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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, september 1, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." hundreds of desperate flood victims in east texas line up overnight to get out on buses and planes. rescue crews are still pulling people out of the water in beaumont and port arthur. >> for fears this morning of new explogss at an unstable chemical plant outside houston. gas prices spike ahead of the labor day weekend as harvey disrupts the nation's oil supply. plus, how harvey victims are helping each other. hairstylist, singer, even superheroes bringing a dose of humanity to neighbors in need. we begin this morning with
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today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. helicopters are flying to full-time to rescue people trapped by flooding. >> more dramatic rescues play out in east texas. >> overnight the remains of hurricane harvey caused significant flooding in nashville. >> at the arkema chemical plant in crosby, texas, more blasts are expected. >> even as flooding persists, recovery is under way here. >> the city of houston is open for business. and quite frankly, we open for business right now. >> the president would like to join in the efforts and he's pledging a million dollars of personal money to the fund. >> vice president pence getting his hands dirty and consoling victims. >> we will be with you every day until texas recovers and rebuilds stronger and better than ever before. to. >> the police officer in georgia is under fire for some controversial comments he made during a traffic stop last july.
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>> remember, to nl kill black people. yeah, we only kill black people, right? >> wildfires burning from california to montana in washington state, thousands of acres have burn sod far. >> the wells fargo account scandal has grown larger. >> the bank revealed 3.5 million accounts may have been opened. >> all that -- >> and good bye, touchdown, oklahoma state! >> the first big weekend of college football is here. >> dixon, touchdown! the buckeyes take control of this game. >> and "all that mattered." >> joey votto, forget about this one. >> the great moment here, joey votto runs over to this 6-year-old boy who has stage 4 pediatric cancer. votto made sure he went home with a souvenir. >> super guy, joey votto making that kid's day. >> on "cbs this morning." >> canoes, kayaks, even monster trucks coming to the rescue in texas. watch as an suv on monster truck tires pulls an army vehicle out of the floodwaters. >> you do what you got to d, use
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what you got to use. >> whooo! >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. e captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie is off and guess what so, is norah. she has a day off today after a very long week. i'm thinking, guys, maybe she'll sleep until 5:00 a.m. >> you think? >> we're in good hands. vladimir duthier of our streaming network, cbsn with maurice dubois from wcbs. welcome. >> good morning. >> we begin with the latest on hurricane harvey nearly one week after he hit texas, many people in houston are finally getting the chance to g back home. but others in east texas are desperate to leave the frood zone. >> evacuees lined up at beaumont's airport overnight boarding planes and buses headed out of town. that city has been without running water for more than 24 hours. across texas fema says 32,000
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people are in shelters. the confirmed death toll has jumped to 37. >> helicopters are still pulling people out of floodwaters in east texas. anna werner is at jack brooks regional airport on the outskirts of beaumont. anna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here is the scenario, what's happening at beaumont's regional airport here in east texas. you see the c-130 cargo plane behind me. it is filled with evacuees and their belongings. people who have lost their homes probably their cars a lot of their possessions in these floods and now they've come to beaumont where there is very little food and there is no water in the city of beaumont. so a lot of these pool are saying, look, just get me out. >> we're not going to dallas. >> reporter: hundreds of people desperate to leave east texas gathered at beaumont's regional airport overnight. as many as 60 people at a time
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packed into military c-130 cargo planes. >> very important we get out of here tonight. >> he's waiting to board a bus with his wife and three daughters. >> they say we're going to dallas or san antonio. you know what i'm saying? anywhere to help. anywhere to help. i'm going to get some help. >> reporter: jeff is with california task force 6, one of more than a half dozen agencies activated by fema to organize the evacuation effort. >> so far today we of evacuated out -- right now we're at about 960. we could evacuate as many as 5,000. >> two days after harvey's second u.s. landfall, entire neighborhoods across east texas are still overwhelmed by flooding. in port arthur, white rags and shirts still hang from homes of those who signaled for help. >> we have a boat up in front that's going house to house. >> louisiana sheriff's deputy brian heyman joined police and volunteers to make sure no one was left behind. >> do you think people were ready for this? do you think people had any clue this kind of thing was coming?
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>> i think it just came so fast, nobody expected 29 inches of rain after the initial storm. >> 860 to 900. >> at the airport, betty jo white is getting ready to board a plane to dallas. >> age 70. this will be my flight number. >> she was rescued by boat from her flooded apartment. the 73-year-old has never flown and has never been to dallas. she's not sure where she'll go when she arrives. >> i don't know what we're going to d. somebody's just going to have to help me on this one. take us in. >> reporter: in addition to these planes that are headed to dallas, there are buses that have been heading to places like san antonio. basically the idea is that getting out of beaumont's very difficult. most of these people would haven't a car anyway, butten if they did a lot of the roads are blocked off and flooded. >> anna, thank you very much. the flooded arkema chemical plant northeast of houston could see more explosions in the next few days.
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part of the facility in crosby, texas, caught fire after the storage containers burst. eight other containers filled with chemicals are in his words ready to blow. david begnaud is at the harris county emergency operations center in houston with the latest on that. david, good morning. >> good morning. with everything that's going on here in houston, they're keeping an eye on the next hurricane, irma, but the radar that matters this morning is the one over houston and thankfully it is clear. there were no explosions overnight, but as you said, gayle, more appear to be imminent. we told you about the 15 sheriff's deputies that were treated at the hospital yesterday after breathing in some of the fumes following the explosion. they have been released from the hospital, the good news. this morning the u.s. chemical safety board has launched a federal investigation into what's going on there. from above the arkema chemical plant, we saw fire continuing to burn thursday morning, hours after it began. by late afternoon, the flames appeared to be out.
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but arkema is warning there is evidence suggesting other trailers will soon burn. satellite images tell the story. the water knocked out power that's needed to prevent unstable organic peroxide calm pounds from overheating. >> we have been in a defensive posture holding a perimeter around the facility to make sure that our citizens are safe and that our environment is protected. >> reporter: the plan now, let it burn. authorities evacuated people within a mile and a half radius of the facility. >> this should have never happened. they should have had backups in case they lost power. >> reporter: the company did have backup generators. but it's unclear whether they were protected. >> if you need an interview -- >> reporter: we have tried to get in touch with your company yesterday. this company executive agreed to take our questions one-on-one but didn't have any answers. including this one from a local resident.
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>> were the generators elevated? >> i don't know the location -- i just don't know the specifics of where the generators have been located. >> reporter: an inspection last year found ten serious violations ultimately resulting in more than $91,000 in fines. but a former osha official tells cbs news none of that would probably be relevant to the situation we're dealing with now. mr. renard tells us the company had more than one backup plan, two, three, and four corners and they all failed. listen, this may be controversial, but the local sheriff in harris county says from everything he's been told what is burning from the area of that explosion is nontoxic. in fact, he's told the public that experts have told him it is no different than standing around a campfire. >> david begnaud, we shall see. houston officials are surveying the damage left behind by harvey. mayor sylvester turner to tack a flight over his city yesterday.
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the white house estimates the storm has affected more than 100,000 texas homes. 37,000 utility customers in houston are still without power this morning. demarco morgan is in downtown houston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the floodwaters are starting to resad and city services are coming back online. now comes the grim task of accounting for all the people who did not survive the storm. going door to door, search and rescue teams fan out across neighborhoods that had been inundated by the flooding. >> finding out how much damage there is, if there's any civilians that have been left behind. >> reporter: one section of the city was fully searched thursday. five more should be finished today. as more neighborhoods dry out, some people are venturing back into their flood damaged homes. >> the water came up about right here on the brick. >> reporter: they ripped out water logged drywall and carpet. destroyed furniture and debris
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piled up on the streets. >> we're out of here. my wife's sfr san antonio and she doesn't want to g through this anymore and we're done. >> reporter: calls for help are diminishing, the police department performed just three high water rescues between wednesday night and thursday morning. >> we received about 30 missing persons reports since the storm began. we have cleared 11 of those already. we still have 19 cases we are still looking for. >> reporter: houston's airports reopened for commercial flight. some public transportation services also resumed. the mayor says that toyota center shelter will likely be closed by end of day. the people still there will be moved to the convention center where 8,000 remain down from a high of 10,000. >> don't bet against houston or harris county. we're coming back strong. >> reporter: city officials are asking people to watch out for the water, especially pockets
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throughout the area. if you have to drive down a flooded area, make sure you know just how deep that water is. the problem is you may never know. also watch out for rising waters here in the receding waters in areas like parks because it can be contaminated with chemicals and also have potential wildlife. >> demarco morgan, thank you. in our next half hour the houston mayor's first in depth interview since harvey stuck. sill vester turner will talk with our mark strassmann on how to respond better for this ever happens again. president trump will return to texas tomorrow to visit houston and other areas hit hard by harvey. the president was criticized after his first trip for not visiting victims in the storm ravaged areas. vice president mike pence did meet with victims when he went to texas yesterday. he cleared storm debris at a home in rockport and viewed the damage from a military aircraft. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: as is so often the
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case with the this presidency, president trump and vice president pence were a study in contrasts in their trips to texas responding to hurricane harvey. mr. trump was cheered but kept his distance from suffering and devastation while his vice president did exactly the opposite. >> president trump sent us here to say we are with you. >> reporter: vice president pence toured a heavily damaged neighborhood in rockport and consoled residents at a church gutted by hurricane harvey. >> we'll be here every day until this city and this state and this region rebuilds bigger and better than ever before. >> reporter: unlike president trump, the vice president hugged the afflicted, posed with volunteers and cleared branches from a front yard of a family who wept while they watched. >> it's a long way to go. it's not months, but years. >> reporter: president trump's trip was far less intimate. >> what a crowd, what a turnout. >> reporter: critics said he
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failed to meet with victim, mention the loss of life, or see devastation up close. in the modern era, presidents are graded on compassion. bill clinton tended to shine in moments of tragedy. george w. bush, faulted for his initial distance from hurricane katrina later got up close and embraced the victims. president obama drew praise from republicans from his prompt response in new jersey to superstorm sandy. the vice president made a point of say plg trump would be returning to texas on saturday. >> president trump often reminds us that we are one american family. that when one hurts, we all hurt. >> reporter: sarah huckabee sanders said the president will donate one million dollars to hurricane relief efforts. whether that comes from his foundation or business accounts she could not say. the president already donates his presidential salary to other charities. gayle? >> $1 million donation will be greatly appreciated. thank you very much, major.
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gas prices are going up across the country after harvey. they have jumped $0.20 since the storm made landfall one week ago today. the nation average is $2.52. that's the highest price in two years. in dallas drivers waited in line to fill up, and they were worried that refinery and pipeline shutdowns along the gulf coast would cause a fas shortage. lima croft is the head of strategy for rbc capital markets and joins us to discuss. good to see you. >> thank you for having me on. >> heading into labor day weekend, this is not the news people want to hear. how long do you think the spike will last? >> it depends on the infrastructure damage. we simply don't know when we'll get the refineries up and running. we have ten refineries down, that's 16% of all u.s. refining capacity. we don't know when the facilities will be up and running, when people can get back to work, what the extent of the damage is. we'll have to play a waiting game to see when we can get prices to normal levels.
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>> big impact on the colonial pipeline. a lot of people aren't aware of this but it runs from houston all the way to new york. >> that's why you get higher gas prices here when you get a storm in the gulf coast. one out of every eight barrels people consume comes through the colonial pipeline. it is a my jor transit route for gasoline, for jet fuel, for distillates. it supplies the east coast of the united states. so when we have problems on that pipeline, we see higher gas prices here. >> a lot of us of a certain vintage can remember the long e luns in the 'service during the opec oil crisis. there were lines after hurricane sandy. could we see the same thing? >> after the oil embargo in the 70s we created a petroleum reserve we can tap in emergency situations. we actually tapped the reserve yesterday, a million barrels for refineries in louisiana. the u.s. government does have additional tools at its disposal if it wants to basically help get supply to different parts of the country. it can remove jones act, which
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requires only u.s. ships to transport refined products and crude throughout the country. so it can do other things to seize the supply problem. >> i'm part of the vintage. you too. this is so much bigger than just a texas problem, is it not? >> absolutely. i mean, we go back to 2005, the u.s. basically exported around 800,000 barrels of refined product. we now export 6 million barrels of krood refined product so you have global markets dependent on u.s. supplies. mexico, half of their gasoline comes from the united states. so we're starting to see shortages and problems outside the united states. it's a global problem, not just a local problem. >> thank you so much. all right. we are watching a big new storm this morning in the tropics. irma is a category three hurricane packing winds of 115 miles per hour. this storm is rapidly intensifying. wind speeds nearly doubling over the last 24 hours. the latest forecast from the national hurricane center brings
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the storm close to the kriri can as a category 4 storm, a huge one by tuesday afternoon. irma could pose a threat to the united states but it's still more than a week away from a potential landfall. russian president vladimir putin warned overnight that the u.s. and north korea are on the vernal of a large-scale conflict. he also said trying to end north korea's nuclear program by putting pressure on pyongyang is futile. in a show-force, the u.s. flew warplanes with bombing drills with south korea yesterday just days after north korea launched a midrange ballistic missile over japan. a state department ban on travel to north korea takes effect today. the kremlin is promising a tough response after the u.s. ordered russia to close a consulate and several diplomatic buildings. the u.s. is giving russia until tomorrow to clez its san francisco consulate and annexes in washington, d.c., and new retaliation for moscow's move last month that the united states cut its
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diplomatic presence in russia. a judge will announce whether six fraternity members will face charges. a 19-year-old timothy piazza after falling douchb a flight of stairs inside a fraternity house. prosecutors alleged hazing and drinking caused his death. the judge will decide whether the prosecutors presented enough evidence to send the fraternity members to trial. >> a lot of people watching this case closely. >> absolutely. a georgia police lieutenant is caught on camera at a traffic stop making a very disturbing statement. ahead, the dash cam video when he tells a woman we only kill black people. and how his lawyer defends the comments. that is disturbing. >> it is. it's 7:19, it's time to
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a texas mother disappeared just before hurricane harvey hit. >> how the historic flooding is making the search more difficult and while her family tells us she would never leave her children behind. you're watching cbs this morning. this portion
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officials are asking everyone.. to conserve electricity. "cal-iso" predicts a record d today. it good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. there is a heat wave today and state officials are asking everyone to conserve electricity. cal-iso predicts a record demand on power grid today. it issued a statewide "flex alert" from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. the u.s. is forcing russia to close its consulate in san francisco amid escalating diplomatic tensions. it has until tomorrow to shut down. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. time now 7:27. we continue to monitor delays for drivers heading along the eastshore freeway all due to a big rig that struck the san
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pablo dam road overpass. and it has two lanes closed leaving two lanes of traffic open to get by in that westbound direction. right now traffic backed up almost to highway 4. we're looking at a 53-minute ride. down towards the bay bridge toll plaza to the maze. so give yourself some extra time. you can ndrk san pablo avenue as an alternate. neda has the forecast. >> as that sun rises we have a hot smoky day today. right now temperatures cool, 69 in concord. 85 already for oakland. things are going to be heating up today. get ready for dangerous hot air as the wind moves from the east sending hot air towards the area. high temperatures today a scorcher. some record-breaking conditions for many areas.
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♪ ♪ houston firefighters were forced to use unusual methods to tackle a house fire in a flood zone. the nearest hydrant was underwater so they took turns holding their breath and diving to hook up the hoses. when there wasn't enough water pressure to put out the fire, the crew had to improvise. >> we had someone who came up with the idea we could use the jet propulsion on the boat engine. tried that out and it seems to be working really good. we were able to knock down the majority of the fire. >> reporter: volunteer rescuers say the family and the animals inside the house -- don't you like that ingenuity on the part of the firefighters. you never think about that being a problem in that situation.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." charlie rose and norah are both off today but we have it covered. vladimir duthier is here with maurice dubois from wcbs. >> good to be with you, gayle. when houston mayor sill vester turner took a flight over the flood zone with the city's police and fire chiefs he saw entire neighborhoods still inundated with water. just before that flight, mayor turner spoke with cbs in his first extensive interview since the storm hit. mark, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the floodwaters that have receded remain an issue in a number of other neighborhoods. the mayor says it's time to focus on recovery to help thousands of displaced residents like these folks as he sizes up how the city dealt with this disaster. >> every one of these disasters is a learning experience. it reminded me that mike tyson said everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the mouth. anything you wish you'd done differently? >> no.
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let me put it this way -- you can always improve, you know? and we'll sit down and we'll asays what we could have done better. the city certainly does need more assets, high water vehicles, high water trucks, high water boats. first responders need more equipment. and in a storm like this when some of your roads are cut off, and your airports may not be functioning at that point in time, it makes it much difficult to get to people as soon as you would like to. >> you must be so tired. >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: roughly 12,000 folks in shelters, some folks will need help indefinitely. >> many of these people. we're working on a plan for them to transition them out. >> reporter: what's the plan? >> to work with fema and the city of houston you've got thousands of people that are impacted. we need a lot of fema workers on
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the ground, registering and processing those applications. we need to be able to give them the assurance that there is some sort of temporary housing or permanent housing for them. people are appreciative of being in the shelter, but after about five to seven, eight days -- >> reporter: it gets old. >> it gets old and they want to go home. which means they expect us to operate with the greatest degree of urgency. >> reporter: none of this is going to be cheap. >> what we're needing from fema is an advanced payment on debris removal. i will tell you my request has been $75 million as an advanced payment just on debris removal. just for the city of houston alone could be anywhere between $250 million, $300 million. >> reporter: what's going to be the total price tag? >> it's going to be huge. i had the opportunity to do an aerial view of the city of houston. >> reporter: any question in your mind you'll be dealing with something harvey related the last day you're in office? >> absolutely not. you come back and visit the city a year from now and the city
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will be a shining star about how a city recovers. when it has been hit with this type of thing. there's no doubt in my mind that the city that i know, which i was born and raised, a city that i know, this city will bounce back like never before. >> reporter: the mayor told me houstonians like him have faced challenges before. he grew up as one of nine children to become the mayor of america's fourth largest city. a graduate of harvard law school. his parents never finished high school. the city will remain one of hope and opportunity and come back stronger than ever. >> houston strong. thong very much for that report. this morning police are searching for a texas mother who mysteriously disappeared before harvey hit. crystal mcdowell last facebook post was stay safe out there. she wrote it the day before harvey made landfall. michelle miller is in texas where she spoke with crystal's family. michelle, good morning.
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>> good morning. crystal mcdowell's family says she was scheduled to pick up her two children from her ex-husband's home but never showed. that was the day before hurricane harvey flooded streets in her neighborhood. with law enforcement trying to keep people out of harm's way, this storm may have provided the ideal climate to cover a crime. >> see this black car right here, this mercedes. >> reporter: crystal mcdowell's car was found submerged in this motel 6 parking lot 13 miles from her home. >> the cops were here busting in doors. to find out where this lady is. >> reporter: police say it was likely parked here before the water rose. how confident are you that she was not a victim of this storm? >> very confident. she is not a victim of this storm. we feel very, very confident that she's not a victim of this storm. >> reporter: these are the last known images of crystal taken from security cameras in her boyfriend's home a day before the hurricane.
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she was leaving for two appointments as a real estate agent. her office could not confirm whether or not she made either one. >> the main objective is just th >> reporter: crystal's uncle jeff walters works in the same real estate office. what do you think happened to her? >> i don't know. but i know she's not one to leave and she's -- she would always be in contact with us and her children. >> reporter: chambers county sheriff brian hawthorne says the investigation began before the storm but harvey's aftermath has made the efforts more challenging. >> we are hampered by some of the flood issues, but we are as aggressive as ever trying to locate and find crystal mcdowell. >> reporter: the 38-year-old mother of two was divorced in june but still shared a home with her ex-husband, steven mcdowell. our calls to him went unanswered but he told crystal's relatives she intended to pick up the kids and ride out the storm in
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dallas. >> i think she was concerned for her well-being. >> reporter: paul hargrave said he and crystal started dating in june-her divorce and suggests the relationship with her ex-husband was not an amicable one. >> i think she wanted to get out of that situation as quickly as possible and move forward. >> i think there was probably some animosity between boyfriends and husbands and husband probably might think the boyfriend had something to do with it and the boyfriend might think the husband had something to do it which is what we're faced with right now. >> reporter: sheriff hawthorne knows this family wants answers and wants them fast but he says resources are stretched thin. two of the investigators on this case have been flooded out of their homes. >> oh, boy, michelle, that sounds sinister. sounds like a story for 48 hours. children are missing their mother and it's a sad story. thank you very much. here's a look at some of this morning's other headlines for you today.
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"the san francisco chronicle" reports wells fargo has uncovered additional fake bank accounts. the bank set a total of 3.5 million accounts may have been opened without customers' permission. between 2009 and 2016. that's up from the original estimate of 2.1 million. last year wells fargo paid $185 million in fines over these unauthorized accounts. "the new york times" reports on the jobs report, the tow is up in early trading after the labor department says 156,000 jobs wered a aed in august. the report says hurricane harvey had no e fact on employments. "the washington post" says a flight taken by steve mnuchin and his wife is being reviewed by the treasury department's inspector general. his wife posted a foye toe on instagram of last week's trip hoe issed her leaving the government plane wearing designer clothes which she named individually by label.
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one watchdog group says the trip to kentucky seemed to have been planned around the solar eclipse. treasury officials say it was official travel. the hill reports that sean spicer thanked president trump as he left the administration. spicer resigned as press secretary in july. he had been working on and off in the white house since then. yesterday he sent a good bye e-mail to colleagues saying it has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the president and the american people. >> it will be interesting to see what his next chapter is. i think they wanted him on "dancing with the stars" and he said no thanks. >> he has a lot of options. a georgia police lieutenant was reported making disturbing comments during a traffic stop. >> we only kill black people. yeah, we only kill black people. right? >> ahead why his attorney says the video does not tell the whole story. you're watching cbs this morning. he
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a georgia police department this morning is investigating an officer caught on video making a disturbing statement. >> we only kill black people. yeah, we only kill black people, right? >> the cobb county police officer who made the controversial comments to a woman during the traffic stop says he will retire. but his police chief wants to start the process to fire him. ann marie green is here with a video that could cost the veteran officer his career. good morning. >> good morning. the dash cam video that has just been released shows a traffic stop from july of last year. the woman in the video who is white told lieutenant greg abbott she was afraid to reach for her cell phone and the offic officer's response is not reassuring. during a traffic stop lieutenant greg abbott can be heard telling the woman to call the person picking her up because she's being arrested and take on the jail. >> get your phone, it's your lap right there.
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>> i want to put my hands down. no. no. i've seen way too many videos of cops. >> but you're not black. remember, we only kill black people. yeah, we only kill black people, right. >> reporter: abbott's lawyer said in a statement that the 27-year police veteran was attempting to de-escalate the situation after the woman said she was afraid to retrieve her cell phone. he said abbot's comments must be observed in their totality to understand their context. >> no matter what context you try to take those comments in, the statements were inexcusable and inappropriate. >> reporter: yesterday police chief mike register, who was not chief at the time the video was taken, says the department has opened an internal investigation. >> i don't know what's in his heart but i certainly know what came out of his mouth. >> reporter: cbs law enforcement officer expert says the woman was clearly in fear and abbott's xhnlts were out of bounds. >> if you're concerned about officer safety, ask her to step
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out of the vehicle, step back, retrieve what you want underneath the seat and give it to her. but you certainly don't do that. >> the incident occurred four days after the day of philando castile who was shot five times by a mvn minnesota police officer in a st. paul suburb. viola says statements like abbott's put up a wall between police and the community. >> we're in a society where police and community are trying to mend and that type of by haifr will do nothing but cause problems across the board. >> reporter: abbott is currently off the department payroll and has been notified of his proposed termination. as a supervisor and lieutenant, abbott was in charge of reviewing the dashcam videos for his unit, which ratz the questions about why the video is just now coming to light. maurice? >> anne marie, thank you so much. training suggests there's a lot of other ways to defuse a situation, clearly. >> what i don't get is how watching it in its totality would make that more
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understandable. seems the more you hear the worse it gets. >> the chief was right. >> what else is there to hear. the disaster in southeast texas has led to some extraordinary acts of kindness. ahead, how superheroes, stylist, and singers and more are bringing smiles to flood victims and first responders. and a supreme baseball fan returns to the prongs to cheer on her hometown team in a big way. but first it is 4 right now at kohl's
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situation for students. the san ramon unified school district... e bay area high good morning, it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. the extreme heat in the bay area is creating a dangerous situation for students. the san ramon unified school district along with some bay area high schools have canceled all outdoor activities for today. four alameda county jail guards were arrested for reportedly throwing human waste at inmates in their cells. it allegedly happened at the maximum security section of the santa rita jail which does not have security cameras. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning, time now 7:57. a "sig alert" remains in effect for drivers heading along westbound 80 at san pablo dam road. we had a big rig that hit an overcrossing there.
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and it has left two lanes blocked. this happened at 5 a.m. and chp now telling us it's going to be another two hours possibly before they re-open those two lanes. so only two lanes of traffic get by and traffic backed up to highway 4. you're looking at least an hour commute from highway 4 down to the macarthur maze. let's enjoy this view for a moment where we have clear skies. not hazy at the coast. conditions at the coast will feel comfortable today for a change compared to the rest of our area because we are about to get hit with a whole lot of heat. temperatures right now in the mid-80s in oakland, livermore 70 degrees. here's what's going on. along the coast we are going to get a lot of hot air coming our way. 115 inland. excessive heat warning through monday.
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>> good morning to our viewers in the west. welcome back to cbs this morning. flood victims in houston are helping their neighbors survive and recover. ahead how to make sure that you can help them without being scammed. plus the tech industry tries to make hearing aids trendy with a little help from congress but first here's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> many people are desperate to leave the flood zone. >> you see the c-130 cargo plane filled we vak ywith evacuees sa get me out. >> everything going on in houston they're keeping an eye
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on the next hurricane, irma but the radar that matters this morning is the one over houston and thankfully it is clear. >> president trump and vice president pence were a study in contrast in their trips to texas trump was cheered but kept his distance from suffering and devastation while his vice president did the opposite. >> the mayor told me it's time now to focus on houston's recovery. on helping the thousands of displaced residents like these folks as he sizes up how the city dealt with this disaster. >> you come back and visit the city of houston and this city of houston will be a shining star of how a city recovers when it has been hit. there's no doubt in my mind that the city that i know, this city will bounce back like never before. >> i sure hope he's right about that because a lot of people come back a year from now and he's speaking with such
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conviction today. i'm gayle king. charlie assault with a firearm a -- charlie is off and so is nora. after a long week she was on hurricane harvey duty. we begin with hurricane harvey again that hit texas one week ago tonight and it will take more weeks to recover. satellite images before and after the storm show just how bad the flooding was. overflowing rivers covered communities in water and made roads invisible. >> harvey killed at least 37 people. the white house estimates 100,000 homes have been effected. fema says it's already approved $57 million in disaster aid. >> there is still severe flooding in east texas where harvey's second u.s. land fall hit hard. flood victims desperate to leave the area packed the beaumont airport overnight. that city lost water service 24 hours ago and there's not enough food. jack brooks regional airport flood victims are leaving
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plane and bus. good morning. >> good morning. and what you see behind me is a plane load of evacuees waiting to leave beaumont where there's no water and very little food and not much in the way of resources for them to stay. they're going to places like dallas and san antonio. people have been rescued by boat and helicopter in places like port arthur and beaumont. those saved faced crowded shelters. again that lack of food, there is no water in the city so that brought hundreds of people to the airport here last night desperate to leave. some of them being loaded on to these military cargo planes. we spoke to people heading to dallas without knowing anyone in that city. one woman said she didn't have a choice other than leaving town. >> i don't have a plan. right now i'm numb. i don't know what to expect when i get there.
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no. the water is just too high. >> they may be taking a lot more people out of here because emergency management officials tell us here in beaumont they do not have any idea when there will be a drinking water supply in the city. >> thank you. in the middle of all of this misery and loss in southeast texas the human spirit is shining through because so many people are stepping up to help their neighbors. officials actually to turn some volunteers away. demarco morgan is in houston in some of the moments that brought joy and life during an awful week. good morning. >> good morning. it has been a tough week but we had proof that in tiles like these there are good people ready to help.
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>> a super hero brings every day cheer. >> i saw there was a need for people to volunteer and do what they can to improve morale and that's one of the most important things we need to work on. >> trying to help build morale while we're here. this is definitely the most important thing i have done as spider man is to get out here with the people that are truly in need. ♪ >> out here where hundreds line-up not seeking help but hoping to lend a hand. >> i don't want to add to your sorrow, i want to addpe tou yher moment of normalcy for the flooded and first responders. would be kind to me to go out and help others that were hurt. >> feel better about yourself and the way you look, your appearance. i feel compelled to carry on.
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>> bakers turned 4,000 pounds of flour into free food for the soul. a birthday party for a girl born 12 years ago during katrina and pizza delivered by kayak to the stranded and hungry. ♪ ands go spe ands and gospel singers. >> one day you'll be at the other end and you'll need somebody's help so you put it out there and goodness comes back to you. >> and let it be sweet, sweet sound in your ear. >> my mother always says you have to watch how you put your shoes on in the morning because
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you never know who is going to have to help you take them off. in other words be kind to everyone and that's what we saw here in texas. >> i like your mom's saying. that's great. that's great and very appropriate. that's a good lesson for all of us to remember regardless of what you're going through. very nice. so we like the gospel music. go ahead. >> somebody tweeted at me that we saw the best in texas as opposed to what we saw in charlottesville a couple of weeks ago this is what america is all about. >> keeps it all in perspective. >> tens of millions of dollars are pouring in for harvey relief efforts. ahead, why you should do your research before you make a pledge to the flood victims and how local charities can have the biggest impact.
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> he >> hearing aids could be on the brink of a tech revolution. the potential impact for people with hearing difficulties. >> these days head phones whether they're big or small can be a fashion statement but
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in in today's morning rounds the effort to make a more trendy hearing aid. a new federal law could help to speed up innovations to make devices more affordable. some could also be available over the counter for the first time without a prescription. tech companies are now working to transform the way hearing aids are designed and marketed. john blackstone visited one start up company with it's ear on the market. >> head phones and ear buds transform the way we listen to music. now the tech industry wants to do the same for how the hearing impaired hear the world. >> it's been very difficult experience for me. >> she has worn hearing aids since she was 2.5 years old. the devices today are small and hidden and it doesn't mean the stigma disappeared. if you wear glasses it's acceptable. you might have a fashion
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statement. why can't hearing technology be that way. >> they hope to market a version of the $300 hear one ear buds as an alabaternative to standard prescription hearing aids that cost thousands. >> this is going to be disrupted but the question is by who. >> he says the ear buds are not just for those with hearing loss. they can be used to stream music, answer calls and raise or lower sounds around you. in a demonstration room made to sound like a noisey restaurant. >> can we turn up the restaurant. >> sure. >> he shows me how his ear bud and smartphone app can help anyone hear better. >> now you're amply identifyiif enhancing my speech. >> also simulates what it sounds like on an airplane when the noise filter is activated.
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doppler's product is currently sold in select stores and online as wireless ear buds, not as a hearing aid. but that could soon change. in august, the senate passed a measure that will allow companies like doppler to market devices directly to people with mild to moderate hearing loss, no prescription needed. >> what this legislation does is it opens the market to technological leaders to say we're actually looking at these problems differently. >> roughly 40 million adults in the u.s. suffer from some hearing loss. in a study earlier this year researchers found the rates may nearly double by 2060. >> you're going to need hearing aids. >> he wants more people with hearing loss to get help but worries self-diagnosing might in some cases mask a bigger problem. >> there's many diseases that create hearing loss and they could be medically or surgically manageable and by just going and getting a hearing aid you will negligent that. >> doppler isn't the only
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company that sees huge market potential. >> a hand full of others enhanced similar audio enhancing gadgets. >> everybody's needs are different. can you match them with an over the counter product? >> we can do it better. i say that with full confidence. >> they hope for those with hearing loss high-tech ear buds will not just bring sound but also acceptance. >> she may be amply identifyiif world and i may be listening to music but we're both just hearing the world differently. >> they're on to something. they could become an accessory and i'll torn between making them invisible and making them really cool and colorful. >> so many people just refuse to go there. >> yeah. >> that's called vanity. >> i want to hear. so whatever they can do to help that i'm for it. >> the new ceo of uber is promising change after a series of scandal.
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ahead nick thompson will join us to explain how dara can reform the culture and prepare the company for an ipo. and some new jersey nurses answer a call for help from houston. why one of them says it's to help other moms. that's always a good thing. you're watching cbs this morning. we'll be right back. "cbs this morning." we thank you for that. we'll be right back. >> announcer: cbs morning rounds sponsored by dr. scholes. stylish step insoles. only dr. scholl's stylish step has insoles that are clinically proven to provide all-day comfort. dr. scholl's. born to move. i wish you were here. i miss home. ♪ ♪
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uber's new ceo calls himself a fighter and says his company needs to change. former expediachieve executive took over this week. he replaced travis kalanick. the new ceo faces many changes, including a divided board. nicholas thompson is editor and chief in wired and he joins us. >> good morning. >> what do we know about the new ceo? >> he left iran as a child. the most important part is he has run expedia. he's had good gender dynamics, he has led acquisitions and does not appear to be a crazy press hound. >> you talking about travis? >> i'm talking about everyone who was up for the position.
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>> nobody knows this guy. >> everybody is making sure the right tweets go out. and suddenly meg whitman starts getting the job and we start hearing more from the press. and then forget it. part of the reason he got it is because he wasn't publicly seeking it. >> more than 20 people fired, sexual harassment allegations. what's he going to have to deal with? >> he has a broken culture. there's a joke that uber is the first self-driving company because none of the senior positions are filled except for the ceo. he has to dramatically improve gender dynamics. he has to deal with a very complicated pay structure, where right now, all of the bonus money goes to the top performing employees. he has to deal with people leaving and nobody wanting to work there. >> go ahead. >> on the other hand, he's got billions and billions of dollars. he's got a lot of challenges. he's got the most valuable private company in the history of america.
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he's got leverage. >> what about the dynamic between his and the former ceo who has stepped down but doesn't seem like he's stepped aside. >> it's going to be tricky. it's important to have travis on your side. he has allies on the board. >> he loves that company. >> and he built the company. i mean, he created it. it's very core to travis. but it's the case that there's rumors that travis wants his old job back. maybe in a year if things aren't going so well there will be a struggle. i think part of the reason the new ceo got the job is because he's managed difficult personalities at the board level before. that happened at expedia. there's been a lot of tensions. >> he's tough. >> worked very well with you and that's very good. that experience, i think will be helpful in uber where there are endless board battles. where the largest investor is suing the founder and they're
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both on the board. that's going to be interesting to navigate. he's got internal culture, the board and he's got the fact that uber is losing tons and tons of money and has been losing market share. >> it's a big opportunity for lyft. john zimmer is on fire over there. >> lyft has been licking its chops. part of the reason why i think this is a big story, lyft has powerful investors too. lyft is gaining, they're not anywhere close. uber has 75% market share. but very interesting. >> more states, aren't they? >> i think 40 states versus 13 but it's massive the number of people that use uber, uber is still well ahead of them. >> a lot to watch out for. to be continued, for sure. >> such a great story. >> we'd love to have you back to discuss. the former mayor of houston experienced the impact of houston harvey first-hand. he waded through several feet of floodwater just to leave his home. the lessons he learned from the
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hurricanes that affected houston during his team. your local news is next, we'll be right back. the u-s is forcing russia to shut down its consulate in san francisco amid escalating diplomatic tensions. it has until tomorrow to close. good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the uggs is forcing u.s. is forcing russia to shut down its consulate in san francisco. it has until tomorrow to close. >> state officials are asking everyone to cut back on electric use in the heat wave. cal-iso predicts record- breaking demand on the power grid today. the "flex alert" is from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ♪ ♪ wow! nice outfit. when i grow up, i'm going to mars. we're working on that.
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good morning. 8:27. we continue to tore this traffic alert along interstate 80 monitoring this alert at san pablo dam road overcrossing. we have a big rig that hit the overpass. that has been since 5 a.m. so we have been tracking this for a couple of hours. chp now giving us a time of 10 a.m. before the two lawns re-open. traffic getting by in the two left lanes. expect delays, traffic backed up highway 4. an hour from 4 to the macarthur maze. richmond parkway, san pablo avenue and san pablo dam road are alternates but also congested. over to -- a live look at the scene. you can see clean-up crews are working on the area.
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we're tracking another crash in the more bay. southbound 101 at petaluma in the north bay. slowdowns down to 14 miles per hour in the southbound direction. neda. taking a look now at what's going on across our area with that haze. we're dealing with heat and hazy conditions out there. air quality is going to be unhealthy and very unhealthy according to "spare the air" the alert that's out right now. 72 in concord. 85 already in oakland. here's a look at the locations that are very unhealthy including east bay, santa clara valley, all because of the smoke coming in from northern california fires. and we are going to shatter records today. 94 degrees expected to be the high here in san francisco. haven't seen as much as that hot on this day in over 60 years. we are setting records in concord, livermore, napa with triple digits in store. here's a look at when that cooldown will finally reach us. not until monday, tuesday.
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♪ ♪ ♪ come on, baby. >> whew! >> come on, baby. two monster trucks came to the rescue of a national guard truck that got stuck helping flood victims in one monster truck dragged the guards man up an embankment while the other one finished the job. they're a favorite in texas and have come to their own during the flood. >> big guys get stuck and have to help each other out. >> everybody is all in. >> all hands on deck. charlie and nora are both off today. you have been here all week. so far, so good. >> great to be with you. >> winding down the last half hour. >> you bet.
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time to show you some of the morning's headlines. the san diego morning tribune reports four contractors selected to build prototypes for r the border wall with mexico. four will build prototypes of their proposed concrete waters. they could be completed by tend of october. >> the washington post reports that treasury secretary won't commit to putting harriet tubman on the $20 bill. he proposed replacing andrew jackson's image with the abolitionist picture on the 20 after a grass roots campaign. yesterday the treasury secretary said they will be looking at the issue but he's not toe cufocuset right now. >> usa today looks at a story on why yawns are contagious. researchers say it's a primitive reflex in our branins. it's not just a -- take a look
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at that. the researchers say chimps and dogs also find yawns contagious. i'm not going to do it. i'm not going to do it. >> just looking at the lion i was like -- >> the same applies to a smile i think. smile and the world will smile with you. >> very much so. >> i'm smiling. >> thank you. >> i grew group of nurses is answering the call from volunteers. they flew to texas yesterday and they'll be there for at least a week. it was hard to say good-bye to her two young sons but she feels compelled to go to help. >> there has to be a mother that's down there that's missing out on being with her children so the fact that i can go down there and relieve another mom who is also a nurse or a medical professional to go and be with her kids makes me feel better about leaving my boys behind because i know they'll be safe
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and sound with theired dad. >> we'll check back with this group and hear their stories from houston. by no means are they the only ones. there's so many people from all around the country and all walks of life and disciplines pitching in. >> got to do something. houston's mayor is highlighting the resolve of the community. >> that's who we are. first responders. give them an a plus. and give them an a plus and quite frankly they have to save a lot of lives themselves. >> he has no doubt the city will bounce back like never before. nobody could have prepared for something of this magnitude. >> the 4th largest city in
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america it would be difficult. >> also looking to another leader former mayor bill white. he spoke with jamie about tlegss he learned from the hurricanes that impacted houston from 2004 to 2010. he welcomed evacuees and made critical decisions during hurricane rita and ike. he had to wade through waste deep water to leave. jamie is in the center of houston. good morning. >> hurricane katrina was devastating because it impacted low income communities but here in houston harvey impacted everyone across the economic spectrum. in fact this bridge i'm standing on was once underwater and the water that runs below it right now flowed through bill white's house. he actually says he's thankful because so many people in his community are coming forward to help. >> when you watched it play out
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were you like oh my gosh i thought this was the worst case scenario. bill white battled several hurricanes during his tenure. he built his house 18 years ago along the buffalo bayou and took extra precautions knowing a major hurricane could flood his backyard but he never imagined it would flood his home. >> put it on stilts so if we had a 1 in 500 year flood it would go underneath and not into the house. >> it not only came up to the deck but inside the first floor of his home. >> you heard gurgling noises and rumbling noises underneath the floorboard and then i looked down and saw water coming up from every electrical circuit, every small crack. >> neighbors snapped this photo when he finally decided to leave his house by wading through waste deep water. now he has contractors ripping up walls and trying to remove
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insulation before mold sets in. he invited katrina victims to relocate from new orleans to houston. >> you said come on into the city. >> the policy of the city was pretty simple. first do unto others as you'd have them do unto us. we're best when we help each other out as members of the same team. >> when hurricane rita headed for texas weeks after katrina hit mayor white set an evacuation plan in motion but people panicked causing gridlock. more than 100 people died on the road from accidents and heat stroke. the current houston mayor pointed to that incident as one of the reasons he did not evacuate for harvey. >> is there times the city may be too big for this type of natural disaster? >> it is so big that it makes evacuation decisions difficult.
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>> do you think we learned from each natural disaster or are they all the same? >> i hope we learned. the fact of the matter is we tend to learn and then we tend to forget. we do know this what we are in control of is how we respond for our resilience and attitude and the example we set for others. >> once the water fully recedes he expects much of houston to be able to be rebuilt. he did invite us back one year from now and he hopes we see a strong and resilient community. >> okay. thank you. charities are getting an overwhelming response to harvey. big names from the nfl like dez bryant and jerry jones are stepping up. ahead how to make sure that your contribution finds the right target but first, a check of your loc
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♪ how many million dollar contributions have you had tonight? >> i haven't had not one of those. >> well you got one now, buddy. >> oh, yes, sir. we got a million over here. we got a million. we got a million from mr. jones. >> texas native and nfl wide receiver dez bryant helped raise more than $2 million for harvey victims last night at at&t
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stadium in dallas. the man on the other end of the phone line of course was dallas cowboys owner jerry jones. jones pledged $1 million. the cowboys held a telethon after their game against the houston texans was cancelled. >> families have lost their homes so i really just hope, you know, they can see that we're here for them and we want them to be back on their feet as soon as possible. >> bryant himself donated $50,000 to relief efforts. >> mr. bryant and mr. jones. those are just some of the donations pouring in to the flood victims. the white house says that president trump is pledging $1 million of his personal funds to the recovery effort. celebrities and businesses are also stepping up. houstons texans star j.j. watt raised more than $13 million for the city through crowd funding. he only wanted to raise 200,000 at the beginning. walmart will donate up to $20 million including up to 10 million for red cross shelters.
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>> but many americans have many questions about which organizations will provide the most help. there's also concerns about charity scams. fortunes digital editor is here and andrew good morning. >> good morning. >> everybody wants to help. all kinds of charities are popping up online. you're getting e-mails. how do you know who's who, what is what and who is legit. >> what do you do, right? the options are overwhelming. you can go national or you can go local. so national you have great organizations working in houston. you have haeart to heart, unite way. i like team rubicon that send in military veterans and there's local organizations. everybody knows the red cross i want to highlight some of the once people don't know as well. the local ones. but the really, really important and they're really plugged in on the ground. so you have the city's relief fund that the mayor set up.
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i like the texas diaper bank. they make sure that diapers go to displaced children and feeding texas of course people need food. >> what's great about the local ones is they'll be there months and years after this tragic event is over because they are there and that's part of their job. the national ones come in and then they have other priorities. >> that's the tough thing about the red cross and other organizations, look they cover all of these kinds of disasters and if you give to them yeah it's going to be used for one of those purposes but it might not actually go to houston so if you want to get your money there. >> do you prefer local over national in general? >> i like that they're focused. these are smaller organizations. they don't have huge marketing budgets they can't afford to be calling out and working on the ground at the same time so they need the help. >> you also said to do research because there's administrative costs these folks have to spend on and we want to keep those numbers down. >> that's right. >> how do you research this? how do you find out? >> as silly as it sounds it's just like buying a vacuum
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cleaner. you have to do your homework so you have to take a look at the reviews and figure out if the organizations that you're looking for you can vouch for them. so the better business bureau, great reviews there. a company called charity watch that makes sure to review those organizations all great choices. >> people always want to send stuff. you don't seem to be a fan of sending stuff. there's piles of things and i often wonder how are they going to sort through that and distribute it. you don't like sending stuff, why? >> first responders say it's nice that america juans to send us their stuff but one we can't deal with it and we cabn't get t where we need it most. sending money is the best. not cash but just funds and then they can use them as they want and there's also been a more interesting thing recently with wish lists, you know amazon wish lists for your own gifts some organizations partnered to say here's what we need like a wedding registry. i like that. >> stay off the cash. obvious as to why. >> don't stuff money in
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envelopes. probably not a great way. also not good for your taxes. >> okay. very glad to have you at the table. >> coming up next a look at all that mattered this week. we know what that is. you're watching cbs this morning. we'll be right back. "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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♪ ♪ it's september first, it's been a long week, aren't we glad it's over and friday. >> it's my mom's birthday. >> happy birthday to your mom. that will do it for us. we're very happy to be here. be sure to tune in to the cbs evening news tonight. we leave you with a look back at what mattered this week. >> it's like a tsunami almost. >> all the furniture is just floating. mattresses, all. >> there's a man hanging on to a
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pole. >> everything's gone. >> it's all just materialistic stuff. >> god is going to see us through this. i mean, he has to. >> it is raining pretty hard here this morning. and the army corp of engineers said it had to let the water out of those reservoirs to save downtown. >> there's nothing but rain in the forecast for days. local officials are very blunt about it. >> it's so big, it's a cat 4. >> the houston police department is putting out another call. >> i ask for volunteers to come forward with boats. >> it is unbelievable how many cars are stranded along i-10. >> every highway is closed. >> you may think i'm standing in the river but this is the main highway. >> this is one of five rooms filled with cots like this. >> how many adults and how many kids are supposed to sleep in here?
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>> five adults, three kids. >> that's pretty tight. >> welcome to my new home. >> is she in contractions right now? >> we've had everything from senior citizens to kids trapped in attics. >> it's overwhelming? >> it can be at times, yes, ma'am. >> there was a lot of chaos and destruction in texas this weekend but it was heart warming to see there was also a lot of this. >> going to go save some more lives, help some more people until this blow over. >> people need help, i'm here to help. >> i'm trying to save some lives. yes, sir. >> it's horrible, isn't it? >> yes, sir. >> those are the kinds of people you should erect statues of, those people right there. ♪ ♪ >> i got you! >> i can't imagine three better words than i got you in a moment like that from a stranger. this is what everybody keeps saying what's happening in texas, the texas spirit. even people that need help are risking their own lives to help others that need help.
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>> houston's a great city. we're going to come out of this stronger than ever. >> the sun is coming up this morning in houston. >> a story that will make you smile. >> i'm worried about the people and worried about the community. >> it's good to be here away from the floods. >> we thank mr. mack for opening up his doors to us. >> we've got to give them hope. this is what my parents would have done. >> sir, are you okay? >> i am terrified for him. >> a reporter with our houston cbs affiliate khou may have saved a truck driver's life. >> there's a truck driver struck in ten feet of water. here he comes. >> i appreciate you. >> can i hug you? i'm so happy you're okay. >> we will be with you today, we will be with you tomorrow. >> it happened in texas and texas can handle anything. >> the city that i know, which i was born and raised, a city that i know, this city will bounce
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back like never before. ♪
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officials are asking everyone to cut back on their electricity use. "cal-iso" predicts record- the power good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. there is a heat wave today and state officials are asking everyone to cut back on electricity. cal-iso predicts record- breaking demand on the power grid today. it issued a statewide "flex alert" running from 1:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. later today, lawmakers will decide if there should be more rebates for people who drive electric cars. the $3 billion plan would extend the current rebate of $2,500 per electric car. this weekend the warriors championship trophy is back on tour. fans can take photos with the hardware at the warriors team store in oakland this morning. tomorrow, it will be at the westfield mall in san francisco. stay with us; weather and traffic in just a moment.
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good morning, time now 8:57. we continue to track delays for drivers headed along the eastshore freeway all due to this accident where a big rig struck the san pablo dam road overpass and has left two lanes closed on interstate 80. chp tells us that those two lanes could re-open possibly by 10 a.m. of course that's a sliding scale. in the meantime, we are tracking a travel time of 53 minutes for folks making their way from highway 4 to the
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macarthur maze. do give yourself some extra time. a new crash on 580 westbound direction approaching highway 13, big backup forming on 580. no delays over at the bay bridge toll plaza. let's check in with neda now. all right. we are watching our sutro camera and it is very hazy. a lot of smoke in the skies. not only are we dealing with hazy conditions, poor air quality but also it's going to be extremely hot as we have been warning you about all week long. here's our mount vaca cam showing that haze, as well. current conditions, concord 79. 89 already in oakland. livermore 78 degrees. san francisco 71. here's a look at our air quality. very unhealthy for the east bay and santa clara valleys. rare to see that in red but we are dealing with that today. also, look at this. record-breaking temperatures expected for san francisco, high 94. here's our seven-day forecast. excessive heat warning through monday.
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