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úú we are getting set for what could be a one-two punch. heavy rains in part of our region as well as a threat of hurricane joaquin impacting our area. there's a coastal flood warning in effect at the jersey shore and here's a live look now from our cape may camera at the marquee delafayette. there's a risk for moderate to major flooding that cowl extend through part of the weekend. here's a live look at the radar showing the wet and windy system affecting our area right now. and right now joaquin is a category three hurricane battering the bahamas. its path is still uncertain but
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officials up and down the east coast corridor are warning people for drenching storms despite the path joaquin may take. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking this entire thing. bill, what can you tell us? >> we can tell you the storm system is very strong. joaquin is a category three hurricane. you can see it's still way to the south affecting and impacting the bahamas with the 125 mile an hour winds. it's moving to the southwest at six miles an hour. so it's still moving in a southwesterly direction, just crawling along. it is expected to stay put for the next 24 hours and then start smooth. the forecast track just updated from the national hurricane center has it increasing in strength to a category four by 8:00 tomorrow morning then heading to the north. this is where things start to change. it will run into the water that
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is not as warm as the south so it will start to weaken as it moves to the north. as it moves to the north, there's a chance it will take a turn back toward the coast but there are indications now that that may not happen as severely as it looked like it was going to happen earlier. it may not make landfall along the coastline and it may not happen into early next week even if it does make landfall. the joaquin forecast track at 8:00 monday morning puts it off the north carolina coast. now, the cone of uncertainty extends into the ocean so it could stay out to see but it could also impact the east coast of north carolina. then into tuesday morning there's a possibility it will make landfall in our area. but there are greater indications now it will stay just offshore or possibly farther offshore as it continues to weaken. by then no longer a hurricane, a tropical storm. improvement in the forecast track. that's to come. during the day today and
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tomorrow the big concern is flooding at the shore. major flooding is possible. beach erosion because of the strong gusty winds that are not associated with hurricane joaquin. those winds continuing today and flooding is a strong possibility today into the early afternoon hours. we're going into high tide right now. a high tide at the shore started around 10:30. depending on where you are at the shore and then it will end around noontime today 120r:30 this afternoon. so flooding is a possibility today and the flood threat will be around again tomorrow. as to that some rain, in fact heavy rain is on the way. we'll look at that when i come back later this half hour. vai? >> we'll check in with bill over the next hour. drenching rains have been a problem up and down the east coast. a south carolina man drowned when flash floods submerged his car. people are taking extra
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precautions. monique braxton joins us live in bucks county: monique, what preparations are happening there? tell us more? >> reporter: that's right, vai. we reached out to bristol township officials to find out how they're preparing for the deluge of rain and they led us here to this public works crew. you see them clearing a storm drain. they say they've been doing this now for two days and they tell us exactly where their target areas are. >> like you said, we are affected by the tide. we're affected by the delaware river which is -- encompasses our croydon and newportville sections of township so in those areas as well as other areas of the township that have flooding issues or flooding concerns.
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now, the national weather service shares this advice for those who find themselves in high water. do not leave your vehicle at a low changes th location that is prone to tidal flooding. don't drive your vehicle through floodwater. the water may be deeper than you think it is. your vehicle could be damaged and that would lead you to costly repairs. we'll continue to monitor the approach of the storm as well as the work by flood work crews trying to clear the storm drains. live in bristol township, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> monique, thank you. here's a live look from trenton, new jersey, where new jersey governor chris christie is about to give us an update on the state's preparations for joaquin. as you remember, new jersey was hit hard by hurricane sandy nearly three years ago. we will bring you governor christie's briefing live when it happens on air and online on
11:06 am and the nbc 10 app. today the threat of wet weather is impacting the phillies. here's a live look at citizens bank park where the phils will wrap up their series with the mets this afternoon. it was scheduled as a night game but it will start 1259:05, about an hour from now. all gates are open. meantime, nfl officials say they are exploring options in case hurricane joaquin causes problems for the eagles. the birds are scheduled to play the redskins at 1:00 on washington stadium in landover, maryland. the league is monitoring the forecast sand in discussion with both teams about a contingency plan for the game. right now it's not clear what those plans would include. and you can stay on top of this week's wet weather right on your smart phone and also on your tablet. just download the free nbc 10 news app for the first alert forecast, radar, weather alerts and much more. it will update any changes in the projected track of joaquin.
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the man accused of torching a restaurant under construction in center city, philadelphia, will go before a judge. police say surveillance cameras aqap which you ared photos of steven petaway two weeks ago near the fire. the fire destroyed the restaurant space and damaged two apartment buildings. up to 40 people have not returned to their homes. >> they didn't like have any foresight about the people that they would be affecting and it's scary. it was such a peaceful night the night before. >> the atf says the fire caused a million dollars in damage. agents have not revealed petaway's alleged motive. court officers and facilities in trent lone remain closed because of a freon leak. officials say the leak was contained yesterday but further investigation showed freon levels are higher than legal guidelines. and right now you have to pay more to ride new jersey transit.
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fares are up about 9%. that means one-way fares between trenton and new york now cost $1.25 more. $16.75. a monthly ticket is now $40 more to $480. transit leaders say the increases are needed to close a $60 million budget gap. more fallout for bill cosby. we'll tell you about the new allegations against the embattled comedian and philadelphia native and why a customer of this michigan gas station is about to join the millionaires club. more details on last night's winning powerball ticket. bill? vai, tracking light showers in the area but there's heavy rainfall on the way. your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast is just ahead.
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federal workers at work today. congress avoided a government shutdown but there could be another showdown in the coming months. the issue of funding planned parenthood remains on the table aside from the short-term spending bill lawmakers voted in favor of, it keeps the government operating through december 11. president obama signed the bill hours before the midnight deadline. congress did not renew a federal health program for september 11 first responders. the program will be phased out by next summer. first responders suffering certain illnesses are still eligible for health care. bill cosby is facing new
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allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. this comes days before he is scheduled to give new testimony under oath. three more women came forward yesterday accusing him of sexual assault. more than 50 women have made similar accusations. next week bill cosby is scheduled to give a sworn deposition in a sexual assault lawsuit. cosby has never been charged and denies the allegations. someone is waking up $300 million richer this morning but the person doesn't live in philadelphia, south jersey, or delaware. lottery officials say last night's winning powerball ticket was purchased at this gas station in southwestern michigan. the winning ticket is the second-largest so far this year. $310.5 million. the winning ticket hasn't been claimed yet. another ticket purchased on rhode island matched five numbers. that person will win $2 million.
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clouds and some rain today, mainly just cloudy over center city. that's a live view from the adventure aquarium. those clouds are staying put today and we will see more rainfall during the day today. the heavier rainfall, that's due in tomorrow. heading out the door right now, you'll find a cooler day today with gusty winds. that's coming behind a cold front that came through last night, we're feeling the difference this morning. and it's those gusty winds will that will lead to flooding at the shore. coastal flooding, looks like the worst of it for new jersey, atlantic city to the south and the delaware beaches as well. a drenching for tomorrow. we will see heavy rainfall move in during the day today, tomorrow, and that rainfall will continue into the weekend. right now just cloudy over mount pocono. trenton is 59. the rain is coming down in dover, 57 degrees there. those clouds will stay put. the rain on and off this afternoon for philadelphia and then the heavier rain due in tomorrow. but it does now look like it's
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not going to be a heavy rain all weekend long. you can see scattered light showers to the north and west for pennsylvania. light rain is falling in lancaster, chester county and into burkes county but not much rainfall this philadelphia. and further to the south and east you can see scattered showers at the shore. this rain is going to be pushing back into the area, some heavier rainfall for tomorrow but for today we're looking at 60s. for this evening 67 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. again, this evening not much rainfall and during the late evening hours mostly cloudy skies. if there is any rain in the area, first thing tomorrow morning, 6:00 in the morning on friday, it will be along the coast or just starting to move inland. than the heavier rainfall is going to be moving in -- >> bill, we're going to interrupt you. governor chris christie of new jersey is just beginning his briefing on his state's preparations for joaquin. let's listen in. >> second is tracking the path
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of hurricane joaquin as those forecasts become clearer over the next 24 to 72 hours. so first let's be clear. at this point it's just too soon to stay with any certainty whether or not joaquin is likely to have a direct impact on new jersey or not. those paths are -- have changed a number of times, as you've seen. over the course of the last 48 hours. so we'll have greater degrees of certainty as the hours pass and we prepare ourselves for what those paths will tell us over the course of that time. but whether or not joaquin is a direct issue for new jersey by monday, we know that there is definitely going to be moderate and likely to be major flooding events in south jersey on friday and saturday with five to six inches of rainfall expected to come over those two days. at particular risk are communities along the delaware
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bay, in allsalem and cumberland counties and the coastal communities in atlantic and cape may counties. as a result i signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in new jersey as of this morning giving our emergency management folks the tools they'll need to ensure a speedy and orderly response. i've been involved in conference calls with cabinet beginning day before yesterday, had another one last night at 10:00 and i want to review with you what the current set of plans are department by department. for the new jersey office of emergency management, the state emergency operations center was activated at 6:00 a.m. this morning to monitor this storm and it will remain open as long as necessary to meet the anticipated challenging conditions throughout the state but particularly in the southern part of the state as of now. currently the oem is monitoring the sweater situation with our main focus being on preparedness for the storm and i'll get back
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to that in a second. new jersey dot is inspecting and cleaning drainage systems, they're testing communications systems and topping off fuel supplies. they planned emergency contractors, they've been put on alert to affect emergency repairs if needed and pre-positioned debris removal equipment if necessary. d.o.t. operations division has the ability to utilize more than 700 people and more than 65 crews with more than 500 pieces of heavy equipment to respond to the storm. those are being prepositioned as we speak to the areas most likely to be affected and will be ready to go when the effects of the storms begin to be felt. the new jersey department of environmental protection has assessed which beaches are most vulnerable. we'll ask if they need assistance from the state to move sand around or if they need additional sand to be placed on the beaches. we've contacted all water supply and west water facilities to make sure they have emergency plans at the ready and backup
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power on site, generators, and fuel to run those generators. as of this morning, no rivers are forecast to go to flood stage but we'll continue to monitor as the weekend forecast becomes more certain as to rivers. the new jersey board of public utilities has been in active discussion with pse & g and atlantic city electric to ensure their companies are prepare for the storm, mutual aid requests have gone out from these companies to other states in preparation for what we'll be dealing with and what we may be dealing with throughout the state the department of health has reached out to hospitals, federally qualified health clinic, long-term care facilities and dialysis centers to update them on the latest storm projections, remind them to get their emergency staffing plans in place rand set up for regular updates via conference calls from the state department of health.
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the department of human services has spoken to facility managers and ceos of private facilities. they've been notified to plan for the weather which puts in motion emergency staffing requirements food and medical protocols. our office of homeland security and state police are working in partnership to ensure proper staging and viability of commodities regionally throughout the state. i ordered last night that we elevate our preparedness to a 20-day supply of commodities from a five-day supply and i ordered last night that those commodities be pre-positioned at armories and most particularly that they be prepositioned today in atlantic, cape may, cumberland and salem counties so we can deliver those as necessary beginning tomorrow. it's important to note for all the residents that they have to stay informed and continue to watch the news, listen on the radio, take precautions and prepare for any of the eventual
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weather scenarios. they can always go to oem's web site at a few other things. the teams you see standing behind me and the others who they represent are prepared for this. many of us have been through this before with irene and with sandy, obviously. right now the weather reports are not encouraging. i will consider evacuations if necessary right now we don't a good enough handle on this from storm tracking to tell whether evacuations are necessary but modelling is being done by the dep and office of emergency management as we speak in conjunction with the national weather service to determine the inundation of water in various areas and if i believe evacuations are necessary in the southern part of the stately order them at the moment i believe they become necessary.
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we are making plans for sheltering if sheltering is necessary. also with statewide sheltering with rutgers university and rowan university to make sure if those facilities are needed that they're already beginning preparation for that as well. with we also are going to make sure that everyone understand what is they need to do to be prepared so if you have a generator make sure you go on to our emergency management web site to remind yourself about the safe operation of those joan raters. we had a number of deaths after sandy based upon improper utilization of generators that cause kaerm poisoning. i don't want to see that again and there are instructions on our web site to be able to deal with that get supplies you need,
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do the things you would normally. do i'm now speaking to our folks in the southern part of the state, atlantic, cape may, cumberland and salem counties. i need all of you to begin to prepare today: rain is going to come in the southern part of the state and that rain will be intense and continue through friday. now is the time for you to prepa prepare for huckering down and dealing with the storm. if an evacuation is necessary we will give you as much advanced notice of the need for evacuation as we possibly can: the last thing i'll say before i take questions is that, you know, we are not quite yet sure about whether this is going to be a single punch or double punch. there's no question there's going to be a single punch that will start this evening and there are going to be winds up to 75 to 85 miles an hour in the southern part of the state in
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addition to the rain which we expect to be five to six inches. those are nor'easter type and everyone needs to be prepared far. that can cause flooding and the type of skbrupgs of power and other service wes need to be paying attention to and you in the public need to be prepared in the same way that we're prepared to deal with it as well. but that preparation needs to start now. for folks in the other 17 counties, we need you to stay tuned. when we have more information which i'm sure we will later today we will be able to get you the information you need to make the preparations for yourself and family. you need to understand that we're prepared and we need you to prepare and not panic. i understand this is a state that's been traumatized by the
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second worst natural disaster in american history just -- not quite three years ago and i understand there will be people who when they start to hear this news will feel an enormous amount of stress over the possibility that something severe could happen to the state again. two things you need to know about that. there's nothing we can do to control it. stressing about it won't change the path of the storm. secondly you need to know the state is prepared to deal with whatever we need to deal with depending on the path of the storm and i need you to be able to do the things you need do to protect yourselves and your families. so go to to reminds yourself of the things we all learned three years ago. we're prepared, the team behind me and the folks they represent are prepared and we'll continue to keep everybody informed as is
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necessary. but i will be here, the lieutenant governor will be here. we'll be traveling throughout the state and we'll have more things to tell you over the course of the next number of hours and days but that's the best information we have at the moment. i'd be happy to take your questions. >> reporter: governor, cape may county particularly high percentage of low-lying areas here. [ inaudible question ] >> it does. that's why we're doing the slosh modeling now, phil. for those of you who don't remember from three years ago the slosh modeling it's us taking the forecast, interacting that with maps and various topography of the state to see how far inland we think water can get based upon flooding and storage surge. so we're doing that modeling along with the national storm service and that will have a large part in determining whether or not in areas in cape may and atlantic and cumberland and salem where we might have to order evacuations.
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we aren't there yet and if we are going to be there my guess is we'll be there in the next 12 to 24 hours and let people know. >> reporter: in the plans for continuous. [ inaudible question ] how much concern is that? >> i hope people understand now why i've been as assertive and angry i've been at the sell fish opposition to dune building in this state which is which has caused delays in the project. so the nokes mar gate today who are now in the eye of this flooding, i wonder if they think it was a smart move to be fighting doing this i wonder if the folks in bay head and point pleasant think it was a smart move to be fighting the dunes. so the breaks from there, some of that are the basis of federal
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fund i funding and the bidding process and the rest but some clearly have been delayed because we've had to go to court and have imminent domain fights with people who are more concerned about their view than the safety of themselves and their neighbors. so again i hope folks understand. when i've been as assertive as i have about this over time in term of the legal steps, this is why. and the fact that we don't this done by now is not completely but in large measure because we've had to have these legal fights along the way rather than people -- majority of the people in the state did was to get voluntary easements. so it's a concern but dep is working to add sand to take care of those issues. >> reporter: is a there a greater sense of security where
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some work has been done, like some sections of the barrier island? >> no question, those folks are safer and more skur because of the work that's been done so yeah. but we're speaking in a vacuum. i don't know how bad it's going to be. and like sandy, that was two punch. it was two different storms coming together. we are dealing with the same thing. we have this nor'easter coming up and giving us the hit tonight and into tomorrow and then potential of joaquin coming sunday or monday. part of the problem with that is that the back bays get filled with water now. the rivers rise with water now so you're not just dealing with a hurricane storm surge but you're dealing with back bay areas at the shore, both the delaware bay and some of the rivers which will be fuller than they would otherwise have been
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because of the five to six inches of rain we'll get from the next day and a half. so if it was just joaquin, there would be less concern potentially depending upon the tracking. but when you have this right back to back with joaquin, it puts pressure on the water. the only good thing is are reservoirs are well below where they should be this time of year. that's why we had the water warning we issued a week or so ago so we're not having to worry about -- usually at this time of the year reservoirs are anywhere from 80% to 90%. right now reservoirs are somewhere in the 50% to 60% range and so that would be the somewhat helpful. the there's a budget different -- both environmental factors and work that we've done since sandy which make things better but there are some things because of the way the pitch that of the storm is progressing and bag two-step process like sandy was that make it more problematic for us.
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>> reporter: governor, can you talk about the. [ inaudible question ] >> i will be in new jersey through tuesday. i've canceled my schedule in new hampshi hampshire. i'm scheduled to be in new hampshire tomorrow and through saturday and that's been cancel and i'm here at least through tuesd tuesday. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> well, we hope normalcy for most of the state police in the next couple days. here's the only way there won't be. if we have to start to move equipment to hire areas which we discussed last night. i discussed last night and there's a plan in place to do that. that will cut back on the amount of equipment we have to move people. there may be delays. we don't plan on that right now because as we said most of the focus at least for the next 48 hours is on those four southern
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counties but as we get a handle on joaquin, we have to make decisions on whether to move equipment and into safer areas. if we do, that can wind up having an effect on service. the other thing is the worst thing in the world for wires is high winds and if we wind up having the 70 to 80 miles an hour winds that some are talking about that can affect service as well. you have been watching and listening to a media briefing by new jersey governor chris christie at the state capital. he's basically repeated what bill henley has been saying that there's uncertainty about joaquin's path but regardless they expect flooding in southern new jersey so to that end he signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for new jersey, evacuations may occur as well as sheltering but he will make that determination if it is necessary. continue to watch nbc 10 and of course the and nbc 10 app for all the information you
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need to keep your families protected. we'll be right back. there are concerns about hurricane joaquin but first things first. we are in for a lot of rain and this wet and windy system will have a big impact on our area. here's a live look at the radar right now and take a look at this video of the shore just into nbc 10. high tide along the ocean in longport, atlantic county and you can see massive waves crashing and water is spilling into the streets there. and there's a coastal flood warning in effect at the jersey shore. a live look now from our camera at the marquis de lafayette hotel in cape may. there's a risk for moderate to major flooding. you heard the governor say that. that could extend through part of the weekend. right now waugh skene a category three hurricane battering the bahamas. it's uncertain but officials up and down the east coast are warning people to prepare for
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drenching storms, no matter what path joaquin may take. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley kicks off team coverage. bill? >> you heard the governor talking about the more to easter that's a big effort right now to keep track of in new jersey. it's not just new jersey, it's also delaware. the coastal flood warning in effect now expect to see some major flooding, moderate-to-major flooding in coastal communities. flooded roads won't be out of the question this morning into this afternoon. and the flood threat will continue into the weekend. gusty winds producing these strong waves and the possibility of the major flooding. waves of eight to 12 feet and beach erosion is likely over the next 24 to 36 hours as winds will be pick up today. we'll see winds gusting more than 30 miles an hour today. possibly up to 40 miles an hour this evening. we could see them in excess of 50 miles an hour during the day tomorrow. it's a more to easter that will be intensifying and as the
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nor'easter intensifies, so will the rainfall which has been pretty light during the day today. i'm expecting heflier rainfall for tomorrow. then the other question mark, of course, is joaquin because none of this rainfall that we're seeing today and none of the rainfall that we're expecting for tomorrow has anything to do with joaquin. it's actually a cold front that has stalled just offshore. this will back up into our area over the next 24 to 36 hours. then our attention turns to joaquin. i'll go through joaquin with the latest information from the national hurricane center. we'll also look at the different computer model which is show you where this storm play be headed in the next 24 to 36 hours and beyond. it's going to take some time to deal with the storm system as it may not impact our area, vai, until early next week. >> good afternoon. bill, thank you. as bill mentioned, hurricane joaquin strengthened today as it powered towards the bahamas. nbc's kerry sanders continues our coverage from nassau.
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>> reporter: here in nassau, it looks like it's only going to be tropical force fwrinwinds from joaquin and that's lucky because people went to bed hearing it's a category one. now it's a major storm at a category three, 120 plus miles an hour winds. as we go to the east, however, because there are 700 islands in the bahamas, it's a different story. this is a major storm with major storm surge and it's going to cause some serious damage and potentially could be a deadly storm. now, when it gets over the open area here, once it passes the bahamas, forecasters say it could turn into a category four storm. it could intensify. the cone of uncertainty is just that, uncertain, but a lot of attention being paid in the virginia/washington, d.c. area and a lot of people on the east coast north of north carolina should be paying attention to what happens to joaquin over the next 48 hours.
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in the bahamas in nassau, kerry sanders, nbc news. there are fears of flooding all along the east coast this morning. let's check in with monique braxton live in bucks county with new information on preparations already under way there. monique, tell us what they're doing. >> hey, vai. this is day three of preparations all across bristol township. check out this public works crew. they're doing flood preparation work now, clearing the storm drain. we also stopped by beach hardwa hardware, the owner tells us in the three generations of his business they've seen dozens of storms. so he's stocking up to make sure his community is ready. >> a couple generators here, we'll have more generators. we have tarps, bungee cords, duct tape for people that like taping their windows in case the winds get bad. so we have be -- except for bread and milk and eggs we have the necessities to keep the house situate and ready to go.
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preparing for power outages is a top priority. i asked him to reflect on superstorm sandy and he told us he sold more generators with sandy than in his family's 65 years in business. no doubt this area is getting ready. live in bristol township, monique braxton nbc 10 news. >> you can stay on top of this week's wet weather on your smart phone and tablet. download the free nbc 10 news app with the first alert forecast, radar, weather alerts and much more. it will update any changes in the projected track of joaquin. we'll be right back.
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art lovers can enjoy two exhibitions going on right now. jew death co-- judith dolkart fm
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the barnes foundation joins us. >> it's called strength and splender. this gathers 150 works of the most important examples of wrought iron in the world from a single museum, barnes collected wrought iron and installed it on the walls of his gallery. he believes that the makers are as much artists as cezanne or renoir. >> tell us about the sect exfwrigs artist helen harvey. >> ellen was intrigued by the fact that barns installed wrought iron on the walls of his collection so she has painted an image of every single one of those pieces and installed them on a wall all to themselves in the exhibition gallery and she's really exploring the way in which barns was creating new kinds of arrangements with these objects. >> we are blessed in this city with some fantastic museums.
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barnes right up there at the top. for more information about these exhibitions and the barnes foundation, just head to our web site, or check out the nbc 10 app and we have a link there for all the information. judith, thank you for coming in and telling us about the exhibitions. appreciate it. >> thank you. a rainy day so far. it's light rain but heavier rain is on the way. and the worst of it may be heading for the shore. that's a live view of cape may from the marquis de lafayette hotel. 60 degrees at 11:42.
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happening later today, the linc will turn pink. later today lincoln financial field will be going pink for breast cancer awareness. october is breast cancer awareness month. the eagles and all of the nfl teams will be wearing pink on their uniforms throughout the month of october. lynning. make use of the time you have and don't stress the little things. have a smile and enjoy what you can get out of life. those are the words from an inspiring young man from our area who lost his battle with cancer nearly nine years. but his family and friends are working hard to keep his memory alive. nick's mother cheryl is here with us this morning to talk about a big event coming up this week end to honor nick's memory. cheryl thank you for being here. tell me about your sonic. tell me about that boy. >> that boy was something
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special, let me tell you. 19 years of age, diagnosed with acute lymphoma and during his 14-month battle he recognized the need for a lack of resources for families, patients and families. from his hospital bed he created the organization that we run very proudly in his memory. >> your son loved lacrosse and that's just one of the ways you're helping make his memory live on. >> nick was a division one athlete. he had the foresight to recognize that his story could be a great platform for athletes to embrace. that's evolved now into other sports. this weekend is one of those way s a lacrosse tournament in his memory. >> tell us about the headstrong
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foundation. >> the headstrong foundation continues in his memory as a promise made that other people following in his footsteps would benefit. we've had a phenomenal local impact we have raised almost $7 million benefitting over 12,000 people. our differences were real and we are hands on with the patient population and we just try to provide that glimmer of normalcy that is robbed once there is that cancer diagnosis. we work very close with the patient population and these we serve. it's been an absolute privilege to see this and carry this forth. >> before we run out of time i want you to tell me. you're a good marketer, you've held that book on your lap throughout the entire interview. tell us about how this will help families who have a child battling cancer. >> it's a story about my own children. they were inseparable. because of illness they had to separate and they've found a way to stay through a shared lime
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green shoe lace. it's our awareness color but they're able to be brave and stay connected and forever headstrong. the proceeds of the book will benefit families that are affected by pediatric cancer as a way to further our reach. >> cheryl, your son, i'm sure, is very proud of the work you're doing. thank you very much. >> thank you so much. >> more information about the headstrong foundation, come to our web site at or check out the nbc 10 app and we'll have a lick for you. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> appreciate it. >> clouds, showers today and the wind is picking up and it is cooler, much cooler than yesterday. yesterday we were on our way to the 80s. 60 degrees at nbc 10 and we'll see umbrellas going up at times with winds as well. gusty winds this afternoon will lead to coastal flooding and the potential for tomorrow and into
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the weekend. can't rule it out. the heaviest rainfall coming our way looks to be set for tomorrow. right now it's redding that's getting rain. cape may at 57 degrees has seen some rain. there's still some rain in our future today but not a lot of it. philadelphia for most of the day will look like this. mostly cloudy skies, clouds hanging in there and the wind picking up. in fact, the wind is stronger in philadelphia and wilmington than at the shore but i am expecting to see winds pick up as we go into the later afternoon and evening hours. we could see 30 miles an hour winds at the shore and those will be ramping up and that is going to impact the shore with nor'easters, some wave, beach erosion and a possibility of flooding. and that flooding threat again tomorrow in the early afternoon hours around high tide. this morning it's rain inland for parts of pennsylvania and you can see showers at the shore. nothing terribly heavy here but
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there are some spots where it's coming down a little heavier in northern cape may county. light rain extends into delaware. these are the areas under a control flood warning. tomorrow the heavy rain is going to come from this. look at that rain up and down the east coast. and this is not from hurricane joaquin. this is a cold front that came through our area, that's why it's cooler today. it will come back at us tomorrow with the heavier rainfall during the day. for today through this afternoon, mostly cloudy. scattered showers in delaware and south jersey into the late evening hours. that's midnight tonight come tomorrow morning we'll see the rain redevelop offshore and then during the morning showers some scattered showers will develop in delaware and south jersey. by afternoon some of the heavier downpours moving into trenton, philadelphia and possibly wilmington and more drenching rains into the evening hours. allentown, reading and into lancaster county could be at that hour seeing more rainfall than the shore. still strong gusty winds at the shore, however. then we get a break late friday
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evening. by saturday morning still some wet weather in the area but it may not be the drenching that we're going to be going you have there on friday. and then there's a chance we'll see more showers as the weekend progresses. saturday is looking better than it did yesterday at this time. and there may be further improvement with hurricane joaquin and here's why. we're watching the computer models. there are some that still take it moving into the coast but others more numerous today keep it just offshore or farther offshore. that's a big change from yesterday. so there's a better chance that joaquin will stay offshore. now, there's still a possibility it could hit the east coast. preparations still need to be made. but there are things that are looking different today that we didn't see yesterday. for today, umbrellas at times, scattered showers, 50s for camelback mountain, low 60s for fleetwood, morgan town, bethlehem. for philadelphia, abington low 60s with light showers.
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steadier showers at times at the shore, it won't be an all day rainfall today but the wind will be there all day and that wind could lead to some coastal flooding again tomorrow. wilmington, woodstown, malvern into the low 60s today. seven-day forecast, chillier tomorrow with rain, wet and windy. a potential for heavy rain. we've issued a first alert for friday but things are looking better for saturday, some showers and wind will be gusting on saturday, though it shouldn't be as strong as friday and we could still see showers on sunday or really depends on the path of joaquin. there's a lot of uncertainty there. we could see that storm stay offshore which would make for improving conditions later sunday and by monday and tuesday we'll start to see sunshine. in fact, brilliant sunshine for tuesday, 71 degrees and up to 75 wednesday. we'll be right back.
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coming up 3:00, it's el when jason segel and don henley. then at 4:00 we are tracking the preparations ahead of hurricane joaquin. we are live on the jersey shore and delaware beaches as communities get ready for potential of heavy rain and severe flooding this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. bill henley has been doing a lot of that tracking throughout your morning. >> we'll watch that storm
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closely over the coming days. it does look like there will be some changes over the coming days but today it's rain and some gusty winds that are not associated with that massive storm that is pounding the bahamas. it's 125 miles an hour storm that's a category three. it's barely moving and it's not move in in our direction but it's expected to take a turn. tomorrow morning as a category 4 impacting the bahamas. it will move to the north. according to the national hurricane center track that will continue as we go into and through the weekend. sunday morning it's try our south. if we see impacts from joaquin, it will happen early next week. the storm track is now a little farther offshore than it was yesterday. a good and encouraging sign but there's still a possibility it makes landfall along the east coast. we'll be watching that one closely. >> thank you very much, bill. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. i'm vai sikahema, for bill
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henley and all of us at nbc 10, have a great day. stay safe out there the.
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