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are you prepared for mass casualties? >> it is now a category 3 but still a monster. florida's first responders are ready for the worst as hurricane matthew streaks up the state's shoreline. here's a look at the hurricane on radar. matthew is poised to steam roll up a portion of the atlantic coast, hitting millions from florida to the carolinas. and some airports are closed. that had an impact on travelers here in our area. we are live with a closer look at philadelphia international morning. nbc 10 breaking news. a lot to get to this morning. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we're tracking matthew's path but also keeping an eye on what happens here in our area. let's get right to meteorologist erika martin with the latest.
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erika? >> vai and tracy, it's all about hurricane mapping, what's going on in the southeast. hurricane matthew is expected to move across or parallel the georgiel the south carolina shoreline and eventually push offshore right around north carolina. as vai just mentioned, we're not seeing anything beginning on right now. we're tracking the potential for moisture and these clouds to continue to work their way northward. notice we're starting to see some greens starting to move into the mid-atlantic region. we're also tracking this cold front. these two will meet up around new jersey. i do think we'll see showers and possibly one or two isolated thunderstorms by later tomorrow. we do have your local neighborhood forecast at the bottom of your screen. a quick look at the next five days. temperatures topping out in the upper 70s and by tomorrow, seeing low 70s with showers in the forecast. 60s by sunday and monday, lots of sunshine at least to kick off the following workweek. francesca? >> erika, we have two accidents to talk about this morning. abington and it's right along
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edge hill road and limekiln pike. 611, if you usually take 611 towards center city, we are seeing a little bit of a backup, quite a few delays but not necessarily from that accident. this report came in from this accident around 5:13 this morning. this is in cheltenham, cheltenham avenue and tulpehocken street. this is creating a five to ten-minute delay but not really affecting traffic in that area. this is vine street expressway, 8th street, eastbound/westbound. travel speeds in the 50s. we look pretty good on the vine. we'll see you in a few minutes, francesca. we're continuing to track hurricane matthew as it's moving up the coast of florida towards georgia and the carolinas. >> as the sun comes up, we get a better look at the damage so far. hurricane matthew is a category 3 right now. new numbers to report on power outages, 270,000 people waking up with no power.
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the eye of the storm is heading toward cape canaveral and gusts of winds of 70 miles an hour have been recorded. >> and here's a live look right now at downtown west palm beach. like we said, we're stillç waiting for the sun to come up. as you can see, even though it's dark, no rain and the palm trees aren't blowing like they were before. as soon as we get new pictures showing any sort of damage, we'll bring those to you. always track the latest information on the nbc 10 app. the storm srp has caused the cancellation of thousands of flights down south. that means our area is dealing with some of those changes. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at philadelphia international airport assessing the impact there. what can you tell us? >> the flights in some parts of florida are canceled because the airports are shut down because of safety reasons. they don't want people in the airports when that hurricane rolls through and causes a lot of damage, potentially to those areas. they want to get people out. there have been evacuations as
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we've been talking about. that of course counts for the airplanes as well. a lot of people try to get out early. first i want to show you the board here at philadelphia international. you can see some of the cancellations up there. mostly canceled flights to orlando and miami. again, those are the airports that have been shut down because of the storm. jacksonville also up there as well. take a look at some of the video from miami international airport, the miami flights stopped around noon yesterday. you can see the empty terminals and no planes really on any of the runways there. again, all those planes tried to get out as quickly as possible and tried to clear that area. orlando stopped operations at 8:00 last night. more than 1,000 flights have been canceled as hurricane matthew makes its way through florida. orlando is not expecting to resume flight operations until tomorrow. miami is hoping to gradually resume flights later on today. they took a lot of the brunt of the storm last night. the cancellations have forced many travelers to change their plans, of course, residents have
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been forced to make their way out of the state as well. we spoke with some of the people who arrived here in philadelphia and got those last flights out. >> i was scared because i've never experienced something like that. i was kind of excited, i wanted to stay, seeç what would happe. i don't know. it was interesting. >> interesting of course and more interesting for those who have been stuck in florida and had to find other ways of getting out, either driving or taking other means of transportation. of course we've already heard that disney world has been closed. that goes to tell you that they are taking this very seriously down there. here at philadelphia international, you can see that flights are still in operation throughout the rest of the country. we're not seeing much of an impact here. i looked on the board. even flights to north carolina, south carolina, those flights are still on time. check your schedules before you head out or for those arriving
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in. live at philadelphia international, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 6:05 right now. much of the florida coast is in the bullseye of hurricane matthew, punishing winds and predicted storm surge. >> let's go live to daytona beach which is on track to take a beating from hurricane matthew. jay gray is there. jay, give us an update on the conditions where you are. >> tracy, vai, getting even stronger here. we've been showing you the back ground. can't do that at this point because we've lost power in the last ten minutes or so here. we can show you pictures from around the region here. it's been a rough go overnight through the early morning and consider this, it's just going to get more intent as we move forward here. the eyewall still southeast of where we are right now. that means over the next several hours we're going to see things deteriorate, stronger winds, more rain an a storm surge that could reach, in some areas, 11
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feet. that's hard to imagine. 11 feet higher than ground, a wave of water. that's a very real concern. this wind is really picking up right now. so we know that it's going to get more severe as we move through the morning. after this thing moves through georgia, theç carolinas, it cod move back around. it would be less intense but could be causing problems here again early next week. that's the very latest. we'll keep watching. vai, tracy, back to you. >> in the bahamas, cleanup will continue today. there are trees downed, power poles down. complete roads washed away. we're getting a clearer picture of the devastation in haiti. at least 283 people died in one part of haiti southwest, the area that bore the brunt of the storm. take a look at this little boy. he's plugging his nose because of the smell.
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matthew is the first category 4 storm in haiti to hit more than a half century. take a look from above in cuba, showing the scale of destruction there. you can see a collapsed bridge over a swollen river. extensive damage to homes and many of them without roofs. matthew moved through the area on monday. no deaths have been reported in cuba, however. and stay with nbc 10 news and the nbc 10 app so you can track the path of hurricane matthew. the free download gets you severe weather alerts. also first alert neighborhood weather forecasts. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. locally we're seeing pretty much clear skies. temperatures are mainly in the 50s and 40s. pottstown currently at 47 degrees. mt. pocono 40, mt. holly 46 degrees. warmer in philadelphia at 55 and dover currently at 61 degrees. be sure you look at the bottom of the screen for your local neighborhood forecast. high for today, mainly in the
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mid to upper 70s. clouds develop later on for today. more sunshine for the first half of the day. phoenix, 73 degrees. this is an average, of course. 76 for byberry. haddonfield 74, trenton 74 for you. it looks pleasant all around today, just because we have a high pressure system that's really the influence as far as the weather make goes for çtod. we do have a change on the approach. atlantic city, your expected high, 71 geese. dover, keeping it in the low 70s. hour by hour forecast. i'll start this at 6:00 and pause this by noon. clouds develop from the south. it looks like greens here for parts of atlantic county. i don't think there are showers, possibly clouds at best. hurricane matthew, currently a category 3. you can see the eye of the storm has not made landfall, not yet, somewhere around daytona beach is what we're expecting. it will continue to work its way up around georgia, south carolina, north carolina, then hook offsure.
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locally we'll see remnants, a push of the moisture moving northward. a rougeal perspective, including parts of north carolina, virginia, mid-atlantic. we're seeing greens moving northward and that cold front moving showers as well. locally nothing going on right now. we're high and dry. ocean temperatures feeding matthew right now which is why it's not weakening and staying at a category 3. watches and warnings still in effect and will be until tropical storm warning in effect monday, 12:57 a.m. for georgia and south carolina. otherwise, hour by hour forecast, get this going at least through tomorrow. i do want to show you we have showers moving in by saturday. expect rain and possibly some isolated thunderstorms for the second half of your saturday. i will see you with my 10 day on 10 the next time. francesca? 6:10 on a friday morning. let's get a look at the roads for your friday morning commute. >> francesca ruscio has that. >> tracy, vai, we're watching
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the blue route, our camera around baltimore pike, whether you're travel iing northbound f the blue route or to 95. watching two accidents, one reported by pottstown right around 513 i should say along schuylkill road and catfish line. it is creating a little bit of a delay in that area. for the most part, nothingç to severe. abington, right now, edge hill road and limekiln pike. when i come back, we'll take a look at mass transit. vai? >> we're tracking hurricane matthew. >> the torm is pummeling florida right now. and matthew is expected to wreak havoc along more than 500 miles of the coastline. throughout the morning, we'll keep you posted on the storm's path on air and the nbc 10 app. and the crash into the
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6:15. 55 degrees here locally. but take a look at hurricane matthew churning up the coast of florida heading north. it is a category 3. the eye has not made landfall. predicted to come ashore around daytona beach. rain and wind has moved out of west palm. nowç the focus returns to cleaning up and restoring power. this video is from just a few hours ago in vero beach, about an hour and a half north of west palm. you can hear the heavy rain, see the strong winds with the rain going sideways. we're still waiting to see what kind of damage people there are going to be waking up to. 6:15. new jersey lawmakers plan to vote on a bill to raise the state gas tax by 23 cents a
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gallon. a procedural problem postponed the vote on wednesday. the extra money would bolster the transportation trust fund. investigators can take a closer look at the new jersey transit that crashed into hoboken station now that it is out of the building. crews towed away the train a week after the crash. federal investigators released information from data recordings yesterday afternoon. the data shows the train was going 21 miles an hour twice the speed limit when it crashed into the bumper. and 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. it's 6:16. let's check mass transit, your ride to work. >> francesca ruscio is on that this friday morning. >> tracy, vai, we're starting to see amtrak cancellations because of hurricane matthew. just as the fyi, the silver star line is canceled. everything else looks like it's pretty good to go.
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if you take silver star, it will be canceled. disston street, it's slow going. travel speeds in the upper 40s. we're seeing a slowdown from earlier where travel speeds were in the 60s. that's 95. let's take a look at travel speeds and times on route 422. route 29 towards the schuylkill. we're doing okay with travel speeds. nine minutes, good to go westbound as well. when i come back, we'll take a look at the roads in new jersey. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good morning, i'mç meteorologist erika martin. of course it's all about hurricane matthew, not locally but, of course, affecting florida. the eyewall has not made landfall, not yet. we are expecting it to reach somewhere around daytona beach. it will continue to parallel and affect georgia, south carolina as well as north carolina. then move offshore. locally you look at the bottom
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of your screen, you'll see your local neighborhood forecast. a regional image, including the clouds continuing to make their way northward. we're expecting showers you about not until tomorrow. keep that in mean. we do have a dry friday in the forecast even though we'll start to see clouds develop later today. locally right now here's your local image. not much going on right now. high and dry. a couple of clouds at best. otherwise, mostly clear skies to start the day. then we start to see the increase of the clouds later today. watches and warnings for florida, georgia, south carolina and north carolina. it looks like hurricane warnings in effect. hurricane warning in effect until sunday, 5:57 p.m. then we have the tropical storm warning in effect until monday. 12:57 a.m. and why is hurricane matthew not weakening? that's because it has a lot to feed off of as far as ocean temperatures are concerned. we're seeing two surface
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temperatures ranging between 80, 85 degrees. in some places 90 degrees. locally let's focus on what's going on here. philadelphia is high and dry, mostly clear skies, conditions comfortable. temperatures right now 55 degrees with light calm winds. your three-day outlook includes building clouds later today into tomorrow. highs mainly in the mid to upper 70s. by saturday, low 70s in the forecast and then 60s by sunday. it does look dry by sunday. but keep in mind it looks like we'll see really strong wind gusts, especially saturday into sunday. otherwise, lehigh valley seeing a great day. at least to end the workweek, that's for sure. by tomorrow, we do have the rain showers in the forecast. i doç think that the jersey she will see some isolated thunderstorms, especially once that cold front meets up with that moisture. of course you can follow us on social media. back to you. we expect to hear more testimony today as the so-called bridgegate trial moves forward.
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new testimony seems to clear new jersey governor chris christie in the scheme to close lanes on the busiest bridge in the world. you have to understand, we're coming to your neighborhood. >> getting you to register to vote. voter registration drives are planned for this weekend in philadelphia. we'll have a preview.
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6:23. classes are canceled today at one gloucester county school after world war 2 munitions were found on the campus. the principal noticed the explosives while crews were doing excavation work at gloucester county christian school. the school is built on a former military base. the county's bomb squad safely disposed of the munitions. today authorities will search the area for any othdb explosives. today, in north jersey, more testimony is expected in the bridgegate trial. testimony from former christie
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staffer, christina 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 pointed the 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 was a hurtful day for her. and she said obviously one of the worst of her life. >> kelly and co-defendant bill baro baroni are accused of arranging bridge lane closures to punish the mayor for not backing chris christie's re-election bid. cosby's lawyers saying they cannot properly defend cosby from the accusations from a decade ago because key witnesses have died and evidence has been lost.
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cosby says the encounter was consensual. good morning, everyone. francesca ruscio here watching slow-going traffic on the eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway. our camera is around gladwyne. at times it was a bit of a stop and go. for the most part, slow going westbound traffic doing just okay. within i come back, we'll take a look at the rest of the page ares and what's happening in new jersey. and conditions for today are going to be perfect. another great day in the forecast. we're seeing mostly clear skies. temperatures topping out in the upper 70s. get rid of the sweaters and those jackets. a great day in the forecast. we do have clouds and some showers. i'll talk about in my full forecast, i'll see you in just a bit. hurricane matthew is marching up the florida coast. the storm has already caused damage andç threatens hundredsf miles of atlantic coastline. we'll update the storm's progress and how it is impacting millions of people.
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i want a president who inspires me, and that's not donald trump. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. tracking matthew. the huge is closing in on the southeast coast loan. right now, the storm is raking the florida shoreline. >> we're looking at a nine-foot storm surge. that will be extremely devastating. >> that's the assessment of a st. augustine official after hurricane matthew was downgraded from a category 4 to 3. it's still a monster storm. it's supposed to impact the coastline from florida to the carolinas. first responders from philadelphia and from new jersey are headed south to lend a hand. nbc 10 breaking news. 6:30. orning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema.
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>> i'm tracy davidson. we are tracking matthew, its path. let's get right to meteorologist erika martin for that and your first alert neighborhood forecast. erika? >> locally it's actually really pretty sunrise right now. mostly clear skies. a gorgeous day to start. wilmington, delaware looks lovely. current temperatures mild. at least milder than they were yesterday morning. that's something to look forward to. we'll see nice temperatures all around. right now, in dover, 61 degrees. cape may 60. cooler in pottstown at 47. if you remember yesterday morning, lots of upper 30s, 46 for allentown and philadelphia currently at 55 degrees. the three-day outlook looks fantastic, 78 degrees. that's pretty much going to be the expect the high average for philadelphia. 71 by saturday. upper 60s by sunday. so the entire area will see mainly 70s and then by sunday we'll see 60s. however, keep in mooned it looks like we have showers in the forecast on saturday. but today will be a dry day with
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the exception of some clouds starting to develop from south to north. if you look at the bottom of your screen, you'll see your local neighborhood forecast. coming up in the full forecast, we'll talk more about hurricane matthew. francesca? >> we are watching an accident in abington at edge hill run/limekiln pike. if you take 611 towards center city for your typical morning routine commute, you'll be just fine. this accident is not affecting that commute on 611. however, it's close to it. again, edge hill road and limekiln pike in abington. here's a look at the vine street expressway, cameras around 11th street. we're seeing a slow go traveling into the city. travel speeds in the 40s and 50s. 95 travel times are starring to jam up. vai? hurricane matthew's howling wind and driving rain is still pummeling florida this morning.
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>> the storm is movingç north the central part of the coast and into northern florida. let's take a look at the first alert radar showing matthew right now. still a category 3. the strongest winds of 120 miles an hour have been just offshore. first alert meteorologist erika martin says the hurricane is expected to make landfall late this afternoon and coming in at an angle which means it's taking longer than first expected. here's a live look at st. augustine. still waiting for the sun to come up. even in the dark, no rain, palm trees not blowing like they were before for sure. new video into our newsroom. this is a national oceanic and atmospheric administration flight crew flying through the storm. this was just posted to facebook a couple hours ago. the crew flies right into the eye of the storm. we posted this on the nbc 10 facebook page so you can take another look at it. now, this is why nearly
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300,000 people have no power at all this morning. that's a transformer you heard exploding in ft. pierce. it blew up around 11:00 last nights awinds whipped palm trees and pounding rain fell. just listen to that rain and wind there. it's deafening. this video from vero beach where some of the strongest winds have been roared. about two hours ago, a 74 mile-per-hour wind gust reported. just this morning, police have issued an alert to people not to leave until police check out everything that is safe. miami is open but their web page says there are no flights this morning. >> ft. lauderdale remains closed until 11:00 this morning. other closures and cancellations are impacting travelers in our area. matt delucia is live at philly international with more on that. matt? >> tracy and vai, of course because of those cancellations, that is all because of the
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airports being closed and rerouting because ofç that sto. here at philadelphia international airport, you take a look at the departures board. you can see that in effect right now, flights to areas like miami and orlando are canceled at this hour. take a look at some video here from yesterday. miami flights stopped around noon yesterday. the terminals are empty and 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. orlando says they are expecting to resume flight schedules tomorrow. hopefully for that, miami hoping to gradually resume flights today. the cancellations of course forced many travelers to change their travel plans and residents in those areas to make their escape. we spoke with a couple people who got out just in time. they got here to philadelphia last night. these nurses who cut their conference short. >> it was crazy.
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i think everyone was getting there way ahead of the flights. you got there four hours early. they wouldn't let you in yet through the gates we have people still left behind. we were on three separate flights. >> those folks were able to get out and get back to philadelphia in time. people are heading out here at philadelphia international airport. our area is not being affected by hurricane matthew. i just checked flights to atlanta, even parts of north carolina and south carolina, those flights are still on time. philadelphia international just tweeted out within the last hour or so, suggesting that you do check before you head out to see if your flight is still on time or if it is canceled real quickly, i want to show you this map where you can see the flights that are around here. around florida is pretty much empty at this point. live at philly international, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. happening today, more than 160 peco workers will head south to help restore power that's been knocked out by hurricane
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matthew. the crews will leave from the peco building in delaware county. they go to florida or georgia, depending on where the helpç i needed the most. and new jersey's task force one is on its way to florida to help out with hurricane matthew. 80 task force members trained in advanced search and rescue techniques will help any victims trapped by storm conditions. 6:36. first responders from philadelphia are headed to florida in what could be a disaster situation in florida. crews packed up to head is south last night. members of pennsylvania's 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 proud an honored to be going to help with this incident. although we hope it will 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
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northward. track the path of hurricane matthew with the nbc 10 app. the free download gets you free weather alerts and alerts in your nbc 10 first alert newscast. uber and lyft began operating the city illegally with little enforcement, then a temporary plan allowed the ride sharing apps during the dnc. that expired last week. they were ordered to stop operations or risk facing fines and impoundment of their cars. it say ruling that's left drivers and passengers spinning their wheels. if you went there, you could make more money but you're not going there. >> because i can't do that right now. because uber is illegal right now. >> are you still going to be using uber or lyft? >> yes. definitely. the state will consider requests by taxi drivers who
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want uber and lyft drivers to follow the same regulations they do. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. this is what i like toç see, t "uss new jersey." it's gorgeous outside. we're seeing mostly clear skies and today will be a really nice day with temperatures topping out in the 70s. i'll get to that in just one moment. if you look at the bottom of your screen, you'll see your local neighborhood forecast. this is a gorgeous image behind me. wilmington, delaware, sunshine to start the day. a lovely friday in the forecast. it looks like we have clouds developing later this afternoon and into the evening hours and some showers in the forecast. but today, high and dry. neighborhoods expect the high temperatures, man mainly in the. newtown, 75. again, this is the average across the area. it looks like mt. airy will see low 70s and bibury 76.
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glassboro seeing mid-70s today. temperatures about average for this time of the year and certainly a lot sunnier. i think this is probably my pick of the workweek and keep in mind by tomorrow, we do have some rain in the forecast. so satellite and radar image, we're seeing nothing locally. not being affected by hurricane matthew. i'd like to stress that, not here, not locally. we do have a wider perspective and notice to the south, we're seeing green move up here through north carolina, virginia, approaching the mid-atlantic. notice the clouds also following suit. we do have that front moving on down. we have showers in the forecast but not until tomorrow. here's a good look, radar image of hurricane matthew. it's massive and really not weakening at all because it's mainly on the water where sea surface temperatures are feeding it. so certainly going to remain at a category 3 before it makes landfall around daytona. your 10 day on 10, keeping it
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cooler by send into monday and tuesday we're seeing upper 60s and it does look dry after saturday. of course you can always follow us on social media for more updates. 20 minutes before 7:00 a.m. on this friday. and let's get another look at trafficç morning for your commute. >> first alert traffic reporter francesca ruscio has that. watching 422. what are you seeing, francesca? >> i'm watching eastbound delays on route 422. traveling from route 29 towards the schuylkill, travel speeds are in the 40s. it will take you 12 minutes. again, take a look at the eastbound delays towards the schuylkill expressway right now over by 422. an accident in abington, still working through it, edge hill road and limekiln pike. it's blocking a lane that came in not too long ago in my reports. voorhees, new jersey, cooper road, a few cars on the roadways. for the most part, conditions are clear and quiet in south
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jersey. nothing all that major. back to you, tracy. 20 minutes before 7:00. we are monitoring hurricane matthew, march up the florida coast. the storm's howling wind and driving rain are battering florida's shoreline right now, knocking out power to thousands of people. also we have just a few more days to register to vote in pennsylvania. up next, we'll preview a push beginning on this weekend that will help you sign up up.
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content of this advertising. just about quarter to 7:00. let's take a live look at first alert radar, looking at matthew, still a category 3 hurricane moving up the coast of florida. miami and west palm beach are in the clear and melbourne and daytona beach are feeling the brunt of the storm. the latest numbers we're getting
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from msnbc are that 400,000 people are waking up without power across floored and the sta -- florida and the stay of georgia. the winds knocking out power, even blowing out transformers in some places. republican donald trump is denying it but some are calling his town hall in new hampshire a public practice session for sunday night's debate with hillary clinton. the democrats' campaign says she is studying behind closed doors. if you want to vote in election you have to be registered. the deadline in pennsylvania is next tuesday. >> pamela osborne has details on where and when you can sign up. pam? >> tracy, vai, good morning. it's happening all across the city and some of the surrounding areas as well. unity in the community has teamed up with for our future for nonpartisan voter
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registration events except this one may be quite different than what you're used to seeing. local deejays will hit the street in north philly, well philly, as well as bucks county. they'll be spinning records as volunteers engage people and get people registered to vote. they're hoping to register anywhere from 500 to 1,000 voters. >> being on the ground talking about what's going on, engaging them is key. because a lot of the times, you sit at a table, signing people up, like this is boring. walk up to people, saying are you registered to vote? i think it takes on a new idea. >> so if you see it, don't be surprised if you're out and about tomorrow and you come across this. they're also giving cool give aiwas ---aways as well.
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you'll want to check it out. reporting live in philadelphia, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. happening today, officers at the camden county will participate in coffee with a cop day. they'll discuss after-school safety and other community concerns. linebacker nigel bradham will be in the eagles lineup sunday afternoon when unbeaten birds visit detroit. police arrested bradham on a bye week on charges that he was carrying a loaded gun in his backpack into the airport at miami. he faces battery charges from an incident back in miami in july. here's reaction from defensive coordinator jim schwartz. >> facts are facts. i mean, you do dumb [ bleep ], pretty soon you'll be labeled a [ bleep ].
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the most disappointing thing for me is it takes away from the nigel we see every day. >> the eagles referred bradham's latest incident to the nfl since it is a legal matter. nbc 10 is your official eagles station. we are getting you ready for game day. join us beginning at 9:30 sunday morning for eagles game day kickoff and don't miss our one-on-one with eagles head coach doug pederson on eagles game day final, that follows nbc 10 news at 11:00. we're about 10, 11 minutes before the start of the "today" show. >> tenningç coverage of matthe matt lauer and savannah guthrie join us from new york. good morning. >> good morning. >> tracy, vai, good to see you both. we'll have complete coverage of hurricane matthew. the storm is raking the florida coast, a major concern this morning is that storm surge and fears of massive flooding. >> hundreds of thousands are without power this morning across that region. our team is spread out across the storm zone. al will have the very latest on the all-important path from here when we get started on a busy friday morning here on "today."
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back to you in philly. go, eagles. >> go eagles, right? excellent, savannah, thanks. >> they had a week off. >> we're ready. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. correction, this is the "uss john p. murtha." i just visited it yesterday. i should have known that. temperatures mainly in the 50s in philadelphia, seeing warmer temperatures than we saw yesterday morning. good news there. if you look at the bottom of the screen, you'll see your neighborhood forecast. showers moving in on saturday. i do think we'll see heavier downpours, especially likely along the shoreline for tomorrow, second half of the day. lower 70s and then 60s by sunday for the suburbs, seeing that same trend, cooler by sunday and also seeing some rain in the forecast. for tomorrow, otherwise today high and dry, lots of sunshine and temperatures again in the 70s. a wonderful way to en the
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workweek. locally satellite and radar image, there's not much going on right now. as you can see here, a wider perspective. look at how quickly the screen is moving northward. earlier we were seeing it around north carolina, approaching the mid-atlantic quickly. clouds moving in tonight, into tomorrow. otherwise, hurricane matthew right now currently a category 3 and notice that most of it is still offshore, feeding off of that water right now which ranges between ç80, 85 degrees fahrenheit. this is why this system has been feeding so well. in fact, it's not expected to make landfall until about daytona beach, another couple of hours and continue across georgia, south carolina and north carolina. again, if you look at the bottom of your screen, you'll see your local neighborhood forecast. really important here. i've been talking about this with tracy and vai all morning long. this is a huge system and it's really not backing down because
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it has so much energy. >> right, right. >> if you weren't watching the news around social media, you may not know there's a hurricane churning in philadelphia. it will be perfect for us. >> everybody to the south of us, that's the issue an we're seeing is the clouds and rain. really it's about the timing of that landfall. >> keep us posted. thanks. >> thank you, erika. let's get a check on traffic on your friday morning commute. >> rs from frrs h-- francesca ruscio has that. >> for the most part, look at this eastbound delay. slow going in some cases. travel speeds in the 30s. it will take you 21 minutes. westbound you are looking pretty good. for the most part, take a look at this, the schuylkill around montgomery drive. an accident to make mention of in cheltenham. we are seeing delays on 611 towards center city philadelphia. if you typically take 611 you'll
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run into some delays. speaking of delays, we're looking at 95 southbound wood haven to the vine. travel stays again in the 30s. we are seeing delays on the majors. >> eight minutes before 7:00. next we'll run down this morning's headlines. >> we're monitoring hurricane matthew's march up the florida coast. here's a look at the storm on the radar. first alert meteorologist erika martin will come back and give us an update in a few minutes. vice president joe biden will be in our area today. phone out where he'll be campaigningç for democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton.
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moving north up florida's east coast towards georgia and the carolinas. this is a look at the first alert radar right now. you can see the center of the storm just offshore. first alert meteorologist erika martin says hurricane matthew could make landfall later this afternoon, the eye of the storm. here's a live picture from west palm. the storm passed by the coast overnight. the sun just starting to come up. people there will start checking from any damage from the storm overnight. hurricane matthew is likely to devastate parts of the coast. once the sun comes up, we'll get a better idea of how much damage has been done so far. president obama signed emergency declarations toç speed federal aid to florida, georgia and south carolina. you can track the storm's path with an nbc 10 app. it's a free download. it gets you your first alert neighborhood forecast and breaking news on the go. here are the stories that we'll be following today. >> in decision 2016, vice president joe biden will be in
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our region, making a pennsylvania push for hillary clinton. biden will speak at bucks county community college in bristol later this morning. today new jersey lawmakers plan to vote on a bill to raise the state gas tax by 23 cents a gallon. a procedural problem postponed the vote on wednesday. the extra money would bolster the transportation trust fund. this weekend, community groups will encourage people to register to vote in philadelphia and bucks county. they hope to register up to 1,000 people before pennsylvaniaance deadlipennsylva an pennsylvania's deadline. the fifth annual octoberfest, live at xfinity live. good morning, everyone. i'm francesca ruscio. we're watching the blue route. our camera around baltimore pike. it's a bit of a slow go. we're watching traffic on the north and southbound side, whether you're traveling towards the northbound or southbound for 95, you may run into delays. it will be a busy morning on the
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majors. it's friday. route 422, travel times, on the eastbound side of 422. there is patchy fog that was reported in west norriton. from west 29 to the schuylkill, travel speeds have diminished a little bit. it will take you 13 minutes. that's for route 422. still watching an accident that hasn't cleared, cheltenham and penrose avenue. it's blocking a lane. 611, we are seeing some delays. more on the majors in the 7:00 hour. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. your three-day outlook looks great for today. we're seeing mid to upper 70s in the forecast. and then by tomorrow we're seeing showers moving in, 71 is the expected tie tesrature across philadelphia. upper 60s on sunday. suburbs seeing that same trend diving into the 60s by sunday. dry for today. nice and warm for today, average for this time of year. tomorrow, tracking those showers. i do think we'll see heavier
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downpours, especially likely for southern new jersey and across the shoreline as well. look across the bottom of your screen. delaware, highs for today in the mid-70s, tomorrow seeing low have in the forecast and 60s by sunday. here it is, hurricane matthew, still a category 3 and continuing to remain at a category 3 because of the fact that it's feeding mainly off the water. tracy, you mentioned something earlier and vai as well. we talked about the fact that it hasn't made landfall and it's going into that angle and the deal is because of the hot water, it's feeding it and it's still a category 3. >> increasing the storm surge, too. >> that's right. local updates throughout the morning and always get realtime news, weather and traffic on the nbc 10 app. and track hurricane matthew on the app. thanks for watching. "today" show starts right now. have a nice day and a great weekend.
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good morning. breaking news. hurricane matthew slamming florida's east coast right now as a major category 3. the strongest storm to hit that state in a decade. wind gusts up to 115 miles per hour. power knocked out to hundreds of thousands. a sandy-like storm surge expected. airports, schools, famed theme parks all shut down, and the worst is still to come "today," friday, october 7th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," hurricane matthew, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, livero

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