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life on this thing. we'll be live all night long tonight. i won't be because i'm going to a family wedding. so if you're supposed to get out, go ahead and get out because if too many of you perish they'll send me down there and i need to go to this wedding. okay? thanks. well, it still might be hours away but hurricane matthew is already hitting florida in more ways than you can imagine. a category 4 storm that is already producing 59-mile-per-hour wind gusts according to the "sun sentinel" in ft. lauderdale. we're told that now more than 10,000 are without power in the miami-dade area. and on and on it goes. we are going to be hearing from senator marco rubio with the latest warnings that have been given to floridians to get out of dodge or at least out of this hurricane's path as quickly as possible. time is running out. within the next hour all the major amusement parks and parks known around the world including disney and universal and sea
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world are going to close. all at the same time. that's how bad this is. that's how big this is. and as janice dean can tell you, janice. >> still a category 4 storm. it's been a major hurricane for almost a week, which is a record for atlantic hurricanes in the month of october. and matthew is about to make its closest brush with florida in the next couple of hours. 140-mile-per-hour sustained winds. gusts of 165 miles per hour moving to the northwest at 14. and about 120 miles offshore of west palm beach, florida. just to give you a perspective of what a category had is, 130 to 156 miles per hour. 157 plus, that would be a category 5. and at one time during its lifetime this was a category 5. let's take a look at the radar. you can see the outer bands moving across land here and actually you can see the potential for tornadoes through
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the rest of the afternoon into the overnight and the rest of the week as this storm we think is going to make its way northward all along the coast toward south carolina and georgia as well. so for the next several hours, for the next several days we're going to be covering this storm. you can already see the winds that are gusting anywhere from 20 to 35 miles per hour. and there is the center of that storm. here's the future radar. this is one of our reliable computer models overnight tonight. gets very close to port st. lucie. doesn't matter if it makes landfall. it's got the core of those strong winds. we're going to be feeling 100, 120-mile-per-hour winds for not just a couple hours but a couple of days as the storm is expected to move 200 miles along the coast with incredible winds for a long duration of time. and again, really not moving much except along the coast, perhaps making a landfall here and there as it continues to make its trek north and northeastward. now, we think it has the capability of strengthening
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because we have the gulfstream here. that's some of the warmest waters across the atlantic with 88, 89 degree temperatures. perhaps a strengthening as it makes its way toward landfall. and there's the national hurricane center forecast. we get a brand new forecast at 5:00. sometimes we get it a little bit earlier. so we bring you that very latest track as well as the coordinates. but as you can see here, neil, we're expecting a very close brush with florida. later on tonight, overnight tonight and into tomorrow and moving up toward north florida, georgia, the carolinas and then there's perhaps the chance that this recurs and affects the southeast coast again. but let's not get ahead of ourselves. we still have to talk about the storm surge. ten feet plus along portions of central and north florida and then into georgia, which could be very dangerous. life-threatening storm surge. one of the big killers from hurricanes is from storm surge and fresh water flooding. a lot of this water is going to move inland. not just a coastal event but also inland as well.
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back to you. >> janice dean. on the phone with us florida republican senator marco rubio. he says people need to heed the governor's warning, those million and a half the governor told especially within the path of the storm to get out. senator rubio, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. so a couple points. there are obviously two things that are happening. there are some people that don't need to move, they just need to stay in their homes and not be in the street. and then there are others that live in areas calling for evacuation. obviously very typical is mobile homes, some of the coastal areas, places that are flooded and those people need to heed those warnings. by and large we're seeing that. there are a couple of florida counties on the treasure coast where there are still some resistant, reluctant people who don't want to leave their mobile homes. but mobile homes quite frankly are not built to withstand a category anything hurricane. really people should not be staying there. and hopefully they're watching this broadcast now, they'll reconsider their decision not to do is because they put our first responders at great rix of
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having to respond. >> a lot of them are e-mailing me saying we'd love to leave but i don't know what exactly roadway they were referring to, could have been 95 or the florida turnpike, but it had come to a halt. the traffic wasn't going anywhere. and they hear these stories about gas stations running out of gas. and they didn't want to be trapped. what do you tell them? >> well, first of all, in many of these towns, palm beach, st. lucie, the emergency officials in those counties are still in the process of picking people up in certain circumstances. all of these counties have a 311 system that you can call. and many of them are also now opening up 911 to those calls but in essence having people come over and get you if you need to be at the last minute evacuated. that clock and that time frame is shortened rather quickly. i can tell you traffic is actually flowing quite well in most of our interstates, including i-95 and so forth. tolls have been waived on all the major highways. most of the people are heeding the advice to stay home. so there's still time to get
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out. but i can just tell you here in a couple hours that window will have closed and these people are going to get stuck in very difficult situations if indeed the storm continues on the track that it's on. we're trying to do everything we can to encourage those folks to move. >> maybe the reluctance is coming on the part -- you usually think of older folks who don't want to leave their home but we're hearing a lot of younger people too for whom this is sort of like a generational anomaly, i guess. there hasn't been a hurricane to hit florida now in the better part of a decade. so for them this sounds like a lot of weather saber rattling. what do you say to them, those who doubt this will amount to much? >> i think all they need to do is look at the forecast and they can see where the storm is headed. in some places like where i live in miami-dade county we're going to have tropical storm winds. for the most part unless you live in a very safe place people can stay home off the roads. but if you live anywhere north of palm beach county all the way up to jacksonville and even into
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central florida they need to take this very, very seriously. this is not a small storm. this is a big storm. category 4. it brings with it a lot of rain. it's going to create a lot of havoc and damage. you're going to be without power in many of these areas for days after this storm. you really cannot take it lightly. look, i know -- saber rattling. there's no reason to do that. i can tell you the people that do the first response work in florida are the best in the world. they know what they are saying and there's a reason why they are asking people in certain places to do certain things. >> real quickly, i know you've got to go, senator, but there's a possibility that this thing skirts. and obviously still does quite a bit of damage as a category 4 storm but actually turns around again and hits again. how do floridians prepare for that because this could be something that's been around a lot. >> i've seen some of these ensemble models that are available there on the website.
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you look at the next few days here and then we'll see what happens. that's still far out in the future and those models can shift. i've seen the model that had it turn around, but in essence, even if that were true we would be doing what we're doing now, which is we're getting ready. let's get through this the next couple days. if there's more to be done next week we'll figure that out. we'll cross that bridge when we get there. right now it's a good day for people in broward and dade county to just stay home and palm beach county and other places, really heed the warnings to evacuate. you're running out of time. you've probably got another hour and a half to make a move before it gets very difficult to get out. >> good word, the warnings. senator rubio, thank you for taking the time. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> senator marco rubio in florida. of course you floridians listening in affected areas you've heard all these reports. i think it's incumbent to be on the safe side and get out. you can debate whether those reports are accurate maybe tomorrow but for now get out. we're already seeing that this
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is way beyond just florida. a lot of you who tune in from the unaffected areaar you're going why are they wall to wall with this? leaving aside the fact this is a state of some 20 million people and it could affect if it goes up the entire east coast which is a distinct possibility, one third of the u.s. population, it is already affecting gas prices. it is already affecting air travel. so just look around. with the hub and spoke system being what it is for air travel today. chances are if you're waiting for a plane in california it will be delayed because of what's happening there. stick around. i absolutely love my new york apartment, but the rent is outrageous. good thing geico offers affordable renters insurance. with great coverage it protects my personal belongings should they get damaged, stolen or destroyed. [doorbell] uh, excuse me. delivery. hey. lo mein, szechwan chicken, chopsticks, soy sauce and you got some fortune cookies. have a good one. ah, these small new york apartments...
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we're actually looking for a little hurricane land. >> you're going to ride it out? >> we are. we have a business to take care of. we have other houses to take care of. children. that's kind of our deciding factor, that we stay and ride it out. >> we've seen them come and go and we'll see them come and go again.
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you just hunker down and wait it out. >> i was born and raised it in orlando. i've been through every hurricane we had, even donna back in the '60s. never left. >> you know, i can understand people feeling that way, but i caught this interview shepard with this one woman in palm beach gardens who was arguing she's a little further inland. she's about a mile or so further inland. bottom line is why chance it? i can understand if you're by yourself but first of all you're putting a lot of people in harm's way to rescue you. and secondly if you've got family you're putting them in harm's way too. i don't get it. but man, oh man i wish these people will, but would it kill you to just get out and then see if you're right later on? that's just me. steve harrigan in the middle of all this and people who are not heeding warnings. what do you think of that? >> reporter: there's a real risk and a real gamble. hurricane projections are not an exact science. a move either way could certainly make a big difference.
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here we've seen conditions worsen steadily over the past hour even though the very worst is still about ten hours away. we've seen gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour, much bigger waves and steady wind coming in at about a 45 degree angle. this beach is gradually eroding as we speak, it's getting smaller and smaller and some mansions on the beachfront will probably get hit before this night is over. across the state of florida 1.5 million people have been told they have to evacuate. it's often people on the barrier islands or people who live in manufactured homes. some of those people told me this morning they don't know if there's anything they're going to have to come back to after this is over. while some people decide to ride it out, a lot of people, a lot of senior citizens looking for ground, looking for shelter, and really sna stressful situation leaving their homes behind not sure if they're going to be standing when they come back. just to give you an idea of how bad this could be. if a category 4 storm would make a direct hit on florida where i'm standing now would be 120-mile-an-hour winds about 2:00 this morning and a storm
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surge possibly about ten feet above ground level so the water would be over my head and all these houses i'm looking at could be underwater. neil, back to you. >> incredible. be safe, my friend. steve harrigan in the sebastian inlet in florida. already just the talk of oil and gas prices, which were moving north anyway, still further north. a lot of this as florida looks like it's going to be getting hit by all of this. but this is something that plays out almost routinely when we hear of something weatherwise on the brink. but it's been compounded by these other market forces. phil flint at the cme with the latest on that. phil? >> reporter: we're seeing oil prices really surge on this storm, neil, and really because what the concern is short term is that oil tankers that deliver oil to the united states aren't going to be able to get anywhere close to land. not only is the storm going across the gulf of mexico, shutting that down, as it goes up the east coast the tankers
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that bring oil into new york harbor, one of the biggest import areas in the country next to the gulf of mexico is going to be totally cut off. so we're seeing those markets go up right now. what is difficult about this storm is the traders have really never seen a storm just like this because not only is there a concern it could go up to the east coast, it's possible the storm could veer around and come back toward the gulf of mexico. that means oil could be disrupted for weeks if not months. this could be a significant event in the global oil market. now, if the storm goes on land and dissipates, then you've got to be worried about the lack of dema demand. gas stations are already empty. if you don't have power, you don't have drivers, you don't have roads that are not underwater you're not going to see that demand. we could see that step back. but more questions than answers right now as this storm develops. >> thank you, my friend. the very latest on the oil prices, which have effectively doubled from their lows just a
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couple months ago. so that force and series of forces were in effect prior to this storm. this is kind of obviously exacerbated it. fox business network's blake berman with the very latest on other businesses that have been directly affected by this including a number of theme parks. blake. >> that's exactly right. they're taking no chances in florida and across the southeast coastline. we'll give you one example. disney, their theme parks close tonight about 45 minutes from now. also shutting down tomorrow. disney taking measures like this for a storm for the first time in some 12 years. airports as well across florida are drastically scaling back their operations. right now there are more than 2,700 combined flight cancellations getting into and out of miami, ft. lauderdale, orlando, palm beach, and jacksonville's airports, just to name five there in the state. now, as the evacuation orders are in place in florida, florida's attorney general has issued a stern warning against price gouging.
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>> if you're a hotel and you're increasing your prices, we are going after you. you cannot increase your prices in a state of emergency. so get ready because we're coming for you. >> reporter: meantime, neil, on the market the major insurance companies ended the day as a mixed bag. many of them in the red. and when you take a look at those companies, the insurance companies with exposure specifically to florida, they are faring worse, being down double digits week to date. neil? >> all right. blake, thank you very much. blake berman. you know, this is an interesting situation with hillary clinton or campaign clinton today. they had been committed to advertising on the weather channel to catch all those eyeballs, makes sense. and then it looked like this thing was looking more and more problematic if not deadly and they pulled those ads. it's a tricky game of how you play a storm. after this.
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we are getting word now on that hoboken, new jersey train crash last week that apparently as it was approaching the station it was going double the normal speed. and furthermore, that the train was picking up speed as it entered the station. it's supposed to be about eight to ten miles an hour as it enters the station. it was going 21 miles per hour. no indication as to why that was happening, what the conductor,
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what the engineer was doing. what prompted that. but that it was going double the normal speed before it crashed. as you know, better than 100 people were injured. one person was killed standing not too far away from debris. but now we're getting a better sense that at least before that as some had surmised even on the train it was going pretty fast, or at least faster than it should have been. twice as fast. now, back to this hurricane threatening florida. and some points north. right now category 4 storm. but it has already affected the campaign trail. the candidates aren't campaigning at all. we know just a couple of days ago president obama canceled a florida event he was doing on behalf of and with hillary clinton. and now we're learning that campaign clinton, which was planning to run ads on the weather channel, obviously to take advantage of some eyeballs that are going to be riveted on that channel because of the hurricane, and then pulled those ads. soto susan crabtree of the "washington examiner."
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what do you make of all this? it's a storm that has already had a big political impact. >> it's really hard for politicians to take -- you know, kind of cool their heels a little bit and take some time off the campaign trail. certainly florida is a very contested state, but their ground game is just absolutely grounded right now. they can't do anything. but bombarding voters with political ads right now is a completely risky strategy. you have to set the right tone. is it over the top? this can be seen as completely craven, exploiting a storm. it's a very serious we know. it already killed 136 people in heighti. i think this is a no-brainer, you would opt out and not take that risk. >> there's the other issue that so many floridians are going to be without power, they don't know what you're advertising anyway, so it could be a moot point. but i'm wondering too if the effect of all this. i tend to think maybe it doesn't
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affect candidates one way or the other. maybe presidents. barack obama obviously at the time of sandy and teaming up with governor christie. many argue that that helped immeasurably in the 2012 race. president bush of course with katrina, new orleans, and the flyover. even though many people at the time said it was advisable for the president not to come down right away because obviously just having a u.s. president there would be more problematic than it was worth. having said all of that, that's a good and bad example of the commander in chief inserting himself into this. so how does it affect that? >> back in 2012 i was on the campaign trail with president obama and he was himself perplexed about this. it is a very difficult decision to make because as commander in chief he wanted to go down to florida right before hurricane sandy. in fact, he did go down to florida. and then the next morning he was supposed to do campaign events all day, and they sent him back.
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they said air force one is going back. but the reporters, including myself, had to stay in sunny florida. so it seemed like he was at odds about what to do. and so it is a very difficult decision. but thank goodness he did go back and he had that handshake with chris christie and looked like a leader. he almost sacrificed that because who knows, at one point there was a risky strategy in there that he didn't know if air force one would make it back if he waited too long. so yes -- >> susan, by the way, i should tell you -- i didn't want to jump on you there. but per our discussion, the clinton campaign has already suggested it might be a good idea to extend florida's early voting as a result of this storm. what do you make of that? >> i think that's a pretty good decision. early voting helped president obama, as we learned, in 2012. and in his re-election campaign he did a really good job on the ground game in getting that early vote out. i think that it's really frustrating for hillary clinton right now. you can see that with her
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strategy right now. she's really frustrated that she cannot go down there and campaign. she's cooling her heels. she's pushing this early voting. it's a smart strategy. >> we'll watch closely. susan, thank you very much. the "washington examiner." susan crabtree. all right. now, it's one thing to see this coming your way. can you imagine flying into it to take a good look at it? good look at the eye of this thing that is tightening and closing now as this thing gets bigger and bigger, more powerful eyes away from hitting u.s. land. meet the guy who just did it, after this. upgrade your phone system and learn how you could save at vonage.com/business
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devastated back in 1989 during hurricane hugo. you can see many of the businesses have already boarded up and if we pan across the street we can see a bar over there advertising that it's still open but you can see employees out front waving, boarding up the windows there, wanting to protect them against the heavy winds that we anticipate to begin as we go into friday. many residents tell us that they plan to secure their homes and businesses today and then leave the island. and state highway officials are trying to make this as easy as possible. they're keeping the eastbound lanes of interstate 26 reversed. so in other words, traffic in all lanes of i-26 between charleston and columbia are moving west away from the coast. officials had expected about a quarter million residents to leave the buford and charleston county areas. >> 6:00 a.m. this morning, 175,000 people have evacuated. that's not enough. we need to have more people
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evacuating. >> reporter: today portions of georgetown and orie, jasper and collington counties were added to the list of evacuations. while many supermarkets and gas stations are open with plenty of supplies today, governor haley warns that may soon change as managers and employees seek shelter as well. and as for people who do choose to evacuate the area who are planning to weather the storm in a hotel, governor haley says outside of the low country it's going to be very hard to find a hotel room in south carolina, even in the midlands, even in the upstate. a lot of people may have to drive as far as charlotte, north carolina before they find any vacancy. neil? >> amazing. jonathan serrie, thank you. can you imagine one thing just trying to fly near this thing? my next guest flew into this thing. joins us now on the phone.
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jack hunter is his name. a hurricane hunter. pretty brave guy. what did you see, jack? >> we're halfway right now between the outer and inner eye. this is one of these rare -- they call them concentric eye hurricanes. it has an inner eye and an outer eye. we are currently inbound from the northwest a little bit south of the grand bahama island and just about to go through the center. >> we're told the eye i guess is closing in, tightening. what does that mean? when that happens, what does that mean? >> [ audio difficulties ]. >> i think it broke up with him. i apologize for that. but that is the nature of the beast if you're flying into a hurricane right now. and it is a category 4 at that, winds in excess of 140 miles an hour. and expected to hit land within the next few hours in florida where the preparations are under way to try to make sure that it does as little personal injury
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by the way, one thing that will come up in that debate no doubt, jobs. whether they're still growing. the administration, democrats will continue to crow about the improvement in jobs, about 12 to 13 million created since the downdraft.
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nevertheless, the pace of that job growth is slowing lately. when the jobs report comes out tomorrow, we're expecting around 150,000, which is down markedly from the roughly 200,000 plus we were averaging a little more than a few months ago. so some are worried about the pace of that recovery and whether it reverses into something. enter anthony pratt. chairman of pratt industries. very big in all things food and food packaging. and he has a lofty goal that we can double that production in short order if we rearrange our priorities. mr. pratt, very good to see you. >> thank you, neil. >> tell me what you're doing here, what your goal is. >> well, basically, the food production industry is america's biggest industry. it's bigger than auto. it's bigger than movies and tech. and it's bigger than oil and gas. and we think it doesn't get the attention it deserves. so what we're about is starting a national conversation about how we can double the size of the american food production industry and create millions of american jobs. >> all right. now, obviously, we have that capability to get food out to
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all over the globe, particularly asia, which is a big goal now. i didn't realize all we had going for us in this country, that we have really awesome cows, i guess, we don't use them enough. >> america's got a tremendous opportunity to export a tremendous amount of food into asia's booming middle class. there's 2 1/2 billion asians going toum i don't middle class with greater spending power and america's natural advantage is safe, clean food in dairy and meat, as you said, and also in fruit and vegetables. and all of it added value, which means more factories, which means more jobs for americans in america. >> and presumably in asia alone they're getting billions more joining the middle class. they're going to be demanding it, right? >> absolutely. we're just tremendously excited about this tremendous opportunity. >> do you weigh into the political scene like in our country? i mean, i know you were with governor pence not too long ago. what do you think of our race, the way it's going on? >> well, governor pence was very
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gracious in opening our $250 million paper mill in indiana. we built three of the last four american paper mills in our segment. >> he was wooing you aggressively. >> indiana is a fantastic state to manufacture. the united states is the greatest country in the world to manufacture. we're fortunate that we employ 6,000 americans in well-paying manufacturing jobs here. >> not too long ago when you were looking at the donald trump phenomenon you had told the australian, "the beauty of america is that it has a very regenerative system and anyone can become president. the british system of government makes it much harder for major change to happen like it does here." do you still stand by that? in other words, someone like a donald trump couldn't do the same in your country? >> we think that america is a tremendous -- it's the greatest country in the world from the point of view -- from many points of view. one of them is that the genius of american entrepreneurship is
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that its natural resource i think is entrepreneurial spirit. the propensity of someone to mortgage his house to start a business. and that's i think why america regenerates so wonderfully, better than any other country -- >> so you weren't making any comments one way or the other about mr. trump -- well, you're a billionaire like he is. he's getting a lot of heat in this country over not releasing taxes, that he had a big loss in 1995. what do you think of all that? >> well, we're businesspeople. so we live with whatever political structure is of the day. but we're grateful to the united states of america. it's the most generous country in the world. and as i said, we're just grateful that we've been able to create 6,000 well-paying -- >> you don't really want to talk about mr. trump. >> i think that america is great, has always been great, and will always be great. >> very good answer. you know what i notice when i talk to people from other countries they always sate same thing to me.
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neil, why is your election process so long? and they're right. it's gone on a couple of years now technically. i know in australia, in places like britain, it's 60, 90 days, boom. what do you think of our process? >> well, i think that whatever it is that america's doing is working because i think it's a country of exceptionalism. i think, you know, the great presidents that have been through the ages, and i think america is the greatest country that's ever been in terms of its contribution to the world economy. and i think going back to the food issue you mentioned it's the world's food superpower and it will continue to be so. >> in other words so leverage that. we have that ability, we just don't -- why isn't it being leveraged more? why aren't we utilizing that more? >> i think the food production industry, as bill gates said to me, doesn't get the attention it deserves. and it is a tremendous opportunity.
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and we want to start a national conversation as to how to double the size of the food production industry from $850 billion to $1.8 trillion by exporting more into the booming middle class of asia. >> that could be productive all around. real quickly, we're dealing with a hurricane that people are obsessing over for good reason. obviously, australia is no stranger to natural disasters and that sort of thing. how do you handle that sort of thing down there? i mean, how quickly do you clear out an area that might be the target of a typhoon or worse? what's the australian way to handle it? >> well, firstly, our hearts go out to the people of florida. it's a tremendous tragedy. i think that these weather events are tremendously devastating for the people concerned -- >> but if the prime minister comes out and says we think it's a good bet, we have states of emergency that are cleared by various states. how does it go in australia in
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areas in peril? >> i think not unlike america people converge on the scene and do the best they can for the poor people that have been affected. and again, our hearts go out to the people of florida. >> very good. anthony pratt, pratt industries chairman. you moved out of atlanta, right? you were in atlanta. your kids, you wanted to get educated in australia, right? >> yeah, that's right. >> but you have a presence here in new york. >> absolutely. we spend about -- spend about half our time here in the united states. and we travel all over. we have businesses in 26 states here including the great state of indiana, georgia, kansas. so we spend a lot of time all over the place. >> do you have any preferences on who you want to be the next american president? >> no, we live with whatever i think america will always be the great country it is and we focus on the business, jobs, jobs, jobs. >> that's a very fair and balanced answer. thank you, anthony pratt. one of the richest people on the planet, by the way. he's done some things right.
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we're going to get back to what's going on in florida right now. some updates are including more people who are without power, more people who are refusing to leave, and more politicians who are furious that they are refusing to leave and are very close to wanting to arrest them. stick around. you are watching fox.
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you know, i can probably understand why those of you out of this hurricane's past and wondering why all these southeast coasters are obsessing ab leaving aside that it's a very populous, important region and that florida with some 20 million residents and up along the coast you're talking tens of millions more, here's the effect on you. we've already seen higher oil and gas prices. and that's been compounded of late. but flight delays are building. we've had just today 4,834
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flights delayed. we've looked at cancellations totaling close to 1,800. and those into or out of the united states, 1,531. we live in a world of this great hub and spoke system you hear so much about, where airports and regions are linked. and when one is down or weather is compromising it, you know the drill. flights stop. so if you're in california wondering where your plane is, there you go. all right. now, where does this thing go? michael schlachter, meteorologist extraordinaire on what to expect. you were among those saying watch this thing closely. we're watching it a lot more closely. what do we expect? >> the first thing you have to realize is just about three or four days ago a lot of the forecasters thought this was going out to sea almost. 500 miles, no closer to florida.
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but the greeland blocking, the north atlantic ridge which actually forced playing a large role in here in keeping matthew very close to north america. the good news for florida is in two parts. i think some of your populated cities, miami, fort lauderdale, west palm beach, because of the way the coast bends back, they're not going to see the worst of this. once you get to melbourne, daytona beach, jacksonville, that's where matthew makings its closest approach and can push category 5. i wouldn't be surprised, shocked if we flirted with 5 status. as it gets close. the northern florida and georgia and south carolina coasts are the ones that need to keep an eye on this. >> then there's the possibility if it does this clock thing and it swirls back then, then what? >> that's the next step. we got a u turn going on because of hurricane nicole out to the east. that greenland block we talked
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about. it might start back in the northern bahamas and florida and other people. >> are you telling me it hooks up with hurricane nicole? a double whammy coming? >> yeah. there's a complex process where it's an earth moon gravitational dance. sometimes two hurricanes close to each other can loop each other, sling each other, fling each other. matthew probably will have some pull from that and create a u turn and then who knows what happens five, six, seven days from now in terms of the motion thereafter. we have chapter one, which is well defined up through the southeast coast. but then the u turn and some big question marks beyond day six. >> incredible. thank you, my friend. michael, as he was speaking, we are get being confirmation of theme parks in florida closing within the next eight minutes or so. orlando international airport will close all commercial
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flights in anticipation of this by 8:00 p.m. even if you want to leave there, you will be stuck flying out of there. that is not going to be an option. orlando is pretty far away from the effected area. get ready. this is getting very interesting.
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minutes away from an update from florida governor rick scott who has been as blunt and direct as he can possibly be on this thing. this storm will kill you. get out. close to 2 million floridians have been urged to that. a third of them have taken him up on that. the others are staying where they are. >> reporter: there's a lot of people not only sort of defying all of those requests to leave their homes and to get out while they can, but actually just sort
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of out here enjoying, if you will, the pre-storm. you see the folks down there taking pictures. came up to me a little while ago said, we have never had a hurricane before. we just moved to florida. that is one of the real dangers and the real concerns that the police chief especially here in daytona beach has, saying it's not a matter of if people die but when they die. they have a concern about folks just like that who have never been in a hurricane before. they have never experienced the power of these storms. while the ocean looks sort of rough right now, the storm surge is what they are so worried about. this storm will whip up water 12, 14 feet high, sending it up the beach here over this little dune here and then into all of these businesses that have been boarded up. it's not just one or two blocks they are worried about but the wall of water that can come up here will be well over this green banister you are seeing right now. i will send it a couple of blocks then inland. 2 million people have moved to florida since the last major
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hurricane here. those are the people that governor scott, the police chief here and others are most worried about. it's just about 5:00 eastern. that is when officials in not only orlando but a number of other cities are saying, you need to be off the roads. here on daytona beach a little north, they are saying, sundown, everything shuts down. they are closing bridges so no one can get here. the concern for the police chief is we're seeing the lifeguards now bring out their pickup trucks and use the loudspeakers to tell everybody to get off of the beach and out of the water. the concern now for police and for lifeguards just like that is those people who do not heed the warnings to get home and to stay home will become real liabilities in the sense that police will have to risk life and limb quite literally simply for the chance to go rescue them and police now saying for some people, if they call 911 late tonight, they may not be able to make it even if there are risking their life. >> you mentioned the 2 million
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people who have been added to the population in that time. millions more, of course, who don't remember the hurricane at all, because it has been 11 years. i wonder about the building that has happened since then, whether that stuff is up to code. >> reporter: very good point. after the big major hurricanes of 2005, rita, katrina, charlie, wi wilma, there was a push to bring building codes up. i lived in central florida. and the construction that took place after 2005 was markedly different than that before 2005. get this. one of the hotels that we were trying to stay in through this storm said that 140 mile an hour winds for their windows may not be enough of a rating. >> amazing. stay safe. the very latest from daytona beach, hours away from this thing hitting florida. a state that has not seen this now in the better part of a decade is about to find out the
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hard way that distance doesn't make something grow any more fonder. we're on top of that, we will stay on this. be safe. be well. hello, everyone. this is the "the five." i'm dana perino. hurricane matthew could be the largest most powerful storm to hit america p in a decade. florida's governor is warning this is life or death. there could be unprecedented damage and millions about to lose power. the entire east coast is on alert. we have fox team coverage tonight. rick is tracking the storm from the fox weather center. jonathan is near charleston, south carolina. we begin with steve live in florida near vera beach. he is taking a beating.

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