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good afternoon, in the news this noon, a big cleanup is underway at a montgomery county home. >> and a greetding to the men and women in the military. but the big story is the heat, haze and humidity taking hold of the delaware and lehigh valley. if you like it hot you'll love today. as we head outside to the sky 6 hd, looking at the center city skyline, temperatures will soar past 90 degrees for the first time this year. you need to stay hydrated if have any outdoor plans this afternoon. karen rogers is in for david murphy, with details on the hot accuweather. >> we have the heat and humidity and concerns with air quality. today is an ozone action day, that is not good for sensitive groups like the young and elderly avoid being out in the
heat of the day. stay inside, and use public transportation. temperatures are warming up everywhere, 83 in quakertown and 86 already right now in coatesville, 89 in chester and even in center city. looking at the suburbs in new jersey, we are in the upper 80s in new jersey and 89 in hammonton and vineland. 86 in dover, delaware. we are heating up today for the first time in nine months. the first 90 plus degree day since september 11th, the first time in a while we have had this heat and humidity. if you are headed to the union game, it's warm and humid at 7:00 and start time of 84 and 90 minutes 79. that threat for thunderstorms increases tomorrow and the
potential for severe weather, it's coming up in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> thank you karen. remember can you keep track of the accuweather forecast any time by downloading our free 6 abc storm tracker app, it has radar and live hourly forecasts and weather alerts posted for your area. a storm that spawned rare twin tornadoes is blamed for at least two deaths in northeast nebraska. >> we have multiple tornadoes on the ground here. storm chasers captured the moment the twisters touched down. the ef 4 tornadoes generated winds of up to 200 miles per hour. residents had little time to flee the path of the storm. >> they had a 10 to 15 minute warning here, however we didn't know the second tornadoes were here until they just popped up. the town of pillger is home to
50,000 people and estimate that 70% of the town is destroyed and the school there is beyond repair. the pentagon has confirmed that the pentagon has made an arrest on the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi. u.s. special ops arrested the libyan militant after a special raid this sunday. it's seen as a major victory for the obama administration, that has come under criticism for failing to bring those responsible for the benghazi attacks to justice. firefighters in wilmington, delaware, remain on the scene of a fire that collapsed a home,
one person was killed and three others were injured including a firefighter. it was a story you saw first on "action news" at 11:00. "action news" reporter katherine scott joins us live from the scene with more on the investigation. >> reporter: sara we are not releasing the name of the man who died since his family is still being notified. two women were taken to the hospital, one of them remains in the hospital, she is in critical condition at crozier medical center, more than 13 hours after this fire began, crews remain at work here, they were using robotic cameras here and they brought in heavy equipment and continued to look for evidence to determine how this fatal fire began. >> the flame was orange, i mean dark orange. you can see fierce flames in this video tearing through this wilmington home last night, it
was at 10:30 p.m. when neighbors first heard what sounded like an explosion at bird street. >> we thought a vehicle may have hit our building, it was that kind of an impact. >> but he looked and saw the fire and called 911, he went out side and heard cries for help, two women had gotten out with the aid of police, and he tried to get to the trapped man and the fire got hotter by the second. >> i went to where he was but there was a wall in the way, but it took some long to get him to come and the fire kept burning and burning. the building started to collapse and the first floor pushed into the basement. crews continued to search the rubble. his body was found and he was pronounced dead but though could
still not extricate the body. >> we are pushing the walls around and trying to get a deeper look inside. building. crews worked for hours to clear a path to finally recover the victim's body. the search for evidence and the cause of fire continues throughout the morning. >> there was some type of rapid involvement of fire. until we complete our investigation, we can't say that. >> crews remain on the scene, lni is here and the state marshal's office is investigating and the chief says that no explosion has been confirmed yet. one firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor injury but he has been released. >> katherine, thank you. two people are hospitalized this noon after a taxi cab and
ambulance collided in chinatown, the crash happened at 2:30 a.m. at vine and north 38th street, the life star ambulance t boned the taxi cab and the cab driverer and a passenger were hurt and witnesses say that a malfunctioning traffic light could be to blame and it was reportedly showing both red and green lights. chopper 6 hd was over the scene of a crash that killed a pedestrian at 56th and woodland avenue, police tell "action news" that a 78-year-old man was struck by the car when he tried to cross the intersection. we learned that he tripped and fell into the on coming traffic. the driver did stop after the accident. >> developing news this noon now, from hatboro county, an extensive cleanup effort is underway thereafter a toxic
chemical ricin was found in one of the units. walter perez has the latest on the cleanup. >> reporter: hey rick, we'll give you a live look at the scene. 19-year-old nicholas helman lived here with his mother, they are not sure if there is anymore ricin remains inside but they are not taking any chances. nicholas helman's apartment was deemed unfeet for human habitation after he was arrested for sending a ricin laced birthday card to his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. it doesn't take much ricin to do a lot of damage. >> it's a toxic material in small amounts if you inhale it or it gets injected into your
body. >> an s.w.a.t. team surrounded his building before making the arrest. they later recovered caster beans and sodium oxide, two of the main ingredients for ricin. >> i sat out on the step with him and had a cigarette once in a while, and before that he made eagle scout. >> meanwhile, members of the hazardous cleanup crew working on the apartment say they expect to end the problem later today. >> when it's done, there will be no hazard associated with the ricin in the apartment. >> it can be deadly when it's inhaled injected or ingested. police a he rubbed it on a scratch and sniff card hoping
his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend would inhale the ricin. peco is reporting a large power outage in bucks county at this hour. about 3,000 customers in salisbury and new hope have lost power. it means no air conditioning as the temperature is rising this hour. peco crews are trying to find the source and making repairs. an "action news" viewer sent us this picture of a black bear, spotted along gardean yeah drive in mount laurel. it has been spotted four time there's this morning. and other sightings in mount laurel and mount evesham earlier this week. >> a local store owner is shot and robbed and left for dead and now the search is on for the gunman, what gm now says and our call to action
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degreeses, the pressure 35.05 inches. the dew point is way up from yesterday. once you hit 60, it feels sticky and we are seeing that, in the lehigh valley mid-80s and 89 in millville and atlantic city airport 89 degrees and sitting on the beach it's cooler with the sea breeze helping you out. feels like 90 already with the heat indetermine. it feels like we hit 90 and 94 is what it feeled like in millville. 95 is the heat index in dover these are the hottest temperatures and the hottest heat indexes we have seen. lets check out the forecast, we see satellite 6 along with action radar showing us clear skies and bright sunshine than helps to warm things up particularly. a cluster of storms move through the midwest and a live look at this severe weather outbreak that we talked about in nebraska.
that is pushing up past michigan into canada at this point. over the next couple of days for us, we are looking at the jet stream up to the north and hazy hot and humid conditions, not just today but tomorrow as well. as we head out for the afternoon commute, it's hot and humid and by 7:00 p.m., it's 84 degrees, even at 7:00 p.m., it's warm and muggy and the heat is being turned up from there. a temperature of 74 degrees, with the ocean, sitting on the beach, feeling like 81. we watch the temperatures and sea breeze cooling off a bit. you see it's already feeling like 90 degrees in atlantic city. a front pulls through and gives us the chant foresevere weather, a slight risk through the entire region and winds are over 15 miles per hour, and that is the greatest concern with the heat and humidity.
and we have to watch the weather come tomorrow. it's hot and humid and 91 degrees think a chance of a thunderstorm very slight tonight and in the overnight hours. tomorrow a thunderstorm could be severe, and thursday still feels sticky and 87 degrees, still an early shower, and friday partly sunny skies and 84, friday you feel the lower humidity and the front moves back through the area and gets hung up over the weekend, we have a fair amount of clouds and a couple of showers on saturday and 82 and sunday clouds and sun and a shower and 80 degrees and monday partly sunny and unsettled and 82. >> thank you karen. that will do it for "action news" at noon, don't forget "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. i'm southbound season have a yait afternoon.
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