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morning washington," on your side. >> welcome back. 6:00 is the time clear. york, and others northeast are assessing the damage from sandy. you have to now look at the cleanup and begin to move on. joining us this morning. for 33ne sandy is blamed deaths. we have been getting estimates as high as 50 this morning. nearly 7 million people in the dark. more on the power outages and confirmation on what's happening up and down the east coast. and new york city and new jersey of the hardest hit. glad you are with us. i am steve chenevey. along with cynne simpson. y.w, hoboken, new jerse the mayor says that up to e remain trapped
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their homes because of floodwaters. is herenational guard help rescue some of those people. just one of many neighborhoods still suffering .rom sandy residents across the eastern to pick are beginning in the wake of sandy.orm >> i've lived here 39 years and been through several hurricanes going back to gloria. never seen anything like this at all. landfall near ,tlantic city monday night causing a storm surge that jersey shore. new york subway tunnels as well, and the the acordia airport. exports of electrical fires and knocked out power to millions. as you efforts are still under those left stranded. this woman and her mother rode storm trapped in the car. around ands nobody know where to go. -- know where to go. creditors the governor chris ofistie said that residents
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devastated.e this is a monumental task that we have in front of us. i ask for your patience this week ended the week after that need resilience as we work to go back to rebuild our state. president obama signed a disaster declarations for new york, clearing for federal aid. >> i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we're where they resources are needed as quickly as possible. >> and is moving northwest with the bring flooding and weather to the mountains. this neighborhood is in darkness, but some power has been restored. more than 6 million people remain without power. the utility companies say that take a week or more. we are live in hoboken, new jersey. back to you. >> thank you. let's get a look at our forecast
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in the d.c. region. jeras? >> good morning. we are still feeling the impact of standing here. we have some folks without power. at the satellite and radar picture. shows most of the moister area, but the our cloud cover will linger. headlines today, mostly cloudy once again. coolertrees are much cooler temperature continue well through into next week. river flooding remains a concern. in withcheck meteorologist adam caskey later on that on for more the potomac river. it's 43 at reagan national. some 30 is off to the west. 39 in winchester, 40 at dulles. staying cloudy and cool today. 50 degrees by noon, 54 degrees by 5:00. highs around 10 degrees below , but a sprig drive forecast. k on the trick-or- treat forecast in a little
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while. hope traffic is close to normal now. >> we are trying, but there's a serious crash on the maryland beltway. newschopper 7 is there. outer loop from college park and 270, between 95 , they hadshire ave but they wereped, intermittently letting the left shoulder get by. a serious crash. everyone coming out of greenbelt near the ikea1 95, accident activity. letting the left shoulder get by. southbound 95 out of moral and past 212, emerging itto the beltway -- southbound 95 out of beltsville. >> millions of people are still without power. reporting more than outages in dco, kermit, and
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george's. dominion reporting more than 20,000 outages in northern virginia. has about 86,000 customers without power in maryland. the power outages could impact back to theirget routines. >> all the major school systems to classd back some school buildings have power. are scrolling at the top of your screen and online at brianne carter is at one of the hools that will not be open today, in landover. the students at excel would not be back in the class room today. word for prince county public schools this school will remain closed today because of a power outage. there was another school in question, indian queen .lementary that will be open as well as all the other prince george's county
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officeschools and today. update from d.c. public schools. derickson academy will also be because of a power outage. our companies have been working around the clock. number were brought in from get thehe clock to on as soon as possible. academy will be anne arundel was hard hit and some of their schools are still closed. excel academy in prince george's closed today. brianne carter reporting. we will have the latest on closures and delays on our website, 1 degrees.time, 4 ahead, the force is now y >> if you ever wondered what a
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he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. from butler's orchard in germantown, maryland. good morning, washington. >> started to slowly get back spirit. halloween >> we can breathe a sigh of relief. back.e to check in with jummy olabanji. she has information from the
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live desk. got pictures from virginia national guard really showing their response after the storm. you can see some of the great pictures they sent us. here we see the national guard soldiers rescuing some children, all of this happening on the eastern shore of virginia yesterday. several of the families were by water. their homes so national guardsmen waded through chest high water, two miles to rescue the folks. there were several down trees. they had to use chain saws to down the trees to make a go and rescue them. a great effort by them. we want to show you a picture album that shows they boats to rescue folks safety inem to virginia. them.t effort by mcdonnell will the eastern shore of today to look on
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at some of the damage and meet of the residents lost ally during the storm. back to you. >> thank you. great photographs. we want to show you some video of a homee backyard new york city. moving aee the tree little. as a high wind slowly uproots the entire tree. you will see its top zero on and the shed. pple onto the fence and shed. >> we had some occurrences like around here. usually it is the weaker trees tyar, part
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trees like that. we are on the backside of the storm now and it's 43 degrees at this hour at reagan national. 4-d at dulles, 39 in gaithersburg. 39 in winchester. we have a couple sprinkles out there. part, what you see s not reachinger i not really so we're concerned about that. right now at dulles. drying throughout the day. if you are trying to travel, or newark closed. new york city is open, e limited.s ar here forll be fined flying, but some rival delays are possible. -- things will be fine here. >> i do want to mention in maryland, 29 is open between howard county from interstate 70 to downtown silver spring.
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was a serious crash on the beltway that will really mess up 95. so 29 could be an alternate for you. let's go to newschopper 7. on the outer is of the beltway between 95 and new hampshire ave. leaving college park towards 270. only one lane to the left is slowly getting by. all lanes of the beltway are greenbelt, picking up delays out of laurel. 29 will be picking up a lot of bailout traffic. back to you. >> thank you. 6:13, 41 degrees. we will catch up with adam potomaconitoring the river levels. and we will break down the river levels. a[ mitt romney ] there are two very different paths
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"good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. lets get caught up on the school closings and delays. school districts somepen, but we have closures. building manassas park in virginia, schools are closed. bar crofton elementary school is closed. langley high school and homes hollowschool and sleepy and spring hill elementary schools are closed. jefferson academy is closed in d.c. 17 individual schools in anne arundel county are closed. back to you. >> thank you.
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bollman bridge elementary is closed. transit is back to for a amtrak newns will not running into york city. there will be service between between new orleans and d.c. and miami. trains from d.c. to chicago and albans, vermont have been cancelled. airlines resumed a limited flights yesterday to dulles and reagan morenal airport and flights are expected to resume today. the 2012 campaign, early resumes today in the district. is d.c. board of elections expanding hours and adding voting machines to the eight early voting centers. you can cast ballots starting at through 9:00ning tonight and repeat those times through saturday. maryland governor o'malley and lieutenant governor anthony brown plan to vote when early voting resumes today. votingernors as early be extended from 8:00 until 9:00 p.m. today
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friday. the deadline for submitting applications was moved until 8:00 tonight. >> and just about 6:18 right now. around 40 degrees, chilly outside. >> i am cold. >> when you get the dam nests with cold it makes a difference. .when you get the dampness there's been some river flooding. we will check in with adam the second. first, let's show you. the you the largest circulations from is opening up and will lifting up today to the north into canada. e clouds will be persistent, unfortunately. the rainfall totals are now coming in. the storm totals overall, as i was reedville, just
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shy of 10 inches. around 8 inches in la plata. city, a just over 7 inches. in washington we had about 5 average. the rivers continue to be high. the creeks are coming down in virginia. rivers are still on the rise. we have warnings in effect. if it will be a couple days before we improve. has come down. winter storm warnings are still t in west virginia with inches expected. the halloween forecast, i have tweeting out.
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let me know the best halloween costume ever. my neighbor told me that he will ref.replacement that's created. caskey is checking on flooding. >> i am, but this is typical kind of heavyy rain around washington area, especially upstream potomac river. c watershed, the basins, all the trustees draining into it. aimak to edge of the water line just awful high your drive. water gotw high the yesterday evening with all the and in some cases big logs that to get quickly pushed down the river. m at the edge of the water. i expect it to get a little bit s line again. cresting at about 8 feet above
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around 9:00 tonight or 10:00. over and the up bottomesterday to the flood wall and has d and will climb back up again. typical flooding for the area right here at the potomac river. otherwise, 40 degrees right now. d.c.s trick-or-treaters will be cool. you need long sleeves on because temperatures will be near 50 at the beginning of trick-or- treating and falling back into the 40's. that's all from here. in northwest washington along potomac river, you can see so i think weg, little sunshine to start the day. jamee whitten. in northern virginia there's flooding andf closures. first, white's ferry is closed,
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old dominion drive at georgetown , closed in each direction of the downed trees and .ires road, road near furnace there's a tree on the road. from vdot and for prince william county, fairfax county and n county, a number of secondary roads are still closed. beltwayon the maryland causing a problem. the beltway, leaving college 270, between 95 avenue, only the by anane getting accident. out off pressure coming laurel. bailout on 29 as anville road alternate. back to you. >> thank you. degrees. street reopens and the with the mouse factory. >> paula faris explains. >> good morning.
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the financial markets are scheduled to resume normal operations this morning after 2 days.losed individual firms still face problems with flooding, power, r employees toei work. estimates say the storm about $20 billion in property damage. many businesses were closed and paid for lostt be hours. those involved in cleanup and benefit.ill jobs picture is improving in nearly all big cities. the onondaga debate last month was 07% and nearly half of the metro areas and only 35 cities have rates above 10%. plans to make three more star wars movies.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. went to a restaurant to beer and came back home like a holy >> a chilly start to your morning. will happen later on when the youngsters to go trick-or-treating? good morning, washington. wednesday, october 31, . i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. let's check in with meteorologist jacqui jeras. cloudy and cool overall. the remnants of sandy will keep the crowds lingering in our
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area throughout the day. our temperatures are much about 10 degrees below average. cooler temperature trend will continue at least through the next week. river flooding remains a becern, but they should receding the end of the week. you can see the satellite and radar picture of what was a weaker and weh w sprinkles off to our west, but that's about all. degrees -- 42 degrees at dulles. still cloudy by 5:00 at 54 degrees. treat forecast is coming up. with jameefic whitten. >> good morning. all car on the 14th street got to the quickly shoulder. delays.some around the pentagon, a little volume.
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395, all lanes open. waterline repairs continue in and that's new jersey avenue closed near rhode island avenue, water main repairs. in springfield, 95 out of dale city, there's volume. there's a crash in the triangle 95, one lane blocked. the maryland beltway, struggling between college park towards spring, one lane getting by crash. back to you. >> thank you. d.c. area homes and businesses are still in the dark. a couple days after hurricane sandy. reporting just shy of 1400 outages. is for all d.c., madera, and prince george's. dominion, about 20,000 outages virginia.n it will try to have everybody back on by tomorrow night. bge has 85,000 customers without power in maryland. not sure how long it will take. class will be back in session in most d.c. schools today.
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some individual schools are closed. buildings still don't have power. brianne carter is at one of the -- the affected schools, excel academy. >> in landover, the school will even though all other prince george's county public schools and offices will back open today. behind me you can see the school. showed up to assess the crew.ion -- a still having some power outages and that's why the school will remain closed today. all other prince george's county will be open. another announcement, in d.c., the academies will remain closed as well. in anne arundel county, there be 17 schools closed because of power outages. been working around get powerto try to possible, quickly as get everybodyt back on as quickly as they would
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like. so there will be some individual school closures. academy will be the closure in prince george's county. for more information, reporting from landover, brianne carter. live team coverage of after matt continues with concerns about local waterways like the potomac river and the monocacy river herb kohl of florida banks. old town alexandria is where keeping an eyes on things this morning. >> it is fitting that there is a thatmoon on halloween, but can be important when we talk t water levels. the good news this morning in is then alexandria floodwaters have receded substantially. is prince streets. e potomacway is th river. still higher than by 2 to 3 feet.
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you can still seek barriers and caution tape. businesses and residents have their sandbags back really thought .hey had seen the worst during the height of the storm e was no flooding. old town alexandria was fine. and then last evening this area, a low-lying streets alexandria, was feet of 2 or 3 water. one gentleman told us that he dinner andave except forwas ok grain. he came out and everything was after the potomac banks.umped its the river is not supposed to crest until late this evening. a high tide that at 10:06 this morning.
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caution tape here as far as you can see on union street. no cars left on the streets for hours. have more flooding depending on the wind. lightsace has halloween sandbags and they're hoping for dry halloween. john gonzalez reported from old alexandria. >> a mother headlines. president obama will be in new today touring devastated areas with the governor chris christie. the president will not be york city today. mayor bloomberg says the city have him a visit too much to is just do. for ats being blamed least 50 deaths in the u.s. and nearly 70 more in the caribbean. nearly 7 million people along are stilln seaboard without power. it's 41 degrees outside.
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>> the city of san francisco is world series winning giants with a victory parade. giants swept the detroit tigers
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set, the second world championship in three seasons. the wizards at started the with a loss. wall is out with injuries. the jordan crawford try to keep competitive, but it in the 94-84 loss to cleveland cavaliers. the raining nba champion miami .eat's whole thin chris bosh there in the second quarter. then a bucket from lebron james. he finished with 26 points. twins 120-107. the dallas mavericks defeated in los angeles at the staples center. 22.0 kobe bryant with an injured foot. the white howard got 19 points
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.nd steve nash had seven points there is mark cuban. >> it's 41 degrees. jacqui jeras. >> i'm ok with the cold. has a heater under there morning. the kids will have to wear a couple of layers tonight. >> they definitely will. the good news is things will be fine for the trick-or-treaters. chief meteorologist doug hill latest on the forecast. >> good morning. it is a slow process today, but we will work some drier air into the circulation. the circulation is pretty incredible. in the mountains of vermont they
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temperatures in the mid to because the air was florida.led from south circulation is still strong, but weakening just a bit. nothing more than a sprinkle today. cloudy skies around region. numbers in the low area, 39 inmetro gaithersburg, 41 in manassas, 43 in the city. today and maybe a with a few sunny breaks this afternoon, highs in the 50's. nice and dry for the kids tonight for trick-or- treating. now, jamee whitten. >> on the maryland beltway, a serious crash. 270,college park towards and outer loop accident between 95 and new hampshire avenue. about the past one hour minutes, crews have been working and there's an investigation. one lane getting by. if you are coming out of carrollton, in
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greenbelt, watch for this, extreme delays. interstate 905, the same story throughard county laurel. very difficult to merge into these backups. 29 is open as a bailout, from white smoke into four corners. back to you. >> thank you. it's 41 degrees. day after the break we will with adam caskey in georgetown to find out when the
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is responsible for the content of this advertising. concerns are not quite over. goose creek is going down. the monocacy river is still in major flood. an eye on the potomac river. where we find adam caskey
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it.toring >> not a serious situation along c crest up to where i am banding, yesterday evening. line.n see the degree steven ebert got washed up here last night. k got washed up here. georgetown harbor takes the usual preparations. the water was up to the bottom the flood wall yesterday evening. even covering the dock. it will rise again later this g around 10:00 p.m. a combination of all the runoff drainage from the rain the potomac watershed coming into that and side.gher -- higher tide. i cannot see the full moon
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anymore because of the clouds. temperature of 40 degrees at the morning, ar this chill in the air. it's a point to be a cold day n thehigh temperatures i mid-50s. clermont the detailed trick-or- treat forecast and what to day,t for the rest of the back to doug hill. happy halloween. >> happy halloween. it is cool this morning with temperatures in the 40's, but we will get to the mid 50's. the average high is still about 64 degrees. it's 43 degrees at reagan now, 41 inght fredericksburg. some 30's to the north and west. we are still seeing the temperatures affected by the circulation of sandy in new england, mid 50's. a little chilly weather in the extreme northern parts of minnesota. our temperatures are couple
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theees below average for next several days. a sprinkle today, e cloudy. we will have sunny breaks because we see some drier air in, low to mid '50's. tonight for trick-or-treat time, kohl,kind of cloudy but 50's and 40's. worry about.o the next seven days shows a slow t in temperatures. everything will be below temperature wise for the next six days. back to you. >> thank you. 6:48 is the time. we want to give you a live look at the coastline of new jersey. this is exactly what emergency personnel have feared that we start to see more fires. figure outying to with these fires on the beach. but the speech continued to move farther inland. this is an area on the outer jersey, midway between its seaside heights and point pleasant. >> jummy olabanji is following
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latest. reporters on the scene in new that therereporting seems -- this seems to have been by downed power lines. they are saying you can see these images from miles away. the issue right now is that firefighters cannot get to that because on one side of , the bridge going to away.rea has been washed on the other side there seems to be some sort of debris. so they cannot even get to this area right now. , thethe jersey shore epicenter of the damage from community, and more trying to get our sources inom jersey and new york. working with abc right now. to update you after this commercial break. back to you. >> thank you. have a livee will round up of all of today's top stories. >> we will have a look at the
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now. this appears to be started by ine downed power lines jersey -- in, new jersey, at the shore. firefighters are not able to get to it. now to john gonzalez. >> pretty serious flooding in old town alexandria last night. the flood waters have receded substantially. problem is the potomac river a k away is still very 3 feet, about 2 to higher than normal. 10:0's a high tide around 6 this morning. in theseof the homes areas remain closed y as everyone keeps an eye on the potomac river. >> some students will have to home one more day. prince george's county public be back open today.
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if one school will remain in landover. -- excel academy. 17 schools will be closed in anne arundel county. jefferson academy in d.c. will closed. >> most halloween celebrations tonight, but ar important trick-or-treating cancelled, at the white house. gresident obama travelin through new jersey to a survey storm damage today. early voting resumes today in d.c. and maryland. polling place is open from until 9:00 tonight through saturday. 9:00ryland, 8:00 until through friday. , the deadline for absentee ballots is 8:00 tonight. for more on any of these
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stories, visit our website, >> we want to find out what's happening in the forecast. involves flooding. we are keeping an eye on the river levels. hi, adam. >> we are downstream from georgetown, on the other side of the memorial bridge. standing as high as the water got yesterday evening from e flooding, not all that bad, typical in these kind of events we see in washington with all the tributaries flowing the potomac and then coming -- on stream. should see it crested about 8 feet, at about the same level we just saw. petticoa --in the they are taking a typical flood wall with the of. w to jacqui jeras for the trick-or-treat forecast. >> he seems excited about that.
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[laughter] >> probably already ate all the was supposed to be for the children. i will have to buy extra bags at my house. it is a little on the silly side today. cloudy, more than anything. a few breaks of sunsine possible. stay overcast. temperatures will rise into the fifties around the noon hour, 50 with a high temperature midst 50's. and we will call back this weekend. now to jamee whitten. maryland 50 john hanson i will inside the beltway, a 410 on the left. beltway in maryland, outer "crash tax 395 anna wintour avenue, one lane getting by. back to you. >> thank you. back to you. >> t[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney
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