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joaquin. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today" on this friday. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. we'll get you updated on the weather but first a few school closures. wildwood wildwood preschool closed along with the children's place of music and learning. you can find the closing on nbc10.com or the nbc 10 app. now let's get you up on the forecast. bill henley in the weather center. >> a first alert for the weather coming at us this morning and this afternoon. look likes conditions will be deteriorating through the day. first alert for heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds. heavy downpours, the strongest winds at the shore. the heavy downpours may start at the shore, then move inland this afternoon and into this evening. beach erosion, areas of flooding at the shore, coastal flood warnings, flooding being reported as it was yesterday. the beach erosion and storm surge as the winds increase for this afternoon. right now we're watching a
dreary start this morning, the rain coming down in philadelphia, areas north and west now seeing that light rain and steady rain in delaware and south jersey. so stand by for a wet and windy day today. look at the winds, 7:00, 20-mile-an-hour winds with higher gusts, at 10:00, 55 degrees, the rain will be coming down. strong gusts into the afternoon. during the afternoon that's when i believe the rain will turn heavier and potentially into the evening commute as well. the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i come back in 10 minutes. jessica boyington right now with traffic. >> and bill, we're seeing wet roadways around the new jersey, delaware and philadelphia areas, but all drive times and roadways pretty clear for right now. on 42 freeway around the new jersey turnpike, here is northbound headed to the philadelphia area or if you have to get to 295 you'll be fine. you can see these drive times are okay.
the rest of the area bridges are okay. watch out on the ben franklin bridge, heading westbound into philadelphia with that construction, and once you get there fallen cables on lincoln drive due to an earlier downed tree as well. blocking lincoln drive between gypsy lane and rittenhouse street. mass transit delays, 15 minutes up to at least 15 on warminster and at the ferry avenue station so reports of flooding in the parking lot. for new jersey transit and dart no problems. we'll check with the airport and see if there are delays there. >> thanks. 5:02. heading to the shore now where flooding is a major concern, water surged into the streets in ventnor yesterday during high tide. today we're expecting the flooding to be even more significant. that's because the rain and strong winds that bill is talking about, matt delucia is live in cape may county. show us what's happening where you are. >> reporter: well, we're here
along the beach and you can see just behind me that we've got water coming up all the way up to the dunes. so this is at least 50 to 100 yards from the surf itself, from the ocean, so you see what the flooding has done, what the rainfall has brought into this area. we could also point out that it's quite windy here as well. you might be able to see the raindrops in the lens of our camera, whipping by us. we have been experiencing quite a few wind gusts in this area. like i said, if we come to the right you can see the dunes, we've got the water coming up here. this is just the flooding. this isn't the ocean surf coming up. this is just water that's ponding along the beachline here coming up to the dunes. as bill was saying we expect beach erosion out here. here's the thing, folks. low tide down the jersey shore is about a half hour from now so we should be seeing a lot of this recede but because of the rain that we're seeing this
is -- the flooding that we're experiencing and high tide is around noon so this could certainly get worse as the day progresses so. this is almost the best of the situation that we are going to see so far today. but of course, as we've gone up and down the coastline, the major roads do not look too bad. chris christie t governor of new jersey, put in a state of emergency, that is in effect right now. up and down the coastline, so be aware of that if you are heading down in this area. we did see quite a bit of flooding, at least 5 to 6 inches of water on the side streets as we were coming into this area here in cape may county. be aware of that if you are heading out and about at the jersey shore. live in cape may county, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> matt, thanks. in addition to the heavy rain today, we're keeping a close eye on hurricane joaquin as it strengthens and batters the bahamas. the category 4 hurricane is causing widespread flooding and some people refuse to leave
their homes. now officials are amending laws to make evacuations mandatory. sandbags are piled along acavenue blocking every doorway. business owners aren't taking chances as the shore prepares. neighbors say it's an unsettling sight and reminder of hurricane sandy. and a community hit hard by sandy is taking joaquin seriously. the mayor will update on the preparations this morning on the ortley beach board walk which suffered major damage during sandy. south jersey utility companies say they are ready. atlantic city electric is monitoring the weather and the forecast for the hurricane. pse&g is installing pumps in case of a surge and river flooding. count on nbc 10 for updates. that's at 5:15 we'll check on
the storm preparations all along the east coast at 5:30, pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware, the warnings going out to all of us, and 5:45 we'll show you what sandy victims are doing to make sure they are prepared. now it's 5:06. we have new information this morning on yesterday's massacre at that community college in oregon. we learned that the gunman died in the shoot-out. a neighbor described him, 26-year-old chris mercer, as quote really unfriendly. the shooting happened yesterday morning on the campus of umpqua in the town of roseburg, 180 miles south of portland in southwest oregon. we are one they said. that's in roseburg last night where dozens gathered near the campus for a candlelight vigil to honor the lives lost. witnesses say mercer who was not a student at this college, just walked into a writing class,
shot a teacher in the head, then told everyone else to get on the ground. survivors say he then started asking people to stand up and state their religion. before he sprayed them with bullets. in the end, ten people were killed including the gunman, seven injured. and survivors are struggling to find words to describe what happened. >> so many emotions going on right now that i don't -- my -- i don't know. my heart hurts for the the people that have passed. >> and last night a visibly upset president obama addressed the nation from the white house briefing room. he says mass shootings in the u.s. have become routine. >> we've become numb to this. it cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun. >> the president called for political action to prevent gun
violence like that, same quote, our thoughtsen prayers are not enough. this tragedy is raising questions about security at community college campuses. at bucks county community college officials say they have a system in place to hopefully put an teepd a threat before it even begins, the school has an anonymous type line for students and teachers to report suspicious people or strange activity. >> we're always looking to connect the dots and head off trouble before it gets started. the cost is so high if something happens and someone didn't tip us off. >> the challenge t american association of community colleges and the association of community college trustees point out while yesterday's shooting is a tragedy and safety of the utmost priority due to their open nature college and university campuses are susceptible to those events. >> new from overnight, take a look at this, car fire on roosevelt boulevard.
our assignment editor shot this around midnight. authorities tells us car stalled on the northbound side before the broad street exit and caught fire, everyone managed to get out okay. rain is falling right now, wind is picking up. we issued a first alert for what's coming and it's started. heavy rainfall at times some strong gusty winds at the shore. even stronger, 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts this afternoon. coastal flooding and the flood warning area has just been expanded. right now rain falling in northeast philadelphia and atlantic city, and 50s all around. allentown, first raindrops on the way, you'll see some steady rainfall and potentially heavy rainfall in the lehigh valley tonight. for now it's the shore that is seeing the steadiest rainfall and potentially heavy rainfall along with gusty winds during the day today.
combining for more coastal flooding. we saw it yesterday, it's happening this morning and as we reach high tide around noon time today, at the sthhore the floodg will likely get worse. moderate to manger flooding. it's now the delaware river. flood warning for the delaware river into lower bucks county. so be on the lookout for flooding near those water sources. another source of water, this nor'easter producing rain. there is steadier rain in sussex county into delaware rain. with the strong gusty winds it feels like it's coming down even heavier. hour by hour forecast shows a line of heavier showers at 7:00 in the morning, we're going to watch heavier showers develop in delaware and new jersey, then start to move inland as the day goes on. the heavy downpours for philadelphia at 11:00 will be approaching the city, and during the afternoon hours that's when i expect to see the heaviest
rainfall for trenton, philadelphia and wilmington, and eventually that will be moving north and west, that may not happen until this evening, however, we could see hours of moderate to heavy rainfall in philadelphia, that's 5:00 this afternoon. you can see that steady heavier rain from philadelphia to the shore stoxt a dreary day ahead. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, rain, through the pocono mountains, quakertown, periods of heavy rain, mount holly and doylestown. at the shore wind, rain, coastal flooding. 60 degrees for atlantic city. steady rain for dover and vineland and the threat of flooding along the delaware river with a strong gusty wind and heavy rainfall for philadelphia, drexel hill, 50s today. look at joaquin and its path when i come back in ten minutes. >> 11 minutes after 5:00. keeping a check on the roads for you. a few showers out there, you'll want to take it slow in some areas. >> jessica boyington is monitoring all of our cameras. >> we're seeing a lot of wet
roadways so far, we're not seeing a lot in terms of backup yet so i was expecting to the come a little earlier but right now we're okay. this is the 95, really between academy and cottman, we still have this great drive time. only about 14 minutes. but if you're out in montgomery county watch for several obstructions in the area. possibly some trees down, they don't give specifics for these but gilbertsville road and cherry tree lane. so watch out heading out the door. once you're in philadelphia, watch out for ongoing construction, 19th street south between vine street and the ben franklin parkway stoxt some lanes lost there. if you're heading to philadelphia international airport for a flight today. we already have delays of about 69 minutes due to low clouds for arriving flights into philadelphia. we'll go over more when i'm back in the next 10 minutes. >> 12 minutes past 5:00. it comes to the severe weather nbc 10 has you covered today up
bahamas right now. we want to show you towns along the east coast, though, taking this seriously no matter where it heads. boat owners in massachusetts are preparing for hurricane joaquin, storm expected to affect that area early next week. many taking boats out of the water to avoid loss or damage. usually high tide and high winds often signals what's to come. residents along the connecticut coast bracing for possible impact. wind is blowing harder which means the tide is bringing the more shyer. the orange and yellow means that area is prone to flooding. emergency operation center is scheduled to open in the police department friday to have all agencies across town in one place. and tourists at north carolina beaches are heading for higher ground. people loaded up at cape lookout on harker's island. the park service is closing the area to visitors. we're tracking joaquin. whether it makes its way toward us or away from us, we're still
dealing with plenty of rain. nbc 10's meteorologist bill henley is tracking both weather threats, his full forecast ahead. 5:17. a developing story this morning out of russia. russian president vladamir putin will head to paris today for talks that were supposed to be about ukraine but likely include russia's military action in syria. russia says its air strikes in syria destroyed a dozen islamic state isis targets but the u.s. doesn't believe that. it fears that russian pilots instead are going after opponents of syrian president bashar al assad. we'll let you know what happens during president putin's meeting in paris. >> in pennsylvania kathleen kane is not backing down after being arraigned on a new perjury charge. kane was arraigned in court, our camera was there. the new charge stems from evidence allegedly found during the execution of a search warrant at her office in
harrisburg. kane was charged with conspiracy for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information. she denied wrong doing. >> you can arrest me two times, you can arrest me ten times i'm sure this is not the end of the game. but i will not stop until the truth comes out. >> that truth she referred to there, again she claimed that the charges against her are a conspiracy to keep her from releasing scandalous e-mails and photos she says were exchanged by top state officials. >> it's 5:18. new this morning a piece of delaware history will soon be on display for all to see. the first regiment of the infantry carried this flag into a number of civil war battles including at gettysburg, the flag was donated to the historical society in the early 1880s but probably never displayed publicly. the society held a rally around the flag campaign that raised thousands of dollars needed to
restore it. >> you start to notice what's special. some things just have their own aura and are just key pieces for any museum. this was one of them. >> one delaware lieutenant fighting for the north was shot while running across the battlefield to save this flag. it goes on public display next year. 20 minutes after 5:00. we know bill said we may see wind gusts up to 25 miles an hour in the philadelphia area today. already we're seeing some power lines down. that's affecting traffic now. >> jessica boyington has an update on that. >> i've seen a lot pop up and a few that we've been covering all morning downed trees and fallen power cables. another one in ardmore church road blocked between route 30 and montgomery avenue. watch for that. heading out the door on lincoln drive, more fallen cables blocked between gypsy lane and
rittenhouse street. if you're on -- not 90, the schuylkill expressway, right around girard avenue eastbound no problem yet with this drive time to the vine street expressway. these are the eastbound lanes here, so headed toward center city area no real problem. you can see roadways are still wet and slippery. for mass transit. seeing delays for airport line up to 15 minutes, and for putt co, limited parking because of flooding in the parking lot. no problems for new jersey transit and dart. when i come back more drive times and cameras. 20 minutes after 5:00. the rain is coming down, as chris mentioned the wind is picking up. we've got gusty winds that are going to turn stronger as the day goes ochblt we have issued a first alert weather day for the heavy rain, the strong winds and coastal flooding, not just along
the atlantic coast now it's inland along the delaware river into lower bucks county. 54 degrees in philadelphia, winds steady at 23 miles an hour, and in philadelphia we're getting wind gusts of 31 miles an hour right now and the winds will stay with us during the day. we'll turn heavier this afternoon. and continue into the evening hours. it's not just philadelphia seeing the wind. look at the winds gusting in trenton, wilmington and at the shore, atlantic city 30 miles per hour wind gusts, everybody's going to feel the wind and see the rain. steady light rain coming ashore and the more moderate showers making steady progress. so the heavier rain develops at the shore and moves inland as the day goes on. eventually reaching the lehigh valley. there's a lot more moisture in the south so this is going to keep us in wet weather into the weekend. as far as joaquin is concerned, a powerful category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles an hour.
the forecast track, expected to start its move early tomorrow morning and head to the northeast to the west of bermuda and to the east of the east coast. for now it looks like this one is headed out to sea. there is still a lot to watch with joaquin. and temperatures, they are going to stay put in the 50s, the rain that will be heavy at times. stand by for a dreary one. heavy rain and the potential for flooding in the 50s today. tomorrow we'll still see some showers in the area and the wind will still be with us. not as strong as today. there is a coastal flood threat for saturday. by sunday, breezy, scattered showers, look at the temperatures, starting to come up. we start to see improvement. then on monday, plenty of sunshine. 68 degrees monday afternoon. beautiful weather ahead for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. we'll be right back. ava and i needed a little vacay. but we needed to watch our spending. meaning i needed to watch nikki. she's the spender.
if you applied for t-mobile service the past two years your personal information could be at risk. landon dowdy is here with details in the business news. good morning. >> tracy, good morning to you. credit reporting agency experian says hackers got access to personal data including social security numbers and birth dates from 15 million t mobile customers. people who signed up for wireless service between september of 2013 and this year may be affected.
and on wall street it's looking to the big report of the day. the september jobs report. it's expected to show another solid month of hiring with companies forecast to add about 200,000 jobs that could give us room to raise interest rate this is month or in december. unemployment is holding at 5.1%. futures are higher after stocks managed to cut sharp losses on thursday. the dow down 12 points to 16272, the nasdaq up 7 to 4627. back over to you. >> thanks. have a nice weekend. 5:26. 53 degrees and we're getting started. the rain is coming down, the winds have started to pick up. we're seeing wind gusts of more than 30 miles an hour in philadelphia. that's a live dreary view from the comcast center in center city. a first alert has been issued for heavy weather especially
later today. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. >> bill, we're starting to see downpoured wires, fallen cables, downed trees all over the place. right now route 309, wet roads around the p.a. turnpike. >> reporter: i'm matt delucia live in cape may county where we're experiencing some of the coastal flooding. look out here, the streets are covered with water. another live look coming up after this break.
heavy rain and strong winds, we are tracking a nor'easter that could bring another round of flooding to the jersey shore today. you can see showers moving through parts of the area this morning, we'll walk you through the timing of the rain, when it will rain the heaviest. and then we'll keep a close eye on hurricane joaquin. this video is from the bahamas showing the power of this storm. you can see it's something we need to take seriously. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. we also have a handful of school closings in cape may county where we're seeing flooding. matt delucia will show us live pictures. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. we've seen rain overnight. there is much more to come later today. >> we're just getting started.