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could impact the jersey shore. lets check in with adam joseph. >> brand new information from the hurricane center, our coastline in new jersey as well address the delaware beachs under a tropical storm watch for the upcoming weekend, meaning the potential is there for tropical storm conditions from seaside heights to rehoboth beach in delaware. as we look at the latest with the hurricane hermine on stormtracker 6 live double scan you see the center of the storm winding up and an eye is beginning to develop in the center of hermine, it continues to deepen and strengthen with wins sustained at 75 miles per hour. the eye of the storm is where you get clear air and it's right around the eye is where you have the most intense wind and rain and you get tornadoes on the
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northeast side of the storm. this to be the very first hurricane to make landfall in the state of florida in 11 years. there you see the rain brands, intense bands pivoting in around the storm as it heads towards florida and expected to make landfall later on tonight. it's 85 south of apalachicola at the latest hour expected to make landfall at 10:00, 11:00 tonight and curve it's way into south carolina and into north carolina friday into saturday, as it weakens down to 50 miles per hour. and then it merge ofz the coast on saturday, it is going to get stuck and stall just off our coastline sunday through tuesday and notice something here, between saturday, sunday and monday, the winds increase as the storm strengthens a little bit just off of our coast. melissa magee is live in wildwood right now, the late of
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in that a tropical storm watch in effect for where you are. >> reporter: well, adam i can understand why with that storm sitting to the south and east as we head into the weekend. i'll want to talk about the shore effects and impacts into late saturday and sunday. for our coastal communities, this is a prolonged on shore wind event with the storm sitting and stalling due east of south jersey, we find winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour and that could cause power outaged as well. coastal flooding and beach erosion as we head into the weekend, heavy rain and flooded roads as well. shore impacts for the holiday weekend, one last hoorah before we get back into the season back to school and back to work. shore impacts over the holiday, on friday they are low, tomorrow is a good looking beach day, saturday morning not much of a concern but saturday afternoon
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into the evening the rain and wind will really be increasing at that time and on sunday same thing holds true high impacts at the shore by then and the storm will be raining itself out meaning it will be weakening at that point. still a moderate concern by monday as we head into the weekend. back out here live adam, i can tell you that a lot of people are concerned about hermine, but they say it's not going to camper their holiday weekend plans and they are going be safe and careful and keep a watchful eye to the sky and around them. for now monica i'll send it back inside to you. >> thank you melissa, our coverage continues with "action news" reporter gray hall in ventnor where there is the calm before the storm right gray? >> that is right. things have been quiet and gloomy and the beaches are pretty much bare, all calm now but as we inch closer to the weekend everyone knows that could all change.
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>> an empty beach could be the calm before the storm as hurricane hermine inches closers to the jersey shore. it's a wait and see approach and many are staying clear of the water, i have never seen it this empty and i'm coming down since i was 5 years old and never seen it this empty. this storm has everyone going crazy. it's crazy. >> lifeguards expect fewer people with rain and winds in the forecast. hermine can cause beach erosion and coastal flooding and heavy surf. this is not ideal water for a dip in the ocean and conditions will be dangerous. i would not recommend going past your knees and waist deep you can get sucked out fast. stuck on the inside and can't get up. it's dangerous especially not near a lifeguard. >> bad weather is not good for the business along the beach. workers like david ortiz depends
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on tips. and that means less money in his pocket. >> the beach will be barren and people won't go in the water. >> they say that gloomy skies is not a welcome sight. as she heads our way they are not happy with the blast of weather, gray skies mean less green in the register. when they start talking about it the week before, people cancel their plans, we worry that people have canceled their weekend plans and that will effect us. everyone keeping an eye on the system. atlantic city electric will have clues on stand by in the event of power out ables and the american red cross reminding everybody that september is national preparedness month and make sure the emergency kits are updated. three day supply of fresh drinking water and non-perishable food and plenty of batteries.
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gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we of course are tracking hurricane hermine around the clock and use our map to check the storm's path and the impact it will have on our area. at 6abc.com. five philadelphia firefighters are now out of the hospital after she were hurt in an early morning crash on i-95, hire fire truck was hit at 3:00 in the morning in the southbound lanes around penn's landing tonight the five officials are calling the firefighter a hero because of his quick thinking. chad pradelli spoke with the wife of that driver and is live with the story. >> reporter: yes, the wife is grateful at this hour. here at ladder 16 it seems to be business as usual after a crash ta could have been much, much worse. >> it was a collision of large forces on i-95, ladder 16 and this big rig, officials say the impact could have been fatal if
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firefighter joseph raday not been alert. >> he pulled the truck forward when he saw the impact coming saving the lives of all of our members. >> he saw it in his right mirror and left manager and then bigger and bigger. >> they were treated for bumps and bruises, mary ellen spoke with us as her husband caught shut eye. >> she says he is her hero every day. >> that not his thing, he will never tell you he is a hero. >> ladder 16 was providing a buffer for emergency crews responding to an accident on the highway after an accident happened. five firefighters were brought to hahnemann hospital and after being released they received a visit from commissioner fields at the firehouse and mary ellen says she is blessed that her husband and fellow firefighters
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are okay. >> i learned early on i kiss him every day and tell him i love him. >> the driver of that big rig was unjuried, the cause of the crash is still under investigation. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you chad. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report tonight. >> lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> as you gathered it's a rough start to september on 95, an accident southbound just south of here. at woodhaven road, we are left with the delay and finally the southbound accident is gone, if you head into the birds preseason game at the linc tonight things look better but sluggish as you head south on 95, but the night market in south philadelphia giving us closures and a night market in may fair blocking ryan avenue and the big clydesdale parade is in may fair tonight as well. getting ready for made in
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america on the parkway and inner drive is blocked there. slow here on 295 in burlington county southbound because of an accident just up ahead traffic is moving better. but in wooded town salem county watch for an overturned tropical disturbance blocking the intersection of bailey and main. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thank you. well, the eagles are gearing up for their final preseason game tonight before the regular season gets underway. jaime apody is live at the linc. >> it's the last preseason game, eagles against the jets, people say there is nothing to watch but that is not true, there are jobs to be won and lost. carson wentz is out there but will no the play tonight. daniels will start tonight. we'll have much more coming up from lincoln financial field later in sports. >> also, a massive rocket explosion in florida.
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the high tech cargo destroyed in an instant. that story when "action news" continues.
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that massive boom was caused
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by the massive explosion at the cape canaveral station today. the video was taken so far away it took time for that sound to travel. the company space x was conducting a test rocket, and it would have been used by facebook to bring internet to parts of africa. after weeks of testing florida officials have found the zika virus in mosquitos in the miami area. ali gorman is at the big board with more for us. >> reporter: as of mid-august 25,000 mosquitos have been tested but all were negative for the zika virus, but officialed knew it was there. zika was found in three samples ofmese mosquitos.
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the biggest concern for zika is for pregnant women because it can cause birth defects and more evidence it can lead to a rare illness in adults that could cause paralysis, i spoke to a man that had this that didn't get it from zika but from another illness. 47-year-old kevin mccain is a lead guitarist for the little red rooster blues band. he says playing the blues is like a religion. >> it's in you. >> last october you could not play and could barely move, what started as a cold turned into tingling in his fingertips and heaviness in his legs, and quickly got worse.
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>> from sunday morning i was on the event later paralyzed from the neck down. >> he had a syndrome, in his case doctors believed it stemmed from pneumonia, this is linked to zika virus, a new report shows a jump in the caress hit hard by the virus. rates went up 200% in brazil and 100% in columbia and 180% in venezuela. the good news is, like mccain, for most people it's sem temporary. he spent weeks in the icu and has take and almost a full year to get back to himself and singing the blues. >> with this new report it shows stronger evidence zika could be linked to this syndrome but more
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studies are needed. we'll continue to follow this story. >> thank you. back here now, it's official the nfl draft is returning to philadelphia for the first time in more than 50 years. >> the nfl draft is returning to its birth place, the 82nd nfl draft will be held here in philadelphia. nfl officials and philadelphia mayor jim kenney were on hand for at announcement at city hall. it will unfold april 27th, 28th and 29th on the ben franklin parkway. more than 87,000 fans are expected to attend. >> it's coming back home. >> next on "action news" at 5:00, a message from the top school official to parents with school age children. and they are asking people in delaware to pray for a purpose.
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well, it's hard to teach kids how to read and write if they are not in school. an important message was spread by william hite the superintendant of schools.
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they are headed in the right direction. they an increase in attendance and hope to do better this year. they are reminding parents about good attendance and update them on how many days their child has missed . more than 200 students in camden will now get a bus ride to school. they have announced they have changed the distance for students that get a new jersey transit bus pass for school. any student 2 miles away or furnish will get a pass. this gives 220 more students a safe way to get to class. it equals $150,000 in student transportation funds. >> preschoolers got a treat today when senator bob casey came to visit. children at the kinder academy came to visit and talk about the importance about education. senator casey read to the children and is a long time champion of full-time
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looking live now down at the shore. the atlantic city boardwalk is packed with people for the zach brown concert on the beach coming up in a bit but a weather system on the way is likely to clear the beach out this weekend. adam joseph is at the big board with more from accuweather and it should be an interesting holiday weekend. >> not interesting in a good way. not only may it clear part of the shore this weekend, in atlantic city, those folks should be prepared for rain that is about to push in as well unfortunately there is atlantic city, we saw the folks waiting for the concert to start and look down the pike, no lightning, it's not severe weather but they will briefly get soaked. if you know folks down there give them a text or a heads up they will briefly get wet because a cold front is approaching from the north and
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west. 81 now and allentown in reading and same for wilmington and same for philadelphia and 80 in atlantic city airport and 70 in beach haven. better than the last six days where they topped out at 90. we are waiting for the cold front to come through and dry air from the north and clouds break apart and temperatures go down to the 50s in the suburbs by tomorrow morning. we look at hurricane hermine, we see the spin with the eye wall shown there on the satellite image, winds sustains at 75 miles per hour, and a tornado watch box in effect for the northern parts of florida, the eastern side the most dangerous part of a tropical system. as we speed up time and look at the spaghetti plots, they keep it all off our coastline, notice the line, they do a loop de loop
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here. because of spin, this is brand new as well. tropical storm watches in effect for all of the jersey shore as well as the delaware beaches and that extends through maryland, virginia, north carolina and then it becomes tropical storm warnings for south carolina and georgia, as the entire eastern seaboard this weekend. gets the effects of hermine. future tracker 6 sunny and beautiful and the clouds are here as we get into saturday afternoon. rain develops from the south and east and pushes into philadelphia for the made in america concert, it looks wet saturday night into sunday and these bands intensify into sunday morning, as the heavy rain backs in from the shore asser mine passes by and stalls east of atlantic city. the same time sun morning, wins cranking there 50 and 50 in dover and 30 plus miles in the city of philadelphia. your five-day at 5:00, tomorrow a beautiful day low humidity and
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82, clouds increase and rain arrives from the south and east and rain heavy at times and gusty winds on sunday at 74 degrees and a few left over showers especially at the shore and peeks of sun west of the city and when the holiday is over on tuesday back to school sunny and temperature of 87 degrees. it is the last down at the shore and meteorologist, melissa magee, is live in wildwood and oh boy, if you are in the kitchen we are in trouble. >> reporter: you are in trouble because i'm going to bring a lot of stuff back to you or because i'm going to mess it up. i think you meant that the latter. we are inside of douglas candies, i'm with dave, he is putting the caramel on the walnuts. >> these are pecans. >> i knew that i was just
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testing you out. we'll have more on what so expect this weekend with one last hoorah down at the store. monica and rick i'll send it back to you. >> lets check her technique. >> want one of those over there. >> the ones he did. >> yes the ones he did. >> all right thank you. we'll see you in a bit. big oil polluters. they have a friend in pennsylvania. millionaire pat toomey. toomey voted to protect their special tax breaks. saving oil companies twenty-four billion dollars. and big oil polluters have given toomey seven hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions. tax breaks for them. campaign contributions for him. pat toomey. he's helping big oil polluters and millionaires. not the rest of us.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. hurricane hermine is aiming at florida and will impact our region this weekend, live team coverage straight ahead. several people were forced to run when the fire broke out at this delaware county home. what officialed think happened. >> and the mystery of a stolen statue has been solved you'll hear from the man that found it. here are the waters in panama city, florida where the hurricane winds are rolling in, the first hurricane to hit florida in a decade. governor rick scott declared a
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state of emergency for 75 counties. the storm will be knocking on our doorstep by the end of the weekend. are you looking at our sky 6 hd camera, it's the calm before the storm. no big surf to speak of, but as we head into the labor day weekend that will all change. all eyes are on hurricane hermine. churning in the gulf of mexico off the panhandle as we mentioned and will make landfall later tonight. and the storm will make its way up the east coast bringing heavy winds and beach erosion to the jersey shore unfortunately. nora muchanic is standing by in seaside park and adam joseph is live at the big board. >> reporter: as we take a look at stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see the swirl around hurricane hermine. winds sustained 75 miles per hour. and the eye is right here, you can see the intense bands of heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms wrapping around that, and entering the coast
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from tampa to tallahassee, and cedar point and cedar grove and apalachicola, and as we look at information we have over the open waters with stormtracker 6 live double scan you see the wins there 45 miles per hour gusting to 56 with the wave height near the center of the storm after 25 feet, you get a wall of water in the form of heavy rain and then the storm surge and intense surf. 85 miles south of apalachicola, florida, and winds sustained at 75 miles per hour. and moving north-northeast at 14 miles per hour. as it makes landfall around the midnight hour just to the east of apalachicola, it will then skirt into southern parts of georgia and south carolina and north carolina by saturday morning at 2:00 a.m. as it weakens from wins near 80 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour and then it emerges out over the
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open waters over the weekend off cape hatteras, notice the winds start to increase again to near 60 miles per hour as it drifts and stalls just off of our coastline, sunday, monday, tuesday, high pressure is to the north not letting this kick out. we'll talk about what this means for the shore and city coming up in the full accuweather forecast. and for your weekend guys in just a little bit. >> thank you. residents along florida's northern gulf coast and georgia are making the last minute preparations while she can. they have rushed to hardware stores to cover windows and power companies are getting trucks into place so when electricity is knocked out they can tackle the problems. >> nora muchanic is live in seaside park tonight. >> how are they preparing for the possible arrival there. >> reporter: hey there, they haven't really started moving garbage cans or equipment off
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the beach yet that will happen in a day or two. this is not making people happy, a hurricane on labor day is as disappointing as it gets. the red flags were up at seaside park where they were limited how far the swimmer could go in. >> ankle deep, we don't want them in far. >> i hear the hurricane is coming or something. >> it's going to be rough over the weekend, we'll take our chances. >> i won't be here. >> you are not staying? >> no no. >> he has no intention of staying. >> we are going home on saturday, we can't stay for the weekend and we feel bad for people coming down for the weekend. >> labor day weekend is usually their last chance to cash in and at bob's fishing hole there may
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be no one to catch the fish. >> the holiday weekend is suppose to be the last big hoorah, it's kind of dead but we hope. all you can do it hope. at lucky leo's, kyle and his daughters are lucky to get out of town before the hurricane arrives. >> we are here until saturday morning, we lucked out with good weather. >> with the beaches all but empty the life guards use the day to practice rescue maneuvers, if hurricane hermine brings the high winds and rip currents they may need the skill. >> the water comes in and has to go out somewhere, it becomes a reverse river. >> the rip tides are expected to be very, very strong this weekend. you need to be careful and if you do go in, the best you may do given the water conditions maybe get in to your ankles and
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knees and follow the direction of the lifeguards. but expect a wet labor day weekend. we are live here at the shore in seaside park, nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and of course check the impact of storm hermine any time at 6abc.com/weather, our interactive map shows you conditions and use it to check the storm yourself as it moves up the coastline and follow our meteorologists on social media. in other news in an attempt to light a cigarette a greasy stove is blamed for a fire that forced people out of their homes. it happened at a home converted into three separate apartments. firefighters called for help to fight the flames and all the tenants got out safely. the statue stolen from mother of divine church was returned tonight thanks to the keen eye of a local read.
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freddy was leaving work and spotted the statue of a child sitting in a shopping cart and he thought someone left it as trash so picked it up and brought it home. butlarity found out it was actually stolen and it was lucky he found it. >> it could have been stolen or destroyed. people have a tendency to destroy stuff for no reason. >> this picture of freddy returning the statue to the church this afternoon. there were miles all around. >> we are talking about the holiday weekend, the unofficial end to the holiday season and we are upset it could be a soggy one. melissa magee is live with the last down at the shore. >> reporter: hi monica and rick, i cannot believe this is our last hoorah down at the shore, we are inside of douglas candies, around for 97 years and dave is in charge of candy production, i'm leaving it to
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him. >> i am making the world a sweeter place for 40 years. >> he has the muscles to prove he has been working hard. walk with me this way we are inside of production, that is where you put the caramel on the cashews, it's about the taffy and candy apple, but this is where they make the big pieces, 35 tons of goodness, they lay it out on this cooling center and then there they wrap it up on the pulling machine. if are you not in wildwood you need to find a place to get sweet treats. check out what is going on down at the shore. >> reporter: it will be a family fun labor day weekend in wildwood. the town will host its annual block party and music festival at fox park until midnight. a full lineup of games and bands
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and good food. tomorrow night enjoy a spectacular fireworks show to end the season in wildwood. at pine avenue at 10:00 p.m. ♪ ♪ country music is taking over the beach in atlantic city, florida georgia line will perform saturday at 4:00 along with guests the cadillac 3 and cane brown. and in cape may enjoy the 20th annual air fest. it features aircrafts on display including the b 17 and b 24 liberator and the hangar is filled with vendors and food. tickets $14 for adults and $10 for children. hope to see you down the shore. >> reporter: so what are you looking at is the pulling
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machine and that helps to put air in the taffy, it make its nice and yummy and edible and easier on the teeth. so once it's pulled and wrapped and there you have your taffy. this is orange flavor here, and i have to do a taste testing to make sure it's okay. because you just never know. tastes pretty good to me. monica and rick what is your flavor? i know adam likes mint. >> i like vanilla. >> an order of vanilla coming up. >> quality control down there. >> oh there is my flavor there. >> terrific job this summer. >> quick break and more news -- or we are doing traffic -- lets check in with matt pellman. >> did you almost forget about me. good afternoon rick and monica, not a sweet situation on the
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roadways but stuck in traffic. how about a travel time that is 9 timed what it should be on the eastbound side of schuylkill expressway. this is the scene pretty much parked eastbound past gulph mills to the conshohocken curve. an accident now gone, if you head to the birds preseason game it's a slow go on the eastbound side of the schuylkill. and now 95 as a new accident, southbound side by allegheny taking out the left lane coming south on 95 from the northeast to the birds game, extra slow with speeds in the teens, the inner drives remain closed for the made in america preparation. down the shore it was slow but picking up the pace a bit but a crash by 534 now on the shoulder. i would not use the black horse pike 168 instead. and a crash near rancocas woods
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and one by 38. speeds in the 20s from mown mount holly to bellmawr. >> thanks matt. more ahead on "action news" when we come right back.
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ducis here with sports and the final preseason game tonight. the guys you'll see on the field are backups but they are important in the nfl. make believe football soon comes to an end and the eagles wrap up tonight against the nets. our jaime apody is live at the linc with a preview. >> hi there, rosters stand at 75, they will be cut to 53 by saturday and 22 players will be out of work this week. that is why tonight is so important. lets look at the field and warm- warm-ups, chase daniels will play half the game and carson wentz will not play because his broken ribs are not healed.
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and most will be played by guys fight fogger a roster spot. the hope is if they don't catch on here they will catch on somewhere else. here is what doug peterson is looking for tonight. >> it comes down to who is performing now, the guys that are playing at a high level. and you know you want guys all on board and doing the things right and at the end of the day you make tough decisions and again it's not something that we enjoy doing, you love to keep them all -- >> this is a lot of their last opportunities they'll get out there, this is as an intense situation they can get and how they handle that situation will reveal how they are as a player. >> it will be interesting to watch this game from start to finish. sam bradford is not here, he flew back to his home town because his grandfather has
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passes away. eagles fourth preseason game and jobs are on the line. i'm jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you jaime. penn states opener is at home against kent state and james franklin had two average seasons but feels the program is headed in the right direction. >> have you the pieces of the puzzle starting to come together like we do. i think there is excitement and i want people to be excited but i want them to be excited because of what they see in the stadium on saturday. >> temple's preparation for army is all about complete. the two teams meet tomorrow in the season opener. join us for temple football play book airing saturday morning here on 6 abc at 9:45, matt rule will be here each week to recap the game. the phillies are enjoying the night off and the braves will be in town tomorrow,
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hopefully a new opponent brings new results. the phillies were beaten 2-1. this home run traveled an estimated 455 feet and the phillies have now lost nine straight games to washington. once again a day off and hopefully rest and recharge. >> we'll take a break and more "action news" next. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now, get our best offer ever. super fast 100 meg internet, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online, cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good.
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you are taking a live look at the waters in florida, the outer bands of hurricane hermine moving in and landfall expect the late tonight or early tomorrow morning and will have an impact on our area as well. >> more than a decade since a hurricane hit florida? >> hurricane wilma was the last one in 2005 and we have not had a watch since sandy since 2012, and those watches are posted for us locally. as we look at double scan live radar we are dealing with rounds of showers and downpours as the cold front pushes through the first stop is mays landing at egg harbor and to the garden state parkway where the beach is packed in atlantic city for the zach brown band. they will get wet but that
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should not last long, and another area of downpours in seaside heights and ocean county. and moving towards barnegat light. and 0 lightning strikes in the last 15 minutes. as you look at temperatures in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees, a far cry from the 90s we saw the last six days, but it is still proppicly -- humid out there. we'll continue to see the clearing trend work to the south and east. hurricane hermine sustained at 75 miles per hour, you see the feeder bands of those heavy rains and gusty winds and that continues to move into the tampa area and even some lightning and some hail with some of these bands pushing in with a tornado watch in northern parts of florida, again there is a tropical storm watch, meaning the potential is there for tropical storm conditions over
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the weekend for all of the jersey shore and the beaches in delaware and this extends all the way down to the carolinas. as we track it with future tracker 6 it should make landfall at midnight at the panhandle of florida. southern georgia and south carolina tomorrow afternoon at 5:00. you start to see it falling apart a little bit and then it reemerges off the coast of virginia and north carolina early on saturday morning. it is cloudy to start here on saturday, and dry in the morning. and then things start to go downhill saturday afternoon and evening, there is the center back over the open waters of the atlanticic, 5:00 on saturday with rain starting in philadelphia and then starts to deepen and strengthen off our coast as it is over the water and gets energy, you see sunday morning heavy rain in the city of philadelphia along with the shore. so what to expect at this point given the track we see right now, it's three days away and this could shift a bit.
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winds in philadelphia with 1 to 3 inches of rain late saturday and all day sunday and winds at the shore 60 miles per hour and 3 to 5 inches of rain likely, speaking of the shore that is where meteorologist, melissa magee, is now and unfortunately not the most positive forecast as we look for the next several days. >> yes, adam. i think a lot of people are looking forward to this last hoorah. the last gasp of summer. tomorrow however it looks okay, bright and nice and a high temperature of 79 degrees, and then as we get into saturday, as you mentioned you show the track of hermine, it turns downhill and rain arriving on saturday and saturday afternoon into the evening, a high temperature of 75 and by sunday we are dealing with tropical storm conditions and a high temperature then of 7-degrees, coastal flooding is a
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concern and beach erosion and flooded streets as well. that is something we'll track as we get into the weekend. for now adam savor what we can of a glimpse of sunshine. i'll send it back to you now. >> thanks melissa. and for the folks that have their week down the shore get out tomorrow and joy and saturday you can get out without any problems. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast spectacular and sunny and low humidity at 82 degrees, rain arrives from the southeast north and west late in the day on saturday. and rainy with gusty winds here on sunday, the peak of the storm 74. and even on monday the system stalls off the coast so lingering showers maybe breaks of sun west of the city and then look at that when he go back to school tuesday, wednesday and thursday and the heat and humidity returns august like with temperatures in the low 90s
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again. >> thank you. we'll be right back.
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labor day weekend. tropical storm hermine is upgraded to a hurricane and shifted close toward our area. that could mean high wins and rain for the middle of our long holiday weekend. we have team coverage of the storm as we prepare for perhaps some soggy weather, "action news" reporter gray hall is at the shore where we are getting ready for the chance of possible flooding, but lets begin with melissa magee live in wildwood and adam joseph at the beg board tracking the path of the storm tonight. >> we have tropical storm warnings in effect for the weekend for the entire shore line of new jersey, seaside heights and owes city and the beaches in delaware as well. meaning that tropical storm wins are expected. 40 miles or greater, the first time a tropical storm watch since sandy. we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we have the center of hermine now just to the south

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