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look of what you need to know with your safety in the bay area. >> the death toll continues to rise. thousands missing, and it is expected to reach over 10,000. 5800 in shelters, the reliable food. snowfall continuing to hamper search efforts. -very little food. emergency workers are using firetrucks, military helicopter to try to cool down the over heating fuel rods. because of the high radiation, the cannot get close enough to make an impact. they cannot get close enough. the first flight of u.s. citizens left japan. in the u.s. citizens
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that have chosen to stay are requested to leave the area within 50 mi. are around that. >> we have driven this out, 1, 2, 3, 4, all four reactors. we will show you where these possible toxic levels are going. the first thing to keep in mind is that to keep this to the bay area. this has to be very high up. this gold aero will give you an idea. this is representing 1 mi. tall minimum. of those particles would need to be before they could make it and even make it perhaps three times that to make a meaningful impact. as we look through the 20 mi. no plighfly zone. and it is even recommended of a 50 mi. zone recommended by americans. this wind pattern
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has bencarrying this to the jets stream and it went through the alaskan islands. as we remind you that on thursday, there is a big storm in the pacific which is greek force us. that moisture is causing real active to going through the pacific. by tomorrow, that radioactivity--when it makes landfall there should be really nothing left. it is-great news delaccording to air regulators, there is no danger for the bay area. faz >>catherine: everybody is
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insisting that we're in no danger. rhodesiradiation when te dentist x-rays your mouth, you get one 100th of a unit. mammogram, four times as much. all in all, americans are exposed to six units per year, with cosmic rays, and radon in the atmosphere. the minimum oroszko i 10 per 1 million the minimum exposure could be 100. spleen damage, lymph nodes, and bone damage are the side effects. 3000 units you may not recover. above that, the dose is usually fatal.
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christine connolly, kron 4 news. >>catherine: the big reason that scientists are not worried is that it diminishes quickly.. this is just a small percentage. any radiation making it across the pacific will only be detected by the most sensitive instruments. >>pam: despite the restaurants, fear is high. people are searching- despite all of the reassurance the thompson spoke with dr. stuart? >> correct. one thing that we have been saying is that masks are not like going to be doing anything. the radiation levels are nothing to worry about. also, to
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stay inside. and i asked him if that is advisable? in the bay area? taking reaching california. a risk? take it right before, and will be ample>> should people be staying inside? >> at this point, no. we are not in japan, we are in the united states that plume is very predictable. it is doing what it is expected. and very low levels. if there are levels to be concerned about? the shelter would be in place. we would do that if there are chemicals in the air atmosphere. >>pam: with potassium iodide tablets should they have on hand? >> no. if you cannot have them? cannot go get them. and their potency only lasts for two-four hours. taking them ahead of time will not
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do anything for you. poison control are getting those calls. people are having allergic reactions they could be doing more damage. >> thank you, kate. and if you would like to read more about this or any other segments, go to what's on the web section at >> kimberlee: these pictures are showing the devastation. and this makeshift fire cooking food. behind their home is just reduced to debris. other pictures i found with the survey of areas where her home used to stand. this is the fate for one half of the population, a thousand people remain on known. and people have just gone through scouring for survivors, the fate of 8000 people of these people to not known. adding difficulty to the search and rescue. you have seen it this
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snowfall blanketing the debris. this shot is amazing. this is a real view. the water this white is a boat on top of a multi- story building. they actually survived. the elderly population were facing small food amounts, and cold temperatures. com 5:45, the heart wrenching story of loss survival for those that remain. (music) >> jacqueline: live look outside on the stormtracker 4 radar. with the increasing clouds south of the golden gate is clear for now. however, increasing overnight. this storm offshore continues to press towards the east coa coast--ande
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dynamics are all in place for heavy rain, gusting winds and even thunderstorms with even lightning and h- hail >>pam: budget battles, the special june election what they have decided today. 520, storm pres preparation 5:25, car pool lane. drivers busted. stanley roberts finds people behaving badly. (music)
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ariel >> the $2,016 budget deficit. the government proposal is causing for a combination of the $26 billion budget deficit. 12 and in dollars and tawith the the extension. there are
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18 others that make up the budget plan. yesterday, one was passed for another 7 billion savings. is still not clear when the controversial tax extensions will make it to the floor. when it does it will need a two-thirds vote of the legislature to get it on the legislators' vote on in june. it is not clear if the republicans will joined democrats to make it happen. the twitter will stay in san francisco, with payroll tax breaks twitter is operating in fulsome/fourth street. and night/market location jeff bush what that could mean point-ninth. >> twitter is going to move into this massive building a home is one tenant. the walgreen's is a pain but the
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rest is not used. in fact, the walgreen's is the only one in this building. 30 percent vacanc r and the coast of what were to want to eat, drink, shop. this could be impacted for retailers, bores. these meaning jobs, construction jobs, and even bars. beazer already set up, row after row of storefront. these are already set up. with development hopefully taking aim and revitalizing the market district. >> home sales, the medium a price at the ninth county region to about two tenths of 1% in february. $337 k
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that number is down from january of $338 median home price. >>jacqueline: bring your umbrella. you are going to need that. more shower activity. more storms pushing through. because of heavy rainfall, coming up.
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>>pam: working crews trimming trees in p preparing for the storm. what can we expect? the may >> jacqueline: rainfall is going be pushing through. central bay at noon, south bay = 3:00 p.m. we will have the possibility of seeing scattered thunderstorms. it could be bad. we're talking about another round of isolated heavy rainfall and
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even lightning and hail 9:00 a.m., the meaning othe main banf the north bay toward the wide spread moderate/heavy through 11:00 a.m.. from the north bay sliding towards a san francisco. continuing the south towards progression by 1:00 p.m., have begun north from san oroszko, santa row coast, and parts of the east bay. with 3:00 p.m., from san francisco--and the south coast. south of the golden gate difficult. torturer afternoon commute. it could get a little bit towards your afternoon commune with the icommute with rainfall totals pretty impressive for just a short time frame. within 12 hours, up to 1.5 in. in the north bay. and in through the santa cruz
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mountains, 1 in. pretty impressive for just a small amount of time frame. your kron 4 7 day around the bay this is probably the weekend to stay indoors. saturday could be the only day we were not one to be impacted by the rain. the computer model is showing light showers on a saturday. almost not any showers. heavy rainfall on sunday, with lingering into monday. the chance of rainfall next week with an act of weather forecast. two different strong storm systems pushing through. >>catherine: world news, anti-world is rising and pakistan. the protest outside of the consulate. triggered by the release of the american. condemning an attack that killed three dozen people. the u.s. claims of the reluctance, pakistan authorities say that it was just a peaceful
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meeting of tribal elders. >> khadafy is making a final push against rebels. the u.n. security council has secured a no-fly zone. that means possible military action. civilians from.. u.s. is preparing u.s., britain, and all market of the is rejected any projects. omar khaddafi is rejecting any >> del toro was accused of strangling a woman would not have sex with them. >> appeal lab technician pleaded guilty to they graduate student in 2009. he will be sentenced to 44 years, a yale student. he strangled and a woman, and
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broke her collarbone. that day before she was supposed to. , her body was found inside of a wall. pam? >>pam: the dow jones increased 1.4%. it closed at over 11,000. also a rebound was the stock market and japan. earlier, it sauce the drops with volatility. -it saw some drops. and earlier, we spoke with some investment analysts. >> when natural disasters occur it is not unusual for the stock market to react. in japan, this nikkei is shown impact. that is not been that investors and this country should start getting rid of their international holdings. >> to not let the news of
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japan tried york investment decision making. you are following a good strategy. and stay the course to not let the news of japan sway your investment decision making. >> a typical investment has 60% in stock for a portfolio. " portions of that 60 percent it should be 20% in international stock. typically, 20 percent is and japan. that turns out to be only about 2.4% of your entire portfolio. investment experts say that is no reason to panic. >> even if the japanese market were to decline by 50 percent. the impact in terms of their return reduction. his might only be one-1.5%. it might only 1%. >>reporter: as with all
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countries have experienced disasters japan will rebound. dan kerman, kron 4 news. >>pam: golden gate bridge is falling pretty well. the san mateo bridge is owned the right. flowing-pretty well. the san mateo bridge is on the right. is on the right. it affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney.
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>> your kidding cited for thiyou were getting cited for this also. >> and as a citizen i have not even violated a parking ticket. 10 years of driving! >>stanley: this was on its way to the airport with only one passenger. >> to understand why it that you are getting getting pulled over? >> no. >> because this is a carpooling. >>stanley: he was going to make a illegal u-turn which is also a big ticket. the driver was hesitant on the signing the ticket. >> if you do not sign? i want to call my supervisor. >>stanley: new information about corbeil violation. think about this before you get into that car pool--even
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though no points your insurance company could still raise your rates. in san francisco, kron 4 news. it is not considered a moving violation. >>pam: if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, you can email us at m more news after this quick break.
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