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concern right now. coming up in my full forecast, we will track it in detail, talk about it a little bit more. it is strengthening and i do want you to keep in mind, while we're not getting too much rain from matthew, we'll start to see clouds develop later tonight into tomorrow and we do see some showers in the forecast. i'll get to that in my full forecast in just a bit. back to you. >> good morning, everyone. we're watching construction on the vine street expressway. not a lot happening on the roads at this time of morning. our camera around broad street. empty roads, especially for the majors, heading toward the 611 here on the vine street expressway. route 42 at 41, very light traffic in south jersey. we're looking at clear conditions so far. let's take a look at the 95 travel times from woodhaven to travel speeds in the 60s. for the page ares, everything in new jersey looks pretty good so far. 295, the turnpike as well as route 42. when i'm back we'll take a look
at the vine street expressway and the schuylkill. right now, hurricane matthew is churning off the treasured coast of florida. >> hundreds of thousands of people are boarded up inside their homes or left to take shelter elsewhere. hurricane matthew has weakened slightly to a category 3 storm but the powerful storm, howling winds and driving rain continue to pummel the coast with its strongest winds of 120 miles an hour just offshore. first alert meteorologist erika martin says matthew is expected to make landfall sometime today. the latest numbers say about 100,000 customers are long the southeast coast of florida are waking up without power. this transformer in ft. pierce along the treasured coast exploded around 11:00 last night as whipping winds and pounding rain fell, heading north, this is video is from somewhere around orlando and daytona. you can see the rain blowing sideways.
this video taken from before the worst of the winds. you can see the boat in the water. nbc 10's randy gyllenhall is along the treasured coast. he's taking a break this morning but will continue his live coverage later today. late last night, he caught up with the treadwell family. >> it's been blustery but it's not scary. >> unbelievable. i've never seen anything like this, ever. this is getting bad. >> storm surges are likefully to cause massive coastal flooding, most heeding the mandatory evacuations and leaving town. it's a virtual ghosttown inside the orlando international airport. look at these pictures tweeted out by southwest airlines. ticket counters covered in ç plastic, eerily empty halls. orlando international closed last night at 8:00. it is expected to be open by tomorrow.
airports are closed in ft. lauderdale and miami. >> florida travelers got plenty of warning to get out. nbc 10 was there as a few arrived in philadelphia. matt delucia is live at philly international. while there aren't any flights this morning from florida, planes are due in some other southern states, right? >> that's right, tracy and vai. you have a lot of people who tried to fly out yesterday. here at the airport this morning, you still see operations here. again, matthew isn't really going to affect our area. flights are going in and out of our area into pretty much everywhere except for those destinations in florida, because, of course, those airports are shut down at this point. you also have a lot of people who are driving out of florida. a few lucky ones did get flights before the airports closed. take a look at this terminal, the picture from orlando. miami flights stopped around noon yesterday, a virtual ghosttown in that airport. the terminal is empty, no planes on the runways. orlando stopped operations at
8:00 last night. more than a thousand flights have been canceled as hurricane matthew makes its way through florida right now. orlando for one, not expecting to resume flight schedules until tomorrow. miami, hoping to gradually resume flights today. now, the cancellations force many travelers to change their plans and residents to escape the area. we spoke with a couple people who got out just in time. people from our area, like the nurse who cut their conference short. >> it was crazy. i think everyone was getting way ahead of their flights. i think you got there four hours early. >> yes. >> they wouldn't let you in yet through the gates. and we have people still left behind. we were on three separate flights. >> i want to show you this map here that shows the flights that are in the air right now. you see all the planes, these symbols around the country. look over in florida. this area down here.ç it is pretty much empty because of all those airports that are shut down. you have miami and orlando
especially up there, jacksonville as well. you see, there are flights around the gulf of mexico that are still up there. pretty much empty, right around where that hurricane is right now. so, again, this is causing a lot of headaches for travelers throughout the florida area right now. live at philadelphia international airport, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 4:35. new this morning, first responders from philadelphia are headed to florida in what could be a disaster situation with hurricane matthew. nbc 10 was in northeast philadelphia last night as fire crews pack up to head south. members of pennsylvania task force one will help crews in florida with damage caused by matthew. >> we're preparing for the worst but hoping for the best. we're very proud and honored to be going and helping out with this incident although we hope that it will sort of make a glancing blow and it won't be as bad as some of the projections indicate. >> the fire commissioner says the task force is headed to florida but could redeploy northward as the hurricane moves. ahead in just a few minutes,
we'll take you live to florida as conditions continue to deteriorate. at 5:00 a.m., a brand new set of information on the track of hurricane matthew. 4:36. 56 degrees outside. now to decision 2016. pennsylvania remains very much in play as a key battleground state. >> every vote counts. that's what's happening this weekend. the push is on to get people registered to vote before pennsylvania's tuesday deadline. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in center city with more. good morning, pam. >> good morning. you know, it's a bit of a different push we're talking about. it's going to be happening in neighborhoods all throughout the city and some of the surrounding neighborhoods as well. unity in the community has teamed it up with for our future for a nonpartisan voter registration event, except this one may be quite different than what you're used to seeing. at 11:00 saturday morning, local deejays will hit the streets of west philly, north philly, as well as bucks county. they willç be spinning records
and helping to draw people out. while people are out, they'll be hoping to get people to register to vote. i talked to organizers about this unique approach. >> so being actually on the ground talking about what's going on, engaging them is key. a lot of times when you talk about voting. you're sitting at a table, signing people up. this is boring. when you're playing music and having volunteers going up to cars and walking up to people, saying are you registered to vote? hearing the music, being involved and engaged, it takes on a new idea. >> they'll also be giving away prizes as well. there are power house tickets as well as sixer tickets up for grabs as well. when i see you next hour, we'll tell you more about why organizers say it really is true that every vote counts. reporting live in philadelphia this morning, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. in north jersey, wreckage
removed. >> this is video of the smashed new jersey transit as it was towed away from hoboken last night. now, investigators have a better idea of what happened seconds before impact. and hurricane
matthew's power. we continue to get new video in. ahead, a live report from daytona beach to see conditions there. approve this message.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather. good morning,
i'm meteorologist erika martin. we do start off dry today, mostly clear skies. current conditions are mild. if you look at the bottom of your screen, you'll see your local neighborhood forecast. otherwise, philadelphia, pretty pleasant. expected high temperatures, mainly in the mid to upper 70s. bethlehem, your expected high temperature 78 degrees. easton also seeing upper 70s. lehigh valley seeing nice conditions. notice we do have extra clouds in the forecast here. and that's because we do have some developing clouds from the
south towards the north. i'll get to that in just one moment in our hour by hour forecast.ç phoenixville, high temperatures in the low to mid-70s. i do think we'll see a lot of 70s. mount airy, 74 degrees. glassboro, 1 degree cooler, averaging 73 degrees. new jersey looking good for today. keep in mine we still have a high pressure system that is the main weathermaker but we do have a change in the forecast. i'll get to that in just one moment. atlantic city, 70 for you and galloway, your expected high temperature 71 degrees. dover, low 70s and wilmington, a little bit warmer at 74 degrees. here is our setup right now. satellite and radar image. notice we are getting moisture moving up from the south towards the north. recommend inabilities are really -- hurricane matthew is massive. the cloud field, the rain bands as well. starting to move northward there. here's this cold front we've been talking about all week. all of this moisture will continue to work its way
northward before that frontal boundary actually gets here. they'll meet somewhere around the new jersey shoreline and i do think we do have the threat of isolated thunderstorms for the shoreline by tomorrow afternoon. so here is our hour by hour forecast. starting this at 4:30 a.m. and getting this going, notice those clouds already starting to develop. we're picking up on some greens here, denoting the potential for showers. i do think that's midleft moisture. keep in mind, by tomorrow, more clouds develop from the south. your frontal boundary dipping on down. we have the threat of showers by tomorrow afternoon. we may see some isolated thunderstorms especially for parts of cape may county, sussex county, new castle and kent county as well. be sure you follow us on social media for more updates hour by hour. also picking up on the threat of more thunderstorms moving in from the northwest towards the southeast. i'll see you with more information in just a bit. back it 0 i don't you guys. >> erika, thanks. erika has been talking about hurricane matthew, downgraded overnight to a category 3 storm. still, very dangerous. >> check out the scene early
this morning, just north of west palm beach florida. powerful winds and heavy rains are socking the eastern side of that state.ç next, we take you live to florida for a look at conditions. death and devastation is what we remain in hurricane matthew's wake. this is the grim scene in haiti. we take a closer look the toll the storm has taken on the caribbean.
quarter to 5:00 this friday morning. right now, hurricane matthew is churning off the south florida coast moving northward. rain should stop in palm beach county soon. so you can see the storm moving up here on the radar. it's a category 3 storm right now. that means 120 mile-per-hour sustained winds with a lot of rain. millions of people had to evacuate their homes ahead of hurricane matthew. >> first alert meteorologist erika martin tells us the storm could be making landfall today. jay gray is live in daytona
beach. good morning, jay. >> hey, good morning, tracy, vai. i want to give you a realtime look at these conditions that are continuing to fall off here. strong, gusting winds, sheets of rain, this surf continues to grow as well pouring over the beach front here. and consider that we're still on the front edge of this. we're going to see the worst of this in the next several hours here in daytona beach. this wind is just going to build. so is the rain. that's going to cause serious issues here. the good news is, a lot of people have moved to higher ground here and up and down the strike point or the strike zone rather. there are some and we talked to them yesterday who have decided to ride this thing out. well be the time has come to do that. they're secured. a peek out on the streets. you don't see anyone at this point including emergency personnel. that's the good news. it looks like people are paying attention to what's going on here. but, again, this is just the early stages of what's going to
be a very rough 24 to 48 hours here as this storm continues to move up the coastline, georgia in play as well as the carolinas. and there is the chance this thing could loop around.ç it would be weaker but would cause more problems again here early next week. that's the latest live in daytona beach. guys, back to you. >> thanks so much. hurricane matthew barreled through haiti. this morning, we're getting a clearer picture of the devastation there. bodies started to wash up as waters receded. you can see in this video, one boy holing his nose from the stench there, at least 283 people died in just one part of haiti southwest, the area that bore the brunt of the storm. matthew is the first category 4 storm to hit haiti in more than a century. a look from above now, in cuba, showing the scale of destruction there. you can see a collapsed bridge over a swollen river and extensive damage to homes, many
without roofs. matthew moved through there on monday. no deaths have been reported in cuba. in the bahamas, the rain has finally subsided after hours and hours of pounding rain and wind. there are trees down, power poles down, complete roads washed away. some people still trapped in their homes. brand new forecast information comes out right at 5:00 a.m. stay with nbc 10 news all morning long. make sure you have the free nbc 10 app. we'll keep you updated. we'll continue to update you on the conditions in florida, across the south and in our area as well. this new jersey transit train that crashed into the hoboken station is finally out of the way. federal investigators say the train was going 21 miles per hour, twice the speed limit when it crashed last week. authorities also say data recordings show the engineer hit the emergency brake less than a second before the crash. the accident killed one woman and injured more than 100 other
people. a thousand times thank you for the incredible amount of energy you put into our little family. i will live you forever, big kiss. >> the husband of the woman killed in the crash wrote those words and a family friend read them during a vigil in hoboken last night. the victim was hit byç falling debris while standing on the station's platform. family and friends lit candles and said prayers in her memory. new jersey transit is making some changes to ensure passengers safety following that deadly accident. the agency says a conductor must oversee the train's engineer as the trains pull into the final station. that includes the hoboken station and the atlantic city station. passengers who take the train to ac are feeling some relief. >> trains go back and forth all the time, and it's not really ever happened that much. i feel safe but i think it's a great idea. >> back to the hoboken crash, federal investigators say it could take a year or longer to complete a final report on what
caused that crash. ten minutes before 5:00 a.m. time to get a look at traffic right now. >> if you take the schuylkill, let's start there. francesca ruscio has that. >> the schuylkill is looking wonderful this morning. no reported problems or delays. not a whole lot of traffic. let's start there. camera around girard avenue, watching eastbound/westbound traffic. so far, we're looking pretty good on the schuylkill. construction finally cleared on the vine street expressway. you're good to go on the vine. over in hamilton, new jersey, we'll be okay. live shot, 295 at sloan avenue. morning commute over there. very quiet so far. within i come back, we'll take a look at the blue route and 95. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. conditions here locally are dry. calm winds, current temperature in philadelphia, 56 degrees. be sure you look at the bottom of the screen for your local neighborhood forecast.
otherwise, across the area, cooler, mt. pocono 52. yesterday morning we were seeing upper 30s and low 40s. the good news is, a warmer day on tap, feeling more comfortable. in fact, temperatures for today expected to top out in the mid to upper 70s. so some good news there.ç satellite and radar image, very interesting. notice yesterday we didn't have much going on. even though we are under the influence of a high pressure system, notice we're seeing green working their way in from the south. remnants, the outer bands of hurricane matthew, also approaching the mid-atlantic region. and just to the northwest, we also have frontal boundary sliding on down. those two will meet somewhere around the jersey shore line. i expect showers in the forecast by tomorrow, by 1:00 p.m. i'll time it out for you hour by hour. hurricane matthew, this is your four-hour loop.
currently maximum sustained winds at 125 miles per hour. hurricane nicole is at a category 2. there's a lot of activity going on in the atlantic. notice here we're seeing a massive system working its way across florida, up the eastern seaboard up through georgia and into south carolina. landfall isn't expected for foot four to five hours. i really want to stress that landfall is when the eye actually makes landfall. right now we're just seeing the periphery. that's already causing these watches and warnings to be issued up and down the eastern -- southeastern seaboard, really, through charleston, we're seeing a tropical storm warning issued until monday morning. so the deal is this, that conditions right now aren't even as bad as they're about to get and hour by hour forecast, picking up on some showers, moving in from the south. what we're going to see would be remnants of that moisture moving northward. we're seeing a front moving
down. thankfully all we're getting is heavy downpours and a kickup by those winds, saturday into sunday. >> that's for us. four to five hours before landfall. >> that's right. >> the economics of hurricane matthew. >> we've been telling you about the damage the hurricane is causing. the storm is also helping out certain industries. all new on nbc 10 newsç at 5:0 who could be seeing a boom over the next few days because of the storm. seven minutes before 5:00. steering chris christie away from the bridgegate scandal. hear about testimony that seemed to put the governor in the clear. and the winner is, lenape versus rancocas valley in south jersey. this is the matchup you picked for football game of the week. be sure to watch nbc 10 news tonight at 11:00 for complete highlights of that game.
our camera right around girard avenue. crystal clear conditions for the majors in philadelphia. southbound traffic doing okay. we're starting to see more cars trickle on to the major roadways, when i come back, we'll take a look at the vine street expressway. four minutes before 5:00. happening today, more than 160 peco workers will head south to help restore power that's been knocked out by hurricane matthew. the crews will leave from the peco building in eddie stone, delaware county, go either to georgia or florida, depending on where they're needed most. new this morning, new jersey's task force one is also on its way to florida to lend a hand. a convoy began rolling out of west trenton around midnight. today in north jersey, more testimony is expected in the bridgegate trial following a day of apparent vindication for governor chris christie. testimony from christina renna seemed to clear him in the
gridlock scheme. yesterday in court, renna said she used a poor choice of words when she texted that the governor lied about his staff not knowing about the lane closures in 2013. renna did point finger at co-defendant bridget kelly for participating in the caper, saying they cried together when an e-mail linked to the plot came out. >> that day was a very, very hurtful day for her. and she said obviously one of the worst days of her life. >> kelly and co-defendant bill baroni are accused of arranging washington bridge to punish ft. lee's mayor for not backing governor chris christie's re-election bid. happening today, officers with the camden county police officer will sit down to chat with community members. the event at mcdonald's is part the national coffee with a cup day. they will discuss safety and other community concerns. linebacker nigel bradham will be in the eagles lineup
sunday afternoon when the unbeaten birds visit detroit. >> bradham faces trial in january on battery charges from an incident in miami back in july and reaction yesterday from defensive coordinator jim schwartz was blunt. >> facts are facts. i mean, you do dumb [ bleep ] things, pretty soon you'll be labeled a [ bleep ]. the most disappointing things for me is it takes away from the nigel that we see every day. >> now, the eagles refer bradham's latest incident to the nfl since it is a legal matter. nbc 10 of course your official eagles station getting you ready for game day. join is beginning at 9:30 sunday morning for eagles game day kickoff and don't miss our one-on-one with head coach doug pederson on eagles game day final. that follows nbc 10 news at 11:00. looks like the eagles will be 4-0 by the end of the weekend. >> fingers crossed. more of the stories we're
following right now on nbc 10 news at 5:00 a.m. packing a punch, hours away from possibly hitting the atlantic coast. we are tracking hurricane matthew and the damage it could cause. >> death toll rising. matthew leaves hundreds dead in the caribbean but now the storm's impact is being felt here in the u.s. and this morning, crews from our area are heading south to help people out there. we'll tell you about the task forces that are packing up right now and getting ready to face the danger. nbc 10 breaking news. >> ç5:00 a.m. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." a lot going on. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's begin with meteorologist erika martin with the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather and tracking hurricane matthew's track. erika? >> yes, good morning, tracy. good morning, vai. i'll step off camera for one moment because i want to grab my clicker. conditions are pretty dry. temperatures mainly in the 40s and 50s. and as we go ahead and take a look at hurricane matthew right
now, as it continues to work its way towards the floridian seacoast -- floridian coast, we're starting to see it get a lot more active, currently a category 3. hurricane matthew right now, ahead to tennessee to move towards florida and move its way across georgia and south carolina, eventually pushing offshore. how will it affect us here. of course it looks like that moisture will continue to work its way northward. we're tracking a cold front that will continue to work its way from the northwest to the southeast. if you look at the bottom of your screen, you'll see your local neighborhood forecast. coming up in my full forecast, more information on hurricane matthew. i'll time that hour by hour just when we're expected to see moisture and showers by tomorrow afternoon. i'll see you in just a bit. >> we're checking on the blue route this morning. clear conditions right now. it's darker right now. sunrise is a little after 7:00. whether you're traveling northbound toward the boulevard or southbound from 95, you're good to go along the blue route. construction on the