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. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. florida bracing for hurricane matthew, the storm the governor calls a monster. this is cnn tonight, i'm tell. matthew, an extremely dangerous category four storm could hit florida in just hours. governor rick scott pleading with his state to take the storm seriously and sheeek shelter.
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hundreds of people dead after the storm's rampaged through haiti and matthew forcing the largest mandatory evacuation since hurricaine sandy, more than 200,000 homes from florida to north carolina, at risk from the storm surge alone. that number likely to go much, much higher than that. more than 100,000 people already without power tonight. our correspondents are stationed throughout the region and we're start with cnn's michael holmes, in palm bay, florida. give us the latest where you are. >> reporter: palm bay, florida, we're right in the melbourne area of florida, and this is an area where according to some of the tracks could be the hardest-hit at the moment if things stay on course the way they are. it's been getting a bit rough around here in the last hour or so. it's coming through in bands i suppose, don, and we just had one come through, which was a little bit frightening. it doesn't look so bad now, but it did about five minutes or so.
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we're about an hour or so away from high tide and we've talked a lot about the surge, the surge that comes ashore, all that water, and people think of wind and the like when they think of hurricaines but more people are kained killed by storm surges than anything else, up to 12 feet. off the coast you've got those barrier islands, those houses that are all out there right on the front edge of where this is all coming in, and you know what, i covered hurricane sandy in 2012 and saw what happened to the houses on those barrier islands and i just can't imagine what this storm is going to do to it. i want to read you something though, and you can see this is another one of these bands coming through nougw, which is sort of just rocking us around. we just got an advisory from the north weather service in florida, and the weather has some have pointed out in the weather department is remanentent remanen
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reminiscent in terms of what we saw, and locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or months and widespread, to devastating impact effects have not been experienced like this in central florida in decades. that just gives you a sense of how worried people are about this. evacuations have taken place, but we heard from the police they were worried that people living in of all things mobile home parks, some of them have not left and this is not sort of thing you want to go through in a mobile home. people on the barrier islands, they hope have been evacuated, they're going to close the causeway any minute and anyone will be stuck out there and once the winds get over 50-miles-an-hour, emergency services, first responders, they're not going to come get you, because it's just going to be far too dangerous for them. we're looking at winds by -- in the next couple hours getting up around 75-miles-an-hour, by 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, could be 110
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sustained-mile-an-hour, gusts up to 120-miles-an-hour. we're in palm bay, but it's the greater melbourne, florida area. they're really -- they're expecting the worst at the moment, don. >> michael, i want you to stand by. i want to get to jeff piotrows, and i with twister chasers.com, and he joins us now. i understand you're in melbourne. what are you see something. >> over the last 15, 20 minutes, as i came north, i've seen numerous power flashes with -- we've got high winds with trees falling on the power lines and power grid and big huge green flashes in the sky sometimes last a couple seconds and just literally about 15 seconds ago on the outer island, outer banks, and it was in the melbourne area and the atlantic just southeast of melbourne, damaging winds coming in from the southeast of melbourne now and we're going to have wind
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damage increasing -- looks like they've got emergency vehicles coming southbound on highway 1. any way, damaging winds are coming onshore near melbourne and damaging winds are coming ashore now and they're going to continue to increase the intensity over the next four to six hours. >> so listen, take us there. what are you seeing the most, because it's a little bit difficult to see. we can't see as clearly as you, but we can see it. is it mostly power lines? is it -- are you seeing trees or limbs down? are you seeing debris? what is it? water? >> yeah, just tree limbs down. the water's very high, back at fort pierce. the local officials say the water is the highest they've ever seen it. it's about five foot, only a foot or two below the rockledge, before it starts spilling across the roadway, and it's rose about five feet since about noon today and is very huge, rough swell,
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in the riverbanks in there, and water right now, is just coming down the indian river on highway one, i can tell the water's flowing southward at a very high rate of speed, kind of northeast and east as the high approaches from the southeast here and that's pushing that water back southward in the inlet there. that's what i observed north here on 1. >> jeff, it appears to us that you are -- it looks like you're near a parking lot, or a gas station, or something. what area are you specifically? >> coming into melbourne, really, the bridges here, i'm just near highway 192 and 1 now, and this is -- this is just basically -- it's 192 and 1 is where i'm located and this is the area that's going to go -- this is the area i'm at right now, just observing from this
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area, as the hurricaine approaches from the southeast. >> you have seen one single soul besides emergency personnel? >> i seen what, snir. >> you seen one single person who is not supposed to be out besides emergency people? >> a couple, maybe one or two. mostly, it's been a presence of law enforcement, and they've done been excellent job in securing the area and they're in full force all along the coast tonight. >> jeff piotroski, a storm chaser out for thus evening. we'll get back to you. i want to get jack parish, the flight director for noah, and he joins us by phone. i want to tell you, jack, we've been monitoring the hurricane center, sometimes it's up and down i would imagine it's getting tremendous traffic. do you know anything about that? >> i don't know what the situation is right now. we're having the swim problem. i have other ways i can get
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radar imagery and that sort of thing, but you can imagine the flood of interest in that direction. >> tell us, you're tracking this hurricaine, what are you seeing? >> yes, sir. we took our p 3 aircraft, noah's p 3 aircraft through the secent of the storm today five times at the tip of the spaer for tear f forecasters and we made passes five different times to totally map out the wind spelled that's going to be impacting the coast. we seeing some we very rarely see here, which is a double-eye hurricane, or a concentric eye. when you see that outer ring, that outer ring has hurricaine-force winds as well as the tiny-inner eye, so anything in that inner eye will see hurricaine-force winds along the beach. >> what sort of data are you collecting on this? >> we have a tremendous amount of data, but the important thing, every time we go through
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the center woor, we want to knot the lowest pressure is, of category four standards and we have a down-ward looking instrument that maps out surface winds. you want to know how strong the winds are blowing when you're a coastal resident so we map out 105 mile radio legs all around the storm, all directions so we provide that wind field to the hurricaine center, they turn it over to the emergency managers, the local officials and if everyone will just please heed the advice of those people, and when they can get to the hurricaine center site, get to it, because it's the best information you can get, noaa's national hurricaine. >> the question many people is ask is who is doing this? is this done with instruments? through computerized? or are people doing it themselves? collecting this information? >> oh, no, we had an airplane with 17 people on board. we had a combination of noaa,
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noaa-core officers flying the aircraft. i'm noaa civil service, meteorologist, we have data people, scientists on board, especially from the noaa hurricaine research division and these are flesh and blood people flying through the center of the storms. we had a pretty bumper pass on the northwest side, number two we're all reminded it's not your standard line of work but it's such important information and we have to be looking at the data in real time. we have to make sure it's extremely high quality data so we don't give anybody bad information. >> so your data is all from the air, nothing from the ground is what i'm asking? >> in this particular case, we've seen directly over fr freeport, and nassau, but our aircraft was flying standard, hurricane center reco pattern, so we were getting all of our information from that altitude.
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>> jack caparish, flight direct there. i want to go to the phone, an accuweather extreme meteorologist. what are you telling us? what do you know? >> reporter: i'm in cocoa beach right now. probably had winds gusting to 50 miles to 60-miles-an-hour and the hurricaine is still 100 miles to the southwest, so that's a sign there's lot more to come and i observed power flashes to the south of me, down the barrier island, which is consistent to what jeff piotroski was saying. maybe we'll catch a power flash, but as the hurricaine moves closer you're going to see a lot more of these explosions, and it definitely illuminates the sky before the power goes out. the storm is just getting started, approaching from the southeast, and when that eye wall comes in that's when we'll get the winds gusting to hurricaine force. we'll probably have the power go out. right now we're in a concrete
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structure right on the coast and we feel confident in that structure but we're at about three or four feet of sea level. we may have to move the vehicle to high are ground or go up in elevation above that storm surge level. >> so you're not stationary there, you can walk around a little bit and show us what you're seeing? >> reporter: yeah, i prefer to be on foot, stay mobile. i'm on the road that parallels the coastline and it's a little bit sheltered from the beach. if i could get a spotlight on the beach, you'd see those winds ripping. a lot of sand getting picked up by the dirt. it's almost get an exfoliator out there. so the winds have increased. we keep going out to the beach, incramently, and examining how strong the winds are increasing and we really expect conditions to deteriorate in cocoa beach and in fact this whole area could be under water especially
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in if that eye goes a little bit to the south. it's not a spot i'd want to be on foot. this likely will be under a few feet of water, maybe several feet of water if that eye goes to the south. >> all right. reed timer out in cocoa beach for us this evening. reed, we'll get back to you. thank you very much. coming up, much more on the breaking news tonight. monster hurricane matthew, taking aim at the florida coast. fears it could be the worst storm in a century. if you're going to make a statement...
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breaking news, hurricane matthew bearing down on florida's oast coacoast, and go rick scott warning residents to heed the warnings. sara sidner is in the area. what are you seeing? >> reporter: we know in about 45 minutes there will be a curfew in place in volusia county where we are. the authorities are saying the kev f curfew is on make sure people stay say, not going out on the roads because the storm is definitely coming in and we've been feeling those bands of wind getting stronger and stronger and stronger as this evening has turned into night. we're also told they're doing it to make sure there aren't people roaming around trying to loot
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businesses or homes, so they want everyone off the streets and back into a safe place, whether that is a shelter or your home if you are off of the coast, there is no time to evacuate that. time has past to get somewhere safe. they are telling people if you are though on the coast, you can still go over the bridge to get away from the coast, but you cannot go from the inland areas on to the beach. those bridges have been closed coming towards the water. i can also tell you, this you know, as these bands come in, we're seeing all sorts of animals sort of coming up, crabs and -- anded t toads and frogs. the animals certainly know what's going on guess, but we can hear the surf and it is getting really angry. we can hear it slapping the shore and we can tell you we hear the waves could get about 20 to 25 feet high. i'm 5'9", that's basically four
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of me standing on top of each other and we're talking, you know, the first floor of a building, so a lot of people have taken their cars on a hotel, on the higher floor. this area, daytona beach, kind of sits in a bowl and so there will be some flooding they're expecting, and what kills people more than anything else, it is flooding. not the winds, and not the rain, but it's the flooding and people making the mistake of going into standing water and not knowing how deep it is and how fast that water can move so they want everyone to be sure not to do that and to sort of huchgnker d now because the storm is getting closer and closer. these bands of wind and rain are no joke. >> that's what i want to ask you about, michael hoellmes, where is tonight, you're seeing the bands come through occasionally. ow quickly or is it just upon you now? >> reporter: yeah, one just passed through and we keep
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getting them. they come every half an hour or so. they're starting to pick up in intensity, and so you'll notice at all sudden it just starts dumping rain and the rain starts going a bit sideways, and you know that you are in yet another band and then it calms down and this is typical of a hurricaine. i remember i was in college when hurricaine andrew hit, the largest storm, most devastating storm for florida, my mom lived here and i remember thinking my goodness, is she going to make it. came home and i didn't recognize anything and that is what authorities are warning people that if this storm does what they think it's going do to this area there may be street signs down, trees down. you may not recognize even where you live because things will look very different if the storm slams this coast as hard as they think it will. it's going to be a couple days, and could be as many as months before things get back to normal. we know the florida power and light folks, there's about 500
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of people coming to the local totals because they want to make sure to restore power as soon as possible, but they are expecting power to go out for millions of floridians and they want to try to get that back online, but people need to be prepared with things like water and bread just in case that power goes out and is out for a while, you want to be able to sustain yourself for three days. >> sara sidner in daytona beach, we'll get back to you. i want to get back to the weather center for us. sarah, she's getting wave, after wave of it coming through every 30 minutes. tell us what's going o derrick. >> i believe she's in daytona beach, so she's still several hundred miles away from the worst of the storm, but you have to listen to this ominous, if not dire wording from the national weather service out of melbourne and jacksonville florida. locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or months. widespread to devastating wind
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impacts will be felt, airborne debris losted by extreme winds will be capable of breaching structur structures, unprotected windows, effects such as these have not been experienced in central florida in decades. this is similar wording to what we received prior to katrina in 2005. what you're looking at behind me is the current radar and you heard from the noaa hurricane hunter, jeff a few moments ago, on one of your interviews, talking about two different eye walls and you're really starting to see that pek up across the imagery. you're seeing one larger eye wall and one a coeccentr krirc wall. especially on the northern periphery, and what the national hurricaine center and the noaa reconnaissance aircraft that have moved through the region
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have done have really read wind readings in excess of 100-miles-an-hour. i want to bring in ed rapport, good evening to you. busy time for you. we appreciate it. where exactly is hurricane matthew now and where is the storm headed? >> you can see pretty clearly where the center of the storm is located, and that's about 50 miles to 75 miles off the south florida coast a little bit north of palm beach. the center is forecast to move close to parallel to the east coast of florida, maybe approaching it a little bit and that's going to be really key because the most intense part of the hurricaine is very close to the center. as that pulls in towards the coast, the conditions are going to deteriorate, particularly in the northern part of the coast and we should expect to see hurricaine-force winds move ashore in the next few hours and progress farther up the coast and those winds are going to drive a storm surge that could
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reach seven to 11 feet if the core of the hurricaine does get to the shoreline. >> 11 feet at the worst you believe, but just how powerful will matthew be at its worst? >> matthew's probably reached its peak and intensity. winds are on the order of 130-miles-an-hour or so and the winds may gradually come down a bit but not enough it's going to drop below say a category three hurricaine as it approaches the florida east coast. so we have potential damage and loss of life still from three different hazards associated with matthew, the storm surge, which will be coming ashore, seven to maybe 11 feet, waves on top of that, we have the very strong winds, there's also a risk for flooding mainly in the inland areas from excessive rainfall, five to ten inches -- locally 12 inches of rain. all of those hazards are in place and we want everybody to
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pay close attention to the recommendations of their local emergency officials. >> you said it's probably at its maximum intensity right now. it's a category four storm, winds up to 140-miles-an-hour. you don't expect it to get any higher than that, than that category and those winds? >> we don't. and even if it were to be five miles per hour higher or ten or 15 lower it's not going to really change the impact. the most history important aspect is to have people away from the coast where the storm surge will be the highest and we'll wait and see whether the core of the hurricaine actually makes it to the coast or if we're lucky, stays just offshore. >> just sort of skims it. what can we expect? take us through, ed, the next few hours? what should we expect? >> well, what we would expect is that center will continue to move towards the northwest at about 12, 13-miles-per-hour, and that'll take it close to the coast and let's take a look at
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another view of the forecast. here's the east coast of florida. the red is where the hurricane warning is in effect. here's the center of matthew and this brown area is the core. you can see that hurricaine-force winds are just offshore. but as the center progresses, gets a little bit closer to the coast, that core area will shift up and impinge about the coast, bringing hurricaine-force winds and where those hurricaine-force winds occur they're going to be coming onshore and they'll be driving that storm surge that we talked about to the shoreline and inland, perhaps seven to ten feet deep. waves on top of that. that's where our greatest concern is, that's where most of the lives are lost in hurricanes. >> ed rapport of the hurricaine center. thank you for that. hurricane matthew getting closer and closer to florida, the governor warning it could be deadly.
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. all right. this is our breaking news, hurricane matthew taking place in the largest evacuations since
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hurricane sandy. joining us now is the former administrator of fema, the federal emergency management agency. thank you for joining us and taking the time to talk us to. as a former fema director, what is your biggest concern at this hour? >> i would say it's the size of the storm and the power that's making landfall along the whole coast of florida. we have a lot of people who have not experienced a hurricaine. on the plus side, i'm very pleased with the state and what they've done, what the governor's called for evacuations and the local emergency managers, have done what they were supposed to do and the residents are paying attention. so that part's the good side. it is a very, ever have dangerous hurricaine and if people have not done what they have supposed to do, they need to now because that's not much time left. >> for those who have ignored the evacuation orders, is it the only advice you can give them
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now is just to stay put? >> yeah, they have to. they have to, because they're -- to get on the road now, especially -- that's dependent upon where they are, and if they were anywhere near the storm they need to hunker down and stay in place. they should have evacuated f. thif they didn't, may that he had a big mistake. you heard the governor say this is a very dangerous storm that can cause bodily injuries but luckily most people have done what they're supposed to do. people have put shutters up, getting their supplies, batteries, their water, and those types of things and i see the same thing along the rest of the state. but right now, it's time to just shelter in place and stay where you are. >> hey, david, how much does this complicate things for those who didn't comply with those orders? >> it's huge on the first responders. when the winds are so high they can go, now they're going to
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have to go into a dangerous area and rescue people they shouldn't have had to rescue, so it puts a stress on the entire system. it stretches our whole response system and makes a very thing response where we should be able to concentrate on certain areas. so by now listening, not doing what you're supposed to do, what you should be doing, it puts a lot of people in danger. >> are there sufficient emergency resources who helped those who stayed behind and the question is even the ones who stayed behind, even the emergency folks who are there, some conditions are going to be so bad if they wanted to they couldn't go out, right? >> don, absolutely. if the winds get over 45, 50-miles-an-hour, you can't put fire trucks or ambulancesed on ro the road. it depends on the what condition are. so that stresses everybody out and we saw it in hurricaine
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andrew and katrina, and rita, where people simply cannot get the aide they need because of the conditions that first responders can't get to also. >> so the question is i'm wondering if this has to do -- if this is now or after the storm has hit and has gone through, because the president already has signed a declaration floridaing fema coordinating fema to direct the national response. how do they help people? >> the role of the federal government particularly in fema in this case, is not to take over and management the disaster. they're there to help the state and local officials to give them the supplies they need, the personnel they need to do a good job. the president has wisely done a pre-fall declaration prior to the hurricaine making landfall. that's something we put in place when i was the fema director, and the current administrator,
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doing an excellent job getting supplies down there early, getting people down there early, and equipment down there early. but again this is a big storm, it's going to be stretched out and it's going to really stress the first responders and also the ability to get our supplies up and running because of the size of the devastation. >> david paulson, former fema director, we appreciate it. >> thank you, don. >> you're quite welcome. i want to go to hurricane matthew and talk about the kennedy space center. it's forcing the kennedy space center to shut down, as this monster storm approaches. joining me from nasa is mr. george diller. what is the situation there at the space center? >> we just got one encouraging development and that's associated with the close approach of the hurricaine because the forecast all day has essentially been a direct hit right over cape canaveral, so that put it as a category four, even a category five storm with winds 115 to 145.
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the latest forecast we got indicates enough of a wobble in the storm that it could pass us 20 miles off the coast. when you're dealing with that kind of a hurricaine, well, it might seem like 20 nautical miles is not much different, i mean, how much difference can it make? well, with a category four or five, it could possibly mean that could bring our winds down so that if it's now a category three, then we could be at 100-miles-an-hour or slightly less. that's encouraging because that means we'll have less wind damage to our facilities possibly less storm surge, so we're cautiously optimistic that latest slight shift to the right will spare us the worst damage because we've been expecting the worst all day. >> we heard from one of the storm chasers, mr. diller, that you had moved some very instrumental and very expensive
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equipment out of the way. do you know anything about that, out of harm's way? >> well, we not only moved equipment, we moved people. when we have a hurricaine ride-out crew, we usually have them around the space center in the different critical facilities so if something happens then they're there to respond or react to it, and help stabilize the situation, then report back to the emergency operations center. when you get up to category four, category five storm, it's not really safe to have people out in some of the outlying facilities so we've got everybody center in the emergency operations center so they're monitoring these facilities by remote control, if something happens then we have to monitor that. not much we can do in winds of 1 115 to 145-miles-an-hour.
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we expect they'll be less, giving us to chance to react if that determines to be the case. we also have critical-flight hardware that's in facilities that can withstand higher winds any way, just a good example, would be the gozar weather satellite, which we're going to be launching in november, that's in a facility that's got winds that can withstand 130-miles-an-hour, so the standards for hurricaine rideout have improved over time t pays off if you have a threat from a storm like this one. >> the weather satellite was specifically what i was talking about and you confirmed it. thank you, george diller, nasa spokesperson. coming up, much more on hurricane matthew, on its way to the florida coast, millions of people bracing what they're saying could be the storm of the century.
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continuing on with our live coverage of breaking news now,
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millions of people in florida bracing for hurricane matthew, a monster storm that could be deadly. we're keeping a close eye and let's discuss. on the phone is dan halliburton, red cross volunteer and national spokesperson. he joins us via skype. dan, thank you. national hurricane center warning of the disastrous impact. how is the red cross preparing for the devastation as this storm approaches now? >> reporter: our first course of action was obviously shelter as we've got so many people who are heeding the call, coming off the barrier islands and into the shelters. i spent a good time this afternoon in that shelter talking to the residents about their experiences and their decisions to do the right thing and get out of harm's way. >> if people are without power for a significant amount of time, what should they do? >> well, they're going to be a lot of challenges with that. you're certainly wanted to have a plan and you wanted to be prepared. you want to make sure that you have your battery devices and your phones charged up and so
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on. if your car's available to you, that's a great power source. lots of things that you can power up using your car. we want to really encourage people to be safe if they return to their homes. make sure they're not using candles. we don't need a fire in a home to add to even further trouble and make sure that your family and your friends know where you are. be careful as you go back into the neighborhoods. that's what people are anxious to do when i talked to people in the shelter. the number one thing they're thinking about is what will their home look like when they go back or will they have a home at all. >> absolutely. very, very real concerns. florida has been hit hard in the past, but experts are saying that this storm could be the worst in decades, dan. what's your message to the people who decided to ride this -- this out? >> reporter: well, there are a lot of people who left the barrier islands. they're still in harm's way, and i would say think smart, be aware of your surrounds, and be
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aware of your neighbors. if you see your neighbors need some help, make sure that you do that and we saw a lot of that today just in the shelter, people sharing some snacks and food, helping each other out, just watching after each other's children. so i think the number one thing we can do, let's get through the storm and make sure we take care of each other. >> how can people, you said watching each other's children. what other advice can you give to help people out? >> reporter: it was interesting. i talked to three, 8-year-old girls today and their grandparents were there and they were keeping an eye on them. right now it's fun and i asked them, what did you say to them? it's like a big thunderstorm that's going to go on for a long time. they didn't scare them, and let them know they've been through something like this before. so quiet reassurance from parents, grandparents, is really important at a time this like
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millions of people taking shelter in florida as hurricane matthew, a monster storm gets closer and closer. cnn's national analyst and former secretary of health for florida and louisiana and they
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both join us via skype. tremendous to have you. general honere, president obama has sent resource. how does that change? >> anything the governor asks for opens up for fema and department of defense and all of government to assist this governor in responding to the storm. it opened up resources as well as pick up part of the reimbursement and start off at 75%. this is a big deal. it doesn't happen often. particularly before an event happens, only about three times in the history of the stafford act get preapproval by president of the united states of a disaster.
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this is a big storm, dangerous and i hope people continue to listen to local first responders and emergency managers to evacuate or hunker down depending how close you are to the storm. storm surge will flood many of the coastal cities. >> sometimes it's not real until it's upon you alan, explain the challenges residents will face in the coming days. >> tomorrow morning what you'll start to see is search and rescue. as the storm becomes safe and winds die down, state already working with fema. governor scott and state emergency response team done a great job leaning in. teams to deploy to various hospitals if needed. one thing that's important. hear the last commentator say that people will be eager to get back to their homes. it's important to wait until they get direction from local
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emergency management officials to tell you it's safe to do so. people want to start cleaning things up. if you've never used a chainsaw, this is not the time to learn, it's dangerous. generators, don't use in your house for attached garage because a lot of people don't realize most deaths occur after the storm because oftentimes people are not very smart with their own safety. look for boiled water notices, make sure that you're listening to your first responders and i think the general would probably agree, don't get out in the streets. may not be safe, may be flooded. but also first responders out there trying to make way to help people. don't want to clog the roads. a lot will be going on tomorrow. people will hunker down, stay put and listen for direction
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from the emergency response professionals, will go a lot better. >> and also don't know what is lurking beneath the flood waters or how deep. one correspondent seeing animals and creatures coming out you don't normally see. bring those out and don't know how deep. >> first of all, downed powerlines. went through eight hurricanes in 2004-05 in florida and had people electrocuted because not watching where they were going. downed electrical wires, other animals and sharp objects. even two feet of water. especially if you have children, don't let them out there until you're told it's safe. >> juliet what is responsibility of local, state and federal
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officials as they coordinate after the storm. >> after the storm as most disasters are, it's primarily local effort. they know the community where people live and where senior citizens homes are and will get support from the state, specifically the national guard which will assist in the surging of resources in short-term and long-term efforts. fema is already leaned in, forward deployed. has been in the states for the last couple of days. that's a lesson out of hurricane katrina that the federal government can't stand back, has to surge resources early. and most importantly it is everyone's life. those who decided not to evacuate, once first spoernds come in, will be attempts to rescue them as long as safety of
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the first responder. then issues like property, cleanup, trash and debris all comes later. unfortunately been through this enough there's a process to this. but i will say i'm on your show a lot about lots of scary things. this is for real. this is a big one. every person i've talked to last 24 hours has sneerch anything like that. let's hope we're all wrong but people need to take government seriously now and the advice of the government officials. it is not time to be a martyr or jokester or time to be an idiot. listen. because your life and your family's protection depends on it. >> thank you all very much. coming up, more breaking news, hurricane matthew just hours away from the florida coast. fears that this monster storm
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bracing right now for hurricane matthew, a storm the national hurricane center calls extremely dangerous. this is "cnn tonight" i'm don lemon, forecasters say matthew may just be hours away from the coast. category four, hurricane center warning you have to take it seriously to stay alive. forcing largest mandatory evacuation since hurricane sandy, more th sandy. stretch across the coast. michael holmes, florida's governor issued dire warn eggs to get out. what is latest? >> reporter: said this storm could kill, evacuate. we've been talking the last couple of hours when we began, the winds were

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