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day was a hermine hit and some bay area residents are still dealing with the storm's aftermath, and the families still flooded out of their homes, waiting for the water to recede. hermine the atlantic coast, the problems it's causing for the northeast and new england. and zika in your backyard. the concerns over the chemicals being used to keep the mosquito- borne virus at bay and a possible alternative. good morning. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. happy labor day. we hope you're enjoying your day off today.
on our holiday. clearwater, 76. it's 76 in bartow and lakeland, and not excruciatingly humid, but typical for this time of the year. as the day progresses, the rain chances are going up. 20% rain chance for the lunchtime, and that's if you're having a barbecue outside. it's going up starting at 4:00 p.m. here's the break down of your labor day holiday. 79 degrees, but a fast warmup to 86 at noon, and a few isolated showers before the 40% rain chance at 4:00 p.m. when it's not raining on you, it's going to be hot. it's not what -- it's what we expect for this time of the year. leigh, thank you. we have breaking news to get to now. clear water police are investigating a stabbing at 7-
morning. police say a fight started a at nearby mcdonald's and carried over into the store. one person was stabbed, and paramedics rushed the person to the hospital. the person is expected to survive. clearwater police have arrested a suspect. hermine is long gone, but parts of the bay area are still feeling its rath. homes andbusines county are feeling its rath after the anclote river overflowed its banks. >> reporter: good news, gayle, and good morning to you. the river is well above its normal stage, but if you look behind me, the water is in people's homes, and it's right up to the doorstep in this mobile home park, but if should go down by 8:00 this morning we are told. we were there this weekend when rescue crews used boats to get
way to escape. 750 people were ordered to leave. several homes and businesses had several feet of water inside. overrick scott slopped through the standing water with residents by his side. they said they hope he recognizes the impact this had on their neighborhoods. >> i commented that someone of that le raises eyebrows to people in the county and city to take action. >> reporter: again, perhaps good news, as we mentioned. river is expected to at&t drop to its normal stage in a few hours, bringing are leaf to many people who have dealt with high water for days. back out here live, most of those who left their homes, they are staying in local hotels and motels or with friends, and officials said there's 15 people in a county
back to you for now. i hope it clears up soon for those folks. thank you, ryan. the panhandle took quite the beating from hermine. most of the homes without electricity are where meredith is. >> reporter: it's a miserable weekend for a lot of people in of tallahassee without power, and another update at 7:30 a.m. yesterday, 77 crews from around the country arrived in tallahassee to representative with restoration. water distribution services continuing today. there was concern among the fsu parents, but this morning, moe of the campus has power
there was a bit of confusion between governor rick scott and the local government, and in the news release yesterday evening, scott said tallahassee and leone county denied further assistance, but county and city leaders said we never declined assistance, we just moved on the debris removal, and it's being with the collaboration of the state. 98% of the power should be restored by wednesday. a few days to go. >> i'm sure they can't wait. hermine is not done yet, it's moving northeast, threatening long island, new jersey. it's churning up -- long island and new jersey.
this holiday. jack armstrong is accused of driving drunk and crashed into a home. the 71-year-old man who lives there was hurt, but he will be okay. the crash caused about $75,000 in damages. armstrong has resigned from his position as a sheriff's deputy. clearwater police are investigating a crash at sky harbor drive. the motorcyclist darwin anderson collided with a van. the driver of the treated at the scene, and anderson died at the hospital. it's 5:06. an electrical worker is in critical condition after become shocked working on a utility pole in pasco county. we are told a live wire touched his shoulder, and coworkers use his safety belt to lower him to the ground. this morning a family in
area made it difficult to put out the fire. investigators are trying to figure out what started the fire. let's check on the weather as many of us are going out to enjoy the labor day weekend. >> unfortunately we are dealing with some lingering effects from hermine. we have areas under flood waters, excuse me, flood warnings along the rivers. we just heard from ryan at the anclote river little manatee, and there's the anclote river warning at elfers, but there's also the miraca river warning, and the peace river in arcadia. if you live around these rivers, please be careful. the swift current, and they are higher than normal as well. the rain chances will not help that out at all. we have a small rain chance
between 3:00 and 6:00, we could see a few upon thes of heavy downpours, especially near the coast. the red-shaded area is up to 3 inches of rain fall. i don't know if we will see 3 inches, but heavy downpours later this morning. we see a nice warmup, and 84 at 11:00, and 87 at 1. afternoon high of 90. rain chance is going up to 30%, and afternoon and evening. seasonably hot with seasonable rain chances for the day. the lower rain chances coming in for tomorrow and wednesday, and the dryer air is coming back in it's 40% today, and to% tuesday and wednesday, and 30% thursday and friday. gayle and gene, back to you. we will take a couple of dry days when we can. it's only september, but people are planning for the holidays. >> we are not talking about
creep. the catholic church has a new saint. coming up, the nun pope francis elevated to sainthood, and why. zika concerns in your backyard. while fighting the virus, many are concerned about all the chemicals, coming up next, what doctors believe may work as an alternative. you're watching news channel 8
we are following breaking news at 5:12 this morning. breaking news out of israel. a building in tel aviv collapsed after a crane fell on it. no word on casualties. there's fears that people are trapped inside. we will bring you updates as soon as we get more information. in florida daily, 8 on your side is asking about the exposure to the chemicals needed. it's a real concern, but what's the alternative? >> reporter: crews are double dosing to kill the larva and mosquitoes, and people are urged to use bug spray. that's lot of chemical exposure. >> right now, that's the better
my sister is in her first trimester. i worry about her and the chemicals, too, but i think in the short-term, the bigger concern right now, just keeping her and her baby safe. >> reporter: pediatrician dr. david burger degrees saying there's so much we don't know about the zika virus. >> it's a devastating disease with most likely life-long delays. >> reporter: but children are most listen, i don't want to risk being bitten by a mosquito, but i don't want to expose myself or my child to deet, either. thisst a couple of different approaches to take. you know, certainly if a person feels deet is the right thing for them, putting it own their clothing as opposed to the skin. >> reporter: there's natural products on the market, and
marks for the enactiveness. >> the applications -- for the effectiveness. >> the applications need to be happen more often than those with deet. >> and we will discuss picaridin tomorrow when we cover more. >>is elderly hit a fence and everyone city police car. four people were seriously hurt, and five others received lesser injuries, and investigators are trying to figure out what caused the crash. a fast-moving wild fire is prompting evacuation the colorado, wyoming fire, it was near red feather lakes, and it's threatening mountain homes and cabins.
contained right now. the -- the state of oklahoma is closing 36 wells where they believe the earthquake hit. they believe the wells used for fracking are to blame they are part of the area of interest creteed by oklahoma a officials as they investigate the link to earthquakes. the university of w hampshire is undergoing several improvements because of a graduate from there. robert moran graduated and worked at the school library for 50 years. >> when he passed away bat the age of 77, the school got $4 million from his estate. the school suing the money to expand the career services
alumins always wanted to help future students. the at lick church is celebrating the canonization of mother teresa. pope francis elevated her to saint of the gutters, and francis praised her for taking on world leaders to help the poverty stricken. she died 19 years ago, and she's credited with two miracles. in the front ceremony, 1500 poor homeless men and women cared for by the charity mother teresa founded. they were later treated to pizza, served by nuns and priest. london is burning or at least that's what it looked like as the city marked its an verse i will of the great fire. officials set fire to a model of the 17th century skyline as it floated on river.
remembrance of the devastating fire that burned 80 percent of the fire in 1666. now an 8 on your your side consumer watch. we are not through the labor day holiday, and the retail sales, they are already looking to the big one, skipping right past halloween. many are hitting us with christmas deals. more on the holiday creep. >> reporter: as scary has may be to already see holiday more channel dice on shelves, two monthses before the tractor trailer d you note the shopping phenomena got going before we got through labor day? wal-mart kicked off its christmas layaway campaign last friday to get consumers in the buying mood. >> over the past few years, we have seen a trend where
yearlong. >> reporter: prince shelton and other retail experts say christmas creep gets earlier and earlier because that's what many consumers want. >> they are taking advantage of seasonal sales when things are in stock, and they may not be in sale for the holiday. >> reporter: people are buying what will be gifts 3 months for now, and certainly not everyone into september, and they really won't like the black friday ads some retailers are planning for the day after halloween. >> trick or treat! >> reporter: chris klamath , nbc news. >> haven't had my first pumpkin spice lat they.
break soon. >> here's leigh spann. a quick break from the humidity. today is going to feel like a kip call labor day holiday. a few clouds this morning, 79 degrees, quickly warming to 86 by noon, and we add in the smallest rain chance. maybe you're having a barbecue at your house. watch for the skies to produce a lot, but then around 4:00 p.m., the areas closer to coast. 90degrees at 4:00 p.m., and inverness and brooksville, you're at 75, and 77 currently in sarasota. it gets warmer closer to the coast. 78 in st. petersburg, and i had my weather watcher, bob up early on this labor day. this morning, partly cloudy, and seasonably warm, and it's not superoppress i havely
early september for us. the showers will develop around 3:00. there could be areas in the middle of the afternoon that produced heavier rain, and as the day goes on, storms will drift to the coast and get heavier. if you had any barbecue plans, be aware, especially close to the coast. and also notice, they are drifting to the south. that's because dryer air is really going to start to spread in from north and south tomorrow, and and it's going to help to lower the rain chances, and about a 20% rain chance for areas south of i-4. and this is nice because we like sunshine and slightly less humidity, and we like the fact that we are giving the rivers the chance to dry out. it's good rain chance at 40% with the high of 90, and there's a 20 percent rain chance tuesday and wednesday,
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cleaning up after hurricane hermine. the storm is miles away from the bay area, but this morning we are still dealing with the effects, concern for pasco residents, and we have the latest on the anclote river. a man threatening an attack worse than the pulse nightclub attack is under arrest. and apple is pushing for the big update to your phone this week. we will show you the changes.