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ahead on cbs north carolina at noon, florida is taking a beating from deadly hurricane matthew, pounding coastal shores with 100-mile-per-hour wind. what impact will the dangerous storm have on our coast? path. tens of thousands seeking safer ground make the rush north to our state. hello, and the afternoon. thanks for watching. i'm stefan chase. >> good afternoon. i'm russ bowen. hurricane matthew is roaring up the florida coast. at least one person has died. the eye is moving parallel to the shoreline, meaning towns from cape canaveral to the georgia line will feel the worst today. states of emergency have been declared, and hundreds of
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marley hall has the latest from orlando. tell us what you know at this point. >> reporter: hurricane matthew is still pummeling the florida coast with powerful wind and rain but so far, the state has been spared a direct hit and florida governor rick scott is calling it a blessing. hurricane matthew with its 120- mile-an-hour winds is lashing florida's atlantic coast. the storm is bringing y northern half of the state. >> this is still a really dangerous hurricane that the potential for storm surge, flooding, loss of life, and severe property damage continues to exist. >> reporter: more than half a million people are without power after wind gusts approached 100 miles per hour overnight. >> it's really important that we get power restored as quickly as we can. >> reporter: matthew's eye is just off shore and moving
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wall could impact hundreds of miles of shoreline while the storm's flooding rains spread well inland. >> the weather is just starting to go downhill in northern florida and georgia coastline. >> reporter: matthew is already a killer. in haiti, hit home by the storm earlier this week, the death toll is approaching 500. here in florida, damage estimates are underway in towns south of the storm but forecasters say this may not be the last the state will see of category 2 somewhere around georgia, transition to a 1 through the south carolina coast, and this big loop pushing back down towards the bahamas. is it poible the same places could get hit twice? it's possible but would be a much weaker system. >> reporter: for now, florida's governor warns those who have not evacuated to stay insid . airline have cancelled more than 3,000 flights between
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in orlando, florida, marley hall. back to you. >> thank you, marle . the approaching category 3 storm has prompted hurricane warnings for north carolina and that's the reason several districts are releasing students two hours early today, including cumberland, harnett, and wayne counties. storm team meteorologist alyssa corfont is tracking the path with the latest. >> hi, there, stefan. we have the latest and this is st moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour so the present location is about 30 miles northeast of daytona beach, florida. we have been watching the radar all morning long and have seen the rain expanding through the georgia and south carolina coast as well so let me put
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let's start with the storm that will stay closer to the coastline, closer to charleston, south carolina, a category 2 storm, wind around 100 miles per hour. then it stays a little further north as it approaches us so you see the error cone get extended further north, say, towards atlantic beach, still a category 2 sunday morning. that's when it's the closest to us, wind around 70 miles per hour and will weaken into a tropical storm by monday mornan storm before becoming a remnant low. a flash flood watch for these areas shaded in green and we see more rain throughout the afternoon, wouldn't be surprise if this is nudged further north and remember the lower little river -- a lot of flooding last week and already looking at a
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duration of matthew would be tomorrow. they're streaming from the coast and will continue to fall into the afternoon and i will let you know let you know in the complete forecast. >> thank you. haiti now severely battered after hurricane matthew slammed into the island nation at category 4 strength. more than 400 people killed and the death toll expected to rise. southern haiti was hit especially hard with wind of 125 miles per hour destroying homes and flooded villages. later in our show, more on the north carolina missionary group on the ground in haiti, scrambling to get help to those who need it. many evacuated from myrtle
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inland and others were not as lucky and had to drive as far as raleigh to find hotel rooms. >> that's what i'm worried about because we're traveling and how fast can we get off before it hits us? >> if you're on the move and looking for a hotel this weekend, go to for a link to the raleigh tourism board and where there are vacancies. of hurricane matthew in brunswick county. jonathan, we checked in with you this morning. what's it like as matthew gets closer and closer? >> still pretty much calm but now that they have shifted the track, we're getting ready for the live shot when the phones let us off to let us know about the hurricane warning. okay, this is what they have been planning for, nothing like
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haiti and this could see the biggest impacts from the storm. there's a mandatory evacuation for all visitors and people said they would try to ride this out but if you take a look down the beach, it's pretty empty, maybe one or two people we have seen and look at the waves. this ocean was still, actually eerily still. we're getting a lot bigger waves and moving closer dunes but the county staying prepared. we went inland, further into brunswick county. they have canceled schools and wanted to open up for shelter so we stopped by south brunswick high school. the red cross opened supplies at 8:00. volunteers anyone who feels uncomfortable on the coast can go in any time and will keep
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>> we're here to do basic needs for medical stuff and recommend if you need assistance bring a caregiver but we'll keep them safe and put them in the hallways to be safe from the storm. >> the concern is the flooding and the area has seen a lot of rain. you expect anywhere from 3 to 6 feet. the live shots, we were this section and you can see the surf is coming towards the dunes. we'll keep you update. >> north carolina is gearing up for damage and sending resourceses to neighboring areas.
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covering us all week. what have you learned this afternoon? >> governor mccrory actually detailed where crews are staged right now and where crews are expecting to respond. truck and boats are set up in kempston and will head to newborn and elizabeth towne. swiss water rescue teams are able to go in several counties with more on call. governor mccrory said they're expecting flooding saturday and sunday falling at the coast. other states are worse off. help is being sent to south carolina, florida, and maybe even georgia. >> we have provided two swift water rescue teams, two evacuation buses, a helicopter rescue team, and also a liaison office to south carolina today. >> reporter: the state will send a mobile hospital to
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governor mccrory said there's concern matthew is somewhat unpredictable at this point and the emergency operations center is running 24 hours a day and stacked with workers trying to keep up with the rapidly i involving storm. carleigh griffith. >> thanks so much. all the wet weather is having an impact on roads and highways in what is happening out there. it's having an impact on airport travel. orlando in purple -- no flights getting in and out of there today and fort lauderdale has reopened, miami reopening but check with your carrier because we're seeing canceled and
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will take you to miami and the virginia train are canceled with no alternate transportation right now. as we take you further south into lumberton, the governor said today -- i confirmed with d.o.t. -- 95 construction projects have been suspended for the weekend so anyone who is evacuating from the south will have an easier time getting up north and anyone heading through this area, you will not have to worry about construction, the resurfacing project. for a look at what our road capital boulevard, a stalled car, an accident u.s. 70 has cleared, rain not affecting your commute through durham to get last-minute shopping and through fayetteville, roads look pretty good. we'll take you outside to 440 at lake boone trail, no concerns on 440. we'll keep you updated throughout the storm. >> thanks a lot. weather concerns prompted the u.s. army to change up
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first sustainment command. soldiers were relieved to be able to reunite with friend and family around 9:00 this morning. >> and then this is a travel home particularly challenging because they had to worry about getting back here and facing this hurricane matthew as well so we had some logistics around the time home. >> the unit served under u.s. central command with the 18 financial management support cent. storm we may get and push alerres with updated information. it's free in the app store. the mission to haiti. north carolina missionaries already there with tons of supplies for those in need as people deal with hurricane matthew's devastating aftermath. here's a live look at the waves on our coast. this is wrightsville beach, turning up a bit.
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and with more than 400 deaths linked to hurricane matthew, this is already on the way from our state. the missionary organization samaritan's purse is helping and scrambling to get box of supplies to the people in the island nation as soon as they possibly can. a cargo plane with critical supplies landed in port-au- prince thursday, bringing everything from plastic sheeting and blankets to and water. missionaries tell us it's important to put their lives on hold to help a country that experienced so much in such a little bit of time. >> it was just commonplace to them. you didn't see the remorse on their face because they're so used to heartache. >> more than 280 deaths have been confirmed in haiti's southwestern zone. let's update on where this storm is right now and what it's doing, bill reh. >> it's still off the coast of florida. good afternoon, everybody, and we want to show you walt disney
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they're inland enough that fortunately for those folks they should be able to ride this storm out. this is not inland. this is importance inlet in volusia county and you can see all the rain that is covered in water but let's look at the storm. the big concern is the rain and wind and rain for us but you can see the rain, at going 171 miles north of this storm so let's zoom in and the eye technically never came ashore. this is still a hurricane that has not hit the united states plan. obviously you saw it hit haiti. what we have here is this eye
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about 23 miles wide and the center of the coast, 22 miles so this storm is lurking 22 miles off shore moving northwest so the big event is the rain. here's the good news, at least so far. look at the heavy rain over the ocean. rainfall amounts there coming up 6, 7-inch in the last 12 hours and inland, there's going to be rain. there's orlando where we showed you and didny world, 4 inches of rain so most of the shore, 100-mile-per-hour winds over port canaveral. you saw 80-mile-per-hour winds and daytona beach and that wind area is moving north so with the hurricane force wind, hurricane warnings in effect all the way up and now the new thing this morning is that hurricane warning goes to surf city and so along our southern beaches where we showed you oak island and j. rod, the hurricane warning.
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will turn it over to alyssa to tell us what will happen and what that means now that the folks in florida are going through. >> all right, bill, let's walk through the track one more time. bill was taking a close look at the radar of the storm, wind of 120 miles per hour it will move right along the coast of georgia and the update pushed the storm closer to charleston, south carolina, wednesday morning and winds at 100 miles per hour before it ve it has been in the past few tracks and moves the error cone north and will curve southeast towards sunday morning and weakening to a tropical storm monday and tuesday but i want to bring you in to show you a closer look at the track. the closest it is, overnight as we head to sunday morning, category 1 hurricane so weakening considerably from where it is now to where it
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what does that mean for us? you notice i bumped these numbers up and this is your wind gust forecast so wind gusts. winds 40 to 50 miles per hour. chatham county, lee county, 30 to 40 miles per hour and orange and granville, 20 to 30 miles per hour. we have wind gusts much stronger than this in is the summer and has the potential to be a big rainmaker. let's add in what we could see from matthew. i think wake county this will be on the high end, 5 inches, 4
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8 inches, johnson county, 6.5- inch and i would be surprised if we got 3 inches in the virginia border because the storm will stay south so let's look at the storms. it's not associated with hurricane matthew, pushing from off shore and is making for a dreary day, a few showers in chatham county, vance counties. stick around towards 6:00, 72, still breezy and wet there. this evening, we should see a break in the rain but coming back overnight and when it comes back overnight, outer band of hurricane matthew. here we are through 6:00, scattered. we see the lull in the activity and then overnight, here are those outer bands, raining likely tomorrow morning and then the heavier downpours move through. throughout the day, that's when the potential for flash
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here sunday morning and this is midnight into sunday morning. by 9:00 a.m., most should be dry so low-to-mid- 70s. 77 fayetteville. overnight tonight, the showers are still around, 67 our overnight low and, remember, rain bands continuing and will be wet and windy, 70 our high and will have earned this sunshine wednesday, and thursday of next week but watch for the potential of flash flooding into tomorrow. wind gusts will be no joke once the grounds saturat . be prepared for power outages >> it's rare you ever of hear us say we can't wait for monday to get here. >> absolutely. . >> that's the case this weekend. >> sunday afternoon. how about that? >> you need some rest, frankly. stay with us. more coverage of matthew coming
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south and east. this is brunswick county, not too bad right there. you can see the waves kind of normal looking but will change. we'll be right back. i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer. if the president gave the order we had to launch the missiles, i prayed that call would never come. [ radio chatter ] self control may be all that keeps these missiles from firing. [ sirens blearing ] i would bomb the [ beep] out of them. i want to be unpredictable. i love war. the thought of donald trump with nuclear weapons scares me to death. it should scare everyone.
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we continue our team coverage of hurricane matthew. >> with the category 3 storm prompting the president to declare a state of emergency in georgia and south carolina, there is deep concern with how matthew impact our coast and our inland counties as well. >> very true. jonathan rodriguez joins live, again, from brunswick county with more. jonathan? >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, guys. we had mandatory evacuations yesterday, the state of emergency. now this area under a hurricane warning and i want to show you conditions out here really aren't too bad. it's been a little breezy but look at the waves. i don't know if you saw our stuff yesterday but if not, this ocean was still. now they're definitely starting to pick up. where i'm standing now about 3:00 through 6:00 this morning,
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local who said this is definitely a lot higher than normally is and poses a problem because i want you to look at how close this water is coming to the du nes. the foam area is how high tides are coming up so you imagine as the storm comes through, they expect 3 to 8-foot storm surge. you add on several inches of rain, flooding is going to be a major concern and downed line and power outages. we'll keep you updated from the coast. back to you. >> stay with us as we take a live look at traffic on i-40 and south ponder street, not bad at all. expect traffic to pick up throughout the day as rain and wind picks up. alyssa's got another update on
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here's one last look at the satellite radar. we have passing showers that will taper off briefly this evening before the wet weather associated with matthew arrives overnight tonight and when it
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