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that's what's makin college. now eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's 4:30. we are tracking a big storm system expected to bring coastal flooding to the tri- state area through the weekend. we have an overnight update on the track of hurricane joaquin. good news for our area. >> new details this morning in that college campus shooting that shattered a small community in oregon. new details on the gunman. >> i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday october 2nd. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans here now. >> good morning everyone. thank you for joining us. we've got some good news and
the bad news is going on right now. we have a lot of rain and a lot of wind and the possibility of coastal flooding. 51 kingston, 54 around norwalk, 55 around the jersey shore. look at the wind gusts at 22 miles an hour around laguardia and over towards newark. a tough wind, it's rainy and raw. there's a coastal flood watch for the rest of the area, and that's through saturday as we've got a tough northeast wind coming in today from this really it's a nor'easter working its way over us. see the rain down the atlantic coast. we're going to be looking at that rain coming up through the day today. joaquin a category 4 storm. it will begin to eject out today as a category 4 storm.
today you need your rain gear, the warm raincoat, the boots, the umbrella, everything. it will feel like 40s. heather's got the day off. she's hiding under her bed. >> can you believe that. >> debbie duhaime is in the traffic center. >> we'll go to the maps and show you what's happening on 287 southbound at 440 and edison. a truck into a barrier. definitely want to keep the speeds down because of the wet pavement. the george lincoln and holland, overnight construction. at the george washington bridge inbound lower level construction, outbound upper level construction. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on time. i'll show you the van wyck northbound moving okay, southbound van wyck getting into kew gardens is ongoing construction. alternate side parking rules are in effect. it's 4:32. as bill mentioned it looks like hurricane joaquin may miss our area skirting to the east.
through, and the tri-state area is going to be facing nor eastern like conditions. >> does this feel like deja vu to you? it does to me a little bit. we have seen improvements on the jersey shore. the dunes are finally built up here in sea bright. flooding is the number one concern across the jersey shore. although not a classic nor'easter, conditions will be similar. morning. coastal flooding could become moderate of course as we've heard later today and into the cycles. this is what the governor has been talking about over the last two days. separate from joaquin. governor chris christie is not declaring a state of emergency here in new jersey. he said we're not quite sure whether this is going to be a single punch or a double punch so why not be prepared.
>> there are two concerns for new jersey coming out of the next four days of weather. the immediate threat is for severe flooding on friday and saturday. the second is tracking the path of hurricane joaquin. >> governor chris christie will be touring the area later today, and then he'll make decisions over the next 12 hours if he's going to have everyone who lives on the coast here evacuate. again, that decision comes later this afternoon after he assesses the area. we're live on the jersey shore, kala rama. further down the jersey shore the surf is rough and wiped out days of hard work to fortify the seawall that protects brick township. crews spent four days building up sand around the wall. the high tide tuesday carried that sand away, and the steel wall is once again exposed. >> we've been telling people we
have bags available at dpw to come down to and fill up with sand. tell people with the cars if they're prone to flooding bring the cars to higher land. get your batteries, food and water. >> brick was one of the jersey shore communities hardest hit by superstorm sandy. many homes on its barrier island are still abandoned. this is a live look at long beach nassau county. coastal communities are dealing with minor flooding there. crews have built dunes to protect inland communities as you see, and emergency crews across the area are on standby ready to respond to any issues. 4:35, officials in long beach say they are much better prepared now than when sandy hit. millions of dollars were spent rebuilding including a stronger and safer boardwalk based over a metal wave wall. every plan is urged to have a preparedness plan in place.
>> we ask residents to remain cautious, remain calm. there's no reason for widespread panic at this point in time. what we should be doing is monitoring things closely and making sure we have the proper planning in place. >> officials are also asking residents to make sure storm drains are clear and tie down any loose furniture that's outside or loose construction materials. meteorologist bill evans is tracking the latest on hurricane joaquin and you can track it yourself using your app for your smartphone. 11 americans have been killed in eastern afghanistan. six of the dead were u.s. airmen. the other five were american contractors hired to work with nato's resolute support mission. there was no sign of hostile fire when the c-130 plane went down. it's 4:36. we now know the name of the suspect who police say killed ten people including himself
and injured seven others in that college campus shooting in oregon. now investigators for clues into what triggered that attack. >> reporter: investigators are still working to find the motive behind the massacre, but one possible reason is very troubling. the victims may have been targeted because of their religious beliefs. one survivor says the gunman made the victims stand up. he then asked them if they were christian, and if the answer was yes he opened fire. law enforcement identifies the shooter as 26-year-old chris harper spencer. this picture from his my space page shows mercer posing with a rifle. mercer began his shooting spree yesterday just after 11 a.m. at the umpqua community college campus in roseburg oregon. he stormed inside the classroom killing nine people and wounding seven others. some students locked themselves
mercer was killed after exchanging gunfire with the police. meanwhile one parent whose daughter was shot in the back says his daughter told him mercer targeted his victims because they were christian. >> he was able to stand there and start asking people one by one what their religion was. are you a christian he would ask them, and if you're a christian stand up. and they would stand up and he said because you're a christian you're going to see god in about 1 second. >> investigators immediately taped off an apartment complex near the college campus searching mercer's apartment for any clues of a motive. there's no question he spent a lot of time planning the shooting. >> just so frightening. thank you dray. in texas groups on both sides of the gun control issue clashed over a law that takes effect next year. it allows licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons
inside on-campus buildings at public universities. separate rallies were held yesterday. at least two people were arrested. more than 150 professors at the austin campus have signed a petition against the law. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for the very latest on the investigation into this college massacre. police on long island are investigating a homicide in suffolk county. >> yes, the victim is a mother caring for five children. two of them her own, three from her late center. police found the woman's body inside her home after receiving a call to 9-1-1, homicide detectives are not identifying the victim, but they do want to talk with her husband. he is a retired new york city police officer. >> we haven't spoken with him. we'd certainly like to speak with him. we're not going to narrow our focus right now. the crime scene was established inside the house and it's currently being processed. >> police are saying this was not a random crime. there were no other victims. 4:39, and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning
with meteorologist bill evans. good morning. >> good morning shirleen and ken. light rain, lights are on at wollman rink. think they're going to ice skate in the rain. kind of a mean day to ice skate. the wind will push you around. a windy morning, a rainy day, this is not associated with joaquin. this is a low pressure nor'easter type system with a nor'easter that will be here today, tomorrow and a good part of sunday. rain is surging up from the south across long island and down to our south and west. this rain will be going on off and on all day long today. temperatures in the 50s are going to feel like the 40s. you need your rain gear. we'll talk about hurricane joaquin next. it's going to be away from us. this is our focus today. we can have coastal flooding. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. how is that affecting the roads out there? >> we're definitely seeing
good morning bill. starting with the subways. on the a train delays with signal problems. we'll keep an eye on that for you this morning. at the airport delays on arrivals because of the weather as well. problems on 287 southbound right on that ramp to it's an accident with a truck into a barrier over in edison. we'll keep an eye on that stretch for you. george washington bridge inbound lower level construction, fdr southbound moving okay through the 90s. lets go to our other camera, the fdr northbound it's an accident blocking two lanes. a lot of police department activity here. definitely want to keep the speeds down because of the wet pavement. alternate side parking rules in effect. back over to you. >> still ahead on yay eye this morning, the final words of a woman executed in georgia for her role in persuading her lover to kill her husband.
ar a su welcome back, crews hard at work clearing debris on an island off the coast of south carolina as heavy rainfalls. trees and branches were brought down on johns island when a tornado hit last week. that island is bracing for possible effects of hurricane joaquin. there's already storms hitting that area. officials are worried that debris is going to block drainage pipes and make the flooding much worse. >> meteorologist bill evans accuweather forecast. >> we have good visibility over to the west side from the fort the east here. we have rain right now, and we have wind, and we have a really chilly kind of damp and raw morning as we look to our camera here in astoria, looking down the east river, you'll see our camera bouncing up and down.
moderate, the winds are northeast at 9 gusting to 28, and the pressure has been falling. we have a storm system coming up the coast with heavy rains today, especially at the coast. minor to moderate coastal flooding from today through tomorrow with coastal flood advisories and watches through saturday evening. and then hurricane joaquin is going to stay out into the atlantic. we're looking at 54 at north port and massapequa. hauppauge is 52 and 56. 46 monticello. it's that wind out of the northeast up to 22, 24 miles per hour. it's just mean out there. 18 miles an hour wind around bridgeport. these are all the sustained winds that will be coming in throughout the day. here are the wind gusts, 35 at laguardia, 31 at the park and towards newark. a rainy, windy, raw day today. has nothing to flood warning in effect now. that means flooding is going on
at the coast around middlesex county and through monmouth county. a flood watch through 6 p.m. tomorrow for long island, five boroughs and new york city, urban areas of new jersey. rain working its way up the coast. it's a big batch of rain, and this will give us another inch or so of rain. i think the problems that you run into today are coastal flooding and wind today, and the ground has been soaked from previous rain. what wind we have today around, which will be at 35, 40 miles an hour could knock down some trees and power lines and limbs and things. this is joaquin sitting right here over an area called long island in the chain of these islands, about 300 of them in the bahamas. it's a category 3 storm, it's almost stationary, meandering to the west. later today it starts to eject and head north wards. this is going to start to veer out east and go in between the u.s. mainland and bermuda. it's just right there. the storm will be in between
u.s. mainland and bermuda and will head out into the atlantic. it could still as we go into monday, tuesday have some effects on the coastal sections with the waves and rough surf. here are the spaghettis, the computer models. they're way out here in the atlantic as you see. the european model leading the way. we have the rain coming up from the south today, off and on all day long and into tonight. we've got rain after midnight tapering off to a few showers as we go into saturday, even less shower activity as we go into sunday. it's a windy, rainy, raw day today. coastal flooding today, tonight, and tomorrow at the time of high tide we're at 58 degrees. saturday it's breezy and chilly. we're at 56. it will feel like the 40s. man, i'm not standing out there at that girl's field hockey game. >> no. >> i'm not doing that. >> sarah can play with her team, and they can have a good time.
we'll have a passing shower possible on sunday. i'm kidding. sun's back out on monday. my daughter has a field hockey game at 4:00 tomorrow. >> she's good too. she's a good player. >> she is good. they say she plays with underinflated hockey sticks. >> no, that's straight up talent people, deal with it. >> over to debbie right now looking to the commute. >> good morning ken, shirleen, bill, a couple of problems out here. we're going to tell you what's happening on the a train, reports of a suspension on the a train between broad channel and far rockaway. it's all due to ongoing signal problems. delays at the airports on arrivals because of the weather. definitely keep that in mind. and over on 287 southbound that ramp at 440 truck into the barrier in edison. watch for a closure over on the ramp, and over on the fdr drive north it's a collision. let's go outside to our webcam and show you the fdr drive
south through the 90s storks and were go traffic here as well. alternate side parking rules in effect. thank you. happening today, serious foreign minister will address the u. n. general assembly as russia's bombing campaign in his country adds a new layer of tension to the region. the kremlin says the campaign was ordered at the request of the syrian government, but united states and other western powers say russian pilots have not targeted isis as promised. instead they are going after moderates opposed to assad. the final recorded words of the first woman put to death in the state of georgia in seven decades have been made public. kelly gissendaner was executed wednesday morning, put to death for the role in the murder of her husband 18 years ago. moments before her execution she gave a tearful apology.
family i am so sorry that amazing man lost his life because of me, and if i could take it back if this would change it, i would have done it a long time ago. >> gissendaner was executed after efforts by her children and pope francis to save her life failed. her lover who carried out the killing is serving a life sentence. the man accused of killing nine people inside a historic church in south carolina is waving his right to a speedty trial. this means 21-year-old dylann roof could face a lengthy trial if federal prosecutors seek the death penalty. he is facing more than 30 federal charges including hate crime charges. roof is facing murder charges in state court where prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. 4:53. legendary comedians are the newest inductees into the apollo theater walk of fame.
honored during a special ceremony last night outside a theater in harlem. it's the first time non-musical artists have been inducted. all three legends had a long standing relationship with the apollo. to be able to be here as the children of and the carriers of this man's legacy to see him finally get honored in a place where so many people have come after him is triumph for us. >> richard pryor's daughter there. as it honored the three legends the apollo launched a new comedy series at the theater. time is 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, an attempted rapist on the loose, a man attacks a woman in a brooklyn parking lot. we've got the new video police want you to see.
tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. grab your rain gear, folks. check out this rain on the accutrack radar. it's raining up the hudson river valley along western long island sound.
temperatures are in the 50s. we're looking at real feels in the 40s. look at the wind out of the north, northeast at 30 miles an hour around laguardia, 31 newark, 21 miles an hour wind around jamaica queens. if you're taking the ferry over from staten island, jersey city, get inside, get a seat, find a seat belt, strap yourself in. going to be a bumpy ride even with a northeast wind. it's a little bit better ride from bridgeport to port jeff. that northeast wind is going to we'll be keeping an eye on hurricane joaquin, which will kind of veer on out into the atlantic later on today. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. happy friday debbie duhaime. >> happy friday to you too bill. we'll start off by telling you what's happening on the a train and the rock away park shuttle. seeing delays, signal problems, the a suspended and the rock away park shuttle suspended broad channel to rock away park. delays at the airports on
arrivals, and watch for a problem on 287 southbound the ramp to 440. it's an accident. lets go outside. i want to show you a look at the fdr drive northbound moving through the 100s with an accident being cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect for today city wide. back to you. thank you very much. and new overnight, police say this is the video of a sexual predator in brooklyn. a woman was walking in canarsie when a man grabbed her arm. he forced her to a nearby parking lot and that's where he tried to rape her. the woman was able to fight him off. the man took off on a buick, and the suspect is -- took off on a bike and the suspect is linked to another incident. there are some things you'd think people would know they shouldn't do. apparently taking bear selfies
one woman has created stickers asking hikers not to pose with the bears. >> when you make these kind of pictures when you get in close proximity to a bear, you're putting a bear's life in danger, not to mention your own. >> the danger for people is obvious. the danger for the bears is they become too comfortable around people. last month a colorado park closed because visitors were taking too many bear selfies. stay away from the bear. >> doesn't seem like the brightest move. it's 4:57. just ahead on eyewitness news we're following the latest developments on the mass shooting in oregon including new details on the gunman's >> communities along the jersey shore and across our area are dealing with a strong storm working its way up the coast. how community members are weather. and flooding. meteorologist bill today you can do everything in just one click, even keep your toilet clean and fresh. introducing lysol click gel.
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. this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. it's a rainy, windy, raw morning at 5 a.m. we are tracking a big storm coming up the coast, a state of emergency is in effect right now for new jersey. >> communities along the atlantic are still keeping an eye on hurricane joaquin. we have new details on the storm's path. meteorologist bill evans is tracking it all. >> and we're following the latest developments in that shooting massacre at a community college in oregon. we now now the identity of the gunman. >> good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot. lori stokes is off. a major storm system is working its way up the coast pounding
shore communities with wind and rain. that system has already whipped up waves and caused flooding in several states farther south. in addition to that storm, many communities along the east coast are still watching hurricane joaquin. >> and you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans to explain it all with the exclusive weekend accuweather forecast. >> weather in a word, i like that. mean, that's what this storm is. just down right mean. it's a nor'easter like storm. it's coming up the coast. temperatures are in the 50s. 54 belmar and brick and wrightstown. the wind is out of the northeast at 8 to 22 miles per hour. flood watch in effect for middlesex, monmouth, ocean county. flood advisory for the area. this will be today through saturday. we're looking at rain coming up the coast and particularly heavy at the coast. the farther north and west you go, it's cloudy skies and showers. look at all this rain to our south. that will be coming up off and on through the day.
joaquin, a category 4 storm down across the bahamas will start to move to the northeast today heading on out into the atlantic in between the u.s. mainland and bermuda. it really poses no threat except for shipping or if you've got a cruise down that way. temperature 50s, rainy, windy raw today. the winds are out of the northeast at 35 miles an hour, and that will last through good part of the weekend. we'll talk more about that in your accuweather seven-day forecast. heather's away today, and debbie duhaime is in the traffic center looking at the commute. >> good morning bill. i'll tell you what's happening. heading to the airports watch for delays on arrivals already this morning because of the weather. let's also tell you what's happening on the a and rock away park shuttle. a is suspended broad channel to far rockaway. it's all due to some ongoing signal problems. watch for a problem on the southbound bronx river parkway at the cross county and yonkers. it's an accident investigation. want to keep the speeds down
because of the slick road conditions. on 287 southbound the ramp to 440 and edison is a truck into a barrier there. the ramp is completely closed. inbound george, lower level construction and over on the fdr drive northbound an accident, we can go to the camera and show you this. an accident still working. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. debbie thank you. 5:03. even though hurricane joaquin may miss our area, we are still dealing with another storm system streaming up the east coast. let's take a live look from long beach in nassau county where residents are asked to be prepared for strong winds, rain, flooding. they built dunes to hold the water back as you see there. it's a similar scene in many of our coastal areas. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live in sea bright along the jersey shore. >> reporter: hi shirleen, good morning to you and ken. as you know, new jersey has
already declared a state of emergency here, and the conditions out here are just as what bill has said all morning long, nor'easter like. being prepared is the name of the game here. let me show you what new jersey has done. this is what you see, these sand dunes here. it's basically on the beach here sand dunes as far as the eye can see. for the past two days we've seen bulldozers mounting sand and clearing benches from all the beach areas so they don't go flying in this wind. this is separate from joaquin. this nor'easter like storm that's rolling in could be the first punch to the area over the next few days. it's bringing whipping winds, colder temperatures, and this pelting rain. the major concern across the jersey shore is flooding. they've already experienced tidal flooding in ocean city. >> the heavy rain, 5 or 6 inches of rain is going to exacerbate any kind tidal flooding conditions as the drainage systems fill with bay water, the rain in the street has nowhere to drain. >> reporter: let me tell you, i
have a perfect example of why you want to bring everything outside of your home in, if you live in this area, because of these whipping winds. we have a light setup out here so you can see what's going on when it's so dark out. it's got 30 pounds on it, and it just blew over. that's how strong these winds are. the beach is not a place you want to be this morning. we're live on the jersey shore, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. >> that is incredible. kala be safe. in new york the state and city emergency operation centers are up and running. governor cuomo has not declared a state of emergency. the new york national guard and workers from the department of environmental conservation have been clearing debris from roads and waterways to get ready for this storm. >> we have the verticals in place. we have the people in place. we have the equipment in place. now we just have to calibrate depending on what the storm does. >> in the city crews have
areas like the rock aways to hold back rising waters. mayor de blasio says the city is prepared due to its experience with superstorm sandy. to stay on track of weather conditions in your area all the time download the free accutrack weather alert app. it's free for android and iphone. search wabc. this morning we're learning more about the gunman accused of opening fire at a community college in oregon killing nine people. survivers revealed a chill -- survivors revealed a chilling account. >> chilling indeed. investigators still don't have a clear motive for the massacre but survivors are giving them a bit of insight. one very possible and troubling reason is the victims were targeted because of their religious beliefs. >> students gathered together last night just hours after gunfire rang out on the campus of umpqua community college
where officials say 26-year-old chris harper mercer stormed into a classroom with several guns and opened fire. one of the victims recovering after being shot in the back told her father the suspect demanded each person in the classroom stand up and state their religion. >> are you a christian he would ask them, and if you're a christian stand up, and they would stand up. and he said good, because you're a christian you're going to see god in just about 1 second and then he shot and killed them. >> nine people were killed and seven others wounded before police arrived. the gunman died after a shootout with the responding officers. investigators immediately taped off a nearby apartment complex searching mercer's apartment for any clues to a motive. his father who lives in california says it was a devastating day for his family. >> shocked, shocked is all i can say. >> president obama became emotional yesterday saying the aftermath of a mass shooting
the u.s., and it's time to do something to change that. >> our thoughts and prayers are not enough. it does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. >> now there have been 15 mass shootings since president obama has been in office, another reason whey yesterday he seemed visibly frustrated. meanwhile police searched the shooters apartment hoping to find clues that might lead him to a motive for the massacre. >> thank you. stay with eyewitness news and abc7 ny for the latest information on the college massacre. we'll have a live report from oregon in our next half hour. community members gather for a town hall meeting in the bronx to discuss recent cases of legionnaire's disease. representatives from the city's department of health met with the public in morris park. six buildings have tested positive for legionella bacteria. one person has died. many residents are concerned.
>> i'm sitting here and they're repeating the same questions over and over again, and the people in the audience are frustrated because they're not getting real positive answers. it's like they feel like it's a coverup. >> the city tested 35 cooling towers in morris park for legionella, 15 contained the bacteria. they are being cleaned and disinfected. time is 5:09. also in the bronx, a scene of men behaving happily. >> the long pinstriped nightmare is over, the yankees are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. they clinched the spot with a 4- 1 over boston at the stadium. the victory ended an especially long road for one yankee. >> to come back this year and be part of such a special team, such special guys and we truly are a family.
>> the win was also the 10,000 in franchise history. the yanks will play in the american league wild card game tuesday night. one more win or a loss by houston means the game will be in the bronx. >> congrats to the pinstripes. >> good for them. >> they know how to celebrate. that's for sure. 5:10. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> you know they're pros at that when they have the ski goggles on [ laughter ] >> in the locker room. >> 53 degrees, clouds and rain. it is windy, and it's going to be a windy, rainy, raw, nor'easter day today. this has nothing to do with joaquin. joaquin is still vacationing in the bahamas, creating a lot of problems with 10 to 20 inches of rain. we have rain and wind and beach erosion, and we're going to have coastal flooding at the time of high tide. we have a lot of rain cross long island, coastal connecticut. you get up to duchess and ulster and sullivan county, not
raining there yet. eventually it will. this will hug the coast. most of the rain will be from the city east and south and southeast as this rain comes up through the day today. it's a windy, rainy, raw, nasty day. you need the warm, long raincoat, the boots, umbrella, 56 this afternoon. we'll be at 58. it's a rainy day and it will feel like the 40s much of the day. have all your rain gear. it will be windy into sunday. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather's taking the day off. debbie duhaime is in traffic center. >> good morning everybody. first of all starting at the airports, seeing delays of an hour on arrivals at kennedy, laguardia and newark. check in with your individual airline. the rock away park shuttle back on or close. if you're heading to 287 southbound the ramp at 440 is an accident. lets go outside to the fdr
drive northbound in the 100s. an accident just about cleared now northbound fdr drive into the 100s. back to you. 5:12. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, police in manhattan are searching for the person accused of randomly punching and kicking a man in midtown in what authorities are calling a biased attack. >> take a live look from long beach. communities on long island and throughout the area bracing for a strong storm system making
walking near 50th and broadway wednesday afternoon. he is accused of attacking a 37- year-old man on the street and shouting antigay slurs during the attack. if you recognize him call police. it is 5:15. meteorologist bill evans now joining us with the weekend accuweather forecast. >> we take a look from our camera at 4 time square. we're looking south. as we look south past the empire state building and all the way down to the eastern sections of staten island we have good visibility. even down to sandy hook new jersey here as we look from the empire state building, there's new york life, even towards the throgs neck bridge. a pretty good morning out there as far as the visibility goes. it's windy and rainy too. we're looking at 80% humidity. the temperature 53. wind gusting up to 28 and the pressure falling, which means the storm system is coming into the area, the barometer falls. normal is 69 degrees today. we're going to be in the 50s way below that.
heavy rain throughout the day especially from the coastal sections on south. minor to moderate coastal flooding at the high tide through the weekend with the northeast wind. hurricane joaquin stays out in the atlantic. 48 around hackettstown, 51 poughkeepsie. 51 bridgeport to islip. that wind out of the northeast is the real bear out there with the 20 miles an hour sustained winds at bridgeport, 22 at shore. the gusts 35 around laguardia and we're seeing that wind that will continue all day today and tomorrow. the reason being you have joaquin down to the south, high pressure to the north, and then in between there's just this nor'easter type system coming up. it keeps a northeasterly wind flow in here, and just keeps coastal flooding and beach erosion going here with the strong winds today, tomorrow and even really breezy
conditions into sunday. coastal flood watch this morning, middlesex, monmouth, ocean county, coastal flood advisory through the day today, and that will be through tomorrow for coastal connecticut, long island sound and particularly out towards the east end and great south bay and philanders by a and taconic bay. more of this rain building into the area. we don't see any inland fresh water flooding but the flooding will be at the coast. here is hurricane joaquin working its way in central sections of the bahamas. it's meandering a bit. eventually it will start moving north and northeast and into the atlantic. it will weaken and move east of us. we're not even in the cone now. barely the cone touches nova scotia. there might be some waves, and there could be a little problem for a cruise ship if you're headed to bermuda. the spaghetti models even have
windy, rainy, and raw, coastal flooding 58. coastal flooding western long island sound, long island, jersey shore even tonight windy and chilly with occasional rain, and tomorrow it's breezy and chilly. there's a few showers around tomorrow and still at high tide we've got that shot at coastal flooding. your accuweather weekend forecast for sunday, a passing shower on sunday. not bad weather if you're going to football or going to be outside on sunday. it's still breezy, and then we're going to have great weather on monday, tuesday when it's back up to around 70. 72 on wednesday. >> it's nice to see sun. >> what is that? i forgot already. >> saw a lot of rain a couple days ago. >> you know who always brings sunshine though, even with traffic, debbie duhaime who's filling in for heather today. >> she really does. nice to have you this morning. >> thanks shirleen and ken and bill. it's always a pleasure to be here. let's see what's happening as we head over to the bronx river
parkway. southbound bronx river parkway everything subject to closure with an accident investigation. problems at 80 west fit 58 in paterson, reports of a jackknifed tractor-trailer. 287 southbound the ramp to 440 and edison truck into a barrier on the ramp. over at the airports an hour delay on arrivals. back on schedule on the a and rock away park shuttle. the fdr drive heading southbound, northbound fdr drive in the 100s an accident being cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. it's 5:19. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, authorities are investigating a fire bombing at a planned parenthood in california. political leaders believe this is part of a deeper problem. >> and a live look from sea bright along the jersey shore.
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meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> grab your umbrella and your raincoat, and boots. the rain boots, all that kind of stuff, got to have proper footwear today. all this rain coming up through our western long island sound and down the shore. temperatures are in the 50s. 53, 54 around the five boroughs. that's a mean wind out of the north, northeast. humidities are high, and the ride is bumpy on the staten island ferry. 30 miles an hour gusting to 43. have your dramamine as you go across long island back and forth, your looking at that northeast wind gusting up to if for the day today. our futurecast shows this rain hanging in here all day today through the afternoon. not going to be any flooding, just going to be windy, rainy and raw. the flooding will be at the coast from that northeast wind. debbie duhaime is looking at your commute. >> a couple of problems out here this morning already. let's go right over to the maps, southbound side of the
cross county and yonkers truck into the overpass. two lanes remain blocked. 80 westbound 58 into paterson, a jackknifed tractor-trailer. 287 southbound the ramp at 440, truck into a barrier. i'll show you a look at the fdr drive northbound in the 100s an ac that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. this moment is perfect in every way just like my kid gooey...flaky...happy. toaster strudel.
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with some flooding and strong winds as a strong storm works its way up the coast. >> and we are learning more about the tragic moments at a community college in oregon when a gunman killed nine people. we'll get a live report from the scene. good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday october 2nd. it is a rainy and raw morning out there across our area as a strong system crawls up the coast, this is a live look from long beach in nassau county where it has already begun to rain, and where residents are asked to be prepared for strong winds and more rain and flooding. they built dunes to hold that water back. >> and that's the scenario all across the region. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive weekend accuweather forecast. >> it is going to be not the most beautiful of weekends. however, the good news is is that hurricane joaquin is going to miss us and push farther out into the atlantic.
we have a windy, rainy, raw nor'easter over us at the moment. 53 around north port to massapequa, 51 around hauppauge, 55 around east hampton is 54 around the jersey shore. it's windy, rainy, raw day. the wind out of the north at 10 to 20, 25 miles an hour. we're going to be looking at what will be a flood watch for the jersey shore, flood advisory for new york city, long island, and there you see fairfield county in connecticut. heavy rain coming up the coast. going to be lasting throughout much of the day today and tonight with the wind out of the northeast at 45 and at times 50 miles an hour. joaquin continues to kind of sit and spin right there in the bahamas. later today it begins to move out into the atlantic and on into the canadian maritimes. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. how is this rain affecting everything? >> it's definitely affecting the airports. watch for delays at the airports already this morning if you're going to be taking it over to kennedy airport, one hour on arrivals. laguardia, 90 minutes on
arrivals, 45 on departures, newark one hour on arrivals. the rockaway park shuttle back on and close. watch for a problem on 80 westbound, exit 58 in paterson, a jackknifed tractor-trailer. want to take it slowly with the wet pavement out there, and the bronx river parkway southbound at the cross county and yonkers, a truck into the overpass, two lanes blocked. i'll show you a look of the tappan zee bridge, speeds down to 45 miles per hour. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you. thank you. it's 5:32. we may not have to worry as much about hurricane joaquin anymore. there's still a dangerous storm hitting our area, a whole separate storm. some communities along the jersey shore are already dealing with flood waters, and now they are preparing for more trouble including strong winds. eyewitness news reporter kala rama live in sea bright new jersey getting buffeted by the winds there. good morning kala. >> reporter: the story here on
as you can see here, this is what's happening across the shore, sea dunes as far as the eye can see here. it's stretching across the beach all because flooding is the key concern here, and you can see for the past two days that's what we've been doing here on the jersey shore, preparing, building sand dunes. you can see here for the past two days from the video that we've all collected that that's what they've been doing, preparing for this nor'easter like storm here that could give this area the first punch they're going to see over the next few days. whipping wind, colder temperatures and pelting rain. the major concern as i said is flooding. they've already seen it in ocean city, and now other communities are following suit and preparing for the worst. >> this is our main concern. the other parts of town we don't think is going to be that bad, not like sandy. this is going to be more a tidal event because of the northeast winds and the
just get bigger and bigger bigger. >> reporter: these sand dunes are one aspect that's very visual we can show you. what government agencies want you to do is be prepared at home. move all your belongings from outside your house inside so they don't blow away and cause damage. be stocked up with water, food, batteries. we all know threw years ago from sandy losing power can last four days in a case like this. >> thank you. officials in long beach on long island say they are much better prepared now than when sandy was hit. millions of dollars were spent rebuilding including a stronger and safer boardwalk. still every family is urged to have a preparedness plan in place just in case. >> we ask our residents to remain cautious, remain calm. there's absolutely no reason for any sort of widespread panic at this point in time. what we should all be doing is monitoring things closely and
making sure we have the proper planning in place. >> and officials are also asking residents to make sure their storm drains are cleared to tie down any loose outdoor furniture or construction materials. stay with eyewitness news and abc7ny for the latest updates on this severe weather. 5:35. and now to a developing story out of oregon. we've learned the identity of the man who murdered several people on a college campus. abc's brandi hitt is live with the developments. >> good morning, this small community is devastated. at least ten people are dead from a shooting spree that took place just beyond this police barricade. it's hard to imagine what the students and faculty went through not knowing if they would make it out alive. >> we've got multiple gunshot wounds. >> terror and chaos at umpqua community college. >> i heard screaming and i looked out and saw the people running. >> students described running
gunman opened fire in roseburg oregon late thursday morning. >> they're hiding in the small space, a bunch of us were hiding. >> police have confirmed at least ten fatalities, the injured rushed to the hospital as the suspect continued his shooting rampage. >> somebody is outside one of the doors. >> officers say they exchanged gunfire with 26-year-old chris harper mercer in one of the buildings. he is now dead. the students and officers shaken. >> i will not name the shooter. i will not give him the credit he probably sought. >> law enforcement sources tell abc news four firearms were recovered at the scene. three pistol and an assault type rifle. they've also hinted he may have left messages bind. >> what was the motive. what led him to this school. who was the target. >> and as the victims' family and friends gathered overnight at a vigil, a frustrated
president obama addressed the nation for the 15th time following a mass shooting. >> the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings. >> and the president is now calling crime scenes like these routine. you have atf and fbi agents here. this campus is going to remain closed until at least monday and many of the students tell us they don't know if they ever return. reporting live, brandi hitt, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. and stay with eyewitness news and abc7ny for the latest information on the college massacrer. police on long island want to talk to retired police officer about the death of his wife. the victim of an apparent homicide in suffolk county. the victim is a mom caring for five children, two of her own and three from her late sister. police found the woman's body
lake grove after receiving a call to 9-1-1. homicide detectives are not identifying the victim. they tell eyewitness news that they want to speak to her husband, a 21 year veteran who retired from the nypd. >> we haven't spoken with him. we'd certainly like to speak with im. but we're not going to narrow our focus right now. the crime scene was established inside the house and it's currently being processed. >> while police say this was not a random crime, there were no other victims. 5:38, and happening today, serious foreign min -- syria's foreign minister will address the u. n. general assembly as russia's bombing campaign adds a new layer of tension. the kremlin says the campaign was ordered at the request of the syrian government, but the united states and other western powers say russian pilots have not targeted isis as promised. instead they are going after moderates opposed to assad. time is 5:39. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and
traffic. up for this weekend accuweather forecast. morning. it's just not good. it feels cold. it's rainy. it's raw. the coast. we'll have this northeast wind creating flooding problems at the coast at the time of high tide. we have a temperature this morning that's rather chilly because 53 out here really feels like 43 with this northeast wind. it's damp, rainy, and raw here. the rain extends from coastal connecticut up the hudson river valley down to virginia and the shenandoah valley. this will continue off and on. the flooding from the rains, we could get about an inch. it's the wind and rain that combine to make it miserable. the wind out of the northeast at 25 sustained miles per hour will go to 40, and that will create flooding at the time of high tide. it's a mean day today. so be ready for that. we'll talk about the rest of the weekend coming up in your accuweather seven-day forecast.
she ran away to join the circus. [ laughter ] she'll be back soon. i promise. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center. how's it going? >> let's see what's happening. delays at the airports because of the weather. at kennedy an hour delay on arrivals, laguardia 90 on arrivals, 45 on departures and over at newark, one hour on arrivals. let's go to route 80, 80 westbound exit 58 at paterson, a jackknifed tractor-trailer. and a problem westchester county on the bronx river parkway southbound at the cross county and yonkers. a truck into the overpass. two lanes remain blocked. over at the tappan zee bridge speeds reduced to 45 miles per hour because of the weather. definitely take it slowly over the bridges. inbound george, lower level construction cleared. hudson river crossings okay. back on track on the a train on the rockaway park shuttle. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on time. let's go outside to the van wyck. the van wyck northbound moving slowly up through kew gardens.
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welcome back, it's 5:43. hurricane joaquin is battering the bahamas and residents are taking cover. storm surges left neighborhoods flooded and the islands are expected to be hit with heavy rain and strong winds throughout the day. there are no reports of injuries or deaths at this time. bill evans has been tracking it all. he's joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> it is going to continue over the bahamas today. later today and tomorrow it will move into the atlantic. this morning we have clouds and rain from a different system. a nor'easter.
you can see our cameras bouncing around, a nor'easter meaning a northerly, easterly storm, a northerly easterly wind coming in. that's what we have this morning. that northeast wind is at 14 miles an hour sustained gusting to 25 in central park. that means it's higher at the temperature 53 degrees. wind. yesterday nearly a tenth of an inch of rain, and we have a couple of tenths around morning so far that will build. heavy rain returns off ask on at the coast. coastal flooding will be out of this system with a northeast wind today, tonight and tomorrow. joaquin stays out in the atlantic. 51 around riverdale. 53 around bridgeport, 51 poughkeepsie. the numbers are in the 50s and they're going to hang around the low and mid-50s today. it's the northeast wind that makes it tough. it's raw, windy, it's rainy. if you were chilly yesterday, you'll be down right cold today.
hour in the park to newark to teat theboro. that's why we have this coastal flood watch posted for middlesex, monmouth, ocean county because the wind piles in this water into this right angle in the western long island sound, coastal connecticut, long island, the five boroughs of new york city are under this flood advisory today and tomorrow. rain is coming off the coast from this nor'easter. you can see the heavier rain carolinas. it will surge up and through the area off and on through the day. joaquin sitting here over the central bahamas. kind of just sitting and spinning and it's kind of cooled off a bit. it actually is just kind of moving a little bit, a northwest kind of move here at about 3 miles an hour. it's still a category 4 storm. it's over its own water. once it ejects out it will strengthen and hold that 130 135. it will move away in between bermuda and the u.s. mainland.
cooler waters here and loses its strength. it will move on out into the atlantic and really poses no threat to the mainland. it might be a problem if you've got a cruise down towards bermuda, other than that the models have it out to sea. rain today off and on. our futurecast, computer model, some of this rain heavy at times. i don't think it poses in i flooding threat. even on saturday a couple of showers, cloudy, windy, even sunday it's cloudy and there might be a bit of rain around. after school today for the kiddos, i don't think there's much in the way of after school sports today. it is windy, rainy and raw, except for those field hockey players. they play in anything, windy, rainy, raw with coastal flooding at the time of high tide. tonight it's windy and chilly and tomorrow we've still got a threat of coastal flooding with that wind. it's a bit of rain around and that means less rain, a few showers. sunday we're looking at maybe a
break of sunshine, a passing shower, we're into the 60s and the orange globe thing from outer space will be more prevalent on monday and tuesday with highs around 70. >> i like that orange globe thing. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> this is the weekend movie weekend, book weekend. >> good advice right debbie? >> definitely. always nice to get into a good book. we're going to tell you what's happening at the airport, delays at kennedy, one hour on arrivals. newark one hour arrival delays. because of the u. n. general assembly, cross streets blocked in that area 2nd. hudson river crossings moving okay. watch for a problem on east bay avenue by maple avenue in barn kit by route 9. 80 westbound a problem in paterson by exit 58. a jackknifed tractor-trailer. watch for a couple of of lanes
westchester county, the bronx river parkway cross county in yonkers two lanes blobbed with a truck into the overpass. let's go outside to our webcam. the van wyck northbound still bumper to bumper traffic headed out to kew gardens. back to you. thank you. 5:48. strong winds are already pounding our area and rain is coming up the coast. >> take a live look now at sea bright new jersey. communities along the jersey
have you seen maria? abc7 and your tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. it is 5:50. police have charged eleven more suspects in the hazing death of a student at baruch college. fraternity members physically abused chun michael deng during a hazing ritual in december 2013 in the poconos mountains and tried to cover it up. 26 people have been charged.
a total of 37 men will face charges in connection with deng's death, five of them charged with murder. a frightening end to a flight off the coast of southern california. this was the scene right here at catalina island. a single engine plane missed the runway and went over the side of a cliff. none of the three people on board were hurt. 5:51. it is and we may be in the clear as far as hurricane joaquin is concerned, but another storm is on its way. >> and it's an ugly one. a live look now from long beach, long island already experiencing rain and strong winds. boy, are they strong wind. meteorologist bill eva i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to
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we're looking at 56 for saturday. it will be breezy and chilly, maybe a little passing shower into sunday. conditions improve as we go to monday. have your rain gear, keep it handy. debbie duhaime is looking at the commute. >> good morning bill, good morning everybody. we're going to start off by telling you about a problem on the bronx river parkway southbound through yonkers. it's also 6 by the bear mountain bridge, an accident reported. problems continue at 58 on paterson, a jackknifed tractor- trailer. the u. n. general assembly in session again today. over at the hudson river crossing still moving smoothly, no problems, george, lincoln or the holland. keep in mind finishes you're taking a ride over to barnegat east bay avenue blocked off. i'll show you a look at the northern state parkway westbound, stop-and-go traffic out towards lakeville road.
the southbound side of the van wyck bumper to bumper into kew gardens. a homeless man could spend 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty in the murder of a manhattan musician. 61-year-old mary whittaker was shot and stabbed to death inside her summer home in western new york more than a year ago. 31-year-old charles sanford pleaded guilty to second degree murder in court yesterday. he is expected to cooperate in the trial of his alleged accomplice next year. 5:55. call it the 21st century version of please don't feed the animals. hikers are being asked to stop take selfies by bears. the bears can be unpredictable. one woman has created stickers asking hikers not to pose with the bears. >> when you make these kind of
pictures when you get in close proximity to a bear, you're putting a bear's life in danger, not to mention your own. >> other than the obvious concerns,s pictures may make the bears too comfortable around humans. you don't want them to get so comfy they startlingering around human beings. >> reporter: breaking up is hard to do, so many of today's teens are using modern technology to avoid ending relationships in person: a pew research center survey found nearly 30% of teen daters have broken up with someone via text message. this is why most teens acknowledging a text is one of the least desirable ways to get dumped. just 8% of teens say they've met a romantic partner online. >> just ahead on eyewitness
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