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good evening, i'm jessica dean. >> i'm nicole brewer in for ukee washington tonight. hurricane matthew is causing significant damage as it barrels up florida's coastline. category two storm has remained off shore, so far but that didn't stop it from damaging buildings. taking down trees, and leaving plenty of debris in the wake. hundreds of thousands are without power tonight, and homes like this one in palm coast, florida faced significant flooding. as storm continues to move north, officialness south carolina are issuing strong warnings. >> we are learning at major storm surges, we are looking at major wind, we are looking at wet ground which could be flood-like like what we saw last year and you know when you have that you have a lot of falling trees. so there is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen. >> governor haley is especially concerned about residents on the barrier islands urging them to leave before they are under water there. lets go now to meteorologist kate bilo who is tracking
matthew, kate. >> it is very important on those barrier island because if you missed window of evacuation you have to stay. once through are not getting out until storm is gone. this is a potentially life threatening situation. here's matthew. you can see center of the storm. it is horrific. it would be worse if the eye of the storm had been closer to land. florida actually had some good news as eye of matthew stayed off shore, did not make land fall in florida and look at how bad it was even without the land fall. as we head through it this, still tracking to the north, heavy band of rain, yellow, orange, in the area right around 95 from jacksonville to savanna into southern south carolina as well and storm continuing to push north possibly making land fall between savanna and charleston later on tonight and into early tomorrow morning. and then, it could bring again hurricane force wind slight liz weakened from a category four. it is now category two.
it will bring a threat for wind and massive storm surge which is deadliest part of the hurricane. we have also have hurricane nicole, nicole is out near matthew and there is a chance these two could get into each other's circulation before storms move out. it does not look like they will merge in one major storm. people have been asking that. they could move around each other for a bit and determine the path but does look like matthew will stay separate. here it is, category two wind sustained at 110, central pressure at 948 millibars, even though not a major hurricane anymore still a very dangerous storm. here's that chance for land fall late tonight and tomorrow morning as possibly still a category two hurricane and then tracking up the coast of the carolinas moving a little further are north then yesterday's track. this could have implications for our region as well which i'll talk about in a few minutes. you you can see that storm loops back around and impact bohamas next week as a tropical storm or tropical depression. hurricane warnings remain in effect for northern florida
all the way through georgia, south carolina and southern north carolina right now under a hurricane warning. tropical storm warning exists for the outer banks of north carolina some of that moisture will get into our area even though storm misses us to the the south, i'll track the threat for rain and tell you which area could see enhanced rain and wind, for now, jessica, back to you. stay with "eyewitness news" azamat you continues to track up eastern seaboard. we will have updates on tv and also on cbs philly to the come. after high lead levels in flint, michigan water safety and quality is at top of the mind for many people and that includes officials at philadelphia school district. this afternoon they released results of the water testing at 22 of 40 schools. our greg argos is live at the sat center with the results, greg. >> reporter: last time philadelphia school advertise trick tested their water fountain for lead was between 202,010. that means some of the schools have not been tested in 16 years. environmental protection agency recommend drinking
water has less than 20 parts per billion of lead in it but district standard are maxing out the at 15 parts per billion. we have a partial list of how many schools have have higher levels of lead. so far, 40 schools have been tested in the district has released results for 22 of them. here's the break down. in all outside labs tested 361 water fun tapes and 49 fountains in nine different schools have had high levels of lead. one water fountain at this elementary school in wynfield tested at 151 parts per billion, more than seven times the federal recommendations. the district's chief operating officer say school em lease of shut off all affect water fountains within 24 hours of receiving high test results and today the district sent letters home with students explaining the testing and what is being done. parents watching this tonight and their child goes to one of these nine schools, may have had water from one of these 49 water fountains, what is message of that parent should
they be concerned. >> the message is that they are retesting that is actually done so we can continue to provide an assurance of safe, and healthy, acceptable water and they will receive a letter. >> reporter: burns told me this afternoon they plan to have the rehainer of the district schools tested within 18 months and from now on we will test the school's drinking water supply for led once every four years. live, greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". a sticky situation for a local contractor, alex hoff is live in north wales with the latest on a lawsuit that has been filed there, alex? >> reporter: yeah, nicole, david cutler group is only one named in this lawsuit but of the experts we have spoke with they say this issue may be plaquing thousands of homes in the the region built by some of the areas largest developers. pennsylvania has filed suit against the largest privately owned residential builder in the delaware valley, the office of the attorney general
claims that the david cutler group system math thecally failed to comply with codes and standard in the installation of stucco. >> they have followed letter of the code to, you know, follow that to a t, to a point but they still didn't make a waterproof house. >> reporter: bill dairies home inspector who specializes in stucco testing. he has done extensive work in cutler group development. these photos show just how devastating the repair process can get. >> many times stucco problems exceed 50 to hundred thousand dollars. >> reporter: derek says expensive issue may be more widespread then many know but since damage has been done repairs don't need to be rushed, unless your selling, or suing. >> if your home is going to leak and it will rot and fall apart, it is not acceptable. >> reporter: attorney steven farly has represented affected families. he explains that there is strict 12 years statute of limitations on filing suit against a builder in pennsylvania. >> these homes are kind of approaching 12 years, aren't
many of them. >> they are right there. >> reporter: attorney general's lawsuit seeks damages for homeowners, farly and dare agree other large builders in the region are plaqued with stucco problems and those are not always easy to recognize. >> we have tested some have the on worst looking stucco and found perfectly good houses and we have tested most beautiful stucco and found really big problems. >> reporter: homeowners who believe they have had issues can reach out to the attorney general's office even if they have already paid for repairs. i did reach out to the cutler group by phone and by e-mail and did not get anything back just yet. reporting live from montgomery county, alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". in the race for president, pennsylvania continues to play a critical role in campaign 2016, vice-president joe biden, visited bucks county community college in bristol today and there he campaigned for democratic nominee hillary clinton. with just days until october 11th pennsylvania voter registration deadline, biden encouraged students to
register to vote and turnout for clinton. >> but i know some of you and some of the people you are trying to convince aren't crazy about hillary. i know that. i think she's gotten an unfair deal. folks, don't wake up on of this ninth and find out we lost pennsylvania by 2,000 votes. >> to daze hillary clinton was off the cam paper trail preparing for sunday's debate. donald trump hosted round table discussion on immigration at trump tower in new york. they was joined by representatives of the national border patrol council. the union represents more than 16,000 border patrol agents and has endorsed trump for president. trump responded to one member who claims the that the government is trying to expedite process of getting immigrants citizenship so they can vote in the election. >> these are the professionals and people that work the border. you hear a thing like that and it is a disgrace, horrible. >> well, it will be a lot different if i get elect i
think you guys know that. we will have stronger borders and we will let you do your job properly good after meeting with the council trump held a that the security round table. don't forget watch donald trump and hillary clinton square off for their second presidential debate sunday nate that starts here on cbs-3 at 9:00 o'clock. this is final weekend for trump taj mahal in at atlantic city. that casino is shutting down for good hon morning. "eyewitness news" new jersey reporter cleve bryan is live with more on the closure which is costing many people their jobs, cleve. >> reporter: time weekend for trump taj mahal casino and last hooray is a lane are strike. it was celebrity visits or high steaks bankruptcies, the taj has always known how to create a buzz. >> reporter: twenty-six years ago donald trump welcomed the world to his billion dollars atlantic city dream. >> trump taj mahal welcomes you. >> reporter: taj mahal casino tried to be picture of luxury
and members of the original staff remember early days fondly. >> opening was phenomenal. >> awesome. >> it was like being in hollywood, it was nice. >> reporter: now day one employee rose hall and co-workers marched to a different beat. local 54 strike for better benefits has lasted 99 days but will only go on for three more. monday morning at five will 59 the casino will close. >> we wanted to come out one last time before they close, it is pretty dead and depressing. >> reporter: tropicana which operates taj blames local 54's president and negotiating team for closing the casino. company is referring all questions regarding the close to go tony radio's last statement that say bob mcdevitt and taj bargaining committee have no one to blame but themselves for this sad outcome. >> before the strike roofs were leak being in disrepair. we did in the wanting to on strike. our strike did not the cause this building to close. >> reporter: blame aside, come monday atlantic city loses
2800 jobs. mayor don guardian says competition has grown around atlantic city in the last decade the resort has learned to adjust and will do so once again. >> so we're doing everything we can to try to create the new jobs, new vision for atlantic city that goes beyond just gaming. >> reporter: donald trump has said he wants his name off of the taj mahal, after it closes, closing the chapter, on donald trump in atlantic city. live from atlantic city, cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". new jersey drivers get ready to shell out shore cash at the pump. gas taxis now official, we will tell you what it means for you the next time you go to fill up your tank. honoring a home grown talent, tina fey, and how that university was recognizing the upper darby native's work. hi leslie. eagles defensive line may be short a hand and when they take on the lions it will be a home coming for defensive coordinator jim schwartz. does he have any ill will
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earlier fey talked with students in a question/answer session. the philadelphia school district has announced a new initiative, to help students secure funding, needed for college. >> philadelphia is one of the 22 cities selected to take part in the national challenge to increase completion rates of the freeze application for federal student aid also known as fafsa, district is working with the college prep round table in the hope of increasing completion rate above the current 53 percent. >> kate bill other joining us now as you have been tracking matthew and keeping an eye on what our weather might be like this weekend. >> our weather is largely dependent on matthew or somewhat depended on matthew where that tropical moisture goes. when you have this much along east coast we will get some have of it, luckily not worst of it, that is reserved for our neighbors to the south east that looks like georgia, south carolina overnight it this into tomorrow morning will get brunt of that storm possibly with a land fall and then it should head out to sea but again a lot of moisture and with the front coming through we will tap into some
of that. here's is what going on you can see the setup. front is a line of cloud, that you you see moving across portions of michigan. if that front were coming through on a normal day without a hurricane in the south east it wouldn't produce much if anything at all. it does not have a lot of moisture with it. not producing much at all across great lakes just a few scattered showers but all of this is tropical moisture that is associated with hurricane matthew, lifting up, the eastern seaboard, and she had to be at the trent pulling northward. >> it is still well off to the south, slow whoever, eye is just off the coast of jacksonville by 40 miles, that is great thing for jacksonville if it were 20 or 30 or 40 miles closer. it would be worse then they are and they are getting slammed by storm surge flooding, heavy rain and strong wind right now. that storm is moving almost due north and may impact is a van, charleston, coast of georgia and south carolina with a land fall that would bring this hurricane force wind on shore. here's what we are expecting
in the overnight hours and into tomorrow, worst of the storm surge from jacksonville, charleston where you can see purple shading, that is nine plus feet of storm surge and that is devastating storm surge that can wash out homes and businesses and can pose a life threatening situation, storm surge, deadliest aspect of the hurricane. we have our tropical storm force wind and this cone of red where wind could exceed 74 e that will move right along south carolina coast at 9:00 tomorrow morning, even southern north carolina near wilmington could see wind of 50, six on 70 miles april hour and that moves out to sea as storm weakens. wind could guess to 40 miles an hour for outer banks and down the shore we will see strong gusty wind heading into the daze on sunday. it does get wind which that wind field around that storm. as far as rainfall, 4 inches, expected from savanna right up to, the outer banks and even virginia beach. for our region shore down the
shore possibly around a inch or so less in the city, we should get half inch and around 3:00 tomorrow that is when rain moves through. heaviest along that front as front merge west matthew's moisture from virginia ape north carolina and this pushes out to sea. even into sunday morning rain could hang on down the shore. lets zoom in and we will time this out so you can plan your weekend. tomorrow is fine. tomorrow we will have cloud, stray shower, morning should be quiet and then in the afternoon, light to moderate rain especially from the city on south and east, scattered showers to the north and west, steadier rain overnight tomorrow night into sunday morning for shore and delaware and then we will clear it out west to east on sunday. so, again overnight clouds increase, 59 degrees, tomorrow looks mostly cloudy, period of rain especially in the afternoon and at night and then heaviest down the shore where wind could pick up gusting to 25 or 30 miles an hour. and, seven day forecast, sunday depend where you, cloudy day all daze down the shore, beautiful sunny day far
north and west and we will see clouds breaks on sun. monday and tuesday cool, sunny overnight lows in the 40's and back to the 07's by middle of next week. once we get through tomorrow improving weather and matthew should head far away. >> all right kate thank you. >> leslie is up next with sports. >> guys, season has event even started and injuries are piling up for flyers, regular season starts this seven days and eagles defense may be missing a starter, with jim schwartz returning to face his old
eagles held practice at bub toll help them deal with the crowd noise sunday in detroit. bennie logan did not practice because of a left calf spasm, he is listed as questionable. meanwhile eagles will bring one of the toughest defenses in the league into motown, they give up nine points a game thanks to the wide nine defense that is run by jim schwartz. this game means a lot to him, he was head coach of the lions for five seasons and led them to one playoff appearance. he speaks highly of his former team. >> i think you guys would be advised how much i root for the lions as long as it the is not in direct conflict with the eagles, i want those guys to win every week. i got too much blood and sweat in that building. there is a lot of guys there that mean a lot to me. i want them to succeed. i don't want them to succeed this sunday. i will do my very best to try
to beat them. >> doug pederson remain undefeated as eagles head coach, bird have bought into doug's system. earlier sports director don bell talked with doug about how he got his players to be all in. >> they have to understand that i'm still head coach and i'm still in charge but at the same time i want them to know i have have got their back and i have got their back and we will do this together. >> coming up at 11:00 find out how death of doug's father has affected him and motivates him tonight the at 11:00 o'clock. and you are looking live at pennsbury high school, for friday football frenzy game of the week, two rivals will battle it out, truman and pennsbury. watch us at 11:00. we will have the best action from around the delaware valley, your kid, team, your town on tv, it is the friday football frenzy. regular season starts next friday in l a a for flyers but they keep losing layers, due to injure, defenseman michael del zotto is out four to five
weeks with the lower body injury and join brandon manning and scott laughton who will be out when season starts with the kings. final tune up game for orange and black is tomorrow afternoon against the bruins. sixers will take on world champion cavilers tomorrow night in cleveland. last night joel embiid making his wells fargo debut, he finish with five points, 12 mints and sixers lost in double overtime 125-119. >> nice to sees him out there. >> yeah. >> finally. >> we will be right katie v/she stays late.rd.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: raging floodwaters, powerful winds, and a huge sigh of relief. a still-very-dangerous hurricane matthew heads up the atlantic coast. >> there is nothing safe about what's getting ready to happen. >> pelley: leaving hundreds of thousands in the dark. south florida is spared a direct hit, but the death toll in haiti soars. also tonight, a predebate bombshell-- recordings surface of a very vulgar donald trump. >> when you're a star they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the ( bleep ). >> pelley: united states accuses russia of hacking, aimed at interfering with the american elections. and steve ha