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we have no reports or details of injuries but we are hearing from neighbors on the ground two people had to be rescued. this is a report of an explosion in trenton as chopper 6 hd gives us the pictures at 48 wayne avenue. no word if evacuations is underway or other structures are evacuated. now to the latest on hurricane matthew with word that florida could face their biggest evacuation ever. evacuations are already underway in several southern states and the storm is battering the bahamas, but there is good news. the outlook here in our region is getting better. it's wednesday afternoon i'm brian taff. >> the track of hurricane matthew makes its way toward the united states. that is the big story. meteorologist, adam joseph, at the "action news" big board with the latest track.
right now it's shaping up to be good news for our area. >> reporter: there has been a major shift in the track to the south. but really bad news for the southern states of florida as well as georgia and the carolinas. right now it is a category 3 hurricane winds sustained at 120 miles per hour. it is just to the west of the turks and caicos north of cuba, heading into the central part of the bahamas. you see earlier today the classic eye with the hurricane matthew. the eye is starting to fall apart here maybe going through a reconstruction phase, so to speak, this happens with major hurricanes and another eye wall will flair up eventually as it heads to the north and west and could deepen further. yesterday the track with all the models had it going directly up the eastern seaboard because it was being picked up by a trough from the west. but that trough is weaker now
suppressing this storm. so the track has shifted 500 miles in 24 hours. now it will make it as far north as charleston, south carolina, and move east and move out to sea and maybe make a loop back to florida in the middle part of the next week. it could drift in those southern areas for quite sometime. a major hurricane is heading for florida. landfall near cape canaveral is likely. the first major hurricane since wilma to make lan fall. it's affecting shore lines from miami and jackson fall to all points north where hurricane warnings are in effect. we'll let you know what it means for our weekend coming up in a little bit. >> thank you. with all of this information coming in, millions of people across the south are preparing
for matthew's impact. both mandatory and voluntary evacuations went into effect in parts of florida, georgia and the carolinas. florida's governor, rick scott, says the vakeation could reach historic proportions. residents are stocking up on plywood and facing long lines to fill up the gas tanks. president barack obama wants to make sure people are taking the warnings seriously. >> you can always rebuild and repair property. you cannot restore life if it is lost and we want to make sure we minimize any possible loss of life. >> meanwhile, matthew left hint catastrophic damage in haiti. at least five people died during the storm. the 145 miles per hour winds tore through towns and rain washed out roads and communications are nonexistent in many poorer areas there.
the hard to measure the full extent of the damage. >> be sure to go to 6abc.com there you kind our interactive hurricane tracker it shows where the storm is expected to strike next and get the latest from accuweather on any impact matthew may have in our area. a home was engulfed in flames and they were unable to save to people inside. john rawlins spoke to neighbors and he spoke to people in the neighborhood. >> reporter: a hard day for the bustleton section of the city. two people are dead and neighbors say they were a married couple. the house fire lit up the bustleton night sky, inside of the split level home on the first floor firefighters found a man and woman reportedly in
their 50s. >> they brought them out and started cpr immediately. i'm sad to announce we lost both of them. >> it was reported at 11:45 and declared under control 45 minutes later. investigators remained on the scene and the focus appeared to be on the rear of the house. neighbor ed says he knew the couple in the house for years and just yesterday returned home. >> they just took their daughter up to new york because she goes to college up there. and i was talking to them as soon as they came back. you know they were saying it was a great trip no accidents no nothing and now this -- >> reporter: so a sad day here on the street in bustleton and investigators are still here and authorities are not released the
name of the the deceased couple pending notification of next of kin. autopsies are ordered but not clear if they are performed yet. >> all right john, thank you. a bucks county middle school student is facing charges for posting threats online. the student posted about schools in bensalem township. he made an instagram account called the bensalem clown and showed a clown and a knife and needle and said we are coming to schneider and bensalem tic tock. a horse was saved in chester county. the clydesdale was stuck to its neck in a drinking pond. the horse was sedated and monitored during the rescue and
they were able to lift the horse out of the pit and to safety within the last two hours. >> dozens of people woke up to find their car windows shattered in the fairmount section. vernon odom is live this evening with reaction from the viction tim there's vernon. >> reporter: good evening. mayor jim kenney is calling them quality of life crimes, vandalism that could drive people away from city living. in this case auto vandalism. smashing windows for the heck of it. >> $400 something. >> john an auto glass specialist says people are reaching in their pockets today. overnight someone did thousands of dollars worth of damage while he rampage through this section inflicting pain on motorists asleep in their beds.
>> there was a police officer asking if that was my volkswagon and it was and i was many in the neighborhood that got hit. >> police have arrested a suspect they caught in the act this morning. a long time resident of fairmount says that window smashes going around here every night but not to this magnitude. >> we don't feel like it's safe to park your car anywhere in the neighborhood. >> it's just vandalism not theft? >> if there is something in there to take they will take it but it's broken windows. >> are you in the city, but you never want to wake up to this especially when you come to find out it wasn't just you, it was however many other people that have to deal with the same thing and spend the same money. it's frustrating. >> sharrie the name of the suspect has not been released by police yet. police are still totalling up the number of cars damaged overnight. live in fairmount, i'm vernon
odom, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. in the meantime we go to the race for the white house now. and vice presidential candidate, tim kaine will be holding a rally at penn's landing. he is fresh off his debate with mike pence. the vp nominee and wasted no times taking on donald trump. meantime pence talked to a crowd in harrisburg, virginia today, criticizing his counter part for sounding like a broken record. as for the presidential candidates, donald trump wrapped up his multiple eye day trip out west with a campaign stop in henderson, nevada. clinton will attend a fundraiser in washington, d.c. tonight. matt pellman is in the traffic center with a first look this afternoon. >> when we left you this morning we were watching abyssmal travel times on the northbound side of the blue route. 140 minutes because of a major
accident out there much of the morning north of villanova. no big crashes on the blue route just northbound volume off of 95. it's the southbound travel time that is slower. with typical afternoon vol you'll. in the neighborhoods a few accidents, upper moreland at davidson road. no big issues so far as you cross the pennsylvania tun pike. chester county a motorcycle crash to avoid along business 30, lincoln highway. crossing the state line into northern delaware, construction shutting down piles ford road until 6:00 this evening. instead of piles ford for the rest of the afternoon rush and during the day tomorrow stick with old kennett road as an alternate. a crash in newark, polanski highway close to church road and an opening at the tacony palmyra
bridge. there is a possibility we'll see a burlington bristol bridge in the next half hour. lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report. berks county 422 near west reading a minor crash but major delays. we'll check it again brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> all right matt, thank you. still ahead scaling back on black friday shopping, the country's largest mall decided to do something it has not done in years. >> a philadelphia teacher is awarded what is known as the oscars of education. she tells her inspiring story next. ♪ ♪
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avenue this is a twin home. the explosion came from the area and the twin home is tilting off its base and has crumbling debris around it. we know at this hour that the block has been evacuated. neighbors on the ground tell us that two people who were at the structure had to be rescued from inside. the two people are taken to the hospital we are waiting for more information on how the people are doing. but again, trenton police and trenton fire on the scene of what appears to be a natural gas explosion. the call came in one hour ago and left this twin home damaged and off its base. we are of course are continuing to watch this story as it develops, we'll bring you more as we get it. >> in the meantime black friday shopping hours are at the center of debate the past few years. the mall of america says they will be closed on thanksgiving
some workers can spend time with their families, the mall will reopen at 5:00 a.m. on friday. some tenants may choose to be open and they will have security in place. the king of prussia mall is still finalizing their plan. the long awaited target opened its doors in rittenhouse square. it's a flexible format. allowing them to customize the mer dize. the new location lets customers order online and pick up in the store. >> well with their resumes in hand drexel students met with 150 employers today. they were on hand for the fall career fair. the largest fair that they hosted in the past five years. drexel says that the company is
interested with business and engineering and computer science degree. >> it seems strange we are talking about the hurricane and the weather battering the united states meanwhile here a beautiful day. lets head to meteorologist, adam joseph, with our forecast and keeping an eye on matthew. >> especially for the coast of florida, georgia and south carolina, but locally it's a gorgeous afternoon. full sunshine for most of the delaware valley and a lot of clouds this afternoon and baby blue sky here, all things looking good here midweek. temperature-wise we are in the 70s where the sun is out. 72 allentown and reading and 70 in philadelphia, and down the south where the cloudses are thicker, hard to break. temperatures only in the mid-60s from the shore to vineland as well as dover. as we look at satellite and radar, the wind that locked the clouds in the last couple of days it's beginning to ease a bit and can you see the
trajectory off the water with the cloud cover and more sunshine all points to the north and west. for tonight a mixture of clouds and stars, more clouds south and stars to the north and areas of fog developing again and if have you seen fog the last couple of mornings expect it again tomorrow morning. chilly temperatures by tomorrow morning and seasonable for this time of year. sun and a few clouds a nice afternoon and temperatures pretty much everywhere running everywhere above average. 75 philadelphia and allentown 76 and 73 in millville and along the shore temperatures in the upper 60s. we are looking at the visible satellite imagery of hurricane matthew, the eye of the storm is there working through the central and southern parts of the bahamas. you see how wide the cloud shield is with this storm. tropical storm force winds hundreds of miles on either side of that eye wall. so winds sustained 120 miles per hour moving to the northwest a little quicker than it has been
the last few days at 12 miles per hour. expected to strengthen back to a category 4 right around cape canaveral, florida. winds sustained 130 miles per hour and a bizarre track, typically they head inland and weaken and this will ride the coastline and affect shore towns georgia and south carolina and north carolina saturday morning as a category 12, as we track the wins, we see how wide and large the storm is. in the yellow tropical storm force winds over 39 miles per hour sustained and in the orange 74 that is hurricane strength or better. hitting vero beach and cape canaveral and daytona beach and hugs towards savannah. hurricane force winds in south carolina and possibly seen north carolina as we go into the weekend and then this heads out to sea and could wrap back into towards florida at the middle of
next week. a bizarre pattern with this hurricane. a four day at 4:00 forecast. because it drifts to the south it's not a player in our forecast at this point anymore, for tomorrow sunshine, beautiful 75. same thing friday, 75. that cold front that we were talking about that could pick it up, still comes through here on saturday with clouds and showers and 68 and sunday a cool breeze and sunshine is in control with the high coming in at 68 degrees. we'll talk about columbus day and the rest of the seven day in the next half hour. >> columbus day weekend. >> head to the shore. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" violence turned deadly in allentown, taking the life of a teen and leaving his girlfriend in the hospital. we'll have the latest on the investigation. but first, brand new details the future of a camden high school facing demolition. >> coming up after this break, i cannot wait to introduce you to the local educator who has received what is known as the
that was missing in south philadelphia today was an actual red carpet. at andrew jackson elementary school a very special teacher was presented with the prestigious milk and educator award and also referred to as the oscars of teaching. >> may i have the envelope please. it's an award ceremony that played out like awards night. but the educator that is about to win didn't know she was nominated. >> that winner is jada puglisi. zblf you see the shock, students swarming, like the the media wane the winner walks on the red carpet. >> she saytive and grade science
and math teacher and her students not surprised she was the winner. >> she is so nice. >> her prestigious milk and educator award comes with honor and bragging rights but a check too. >> the recipient of this award will receive a financial prize of this -- >> yes, $25,000 and it may come as no surprise how she plans to spend it. on education. >> she started her advance degree at university but put it on hold when funds got tight. >> i want to finish my doc rate. >> she is going into her ninth year teaching and the first of her family to graduate both high school and college and her speech was similar to what we might hear on oscar night. >> i am honored to stand up here in front of you and just tell
you, take your education seriously. when you get older things like this can happen to you. >> she is pretty amazing. she is one of 35 winners of this award across the country and the first in philadelphia in nine years, the foundation chairman said that we celebrate people in all kinds of careers and sports but rarely do we honor the teachers that prepare them for success. so that is what this is all about. so congratulations to you, you are an inspiration. >> an important award and a deserving winner. love that story. the city of camden is getting a new high school today, today the new jersey school authority will approve the state funding to demolish the old building and replace it with a new one. they believe it will be a better environment for students. it is expected to take a few years to finish that project. still much more ahead on
"action news" continues with a new crack down on uber and lift in philadelphia. >> plus police in delaware hunt a pair that may be front porch package thieves and the contractor jailed for the 2013 center city building collapse has a major organization in his corner. but first at 4:30, police are trying to solve a double shooting in allentown that left one teen dead and another wounded. they were shot when someone fired into their car. walter perez is live in allentown with the details. >> reporter: hey brian, witnesses say that the whole thing happened at 9:00 last night and today we spoke to the family and friends of the 17-year-old victim who died and as you imagine they are devastated. >> nora says that the pain of losing 17-year-old johnny lopez is unbearable. she say family friend who lopez
called grandma. she says the world lost something special when johnny was murdered last night. she says that just yesterday they all went to her granddaughter birthday yesterday and he was hugging all the kids and told me he loved me very much. that was the kind of person he was. hours later he was in his car with a female passenger at ninth and liberty street when someone opened fire on the vehicle. lopez and his passenger were both shot. it shows the vehicle careening into the pole, paramedics arrived at the scene where they pronounced him dead. the gunman got away on foot and remains on the loose tonight. we spoke to the victim's classmates from high school who described johnny lopez as a hard working student that kept to
himself. >> he was normally doing his work a lot. that is how i saw him. he stood to himself occasionally talked but not much. >> all of his family and friends are left to wonder who could have done such a thing. >> she says, quote i don't know why this happened i don't know who did this, but if i knew i would tell you, i would tell everyone. >> the 15-year-old victim was shot in the leg and remains hospitalized at this time. anyone with information is asked to call the allentown police department. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> an awful loss thank you walter. turning now to meteorologist,a agdam joseph he to talk about the weather. >> the sunshine is in control and hanging on at the shore communities but not too bad. we look at sky 6 hd in center city. 71 degrees and a couple of clouds here and there. and the dew point is comfortable at 51 and winds from the
east-southeast at 8 miles per hour. and with the wind off the water still cloudy, shore communities as you see here a lot of gray in cape may and the temperature cooler at 64 with the calm wind and pretty decent breakers there at the shore with the ocean temperature sitting at 68 degrees presently. hurricane matthew with winds sustained at 128 miles per hour downgraded from a category 4 to category 3, this could be temporary as it looks to restrengthen late tonight and tomorrow before it goes to the coast of florida as it now enters the bahamas. we have in the accuweather forecast the latest track from the national hurricane center which yesterday we started to tell you about the shift in the track heading more out to sea. the track has shifted big time and could do a loop deloop off the coast of the carolinas and florida. kind of battering their coastline and i will let you know how strong it could be towards the end of the week.
>> an incredible storm. >> thanks adam. from our delaware newsroom newcastle county police are looking for these men in connection with package thefts. a resident on the 3700 block of green street called police to say someone took a package from his front steps at 5:00 yesterday. while the officer was there, another neighbor said it happened to them too. anyone with information should give police a call. zblm well, delaware state police arrested five people in a four month investigation into illegal drugs in sussex county. david of pottstown, pennsylvania was arrested at a home where marijuana and a handgun was found. mar keys they face a variety of drug and weapons charges. the philadelphia parking authority is cracking down on the ride sharing services, uber
x and lift. they will again treat the services as illegal and begin ticketing and towing drivers. a temporary authorization has expired for the company and they are easing some regulations for taxi cab drivers after they complained that the rules were making it impossible for them to compete with ride hailing apps. the family of the demolition contractor serving 15 years in prison for the deadly building collapse. they have enlisted the lawyer for the naacp. campbell who was found guilty, should not shoulder the criminal blame for the collapse, the properties owner, the architect and owners and others were actually calling the shots. >> everything we can see griffin campbell was not an expert but
could follow directions. and following directions these turned out to be some wrong directions if he is guilty of anything it's following what his supervisor wanted. muhammad called the conviction a miscarriage of justice. the heart of the bridge gate trial wrapped up testimony today. david wildstein repeated that the goal of the scandal was to insulate governor chris christie's office from any blame and wildstein said that after the september 2013 closures of the george washington bridge the prime effort was to insist that the closures were for a traffic studiy and wildstein pleaded guilty that they were politically motivated and retaliation against the mayor of ft. lee and not supporting chris christie's re-election bid. it was the third day of testimony in the trial a georgia man charged with leaving his son to die in a hot suv.
all right see you shortly thank you. firefighters are hoping to save lives by stopping careless smoking that is the big focus of the fire commission in philadelphia. the safety campaign begins in sunday and runs through saturday the 15th. the city is reminding people to maintain working smoke alarms and device an escape plan for your family. d and h global tax group opened their office at 2 penn center at jfk boulevard. the company is moving here to provide tax and accounting and
consulting services for residents and businesses. about 25 employees are working at this office now with plans to double that number over the next coming years. rutgers university host aid career day on the camden campus. students and alumni had the chance to meet with more than 60 potential employers from the south jersey area, a number of full and part-time jobs are up for grabs along with internships. the event gives people a chance to brush up on their interview skills and build contacts. still ahead on a wednesday afternoon, it's medical for american surgeons, a first here a womb transplant from live donors but the success is called mixed today. we have the details on health check. >> and hurricane matthew is calling a lot of fright and worry from the ground and even more concerning from space as you take a look there. meteorologist, adam joseph, is coming up with more on matthew and the full forecast from
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them with five births resulting from this incredible surgery. big talkers now we hear a lot of people describe this election season as scary, fright frightening the stuff of nightmares. they are capitalizing on the fear of the two candidates at his home with the politically themed holiday display the goal is to get people thinking and talking. >> i try to get people to think, they don't have to think what i think but have to think. >> you won't fine ghosts and ghouls and zombies at this house of whoer and hillary clinton chained to a donkey and donald trump screaming from the top of a border wall. something to see if you live there. speaking of frightening have you seen this shot of hurricane many you, now a deadly storm wreaking havoc, and destruction in haiti.
this satellite picture as it moves over the island. social media is abuzz over it, saying it kind of looks like a skull with a real eye and even teeth down there. meteorologist posted it and it's retweeted like crazy. he called the face sinister looking and some compared to the scary looking clowns that seem to be popping up everywhere. and finally, all the buzz here locally and across the nation, fans of the tv show "gilmore girls" got their coffee fix like the girls at the show today at luke's diner pop-ups. they transformed all three of their locations like this one in radnor into luke's diner and gave out free coffee to the lines of fans. and some customers dressed like luke to celebrate the return of the popular show. see it there. the plaid is rocking. and a luke cutout that laid out the rules for the customers
including no texting while ordering man buns, must be a thing from the show. i haven't seen too many episodes but it returns to netflix on september 25th. let me know if you are a fan of "gilmore girls" what the man bun is all about. matt pellman standing by no man bun today. >> i have never tried one. >> you have enough hair. >> good afternoon we worked on getting a disabled vehicle pushed out of the way and it's off the road. so all southbound lanes are reopen and a little bit slow here and the worst traffic time is on the northbound side out of center city. you are sitting at 31 minutes and ideally it's 14 to get from the vine to woodhaven. a bunch of suburban accidents, upper moreland along davis road
and one along conshohocken close to church street. just 12 miles per hour on the eastbound schuylkill and prospect park, delco a wreck close to pennsylvania avenue and one along 40 polanski highway and pennsville. one near jenkins avenue, no problems on the regional rails just one on the media elwin line otherwise we are sitting pretty at this point. we'll check it again in the 5:00 hour. still ahead here today, what's the deal. how to keep from sharing too much from your smart phone. and stepping outside sky 6 hd giving us a live view of the ben franklin bridge, a beautiful site. adam joseph as the exclusive accuweather forecast. katie v/o: she works hard.
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a picture perfect day see if you can stretch it out. >> overall we have a nice stretch of weather on the way locally here as we get into it. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan a lot of sunshine across much of the area today. clouds are still lingering dover points south along the shore and clouds this afternoon and not tracking precipitation, it's cooler where the clouds are thicker from beach haven and atlantic city and cape may only in the mid-60s at this time. with the sunshine north and west temperatures responded. back into the lower 70s this afternoon and the poconos at 62. stars and clouds out there. more clouds south and to the north and patchy fog developing by morning, 44 in the suburbs, and 52 for center city. chilly night and chilly start for thursday for this point in october. the high is 75 well above
normal. 56 at 8:00 in the mornings and lots of sun and clouds into the afternoon with temperatures bouncing into the 70s just after lunch time and staying in the upper 60s at 8:00 in the evening. locally satellite and radar seeing clouds filtering in off the atlantic here and sun off to the north. as we head down to the south this is where hurricane matthew is, we see the circulation now entering the southern bahamas. miami and parts of jackson fill seeing showers and not necessarily, it's a part of matthew but just moisture with it wrapping around the circulation since it is so broad. as we look at matthew, sustained winds now 120 miles per hour. this is the very latest update as of 5:00. category 3 moving to the northwest at 12 miles per hour. it does still strengthen into a category 4 hurricane as we get into the day on friday, by friday afternoon it shows it making landfall scraping the coast of florida north of cape
canaveral with winds of 130 miles per hour and then weakens to a category 2 but still a dangerous storm as it hugs georgia and south carolina on saturday. notice the track here as it curves out to sea and heads back down to the south by monday as a category 1 and if we were to extend this track it could do a loop deloop and go back to florida for the middle of the next week. we talked about the trough, the cold front to the north we have upper level high pressure over the next few day, that starts to weaken and push away and that trough is much weaker and very far to the north and progressive and it comes in and moves out and cannot draw matthew up the coast, good news for the mid-atlantic but bad news because it's slow moving and really hammering much of the coastline from the carolinas down to florida. as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast
75 here and sunny and pleasant on thursday, same thing for friday. as the trough comes through saturday a lot of clouds and showers but behind it, beautiful on sunday and monday, upper 60s for highs and tuesday yom kippur begins at sun down and wednesday sun and clouds and 69 degrees, it's a good bad situation. really good here but bad for the south. it hammers a large area with a very large storm. >> all right adam thank you. a security breach at the white house is in the spotlight tonight. on 6 abc on detonated survivor they try to keep the lid on the breach as he is about to give his first major tv interview. meantime fbi agent hanna wells is developing her own theory who was really behind the capital bombing. and we start with the goldbergs and speechless at 8:30 and modern family and blackish.
police continue their hunt for the five men suspected of robbing kim kardashian west experts say her social media habits may have contributed. and her cell phone may have given her away. in the hours leading up to the armed robbery, social media mogul, kim kardashian west was publically documenting her way through the night. but now some including her famous friends like channel's carl lagerfeld says her habit of public posting could have led the thieves directly to her.
>> you cannot display your wealth and then be surprise that people want to share it with you. >> it's something that the kardashians talked about on their reality show. >> kylie is snap chatting and not concerned about our location being knowned. >> but experts say it's not just stars, this man sentenced to eight years behind bars after using instagram finding the addresses of women and stealing their jewelry and laptops. >> he browsed the social media platforms and found photographs and put them on a map and drove to the locations. >> what should you do to protect yourself. >> the picture may not say this was taken in new york city but it carries the information behind it. some of the biggest dangers, geo tagging your post with locations and keeping your cell phone location data switched on. you can select which app has
access to your data. >> and another tip delay your post to show where you were instead of where you are are. i have been guilty of some of this. it's a good lesson. london is famous for its underground travel and one entrepreneur showed you how to do it above grown. this is a new jet pack he took off from the royal victoria docs and made trips across the thames, next april you can buy a jet pack for a mere $250,000. >> could be the next way to get to work, very cool and very expensive. but very cool. for brian taff, alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm sharrie williams, join me along with brian and ducis rogers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17.
now rick williams and monica malpass with a look next at 5:00. >> coming up next, we are following breaking news out of trenton where a house suffered damage following a gas explosion, plus we continue to track the path of hurricane matthew. and officials in south florida urge anyone on the coast to evacuate. and philadelphia police are evacuating at a sane joe's student was tied up and stashed in a closet by armed robbers.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. it is 5:00 and we begin with breaking news out of trenton, new jersey. where multiple houses sustained damage after an apparent explosion. officials were called to the scene less than two hours ago on wayne avenue. the block was evacuated shortly after. >> upon arrival there was smoke. we did a preliminary search and the occupants of one house were
definitely accounted for and the other house was listed address vacant. >> at least two people were pulled from the home and taken to a nearby hospital. dann cuellar is on his way to the scene and he'll have a live update coming up on "action news" at 6:00. there are shelters for everyone. there is absolutely no excuse not to evacuate. >> if you do not leave are you putting a law enforcement officer or national guardsman's life on the line when they have to go back and get. >> you if are you told to evacuate you need to go. >> georgia and the carolinas are calling for quick action as hurricane matthew continues to churn toward the united states, the storm is a major hurricane and could potential strengthen putting millions of lives in danger. the storm track has changed dramatically letting our area off the hook. but matthew is