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toughen laws. >> i hope and pray that i don't have to come out again during my tenure as president to offer my circumstances. >> reporter: now grief counselors were on the scene for the victims. the vigil is happening in oregon as a way to learn more about those who died. the governor ordered all flags in the state to fly at half staff until sunset on friday. umpqua college is closed. wake up at 4:30 a.m. for the latest. you can find updates on nbc 4 new york. >> switching to hurricane joaquin, a category storm lashing the bahamas with winds topping 134 miles an hour. >> this is video of the islands where you can see joaquin's force. where it is heading is not clear.
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there's some good news. >> let's get to storm team 4 janice huff for the good news. >> reporter: the good news is it appears joaquin may miss the entire east coast all together. the bad news, though, is it is still over the bahamas. you saw the video. they are still pounded there from the wind and the waves. and that's not going to change until tomorrow night. we also can't let our guard down because of the other coastal storm coming here tomorrow. joaquin is still a category four over the bahamas tonight. winds are 130 miles an hour. the storm slowed down, which is the worst news they needed there and a tropical storm warning was issued for eastern cuba. they may feel the effects, as well. it will start to pull away tomorrow night, still as a category four. notice the track. it is narrower and farther off shore. now it looks as though it will miss us all together, everybody on the east coast. the effects will be more minor in terms of wave action and coastal flooding. however, we sill have to keep an
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this is the developing coastal storm. the nor'easter type of storm that hits with wind, waves and rain. and i will talk about that a few minutes. back to you. the governor declared a state of emergency in new jersey in anticipation of the storms. brian tom ston is live with a look for us. >> reporter: this is river flooding behind me. as a matter of fact, i'm going to step out of the picture so you can see down the street. it is no stranger to this community. they have had river flooding before on their streets, but right now they just aren't sure how bad it will be. they knew it was coming, a town virtually surrounded by water. it is what attracting people here and makes it risky. people like newcomer andy buher.
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normal high tide, with the supermoon. it was in our driveway and we will move the cars down the street. >> reporter: the flood tide pushing the river back in the back bays that surround off of the town. >> the high tide this morning didn't get pushed out. the second high tide will be higher because the water didn't get out. >> reporter: warning signs have been activated on main roads. when sandy came ashore nearly three years ago, they were hammered. 70% of the homes suffered some damage. between the sea and the back bays. for many it was catastrophic, but to hold back this river -- >> to control the floods we'd probably need a flood gate to keep the tidal waters from getting in to the back bays. >> reporter: no one is suggesting that will happen. the next couple 0 of days could be tense, residents have been through it before. >> it is a great place, great community. you know, the access to the beach is amazing.
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>> reporter: it remains to be seen if there will be any evacuation in the community. the mayor said he will make that decision after we have gone through probably a couple more high tides, about every 12 hours or so. right now we are just about at high tide in . but as far as the future and what it holds, that's the wait and see. i'm brian thompson, news 4 new york. mayor de blasio held an emergency press conference laying out the action plan in the event that joaquin changes force. checkey is live from battery park. >> reporter: the city says they learned a lot from sandy and will not be surprised by joaquin if it suddenly makes a turn. they say they are prepared and they want new yorkers to do the same.
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>> they tell us to evacuate then we do. >> reporter: cindy thompson isn't taking chances with the safety of her two with young girls. that's the attitude that officials hope all new yorkers will take when it comes to possible hurricane threat. mayor de blasio headed up an advisory warning new yorkers to be alert. >> it is important for people to be prepared and to have information, in addition to notify nyc. >> reporter: at this point, emergency officials are encouraged by forecast models sparing the city from the brunt of joaquin's wind and rain. nonetheless, the city has learned a lot from sandy and vows they won't be caught off guard again. >> our emergency preparedness plans are much more sophisticated. our ability to communicate deeper, our building codes have changed. many of our buildings have seen improvement that will lessen impact even if there is flooding. >> reporter: workers were boarding up greats to prevent
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damage from sandy shuttered the downtown subway for months. on staten island, disaster relief group yellow boots was setting up pumps and equipment ahead of the storm. >> we waited and let the storm play out and it was days before we could get the proper materials in to the area. >> emergency officials say that's a major change they have made, as well. in the past they had emergency resources and equipment located in a few places around the city. now they say the resources are spread out across the five boroughs so they can respond that much faster, if need. in bat ry park city, checkey beckford, news 4 new york. people are stocking up on supplies and making sure their cars' gas tank is full. >> reporter: are behind me they built this ten-foot sand berm to
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it extends as far as the eye can see. hopefully this won't be need. emergency managers tell me, even if the storm misses, they want to be ready. >> hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. 79-year-old margaret scott is making sure her home is safe before the storm. >> we will take everything in. >> reporter: whether or not the storm hits, residents and emergency workers are getting ready. why? because people here have a long memory. sandy taught valuable lessons. >> it was so devastating. one daughter lost three cars. we survived but everybody suffered. >> reporter: tens of millions of dollars of infrastructure improvements have paid off according to long beach city manager. >> we vup have upgraded the sewer and water system so we never have to say you can't turn on your faucet or flush. >> reporter: long beach and other long island communities
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have been prepping all week. sand berms have gone up at several beaches. machinery to battle flooding is ready to go. so have vehicles used to help stranded victims. boat owners are taking precautions. hopeful the storm misses long island but ready just in case. >> this is not something that people should be panicking about. but it is a time to prepare. >> so you may be asking, what can you do at home to get ready? emergency managers say the best thing to do is clear your storm drains. if you can't clear them report them to the city so it can be taken care of before the rain hits. live in long beach, michael george, news 4 new york. in connecticut the governor is asking everyone to continue to prepare for joaquin in case the forecast changes again. they are expecting minor to moderate flooding starting with the nor'easter coming tomorrow. he says everyone should have a
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basic emergency supply kit ready, including a three day supply of water, three days worth of nonperishable food, battery operated radio, flash light and first aid supplies. make sure you have the nbc 4 app as we track hurricane joaquin. you can get veer alerts sent to your smartphone. go to nbc new york.com and click on the tabatha says get severe storm alerts. as we continue, murder on a quiet suburban street. the strange turn of events when cops are ready to burst in to a long island home. concern and afraid. hundreds at the epicenter of the latest legionnaires' outbreak pack a town hall meeting demanding answers. >> if you signed up for a cell phone in the past two years your
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new tonight, long island police are tight lipped about the death of a woman whose body was found inside of her home. what we know is officers received a call that sent them to lake grove after 2:00 p.m. based on what the caller said they were prepared to make a forced entry but someone walked out of the home. they entered the house and found the victim. police have not revealed her identity or how she died or what was said in the call. investigators say they questioned and released one person. in the bronx tomorrow, officials plan to start offering free legionnaires disease screenings for senior sit zens and those uninsured. there was a town hall meeting at morris park tonight. he reassured constituents he will do everything possible to make the neighborhood safe. the latest outbreak killed at least one person and infected
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13. investigator say 15 cooling towers in the bronx tested positive for the bacteria. 11 more men are charged in the hazing death of a new york fraternity brej. they tried to cover up the physical abuse of michael chen. -- sorry, michael dang. 26 people are charged so far in the case. police plan to arrest 37 suspects in all. five are expected to be charged with murder. major changes are coming to the nypd's use of force rules starting january 1st all officers must file a report every time they use force. if police see something that looks like another officer getting too rough they must intervene. the rules were announced hours after new police watch dog criticized the department for being in the dark ages for not keeping track of officers' use of force. the commissioner bratton denied
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>> it's an outrageous comment. this department is nothing close to being in the dark ages. >> the use of force policy tells us thing we can't do. don't do this and that. 0 our new policy will give officers guidance of what they can do. >> reporter: commissioner bratton said that officers will get training on how to deescalate an altercation. a data breach is impacting 15 million people. the credit reporting agency expeerian said that hackers stole home 's, birth dates and information from anyone who applied for t-mobile service between september 2013 and september 2015. t-mobile uses experian for credit checks. we are breathing easier because of joaquin's track is moving out to sea. not so much because of the coastal storm brewing which will cause more damage in terms of what's going to happen the next
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joaquin is going to misus now. it's moving off shore. the latest coming up. here's a look outside of the top of the rock camera. pretty in pink, empire state building. breast cancer awareness month begins today, october 1st. if you are at the shore right now, you are dealing with coastal flooding already. the worst and highest impacts will be the jersey shore. moderate to major coastal flooding expected for you between now and saturday. ten to 16-foot if waves. one to two to three inches of rain and wind gusts above 50, maybe close to 60 miles an hour. the farther north and west you go, the lower the impact. moderate impact for the city and suburbs, and the back bay area, minor flooding possible and one to two inches of rain. in the catskills and poconos lowest impact. chilly temperatures. some wind gusts there. keep in mind with the wind gusts around 45 to 50 miles an hour
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alost cross long island minor to moderate with coastal flooding and large waves, as well. this is because of the coastal storm moving through the area, developing off the coast of georgia tonight. a nor'easter, we know what that is like around here, especially if you live near the shore. joaquin is moving out to sea. over the bahamas unfortunately but not expecting direct impacts from that storm. high wind warnings and advisories are in effect on friday for the jersey shore. you have high surf advisories for the south-facing shores of long island. five to eight-foot seas. coastal flooding is likely from middlesex to ocean counties and watches in effect for the other shore areas. right now it is chilly. temperatures in the 50s. that's where we will stay tomorrow. wind gusts between 15 and 30 miles an hour. those will increase. the rainfall is light for in the time being. but that will increase, as well, with time. especially near the shore areas, especially tomorrow afternoon
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and evening. we could see the bright yellows, oranges and reds showing up on friday evening. after that should taper to a few showers. rainfall totals expected upwarsd of two or more inches, especially at the shore. and joaquin unfortunately still battering the bahamas with a category four force. it will move away tomorrow. our weather will improve by monday. another update tomorrow morning on today in new york. >> thank you very much. it was looking worse. >> better now. here's what jimmy fallon has coming up sglont thank you. miley cyrus is my guest tonight
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a group of california surfers had company this week and made for a whale of a tale. darin case used his go-pro-camera to record this close encounter with a gray whale near san diego. gray whait whales are usually heading south to the water in mexico this time of the year. so sightings aren't that uncommon but getting this close is pretty rare. >> here's something you don't see often in the suburbs. a mountain lion perched on top of a phone pole. the clever cat is rattling nerves in the southern california county community. he has been wandering streets and yards looking for food and
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the yankees had a chance to clinch a wild card spot and return to the postseason for the first time since 2012. the struggling bombers hosting the red sox. carlos beltran got the yankees on the scoreboard first. leading off the second inning, he goes the opposite way. his sixth homer in the past month. the red sox loaded the bases in the fifth. cc sabathia lazy fly ball to escape the jam. he helped himself making the behind the back stab on the come backer to end the sixth. in the seventh, his 11th home run of the season. shut the door. rutledge ends it. the boerms who were underdog to even make the playoffs are
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headed to the postseason. here's some post game reaction. >> there's so much happy ness in there. those guys are jumping around like little kids. that's what you want to see as a manager. you want them to enjoy this. this is difficult. >> a lot of people asked if we are going to celebrate and my answer is darn right. we worked hard for eight months to put ourselves in a position to win a championship and we are here now. >> reporter: this afternoon, the mets b team finished a disastrous series in philadelphia. darin ruff in the fourth inning as the metss get swept 3-0. they are tied with the donnellers for the home field advantage in the nlds. the amazingens own the tie breaker. football and victor cruz is officially out this sunday when the giants visit the bills in buffalo. the pro bowl wide receiver reaggravated his calf injury yesterday in practice.
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cruz's season debut is on hold. when he can come back is anyone's guess. odell beckham jr. talked about the latest injury to his running mate. >> you wish you could have him back there. at the end of the day you want him to be healthy as a person as he is. you want him to be healthy. wishing him a speedy recovery with whatever is going on. hope to have him back as soon as possible. the nhl season starts next wednesday. today the rangers leading scorer did a promotion at the nhl store. rick nash who had 42ed goals last year launched nhl play sets for kids. he took control of a real life zamboni before taking photos with his wife and their young son who looks like he is ready for the nhl now. i talked to rick about the upcoming season. >> do you think this team has the components to have a great
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season again? >> for sure. i think almost every guy in the team is in their prime. you have a window that shows itself to win games and we're in the middle of that right now. >> so the yankees and mets are in the playoffs for the first time since 2006. let's play ball, postseason style.
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that's news 4 new york at 11:00. "the tonight show" is straight ahead. >> today in new york begins at 4:30. good night and we'll see you tomorrow. >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart
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of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- miley cyrus sam rockwell chef danny bowien and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 341! oaktown! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ah, hello, everyone. welcome! welcome, welcome, welcome! thank you so much for being
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welcome to "the tonight show." [ cheers and applause ] this is it, you guys. you're at -- you are the show. listen, thank you so much. we're going to have a fun time tonight. here's what everybody's talking about. i saw donald trump's wife, melania, just gave an interview where she said that their 9-year-old son, barron, wants to grow up to be a golfer, a a businessman, and a pilot. when melania told him it's very unlikely to happen, he relied "dad's in first place for president. anything can happen." [ laughter and applause ] yeah, but that's -- it's america. that's right, a new report said that donald trump is still leading in the polls and one voter was quoted as saying, "unfortunately, i'm leaning towards trump." [ light laughter ] even worse, that voter was jeb bush. [ laughter ] you can't say that. jeb, don't say such things. >> steve: keep that to yourself. >> jimmy: yeah. trump actually held a press conference this week to talk
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he says is much simpler than other tax plans. i watched the conference and i'm not sure it's all that simple. i don't know. >> we're going to cut the individual rates from seven brackets to four. so it comes back discounted at a 10% tax rate. well, we're looking at a 3% but we think it could be 5%, it could even be 6%. 5.4, 5.3, 5.6, every month is different. 25%, 20%, 10%. the highest i've heard so far is 42%. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: okay. perfect. i think i got it, professor. thank you. [ applause ] it's got to be confusing to hang out with trump on new year's eve. it's like, "10, 9.8, 3.7, 40, 1 billion." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] 5.8. hey, guys, i want so say congrats to toronto blue jays
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for making the playoffs for the
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