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meisha is off today. >> the airports are a mess in florida. amtrak a mess, we'll keep an eye on, that but around here, it is okay. >> if you are trying to travel out of the region it seems is where the problem comes up. when the sun comes up, sun glare will be an issue, but so let's turn the focus right away what's going on in the tropics. yes, you have not only got matthew, you have also got now hurricane nicole. thankfully not expected to be any kind of direct threat to even bermuda although just off the south of that, however, this tells you that the atmosphere is ripe for tropical development. two hurricanes out there right now, matthew obviously the one though that we turn our focus to when it comes to major impact, and storm surge out of this, not to mention heavy rainfall amounts, damaging winds speeds. this is a very big deal, the storm system, and a lot of times because we've gone about a decade without any kind of major hit like this in the southeast, specifically to
florida, you can get complacent, so i'm really glad to see the officials are trying to get the word out this is very serious situation, we know we've heard reports yesterday of a lot of people even from our area still making the trip down there. so, hopefully everyone is staying safe. meantime storm scan locally totally quiet. clear as a bell out there. courtesy of high pressure, the sun will shine all day today, off to school start because of the clear sky. remember you need the blanket of cloud cover to limit the cool down. but you don't have that. so one of those days again much like yesterday, to dress in layers, now as the day progresses nice mild afternoon, good excuse yet again to dine alfresco. what do you say, pat? >> i like, that you guys want to get lunch later? >> sound good to me. you're buying. >> oh, sorry, guys, i don't think so. airport status down in florida as we talked about, fort lauderdale opening up today at 11:00 a.m. same holds true for orlando, both closed yesterday, orlando opening up at 6:00 a.m. saturday. miami, they're gradually resuming flight over 600 of those canceled and on the other side of florida tampa
that remains open, and relatively un affected by hurricane matthew. mass transit checklist is a mess, amtrak suspended in the southeast region, silver star, silver meteor, auto train, all canceled through saturday. palmetto goes down to savage a georgia going through new york city and washington dc only. of course we have to check the amtrak website. here in philly the betsy ross cleared, construction, and it had it down to one lane both sides. that's looking good right now. also the turnpike out by downingtown, just cleared, there have been construction on that side. the vine has opened back up, at least eastbound is still closed, westbound has opened. and 76, the westbound ramp to the boulevard, as you can see right here, i'll step out of the way, that's blocked right now, construction in the left lane, as go toward the roosevelt boulevard. jim, brooke, back to you. >> thanks so much, pat. this morning at least 200,000 people are without power in florida. >> that's as hurricane matthew has lingered off the coast for the last several hours. marlie hall in orlando and
shows us what's happening across hundreds of miles in florida. >> reporter: overnight the outer band of hurricane matthew began pomeling the florida coast with unrelenting rain. and roaring winds. the storm surge from the category three storm sent boats in this harbor rocking side to side. >> real quite a site. >> reporter: storm shutters ripped off the businesses in west palm beach. in daytona beach police were patrolling empty streets as most rest end listened to evacuation warnings. >> we can rebuild homes. we can rebuild businesses. i think of my own family. we can't rebuild a life. this storm is a monster. >> some people living on the coast who couldn't get out of town south safety in red cross shelters. >> this one inside a school cafeteria. >> there were either mobile homes or vulnerable places, heeding the call from the authorities. >> conditions here in orlando will intensify over the next fewer hours, matthew is expected to slam florida all day, with hurricane force winds, and then, turn toward
georgia. the state joined florida in ordering mandatory evacuations, reversing lane of traffic on this highway yesterday to accommodate the exodus. south carolina did the same, as this beach bar stayed open for one last party. >> we're closed after tonight. we should be good after that. >> matthew is expected to move out to sea this weekend. marlie hall, cbs news, orlando, florida. volunteers from our area are actually headed south. >> they're getting ready to help with relief effort after hurricane matthew passes through, now, "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch live in the cbs-3 sat center, shows us how they've been getting ready. good morning. >> that's right. local first responders are already on their way, caring supplies, and lot of experience, many have served in other big storms in our country including hurricane katrina and super storm sandy. now, the red cross of eastern pennsylvania chapter began their preps yesterday. volunteers will join red cross officials on a hurricane matthew response trip to include stops in south
carolina and florida, also, pennsylvania's task force one. "eyewitness news" camera was on hand after convoys began loading up, members briefed. pa task force 11 of fema trained teams called in toughie ponds, their specialties range widely from search and rescue, to emergency medical response. new jersey is also sending its 80 member task force one as well. matthew is now category three storm, expected to carry wind of more than 100 miles per hour and of course those pounding rains. the philadelphia fire department is hosting task force one, and commissioner adam teal says that force is among the best of the best. >> they have different capability, everything from k9 search and rescue, urban search and rescue, real core capability for this team but also water rescue assets, medical folks, so they are really ready for anything that might come. and of course, like we always do, we're preparing for the worse, but hoping for the bells. now, pennsylvania task
force one also first responders, back in 1999, hurricane floyd, and they also responded in 2001 to the world trade center attacks. brooke, jim, back into you. >> thank you so much, justin. >> now, so far airlines nationwide have canceled about 3,000 flights in and out of florida. "eyewitness news" was at philadelphia international airport last night as the last flight from orlando to philadelphia arrived. now, as you can imagine, the people at american airlines flight 1666 were very thankful to have dodged the storm. >> we had a lot of rain over the last couple of days, and the wind was starting to pick up. >> and the staff told us hurry up and board. so we can get out of here to make sure that the flight was able to leave. >> amtrak southeast train service has also been suspended from florida to north carolina. >> now, we are now seeing the devestation hurricane matthew left behind in cuba. the storm hit the island on monday, with winds of up to 140 miles per hour, hundreds
of homes had their roofs blown off, while about 30 homes were wash away in northeastern cuba. there have been no death for thely reported in cuba, unfortunately, that's not the case in haiti, where more than 260 people have reportedly died because of hurricane matthew. a united nations off initial haiti says the storm is the country's worse humanitarian disaster since the 2010 earthquake. the southeastern part of haiti is cut off from the rest of the island, because of a bridge collapse making it hard to get relief efforts there. now, our coverage of hurricane matthew does not end there. stay updated with us on air and on line at cbsphilly.com. with the cbs local app, live reports, throughout the morning. >> now, on the campaign trail, hillary clinton is lightening her load as she prepares for this weekend's second debate with donald trump. trump held hour-long town hall event in new hampshire yesterday, but insists he wasn't practicing. he and clinton will tackle the issue sunday in st. louis in
face-off. bill cosby's lawyers want the judge to toss out his sexual assault case. they argued yesterday, lost evidence, misconduct by the prosecutor, make it hard to defends cosby against sexual assault charges. cosby is accused of drugging and molest ago wambach in 2004, but he was just charged with a crime late last year. right now, he's scheduled to go on trial next june. the bad news this morning for ride sharing companies in philadelphia. a commonwealth court judge ordered uber x and lyft to sees operating in the city. they are temporary ought ration to operate in philadelphia expired september 30th. uber says uber x will remain available for riders and drivers while it appeals the court ruling. legislature is working on regulation that is would allowed the ride sharing services to permanently operate in philadelphia. >> well, we have got an update on cyrus, rescued from the mud on wednesday. finds out how he's doing up next. >> plus update on the deadly train crash in hoboken. we now know how fast the train
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out from the wreckage yesterday afternoon, then towed away, but we don't know where it is being taken for that additional testing. we ' learning the train was going twice the speed limit, at the moment of impact, federal investigators say this train sped up about 382nd before the crash, they also say the engineer hit the emergency brake less than second before impact. now the engineer has told investigators, he does not remember the crash, one person was killed, and more than 100 other were hurt. >> cyrus, chester county horse, is on the road to recovery this morning after rescue crews removed him from mud this week, the dramatic scene wednesday hoists up the horse by crane. posting this video on facebook, cyrus enjoying a meal, and kind of posing for the press. he is getting vet help, so he can then meet his adoptive family in virginia.
>> eyewitnesses say they had no warning at all before tornados swept across kansas. >> the tornados were caught on camera, in the community of kemp north of wichita. children taken to tornado sheltering during school spent more than four hours huddled together for safety, authority say a total of 18 tornados touched down in kansas yesterday. >> snow doesn't bother people who live there, colorado, judges walking out their dogs in it snow covers evergreen about 100 days a year, which thrilled brooke, katy? >> thrilling. >> she loves snow, ice. >> i mean, i think it is george us to watch on video right there. >> oh, see i'm with you on that one. it is always great when you don't have to go out in it. >> right. the sun great to go out in. >> absolutely, we'll see plenty of that, dow want to start thing off by taking just another look at mute ooh, since i think it continues to be the main weather headlines,
a lot of just either have friend, family, have traveled down there, or live down there, this is very serious storm system. thankfully only delivering very indirect impact to our area which we'll discuss. let me take you out here to just couple of the likely first, that we will see, with matthew. >> first category one landfall, 100 miles of the kennedy space center and major hundred cane that's impact the the jacksonville area since 1898. very long history here where we have seen some impressive. >> been a while since we've seen something of this magnitude. i really hope a lot of people or majority of the people under the evacuation orders have taken heed, and actually listened. now, looking at storm scan3, nice wide zoom, we want to
give you sense of the overall pattern here, your eye just gets drawn to matthew, very well defined storm system. but you should see how the moisture is actually getting drawn north already. the storm itself will not make it further north of north carolina but see it get drawn, and helps to draw that north future rain ability, talking very substantial rainfall out of this, some spots possibly upward after foot, and might even see more than that, out near the shore line. but places like savannah could end up with over 9-inch of rainout of the storm system. and that's from just tomorrow evening. so, very, very impression i have rainfall totals, not to mention the winds field, that's helping to send the storm surge, in other words, abnormal rise in the water level on shore. it is a wall of higher water, coming at you, and with the kind of force that this casino every wind speed can bring,
could be deadly, tough ooh mile per hour sustained winds, majority of the north florida coastline here, through tonight, and then it starts to move into georgia, as well as south carolina, before it eventually end up in north carolina problem, come sunday, and you're dealing with this now for multiple days. so that's another reason that it is such aim press i have system, such dangerous one. outside locally, quiet, cool as a bell, don't have the blanket of cloud cover that we built from yesterday. you will actually see that later tonight. so through the overnight, talking only 59 for low. because the clouds are rebuilding by tomorrow, specific to the afternoon and evening, some rain moves in, and it could be locally steady, but then back in the clear by sunday. pat, back over to you. >> katie, looking like pretty good weekends, i'll take that. not food ban on the vine, traffic cruising in and out of the city, east and westbound, that opened up around 5:00 a.m. normally closed overnight, for construction, and between broad street and the schuylkill, but looking good
right now. also, looking good, as we know it won't later on, 95 at cottman s curve looking really good right now but around 6:00, 6:30, will start to heat up. in jersey, 42 freeway looking good, my clicker little sticky, going into philly headlight headed into town looking pretty good as well. 6:00 when that really start to heat up as we head toward philadelphia. katie talked about the weather down in florida, many delays, and the resuming of some of the airports and flights going in and out, fort lauderdale opening at 11:00 today, will resume flights. orlando i think have been closed overnight have, been some varying delays, resuming 6:00 a.m. saturday. miami will gradually resume today as well, tampa really un affected by this which is a good thing, also, the amtrak southeast region has been suspended.
>> just going to washington, dc now, and jim, brooke, back to you. >> time for look at newspaper headlines from from the front page of the intelligence ers, bruce beamer filed suit against the cutler group. montgomery county based builder for failing to properly install stucco and other material on new home. leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in water damage. the state says that the builder tried to fix water damage and other problems related to the work, was shotty work, still didn't address the problem, failing to live up to its war carotene. >> on the cover of the delaware county daily times, the ridley school board approved the hiring of popular pennwood high school principal doctor d brandon cool i as the district's director of data quality and assessment. >> the press of atlantic city this weekends, golden nugget in atlantic city hoses smoke on the water new jersey state barbeque championship, wow, top competitors in the world
of barbeque, will be on hand the fee being donated to the community food bank of new jersey. >> that makes me hungry. that's a look at some of the newspaper headlines, from around the delaware valley. any time you mention any kind of food. >> bring your napkins, napkins, and wipes. >> for a good cause, and it is food? i mean, for hurricane hunters, flying into a storm as powerful as matthew can be a rocky road. >> this is video from overnight, captain tim gallagher and his team flew into the eye of the storm. our coverage of hurricane matthew continues all morning long. >> ♪ >> do you see this? your eyes are not deceiving you, the floor of the wells fargo center so hot, with the hard wood for the sixers and cold with the flyers ice. we will tell you why up next. >> ♪
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>> we are continuing to follow hurricane matthew and it impact on the southeastern us coast, this is live picture, just east of orlando, on the coast. matthew has been moving north along the coast of florida all night long, leaving 200,000 people without power. state of emergency is in effect in florida, south carolina, and georgia. of course we do have other news to bring this morning. >> here with double cute. >> i we have football to talk about. we'll be looking at the road, but also the eagles this weekends, getting back on the road to detroit. see if the imagine sick still there after bye week. rookie quarterback carson
wentz has not lost a game yet. eagles defense still has not allowed a touchdown pass, one every wentz's go-to receivers returns as well, zach ertz, lane johnson will play, as he appeals his suspension, and the lions have lost three in a row. in last night's prime time football game right here on cbs-3, the arizona cardinals handed chip kelly's 49ers another lost. drew stanton made his first start in two years, and through touchdowns, he to larry fit gerald, running back david johnson, ran for two more. with their fourth straight lost, chip might be considering giving colin kaepernick a shot at quarterback we'll keep an eye on that. beat them. sixers pre-season underway, last night, home fans got a look at the new look, 76ers. the first home pre-season game at the well, and joel embiid with the nice move here in the lane. bullying and finished with five-point in 12 minute. after that, he studied some
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>> storm scan3 tracking hurricane matthew, the massive category three storm nearly as large as the state of florida. good morning, i'm brooke thomas. >> i'm jim donovan. katie updates us on hurricane matthew which is also part of what you need to know to start your day in our morning minute. >> this storm is a monster. i'm going to pray for everybody's safety. >> at least 200,000 people are without power in florida, as hurricane matthew continues to make it way up the state. >> president obama has declared federal state of emergency in florida in south carolina, in georgia, clearing the way for fed rad aid --
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