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much of the power is restored. it triggered a tsunami warning but no major surge has happened. there are dozens of aftershocks following the initial earthquake. the tremor was felt as far as 650 miles away in mexico city. [ speaking spanish ] >> i had never lived through anything like that. i had experienced tremors before. >> when we were going down it shook stronger. that was terrible. >> in guatemala, so far no deaths have been reported. but there were several injuries and dozens of homes damaged. this quake is the most powerful since another magnitude 8.1 struck back in 1932 killing 400 people. officials at the mexican consulate in san francisco are keeping an eye on the disaster area. people were having trouble getting in touch with loved ones in mexico. they are encouraged to reach out to the consulate for help getting information about their
families. they can check in online or directly with the consulate. >> you can go directly to the web page in the internet from the civil protection system. and also you can get into the [ non-english language ] web page and, of course, the mexican consulate is here to help you. >> this devastating earthquake comes as mexican emergency officials are already preparing for hurricane katia. the cat-2 storm is expected to make landfall along the gulf coast of mexico tomorrow. people had a short time to get to safety in mexico. it has an earthquake warning system and this latest quake proves it works. so why doesn't california have one? ktvu's tom vacar joins us now with why we're behind places like mexico and japan in early warning detection systems. tom. >> reporter: it's a nationwide system in mexico. even a few seconds can help
people avoid panic, get out of harm's way, and function with some warning. earthquake alarms in mexico city sounded more than a minute before the shaking from a massive 8.2 magnitude quake that hit southern mexico 500 miles away. japan also has a nationwide earthquake warning system. no such truly widespread system is available yet in california. why? apparently, not enough dead people. jennifer strauss of the uc- berkeley seismology lab is also regional coordinator of the california shake alert committee. >> so they started early and in response to sort of major catastrophic earthquakes. mexico during the 1985 earthquake and then japan after kobe. >> reporter: in kobe, 6,000 killed, 40,000 injured and 300,000 displaced. in mexico, at least 10,000 to
as many as perhaps 45,000 killed, 30,000 injured, and more than 100,000 displaced. >> because we're not responding to this mass casualty event, um, it first started with just, can you do it? >> reporter: she likes to quote former state senator padilla who unsuccessfully introduced legislation to head off a major quake. >> he said that if a major earthquake happened tomorrow, then major funding for this would be found very quickly. >> reporter: however, dave kroeker, a sign test at the usgs's earthquake science center in menlo park says a quake warning system is being developed. >> we're well on our way to a shake alert early warning system. but there's a lot of work left to do. >> we have a very different geography here that makes these alert times much shorter. >> reporter: at the current pace, we're five years away from a truly instantaneous
alert system. but we need more than 550 more shake sensors along with communications to connect to radios, tvs, smartphones, land lines and computers and sirens. cost, just $38 million plus $15 million a year to operate and maintain this statewide system. half that time if the funding were available now. >> it seems that the money always comes out of the coffers after a disaster. and that's true in earthquakes, as well. >> reporter: so tom, let's talk more about this early warning system in mexico. how much time did they have and how does it work? >> well, watch this tape. this is a revealing. there is this news anchor onset. he is talking. in the background you can hear this little noise. that noise is the earthquake warning system. 500 miles away, the sensors detected the earthquake. the sensors are there.
>> let's see what this sounds like. [ buzzing noise and anchor speaking ] >> it's an earthquake in mexico. >> this siren is going on throughout the city? >> yes. >> throughout mexico. >> throughout much of mexico, yes. >> throughout much of mexico. so this is a long time obviously doing his regular newscast in spanish but having this incredibly long time to say, hey, there is something coming. >> this earthquake is 500 miles away. it takes time for that shock to travel 500 miles. this is instantaneous. now he starts feeling the motion. look what happens. >> he stays on the set? >> for now. the lights start waving just a little bit. now they are starting to pick up the shaking. at one point here, he will walk out of the studio to be safe and then they are going found the camera on the city of mexico city. so here it is. >> this is just incredible because it gives you a sense of just how long they had to, you know, take cover, run out of
the building, get under a desk. >> right. and sometimes getting out of the building may not be the best thing because you could come into a brick fall. but now here he is talking -- >> now it's really starting to shake. >> you know, i think maybe it's time for me to get out of dodge. and so what he is going to do is walk away. now, lights are going. take a look at what happens out there in the city. you will see what looks like lightning flashes. >> oh, my goodness. >> wow! >> those are transformers. now the shaking is taking place but not nearly as bad because it's 50 miles away from an 8 -- 500 miles away from an 8.2. you can imagine how much that help is. that's the situation. near california we have two big differences. we have a different kind of fault. we have these subduction faults which is what they have in mexico. subduction fault. two plates coming together and one proceeds under the other. that's a subduction.
the other is called a strike slip. the way that works is, it's like this. >> this is what we have here, a strike slip? >> we have both but we have more strike slips here. northern california, we have subductions. so the point is, it's a little more difficult proposition for us as californians to be able to handle all of those different things and that's why the technology takes time. but is that technology available? yes. is there any, um, technological impedance to this? no. what's lacking is the political will and the cash to put this thing into service, which could be in service as early as two years. >> how much is something like this to put into service? >> reporter: $38 million to put it all in service and about $15 million a year to monitor to and to maintain it so that it works all the time. >> tom, that's almost nothing. >> compared to -- >> when you look at what our buckets are, that's just a drop. >> isn't that interesting? and remember what i said in the package? probably haven't killed enough people. if you killed, um, hundreds of thousands of people in the united states, then something is going to happen.
and as an example, look at what happened in texas. look what's happening in florida. they have raised billions of dollars in congress like that! we're talking about $38 million. >> is there a reluctance to do this? or we'll get to it later? >> why spent money when you don't have to? the way the government works, unfortunately, is the squeaky wheel, in this case the earthquake fault also get the grease but if and only if there's a lot of damage, unless people say we want it, we want it now and we won't take no for an answer. >> tom, thank you. now to hurricane irma. the newest forecast is not good news for florida. hurricane irma is strengthening and taking aim at the state. a half million people have been ordered to evacuate. so the interstates as you see here heading north are jam- packed with people who are trying to get away from the
storm. gas, bottled water and plywood all in short supply as hurricane irma gets closer to landfall in the united states. where is irma? chief meterologist bill martin is tracking the storm in the weather center. >> it's off cuba heading our way. it will be here late in the weekend in the east coast and it is strengthening. it's moving into much higher temperature water. the water it's moving into, 88, 89, 90-degree water that fuels the hurricane. there's the current imagery. winds are 155. that's down. it was 185 earlier. it's a cat-4. when it hits the warmer water, models say it will go back to cat-5 as it guess ready to make landfall. there's a big hurricane. there are a lot of hurricanes two others out in the area but this is the one we have our eyes on. this is a day and a half away from florida. but here's what is most striking about this system. look at the warnings for florida from tampa south into the everglades, miami all the
way north. and those could move up. this thing as it moves onshore looks as though the path is going to be -- and this is almost a worst-case scenario. it's very close to worst-case scenario because you're going to bring the eye wall right here turns into a category 5 just offshore. but you're going to bring the eye wall onshore. you're also going to put miami in the right front quadrant of this storm. here's the storm. here's the right front, right? so right here. that's where the strongest dynamics are. so as we watch this system begin to get ready to move onshore, you can time it out. hopefully, as it moves past cuba, it gets friction in cuba the force of the mountains this could weaken it a little bit. that's one of the hopes is this thing diverges and hits land and slows it down but then you see the model picks it up here as a cat-5 just offshore. so this is going to change again. it's been changing -- i have been watching these models all dame. they have been changing literally every couple hours. but most of the models, here
they are now, this is the spaghetti plot, they are all kind of agreeing on this. right now, they agreed on a little bit further about 70 miles east last night. so we are going to be tracking this for you. it's a big story and it's developing. >> can i ask you a quick question? what's that one line there all the way on the left? >> that's one of the models. >> it has it going into the gulf? >> that's a model saying our solution, all the models have different inputs but they are essentially the same. frank is referring to this model here. that could be a problem because this thing could linger for a little bit, strengthen again. that's just one of the models. it's an outlier. so when we look at these models -- >> that's where most of them are. >> but we'll watch it and tonight it will change. >> how long -- once it does make landfall, how long could it sit? it looks like it's going right up the gut of florida. >> it is. that's the worst-case scenario. a lot of folks have evacuated into orlando which is well to the north. this storm because it's moving over such low-lying land in
south florida, it could be a category 2 hurricane when it hits orlando. but it's not going to fall apart right away. south florida isn't going to break it up quick enough. northern florida will because of the topography. there's a lot of evacuees in orlando. that's where people went. there's definitely a lot more to talk about with this. >> bill, thank you. >> as hurricane irma barrels toward florida the death toll in the caribbean is growing. 22 people are now confirmed dead from the storm. in florida, governor rick scott is warning people who live in south florida to get out while they still can. ktvu's alyana gomez is following the latest developments for us from our newsroom. alyana. >> reporter: that's right, julie. governor scott is telling residents in south florida they now have just hours left to safely evacuate. 5 1/2 million people have been asked to evacuate already and irma is expected to make landfall there late tomorrow. now, there are mandatory evacuations in effect for parts of southeast florida and the freeways are clogged with
traffic as people make their way out of town. for those insisting on staying behind, governor scott is warning that irma will be more powerful than hurricane andrew which was the most destructive storm to hit florida ever in 1992. irma is downgraded to a higher end of cat-4 and are expecting the winds to pick up and to be back to cat-5 when it makes landfall with winds over 150 miles per hour. it's also expected to bring with it a 12-foot storm surge. the majority of florida will have major hurricane impacts with deadly storm surge and life-threatening winds. we expect this along the entire east coast and the entire west coast. >> reporter: national guard troops are already being positioned to provide help and plans have already been announced for nighttime curfews in some communities. in miami, there are long lines at emergency shelters and many of them are filling up.
the "associated press" is reporting that authorities in florida are forcing homeless people into shelters against their will. the ap reports police are working with social workers and psychiatrists to get them off the streets where they could die if they stay outside in the storm. the hurricane is now making its way past the bahamas and cuba and we're seeing video from cuba. the large storm surge there. the footage from the turks & caicos islands shows widespread destruction. take a look at that there. with the death toll in the caribbean now at 22. this afternoon, the national weather service in key west tweeted this. quote, this is as real as it gets. nowhere in the florida keys will be safe. you still have time to evacuate. and it appears from aerial footage that many people are take that advice and getting out of the florida keys and making their way to the mainland. now, all of this is happening as islands in the caribbean are bracing for yet another storm, hurricane jose, expected to
make landfall there tomorrow packing 150-mile-per-hour winds. >> is it still too late for people who are hoping to get out of town at the miami airport? >> reporter: it's last flight is 9:30 eastern time tonight but that doesn't mean there's any space. some of my family had some really big challenges trying to book a flight. some of them are trying to come here to san francisco and said they just couldn't find any more flights and some of them really weren't, um, affordable, either. so they have gone to shelters there. so the flight situation is pretty challenging. there are no flights scheduled for this weekend. >> all right. alyana gomez in the newsroom tonight, thank you. and coming up at 5:30, we'll take you live to miami which is a virtual ghost town right now as florida braces for irma. >> a frightening phone call for a silicon valley ceo. the caller claimed to be holding his sister for ransom and said he had proof. >> new information on a very scary scam. >> and the university of california system takes on president trump and his
let's bring our chief meterologist bill martin back. you to, again we have so much going on here with the hurricanes. we have local weather too. >> we do. a week ago it was 106 in san francisco. what a difference a week makes. temperatures mild. temperatures tomorrow warmer. towards the weekend warmer still. as you look at the satellite loop there's fog all along the coast right here and, i don't know, not a bad day. we had more sunshine today than yesterday, less humidity and the smoke is gone. as you look at the fog along the coast, there it is, and there it stays. i think it will be patchy fog next couple of days. there's no reason for it not to be there. but the weekend looks like it's
going to be nice. a little warmer. you can see up in the hills these lightning strikes continuing up around lake tahoe up around truckee up around kirkwood, south lake tahoe, around yosemite, as well. so if you are going to the mountains this weekend, some more thundershowers possible. these are the highs which are running warmer than they were last night at this time by a few degrees. so remember yesterday? yesterday was cool. i mean, we had highs -- it was cool. but it was cooler. highs were in the 70s and 60s for most of our spots. so right now it's 84 in fairfield. great shot. it's looking straight out to the west now. there's the fog bank. we'll warm up this weekend. fog stays at the coast. doesn't get well inland. so temperatures warm on your bay area saturday. they warm a little bit on sun,
too. it will be the warmest day. there's your saturday forecast. lunchtime 80 in fremont. 92 for daytime high towards the livermore valley and the warmer spots. sunday, we'll see maybe some mid- to upper 90s. so if we break it down a little, there's the fog footprint for the morning. the warmer at the coast. it's the beauty of stinson beach because the northwest wind shears off the fog and pushes it away. inside point reyes, you get a lot of clearing. that's why places like half moon bay get so much fog because the wind blows it right in. so there's the forecast for your saturday. sunday is going to be warmer still. got a 9er game on sunday. a bears -- cal playing on saturday. i don't know if stanford is home or not. i'll look into that. but a lot going on.
weather looks good. sunday is hotter. we'll talk about that next. demonstrators protesting the urban shield program today. the 48-hour s.w.a.t. training program is just starting this weekend. the people taking part in urban shield say the training is critical and that every scenario is based on a real- life event. opponents say it leads to a more militarized police force. this program comes after president trump announced he will be rolling back on restrictions that kept the military from transferring equipment to local police departments. the university of california system has filed a lawsuit against the trump administration in response to the trump administration's ending of the daca immigration program. today uc president janet napolitano and the uc system filed a lawsuit in federal court. it accuses the trump administration of violating the constitutional rights of daca recipients by abruptly ending the program known as "deferred action for childhood arrivals." there are about 4,000 undocumented students at uc campuses statewide many of whom are daca recipients. janet
napolitano said purposes action is an executive fiat that hurts hard working students. >> they really represent the spirit of the american dream. and by its actions, the administration has dashed those dreams. we hope by this lawsuit to restore those dreams and to restore daca to its rightful place. >> uc also has teachers, researchers and healthcare provides who are daca recipients. janet napolitano by the way created daca when she was secretary of homeland security in 2012. coming up a member of a popular country western group was killed today in a helicopter crash. >> also, an elaborate kidnapping scheme. how pictures and a phone call led to dozens of victims giving up a lot of money. >> and later, new at 6:00, a warning tonight from veterinarians after a dog dies in the east bay from eating a popular sugar substitute.
the duo was set to perform there tonight. it is unclear if his partner, eddie montgomery, or anyone else was on board. troy gentry was 50. ♪[ music ] it is a scam so convincing it fooled dozens of people who gave up thousands of dollars. it keeps happening here. the victims range from someone at an auto body shop to a ceo in silicon valley. ktvu's ann rubin is in our san jose studio with details on this frightening scam. >> reporter: it's a very elaborate phone scam where the callers claim to have your loved ones and be holding them for ransom. sometimes they even provide photos just to convince you the danger is real. it was a terrifying call for a silicon valley ceo claiming his sister had caused a car crash. the alleged victims wanted money and said they were holding his sister until they got it. they provided photos of the sister and detailed information about her car. in his panic, the ceo didn't realize it was a scam.
>> initially if they pick up the phone, it's the panicked voice on the other end with a name or information about a loved one that very few would know and it appears real. >> reporter: mountain view police say the photos likely come from social media, the details from the "dark web." victims are told to stay on the phone while they take out the money. >> if you can't call your loved one necessarily, you can't call the police, they say if you hang up, they will do something to your loved one. >> reporter: mountain view has had three of these cases but nationwide there are dozens more. the fbi issued an alert on the subject. >> oh, yeah. it's all over the country. this is not particular to our area, although we have heard from several other agencies that this is a problem. >> reporter: vacaville police just had another victim this week and while that man an auto body worker didn't lose money, the ceo did. he wired the scammers $1,000 from the mountain view walmart. it wasn't until after that he found out the callers never had his sister at all. mountain view police say there are few leads in these cases
and the victims seem to be chosen at random. their best advice? >> first and foremost just don't pick up the phone. >> in these cases, police say the best thing you can do is to notify them as quickly as possible because they say they have a better chance of catching the scammers while they are still on the line. frank, julie? >> ann, are these blocked numbers that are coming in or does an actual phone number show up on your phone? >> reporter: so, it's actually different each time. in some cases it appears to be your own area code which might lead you to be more likely to answer. but in some cases, like in the vacaville instance, it was apparently an unknown caller. so both. >> it's really scary. all right, ann rubin, thank you. still to come, the calm before the storm. we'll take you to miami as irma bears down on florida. plus how the bay area continues to answer the call for help. >> also ahead, the family of a homicide victim doesn't just blame his killer. why they say a judge is also responsible.
path of irma and many are heeding the warnings and evacuating before this storm hits. >> let's go to miami right now. joel waldman is there. joel, some are saying that miami is like a ghost town. are most people evacuated? >> reporter: frank and julie, good evening to you. it's incredible to hear julie talking about how it's bigger than the state of texas. especially when that impending doom is coming our way. to answer your question, frank, it is a verdictable ghost town. there's pretty one no one around. it's a veritable ghost town. there are condos like the one you see behind me and in our immediate area, we have really seen virtually no one. yesterday, we were out on the beach. that is zone a. today we are near downtown miami, zone b. both are under mandatory evacuation orders but they won't forcibly remove you. they will just continue to warn you.
the national weather service putting out an ominous tweet a few hours back essentially telling everyone on the florida keys that this is their last chance to get out but that it will be devastating for anyone on the keys. the two major issues, one is wind. and that does not bode well for all these high-rises made predominantly of glass, at least glass windows. and the second thing with biscayne bay behind us is storm surge. forecasters upping their prediction originally it was about 10 feet, now 12 feet. now potentially upwards of 20 feet of storm surge. that's the highest figure i have heard. that would be catastrophic. >> and joel, what about you? what plans do you and your crew have? i know this is -- everyone is saying to get out. how do you guys plan to cover this when it arrives? >> reporter: julie, that's a great question and you're the only one who asked it. i have talked to most of the fox stations around the
country. i appreciate your asking that. we are safely staying at a hotel in brickell in the middle of those massive buildings. there's actually a shelter within the hotel. now, we take all the precautions necessary. we find little nooks and crannies so we'll try get to you some visuals of the storm at its height. but if it's too dangerous, we'll do the smart thing and, you know, we'll move back into the hotel and take cover as everyone should be doing. no one should try to be out in the middle of the storm like this. you don't want to be a hero. we're not going to try to be heroes. we are just going to try to cover it and keep you informed. >> needless to say, stay safe, joel waldman in miami tonight. thank you. some of florida's major theme parks are planning to close this weekend as the hurricane approaches the area. universal studios and seaworld both in orlando will be closed through the weekend. busch gardens in tampa is also planning on closing. and disney officials say that walt disney world will be
closed this weekend. the theme park has only closed four times for hurricanes in nearly 50 years. a team of air national guardsmen from the south bay took off this morning and are headed into the path of irma to help with rescue operations if needed there. ktvu's alex savage was in mountain view this morning as they left. >> reporter: >> reporter: on the tarmac this morning 5-year-old ryan and 7- year-old owen wished their dad good luck as he headed off on a critical life-saving mission. air national guardsman eric valdez waved good-bye to his boys and his wife from the cargo bay of this combat shadow airplane as it left moffett field this morning. >> he was crying because he -- daddy was leaving and that's why. >> reporter: what did you tell him? >> um, i -- i just telled him, can i please go to sleep? >> reporter: danielle valdez says her husband just returned from texas a few days ago, where the 129th rescue wing
saved more than 100 people from the floodwaters of harvey. >> we're really proud of him i mean, it's hard. it's hard being a military spouse but at the same time you're so proud of them for what they do and everything, especially when you hear the real world stuff to make a difference. >> reporter: more than 100 members of california's air national guard are being sent to florida. they are bringing along a pair of rescue helicopters and traveling with a specially trained group of para-rescue men known as the guardian angels. after hurricane irma makes landfall these service members will probably spend long days helping those in trouble. >> ideally the people evacuated when they were informed of that. but we're that insurance policy going in to -- to help those people out of it they didn't. >> reporter: this lieutenant colonel is flying one of these combat shadow airplanes to florida. the veteran guardsman has been with the 129th rescue wing for
more than 15 years. in that time, he helped save a lot of lives and now he is ready for his next challenge. >> you never want to know that somebody is in trouble and they need your help but it's a nice -- it's nice to know that we're there and that other units like us are there to assist them. i know the hair on the back of my neck stands up every time that phone rings. and i want to be charging out the door. >> reporter: alex savage, ktvu fox 2 news. >> dozens of airport security workers from bay area are also heading to florida. the tsa agents from oakland and san jose will help re-open airports after hurricane irma passes through the state. other tsa teams from sacramento, los angeles and san diego are also heading to the southeast to help provide security at florida airports during the hurricane crisis. a dress code controversy. a father takes to social media after his daughter was cited for what she was wearing at school.
the new school year is barely a few weeks old and already there's a controversy in los gatos. this after a middle school student was cited for violating the school's dress code policy. ktvu's south bay reporter jesse geary has picks of the outfit in question and the backlash the disciplinary action is now sparking. >> reporter: tony alarcon says trouble began at the start of the school year. temperatures at fisher middle school in los gatos were
closing in on triple digits. so his 13-year-old daughter put on shorts and a lightweight top and was promptly cited for violating the school's dress code policy. >> told the shorts were appropriate so i had to go back in the car. i had a pair of leggings as a backup in the car from her and she put those on. >> reporter: she took to wearing long pants and shirts covering her shoulders to hide her bra straps. meanwhile, her dad took to social media and apparently this case isn't the only case. he and other parents say the dress code is disproportionate and targets girls. no straps, longer shorts, no short shorts, no tube office to and stomachs must be covered, and no hats in class. >> they think it's discriminatory and but i have not heard from the district. there's widespread desire to
have change that is a dress code that's fair and reasonable. >> reporter: the principal of fisher declined to speak to us on camera but the school district released a statement. the superintendent writes: >> reporter: the principal is hosting a dress code work advisory session monday evening as a way of clearing the air and to make sure the dress code that she created conforms to community values. alarcon says turnout could be small since few want to risk reprisals but he says his family is willing to face the fire in the name of making the dress code fair for every student. in los gatos, jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. it's a story about supreme humanity and courage, but also love. >> the story of the 911 hero,
the man in the red bandana hits the big screen. the difficult road the movie make her to travel to tell the story of an american hero. >> and do you hate going to the dmv? you might not have to in the future. how you can skip the lines altogether. >> the weekend is upon us. upon you. not upon us yet. but it's going to be. the temperatures are on the increase. we'll be right back. people love my breakfast burritos. and my french fries. wait! what if i put them together?! a burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, creamy guacamole, bacon and crispy french fries.
the dmv has launched a program to avoid long lines and wait times. they are self-serving kiosks in grocery stores. there are 39 in the bay area and southern california. you can use them for simple tasks such as renewing your vehicle registration. >> we are always looking at ways of implementing new technology. the self-service terminal was a new technology and now we understand that the public would like more access to these sfts and that's what we're doing. >> the dmv says it has already logged 12,000 transactions at these kiosks and may eventually expand it to more stores and to other parts of the state. new at 5:00, the family of a vallejo man who was killed in an unprovoked attack in san francisco says his killer never should have been let out of jail on the streets. they are blaming a judge for the release of 41-year-old randall marshall, who was arrested twice for violent
crimes in the month leading up to the death of raymond best. ktvu's tara moriarty reports. the family says the justice system is broken. >> he was always happy, always singing. he was such a generous person. would give you the shirt off his back. >> reporter: raymond bess the father of two guest died after being hit with a gin bottle on geary street august 19th an unprovoked attack and the man responsible, 41-year-old randall marshall. >> cannot imagine the frustration, the anger, that something like this could happen when it could have been prevented. >> reporter: prevented, the family says, because just four days before the attack, marshall was arrested for trying to break into this mission street apartment thwarted by a woman who slammed the door on him and called 911. a month earlier police say he attacked this pizza shop owner on sixth street. >> pulled a screwdriver and he
said, you gonna die tonight. he came swinging at me. >> reporter: adele says marshall tried to get free food and when he refused him, marshall attacked as seen in this surveillance camera. after this arrest the judge released him recommending behavior court. after the attempted burglary a visiting judge from santa clara county released him again. >> it's outrageous. for something like this to happen, with a red flag from the pretrial diversion, the on objection of individuals, the prosecution saying this person has a pattern of violent behavior and you're going to release him? >> why even have a point system if it's not going to be used ? i mean, that just really makes me angry. >> reporter: raymond's mother has a message for judge northway. >> i would say, what were you thinking? >> yeah! exactly. >> you have no regard for any life? this is -- this is what you're supposed to be protecting, our citizens. >> reporter: while those in the court system say judges need to be held more accountable, they also don't want them to be
locking up people that they don't need to. >> i think that the whole system needs to be overhauled, the judicial system. the whole thing, honestly. think it's all screwed up. >> i'm sorry. there's so much i'm going to miss about him. i'm still very, very angry. i can't understand how a violent criminal could be out on the streets after doing something -- i mean, i mean, it's just this could have been prevented. my brother didn't have to die. >> reporter: in san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2 news. four teens have been arrested for allegedly sparking this week's wildfire in gilroy. authorities say the boys were playing with fireworks which set off the fire on sunday. they tried to put it out but the flames spread burning 100 acres of steep rugged terrain. no homes were damaged in the fire. officials say it was contained yesterday. let's talk more about all this with our chief meterologist bill martin. boy, just another indication, how you have to be so careful.
>> all right. >> during fire season. not playing with fireworks and next thing you know it's out of control and we have a wildfire like that. >> i was just reading a book this morning, it's called the king and queen of malibu. it's a historical book about how they settled southern california and the guy owns malibu the whole property in southern california many, many acres and his biggest concern was, he is saying in the summer, this is 1880s, he said in the summer people would go through his land and light fires. and never thought about it. he goes yeah, they light a fire and the wind blows and that whole thing would go. so every year, they would have these massive fires. the poor guy's ranch would burn down almost every year because you would have people moving through and lighting fires. it's not just today, it's always been an issue fire in the state of california. how it can really change things. we are in the height of fire season. things are as dry as they get. and we're not going to see -- well, we actually do have something in the forecast that could be some sprinkles showing up. but it's definitely fire season in my mind until you get to november in that really first
big rain and the days get shorter. but yeah, fire and earthquakes and water the things in california that will alwaysing a constant. the fog at the coast, lightning strikes in the mountains as the last couple nights. these are the current temperatures. there's 84 in fairfield. and temperatures run a little warmer than last night. dense fog at the golden gate bridge. and it's always a kick when you go on the bridge and you go back over -- i live in marin, work in the city and you go through it and the rainbow tunnel and it's boom, sun. down jackets here and two miles that way through the hole, bang. it's sunshine. that's always been that way, too. there's fog along the coast. there's fog inland tomorrow morning. the fog burns off and 90s. you get the feel, that's a classic late september weather forecast which would be nice. we are heading for a warmer weekend.
tomorrow warmer by a few degrees. i think we'll see some upper 80s, low 90s tomorrow. on sunday mid- to upper 90s. so the warmest day of the week and the warmest day of the weekend will be sunday. not bad. there's the five-day forecast coming up in a minute. think about in the old days, in california, the fire would start -- who is going to put it out? these things would rage. back in the -- again, right around the gold rush, the skies were almost always smoky what we experienced because there's always -- there's no way to put them out so they burn for days and weeks and weeks. >> it's just one of those things here you always have to be aware of. >> always. >> a little spark, a little cigarette butt, fireworks -- >> fire, water, earthquakes, that's the story of california. a new documentary is out in time for the september 11th attacks. it's the story of the man in the red bandana. he was a worker in one of the towers who gave his life-saving others. his story coming up next. >> also ahead in minutes, new
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fire academy. class spokesman arlene nunez says one motto got them through the five months. >> it is fitting that our motivational chant and class motto is, we fight. we fought to get into this academy. we fought to stay in this academy. we will fight to become better firefighters so we can fight to save your lives, protect your property and protect the environment all because we fight. >> after the ceremony, the new graduates performed a rescue demonstration to show some of the skills that they learned during the academy. he became known as the man in the red bandana. and he was among thousands of heroes in the september 11th attacks. he died saving others. now as the anniversary of that infamous day is here, there's a new documentary about that man's last minute. fox reporter laura ingle reports. >> reporter: when the creator
heard the story of wells, he knew he had to make the movie. he was a lawyer. it's taken more than 6 years but now man in red bandana narrated by gwyneth paltrow is open across the country. >> i said i'm going to make this film. >> reporter: wells was working in the south tower of the world trade center on september 11th. they were struck by planes. he was above where the planes struck his building and managed to save at least 10 people using skills he learned from being a volunteer firefighter. >> when you hear what wells did on that day, you can't help but be inspired and uplifted. he put out fires. he extricated people that were trapped. he actually carried a woman down his shoulders on 17 flights of steps. >> reporter: the people who he saved recount that day and the man in the red bandana saving them. they also fill in the final moments that allison's son was
alive. >> i was very moved. there are parts of it that of course are very hard to see. but it's what the story was. i was so happy. >> reporter: knowing wells died doing what he loved, being a firefighter has helped allison crowther cope with the loss of her son. the film explains how wells' legacy continues to live on to this day. >> it's a story about supreme humanity and courage, but also love that he would not think of -- of -- a bit about himself and just want to be out there saving as many people as possible. >> you can go to bandanafilm.com to find out where the film is playing and you can also help support them online. in new york, laura ingle, fox news. deadly and destructive.
new video of the damage already left behind by hurricane irma as the category 5 storm barrels ever closer to the united states. >> tonight florida preparing for a direct hit mandatory even forced evacuations are now under way as officials warn people to get out of irma's way. >> the storm has taken lives already. it's going to take more, unfortunately, if we're not prepared. >> irma's path still changing tonight with landfall expected in florida late tomorrow night or early sunday. good evening, i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. an estimated 5.5 million people in florida are under mandatory evacuation orders tonight. we have live team coverage. our chief meterologist bill martin tracking irma as the path of starts to track to the west of miami. but first, alyana gomez in our newsroom tonight with the latest on the damage in the caribbean. >> reporter: frank, of the 22 people that have died already, 11 were killed on the islands of st. martin and st. bart's, 4 in the u.s. virgin islands and
four in the british virgin islands. there were also deaths reported in barbuda,, anguilla and others. it's now south of the bahamas. we are see video of cuba, footage from the turks & caicos shows widespread destruction. and we do expect the death toll to continue to rise as new reports come in. it was hard to imagine but islands still reeling from irma must now start bracing for yet another huge storm, hurricane jose with 150-mile-per-hour winds. it's expected to make landfall in the caribbean late tomorrow. you can see the extensive damage where the entire island of barbuda is rubble. people there are scrambling to get out before hurricane jose hits. because all the buildings were flattened or damaged, the entire island is in the process of