >> these town halls are really chances, alice, for the candidates to have perhaps empathetic moments with people who are asking questions. can donald trump do that? >> well, that's what he'll work on this evening and certainly he
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can do that. i think that's certainly going to be something he'll be able to demonstrate in st. louis. here's the thing to keep in mind. if you remember back in 2012 barack obama didn't have too hot of a first debate against mitt romney. he came back in the second and third debate. he was aggressive, he was uplifting and he put romney on the defensive, i think we'll see that with donald trump. he'll be more aggressive, he'll be positive but connecting one on one with people will enable him to reinforce and stabilize his base but also draw in the independents and undecideds which is going to be critical for his ability to move forward and win the election. >> symone, you have donald trump, he is preparing more. we have these reports he's looking at the tape, maybe he's getting a little bit of -- after defendsing himself, blaming it on mike failures he may be coming to grips with the fact his performance -- and polls show this -- was not so great in the first debate. how does that concern you if he
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comes ready to go, if he is prepared and realizes where he needs to make improvements. >> well, donald trump maybe has arrived to what we know in the debate -- >> symone, your mike, you're having a problem with your mike so pull it out of your turtle neck a little bit so we can hear it. >> can you hear me now? >> i can hear you now loud and clear. go ahead. >> i was saying i'm surprised donald trump might be coming to the realization that we had the night of the debate that he didn't win. i'm not concerned, i think it will take more than one or two practice runs to get donald trump to a place of actual preparedness, i am interested to see how he'll do in a town hall format, what we've heard from the trump campaign post first debate and leading up to this debate has been a lot of insults, a lot of throwing things out there, salacious
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so those things don't play really well in a town hall format with everyday american people who want to ask questions about what your policy for president will do for them. so i don't think that these dry runs are going to help too much because i think after maybe a couple of minutes into the debate, into this town hall, we're going to see the real donald trump, unhinged, unprepared. >> do you think sh of that changes, though? clearly he was counter punching against hillary clinton. clearly she got under his skin. but this is going to be different when you're talking about a town hall. this tends to be a forum that is less contentious. this may be some -- we saw donald trump in the commander in chief forum. we saw a different donald trump than he saw at the last debate. isn't that something that concerns you? >> no. i think secretary clinton is a great debater. you know, she has been through the debawringer more than a coue of times. she's definitely going to come prepared shxt' thrived in the format before.
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doipt think don't think this format presents a threat to clinton or supporters. i think this an opportunity for undecided voters and people who are swayable or in the middle to take a hard look at both candidates and a chance for people to put their policies on the table. and the clinton/kaine ticket has policies, instilling policies that don't just benefit people at the top but the people at the bottom and the trump campaign just doesn't have that. i'm not worried at all. i think it will be good television, though, come this sunday night. >> i think you are right about that. thank you to both of you. i appreciate that. the second presidential debate again moderated by anderson cooper airs this sunday night at 9:00 eastern on cnn. mu hurricane matthew is on track to rip into the entire east coast of florida. we're just getting word that
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. back to our breaking news. we've just learned the game between lsu and florida in gainesville has been postponed as the hurricane approaches. big s.e.c. rival between two powerhouse schools. cnn is covering all angles of this storm and for ways to help those affected go to this hurricane could hit the u.s. tonight as a powerful category 4 storm. florida's governor warns that this storm, quote, will kill you. right now its outer bands are
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lashing the state. more than 2 million people in georgia, florida and south carolina are being told to get out. i want to bring in rosa flores, she's in atlantic beach, florida. tell us what you're seeing there. we know some of the outer bands are coming in as we brace for the worst here. >> reporter: you know, brianna, you can see the winds picking up much you can see the surf. rising. but that is the big concern here, the big storm surge that they're expecting. now, all of these people are expected to evac wait, but you can see up and down here that you still see vehicles, still see cars, still see people just kind of taking pictures which is what authorities do not want you to do. and here's the batd news. the sheriff saying that 30% of the beaches have evacuated, only 30%, brianna. that is a huge concern. we a tweet from them, if you can pull that up. that really shows us what their
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concerns are right now in this area. there are about 456,000 people who are under the evacuation order here, and here is the jacksonville sheriff's office tweeted. he says, we have plenty of roads. we don't have enough cars on the road leaving. it is a concern. it is a huge concern. now, we want to drive here and show you some of that because the roads really seem very normal right now. and as you look at the neighborhoods around us, you see some homes are boarded up, others are not. i've seen even patio furniture piled outside, piles of debris sometimes as people trimmed their trees. and that is first responders don't want to see because once you see hurricane winds, all of that is going to be flying debris. now, the 30% that i was telling
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you about are the people who have evacuated in this area, under a mandatory evasion. you saw it, it's so close to the beach. today they added another zone to that evacuation area, zone z here. we talked to people there, brianna, who decided not to evacuate. a lot of those folks are not evacua evacuating. i asked them why and they said, you know, it has never flooded. water has never gotten into their homes. so they're planning to wait it out. brianna. >> never say never. that's really the thing. some of this storm complacency we've heard, rosa. we're taking your pictures as we see you driving in the area. we've heard from officials who say, people are looking back to 2004 and saying, you know, it wasn't that bad. but the thing is, they haven't experienced something like this where we're looking at 140-mile-per-hour winds. rosa flores is monitoring the situation there in atlanta ick
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beach, florida. thank you to for that report. we still have special coverage on "the lead" with jake tapper right now. -- captions by vitac -- thanks, brianna. this storm will kill you, that's the direct warning from the governor of florida. "the lead" starts right now. a wall of water approaching, hurricane matthew now a rare and extremely powerful category 4 storm. and the path it's taking could wreck the u.s. coastline for hundreds of miles. 12 million people under hurricane warning as the state of florida prepares for a direct hit and faces what could be its biggest evacuation in history. clos and politics, practice in prime-time. debate prep typically behind closed dos.