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breaking overnight more tornadoes causing havoc and touching down while record flooding strikes the middle of the country. thousands are without power and 48 million americans are in the path of severe weather >> a lawyer from colorado is the 13th mt. everest climber to lose his life on the world's highest peak this year >> it was hawaii's sixth shark attack this year but the first fatality since 2015. details on a victim visiting from california. >> remembering one of major league babe's best hitters who endured one of the most unforgettable moments in theo ae biggest hitmakers in the
industry "early today" starts right now good tuesday morning at least two tornados touchdown phillip mena. down in ohio overnight leaving behind devastation. >> our house is gone a tornado just hit our house >> the person who shared this video says their street was destroyed. a neighbor had to be extracted by firefighters when a light pole fell through their home there have been reports of at least seven people taken to local hospitals. the massive tornado that struck near dayton was caught on camera more than 0,000 homes lost power. parts of interstate 85 along with other major roads had to be shut down as officials worked to clear away>> towns in oklahoma and arkansas are underwater and cs foould ou side of dayton this was a violent tornado the radar picked up the debris
the tornado was picking it up and throwing it as high as 18,000 feet up in the air. that's how we know it was an intense tornado, maybe ef-4. the threat is slowly ending here that storm that produced the tornados now just south of parkersburg. there is not going to be a lot of pictures of the tornado because it happened in the middle of the night. those res typically the most deadly and in all yesterday, 47 tornado reports from colorado all the way through illinois and even through indiana. today's threat map, again, it's going to be another dangerous day. two sections, one with storms going from ohio into pennsylvania, possibly isolated corridor late in the day and95 right back in the central plains not only seve weathelot more ra. >> we've been dealing with the severe weather pore well over a week straight. >> at least ten a day. >> more than a one-two punch.
>> president trump is on his way back to d.c. this morning after a whirlwind trip to japan. he visited with troops aboard the "uss wasp" and thanked hem for their service. >> memorial day links every grateful american heart in eternal tribute to those babe souls who gave their last breath for our nation the unbreakable resolve of these heroes lives on in every american who wears our great uniform. >> his speech underscores the importance of america's alliance and nbc's tracy pos joins us with the very latest this trip though wasn't without controversy. >> no, it wasn't, phillip and frances. because in part, the president, he contradicte security adviser, and our ally japan on north korea and whether these missile tests that have been launched by north korea violate security
resolutions from the united nations international security agreement. both the nsa and japan say they did. but president trump said on this be trip not necessarily. >> my people think it could have been a violation as you know i view it differently. i view it as a man perhaps he wants to get attention and perhaps not. who knows. it doesn't matter. i think that we are very much discussing different things with japan. we h unbelieva trade imbalance h has been there for many, many years. >> the president talking about trade there. there was not expected to be any sort of a trade deal to come out of this. he talked about the imbalance but the u.s. and japan probably won't seriously talk about trade until after their parliamentary elections. the president stirring it up controversy also recovery seas criticizing joe biden siding with north korea's dictator on
vice president and presidential rival joe biden. even some republicans didn't like that. one called it just plain wrong phillip, frances >> i'm sure we'll be discussing it throughout the day. >> another climber has died on mt. everest. this time an american lawyer who died monday on his way down from the summit joe fryer reports. >> reporter: in a place where climbers are abundant but oxygen is scarce, adventurers are waiting to summit mt. evert. after reaching the top, 62-year-old chris coolish died while descending we are heart broken his family says he saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on earth. he became a member of the seven-summit club scaling the highest peak on each continent 137 have died on evert this year many experienced including robin
hanes fisher who also reached the summit. >> hard work. >> reporter: in his final instagram post, he wrote with a somethingal route to the summit, delays caused by overcrowding could problem fatal. experts say because of the long line, climbers are spending too much time in the so-called death zone where oxygen is limited the government issued a record 381 permits. critics worry too many are experienced. >> the solution is we need to have much stricter requirements on who climbs mt. evert. >> calls for change 29,000 feet high where every minute counts >> because of poor weather conditions there this year, the window to reach the summit is small which is another reason why it's so crowded there right now. frances. >> joe fryer for us, thank you >> we're learning more about the man from california who died in what's said to be the first deadly shark attack in maui since 2015 he was identified as thomas
smiley he was swiping about 60 yards from shore when the attack happened now his family and friends are remembering him as a beloved outdoorsman. gadi schwartz has the latest. >> reporter: this is the sixth shark attack in hawaii this year the first one to turn deadly since 2015 a high speed rush to shore, rescuers bringing a shark attack victimut of the unresponsive. >> reporter: the witnesses say his jue catastrophic. >> his entire left leg from his knee down was missing. >> reporter: crews you be able to save the retired optometrist in virginia the day before he was set to return home authors say he had gone out for a swim around 200 feet offshore. >> his best friend remembering him as a adventurer who loved scuba diving and exploring. >> he was in the wrong place at the wrong time doing something that he was extremely comfortable and loved. >> reporter: statistically the
chances of being killed by a shark are lower than a lightning strike last year, 32 traeks across the country, only one fatal but all alarming hawaii's last deadly attack happened in 2015 once again, signs on the beach warning of an forever present danger even in shallow water so far officials have not said what kind of shark this was. experts say it is usually tiger sharks most likely t buckner he died after a long battle with dementia he played 22 years in the majors winning a batting title in 1980 and an all-star with the cubs. the red sox honored him with a moment of silence before their game his legacy was defined by a costly mistake where he let the ground ball roll through his legs allowing the mets to beat the red sox. those old wounds eventually healed with fans opening their hearts to him in 2008.
he was 69 years old. >> disney's live action remake of an lal lad din" had one of the best memorial day openings ever to the tune of $112.7 million. with will smith starring as the genie, it had the fifth largest memorial day debut of all time holding strong was "john wick: chapter 3 - parabellum" and avengers e"avengers" endgame". the avengers scored 23.2 million. >> people back to work and rough weather. >> a lot of people still traveling. airports that will be impacted omaha, kansas city chicago not too showers out there. good see thunderstorms pittsburgh late in the day baltimore and philadelphia if anyone's going to be driving, a rough go of 0 it lately on 35.
anyone heading north wards from oklahoma city possibly up there towards des moines, we'll keep an eye on it f ouy will be day nine or be in the hundreds again from charleston to be jacksonville to augusta. >> the heat wave didn't get a lot of attention with the tornadoes going on we had all time records. >> busy weather week thank you so much. in today's quick hits, the first photo of a rare albino panda debuted to the world take in april at the national nature reserve in china believed to be the first fully albino panda ever to be photographed. >> in the midst of high demand for specially trained dogs,
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about her rescue molly hunter has her story. >> reporter: phillip, we've got e helicopter that spotted amanda he tells us where she went wrong. after searching for 17 days, rescuers found amanda eller. >> there she goes. >> reporter: she was badly injured with a fractured leg, burns and skin infection. >> the last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days of my life. >> reporter: police stopped their official search for her after just three days. her family along with a private rescue team began their own certainly. >> you can't give up. >> reporter: on friday rescuers were on their last ten minutes of fuel when they spotted her. troy was part of that team. >> everybody was making noise. she's there. then we were all getting excited. the helicopter pilot was telling us to calm do. >> reporter: the 35-year-old hiked this trail before but this
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and a good tuesday morning to you. a live look at downtown san jose. a beautiful way to start the day. welcome back to men. and mike. >> mike, too. >> it feels like a monday. >> we are going to start warming , marcus. and mike as well. we'll be in the 70s and 80s. we're in the 50s right now. 53 degrees. 54 down to the south bay. check out your temperature trend this afternoon. a couple of clouds here