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good morning, everyone. thanks for watching north carolina news. i'm russ bowen. >> i'm stefan chase. thank you for tuning in on this friday. we begin with the latest on hurricane matthew. we have a bird's eye view of the devastation left behind in cuba. >> that's what you're seeing right here. most of the storm in the eastern part of the area were damaged by 140-mile-per-hour winds and pounded cuba in haiti. this is a live picture from brunswick county. that's where jonathan rodriguez is monitoring conditions. >> governor mccrory is in discussions with president obama. cumberland county school and harnett county schools will close two hours early today
we're watching it closely and we could have several inches of rain this weekend. very close to the eye wall here and the eye wall is where we see the heaviest rain and we know it's capable of winds in excess of 120 miles per hour. this will approach the coastline this morning with devastating conditions and storm surge to the coast there. now, locally, we're dealing with our own rain not associated with matthew yet. showers are streaming from the coast and the heaviest rain on the 95 corridor so let's check
clayton, goldsboro, clinton, reporting 97 now. we had 50s yesterday. that was nice. 65 durham and 69 rocky mount. you will have to leave for extra time this morning. showers will continue for us. they're around at 3:00, high of 71, breezy and damp as we head toward 6:00, temperature around 69 degrees, and then we the rain and wind of hurricane matthew. that comes into play tomorrow. i'll walk you through that in your complete storm team forecast. well, some coastal towns right now are under a state of emergency in preparation for the impact hurricane matthew could have on our state. >> team coverage of the storm continues with jonathan rodriguez, joining us live in brunswick county. good morning. >> hey, good morning, guys.
hurricane is coming, but people are being optimistic and hopes the storm continues to push out east but is being prepared. it's under a state of emergency. brunswick county under a state of emergency right now and they have a voluntary evacuation for the people who live here and mandatory evacuation for some of the visitors here. we knew that threw a wrench into some plans and weddings and that's never good news, but people have been preparing. i don't know if you can see -- there it goes of caswell beach. we went to that side of nearby southport to check preparations. the water was already higher than we see and flooding -- we saw several businesses boarded up, some staying closed since that's the volunteer evacuation. they have been through these
and want to be prepared. shelters will open up about 8:00 this morning and are waiting to hear from emergency management about the potential to close down bridges, determined by wind speed. hopefully we'll stay this way but continue to monitor the situation from out here. back to you. >> we appreciate it. thank you. stay safe out ther . in the triangle, folks are beginning to feel the effects >> flights are being canceled around the country, impacting fliers. you were there yesterday. is it still the same thing, carleigh? >> reporter: yeah, russ, about the same thing. this morning, 12 flights canceled, to and from florida like orlando, fort lauderdale, and miami. you can see the airport isn't
going to florida and more than 1500 flyings were canceled with 1700 today already, taking a toll on travel across the country and those that were able to make flights out of florida are coming to raleigh to be safe. our crews spoke with several passengers yesterday as they arrive from different areas being impacted by hurricanes. some people told us they cut their trips short and others decided they did not want to risk stin to meet with friend or family. >> chaos. you go to wal-mart, flashlight, duct tape, everybody boarding their houses up, getting serious. >> wow. my sister said, "get out of there come see me in north carolina." so here i am. >> some flights have been canceled into saturday.
their website and we have a link at wncn.com. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. cbs north carolina. nikki haley is begging people to leave because of the latest projections of the storm. the national weather service said wind of 110 miles per hour are expected on the coast and storm surge is likely to be worse than hugo, which horrible. governor haley said 500,000 more need to go. a good indicator of how bad this is, beaufort memorial hospital is evacuating. >> this is a serious storm. we have, in every way, tried to prepare as much as possible to keep you safe as possible but can't take you by the hand and bring you update or say, "we need to get you out of there." >> president obama offer
and they don't have like generator, baby food, and cots for shelters. it could be a hindrance for people. >> this is starting to get crowded pretty early in the and typically don't see this. rain is falling so you need to take it extra slow and be careful as you head to work. on the green, it's raining so a slick commute, 401 and 540 through raleigh, we have a disabled car on i-40 eastbound near airport [ and luckily pretty early, not seeing that affect traffic. travel is pretty good and as we take you to 540, a couple more headlights and busy pretty early this morning.
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port canaveral. they have an extreme wind warning and tell redens to treat that as a tornado warning because these winds can make things airborne, trees, debris, dangerous situation in eastern florida this morning. we want to bring you closer to us. sunday morning at 2:00 a.m., wind at 75 miles per hour so the good news is a weaker uncertainty is wilmington with a storm surge of a few feet and expect heavier rain into the weekend. visibility is being impacted, showers coming from the coast, not associated with matthew but bring heavy down pours across
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lumpur in malaysia to beijing. back here in local news in the second day of testimony, a jury heard about the moments friends tried to take away the keys of a former unc student who admitted to driving drunk and crashing into a car that killed three people. trooper said he drove the wrong way on i-85 and killed mcgee, harris, and 6-year-old beard. on the witness stand, some friend talked about how they tried to prevent him a judge dismissed juror juror for falling asleep for 25 minutes during witness testimony. one of the two alternate will take that juror's place for the remainder of the trial. testimony continues today. back to matthew, hurricane matthew bearing down on florida. the storm was downgraded to a category 3 storm overnight. >> 2 million people on the east coast have been told to seek safety and head inland.
pummeling the florida coast with unrelenting rain and roaring winds and the storm surge sent boats in this harbor rocking side to side. >> it's really quite a sight. >> reporter: storm shutters were ripped off business in west palm beach. police were with left patrolling streets as many listened to evacuation warnings. >> we can rebuild homes and businesses but we can't rebuild a life. this storm's a monster. living on the coast who couldn't get out of town sought safety in red cross shelters. this one inside a school cafeteria. >> there were with mobile homes or vulnerable places. they're heeding the call from the authorities. >> reporter: conditions in orlando will intensify over the next few hours and matthew is
accommodate the exodus. south carolina did the same as this beach bar stayed open for one last party. >> we're cleveland tonight and should be good after that. >> reporter: matthew is expected to move this week. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in florida, georgia, and south carolina. i-95 has been full of people looking for safe places to stay r carolina border, people stopped south of the border. many left from myrtle beach and said they felt safe enough inland at the motel. others drove to raleigh to find hotel rooms and some said they would gamble the whole thing and go back to areas expected to be affected by the storm because they couldn't find a room. >> hit 95. that's what i'm worried about, you know, because if we're traveling, it hits, you know,
basically a waiting game to see how the storm affects the area and when to return home and alyssa, this is something -- all we can do is wait and watch >> that's what we can do, wait and watch. we're watching live pictures from our -- crew that's hat the coast in brunswick county near oak island this morning and the waves not looking very menaces with a few showers and seeing it. matthew will start to impact north carolina tonight into the day tomorrow so here, ahead of matthew is a flash flood watch that will go into effect late today until sunday afternoon and will include the rain soaked sandhills. areas could receive over 3 inches of rain associated with matthew as we
water rise, watching saturday, make sure you seek higher ground. this is a live picture from our tower camera, 66 degrees. many will have to travel on wet roads. the heaviest rain is on the 95 corrid. pours on 95, extreme franklin county with heavy downpour in wilson and northeastern wayne county and showers will be here for the better part of today so 68, 69 at noon, high of 71 and will be breezy. upper 60s towards 6:00 this evening.
around port canaveral this morning and the storm is 40 miles away, east-southeast of there and moving north- northwest at 13 miles per hour, wind sustained with this storm of 120 miles per hour and the strongest winds are usually found in the eye wall of the storm. it parallels the georgia coastline saturday, possibly weakening into a category 1 off charleston, south carolina, and sunday, the closest to us, sunday morning, wind at 75 miles per hour. you will notice it will turn south and east, weakening into a tropical storm next monday and tuesday. as far as rain is concerned, scattered showers throughout the day and won't be a washout but you will see more hours
hours. tomorrow morning is wet conditions will continue through the day and this is going to add up across our area. the majority of the triangle potentially seeing 2 to 4 inches, 20-to-30-mile-per-hour wind gusts. look south and east, 4 to 6 inches there, 30 to 40-mile-per- hour wind gusts, some close to tropical storm strength and if you're further northwest, you're looking at the lightest impacts. as far as temperatures are concerned, it's 66 raleigh, a right now fayetteville. high today of 71 raleigh, 75 fayetteville, then overnight tonight, those showers continue, mild and breezy with a low of 67 and then we head into the coming day, matthew making a statement on saturday, rain should be out of here sun morning and then dry weather next monday, tuesday, wednesday, and thursday, very fall-like towards next week as well. 5:51.
i-40 hat lake wheeler road, very crowded and you have to take it slow because of the wet conditions. you can see where there's green, rain is falling so on 540 early this morning, have your wipers on. u.s. 64, an area getting covered in rain as well. if you're traveling through wake forest on u.s. 1, alyssa mentioned 401, heavy rain so heup affecting traffic towards airport boulevard. durham roads look pretty good despite the rain and i- 40 at nc 751, things are moving pretty well at 5:52 this morning. we'll have more news, traffic, and weather coming up. before we go to break, here's what is coming up later on "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose. which candidate could benefit
the eastern half of our state is on high alert ahead of matthew, concerned about its impact. the area is no stranger to flooding from hurricanes. in kempston, the river has overrun its banks a number of times. some of the worst flooding happened in the ?90s when floyd and fran came through the area. employees of one business that now houses the body shop. the owners tell us they will make the decision to clear out the building as the storm gets closer to north carolina. in the sandhills, people hope they don't have a repeat of last week's historic flooding. we caught up with workers in hope mills, preparing areas most prone to experiencing issues. town leaders are worried about
if flooded with debris. >> let's hope that doesn't happen. >> absolutely. there's mass destruction in hait . more than 283 people have been killed in haiti. >> volunteers are heading there to get help. north carolina baptists on a mission will send medical and construction teams and there are concerns about a cholera outbreak because of dirty water and are sending aid to cuba ahead of workers. >> we're sending food boxes. we've already sent cuba to help cuban baptists as they rebuild. they will purchase food for the community, building materials for churches that were destroyed and homes. >> a mobile food unit will head to florida to serve up to 30,000 meals a day. volunteers helped out after hurricane sandy and other storms as well. north carolina-based samaritan's purse is in haiti. the organization's plane touched down in port-au-prince. it was packed with 20 tons of supplies to help the area
>> right now 5:57. jonathan? good morning from oak island under a state of emergency with evacuations underway, conditions not too bad, but a very real threat of flooding. we have live update from the coast coming up. carleigh? i'm carleigh griffith. coming up, how hurricane matthew is affecting flights at rdu. and before you head out the door this morning, he' like and is a mess out there. there's avenue bit of rain that has nothing to do with matthew so don't get the two confused but will be a rough commute for people. >> yeah, visibility not the best, either. >> no. ali will have more on that and alyssa will have much more on the forecast. >> keep here on cbs north carolina. we'll break it down, hour by hour, right after the break. you're watching cbs north
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>> hello and good morning. i'm stefan chase. >> yes, thanks for being with us. we're going to cbs in new york with the very latest on matthew. >> reporter: -- and powerful waves. there's a picture moment ago from daytona beach shores showing the power of matthew. it is expected to pound the atlantic seabo florida to south carolina. >> now, here's what we have learned. the eye of the deadly storm has stayed off shore and may have spared some areas from the worst damage but this hurricane is still dangerous and potentially life-threatening, now a category 3 with top sustained wind of 120 miles an hour after weakening a little bit overnight. but the storm surge may be the biggest threat. it could be 7 to 11 feet in many areas. mark is in daytona beach,