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-- proven deadly. >> i'm in hong kong. monitoring the path of typhoon. it was downgraded slightly to making land fall in the philippines. but could pick up steam again pushing toward china. >> we will of course keep in touch with you. throughout the show. we start this hour in wilmington, north carolina. with tropical storm florence and we are feeling the affects of this storm. wind coming in a few minutes ago no wind. we're feeling it again. rain come and ago. we're on the dirty side of the storm. the north eastern quadrant. capable of producing tornados and thunderstorms. we are under a tornado watch. that watch through 7:00 a.m. eastern time. this is a very slow moving system that we have been talking about. it's drenching the carolina coast for 24 hours. with much more rain to come. and sadly, this storm has proven to be a deadly storm. at least five people died.
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due to the storm. including a mother and infan killed by a fallen tree. the firefighters pray for victim. 900,000 customers are without power. including us here. stationed reporting on this story. no power here. rescues under way. first responders identified 500 people needing evacuation from the rising flood waters throughout. the big concern is that this major system is moving as a snails pace and capable of dropping a great deal of water and causing severe flooding for several days. rescuers will be working around the clock. >> in a matter of seconds my house was flooding. and we are stuck in the attic. >> trapped and waiting for help. waters continue to rise. tropical storm florence is
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becoming more life threatening. >> yelling for help. and tried to go outside. but then the water got up above his chest. and he had come back inside. it's the worst feeling in the world. you can't do anything. >> reporter: mremergency crews e working to rescue as many people as they can from catastrophic flooding. getting worse by the area. >> rain and flooding means danger. we have to have patience. >> in the meantime. flying debris. downed power lines. and uprooted trees. show the force of florence battering the coast. for more than 24 hours. here in wilmington, north carolina. a family of three was trapped. when a tree crushed their home. crews work to save them. some firefighters even prayed outside but the storm claimed the lives of a mother and her infant.
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>> this loss of loif is devastating. >> the tragedy adds to the death toll officials warn may worsen. >> this will be a trying period. this is something that we have not had before. >> reporter: powerful. slow and relentless. the deadly storm is inching further inland. promising days of severe flooding. >> again, we're feeling the effects right now. in wilmington. the eye of the storm to the southwest of us. moving in land. bringing a great deal of rain and moving so slowly. let's bring in meteorologist stand lg by at the severe weather center in atlanta. you have been tracking this. people will certainly want to know exactly where the storm is going. millions of people will be affected here in the state. >> yes. it's just been around the southeast coast of north carolina. now transitioned over into south carolina. still a lot of that energy can be felt in the wilmington area. they were so devastated when
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this made land fall. in the vicinity of rights visit beach. bands of moisture being picked up from the atlantic. swirling the moisture on shore. you see the strong bands. that's why we have deep moisture. and the bands are also producing some swirl in the atmosphere. that's the reason why we have the tornado watch which is in effect for the region. right around myrtle beach there's a little bit of a lull. and the wind are coming in off land. as a result you're seeing lirgt activity. once this drifts further toward the west of southwest. about five miles per hour. you will pick up more in the way of wet weather. in the way of severe weather. that's what we're expecting in the next couple hours. there was the tornado watch. how about the rainfall totals. this is where the computer models were spot on. suggesting between 20 and 30 inches. you have to remember at times these rain gauges were so over
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loaded they were being vibrated by the rainfall. some of the 23 plus inches we have seen at new port, north carolina. the coastal areas. that in fact may go up. they'll see adjustments in these as we go through time. cape fear over 17 inches of rainfall. just about 300 millimeters. less than 300 milters of rainfall. what's going to happen. as we look into the next several days. now tropical storm florence, it doesn't look that impressive. the problem is and always has been the fact this is just going to rain itself out over the dope south. it will swing toward the west and move into the southern appalachians. it's not over. until the beginning of the workweek. >> that's going to cause certainly problems for many people. as this week pushes forward.
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karen, thank you so much. in the week ahead search and rescue teams will be critical. certainly over the next 24 to 48 hours. one of those teams is the navy. you'll remember the volunteers rescued countless number of people during hurricane harvey vi in texas. and of course katrina in louisiana. and the same thing now with this tropical storm florence. the work you do cannot be under stated. it's important work after the storms. tell us your thoughts about the after math of this storm. and the work you have ahead. >> we're still going through storm right now. we're sitting in our vehicle. and probably some of the best weather we have seen so far. we'll have a long day tomorrow. i'm not sure what we'll wake up to. there's tree damage and trees
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down. we'll wake up in the morning and have water and trees down everywhere. >> one thing that officials are doing certainly here. in the wilmington area. they're asking people to stay off the roads especially over night. there's a curfew. they want to make sure people stay off the roads. we have been out there. we have seen the downed trees and the flooding. associated from this storm. talk to people. people who are watching right now. who may have left who want to get back home. and talk to the people who maybe listening on. people who may need rescue. >> if you haven't left, stay in place. the water is terrible. you have to worry about downed power lines and putting rescuers in trouble to get you. stay in place. listen to the weather authority. >> how do you guys coordinate with officials on the ground. it's so important to make sure
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that there is that -- are you still there? it's important to make sure that communication is there between agencies. >> it sure is. the first thing we do is go into an area we think the weather will be bad. and give the local authority. we tell them we're coming and who we are. needs and wants. we tell them the equipment we have. boats or trailers. chain saws. we try to work together with the local authority. we don't want to duplicate and go into an area where authorities are already there. we want to help. >> assess this particular storm. we're talking about millions of people who are affected. that will be a multi-day event. it will bring plenty of flooding and we have to find out exactly how much water will be filling into the various rivers. how bad is this one and how much work do you suspect you have
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ahead? >> this could have been worse. it slowed down pretty good. that happened to a lot of people. they thought it was going to be bad. but it has been bad. the worst is yet to come. we're in the middle of a really bad storm. the rain is coming downside ways. and doing this for three hours. we'll wake up in the morning and a lot of flooding and damage. >> so good to speak with you about this. we're looking at a tree that just went down. that's really gives you a sense the pictures shows you exactly what the storm can do. it's great to talk with you. we understand the work that you have ahead of you. and bewant to make sure viewers clearly understand what's happening with this storm. no hype just the facts. it's dumping a lot of rain. it will cause flooding and people like you will be on the
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including us here as we cover the storm. first responders identified almost 500 people in need of rescue. from the rising water. earlier my colleague chris cuomo spoke with the governor of this state. north carolina. about the rescue efforts under way. >> we have great first responders who are out in the water right now. rescuing people. we have had loss of life. and we mourn that. i'll tell you this storm is relentless and exkruchuating and very slow. moving at three miles per hour. and with every inch of rain that falls on our river, it's that much closer to significant inland flooding. we have already experienced the ocean surge that you're about to experience in south carolina. and now we're deeply concerned about massive flooding inland and we're still evacuating areas
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all along the rivers in north carolina. there's probably not a county or person that won't be affected in some way by the massive and violent storm. we in north carolina are pulling together and we'll get through it. and we'll recover. >> you'll wind up finding out you have friend that you never knew about. not just in the state. or in the neighboring state. but all across the country. people are watching the storm. we come together in moments like this. social securi it's is signature trait of people. as we recover from this empbt. there's been loss of life. we have been reporting five. is there an update? >> they are three confirmed deaths. we are investigating other deaths that have occurred. to see if they are related to the storm.
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you mention the help that we have gotten. we have received personnel and equipment from 23 states across the country. i have talked to numerous governors who have sent help here. first responders who are putting their lives at risk. we're all americans when something like this happens. i am very grateful for our local, state and federal partners and the volunteers. the faith based groups. and particularly people who have come from as far as california. to help us out here in north carolina. >> governor, what are your emergency experts and officials telling you about the biggest concern with the duration. i have stood in worse. you've lived in worse. different times in north carolina. i'm in south carolina. i have never seen anything be so consistent for so long. what are they telling you about
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the concerns on that level? >> the problem is the combination ofhe ocean surge that we're getting. the storm surge from the sea. on top of the relentless rain that we're having. there's really nowhere for the river water to go. it usually discharges into the ocean. the surge backing it up. the rain on top of that is causing massive flooding and the flooding is going to occur for several days. because the rivers are going to continue to rise. water is our main problem. and we know that flood waters kill. and we're urging north carolina to stay in place. and unless you're told to evacuate. and if you are, go. get out. hit the high ground. >> the governor of north carolina. speaking to my colleague. chris also coining a phrase i
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have used recently. don't get caught up in the category. what do we mean. the storm came in it was category 4. dropped to 3 and 2. became a one. some people might have thought we're in the clear. not necessarily. it's such a strong storm system. it is moving so slowly. what we can say with certainty is over the next several days we're talking about a multi-day event. with heavy rain and flooding. strong wind. these are things people have to watch out for and we heard earlier these rescue crews that will be out here to help people, their work is made worse when people don't wait. give it time. this is a major system. we're just in the middle of it. recovering again two storms around the globe. here of course in the states and this storm hitting the philippines. live in hong kong. following this story with the this hour.
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>> thank you. typhoon manghkut roared ashore saturday. packing tajing wind and pounding rain. it's moving offshore after cutting a path through the northern philippines. next land fall will be here in southern china. it will likely strengthen. manghkut lost its typhoon status passing through the philippines. it's still an extremely powerful storm system. many of the country is north are reporting rising flood waters. debris and damaged buildings. we're watching this. at the atlanta cnn severe weather center. give us the latest. >> it's still a monster system. we're not referring to it as a super typhoon anymore. several days ago it was the strongest tropical system anywhere on the planet. for 2018. and when folks in were staring this down, i have to tell you
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from my perspective it was so terrifying to look at. we have had a clearly defined eye. the storm was tightly wrapped. lots of energy. it is now moved across northern and beginning to move out over the water. the winds associated at about 135 miles per hour. moving towards the west at about 18 miles per hour. so, as it continues to exit, it moves out into the open waters. it will regain some of the intensity. and there will be another land fall. it roared across guam and produced devastation. now mainland china. whereabout and what time. it could be about 100 kilometers to the south of hong kong. still a broad system. impacts will be felt there.
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don't be prized if the airport is affected. if there are potential for flooded roads maybe mud slides. or landslide. here's the rainfall totals in excess of 200 millimeters. at one location. that's eight inches of rainfall. it isn't just that. one of the extraordinary things we have seen is so far no fatalities reported. with the system that was this massive. that is really remarkable. perhaps going into sunday morning sometime, that's the time frame. it looks like this typhoon is going to be making land fall south of hong kong. and just to the north of haiku. we'll keep you updated. >> we're not fooled by the blue skies. you can see in the shot behind me. we know what's ahead. in the next 24 hours. let's go live to the
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philippines. standing by. with more on typhoon manghkut. what are officials telling you. about the extent of the damage and update on fatalities. >> they just do not know the extent of the damage yet. that is because of the problem with communication. they were prepared for the storm of this magnitude to hit. it came in in the over night. that means in the daylight they now need to see what it did. we're seeing the early pictures. there's debris across road. and downed trees. damage to small buildings of the that was expected. for the most part talking about a largely rural area. these are small buildings, one story. this damage was expected. it's extraordinary that officials haven't been able to report any casualties. they say they have received none of the reports at this time. last check when the press secretary held a press
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conference earlier. we have heard the same thing from local official. we're waiting for another update. that will happen later today. the word we have been hearing across the region is they are dealing with downed power lines. that's of course a problem. trying to assess the damage. they're worried about heavy wind whipping through. and worried about the rain. landslides can follow. it's still a serious event. it's really the lack of communication that makes it hard for officials to know if everyone is accounted for. >> that really is quite extraordinary. considering the ferocity and how big the storm system is. what can we put that down to? better preparation? better planning from authorities? >> it does feel almost unbelievable. again we keep caging it with the fact people need to be located and reached.
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we have been trying to reach peel on the north coast. the most battered area the storm affected and it's impossible to reach the land lines there. officials are deploying teams on the grown. you have to give credit to preparation. 3,500 families were evacuated just yesterday. by military. they were strongly urged to leave their homes on the coast. eyes are remaining on possibility of storm surge. that can cause flooding which is often the cause of disaster in the after math of these kind of events. right now officials are saying they haven't heard word of reports, but there's a lot of work to be done. and certainly this is a region that has to be canvassed and widely. we have heard from groups they are going into the areas they believe may have been most affected to understand the picture on the ground. >> huge operation. >> our coverage of the monster storms continues after the break. we're back in north carolina.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world 6789 live in wilmington north carolina. covering florence a tropical storm. that has proven deadly. >> i'm i hong kong. we're monitoring the path of typhoon manghkut. downgraded slightly after making land fall in the fiphilippines that could pick up steam again as it pushing towards china. >> of course we'll stay in touch with you throughout the hour. in the state is we're following florence. currently under a tornado watch here. the storm feeling the affects. a messy system that will cause problems for several days. this also has been proven to be a deadly storm system. five people have died among the victims a mother and infant. killed when a large tree fell on their home. firefighters paused there to
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pray for the victims and another victim died attempting to connect power cords in the rain. >> the risks remain high. this again a multi-day event a slow moving storm system. that is drenching the carolina coast. and has done so for the 24 hours. and will from many more hours to come. much more rain ahead and across the region. a million customers are without power. including us here as we cover this storm. except for a couple generators to keep going. boats and high water vehicles have been very busy. first responders have identified some 500 people needing evacuation from the rising flood waters. derek live this hour in carolina beach, north carolina. what a difference a day makes. we were in the middle of it the other day. and we're still in it. >> i'm sure you had a similar
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experience. you're about 20 miles away from where i'm standing at the moment. closer to the coast. when the eye came through, wilmington and carolina beach there was a false sense of calm. false sense of security. by the residents here. people the ones that decided to ride out the storm came out doors. they went and checked out the state of the property. and then the wind picked up and everything changed. is the debris that was knocked over from the front side of the storm moved in the other trex direction because the wind changed direction. this storm has very similar characteristics to what was hurricane harvey last year. roughly a year ago in houston. it's picking up so much of the atlantic moisture. similar to harvey in the gulf of mexico. a feeder band. it takes the moisture from the ocean and deposits it in heavy
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rab bands over the coastal area. we saw the reports over 23 inches of rain in new port. and more head city. incredible amounts of precipitation. depending on where the bands set up, we will continue to see the threat of flash flooding including where i am now. we're in a bit of a lull in terms of the rainfall. it's sprinkling. the latest radar we see a very heavy band coming in. we're concerned about flooding. concerns here obviously the lack of electricity and lack of cell phone towers. communication has been cut off for all the people that have decided to ride out the storm. authorities are warning individuals to only reach out to them if they are in dire need of help. if they are in an emergency situation. then they can use whatever means they can to try to communicate with police or firefighters. within the area. in terms of damage, general trees have been knocked down.
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because of the moisture in the ground easy to topple over. there have been roofs blown off. and walls collapse. this is a beach side community that relies so heavily on its beach. and there's about two feet of erosion taking place. the board walks that are ground level have been eroded by two feet. that will be replaced. a major thing for the tour itis sector. flash flooding. tornados, very easy to spin those up. as they interact with the coast. and really the potential for downed power lines within water. it's really important for people to remember not to move into standing water. the rains continue. here in carolina beach on the coast of north carolina. >> derek, so important to nasz information along. thank you so much. we'll keep in touch with you. let's get information from
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jessica. the communication and out reach cord nayer for the north carolina. joining us by phone. we heard from our derek van dam. talking about dangers the risks out there. i'm thinking about three groups of people. the people who are watching who left. maybe many miles away wondering when they can come back. i'm thinking about the people who stayed to hunker down in their homes and wait it out. also the rescuers who have work ahead of them. as the storm passes through. what are your thoughts about where we are now speaking to the groups? >> we're seeing a lot of inland flooding. beach flooding. a lot of wind damage that brought down large trees and damaged roofs. roadways are many of them are not passable. we have crews out there working today. when it was safe to try to clear some of the main thoroughfares.
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that will continue tomorrow. there are not safe for people to be on. folks trying to get back into the community are suggestion is wait. until we can clear those roads. and we'll be experiencing tropical storm force wind and rain throughout tomorrow. into the evening. so it's still not safe to come back. it's not safe to leave your home. if you're here. we want to make sure our rescue workers are public safety teams that are on the road can remain on the road and be safe. and can get those roads clear. for community. >> we just heard. i have information from producer that i'm working with. telling me that we now can confirm record breaking wind gusts here in wilmington. 105 miles per hour. >> at the airport. wow. getting your thoughts about the intensity of this storm.
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as it pushed in. >> it really has been intense. many people in our community were happy that the storm was downgraded to a category 2. but i think that was a false sense of security. because this storm packed a big punch. a lot of water. surge. and significant winds. like you said. we have a lot of roof damage around the county. we have huge trees that are throughout the community that have been uprooted and falling down. the wind was a significant factor throughout this storm. >> what do you tell people about the next several hours to come? especially here in the over night. here in wilmington for sure, we are under a tornado watch. there's even a curfew on the streets. to make sure people don't get out with the winds still picking up. to make sure as the rain is coming down. what do you tell people about
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the risk associated with getting out on the road right now. >> when it's dark you can't see very well. you can't see the downed power lines. you don't want to drive over a power line. you can't see some of the flooded roadways. and you can get stuck. it's really not safe to be out on the road. when it's dark. we encourage residents, anyone out there to stay home. stay safe. let us do our job as public safety officials. so we can keep the community safe. >> thank you again for your time. again cnn covering two major storm systems. here on the east coast of u.s. and also the storm effecting the philippines. live following this story in hong kong. >> thanks so much. typhoon manghkut. roared ashore in the northern philippines saturday.
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with damaging winds and pouring rain. it's battering the island. unleashing floods in damaging buildings. the next land fall will be in southern cry na. likely strengthen across the south china sea. it lost super-typhoon status passing through the philippines. it's still a powerful storm system. many in the north are reporting rising floods water, debris and damaged buildings. we're joined on the phone. the humanitarian response officers with save the children. what are your people telling you on the ground about the situation? >> -- >> can you hear me? >> hello?
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it's anna. >> okay. we seem to be having technical issues there. which is understandable. considering what is happening in the philippines. we were trying to speak to from the save the children organization. but we certainly know that there are many areas that have been cut off. and the government is reporting no casualties at this stage. which is extraordinary. we understand it will be some hours before we get a clear picture. the sheer intensity means the need for medical, housing and aid is going to be critically important once it passes. earlier my colleague spoke with with catholic relief services about the recovery process. >> it is very difficult in terms of getting communication going. with the area of the northern
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part. to find out what's going on. have you been able to reach some of your crews out there to get early assessment of damage? >> we have been having some of the same challenges. communication is one of the primary difficulties. we have assessment teams ready to go as soon as it's safe. and we're in contact with local organizations. communications really are a major challenge. >> give us an idea of how many crews and the resources that you have mobilized and had where are they and when will they be ready to go? >> we tried to learn lessons. and be better prepared over five years. learning from the destruction. we have kits for 5,000 families. prepositioned outside. in disaster like this the early response would focus on shelter. getting families out of the elements and somewhere safe. focus on water as well. the drinking water is one of the most immediate concerns.
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third we would focus on health and hygiene kits that prevent the spread of disease. which can spike after contamination of water. >> we'll be sending two assessment teams tomorrow morning. and we'll link up with local organizations and government. to assess the damage and see the needs and respond appropriately. >> the estimate of the number of people that would be impacted was four and a quarter million people in the path of the super-typhoon. what's your biggest concern? >> these same communities were hit by another powerful storm a couple years ago. at that time it's more mountainous part of the country. there's a risk of landslides and concern about some of the communities being cut off. for days or longer. obviously the first concern is the loss of life. with storm surge and winds and rain. second it's the damage to
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shelter. the communities are rural and isolated. and homes aren't built to with stand a storm of the strength. and the access to water. clean drinking water. and the risk for disease. after a storm of this magnitude. >> you touched on the lessons learned. what other lessons did you learn and we should note that it struck a different area. of the philippines and the terrain is different. what were some of the important lessons that you carry through in preparation for this particular storm? >> that's correct. it was further south. it was extremely strong. even more powerful than this storm. one of the lessons the government of the philippines does a tremendous job in term of preparation and evacuation. getting them out ot harms way. i think we as a civil society
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organization have done work with communities with local government. drilling and practicing, preparing. prepositioning stock. identifying safe points and preparing evacuation centers so communities can get out of harms way. and the need for the speed of the response. how difficult the logistics were. organizations have prepositioned stocks and the government has so much food and shelter items ready to go. there are teams as close to the disaster as possible. who are ready to respond. >> talking about what the policies they put in place to reduce the loss of life. when we come back, reporting from the storm zone. the dangers and the safeguards. and an ice plant. but we brought power to the people- redefining what that meant from one era to the next. over 90 years later we continue to build as one of the nation's largest investors in
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in 2011, california passed a law requiring carbon monoxide alarms in single-fami... (beeping) ...in single-family homes. that was seven years ago. (beeping) carbon monoxide alarms... (beeping) (annoyed sigh) ...typically last (beeping) seven to ten years. which means california's about to start hearing a lot of this... (silence) but you can beat the b... (beeping) huh-huh. by getting a new kidde carbon monoxide alarm now. beat the beep by going to your local home depot to find the kidde solution that's right for you. (beeping) huh. welcome back to our continuing coverage. two major storms on opposite sides of the globe. one affecting asia. the other here on the east coast ot united states. i'm in wilmington, north carolina. tropical storm florence has weakened from a hurricane. again, feeling what you see on
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your screen. fwooe we're feeling the rain come down. wind have come down. there was a record breaking wind gust at the airport. 105 miles per hour. reported there. so this is certainly a strong storm. and it is pushing inhand. we understand this storm has five people killed, recovery is going to be long and slow with this storm. there are a lot of risks associated with covering a storm like this, risks that people certainly have to keep in mind. reporters, people who hunker down in their homes. to talk more about that let's bring in our cnn correspondent. natasha, i know you've been out and about covering the story as well. first of all, for the people who are here, who decided to make that decision to stay, talk about the risks. >> reporter: i did talk to someone who said she did decide to stay through the storm.
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she did live on higher ground. she said she felt it would be harder to come back in once the storm had passed had she left. that say her decision and not recommended by officials. everywhere we turned there was a downed tree, downed power lines. so i can understand why the officials put a curfew out tonight. you can't see anything. you don't know what you're running into. >> natasha, people also ask, they wonder what it's like to cover a storm. listen, there's risks associated with what we do, whether it's covering wars, a big storm like this. let's talk about how we go about making sure we're in safe places. >> right now we're making sure our equipment is covered so we can go on the air. for you and i showing people what's going on with the weather we sort of have to be in a safe way. we have to make sure we're protected area and yet can still demonstrate what's happening. one of our colleagues, diane
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gallagher, they were following a rescue crew today in new bern, a lot of those boat rescues happening, and that's a risky situation sometimes. their boat took on water, so they had to get out of there and had to help getting out of there. from talking to the cajun navy today, their team telling me this is different situation from what they normally encounter with hurricanes. we're talking about higher wind gutss, swift water rescues, people stuck in their cars. >> i can speak for our colleagues and people who we work along side, it really is getting out to show people what's happening, not really about taking risks that put yourself in danger and then to bring the rescuers in to rescue you if that happens. >> exactly. you don't want to set a bad example by being in a place other people shouldn't be, at the same time you need to somewhat demonstrate in order to
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put that human context in the story, what it means, what it looks like for a human being to be impacted by this storm, i think. and so when we saw the flooded river today at the river walk, that's a situation where, okay, can we see the bottom of the pavement? if we can see that and safely step our foot on the edge of it, okay. but we're not going to go too far further in. there's no reason to do that. >> and the storm's also very unpredictable, right? we're here at a very strong building right now. strong enough it went through this storm. but you could feel -- you could hear and feel the storm especially right around the eyewall. >> right now it's kind of a wind tunnel, to be honest. and the worse of it this morning when the storm made landfall you could hear the win scall. everyone inside this building whether you were awake or working or you were in bed you knew what was happening. that sound is deafening. and because i'm from california,
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immediately when you feel that sway of it building, it sort of shook, i'm thinking earthquake. but of course that's what the center of the storm was like, an earthquake coming through the building for me. and i just thought of my colleagues who are standing right in this spot being blown sideways as they're trying to talk to viewers about what's going on. so you've got to make smart choices and still be able to relay what's happening while making sure that you are able to do your job safely. >> smart choices, but again work that is in earnest certainly just to bring the facts to people poo people, because again there are so many people -- thank you so much. and we thank you for being with us this hour. i'm george howell live in wilmington, north carolina, where we're covering the effects of this florence storm that has hit the east coast. >> and i'm ana coren in hong
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kong. we'll have more on hurricane florence. thanks so much for joining us. you're watching cnn mangkhut. >> this water has come up in the last half-hour.
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