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bull market somewhere. i promise to try and find it just for you right here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer, and i will see you tomorrow! i talked to my detective captain today and i asked him, do you have body bags? are you prepared for mass casualties? because if people do not leave and we get 140-mile-per-hour wind home places, we're going to have falities. >> we dealt with charles, frances, jean, wilma. this is like none of those. >> we can rebuild homes, we can rebuild business, i think of my own family, we can't rebuild a life. >> right now, hurricane matthew is lashing florida's east coast with dangerous winds and a potential superstorm sandy like storm surge. >> more than 2 million people evacuated. tens of thousands without power
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matthew moves closer to the coast. that storm now blamed for nearly 300 deaths in haiti. >> good morning, i'm ayman mohyeldin. >> i'm frances rivera. the eye of hurricane matthew is growing dangerously closer to florida's east coast. it's still the strongest storm to hit the eastern seaboard in over a decade. they're fearing damage of historical proportions. over 2 million people have been but thousands have chosen to risk their lives by hunkering down at home. william schneider gave this warning. >> people do not seem to get it. i'm not leaving. and i have already checked. i'm not saying this to be theatrical. you know me. i don't lean toward bravado, but i talked to my detective captain earlier today and asked him, do you have body bags? are you prepared for mass casualties.
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gusts, we're going to have fatalities. >> really drives home the impact. matthew's eyewall is brushing cape cunaveeral. nasa space center shut down ahead of the storm, and even walt disney world closed its doors for the fourth time in its 45-year history. a state of emergency is under effect under president obama and 3500 active guard members are 300,000 florida residents are without power, and some areas could get up to 15 inches of rain and deadly storm surges as high as 11 feet. all of this after leaving a trail of death and destruction across the caribbean. haiti with at least 250 people killed. u.s. officials hoping against a similar devastating loss. >> let's go straight over to bonnie schneider who has been tracking matthew throughout the night for us. what's the latest on the storm's
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storm, and that's what we're watching with matthew, a powerful storm. you mentioned getting close to daytona beach and melbourne. we're seeing of the strongest winds getting close. we're not anticipating an actual landfall, not by the computer models, but we want to let everyone know because 11.2 million people are currently under a hurricane warning. that's a really large number and it stretches along the coast to georgia and south carolina. right now, 120-mile-per-hour winds. not much of a change. the movement to t north-northwest at 14 miles per hour. we're watching for the storm, eventually, to curve up and around and possibly loop back, but that would be in a much weaker state. and not until the begin of next week. the immediate threat for storm surge is along the georgia coast, florth florida, and parts of southern south carolina. >> ron mott is in daytona beach where the impact of matthew is being felt. give us the latest there. >> well, good morning from a
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band after another of increasingly nasty weather, and the worst is jet to come. now, we did get a little good news with the 11:00 eastern time update last night, which is forecast to push the eye a little further east once it gets into the daytona beach area. that's good news. that usually will mean we won't see the strongest winds around the circulation of matthew. the winds still will be strong. we're airporting upwards of 90, maybe 100 miles per hour least. the bad news is the eye is going to be in daytona beach right around the next high tide. that's expected to occur around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon, and that is when the biggest threat from any sort of storm surge and flooding is to occur. now. it's always the storm surge and the water that typically is responsible for a lot of the deaths we see in these hurricanes. not so much the wind. so that's the hour where people
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the forecast at this hour is for upwards of 11 feet of a storm surge. that almost certainly will push water into some of the homes and businesses along atlantic avenue, which runs along north/south here, just a block off the beach, and inland about a mile or so in the intercoastal waterway. a lot of real estate, expensive real estate, so folks hunkered down there might anticipate getting water into their homes if they around their homes. we know sandbagging has been going on for a couple days. a lot of lines for sandbags. also, officials are telling folks. just because the eye passes doesn't mean the storm is over. this is a pretty large system, so we do anticipate that there will be hurricane force and certainly tropical storm force winds that will blow around this area for hours after the eye has passed. possibly into late into tonight and maybe even into saturday
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a lot of folks are not thinking about this, for good reason because it's a long way up, but the first part of next week, this storm could possibly reloop around the ocean, right off florida. reenergize and come back and hit some of these same communities that it's hitting today. that would be cruel at a time where the folks are trying to clean up and get the power back on. that's the latest here from daytona beach. going to be a long friday. back to you. >> long and tough holiday weekend for many th ron mott reporting from daytona beach. >> as hurricane matthew moves up florida's coast, jacksonville will be the last city affected ipflorida before hurricane matthew makes its way to coastal georgia. gabe gutierrez is live in jacksonville for us. is it the calm before the storm, are folks bracing themselves? >> hi, there. good morning. well, the storm did arrive about an hour or two ago. we have been getting these rain bands intermittently.
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we have seen torrential rain for a few minutes and then it stops and begins again. that's something obviously the other part of the coast has seen. jacksonville expected to get hit hard today. expecting 70 to 80-mile-per-hour winds by the afternoon. the good news is, of course, as you have been reporting, now that the storm is tracking just a bit further to the east, a few more miles to the east, not expecting as much wind damage here in the jacksonville area, but still a very, very dangerous storm because of that potentially surge. double-digit storm surge is expected here in the jacksonville area. jacksonville's mayor has ordered the evacuation of 450,000 people. here in this area, even though florida has seen many hurricanes before, this area has not been impacted by this type of storm since 1898. there's a lot of concern behind me, the st. john's river. we're expecting to see the storm surge kick up by the early
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jacksonville, thank you. >> i want to bring in bonnie schneider. the storm is tracking away, but the storm surge is a huge issue. >> it is a category 3 storm, and that storm surge, 4 to 6 feet from west palm to ft. pierce. once you head further north, we're looking at a much more dangerous situation for melbourne to savannah, the sorm surge could go up to 11 feet, particularly along coastal georgia, parts of coastal sou the carolina coast, even to the outer banks area, still looking at storm surge. lighter amounts, but this area right through here, myrtle beach, through charleston, looking at substantial rain. keep in mind, some of the rainfall amounts we're anticipating could be as high as 15 inches. that's over a foot of rain right in this area. it's going to be a really tough weekend ahead. let's take a look at the weather now around where you are.
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into the 80s along the west coast. looking good, but a little cooler into northern california. then for the south, we'll look for very warm conditions with high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, and some in the 90s in and around the desert. so we'll be watching for the storm surge and the heavy rain in coastal south carolina, georgia, and florida. >> thanks for that update. >> just ahead, we'll hear from mike seidel in ft. pierce, florida, and an u of etdette continues. i'm here in bristol, virginia. and now...i'm in bristol, tennessee. on this side of the road is virginia... and on this side it's tennessee. no matter which state in the country you live in, you could save hundreds on car insurance by switching to geico. look, i'm in virginia... i'm in tennessee... virginia... tennessee... and now i'm in virginessee.
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150,000 customers without power. it's going to be a long couple of days up the coast. keep you covered on the weather channel. >> mike, thank you very much. joining us on the phone is peter ross with florida power and light. thank you for being with us. we know in the past hour the number of people without power has jumped to at least 300,000? >> yeah, frances. we've got a little north of 300,000 customers without power right now and we're seeing that primarily in palm be that which we call the treasure coast. then we have it still affecting a lot of our customers. we have a million florida power and light customers who are in harm's way today and feeling the storm now, feeling it throughout the day. got a lot of work ahead of us today and a lot of people still feeling the brunt of this storm. >> talk a little about the number of crews you have out to accommodate this as you are
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dollar -- million people, i should say? >> you know, i'm not sure exactly, you know, what the feeling would be for that, but i do know we've got 15,000 men and women who are ready to jump into action here this morning and start reconnecting folks. we brought a lot of them in from out of state and positioned them so that they are ready to go as soon as it's safe for them to be in the field restoring power. our customers want quick action, so safety is our top prio want people to get reconnected quick. we have a small army of folks ready to go and once day breaks here and we're able to visually see the damage and work in the daylight, we're going to be on it. >> peter ross with florida power and light. we'll let you get back to work. thank you so much for taking the time to get us up to date. following hurricane matthew as it goes up the east coast. it's left more than 300,000 people without power as we were hearing from that official.
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decade. we are live in orlando. marianna, good to have you with us. looks like things are picking up where you are now. >> reporter: yeah, the wind just started to pick up and the rain as well. this is supposed to be vacation paradise, but instead you have 144,000 tourists in orlando with tourists and evacuees hund pass. all four parks are closed. we're beginning to see the storm as it goes through this community. >> thank you very much for that. appreciate that update. just ahead, what's next for hurricane matthew. we'll hear from the national hurricane center. stay with us. which you are you? be the you who doesn't cover
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hurricane matthew may have downgrade today a category 3. heavy rains and dangerous winds topping 120 miles per hour are already hitting the states of florida, downed trees and widespread power outages.
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carolina. let's go to ft. lauderdale and join blake mccoy. are they breathing a sigh of relief that they're not being as affected as other parts of florida? >> absolutely. this morning people in ft. lauderdale they're waking up and feeling like they dodged a bullet with this storm. that's because the hurricane ended up staying about 100 miles out away from shore which was further than expected which means that we did see bands bring rain and wind but nothing as significant as we were expected. all warnings have been lifted for south florida. we're expecting very minimal damage when people wake up. about 11,000 people are without power right now in broward county. the winds are light enough where crews are able to be right now restoring that power. so we expect them to be back up and running very soon. the good news is that with that storm passing now, businesses
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people are look being probably saying, this is nothing. i've been through 100 of them. this is not what we're talking about. the worst is yet to come. get out. just get out. we can't save you. power's going to go out. you're going to lose your cell phone, you're going to lose your internet and you won't get a call for help. when you realize you're in trouble, you'll say, you need you, we can't get there. >> that's the police chief of daytona beach warnies in the midst of this historic hurricane, they're warning residents not to put themselves and others at danger. >> good morning, sir. it's good to be with us. i know you have a lot going on right now. we appreciate your time. can you give us an update what conditions are like in fort pete and for your crews out there? >> we're starting it now so we
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we're getting in the cars to find out what's happening across the city. >> the warnings for residents to evacuate, they had time, what is the message now to people in your community? >> well, the message now is to be extremely cautious. do not venture out. be very alert, aware of power lines that are down. that's always t problem and stay off the roads. if they don't need to be out. emergency crews are getting out. determining what needs to be done. just be patient. we'll be out there as quickly as possible. >> can you give us a sense what the night was like for your crews? was there an influx of calls as a result of the storm? were you seeing a lot of responses from folks out in the community? >> well, we couldn't respond to anything because once the winds got over 45 miles an hour it
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to respond so we withdraw our officers into the police station. they bunkered down here and couldn't respond. we don't know all the information yet. >> talk a little bit about today what's going to happen as far as when the sun comes out and when you start having more crews out there, what is the anticipation for your members? >> well, we're in a coordinated agencies nearby and all of those responsible for the utilities. we will work closely with them to make sure that things stay safe and to try to get the town back to its normal order as soon as possible. >> edward cunningham, we thank you for your time. we'll be right back. ?? when is your flu shot more than a flu shot?
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hurricane matthew has its eye on florida. we are tracking the storm as it makes its way into the u-s. plus.. the cardinals.. come-back with a win against the 49ers. 12 sports insider jay taylor is here with his take. and after a nothing better than some fried food! we are live at the arizona state fair on this fun friday. ???adlib welcome welcome???adlib ???adlib ???adlib this morning.. we are tracking hurricane matthew as it makes it's way up the coast of florida..up the coast of florida.. millions of


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