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it starts to weaken gradually as it moves out the sea and stays out the sea for several days. we're still within the cone of uncertainty but more of the acks re taking the storm away. we hope with the next run that comes out it shows even more of that. so we're still within the cone button west side of it which is a better side indicating that we're more than likely not going to see a direct hit but we have to be prepared. what we're going to see a direct hit from this coastal low that comes before joaquin. that's starting tomorrow. like a nor'easter. you know what that hanes. wind, rain and coastal flooding. we'll talk about that and w will be affected the most. back to you. >> in all of this talk about joaquin has a lot of people remembering sandy and who can forget the scenes of devastation from across the tri-state. that's why it's so important to make sure you, your loved ones and to make sure your home is ready if severe weather strikes and that includes double
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checking your insurance. news 4 ida siegel shows you what you can do. >> reporter: ava enjoys living here but when there's the threat of a storm like joaquin she has to think about storm damage and her insurance coverage. >> it's mind-boggling that how much you pay and your deductible is so much. >> reporter: it can be frustrating process but there are some things you can do ahead of time to make sure you have the right coverage. first, check your policy limit. is it high enough to rebuild your house? the value of the house is not the same as the cost to rebuild. also, make sure you know how much your things are worth. are you covered for living expenses like hotel bills, restaurant meals and other incidentals. know your hurricane deductible. it's different from your regular deductible if you live near water you need flood insurance. >> the water did come up to the bottom stair. we did get a little water in the basement and if you put a claim
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in then t y ust up your flood insurance more. reporter: typically flood surance covers up to $250,000 for the structure of the house and $100,000 for possessions. but, basement coverage is limited. you have to make sure you know wh is included. finally flooding from a backed up sewer is not covered in your flood insurance policy. you need to buy additional insurance for that. keep in mind if a storm is days away and you live near the water it might be difficult to get insurance even if you find an agent willing to work with you, most policies don't take effect for 30 days. so really best bet, start the process before the storm season. stay one step ahead of hurricane joaquin and any severe weather with the news 4 new york app. there you'll see the storm's track and advisories and our interactive radar. coming up a big recall of certain pet treats. next we got details on which
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ones and why it could make your furry friend or you sick. >> we'll have the story behind this crazy picture. that's a mountain lion on top of a telephone pole. i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. and there's no time to see it like the fall. take metro north to take in the beautiful fall foliage from high above the hudson. swing a club at one of america's greatest courses... see spectacular sights underground... ...or thrilling sights above it. there's so many incredible ways to experience the fun of fall in new york state. plan your trip at
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okay. here it is. it's something you don't see every day. a mountain lion perched on top of a pefl pole. this clever cat is rattling some nerves in the southern california community. he's been wandering the streets and yards looking for food and water. residents are being told to keep a safe distance and not to make contact. they have to tell the residents that. do they? tonight an investigation under way in the torching of 27 cars at a new jersey auction lot. chopper 4 was over it on route in fairfield early this morning because of the high winds it took about an hour to knock down the fl es. no word onto value of the cars burned.
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weeks away from an, uber strike. >> the former driver leading the charge and why his tactics may be illegal. >> a captivating shot. bird lovers this one is four. this is a northern water thrush looking at it's reflection in central park. >> if you have an interesting pi crunch you want to share, send
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staten island people are not waiting. >>ur plus applying the lessons learned from hurricane sandy. how people are preparing ahead of this weekend weather. those stories and an update onto deadly colleague shooting in oregon when we see you at 6:00. the consumer alert tonight especially for all of you dog owners if you have any good and fun beef hide chicken sticks get rid of them. they are being recalled because they might be contaminated with salmonella back dwraer. not only could your doggett sick but you could get sick from handling them. you can get a refund them if you take them back to the store. tonight a former uber driver is organizing a nationwide strike against the ride sharing company. he drove for uber in kansas city and he's asking his support towers strike the weekend of october 16th, mark that on your calendars. he wants those striking drivers to create fake rider accounts,
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wild goose chase. but his plan could be illegal. >> some say it may be unethical. >> could it have criminal potential. potentially interference with other people's business. >> here's why he's upset. he quit driving for the company because he claims drivers are not paid enough. >> any time you take your little one for a ride the first thing you should do is strap them into a car seat but are you doing that correctly? here's lynda baquero. >> reporter: it's not the selection of child seats that concerns safety experts but how many parents don't know how to use them properly. >> three out of four car sets are installed incorrectly. >> reporter: parents we spoke with tried to figure it out. >> i read the manual and, you
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know, it feels pretty snug. >> there's a picture ointd n it. it's pretty simple. >> there's no problems. my son has a car set, i have a car set. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: the local firestations still a good place for help with child seats to avoid common mistakes like loose anchor straps allowing the seat move to too freely or the shoulder straps that fail the pinch test. >> if you can pinch the webbing the straps are not tight enough. >> reporter: remembering how to position your child and the academy of pediatrics now recommends they ride in a rear facing position until age 2. >> children between 1 and 2 are 75% less like try to be critically injured or killed. >> reporter: keep them in car/booster seats until 4'9" tall.
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front seat until age 13. lynda baquero, news 4, new york. to get in touch with our consumer investigative team send an e-mail at or call us at that number, 1-866-news-244. >> we have to buckle up for this nasty weather. >> quite a fwoit get through. we'll talk about the relationship between joaquin and the storm that's separate from joaquin that's coming tomorrow. in the meantime, fall all of a sudden. it's october and temperatures only in the 60s. two days ago we were in the 70s with high humidity and 80s. big changes in our forecast and temperatures will stay cool. the winds were gusty today up around 30 miles per hour. jfk and islip, they will continue to increase with time as that coastal low continues to form. that's what's coming next. gusty winds, rough sea, some rain, mainly along the coast. joaquin, thank goodness is trending more out the sea.
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but it is pounding the central bahamas right now with winds at 130 to 145 miles per hour with the gusts. hurricane warnings are in effect for northwestern -- actually all the bahamas are under hurricane warnings. this area is what we're watching that will bring us the coastal flooding, rain and wind within the next 24 hours. just like a nor'easter would. the jersey shore will have the highest impact. we're expecting moderate to major flooding, possibly from much of the jersey shore all the way up through monmouth county areas. highest amounts of rain one to two. gusts of 50 miles per hour and ten to 16-foot waves. i want to let you know about the rest of the area. in and around the city some coastal flooding. wind gusts 30 to 40. not as much rain. less than half an inch north and west lowest impact.
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for long island and long island sound, coastal areas, south basin shores 10 to 16-foot waves and coastal flooding will be minor to moderate for you. not as severe as with the jersey shore is expecting because you'll get more onshore. this is the rain we're expecting between now and saturday night. anywhere from half inch to one and a half inch, some spots up to two inches. this is what's happening out there right now. light rain for the most part in the area. stays that way for the rest of the night. some winds are gusting up 20 miles per hour. those will increase. so it's light rain and windy conditions and chilly conditions for the rest of this evening and for friday, all of this intensifies as that coastal low forms then we'll still be tracking joaquin, of course and leapt you know the latest. as the trend goes it's staying more and more out the sea. by the time i want goes our area. still a long way to go. 50s that's it friday, saturday and sunday, monday things start to calm down. we'll have more coming up at 6:00.
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back to you. >> new york's biggest iteam brought you stories of unbearable pain. >> they say it's from the same form of birth control. the iteam goes all the way to the fda to get answers. come fall, i like to get a taste of everything the state has to offer. like this famous winery nestled in the hudson valley. or the award-winning vineyards of long island. this cooperstown brewery belongs in every beer lover's hall of fame. you can even try new york's exceptional cider and spirits. this fall, drink in the beauty of new york state. plan your trip at there's something for everyone. -are you happy with your bathroom? i wasn't. until i learned about bath fitter. bath fitter puts a new bathtub right over your old one. isn't that amazing? bath fitter will measure, custom-make and install right over your existing tub. and only bath fitter has seamless walls, which guarantees
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right now an iteam update. women who took part in a birth control study they said they were botched. this contraceptive has no business being on the market because thousands of women have suffered severe pain even internal injuries.
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evidence that they had painful symptoms from more than a decade ago. some images may be disturbing. >> that is embedded in me. >> this nurse says this is a picture of an a birth control coil embedded in her uterus. the metal inserts made by bayer are supposed to stay in the fallopian tubes when s one migrated to her uterus. the result was piercing pelvic pain for years. >> like somebody had a knife sitting inside of you. >> since the iteam first reported on complaints about essure for than 1,000 patients have complained about pain or allergic reactions. painful reactions were buried in the trials.
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patient files that seem to show inconsistencies in the research. in the first file a clinical trial patient from arizona reports pelvic pain, aching and severe. but researchers marked her comfort level as excellent. in the second file another patient repeatedly reports sharp pelvic pain. but her comfort is marked as very good. in the end researchers concluded 99% of women rated the comfort of essure as good or excellent. >> i don't think she was listening to what i was saying. >> two years ago we told you about ohio's kim hudak first clinical trial patient complaining that researchers coached her answers. >> this is concerning that patients who were enrolled in the clinical trials are reporting they were coached for their answers or that their answers were changed. >> the iteam went to the fda's campus in silver spring,
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those clinical trial surveys patients say were botched. regulators were busy quizzing bayer. >> where did you test these people? how did you test these people? what did you test them with? >> last week members of an fda advisory panel called for more data on whether these coils could be causing allergic reactions. fda is investigating alleged inaccuracies in those clinical trial surveys. >> we were not involved at the time of the initial approval. >> at the hearing bayer said essure the company conceptus was responsible. and spokeswoman said the company strongly disagrees with any suggestion or allegation that the essure clinical trial data collection was fraudulent. several doctors spoke in support of essure.
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by patients who say they suffered because of essure. >> this woman was a clinical trial participant in 2000 she was a spokesperson for conceptus. several years after implantation she was diagnosed with four autoimmunes. she said conceptus stopped contacting her for follow up surveys. >> they were supposed to follow up with me for five years. i had one physical. >> so far she has had no luck finding records of her clinical trial participation. >> they lost my medical records. >> the iteam is work with gaby to locate her records. those records of clinical trial participation. we've gotten no explanation from the northern california reproductive center that implanted her. >> if you have something the iteam should look into call us.
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we thank you for watching. >> the news continues at 6:00. now at 6:00 tracking hurricane joaquin. now an extremely dangerous category 4 storm. where the latest track is taking it. >> ahead of joaquin another powerful system is dumping so much rain that some places could see the worse flooding since hurricane sandy. >> good evening i'm chuck scarborough. >> i'm michelle vargas. all eyes on hurricane joaquin now packing sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. >> we're waiting for a news conference at the office of emergency management. mayor de blasio will outline the city's plans. >> governor christie declared a state of emergency. and severe weather system that has nothing to do with hurricane
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are we in for a one-two punch. >> we have team coverage from the jersey shore, from new york city office of emergency management and long island. we start with janice huff who has the latest possible tracks for hurricane joaquin. >> it's more like a one punch versus a one-two punch. that storm you just referenced that's coming our way tomorrow is a coastal storm more like a nor'easter. we're talking wind, rain and coastal flooding and some of it will be severe. this has nothing to do with joaquin. joaquin now this track is trending more out to sea. we're happy about that. we still have to monitor it in case there are any changes because we're still within the cone of uncertainty. on the west side of it which is a better side. our rain and wind and coastal flooding is coming from this developing storm. that's joaquin way down here in the bahamas. it is pounding them as a category 4. winds of 130 miles per hour sustained and gusts of 140, 145 miles per hour.
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it starts to lift to the north on saturday. begins to slowly weaken from 3 down to 2. right now the tracks remember trending it offshore not giving it a landfall, however we're still within the cone of uncertainty here across our area but we're on the west side of it. trending more offshore. may miss new england too if it stays on that track which is great news. the jersey shore will have the highest impacts from the nor'easter type storm that's coming tomorrow. moderate to major coastal flooding, ten to 16-foot waves and wind gusts to 50 miles per hour. further north you go less of an impact. moderate impact in and around the city and the suburbs. north and west the lowest impact. lesser amounts of rain. lower wind gusts but very chilly temperatures like what we saw today. and water will be pushed onshore through long island sound and the south facing shores. minor to moderate impacts for you across long island. we'll talk more about it in the forecasts coming up in just a
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>> even though the latest models and tracks suggest hurricane joaquin will swing east and out the sea no one can afford to take chance. no one wants to see scenes like this after hurricane sandy. >> whether or not joaquin is a direct issue for new jersey by monday we cho that there is definitely going to be moderate and likely to be major flooding events in south jersey on friday and saturday. >> the threat christie is talking about is from a separate storm system that janice was telling us. they are building up beach defenses against it and making jersey shore businesses face a tough decision ahead of the columbus day weekend. brian thunderstorm watchson is in seaside heights with more on that. >> reporter: yeah. seaside is certainly bracing for all of this as ready as kit be, certainly three years after sandy delivered this tourist town a huge body blow they've
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invest ad lot since then and right now they certainly don't want to see that washed away. casino pier here in seaside heights is the most exposed structure tonercy shore north of atlantic city. workers are busy securing everything that could go airborne. dismantling a couple of their most exposed rides. with a big columbus day week end ahead not everything is closed down. >> if we close this weekend we can't open next weekend. we're only taking down a few rides. >> reporter: remember these pictures of casino pier closed for months after sandy took down the roller coaster. for a boardwalk that's at this time of the year normally dead trying to stay open next weekend is important. >> great offseason, shoulder season event. that's when we still get people coming. >> reporter: at this candy shop across the pier extra weekends are sweet music to the business. threats of hurricanes not so much.
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>> we're worried.
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