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i talked to my detective captain today and i asked him, do you have body bags? are you prepared for mass casualties? because if people do not leave and w whipped gusts in some of our mobile home areas, we will have fatalities. >> we dealt with charles, frances, jean, will pa. this is like none of those. >> we can rebuild homes, we can rebuild business, i think of my own family, we can't rebuild a life. >> right now, matthew is having a superstorm sandy storm surge. >> tens of thousands are without
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matthew moves close to the coast. that blamed for nearly 300 deaths in haiti. good morning, everyone. >> at this hour, the eye of hurricane matthew is growing dangerously closer to florida's east coast t. monster storm may have waned to a category 3, but it is still the strongest storm to hit the eastern seaboard in over a decades. officials damage of historic am proportions. thousands have chose on the risk their lives by hunkering down at home. just last night, florida sheriff william schneider gave this grave warning. >> people seem to not getting and are not leaving. i have already checked. i don't say this to be theatrical. you know me. i don't lean to bravado.
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body bags? are you prepared for mass casualty, because people do not leave, we get 140-mile-per-hour whipped gusts in some of our mobile home facility, we are going to have fatalities. >> it's prompted the close of nasa's kennedy space center and even the happiest place on earth, walt disney world closing its doors for the fourth time in history. right now a state of emergency is in effect under president 3500 national garld members are active throughout the state. but there is only so much that can be done at this time. over 200 florida residents are without power. it's just the beginning. some areas could get up to 15 inches of rain and deadly storm surges. all this after leaving a trail of death and destruction across the caribbean t. death toll is now at 283 and that's still expected to climb. u.s. officials now hoping
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loss. >> gloets straight over to bonnie schneider. she has been tracking matthew throughout the night. give us an update. how are the conditions of the storm playing out? >> right now, we are watching the storm closely. even as it doesn't make landfall as it rides the periphery of florida. look at that we're getting those strong rain bands into melbourne at this hour. daytona beach you're next. let's look at the coordinates and where it's headed. right now, we will zoom matthew. a category 3 storm him don't take any of this less seriously. it is a category 3 with winds of 120 miles per hour. really for the weekend, not much of a change. it will be an intense storm. eventually a category 1 by saturday. what's interesting ability the track for this storm, it does an unusual loop back around. but this is a few days out. i want to focus on the short term as we watch the storm make
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we watch for a storm surge going forward. storm surge will be a big concern. the wind will pile up the water in so many locations. not much of a concern west of ft. lauderdale. ft. pierce, four to six feet when it comes to storm surge, this is the key. melbourne to savannah, seven feet t. higher number concerns me. particularly here from savannah to brunswick all the way through jacksonville, you have a where the water can pile in. unfortunately, that will be the threat. up with of the biggest threats t. klain coast, up the coast of carolina, four-to-six feet. look at the rainfall total, we are looking at a lot of rain, right around the border of north and south carolina. even into savannah, 15 fchs through sunday. frances, ayman, this will be a big storm even if it doesn't
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nbc's ron mott is there. what's the latest there? >> reporter: well, good morning from a breezy daytona beach, florida tonight. we have endured one band after another of increasingly nasty weather and the worst is yet to come. now, we did get a little good news with the 11:00 eastern update last night, which is forecast to push the eye a little further east once it gets into the daytona beach area. that is good won't see the strongest winds around the circulation of matthew. the winds still will be strong. we are anticipating upwards of 90, maybe 100 miles sustained for a couple hours at least t. bad news is the eye is going to be a beam daytona beach right around the next high tide. that is expected to occur right around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon. that is when the biggest threat from any storm surge and
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it's always the storm surge in the water that typically is responsible for a lot of the deaths we see in these hurricanes. not so much the winds. so that is the hour people will be most alert here in the daytona beach area t. forecast at this hour is for upwards of 11 feet of a storm surge. >> that almost certainly will push water into some of the homes and businesses along atlantic avenue, which runs along north/south here, a block off the beach. inland on the inner coastal of florida. a lot of real estate there. a lot of expensive real estate. so folks hunkered down there might anticipate getting water into their homes, if they have not sandbagged around their homes. we know a lot of lines for people getting sandbags. also officials are telling folks, just because the eye passes doesn't mean the storm is over. this is a pretty large system. so we do anticipate that there will be hurricane force and
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winds that will blow around this area for hours after the eye has passed, possibly into late into tonight and maybe even saturday morning. and one last thing and a lot of folks are not thinking about this and for good reason, because it's a long way off t. first part of next week this storm could possibly reloop around the ocean right off of florida, reenergize and come back and hit some of these same communities that it's hitting today, that woue trying to clean up and especially get the power back on. that's very latest here from daytona beach, it will be a long friday, let's send it up to you. >> nbc's ron mott, thank you. >> now, let's go to ft. lauderdale, florida, 11,000 residents are without power. beheard bonnie say there was no storm surge. not like northern florida. let's talk to nbc's blake mccoy. what can you tell us about how
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power? >> reporter: ayman, there is a sense this morning that ft. lauderdale really dodged a bullet with this storm. conditions have improved dramatically over the past few hours. overnight, we did see wind. we did see rain. nowhere near as 3w5 as expected. that's because this hurricane ended up staying 100 miles offshore as it patzed ft. lauderdale, which was further out than expected. we saw the outer bands come through in all of that looks to move north at this point. 11,000 people are without power. you can see the lights on right now in ft. lauderdale. what we expect to see later this morning is a return to normal now this system has moved further up the coast. we can tell you that ft. lauderdale's airport, which had been closed down on thursday, plans to reopen this morning. miami's airport, we expect flights to resume this morning as well. so it is going to be a return to
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attention towards our neighbors to the north in florida. >> nbc's blake mccoy, thanks for that. let's go back to bonnie schneider and get a look at the journey it is making up the eastern board of florida. >> thanks so much, ayman. i want to show you the latest position. 80 miles southeast of cape canaveral, florida. so it is getting closer to the space coast. matthew has winds right now, maximum sustained winds 120 miles per it was a category 4. it's still an intense storm. the movements to the northwest at 14 miles per hour. as we zoom in, we are watching closely, going through the afternoon, it will be working up, heading towards coast am georgia and the carolinas and turning away from the mainland, which is good news. well, that's a look at the big weather story of the day. let's take a look at the weather where you are. we're looking at temperatures into the 70s across much of the
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a good thing matthew didn't impact that part of the country. the gulf coast looks good, warm, climbing into the 90s in new orleans. so overyou'll, watching matthew, because it will be impacting areas of coast am georgia and south carolina particularly as we go into the weekend. ayman, frances. >> all right, thanks, bonn fi. just ahead, we will hear from the weather channel's mike seidel in ft. pierce, florida. we will get an out annuals as this special edition of "early today" continues. i'm here in bristol, virginia. and now...i'm in bristol, tennessee. on this side of the road is virginia... and on this side it's tennessee. no matter which state in the country you live in, you could save hundreds on car insurance by switching to geico. look, i'm in virginia... i'm in tennessee...
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saturday. we have already seen wind gusts here over 7 miles per hour and over 1,500 customers without power. it will be a long night here and a long couple days up the coast. we will keep you covered on the weather channel, back to you. >> mike seidel struggling there to keep his balance with the wind. we want to bring in steven hyman with florida power and light. it's good to be with you. give us an we just we heard about 150,000? >> sure. well, as this storm makes its way up the eastern coast of florida, we're seeing an increase of some out annuals. currently, we have about 275,000 customers out of power. mainly our largest customer bases in the south florida region, broward county, palm beach county, that's where the
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mainly because the storm has just passed through there, continuing up the east coast. we have 4.8 million customers state wide. our territory covers 35 counties the majority of which are along the east coast. so as the storm makes its way up the east coast, we're continuing to see more out annuals. however, the percentages are rather low compared to what we had thought about 20 hours ago. we were making early stills that could be impacted with out of power. so these lower numbers are a little positive news for us to see that it's working. but either way, we have about 12,000 crews in the field that are ready to respond and as quickly as possible to get our customer's power back on when the weather decides to do so. >> i know you are busy. i appreciate a little of the
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it is still a major threat. heavy rain and dangerous winds topping 120 miles per hour. they're already devastating the state of florida, leaving 200,000 residents without power. >> you think it's downgraded, many may have a moment of relief and say we cleared it. the officials aren't ready to give release the alarm bells. bonnie is saying there is a an next week. i know that will be something officials will be watching closely. >> now with especially 2 much,000 people without power -- 200,000 people without power. they anticipate 2 million people. we are in this with the eye of hurricane matthew approaching florida's east coast. another concern, too, is storm surge with all of this. with knowing how much the winds can be whipping up the waves
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some parts of melbourne and north of that. >> this is the situation now as we are covering this overnight and forming it closely with very dire warnings, grave warnings from florida officials for everybody to evacuate. hopefully, that is the case for those who chose to stay in their homes and ride it out. hopefully, they will stay safe. >> those in haiti that lost loved ones, they're going through picking up pieces of the path of the storm. stay with us. hurricane matthew. you are watching "early today." see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months.
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people are looking at this probably saying, oh, this is nothing. i have been through a hundred of these. this is not what we're talking about t. worst is yet to come. get out. just get out. we can't save you. power is going to go out. you will lose your cell phone and internet. when you realize you will say, i need it. we can't get th affected as hurricane matthew makes its way into coastal georgia. jacob soboroff, give us an update on what you are seeing out there, what are conditions like? >> reporter: we just got to jacksonville driving from atlanta, opposite the way of people smartly evacuating. these areas, we are a couple hundred miles away from the severe part of the storm, it is
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we drive across on our way to town the st. john river, we're seeing a sort of steady but light rainfall t. river we are driving over is expected to see surges of six, maybe nine feet. which would not be a good thing for the city of jacksonville. ki see from my van tage point the river looks quite high. don't forget, there are 800,000 people in the city of jacksonville. hopefully, they heeded the advice of the and be quite strong once the storm reaches here later on today, especially, hopefully, people have heeded these warnings out by the coast, where there are many people, particularly military members of the u.s. military at naval station may port the third largest navy base in the country right here on the coast of the atlantic oegcean here in jacksonville. so pharrelltively quiet.
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will be a different scene. >> you can see from your windshield, the wind doesn't look to bad. the trees don't appear tore whipping around too much as well. >> that's right, frances. yeah, i think and like i said, you know, we have seen how of the course of the last 24, 48 hours, conditions change with what seems like a moments notice here and we expect within probably 12 hours here in jacksonville conditions worsen considerably and it's something nobody here wants to see. >> jacob soboroff, thank you so much from jacksonville, florida. >> it's good to see that at least people according to jacob are making their way out of jackson victim, heeding that had advisement still a long way from the all clear to go back into the neighborhoods. stay with us. we will hear more on hurricane matthew, now a category 3 but remaining a real danger.
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: all right. good morning. it's a busy friday here on 7news "today in new england." >> kris: here are some stories we're working on for you this morning. breaking news, hurricane matthew slamming into the coast of florida right now. a massive storm is packing whipping winds, and there is a real concern that it could produce deadly storm surges. the storm's path right. now emergency officials say matthew is an extreme threat to life and property. more on the impact that could be devastating in some areas. >> kris: man rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed in roxbury. according to e.m.s., the man suffered life-threatening injuries. >> christa: and a serious crash off 495 south. we're told this vehicle veered off the highway and hit a tree, then caught fire. much more on all those stories coming your way.
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but locally, chris, what does the weather look like? >> chris: it's going to be great out there on this friday. having a few computer issues this morning. the computer is having a case of the mondays here, but this friday forecast, lots of sunshine. 70 at the coast. 77 inland. looks like on saturday it will be a mild day, as well. a couple showers beginning to roll in here some time saturday evening, saturday night. could have a couple lingering showers early sunday morning with a front. notably cooler on sunday and monday, but expecting a lot of weekend because the track from the national hurricane center on matthew has not changed all that much in terms of the long-term here. so we'll suppress that storm down to the south of us. and i do expect with that suppression to keep a lot of the tropical moisture off to the south and to the east, as well. matthew a category three hurricane. it's very close to the east coast of florida. you get close to melbourne and then over to satellite beach just north of there, you had winds of hurricane force, but
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maintained itself just off shore. so it's a little bit of good news here, a little silver lining in the cloud. so far the eye wall has managed to stay off shore, although any wobble could bring that back toward the coastline. and they're still expecting a lot of damage along the florida coastline has the hurricane continues the move northbound through cape cape canaveral. we'll talk about that as "today in new england" starts right now. >> christa: breaking news at 5:00. hurricane matthew taking aim at the florida coast this morning with potentially devastating storm surges and flooding. >> kris: a new advisory is just out. we're tracking the storm's path as millions brace for the driving wind and howling rain. >> christa: and police are investigating a murder mystery in orange. an elderly man killed in his
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>> kris: young students witnessing a terrible crime in roxbury. a shooting turns deadly right near a school bus while children were on board. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. we begin with breaking news right here. hurricane matthew hugging the coast of florida as we speak. howling winds and pummeling the east coast of the state. >> kris: one big issue is power outages. new video shows the lights flickering at this hotel at juno beach. that threat far from over this morning. overnight hurricane matthew weakened slightly the a category three storm. >> christa: the state is bracing for several more hours of the storm's effect. these hurricane conditions, the eye of the storm, though, just off the coast. people are waiting and they're watching to see what's next.


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