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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 whipped gusts in some of our mobile home areas, we will have fatalities. >> we dealt with charles, frances, jean, will pa. 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, matthew is having a superstorm sandy storm surge. >> tens of thousands are without
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matthew moves close to the coast. that blamed for nearly 300 deaths in haiti. good morning, everyone. >> at this hour, the eye of hurricane matthew is growing dangerously closer to florida's east coast t. monster storm may have waned to a category 3, but it is still the strongest storm to hit the eastern seaboard in over a decades. officials fearin damage of historic am proportions. thousands have chose on the risk their lives by hunkering down at home. just last night, florida sheriff william schneider gave this grave warning. >> people seem to not getting and are not leaving. i have already checked. i don't say this to be theatrical. you know me. i don't lean to bravado. i asked my captain, do you have
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are you prepared for mass casualty, because people do not leave, we get 140-mile-per-hour whipped gusts in some of our mobile home facility, we are going to have fatalities. >> it's prompted the close of nasa's kennedy space center and even the happiest place on earth, walt disney world closing its doors for the fourth time in history. right now a state of emergency is in effect under president obama. active throughout the state. but there is only so much that can be done at this time. over 200 florida residents are without power. it's just the beginning. some areas could get up to 15 inches of rain and deadly storm surges. all this after leaving a trail of death and destruction across the caribbean t. death toll is now at 283 and that's still expected to climb. u.s. officials now hoping
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bonnie schneider. she has been tracking matthew throughout the night. give us an update. how are the conditions of the storm playing out? >> right now, we are watching the storm closely. even as it doesn't make landfall as it rides the periphery of florida. look at that we're getting those strong rain bands into melbourne at this hour. daytona beach you're next. let's look at the coordinates and where it's headed. right now, we will zoom into matthew. a category 3 storm him don't take any of this less seriously. it is a category 3 with winds of 120 miles per hour. really for the weekend, not much of a change. it will be an intense storm. eventually a category 1 by saturday. what's interesting ability the track for this storm, it does an unusual loop back around. but this is a few days out. i want to focus on the short term as we watch the storm make its way to the northwest at 12
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we watch for a storm surge going forward. storm surge will be a big concern. the wind will pile up the water in so many locations. not much of a concern west of ft. lauderdale. ft. pierce, four to six feet when it comes to storm surge, this is the key. melbourne to savannah, seven feet t. higher number concerns me. particularly here from savannah to brunswick all the way through jacksonville, you have a lot of where the water can pile in. unfortunately, that will be the threat. up with of the biggest threats t. klain coast, up the coast of carolina, four-to-six feet. look at the rainfall total, we are looking at a lot of rain, right around the border of north and south carolina. even into savannah, 15 fchs through sunday. frances, ayman, this will be a big storm even if it doesn't make happenedfall.
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nbc's ron mott is there. what's the latest there? >> reporter: well, good morning from a breezy daytona beach, florida tonight. we have endured one band after another of increasingly nasty weather and the worst is yet to come. now, we did get a little good news with the 11:00 eastern update last night, which is forecast to push the eye a little further east once it gets into the daytona beach area. that is good news. >> won't see the strongest winds around the circulation of matthew. the winds still will be strong. we are anticipating upwards of 90, maybe 100 miles sustained for a couple hours at least t. bad news is the eye is going to be a beam daytona beach right around the next high tide. that is expected to occur right around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon. that is when the biggest threat from any storm surge and
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the water that typically is responsible for a lot of the deaths we see in these hurricanes. not so much the winds. so that is the hour people will be most alert here in the daytona beach area t. 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, a block off the beach. inland on the inner coastal of florida. a lot of real estate there. a lot of expensive real estate. so folks hunkered down there might anticipate getting water into their homes, if they have not sandbagged around their homes. we know a lot of lines for people getting 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
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winds that will blow around this area for hours after the eye has passed, possibly into late into tonight and maybe even saturday morning. and one last thing and a lot of folks are not thinking about this and for good reason, because it's a long way off t. first part of next week this storm could possibly reloop around the ocean right off of florida, reenergize and come back and hit some of these same communities that it's hitting today, that would be cruel, just trying to clean up and especially get the power back on. that's very latest here from daytona beach, it will be a long friday, let's send it up to you. >> nbc's ron mott, thank you. >> now, let's go to ft. lauderdale, florida, 11,000 residents are without power. beheard bonnie say there was no storm surge. not like northern florida. let's talk to nbc's blake mccoy. what can you tell us about how
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power? >> reporter: ayman, there is a sense this morning that ft. lauderdale really dodged a bullet with this storm. conditions have improved dramatically over the past few hours. overnight, we did see wind. we did see rain. nowhere near as 3w5 as expected. that's because this hurricane ended up staying 100 miles offshore as it patzed ft. lauderdale, which was further out than expected. we saw the outer bands come through in waves in the i don't all of that looks to move north at this point. 11,000 people are without power. you can see the lights on right now in ft. lauderdale. what we expect to see later this morning is a return to normal now this system has moved further up the coast. we can tell you that ft. lauderdale's airport, which had been closed down on thursday, plans to reopen this morning. miami's airport, we expect flights to resume this morning as well. so it is going to be a return to
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attention towards our neighbors to the north in florida. >> nbc's blake mccoy, thanks for that. let's go back to bonnie schneider and get a look at the journey it is making up the eastern board of florida. >> thanks so much, ayman. i want to show you the latest position. 80 miles southeast of cape canaveral, florida. so it is getting closer to the space coast. matthew has winds right now, maximum sustained winds 120 miles per hour. it's still an intense storm. the movements to the northwest at 14 miles per hour. as we zoom in, we are watching closely, going through the afternoon, it will be working up, heading towards coast am georgia and the carolinas and turning away from the mainland, which is good news. well, that's a look at the big weather story of the day. let's take a look at the weather where you are. we're looking at temperatures into the 70s across much of the
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impact that part of the country. the gulf coast looks good, warm, climbing into the 90s in new orleans. so overyou'll, watching matthew, because it will be impacting areas of coast am georgia and south carolina particularly as we go into the weekend. ayman, frances. >> all right, thanks, bonn fi. just ahead, we will hear from the weather channel's mike seidel in ft. pierce, florida. we will get an update on out annuals as this special edition of "early today" 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...
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here over 7 miles per hour and over 1,500 customers without power. it will be a long night here and a long couple days up the coast. we will keep you covered on the weather channel, back to you. >> mike seidel struggling there to keep his balance with the wind. we want to bring in steven hyman with florida power and light. it's good to be with you. give us an update here on how ny we just we heard about 150,000? >> sure. well, as this storm makes its way up the eastern coast of florida, we're seeing an increase of some out annuals. currently, we have about 275,000 customers out of power. mainly our largest customer bases in the south florida region, broward county, palm beach county, that's where the
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just passed through there, continuing up the east coast. we have 4.8 million customers state wide. our territory covers 35 counties the majority of which are along the east coast. so as the storm makes its way up the east coast, we're continuing to see more out annuals. however, the percentages are rather low compared to what we had thought about 20 hours ago. we were making early stills that as could be impacted with out of power. so these lower numbers are a little positive news for us to see that it's working. but either way, we have about 12,000 crews in the field that are ready to respond and as quickly as possible to get our customer's power back on when the weather decides to do so. >> i know you are busy. i appreciate a little of the
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it is still a major threat. heavy rain and dangerous winds topping 120 miles per hour. they're already devastating the state of florida, leaving 200,000 residents without power. >> you think it's downgraded, many may have a moment of relief and say we cleared it. the officials aren't ready to give release the alarm bells. bonnie is saying there is a chance it may whi next week. i know that will be something officials will be watching closely. >> now with especially 2 much,000 people without power -- 200,000 people without power. they anticipate 2 million people. we are in this with the eye of hurricane matthew approaching florida's east coast. another concern, too, is storm surge with all of this. with knowing how much the winds can be whipping up the waves along the coast there.
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some parts of melbourne and north of that. >> this is the situation now as we are covering this overnight and forming it closely with very dire warnings, grave warnings from florida officials for everybody to evacuate. hopefully, that is the case for those who chose to stay in their homes and ride it out. hopefully, they will stay safe. >> those in haiti that lost loved ones, they're going through picking up pieces of the path of the storm. stay with us. we'll have a l hurricane matthew. you are watching "early today." see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months.
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people are looking at this probably saying, oh, this is nothing. i have been through a hundred of these. this is not what we're talking about t. worst is yet to come. get out. just get out. we can't save you. power is going to go out. you will lose your cell phone and internet. when you realize you will say, i need it. we can't get there. >> affected as hurricane matthew makes its way into coastal georgia. jacob soboroff, give us an update on what you are seeing out there, what are conditions like? >> reporter: we just got to jacksonville driving from atlanta, opposite the way of people smartly evacuating. these areas, we are a couple hundred miles away from the severe part of the storm, it is
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we drive across on our way to town the st. john river, we're seeing a sort of steady but light rainfall t. river we are driving over is expected to see surges of six, maybe nine feet. which would not be a good thing for the city of jacksonville. ki see from my van tage point the river looks quite high. don't forget, there are 800,000 people in the city of jacksonville. hopefully, they heeded the advice of the mayor. winds are and be quite strong once the storm reaches here later on today, especially, hopefully, people have heeded these warnings out by the coast, where there are many people, particularly military members of the u.s. military at naval station may port the third largest navy base in the country right here on the coast of the atlantic ocean here in jacksonville. so pharrelltively quiet.
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>> you can see from your windshield, the wind doesn't look to bad. the trees don't appear tore whipping around too much as well. >> that's right, frances. yeah, i think and like i said, you know, we have seen how of the course of the last 24, 48 hours, conditions change with what seems like a moments notice here and we expect within probably 12 hours here in jacksonville conditions worsen considerably and it's something nobody here wants to see. >> jacob soboroff, thank you so much from jacksonville, florida. >> it's good to see that at least people according to jacob are making their way out of jackson victim, heeding that had advisement still a long way from the all clear to go back into the neighborhoods. stay with us. we will hear more on hurricane matthew, now a category 3 but remaining a real danger.
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>> hurricane matthew has been downgrade to a category 3, but that doesn't mean it's any less dangerous. battering the east with sustained winds of up to 125 miles per hour in some areas. evacuations have been issued, governor rick scott warned residents to take this storm seriously. >> evacuate, evacuate, evacuate. if you need to evacuate and you haven't, evacuate. this storm will kill you. time is running out. >> more than 213,000 remain without power in florida. residents are preparing for more damage as the eye of the storm moves closer to the state's east
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georgia where they say it could be worse than in superstorm sandy back in 2012 almost four years ago. meanwhile, in haiti, matthew has already come and gone. look what it left behind. devastation in its wake. at least 283 people dead according to associate press. we want to check in with meteorologist bonn fisnyder who has been following hurricane matthew. where are we looking now? >> it's so horrible to see those pictures in deserve station there. the storm is continuing to bring rain to the melbourne area. we are watching it closely. even though the track is keeping it offshock, we are looking at impact. right now we have 11.2 million people under hurricane warnings. isn't that incredible? when you are looking at these highly populated areas, west palm, all the way up to melbourne, jacksonville, daytona beach, savannah, charleston, all under hurricane warnings. let's take a look at hurricane
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we are watch tack space coast very carefully for impacts. 120-mile-an-hour winds, moving to the west at about 14 miles per hour. let's look at the track, getting close to the coastline t. cone, though, still covering jacksonville and much of coastal florida. so we're not out of the woods yet. it's possible we could see very strong winds getting close to the coastline. but hopefully, we'll stay off shore. i want to talk about the storm further towards the areas of coastal south carolina and georgia, we're watching for storm surge, what we could see up to 11 feet t. track does take it back to the south. it weakens it quite a bit. something to keep watch on. matthew doesn't seem to want to go away. >> thank you very much. something so many people especially in florida will be concerned with this holiday weekend. we can't forget. i'm frances rivera.
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hurricane matthew has already killed hundreds of people in the caribbean. now millions of people in the u-s are being told to leave parts of the east coast. plus... officers block pipeline protesters from going into a and an incredible transplant. a marine who lost all of his limbs is now the recipient of a double arm transplant. his story coming up. i'm ally crutcher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. a few showers continue to track to the east of a cold front still draped over


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