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on staten island, residents signed up with community volunteers who would help them evacuate their homes if needed. we're getting rainy weather now. also, what's on tap for the weekend. communities that were hard hit by sandy are worried about the coming days, and people want to be prepared. >> i would just do what they el us to do. they tell us to evacuate, then we do. >> reporter: and then here in the rockaways, we want to show you a live picture now of the boardwalk. the city has build nearly a mile of elevated boardwalk. it's designed to be stronger in a storm and six miles of dunes. we're in that area where are the the -- where the dunes are. we might be hard pressed to find someone taking a stroll or morning jog on the boardwalk. this is winter coat weather. >> it is chilly out there and windy. i know everybody out there is breathing a sigh of relief that for now this thing looks like it's headed out east. thank you. 5:04. let's get more as we check
chris, a lot of these shore communities trying to build up those dunes, trying to put as much space as they can between them and the water. >> absolutely. this is an example. this particular storm coming up, this is not the hurricane joaquin. it will do some damage. even nor'easters can certainly create damage along the immediate coastal areas. this will do some before all is said and done. we still have some rough weather to get through. live radar shows it's generally a light rain across the area right now. the areas of yellow indicative of a couple heavier showers out there. the real heavy stuff still sitting off to the south of us. the other part of the story, it's chilly. 50 to 55. but with strong wind gusts and rain coming down, it's a rough one out there. latest wind gusts so far, just beginning to ramp up. 25-mile-an-hour wind gusts in the city. we've seen them over 30 on the
east end of long island. they could get closer to 40 or 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts along the jersey shore later today. chilly, raw, damp, windy. keep the umbrella with you all day. it may occasionally stop raining, but again, a strong, sturdy umbrella because wind gusts are expected in the 30 to 40-mile-per-hour range. more on joaquin and the seven-day outlook coming up. more on the commute, here's lauren. >> let's talk about mass transit. we have delays at our area airports. one-hour delays at our area airports. you'll want to check in with your carrier this morning. if you're getting on the buses, a bunch of detours out there. a few in the bronx, manhattan, queens, and staten island. take note of that. here's your commuter checklist. everything looks good there, running on or close to schedule. we had a suspension earlier on the rockaway park shuttle and a train. normal service has resumed. alternate side of the street rules in effect today.
>> thanks very much. so much going on with the weather. you can get updates on the commute and forecast any time at nbcnewyork.com. and make sure you have our nbc 4 new york app as we continue to track the severe weather. with that, you can get severe weather alerts sent right to your smartphone. just click on the prempss tab in the weather section. coming up on 5:07. a mass shooting on a community college campus in oregon. witnesses say the gunman asked students their religion and specifically targeted the ones who responded that they were christian. nine people were murdered before the gunman was shot and killed during a confrontation with police. nbc's jennifer bjorkland is in oregon with the latest. >> reporter: a familiar scene unfolding, a candle light vigil following a mass shooting on a school campus. >> a report he's got a long gun. >> reporter: the students here in southern oregon, they never
>> we just dropped everything and we ran. when we ran out of the building, everyone went every which way. >> my teacher er er come running into the in a big panic. they were telling all the students to come into the teacher's room in the back and to hide and don't make any noise. >> reporter: the 26-year-old shooter gunned down, but not before killing at least nine students and seriously injuring seven others. >> we have at least two heroic officers who responded into the building within minutes and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. >> reporter: the assailant's father in southern california says the family is crushed. >> obviously it's been a devastating day. devastating for me and my family. >> reporter: president obama says we have become numb to this. >> this is a political choice that we make.
few months in america. we collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction. >> reporter: in these cases, the president says, thoughts and prayers are not enough. in roseburg, oregon, jennifer bjorkland, nbc news. >> natalie morales already reporting live from roseburg, oregon, this morning. that's coming up at 7:00. new this morning, the pentagon is nvlgting the deadly crash of a u.s. cargo plane in afghanistan. the plane is a c-130 herk lease that went down at an airfield in jalal bad. that's about 80 miles he's of kabul near the pakistan border. six american airmen were killed along with five civilian contractors. the taliban is claiming they shot this aircraft down. the pentagon says there's no sign of enemy fire. new this morning, police looking for a man wanted in a violent attack. investigators released this
sketch oupe suspect. he allegedly punched and kicked a 37-year-old man in the face while calling him anti-gay slurs. it happened wednesday evening at 50th and broadway subway stop. if you've seen this man, please contact authorities. also happening now, police on long island are still trying to sort out all the details after a woman was found dead in her suffolk county home. police responded to a 911 call at the home in lake grove around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. we're told they were prepared to make a forced entry, but then a resident came out of the house. officers then went inside, found the victim, but so far no one is under arrest. the criminal case coming out of the hazing death of a baruch college student is moving forward, and there have been more arraignments now. 11 men charged thursday for the cover-up of chung michael den's hazing. he died two years ago after a
fraternity ritual. five men face murder charges. 5:10 right now. plans for a new hudson river rail tunnel may be taking some important steps forward. our news partners at the bergen record report that nj transit has agreed to lead the environmental review that is needed before the tunnel is built, with amtrak taking care of the project's early engineering work. in addition, the u.s. department of transportation has agreed to put any environmental permits on the fast track. permits like those can usually take up to three years to obtain. 5:11 right now. up next, from the campaign trail to the comedy stage, a new report that hillary clinton may be ready to show her funny side. and a little later, the yankees joining the mets in the postseason. hear what they're saying about their world series chances. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll take a live look there at
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you can't skate today, chris. bottom line. >> that's fake? >> it's pre-ice. it's fake. >> all right. got to start somewhere, i guess. we don't need it yet anyway. we have rain and plenty of water heading our way today. that's the main problem. wind as well. on and off rain, chilly temperatures, coastal flooding the concern today as well, especially along the jersey coastline at times of high tide later on today and into tonight. in terms of joaquin, it looks like that's going to stay safely out to sea. that doesn't mean we're escaping nasty weather. this is from a separate system. the impacts from the storm, coastal flooding. areas shaded in red, it's a coastal flood warning. green, including the city, it's a coastal flood advisory. there could be minor damage done along the jersey shore, maybe moderate damage in some locations at times of high tide as these winds get cranking. we have a high winded a ed a advise ory in effect. sustained winds 25 to 30 miles an hour. gusts over 50 or close to 50
possible along the jersey shore. further south, a high wind warning in new jersey as well. so everybody could see gusts approach 30 or 40 at some point in time. reason for it, the difference in pressure between high pressure to the north, that's providing the chilly air, low pressure to the south providing the moisture. but a very tight pressure gradient between these two systems. what we're getting is wind, rain, coastal flooding. pretty similar weather as a classic nor'easter moves up the coast. this not joaquin. it's further off to the south and east over the central bahamas. what to expect region by region. along the jersey shore, one to two inches, maybe higher local amounts. moderate coastal flooding a possibility. all these barrier islands could have a little damage out of this. city suburbs, moderate impact. an inch or so of rain possible. gusts to 30 or 40 miles an hour with minor coastal flooding anticipated. to the north, not quite as big
wind gust to 20 to 30 miles an hour. out east, an inch or so of rain expected. gusts to 45 miles an hour. waves building there, 10 to 16 feet. coastal flooding a good possibility, especially at times of high tide. right now temperatures chilly. low 50s from the city to long island. everybody pretty much bunched between 50 and 55. this is where the heavy rain is, along the carolina coast. i think that pushes towards us by tonight. during the day today, mainly that lighter green. we'll get some breaks in the action from time to time. one of the future cast mod pel rainfall totals shows by evening, about three-quarters of an inch possible. we could see between one and three-inch swaths somewhere in central new jersey. again, along the jersey shoreline as well, there could be heavier downpours. meantime, latest on joaquin. winds of 130-mile-an-hours. still a strong category 4 storm pounding the central bahamas. it makes a turn to the northwest. then the north and a northeast turn.
the steering taking it away from the coastline further and further. that seems to be a good trend and should stay locked in, we think. with that in mind, joaquin should have very little impact on us. maybe stirring up rough surf. but today, it's the coastal storm. wind, rain, chilly, heavy rain possible in part of the area, especially tonight. lighter rain tomorrow. a leftover shower sunday. looks okay for monday. a warming trend. lower 70s come tuesday, wednesday, thursday of next week. let's find out if there are any issues on the friday morning commute so far. >> we have a couple problems out there. most of them in new jersey. first, i want to update you on the bronx river parkway. it was shutdown southbound after the cross county a little earlier. now two lanes are blocked. this is because of a truck that struck an overpass. they're trying to clean that up. now heading over to new jersey. this just in, a jackknifed tractor trailer westbound on 80 right after exit 58 in the paterson area. that shuts down two lanes. then we still have the ramp shut down from 287 southbound to the
new jersey turnpike with an accident there as well. and we have a tree down. if you're coming up the garden state parkway, southbound to exit 82. that's partially blocking the ramp there. i was talking about some power lines down in the road. east bay avenue shut down and detoured in both directions by maple avenue. you will be able to get around it, but use caution today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. the pentagon now trying to coordinate air strikes in syria with the russians, hoping to avoid any collisions or dangerous situations in the sky. thursday, russian jets struck syrian targets for a second day. the russians insist they're joining the u.s. in battle against a common enemy, isis. they deny that they're attacking opponents of the syrian leader bashar al assad and not isis. some of that opposition, though, is working with the u.s. the rebels say they feel they are being bombed by the russians. meanwhile at the u.n., some tough words from israeli prime
minister benjamin netanyahu. he condemned the nuclear deal with iran. the prime minister comparing iran to a tiger that's now, quote, unleashed and unmuzzled. but he refused to criticize president obama's acceptance of the deal. instead, he called it a disagreement within the family. a lot of people talking about this. at one point, netanyahu stopped speaking and just stared at the general assembly members. it is 5:20 right now. in presidential politics, live from new york, it's hillary clinton. she's taking time off the campaign trail to appear this weekend, as a matter of fact, on "saturday night live." "the new york times" reporting that it is supposed to be top secret, and they're not doing a good job of that. >> clearly not. >> it's supposed to be a big surprise. anyway, clinton is supposed to be doing an opening skit with her comedic counterpart kate mick kin non. so far the clinton campaign and
"snl" won't say anything about it. >> to us. >> but we're telling you we know it's happening. >> in this morning's cnbc money report, staples is bucking the thanksgiving trend. they're going to give their employees and customers the holiday off. staples will close on thanksgiving. they're going to open at 6:00 a.m. on black friday. could be a good business move too. the national retail federation says deals starting earlier than ever, traffic an consumer spending fell last year during the thanksgiving holiday weekend because, remember, you had to wait until black friday. now it's part of thursday. then it's midnight wednesday. >> it's starting now. there's not that urgency anymore. 5:21 right now. still ahead, another massive data breach that you really need to know about this morning. we'll tell you exactly who's impacted this time. plus new details on the latest legionnaires' outbreak. what officials will be doing this morning to help ease the fears that exist in the bronx. you're watching "today in new york." it's intelligent enough to warn of danger from virtually anywhere. it's been smashed, dropped and driven.
berth since 2012. all the way back in 2012. >> took them that long. >> they donned goggles and broke out the bubbly. >> a lot of people asked me if we were going to celebrate today, and my answer was darn right we're going to celebrate. we worked really hard for eight months to put uses in a position to win a world championship, and we're here now. it starts with step one. >> there's alex rodriguez. darn right we're going to do that. he's watching every word he says. this all happened the same night. the yanks also turned the clubhouse into an '80s hip-hop party. they forced the rook keys ed d ed d the rookies to dress like '80s hip-hop stars. that's size compared to what the mets had to do. they walked in their underwear from the stadium. >> wonder woman and super man. >> never let you forget you're a rookie. >> the yankees have like a
one-game playoff to get to the neblgs next step. i think that's tuesday. hopefully the weather cooperates. it's not cooperating so much today. however, we're likely going to miss out on the impact of joaquin by early next week. but today we're dealing with this nor'easter. it's on-and-off rain. windy, chilly, coastal flooding a serious concern, especially along the jersey shoreline. joaquin safely out to sea. live radar, just light rain for the most part. when the wind kicks in at 30 miles an hour, it doesn't feel so light. a lot of friday night high school football. well, it's going to be on soggy fields. that's for sure. temperatures in the low 50s. as lauren likes to point out, what about band practice? i guess that would be indoors. otherwise, the tubas would be very wet. >> you were in band? >> yeah, marching band. actually was very popular. i went to mineola high school. it was not like it's portrayed in certain movies. it was the cool thing to do. we had a good time. okay.
we're going to talk about the airports. we have plenty of delays throughout. they continue to build. we still have 60-minute delays on arrivals at newark and jfk. at laguardia, we now have 45-minute delays on departures as well as 60 to 90-minute delays on arrivals. definitely check in with your carrier. if you're getting on the trains, all good news from there. a good option with the wet roads. >> and you were in the science club too, weren't you? >> i went to science camp. we can talk about that later though. >> if you need to talk, i'm always here for you. >> thank you. >> it is 5:27 right now. up next, we're going to have more on the rough weather that's battering our area. >> reporter: they're not waiting to see if joaquin makes any noise on the jersey shore. i'm tracie strahan live in belmar with a look at preparations ahead of the potential storm. and of course if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." there's a lot going on today. download the news 4 new york app
the shooter. and new fears in brooklyn as a serial sexual predator strikes again. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:30 a.m. on this friday, second day of october. i'm michael gargiulo. >> and i'm kerry barrett in for darlene this morning. >> i'm michael gargiulo. i said that earlier. >> but you can tell us again. >> i want to reiterate i'm michael gargiulo. chris, what's going on? >> is that gargiulo squared then? >> he's michael gargiulo, okay? >> we know you're here, michael. nice to see you, kerry, as well. we're watching joaquin, but the latest, still a category 4 storm, is that it's going to stay out to sea. what's not staying out to sea is the storm off the carolina coast. the moisture streaming up the coastline. we're at the leading edge right now. just light rain across the area. the difference in pressure between that storm and high pressure to the north is creating some northeasterly air.
that's going to keep the temperatures chilly. these temperatures not going all that much higher over the course of the day today. second thing it's doing is creating strong winds. we're seeing gusts of 25 to 30 miles an hour. this is only the beginning. i think the winds will approach 40 and 50 miles an hour down along the jersey coastline at some point later on this afternoon. even in the city we could see gusts in excess of 30 and 40. it's a chilly, raw, damp, windy day. keep the umbrella with you all day. the strongest, sturdiest umbrella you have because of the strong, gusty winds. a lot of inverted umbrellas if you take out el cheapo today. winds gusting 30 to 40 miles an hour. 50 along the jersey coast. we'll take a closer look at joaquin. she's always got a close eye on the commute. here's lauren. >> good morning, everyone. we have a couple trouble spots. the bronx river parkway one of them after the cross county. truck struck an overpass there. two lanes are shut down there. heading over to new jersey on 80
westbound, there's a jackknifed tractor trailer just after exit 58. that shuts down two lanes. you can see delays building through here. some of the other problems we've had have cleared. that's at least some good news. more coming up in a bit. right now, communities along the jersey shore are taking steps to minimize the potential for coastal flooding. tracie strahan is live in belmar, where it's already been a miserable morning out there. >> reporter: michael, i can barely stand up because of the driving wind and rain. down the boardwalk here a short time ago, we saw a woman calmly jogging in her shorts. clearly not too concerned about joaquin or anything else for that matter. towns, however, here in the shore gearing up for the weather. in belmar, the dunes are up. they were erected a couple days ago. the mayor tweeted out a photo of what you're seeing here, the work done to put them up ahead of any potential storm impact. he says they're also pumping out water and have been around the
they're trying to prevent any flooding in this area. now, there's a steel wall that's protecting most fragile stretches of sand along the jersey shore right now. still, residents, some of them at least, are worried about the weather that could come. >> the minute we saw the storm was coming this way, we started packing up. >> it's always best to worry. the more you worry, the more you get prepared. >> reporter: again, this is not the weather they're concerned about, even though as we bring you back live to belmar beach, there's some driving rain going on right now. but coastal flooding that could come from joaquin still on everyone's mind. that includes governor christie, michael. he'll be here in belmar this afternoon to kind of survey the area, survey the dunes, and go to other shore towns to see if evacuations could be on the horizon. so far, it's not looking that way.
>> all right, tracie. thanks so much. >> she does look good in a hat though, right? new york city officials are encouraged by the latest forecast models on joaquin. of course, as chris has been saying, it looks like it's headed out to sea. that's good. but they're still urging residents to be on alert for high winds and coastal flooding. katherine creag is in rockaway beach where they're still recovering from sandy. >> reporter: yeah, especially in communities like this, kerry. they hear about a hurricane, even in the bahamas, and they get worried. they want to be prepared. we want to show you the conditions right now. it is windy and rainy. just like where it's happening, where tracie is. you have to wonder, wasn't it 89 and humid the other day? now it's rainy here in the rockaways. the waves are high. in preparation of what the weekend may bring, sand dunes have been built up all around here. also, there are aluminum panels to keep the water back to keep flooding from happening from beach 127th to the beach 149th streets. also in preparation of any high
water flooding that could happen in the coming days, in han hat tan -- manhattan, subway workers covered grates. we're also getting rainy weather here. what will the weekend bring? communities that were hit hard by sandy are worried about the winds and also maybe even flooding. mayor de blasio had this to say. >> our emergency preparedness plans are much more sophisticated. our ability to communicate with people much deeper. our building codes have changed. many of our buildings have seen major improvements that will lessen the impact, even if there is flooding. >> reporter: and also in the rockaways, we want to show you a live picture of the boardwalk. the city has built nearly a mile of elevated boardwalk. you see it here. it's brand new. it's designed to be stronger in a storm.
you can just tell how new this boardwalk is. right over here, this wood right here, it almost looks untouched. it was ready for the summer. there's even still more boardwalk getting built, not just around here, but further down the beach. back to you. >> all right, yeah. a long time coming for sure. thank you. we want to check weather and traffic on the 4st. the beach communities really did the best they could fixing the boardwalks, elevating them in some cases, and building up the dune system. >> it's taken a long time. hopefully not going to get tested. this particular storm, joaquin, will stay out to sea. but we're getting this pseudo nor'easter coming up the coast that's going to bring a bit of rain, wind, and coastal flooding. you can see the rain is generally light on storm tracker 4 live radar right now. some pockets of moderate rain showing up. i think the rain starts to increase in intensity as we go on into evening hours. here's what we're talking about. the coastal flooding threat with this northeast wind and a long fetch for a long period of time
now right through sunday. we have coastal flood advisories at the times of high tide across long island, the city, and long island sound. down the jersey shore, coastal flood warning. flooding could be a little more severe. minor to moderate flooding there. some damage possible. high wind advisory ies in effect, particularly along the jersey shoreline. even in the city and long island, we could see gusts between 30 and 40. the day planner is gray, windy, damp, chilly. temperatures stay in the low and mid-50s all day with on and off rain getting heavier toward the evening hours. let's find out about the commute. what's it look like, lauren? >> a couple trouble spots. still not so bad. a bunch of delays at the area airports. newark and jfk, expect up to 60-minute delays on arrivals. laguardia just released 30 to 45-minute delays on departures. 60 to 90-minute delays on arrivals. check in with your carrier this morning. if you're getting on the buses,
cleared. if you're getting on the trains, so far, so good. doing great this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. with so much going on, remember you can get updates for the commute and forecast any time on nbcnewyork.com and make sure you have our nbc 4 new york app because you can also get severe weather alerts sent to your smartphone. all you have to do is click the section. now to the mass shooting on a community college campus in oregon. witnesses say the gunman asked the students their religion and specifically targeted the ones who responded they were christian. nine people were murdered before the gunman was shot and killed in a confrontation with police. natalie pasquarella has more. >> i'm just in shock. my heart hurts for the people that have passed. >> reporter: students and an entire community distraught after a mass shooting on their college campus.
hannah miles was there in the middle of the chaos at umpqua college. >> somebody is outside one of the doors shooting through the door. there is a female in the computer lab. we do have one female that has been shot at this time. >> reporter: miles says she, her teacher, and classmates confused, took off running. >> i turned around, and i looked and i could just see people pouring out of the building. everyone was crying. no one knew what was going on. then we hear three or four more gunshots, and everybody just looked at each other. >> reporter: the rampage lasted about ten minutes until police made contact with the shooter, 26-year-old chris harper mercer. >> exchanging shots with him. he's in a classroom. >> code 4, the suspect is down. >> our victims and families of our victims are our priority. everything that we do from here on will be for them. >> reporter: the president says the country mournings s with them. >> america will wrap everyone who's grieving with our prayers
frustration, saying he's had too stand here before too many times. >> my response here at this podium ends up being routine. the conversation in the aftermath of it, we've become numb to this. >> reporter: he told americans thoughts and prayers are not enough. that action needs to be taken to toughen laws. >> i hope and pray that i don't have to come out again during my tenure as president to offer my condolences to families in these circumstances. >> reporter: natalie past can real -- pasquarella, news 4, new york. >> coming up at 7:00 a.m. on the "today" show, natalie morales will have a live update. police releasing new video of a man who say raped a woman in august and now tried to rape another victim. police say last month this man tried to rape a 29-year-old woman in a parking lot.
a bike. back in august, he allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman in an alley. that same day. happening today, the elderlily and uninsured in the bronx will be screened for legionnaires, and it will be done for free. top officials held a meeting last night. the bronx borough president promising residents he'd do safe. so far one person has died and 13 others have been infected in the latest outbreak. inspectors have found legionella bacteria in 15 cooling towers. all right. 5:42. up next, an alert for anybody that has a smartphone. why a new data breach may have put your personal information at risk. and we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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strong north to northeast winds right now. you can see the flags flapping out there. probably going to increase as we go through time as well. in the meantime, we've got temperatures in the low 50s. again, want to point out that is not the ice just yet. there's pre-ice apparently. a little layer underneath the ice that goes in first. then the ice will show up on top of that a little later on. in between, i think they'll have a little rain on top of it first. rain, wind, chilly throughout the day today. coastal flooding concerns. we'll get into that in a second. and joaquin, as it stands now,` safely out to sea. that's been the trend for the last 24 to 36 hours and continues to be the trend. here's the latest from the hurricane center. still a very strong tomorrow, category 4, 130-mile-per-hour winds. pounding the central bahamas right mow. it'll make a turn towards the north. look at that shift toward the northeast. yes, it parallels the u.s. coast, but way offshore now. if that's going to be the track, we're in good shape in terms of dealing with joaquin. maybe some rough surf gets stirred up a little bit sunday into monday.
in the meantime, this is what we're concerned about. another storm system off the carolina coast that's moving up the coastline later on today. that's going to produce wind, rain, coastal flooding. very similar to what you to see in a classic nor'easter. could be beach erosion with this. along the jersey shore and long island, we're not talking about the impacts from joaquin, but there will be impacts from a coastal storm. one to two inches of rain, gusts up to 50 miles per hour. waves 10 to 16 feet. that could cause beach erosion. pretty serious concern, even along the jersey coast with this storm. in the city, impacts are moderate. one unch of rain, gusts to 30 to 40 miles an hour possible. up north, rain, chilly, about a half inch to an inch. gusts of 20 to 30 miles an hour there. out east, we could see gusts approaching 40, 45 miles an hour. one inch of rain possible across long island.
the east edge. temperatures this morning, 51 in chelsea. 52 in hoboken. some upper 40s well north and west. most folks between 50 and 5: 5 degrees. here comes the heir rain. it's sitting on the north carolina coast. light. on future traerk cker, light rain this morning. the heavier band comes through between 5:00 and 7:00 tonight. through the overnight hours as well, heavy rain across the city. we're talking about one to two inches of rain a possibility. local street and highway flooding can't be ruled out. tomorrow, the showers are more spotty and lighter in nature. by the time we get to sunday, there could be a stray shower around as joaquin stays way offshore early next week. 55 and 56 today and tomorrow. windy, chilly days. soggier today. less rain tomorrow. still some light rain around.
leftover showers sunday. then we're back to low 70s tuesday, wednesday, thursday next week. let's get back to lauren scala. anything new on the commute? >> we have some new problems out there. the roads are very wet this morning. a live look outside at the long island expressway out by the grand central parkway. some traffic building out there. thankfully no accidents to report on in queens right now. we have a few elsewhere. we'll start with the bronx river parkway where there is a truck that struck an overpass. while now. county parkway. two lanes shut down as they try to clean that up. heading over to route 7, this just came in. a disabled vehicle southbound by newark turnpike. that's in the right lane. heading over to route 130, an accident out there now northbound by done as rode hall road. something to keep in mind as well. we have some downed wires out in barnagut. there are some detours. nothing else to worry about. and over on your trains, we're starting to get some reports of
there's an unauthorized vehicle on the tracks just east of the westbury station. no full line delays just yet. i will certainly keep you updated on that. more weather and track on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. coming up on 5:50 now. new details this morning on the meeting between pope francis and the controversial kentucky clerk kim davis. it's been the subject of lots of talk this week. the vatican just issued a statement saying the pope's meeting with davis should not be considered a form of support of her position, unquote. davis spent five days in jail after refusing to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. the vatican says the pope met with many people during his visit due to his, quote, kindness and availability. 5:50 right now. more pieces coming together for the long-delayed american dream project at the meadowlands. the site's developer says that a lego land discovery center and giant aquarium will be part of the site.
plan when the retail and entertainment center was known as zanity back in 2003. that center is now scheduled to open in 2017. we have a consumer alert for anyone who may have tried signing up with t-mobile over years. hackers have stolen the social security numbers and other personal information of up to 15 million people who applied for t-mobile service between september of 2013 and september of this year, 2015. the data breach targeted the credit recording agency experian and the company t-mobile uses to conduct their own conduct checks. t-mobile now offering free credit monitoring for affected customers. >> always have to be on guard. never let it down. it is coming up on 5:52. up next, the health risks of height. we'll tell you what a new study is revealing about people that are tall. and we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
paper because in the u.k., they have a thinner version of the stuff. you don't want to go there. they also flew the chef from the london hotel in which they're staying to new york to observe how they cook their food. the jets play the miami dolphins sunday at wembley stadium. it'll be 9:30 that morning our time. >> so my question is, is this really necessary? london is one of the great cities of the world. >> they make it sound like it's a third-world country. >> camping in zion national park or something. they're in london. >> cooking rubbing two sticks together. >> it's going to be okay. >> they're not known for their food. >> true. >> it's a big restaurant town. >> i'm dealing with the concept of watching a football game at 9:30 in the morning. pass the omelet. doesn't sound the same. all right. let's get to it. light rain across the area. nothing too heavy, but the rain will pick up in intensity into the late afternoon, especially this evening. windy and chilly. a raw, chilly day. only in the mid-50s at best. not much higher than what it is
again, near the coast, some coastal flooding is going to be an issue as well. it's windy tonight. upper 40s should do it in the city with periods of rain. gradually tapering off towards tomorrow morning. still some leftover rain. over the weekend. the latest coming up in the 6:00 hour. >> we have some detours on the buses this morning. some new jersey transit routes just added. bus routes 168, 178, and 182 on detour. then we have the bx- and bx-2 for new york city. if you're getting on the roads, a jackknifed tractor trailer on 80. in news for your health department, you could have a higher risk of cancer if you're taller. swedish researchers continue what has long been suspected. for every four extra inches in height, your cancer risk can increase by 18%. that's if you're a woman. 11% more if you're a man. researchers still can't unlock
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question her husband. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. coming up on 6:00 a.m. on this friday, october 2nd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> it's a rainy, dreary morning. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene. we're talking about the rain that's out there. first, joaquin. this storm is lashing the bahamas bahamas. winds of about 130 miles an hour. it is a dangerous category 4 hurricane as of this morning. >> the storm has flooded homes, downed trees, and paralyzed parts of the bahamas. close to home, we're facing another big storm that's already causing problems up and down the east coast. we have team coverage. we'll start with storm team 4's chris cimino, who's tracking both these systems. >> the lead one, we're on the leading edge of the impact from that. there's joaquin. still a formidable category 4 hurricane. we'll talk more about that in a little bit. the more immediate future is this storm off the south carolina, north carolina coastline sending a plume of
moisture up the coast. right now the rain is primarily light. with gusts of 30 miles an hour out there, that rain starts to turn sideways and pelt you. it feels a lot heavier than it is. we're starting to see heavier rain forming to south. that will drift north later this afternoon and tonight. expect the rain to pick up in intensity during the evening hours. low 50s with 20, 30-mile-an-hour winds. it's also most cold this morning. it stays that way all day long. what to expect, a chilly, raw, damp, windy day. keep the umbrella with you all day long. the sturdiest umbrella you can find. temperatures, low and mid-50s. the winds gusting to 30, 40 miles per hour. any problems from the weather so far on the roads, lauren? >> no problems from the weather, but a lot of problems right now in westchester county heading into the bronx. you have the bronx river parkway out by the cross county, two lanes shut down because of a
truck that struck an overpass. currently unloading it, but delays are building quickly. you'll want to head over to the new york state throughway. take the hutch has an alternate option. if you want to take the hutch, something else to note, southbound on the ramp to orchard beach, which is exit 5, there's a tractor trailer there that shouldn't be there. more coming up. >> thank you very much. with superstorm sandy still fresh in so many people's minds, communities along the jersey shore are taking extra precautions to protect themselves from flooding. governor christie declaring a state of emergency. tracie, has the weather backed off a bit from where it was this morning? >> reporter: michael, it's not exactly a kiss from a kitten, but it has died down at least slightly in terms of winds and rain. it's a raw day out here. belmar's mayor issued a code-red
announcement because of the weather we're experiencing. he stopped garbage collection, outdoor construction. they put up these dunes on the beach on the chance that joaquin's kbakts it felt here impact is felt here. belmar's mayor said they've pumped out water as well from silver lake and lake como, trying to reduce the level on the chance it's an issue for homes to flood in this area. businesses are really keeping an eye on the weather as well. not necessarily joaquin, but the aftereffects of it. they really hope that joaquin isn't a close cousin. >> if we close everything this weekend, we can't really close next weekend. we're only trying to take off a few rides to be safe and still open next weekend. >> we are worried.
we can only do precautionary stuff. >> reporter: they're hoping the weather clears up so they can get the last bits of money from the season. governor christie will be down here later this afternoon to survey the dunes and different things in this area and see if evacuations could be on the horizon. but so far, it's not looking like that. back to you. >> hoping to avoid that. thank you very much. as we've been talking about this morning, preparations also well under way in new york city where people in some of the low-lying areas are being urged to be on alert for not only high winds but coastal flooding as well. katherine creag is in rockaway beach. still recovering from sandy and not looking forward to today, i imagine. >> reporter: indeed, kerry. for days people had been talking about hurricane joaquin, worrying about it. the thing is, we're experiencing this different storm system that's miserable. it is windy out here. it's raining sideways. the waves are high, but what's also high where we are, beach
105th street, these are the sand dunes. sand dunes are really built up over the last few days by workers in preparation for whatever the weekend may bring, but it also helps preventing any kind of coastal flooding we may experience from this system happening now. also, aluminum panels have been built. this was in the aftermath of sandy to keep the water back. from beach 127th to the beach 149th streets. also in preparation for the weekend, what subway workers ended up doing, they covered subway grates in lower manhattan to prevent flooding in the subway stations. also on staten island, residents signed up with community volunteers that would help them evacuate their homes if needed. what would the weekend bring in communities that were hit hard by sandy are worried about the coming days. everybody that we talked with want to be prepared. >> we waited and let the storm play out. it was days before we could get the proper materials into the area. >> honestly, i would just do what they tell us to do. they tell us to evacuate, then
>> reporter: and something that mayor de blasio said, he just wants people to have emergency kits, nonperishable foods and a live look where we are in rockaway, the city has built nearly a mile of elevated boardwalk in this community. it's designed to be stronger in a storm. and those sand dunes we're talking about, sick miles of sand dunes. the weather as far as this morning goes, not great. it's been raining all night long and into the morning. back to you. >> and it's so cold. chris was saying with the wind factors in, it feels like it's in the 40s. we were just in summer like yesterday it feels like. >> reporter: what happened? it was humid the other day. >> i know. wishful thinking. it's humid, just not in a good way. officials on long island are also urging residents to get ready. many residents packed up and
took off. municipal crews pulled out heavy machinery used to battle street flooding and vehicles to rescue stranded residents. state park officials actually put a protective sand wall at robert moses state park and jones beach. >> this is not something that people should be panicking about in any case, but it is a time to prepare. >> in long beach and other communities, officials say infrastructure and improvements and sewer system upgrades are go'sing to pay off if this storm comes. all right. it is 6:07. time for weather and traffic. chris, a lot to get to. >> plenty of weather to talk about. we're hearing about how joaquin is likely going to miss us, but we are not going to miss out on some troublesome weather over the next 12 to 24 hours around here. there's going to be some coastal flooding. we have coastal flood advisory ies and warnings in effect.
at times of high tide now rough sunday, we have this prolonged northeast fetch. there's going to be some beach erosion, minor to moderate flooding. beware of that. even the fact that joaquin is likely going to miss out on the tri-state area. meantime, high winds also a problem with this system coming up the coast. we have wind advise ory ies in monmouth and ocean county. wind gusts of 50 miles an hour possible there from time to time. even in the city, we could see gusts of 30 or 40. rainy, windy, 52 right now. only into the mid-50s. it stays damp, windy, and chilly. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> let's start with the airports. if you are flying today or expecting someone, newark right now and jfk are reporting up to 60-minute delays on arrivals. laguardia, 60 to 90-minute delays on arrival. now 30 to 45 minutes on departures as well. if you're getting on the buses, the bx-1 and bx-2 still detoured in new york city. nj transit routes are 168, 178, and 182. trains look good.
unauthorized vehicle on the tracks. that's been cleared. everything seems to be moving along again. trains are running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up. police are not yet saying if they know a motive for a deadly shooting at a college in oregon. nine people were killed, seven others wounded yesterday by a gunman at umpqua community college in the city of roseburg. last night that community held a candle light vigil for the victims. the gunman has been identified now as 26-year-old chris harper mercer. he died following a shootout with police. according to witnesses, mercer had been asking students their religion and specifically targeting the ones who told him they were christian. >> i turned around and i looked and i could just see people pouring out of the buildings. everyone was crying and it was just chaotic. >> president obama spoke about the shootings afterward, saying the u.s. is becoming numb to such attacks and again calling
for changes to the country's gun laws. 6:09. right now police would like to question the husband of a woman who was found dead in her suffolk county home. police responding to a 911 call at that home yesterday around 2:00 in the afternoon. we were told they were prepared to make a forced entry, but then one of the residents came out. nobody has been arrested. police say the couple has five children. in this morning's cnbc money report, the jobs report is due out. a major data breach affecting millions of people. landon dowdy joins us with the details. so jobs report, always big as the fed decides when they might raise rates. >> exactly right, michael. it is jobs friday. wall street is looking ahead to the big economic report, of course the september jobs report. it's expected to show another solid month of hiring with companies forecast to add about 200,000 jobs. that could give the fed room to raise interest rates either this month or in december.
and switching gears, credit reporting agency experian say hackers got access to social security numbers and birth dates for about 15 million t-mobile users. people who signed up for wireless service between september of 2013 and this year may be affected. and starbucks will switch to using only 100% cage-free eggs in the next five years. the move follows similar pledges by mcdonald's and burger king. it comes as egg suppliers in north america are slowly starting to rebuild their flocks following the worst bird flu outbreak in u.s. history. back over to you. >> all right. landon, thank you very much. 6:11. still ahead, a deadly plane crash in afghanistan. americans are among the dead. and also ahead, what the vatican is saying now about that meeting that the holy father had with that kentucky county clerk kim davis. and a big win for the bombers. the yankees heading back to the playoffs for the first time in three years.
a live look there at times square. 6:14 right now on this friday morning. that means it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we check in with chris cimino as we're watching what's going on with the various weather systems that we're worried about. >> two big players out there right now. the first one impacting us as we speak. just the beginning of it in the form of light rain and increasing wind. that rain will be on and off throughout the day. also increased in intensity as we go into the evening hours. the rain sticks around through the evening hours. coastal flooding is the real concern around here, especially along the jersey coastline. joaquin looks like it will stay safely out to sea. what we're looking at between now and into tomorrow is low pressure along the carolina coast that's going to move up the coast.
pressure and low pressure creates what we call a tight pressure gradient. that increases the wind strength along the coast. so similar weather to what we would get with a nor'easter and caused by that pressure difference. coastal flooding, wind, and rain. as far as joaquin, staying out to sea, hundreds of miles out to sea. that's been the trend with the computer models. the hurricane center is now buying into that as well. no direct impacts anticipated from joaquin with improving weather by the time we get to later sunday and monday and tuesday of next week. so we can breathe a sigh of relief about that. not yet along the jersey coast because of this storm. so the impacts from today's storm, 1 to 2 inches of rain or more certainly possible. gusts could get close to 50 miles an hour, right up against the coast. you start talking wind gusts like that, a tree limb, power line can come down. city, about an inch of rain. gusts could get to 30 and 40 miles an hour later today and flooding. anticipated to be minor. the north, not as bad.
still gusty winds. east across long island, waves of 10 to 16 feet. coastal flooding certainly a possibility at times of high tide with gusts to 45 miles an hour and about an inch or so of rain. again, a stormy day. you can see where the heavy rain is still sitting down to the south. the leading edge is fairly light. that's overhead right now. this is going to fill in with time. look for temperatures only in the mid-50s. again, the wind and rain really ramps up the first half of tonight. between about 6:00 and midnight, wind-swept rain and chilly temperatures. tapers off to a few showers and lighter rain during the day tomorrow. it stays windy at times tomorrow with a high temperature of 56. dries out further on sunday with maybe just a left over over shower in some spots. tuesday, wednesday, and thursday looks like a nice stretch of weather. room temperature, low 70s with system sunshine. lauren scala is standing by with the latest on the commute. >> we still have problems out
there on the bronx river parkway southbound. this tractor trailer that struck an overpass out there right by the cross county parkway is causing some headaches. delays building quickly. alternate routes, you could head to the throughway or the hutch. those are free and clear. if you're taking the spring brook southbound, you want to get off at central avenue. take that south to the cross county parkway. take that eastbound, and you can get back on the bronx river parkway southbound. you get just past this. just leave yourself some extra time. heading to the hutch southbound on the ramp to orchard beach, there's a misplaced tractor trailer that blocks a lane. shouldn't have been there in the first place. heading to route 80, a jackknifed tractor trailer westbound after madison avenue. that shuts down two lanes out there in the paterson area. one more accident, route 130 northbound. an accident out there by deans rhode hall road. george washington bridge free and clear. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today.
new this morning, we can learn more today about the deadly crash of a u.s. cargo plane in afghanistan. c-130 hercules went down at an airfield in the eastern part of the country in jalalabad. six american airmen were killed along with five civilian contractors. the taliban claims they shot the plane down. the pentagon saying there was no sign of enemy fire. new this morning, the vatican now denying that the meeting between pope francis and kentucky clerk kim davis was held in private. in fact, the papal officials say davis was part of a large group they were led into the vatican embassy in washington for a brief encounter with the pope. we're told that the pope's meeting with davis should not be taken as a sign of support for her battle against same-sex marriage licenses. 6:19 now. still ahead, hillary clinton is getting ready for a surprise appearance that could highlight
6:22 right now. there will be plenty of playoff baseball in new york this month. >> indeed there will be. first the mets clinching their division last week and the yankees are in. that's what i'm trying to say. the yanks beat the red sox 4-1 last night to clinch a playoff berth. then they broke out the bubbly in the clubhouse. the yanks now playing a single wild card game on tuesday to determine whether they'll advance to the american league division series. >> there's so much happiness. those guys are jumping around like little kids. that's what, you know, you want to see as a manager. you want them to enjoy this because this is very difficult. >> that's cool. so this all happened. what is this?
they had an '80s style hip-hope party. the team tweeted out in the photo, saying they forced the rookies to dress like 1980s hip-hop stars. >> we have run dmc. >> larry bird. >> there's flavor flave. >> all right. there you go. >> that's how we dress behind the scenes. >> actually, i think a-rod was back there too in the suit and tie. when we're dealing with rain and wind from a nor'easter. the big story earlier on this week we were all concerned about, hurricane joaquin. here's the latest. it's a category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles an hour. continues to really plague the central bahamas. it's not moving very quickly, just drifting northwest at 3. it's expected to make a turn toward the north and east. it goes far enough offshore to
avoid any impact here. problem today, we have wind and rain to deal with. temperatures no better than the mid-50s. more details coming up in the next half hour. >> i can't wait. >> what's going on, lauren? >> we have a couple accidents on the roads. they're also just very slow going because it's wet out there. we'll take a live look at the gowanus expressway where it's a slow ride past the belt merge through industry city. a lot of the roads look like this whether they have problems or not. leave yourself some extra time. maybe get on the trains today. metro north, lirr, new jersey transit are all doing well. >> all right. coming up next, as chris has been saying, shore communities are bracing for coastal flooding. >> reporter: the word of the day down here, joaquin. not a direct hit here, but they're standing by at the shore for any type of impact. i'm tracie strahan live in belmar with the details coming up.
double trouble. two storms, one promising to drench our area. the other, hurricane joaquin, looks to be a swing and a miss. and why did he do it? a gunman opens fire on a college campus, killing nine people. the search is on now for a motive. and new fears in brooklyn as a sexual predator strikes again. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this friday, october 27nd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> and i'm kerry barrett. we're facing a big storm that's already causing problems up and down the east coast. we're additionally keeping a very close eye on joaquin. new video this morning. lashing the bahamas right now. torrential rains and destructive winds of 130 miles an hour. >> it does remain a dangerous category 4 hurricane as of this morning.
the storm has flooded homes, downed trees, and paralyzed parts of the bahamas. we want to get to storm team 4 meteorologist chris cimino. i know we're watching that and the other system as well. >> joaquin is getting all the headlines, so to speak. really undeservedly in terms of our weather because it's not going to be a big player. what is, is another storm system that's more typical of a nor'easter. we're already seeing light rain across the area. very chilly temperatures and gusty winds. heavy rain sits off to the south. that's going to start to fill in toward the evening hours. in addition to that at times of high tide now through sunday because of the northeast wind around that storm system, we have coastal flood warnings and advisories in effect. could lead to damage or beach erosion in particular along the jersey coast. that has nothing to do with joaquin. it has to do with this particular storm moving up the coast. a windy, nasty, chilly day. temperatures this afternoon not going much higher from where they are now. only into the mid-50s. let's get to lauren scala. any new problems? >> we have some new problems and
some old problems. we'll start with the old problems. that's where the delays are. on the bronx river parkway southbound, a truck hit an overpass by the cross county parkway. to avoid, this head to the hutch or take the new york state throughway. or if you're headed southbound on the spring book parkway, get off at central avenue south, get on the cross county parkway east, and you can get on the bronx river parkway southbound there. the ramp will put you back on after this problem. heading to new jersey, also very heavy delays because of a jackknifed tractor trailer on 80 westbound after exit 58. that shuts down two lanes. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. coastal flooding, beach erosion. they're two of the main concerns now on the jersey shore. community there is are shoring up the dunes to try to protect their homes, minimize any potential damage. tracie strahan is in belmar with that. 's been a rough morning out there, but they're hoping it's not going to get rougher. >> reporter: it really is raw
it chills the bone, and the rain is whipping sideways. it's a good thinrsthese crews actually got out here early, ahead of this storm system we're experiencing to put out these dunes behind me on the beach. just concerns about possible weather systems that could come to this area. let's show you video of the work that happened a couple days ago to put the dunes up. they erected these on fears of flooding coming to this area. they pumped out water in both silver lake and lake como as a result just to try and get the water levels low. they also put up a steel wall. governor christie will be here in belmar later to survey damage. before that as he declared the state of emergency, he urged residents to prepare and not to panic. >> there will be people who when they start to hear this news will feel an enormous amount of stress.
you just don't know. he said if we don't get ready, it's going to hit us hard again. >> reporter: you have to keep in mind these are communities that are really damaged and hit hard by sandy. any mention of a hurricane prompts any type of emergency prepareness. the mayor of belmar actually issued a code-red announcement on their website. they're not going to have garbage pickup today. no outdoor construction today. it's just too windy with this system. any impact frop joaquin would only make things worse. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. new york city also not taking any chances, making sure it is ready for joaquin, shoring up everything from the subways to the beaches and people in low-lying areas are urged to be on alert. katherine creag is in rockaway beach this morning. you've been talking about how much they've been really beefing up the dunes out there for the last couple days. all the talk had been about
getting ready for hurricane joaquin. all the preparation might help what we're experiencing right now. there are concerns about coastal flooding. the weather we're experiencing at this very moment, it is windy, it is rainy. you can see the waves are high. they're really battering the sand right there. also, the parks department, it was out here just a couple days ago. it started fortifying beaches for miles upon miles along the coast. they built up sand dunes, and these are in communities hit hard during sandy. the rockaways and also staten island. also preparing for whatever the weekend might bring. subway workers covered subway grates to prevent train stations from flooding. this was in lower manhattan. also in staten island, residents registered with volunteers who would help them evacuate their homes if necessary. it's all about being prepared. mayor de blasio said this. >> our emergency preparedness plans are much more sophisticated. our ability to communicate with people much deeper. our building codes have changed. many of our buildings have seen major improvements that will
lessen the impact even if there is flooding. >> reporter: and speaking of being prepared, the new york city office of emergency management activated the city's flash flood and coastal storm emergency system. it's to ensure a quick, effective, and coordinated response according to a spokesman in case there is a weather related emergency. again, what we're expeern ence ing right now, it's rainy and windy. also, quickly, as you were mentioning, just in light of what happened with sandy, this is a brand new boardwalk. this is it's also still getting built. it's actually elevated in case of llad ooding. back to you. >> thank you. in connecticut, coastal areas will also brace for flooding. officials plan to check trees that could fall. one local high school ready to open as a shelter if they need it. officials say residents should have a three-day supply of
nonperishable food, radio, and flashlight. always good to have that stuff ready to go no matter what time of year it is. it's 6:35. hey, chris. >> well said. even if we're not dealing with a direct hit from joaquin, you should always have those things around all year round because the weather can get severe at times and you can lose power. there may be power outages from this system moving up the coast. it's chilly. 53 in the city. right around 50 throughout the hudson valley. low to mid-50s down the shore. same thing across long island. winds gusting over 30 miles an hour at times. it is raining across a good portion of the tri-stataie. inly a light rain now. that's going to ramp up and pick up in intensity as we go into the evening hours. the rain will get heavier. the wind will increase. keep the umbrella with you all day. temperatures go nowhere. highs only low to mid-50s. more on the coastal flooding potential, the track of joaquin, and your seven-day forecast coming up. here's lauren with the commute. >> just got in word of a
disabled vehicle southbound on the white stone expressway out by 20th avenue causing some delays. and we have delays at the airports today. at newark and jfk, up to 60 minutes on arrivals. lagarde aguardia, 60 to 90 minut on arrivals. heading to the trains, they look good. all your major commute lines and subways running without delays or service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. make sure you grab an umbrella and move your car. more weather and trafblg coming up on the 4s. 6:37 now. to that horrific shooting that shattered the first week of classes at an oregon community college. it is the fourth shooting on a college campus just since the stt'art of the school year in august. investigators still trying to figure out why the gunman went on this rampage. nine people were killed, seven others seriously wounded. we're learning now the gunman apparently targeted christians.
jennifer bjorklund in rosebu , oregon. >> reporter: a familiar scene unfolding, a candle light vigil following a mass shooting on a school campus. the students here in southern oregon, they never expected t to happen to them. >> we just dropped everything and we ran. and when we ran out of the building, everybody went every which way. it w was so chaotic. >> my teacher come running into the room in a very big panic, telling all the students, 20-plus, to come into a teacher's room in the bag and hide and duck down, shut off all noise. >> reporter: the 26-year-old shooter gunned down but not before killing at least nine students and seriously injuring seven others. >> we have at least two heroic officers who responded into the building within minutes and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. >> reporter: the assailant's father in southern california says the family is crushed. >> obviously it's been a
devastating day. devastating for me and my family. reporter: president obama saofys we have become numb to this. >> this is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in america. we collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction. >> reporter: in these cases, the president says, thoughts and prayers are not enough. in roseburg, oregon, jennifer bjroklund, nbc news. back here in new york, police releasing new video of a man they say raped a woman in august and now they believe that hertried to rape another victim as well. police say that last month this man tried to rape a 29-year-old woman in a parking lot. she resisted. he took off on a bike. back in august p police say that he allegedly raped a 19-year-old
woman in an alley. they say he also stalked two other women that same day as well. all right. coming up on 6:40. still ahead, do you ever wonder what new york city life looked like more than 400 years ago? now you can find out how next. >> that's very cool. plus, chris is tracking a big storm and hurricane joaquin. your weather and traffic on the 4s straight ahead. you're watching "today in new york." hand-crafted...layer by layer. the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall
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and updating pet identification as well in case they are lost.ndvideo also suggests packing a pet survival kit with food, medications, even a manual can opener. think about that becaude you won't be able to get the can open. >> or dry food. that's another option. that's a good reminder. you don't think of it. you're worried about the batteries and flashlights and transistor radio. 6:44 right now. time for weather and track on the 4s. >> i don't think the selfie stick -- did you see that? >> does sir charles have a go bag? >> he's got his to-go bag. he went already, as a matter of fact. that's how ahead of the game he is. keep the snacks away from them. portion that out. meantime, hopefully no rationing needed for any of us. we're dealing with a nor'easter type of storm coming our way. not joaquin. this is a totally different system. this is what we're dealing with for today, tonight, and earlyt tomorrow. a lot of wind, coastal flooding, d heavy rains. let's get to it. we have coastal flood advisory ies
areas in red, it's a warning. city, long island, coastal connecticut, it's an advisory. that means mild coastal flooding possible at times of high tide. minor coastal flooding. in some locations, eastern long island, there could be moderate coastal flooding. high wind. we've got that. a high wind advisory for monmouth and ocean counties where gusts could reach 50 miles an hour later today and the first half of tonight. sustained winds at 20 to 35. further south, it's a high wind warning. so the reason for this, we've got a storm system off the southeast coast. this is not joaquin. it's going to move up the coast. the difference inrpressure between strong high pressure to the northwest and deepening low pr sure is creating strong gusty winds and coastal flooding. it's like an atmospheric sink hole. the air rushes toward that lower pressure. joaquin's track, keeping it out to sea. greatest chance, 90%.
looks like it's going to stay sag fely out to sea. seas could be a little rough, but it looks like we get no impact o of joaquin the way it stands now. that's good, good news. meantime, what to expect out of this storm, the more immediate one for today and tonight, jersey shore as the most impact. gusts of 50 miles an hour. the city, about an inch of rain. gusts 30 to 40 possible later today and this evening with minor coastal flooding. up to the north, lesser impact, but still a rainy, raw, chilly, half inch to an inch of rain. across long island, we're talking about an inch or so of rain. gusts there could reach 40 to 50 miles an hour with waves of 10 to 16 feet. coastal flooding possible. going to be some beach erosion, especially along the jersey shore. there's the heaviest batch of rain still sitting over eastern north carolina. this is the area that will drift northward. that's the main concern. you can see it real quick on future tracker. watch what happens. light rain early, yes. then we go into the afternoon and evening. notice the oranges and yellows. that's heavy rain from late afternoon right on through the
overnight hours before it tapers off to a bit of light rain tomorrow. 50s throughout. low 60s on sunday. a leftover shower. most of sunday probably dry. next week looks good. much quieter pattern. temperatures low 70s. let's get to lauren scala. almost 6:47. i'm late. >> a lot of people are going to be late today. it's going to be slow ride to work with those wet roads. we have a couple problems. an accident on route 22 out there. this is eastbound just before you get t 78 and route 21. you can see delays building through here. then heading over to 80, the jackknifed tractor trailer still out there. this is westbound after exit 58. just one lane getting by. then heading over to route 6. this is just after -- or east of e be mountain bridge. it is shut down in both directions. a serious accident out thereto. they are in the process of clearing it. might want to take 90 in the meantime. that's a little bit messy. the bronx river parkway still a big mess.
this won't be wrapped up until about 8:in a.m. a truck had struck an overpass. they had to unload it. that has since been unloaded but still going to be out there for a little bit. on the merritt parkway, northbound by exit 31, an accident causing delays. now you can travel in a time machine and get a look at old manhattan. >> you don't even have to get into a time machine. you can do it from your computer or smartphone. a new interactive map posted online lets you look at manhattan today and what the island looked like back in 1609. see the difference? best of all, you can zero in on your own block. then you can take a 400-year journey back in time. the map is -- >> that tree is where i grew up. >> no longer. 6:48 right now. up next, live from new york, it's a surprise guest who's going to help snl kick off its
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good morning. a live look at the plaza. it is 6:51 and 52 degrees. live from new york, it's saturday night with hillary clinton. that, in fact, is what "the new york times" is reporting. you think we would have it in, but apparently we don't. clinton is taking a bit of time off from the presidential campaign for "snl's" season premiere this weekend. they say clinton will do a skit with her comedic counterpart. for now, clinton staff and snl aren't saying anything about this. the jets, the football jets, now in london. they travel with plenty of items to make themselves feel at home, including toilet paper. they imported 50 rolls of cop top-quality american toilet paper.
they ought flew the chef from where they're staying to new york city to observe how we cook our food here. the jets play the miami dolphins a.m. our time. >> you can't have the single-fly tp. it's a bad scene. >> as chris said, they're not camping in the grand canyon. it's london. it's a very sophisticated city. we're going to be back with today's top stories. hurricane joaquin, plus today's
topping our news now, preparations under way around our area to protect beaches and homes from two storms. >> tracie strahan is in belmar with more. >> reporter: a miserable day down here, but governor christie will be in belmar in just a few hours to make sure they're ready for any potential weather threats on the horizon. the dunes were erected a couple days ago. thank goodness they were able to avoid the system hitting us now. crews didn't waste any time. they built the dunes up, hoping to mitigate against homes flooding in the area. belmar's mayor says they've also bumped out water in silver lake and lake como to help that as well. a lot of shore businesses are trying to keep an eye on things as a precaution. they don't want to lose any business, but the bigger concern as we bring you back live here to belmar is the dunes protecting the homes in this area. many of them still shell shocked after sandy. back to you in the studio. >> all right, tracie. thank you. moving now to katherine creag
preps going on there. kat? >> reporter: you said it, the worry had been about hurricane joaquin. so preps were made here. sand dunes getting built up. they could actually also help with any coastal flooding here in the rockaways with the storm system that we're experiencing now. the parks department fortified beaches over the last couple days, building up sand dunes. also subway workers covered up subway grates to prevent train stations from flooding. also preparing for whatever the weekend might bring. people in staten island registered with volunteers who would help them evacuate their homes if necessary. in these communities that have fresh memories of hurricane sandy, of superstorm sandy, they don't want to take any chances. back to you. >> can't blame them. kat, thank you. police right now wanting to question the husband of a woman found dead in her suffolk county home. we're told they were prepared to make a forced entry, but a resident came out of the home. officers then went inside and found the victim.
today the city plans to screen the elderly and uninsured for leej gionnaireslegionnaires' disease. they'll do it for free. one person has died, 13 others have been infected in the latest outbreak. plans for a new hudson river rail tunnel may be taking some important steps forward. the nj transit has agreed to lead the environmental review that's needed before the tunnel is built, with amtrak taking care of the project's early engineering work. let's look at traffic and roads and rails, as they exist today. >> yes, we have a couple problems out there. our first subway problem of the morning. right now downtown d trains are running local from 167th street to 145th street. if you're getting on the roads, still big problems on the bronx river parkway southbound with this tractor trailer pretty much taking the roof off when it struck an overpass. that'll be out there until about 8:00 a.m. head to the hutch or the throughway instead. over on the white stone expressway, this disabled vehicle southbound by 20th
avenue is causing pretty heavy delays on the span. and over on route 80, we still have that jackknifed tractor trailer westbound in the paterson area really causing delays. >> thanks. the weather not much better than the traffic. >> the news is good about joaquin. looks like it will stay harmlessly out to sea. this other storm is not moving harmlessly out to sea. it's moving up the coast, bringing chilly temperatures and rain. also coastal flooding at times of high tide. through sunday probably because of the northeast wind prevailing. could be significant. we could see property damage along the jersey shore with minor to moderate coastal flooding there. again, wind the other story. winds could gust to 50 miles an hour along the jersey coast if not a little higher further south. even in the city, weekend see wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles an hour later today and tonight. the rain early today, generally light. then the heavier rain late afternoon. special during the first half of tonight. that's when we could run to some local street and highway flooding. 40s overnight.
mid-50s tomorrow. it stays windy. sunday starts to dry out a little. then a beautiful stretch of weather as joaquin stays offshore. low 70s by the middle of next week. >> very good, chris. thank you. of course, the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. face of a killer. chris harper mercer is the man police have identified as the gunman who killed nine people at an oregon college, shooting them one by one after asking them about their faith. >> we do have one female that has been shot at this time. >> he was eventually killed during a shootout with police. his father stunned to learn that his son was behind the tragedy. >> i am just as shocked as everybody at what happened today. president obama outraged.
ago, and i said a few months before that, and i said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. >> this morning the terror inside the classroom, the heros who raced into action and the battle looming once again over guns in america. natalie is live on the scene this morning. and moving out. after hurricane joaquin slams the bahamas overnight, it's now headed out to sea and away from the east coast, but there's another concern, a separate yet powerful storm is bringing torrential rains and severe floating to the southeast today, friday, october 2nd, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. another morning, another sick feeling about having to cover a story like the one we saw in
oregon yesterday. the president spoke at the white house and used words like routine and numb. >> and yet for the people in this little town in oregon it is so raw. their hearts are broken this morning, and i think everybody in this country is asking themselves why does this keep happening and what can we do about it? >> we're going to talk about that discussion, of course. this is our top story. tears and heartache the day after yet another mass shooting in this country. this time at a community college in oregon. natalie morales is there. natalie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning two, matt. umpqua community college just up the road here, the road behind me still closed and the campus will remain closed through the weekend the it's still an active crime scene t.start off as an ordinary day here. it was the first week of school at umpqua community college, students settling in for the day when chris harper mercer, the gunman, opened fire caring esout his vicious attack. i once was lost >> over a thousand people gathered last night to remember
school shooting. katrina kerns talked about her friend chris who pleaded with the gunman not to kill him because it was his son's birthday. an army veteran had just started college. he was shot multiple times. >> he is expected to survive. however, he will be in a wheelchair for some time. he has to re-learn how to walk. >> reporter: his family tells nbc news we're told he did heroic things to protect some people. autumn bacari's brother was also in the classroom. >> and all my brother could focus on was please don't kill me, i have a family. >> reporter: autumn's brother was also in the classroom. he was unharmed. she says the gunman told her he asked their religion before he started shooting. >> if they were christian, they were shot in the head but if they stated other or didn't answer they were shot in the leg. >> reporter: authorities identified the shooter as 26-year-old chris harper mercer who they say began his rampage at umpqua community college just
after 10:30 thursday morning. >> we do have one female that has been shot at this time. >> reporter: according to witnesses, police arrived on scene within minutes, engaging mercer in a shootout. >> exchanging shots with him. he's in a classroom. >> reporter: nearly ten minutes after receiving calls of shots fired. >> code 4. the suspect is down. >> today was the saddest day in the history of the college. >> reporter: oregon's governor kate brown said her priority was the victims. >> i am joined by my fellow oregonians and americans in profound dismay and heartbreak at this tragedy at umpqua community college. >> reporter: president expressing his pain and frustration with yet another mass shooting in america. >> the reporting is routine. my response here at this podium ends up being routine. the conversation and the aftermath of it. we've become numb to this. >> reporter: gunshot victims