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a lot of that last night. this morning, people are recovering from rough weather that tore through the region last night. we're live with a look at the damage and efforts to clean it up. >> look at what it looks like right now outside, calm storms are over. ben franklin parkway. today we expect to see sunshine and it should be less sticky out there. better hair day today. all looking forward to that. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. it is a nice change today. stars in the sky, skies are clear out there. it was rough last night. meteorologist bill henley standing by with his first alert forecast. you told us yesterday morning those storms would be intense and they were. >> they were right on schedule. fortunately they kept on going, now we're in the clear. no sign of them on the radar. the temperatures have been coming down cooler this morning and the humidity sç still elevated but it is starting to fall along with the temperatures thanks to northwesterly winds. cooler in roxborough at 71
degrees. northeast philadelphia at the airport is 74. we'll see a warmer summer day today with lots of sunshine sunny skies 6:00 72 up a couple degrees by 9:00 and 80 at lunch time and through the morning, north or northwesterly winds bringing in the drier air. you'll really feel the difference today. i'm back with your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast in just ten minutes. first, let's check in with traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> out in new jersey around the black horse pike where you can see crews blocking out the ramps. more crew on the shoulder on each side. northbound and southbound is what you're dealing with. not affecting the drive times because we don't have volume through the area. the 42 freeway, 5 minutes from route 55 to the walt whitman bridge. as for the area bridges, no problem on the walt whitman, the
betsy is doing fine, the tac pal is doing fine. we have construction on the ben heading westbound into philadelphia. chris? >> that was a loud one. >> that sure was loud. this is video sent to us by nbc 10 viewer colt sebastian taylor. he captured the thunder and lightning as storms rolled through birdsboro. in new castle county crews are cleaning up this morning. we sent matt delucia to see how bad it is and what the damage is. matt, what are you finding? >> just in this mobile home park right now, there's a lot of damage, roofs blown off, one even knocked off its foundation. this is the new castle mobile home çpark along new castle avenue. this is a home that was knocked off its foundation. you see pieces of it on the ground pieces of wood. there are chairs that are out here, cars were hit as well. and right over here to the right, you can see this one here, you can't really see it from this angle but the roof was
blown off this entire section of the mobile home. we have video we shot not long ago about half a block from where we are, you can see delmarva power crews working to get the power restored. there was a funnel cloud spotted in this area around 7:45 last night. and of course there's no power in this area right now. but this is really what we've been seeing in terms of all of the damage. again, roofs blown off, severe damage to the streets, to the siding of homes, to the roofs, to the doors, everything in this area is short of blown away within a three-block radius from where we are right now. for now i'm told a little more then a dozen people are at the william penn high school. that's where a sheller has been set up. there's a lot of work still ahead. spoke to one of the residents that lived in one of these homes. he says he missed the storm by about ten minutes. he says it was quite intense.
we'll hear from him in the next half hour. these folks trying to begin the cleanup process. a lot of them waiting for some kind of answer and hopefully for the power to come back on. just in talking with the power crews out here in the past few minutes, it's going to be quite a while. live in new castle matt delucia nbc 10 news. skyforce 10 was over more damage in new castle. roofs were ripped off buildings and the walls completely collapsed on others. and this is the storm's impact in burlington county. our crews got this video in marlton. the area was closed to traffic until firefighters and utility workers made sure it was safe. if you have our nbc 10 mobile app, you got alerts as the storms rolled through. download it for free. the city of new york will throw a big party for the u.s. women's soccer team.
a ticker tape parade to celebrate their world cup championship. crews have been getting the confetti ready. that's fun to say. and building floats for the parade. later this morning, the players will roll down broadway and through the canyon of heroes. it will all come to an end with a ceremony at city hall. this is the first time new york city has honored an entire women's team with a ticker tape parade. delran native carli lloyd will be front and center in all of it. carli scored three goals, becoming the only player ever to notch a hat trick in a world cup championship. all of delran, burlington county is proud of her. the parade agains at 11:00 al. watch in part -- watch the parade in part during nbc 10 news at 11:00. we'll stream the parade on nbc10.com and the nbc 10 app. we are learning to find out
why dea agents raided urgent care facilities. this was on city avenue. agents raided seven of these facilities across the state. happening today in burlington county, a judge will hear arguments on a controversial pollution settlement. the oil giant is said to pay $225 million for contamination at refineries industrial sites and gas stations in the state. but environmentalists say the actual damage total is more like $9 billion. 4:36. also happening today, a charity is trying to break a guinness world record while collecting food for a lot of hungry children in camden. the group called feed our children now will attempt to gather the most food at a single location during an eight-hour period. the food drive starts at 9:00 a.m. next to campbell's field. this is being held in
conjunction with the vans tour. there is also a drop jop location at the susquehanna bank center where it is happening today. >> there's a need here. it's crucial in the summertime to get kids and families food because when kids aren't in school there's no school lunches. >> the current guinness world record in case you're wondering that the organization wants to beat 250,000 ponds of food which is enough they say to fill seven tractor-trailers. they're gung to try to beat that in eight hours. more than seven tractor-trailers full of food. >> hopefully our community will respond. >> all the food is staying in camden, going to families that really need it. >> great. >> the countdown is on. >> in just over a month. can you believe it already? the eagles play their first preseason game. it can't get here soon enough. the phillies season has been miserable. get us out of baseball, please. coming up a philly native who is trying to fly above the rest
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes before 5:00. we'll see lots of sunshine today. the storms are out of here and the humidity that has been so high the last few days is already starting to drop. now 76% at northeast philadelphia airport. 74 degrees, 2 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. and the numbers are still falling. 72 in washington township wrightstown is 73. 60s for kennett square horsham
and quakertown. 70s in delaware and in south jersey. we'll warm into the 80s this afternoon. there's a chance we'll see 90s over the weekend but not today. 70s, the sunshine in the pocono mountains and a warm afternoon for allentown, reading and quakertown plenty of sunshine for doylestown trenton an mt. holly. delaware beaches up to 84 degrees. vineland and dover, a high of 86. and typical summer heat for this time of year 87 for philadelphia drexel hill and swedesboro. the weekend forecast when i'm back in ten. >> weekend plans. >> let's make some if we haven't already. it's time to do that. time to get you to work safely before we can look ahead to the weekend. >> jessica boyington has that. what are you seeing on the roads, jessica. >> what weigh typically see on fridays during the summer is less volume around the area. we'll start talking about the vine street expressway. good news they've cleaned up about 20 minutes earlier.
typically the cleanup starts around 5:00 a.m. all lanes open headed westbound towards the schuylkill expressway. three-minute drive time no problems. watch for residual crews in the air area, just in case. 202, 11 minutesheaded northbound or southbound up from the schuylkill expressway. mass transit, currently no problems or delays. coming up in the next ten minutes, i'll check in with more drive time. pope francis is on his way to paraguay today. >> before he gets there, he had to make a quick change in an unlikely spot. we'll tell you where and why when we come back.
which caused it to detach and collide with another truck. at the time olivo was using a pennsylvania driver's license because his original new york driver's license was about to be suspended. the collision shut down the road for two days while state and local emergency crews cleaned up the chemicals transported by both trucks. police have arrested a homeless man in connection with this fire that burned through a strip mall in upper darby this week. 54-year-old james morris is charged with criminal trespassing and theft. police say he was squatting on the second floor of the payless shoe store on 69th street. morris was inside when fire started on monday. they believe he and maybe several other people had been living in that building for some time. you can see the damage the fire did there. it destroyed one business and damaged others. authorities tell us they do not believe the fire was set intentionally. >> there are signs that possibly there was electric up there and we're trying to determine if it was there or tied in at one point and not tied in properly.
that's some of the things we're trying to evaluate with the debris that's up there right now. >> the exact cause of the fireç is still under investigation. three stores remain closed as repairs are being made. >> 4:46. paraguay is preparing for a visit today from pope francis. people in paraguay's capital made final preparations yesterday. paraguay is the last stop of the pope's three-nation latin america tour. he celebrated mass in bolivia yesterday. his prayers included a plea for forgiveness. the pope apologized for what he called crimes committed against the native people during the so-called conquest of america. a burger condition was transformed into a makeshift dressing ramg. the pope went inside to switch his vestments. later during the mass the pope denounced consumerism. you know the pope is coming
to philadelphia but one penn student says he had to travel 5,000 miles to realize the significance of the pontiff's visit to this area. his epiphany happened in his hometown. nbc 10's jim rosenfeld first met sophomore malcolm barrett at a beginner tango class arranged for a group of penn students studying in argentina this summer. the host mother shared her story of sharing pope john paul 20s in person decades ago. she told malcolm it's an opportunity he should not pass up. >> i didn't really realize it was as an important event as it is. talking to her about the importance of the pope has really given it a new meaning to me his arrival. >> malcolm also says he realizes the pope's visit will be a moment in history, one that he
wants to see with his own eyes. malcolm will have plenty of company. as many as 1.5 million people are expected to be on the ben franklin parkway for mass in september. we wanted to learn more about pope francis's actions during the dark chapter of argentina's history. 4:48 now, 74 degrees. this morning, a deadline passed in the ongoing nuclear talks between the u.s. and iran. secretary of state john kerry threatened to walk away from those talks but he now says they will continue. the obama administration hoped to have a final deal to submit to congress by yesterday. that's not happening. the u.s. and iran are blaming each other for the deadlock. they're trying to reach an agreement that would curb iran's nuclear program in exchange for
release from sanctions. the white house now says more than 21 million people had personal information stolen. that number has grown since earlier when the government says hackers stole records for about 4 million people. there's no evidence the stolen information has been used. the fbi says arrests in recent weeks likely stopped multiple july 4th terror plots. five of those arrests came in the new york city area. two others came in boston and investigators say a third arrest there originally planned attacks on july 4th. they were all communicating with isis figures overseas responding to social media messages advocating violence. >> there's a device almost a devil on their shoulder all day long saying kill, kill, kill, kill, kill. >> while the fbi says these potential attacks were stopped, the borough warned new encryption technology is making it much harder to track terror
suspects. the countdown is on. it's never too early to put up the clock until preseason football. the eagles preseason began in about 37 days eight hours, 9 minutes, 58 seconds but who's counting? it's also the team's premiere on nbc 10, the new home of the philadelphia eagles. something we're very proud of obviously. mark sanchez is hosting workouts in san diego for players fighting for a roster spot on the eagles team. one of those players is a hometown boy who was born and raised in roxborough. coach chip kelly invaded rashid kelly to camp last mott -- month. now he's an undrafted free agent looking to make the team after playing for delaware university. >> like me growing up in these streets, every time i step on the field i feel my city i hear the fly eagles fly song in nigh head. >> that's awesome. we're all rooting for him.
nbc 10 is your official eagles station. count on us for instant updates, commentary and analysis when eagles preseason begins august 16th. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> nine minutes before 5:00. the temperatures are getting cooler. skies cleared out nicely. we're in for lots of sunshine and the humidity that's been so high that's coming down. 75 degrees in philadelphia. a little bit of a breeze out of the west. it will become more northwesterly during the day. some scattered clouds at the shore. the storms are long gone. sunny skies for cape may and into the 80s this afternoon on the beach. looking good for the weekend, too. the shore cast sunshine for saturday and sunday both days temperatures in the upper 70s. water éelperatures still in the low 70s. we're seeing some scattered clouds but the storms we had yesterday are well offshore. now we're watching these storms
moving through the midwest, st. louis is get something of that activity. looks like those will stay to our south as they move to the east across the country. we should stay dry, not only today but through the weekend. those northwesterly winds will make it feel more comfortable. sunny, less humid, 84 to 88 degrees this afternoon. northwesterly winds at 12 miles an hour. the dry air that arrives today will stay for the weekend. comfortable conditions, warm saturday and sunday. 89 after a morning low of 67 degrees on saturday. lots of sunshine for sunday, up to 91 degrees. then the humidity returns next week after we get through the weekend. showers and possibly some thunderstorms starting monday and that possibility will stay with us right on into later part of the week with temperatures in the 80s. look at that weekend. eight minutes before 5:00 right now. let's get you to work on this friday morning. >> hopefully the construction projects are wrapping up around this time. let's check in with nbc 10's
first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we're checking out 422 in montgomery county. everything is moving along just fine around trooper road eastbound is typically where we see the morning delay from 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway. still about an eight-minute trip right there. these are the eastbound lanes. they're moving along nicely. if you're headed toward the philadelphia area into center city, 95 to woodhaven road no problems on the schuylkill expressway if you're headed eastbound from the blue route up toward the vine. that's 12 minutes. the blue route doing great heading southbound. 14 minutes there. eastbound and westbound on the expressway, opening up 20 minutes early. watch for residual crew throughout the area. coming up why the fda is beefing up warning labels on some anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.
there's a new warning from at food and drug administration about over-the-counter pain killers. the fda says anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke within the first few weeks of taking them. the original warning was added in 2005. they have now strengthened that warning. the head of the republican national committee is telling donald trump top tone it down. the request was in reference to the presidential candidate's controversial comments on immigration which have sparked outrage among the latino community. request came during an almost hour-long conversation with trump covering a wide range of issues. he disputed the account on
twitter saying the chairman said he was, quote, doing well. yesterday, a judge approved a deed restricting anyone from re-opening trump plaza as a casino for a decade. the property can be re-opened for anything but gambling. the reason the property owners wanted to avoid higher taxes under a new bill governor christie is expected to sign. philadelphia mayor michael nutter is back home after what he calls a tremendously successful trip to mexico. nutter spent three days in puebla. the trip was aimed at establishing closer ties with puebla and mexico as a whole. during the visit nutter signed a joint declaration with puebla's mayor which sets a future collaboration between those two cities. happening later today, an event that might have you running scared from a phoenixville theater, blobfest begins tonight there and lasts through the weekend.
it celebrates a scene in the 1958 classic sci-fi film "love the blob" where theatergoers run out of the theater on bridge street to avoid being gobbled up by the blob. >> speaking of gobbling things up -- >> krispy kreme, right on cue, celebrating its 70th anniversary this month. >> here's the deal now. customers who buy a dozen doughnuts at regular price can get a second dozen of the original glazed doughnuts for 78 cents, a dozen for 78 cents. krispy kreme first opened its doors on july 13th 1937 in winston-salem, north carolina. today is not the actual anniversary but close enough. >> you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> working through the night. nbc 10 is following cleanup
cruise and the help available to people in parts of this area who were hit hard with severe storms. >> farewell to the flag. in a matter of hours, the confederate flag will be lowered in south carolina for the very last time. my faith deepened. >> staying strong. nbc 10 talks with a local teacher who claims she was fired by being gay. welcome to nbc 10 news today on this friday. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's check with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> the storms are gone, right. we will feel much more comfortable there. the radar shows we are clear of rainfall. dry today. the weekend is looking dry, too. this is why it's beginning to be more comfortable. look at the air. those are northwesterly winds at 14 miles an hour in northeast philadelphia. that's the dry air moving in that's going to allow us to experience two things lower temperatures this morning. we're in the 60s and low 70s and lower humidity.
it will be falling as the day goes on. right now, 69 degrees in pottstown and allentown. we're looking at low 70s in philadelphia and south jersey. still a few scattered clouds around but not for long. sunny skies an at 6:00 this morning, 72 agrees. look at the northerly winds at 12 miles an hour. that wind will be blowing at 9:00, up to 76. then low 80s at lunch time and climbing. we're in store for a typical summer day today. got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's get a check of traffic. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. >> what we're watching still is ongoing construction out in new jersey. most of our construction projects across the board have cleaned up a little bit early this morning. we are watching 295. we have crews right over here some lane restrictions. some more crews. south and northbound lanes both pretty much compromised. we have lanes moving through in each area. where we typically see the volumes for the morning, 13-minute drive time. no volume there.