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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news this noon. a new poll shows how local voters feel about candidates in
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the race for the white house. and police have a warning for a rash of car thefts in the philadelphia region. but the big story is the cleanup from the monster storm that brought us heavy rain and winds. >> they are looking to see if a tornado touched down there. we know of no injuries but as you can see from chopper 6 hd several farm buildings were demolished. do dozens of houses were damaged here too. it was about four miles long and a quarter mile wide. john rawlins will bring us a live report coming up today on "action news" at 4:00. the storm took down trees across the area, this one fell on to an suv parked in a drive way along west mill road in
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hatboro, montgomery county. no one was hurt. even though the rain has moved out we are still dealing with the risk of flooding. police are to close the northbound side of lincoln drive at gypsy lane because the roadway was completely fills were water. we begin with annie mccormick and the cleanup there in cherry hill. >> storm cleanup is underway, take a look behind me, you can see the crews on the roof of this home where a tree fell on top of it. there is damage like this all over cherry hill and lucky nobody was hurt at this home even when the tree fell, luckily nobody was inside. this massive tree split in half when it fell on this newly renovated home. the impact was so strong it sliced the roof and knocked off the brick facade. on the other side of the
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township jerry never heard her tree crack, fall or crash. it missed her neighbor's house. she thinks that is a miracle. >> it was about 70 feet tall, it was huge. if i stood at the bottom of it i could not look up and see the top. >> when you see this now what goes through your mind? >> divine intervention. >> trees fell bringing down power lines like on old orchard road knocking out power and blocking intersections like this one. >> it's our tree, power went out everywhere, power went out everywhere, but we have power. the tree is actually blocking our neighbor across the street's driveway. >> jordan and keith say they got in the way of their front yard baseball games any way. but this damage can prove costly
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and deadly. you can't help by get side tracks by damage. >> if it's the worst one we'll get out there right away. if it's something that can wait, we'll get the sidewalks and streets cleared for the people and hopefully everything gets back on track sooner rather than later. >> reporter: back out live the crews will be out here for quite sometime during the day. and there was a family inside when the tree fell but they were not in the area. pseg is doing a good job working notice area. if you have an outage, you are asked to report it. now to the latest from accuweather and the risks for residual flooding today. meteorologist, david murphy, tracking the current conditions from the "action news" big board. >> it came down in buckets and this morning you have more showers and now only light
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sprinkles that will probably pass through in the afternoon and evening. this is nothing compared to where we were. the flooding continues and the rain itself is long gone and immediately as the rain was coming in we had smaller streams and creeks fill up and flood. the way it works long after the rain is gone that runs into the larger streams and creeks and we have some green showing up in parts of the region. but right now as you look to the northern and western suburbs, any low lying area with a creek or stream has a chance of at least minor flooding from western chester into pottstown and reading. about half of berks county and half of lehigh valley county, and the northern tip of montgomery and buck county and on up to easton. mercer county is released from this but points to the north have some creeks and streams still running high and minor flooding in the areas. two other waterways of concern
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includes the brandywine creek. this is the one creek experiencing moderate flooding through the morning, earlier it was up by downingtown and now shifting to chadds ford. the crest was an hour ago at almost 12 feet and that is about three feet above average. so moderate flooding through the afternoon there. the schuylkill river has minor flooding and it's a long time before this ends, through tonight and up to about 3:00 in the morning before this subsides, we are at the crest now at 14.7 feet. the minor flooding will take a while to subside as the water goes down in the overnight hours. when i come back we'll talk about where temperatures are going, that is a downward trend today and tomorrow and an upswing in the seven day forecast. >> several parts of virginia are
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reeling today from at least one tornado. several people were killed across the state including a 3-year-old child, they have hit the region to assess the destruction there. investigators at the jersey shore are looking for the cause of a marina fire, in sea isle city. some boats had fuel on them that caused it to accelerate. philadelphia police are warning people about a recent rash of car thefts. police released the auto theft campaign this morning. they show the video of a car being stolen in less than a minute. the goal is to encourage people not to leave their keys in their cars. katherine scott has more coming up in the next half hour. new details on the deadly rampage in michigan. we are learning more about jason
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dalton's behavior the days before he killed six and wounded two others. dalton's family attorney gave an interview. >> reporter: sara as you can imagine, the attorney says that the family is in shock and right now there focus is not on them but rather remembering the victims. >> i first want to express the family's utter shock and sympathy for the victims. >> through their attorney, uber driver, jason dalton's wife and parents are speaking out for the first time exclusively through abc news. >> a gregarious character and good father and well known in the community and well liked and no indication that something like this would occur. >> the father of two began driving for uber two weeks before the shootings. and now in jail facing six
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counts of murder. >> the motive is a history even to his family. but according to his family, dalton's wife did sense a change in his behavior. >> he was acting different the last couple of days and his wife asked him and he said he was tired. >> he seemed depressed and down. >> on the day of the murders, dalton's family was out running errand be he was an the gun store buying a tactical jacket. and he went to his parents house after the first shooting telling his family that his chevy equinox was sideswiped and then headed out with his parents hhr. >> the attorney also denied reports that the family was having financial troubles at the time of the arrest. again the family is desperate to learn why this happened. live in new york, channel 6
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"action news." >> thank you. there is much more to come on "action news" at noon. a coast guard boat overturns on its way to a rescue. the dramatic situation off the coast of new york city. >> and coming up the danger of sharing too much. how a thief used social media to steal from 30 female college students.
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members of the coast guard had to swim to safety. the boat capsized in rough waters off an inlet this morning. five crew members had to swim to shore. they were trying to save a fishing boat that ran to ground. they ended up plucking seven fishermen from the boat and they were all taken to safety for observation. a large brush fire is forcing people from their home in california. the blaze broke out along the pacific coast highway in malibu, so far it scorched 17 acres. apple is reportedly working on new safe guards as it fights the judge's order to hack into
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an encrypted iphone. they are working on software that would negate any work around and the fbi is forcing apple to open a cell phone owned by one of the san bernardino suspects. tim cook says any such software will open up people to vulnerabilities. facebook ceo, mike zuckerberg and jack dorsey are apparently the targets of isis supporters. there are direct threats against the two men for combatting terrorism on their social media platforms. terrorists claimed to have hacked tens of thousands of facebook and twitter accounts and posted propaganda on the
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pilfered accounts. the candidates vying for the republican nomination will face-off one more time before hitting the polls on super tuesday. the hopefuls will meet tonight in houston and another chance for marco rubio and ted cruz to slow down frontrunner, donald trump. texas is cruz's home state but is struggling to find support. rounding out the stage is john kasich and ben carson. meanwhile the next test for the democrats comes on saturday. voters in south carolina will cast votes in that primary. bernie sanders held a campaign in ohio, and hillary clinton picked up a critical endorse many. senate majority leader, harry reid is urging his colleagues to endorse her for president. and the poll is released it appears that hillary clinton continues to enjoy a lead over
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a salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has made 13 people sick in several states. they say they recently ate throughouts at restaurants, but the federal government believes that the sprouts were produced by sweet water farms in kansas and the company has issue aid voluntary recall. hospitals are doing more to prevent hospital stays and do more to represent remissions after they get out. tamala edwards has more. >> reporter: it's a troubling fact of seniors hospitalized avenue year. >> 20% of all patients get readmitted in 30 days. >> dr. heidi says that the reasons vary, perhaps the patient was not ready to go or the complicates were drug reactions that doesn't show up
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in the hospital but often the problems were preventible. like not understanding the care instructions or not enough help at home. now they are under order to reduce readmissions so they have become more proactive. >> this planning should start the day you arrive at the hospital. >> at the hospital in north philadelphia that goes to dr. genevieve scala, she is an extensivist. >> i provide if for their path to wellness. >> those with multiple chronic ale mentes like chronic heart failure or copd. she works with hospital nurses and doctors to get key solutions. >> what do they need to get well again and where are they headed off their hospital stay. >> primary care physicians are
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contacted to talk about the plans and this could cut hospital stays in half and readmission rates by 50%. when you leave the hospital you need a discharge summary and patient instructions. >> it has to be written in your language and language you understand. >> go over it with a family member and follow it. >> it decreases the pain and suffering of having to go into the hospital. >> the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. here is alicia vitarelli with a preview. >> hey guys coming up today at 4:00, a local hospital is informing patients that they may be exposed to deadly or dangerous diseases, from hiv to hepatitis b or c. we'll explain how this happened and what they are asking people to do this afternoon. coming up today on "action news" at 4:00, which retailers are doing the best job, a new survey
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ranks customer satisfaction, find out who came out on top and who ranked dead last. you can take us with you and the go. we stream on your smart phone or tablet. and in the next half our we dish about tonight's tgit. >> thank you. .
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meteorologist, david murphy is here now and hopefully drying out. a couple of peeks are possible for sun and windy conditions and temperatures continue to dip. lets get you out to stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see there is little precipitation. maybe just a couple of blips coming in from the west and we are not expecting anything too
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super for the rest of the day in terms of rain. as we look outside we have the action cam at battery park at old newcastle delaware, people were like hey it's not raining anymore lets go for a walk along the water. and needing to bundle up the temperatures need to dip, holding at 48 and we started out at 57 early this morning before dawn if you got out before dawn you thought this is going to be a mild day. but not so fast this number continues to dip. and winds west 8 miles per hour and cool enough for coats. future tracker 6 trying to pick up some showers but not seeing much this is actually up in the poconos. by 10:30 tonight, adam and cecily will talk about cooler air coming in in case you have plans outside. lehigh valley forecast, 55 was
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the high before dawn. we are as you'll see at the moment dipping from there. at the shore we got up to 52 hours ago and that is in the distance and temperatures dropping through the 40s and in philadelphia a high of 57 this morning and no longer there as you just saw down to 48 degrees, mostly cloudy this afternoon and a spotty shower cannot be ruled out and blustery and chilly and didn't we have enough wind, today and tomorrow kind of breezy, look at temperatures now, we talked about the high in philadelphia 57 and down to 48 and allentown dipping to 45 from highs earlier over 50 degrees and down the shore also down into the 40s and if you look at future tracker 6 between now and 6:00 everybody continues to dip, i expect to be down to 43 degrees in philadelphia, by dinner time, perhaps in the upper 30s in the northern and western suburbs and tonight again cecily and adam getting you set for a cold night and
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overnight in philadelphia we get down to 32 by tomorrow morning. partly cloudy skies and brisk and colder overnight. tomorrow behind a departing front, we are chillier, a high of 42 windchills make it feel like the 30s all day long and maybe even down around the freezing mark. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast today falling through the 40s through the rest of the afternoon and into the 30s tonight and a spotty shower but most stay dry. blustery and chilly tomorrow and 42, a lot of sunshine and windy and still chilly on saturday with a high of 43, on sunday afternoon uppity up up up from the 30s to the 60 degree high you see on sunday and monday 63. and maybe a spot spotty showery shower but who cares with that mild air. back on tuesday we are in the mid-50s. not too bad. more ahead in our next half hour off "action news" at 12:30,
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a man is accused of stealing money from unknowing college women we'll explain. and vice president joe biden and lady gaga are going to the oscars.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. hello again here are the
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stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30. a tornado made be to blame for damage to homes and barns in lancaster county and a driver gets stuck in floodwaters in delaware and has to be rescued and with auto threats on the rise in philadelphia. officials are telling the public to take precautions. now the details, there is extensive storm damage in lancaster county, as we are reporting, it's roofs of several barns and homes were ripped off when storms rolled through and the action cam is on the ground to see if this is the work of a tornado. look at this shot, another barn destroyed by the strong wind, this is the 5400 block of old philadelphia pike in the town of gap in lancaster county. we have an "action news" crew there and we'll bring you the latest online at 6abc.com and later on "action news" at 4:00.

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