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>> good morning, it is 4:30, friday, october 7. developing overnight, hurricane matthew has weakened slightly, but lashing the florida coastline. >> the disarm is churning up the coast killing 280 people across the caribbean. >> it weakened to a category three storm, but it continues to pummel the coast with the strongest winds 120 miles per hour offshore. more than 3 million people are under mandatory evacuation orders in georgia, florida and south carolina.
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let's go over to abc's lauren lister in new smyrna beach. good morning, lauren. >> reporter: good morning, the center of hurricane matthew is 50 miles off the coast of florida packing winds up to 120 miles per hour and feeling the impact pick up with gusting winds and pelting rain and our power getting knocked out. no audio. rricane matthew barrelg toward florida, the brutal conditions intensifying as the eye of the storm hits coastal cities. overnight violent winds along the beaches, gusts clocking in
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above 70 miles per hour, the storm bringing the look and sound of fireworks in the form of downed power lines. thousands facing outages, officials fearing up to 3 million may ends up in the dark. the national weather service says matthew will be devastating. florida governor making this dire warning. >> unfortunately this will kill people. >> reporter: allalready it has, matthew taking the lives of 100 people as the swept through haiti. matthew battering the bahamas before heading for florida, residents thursday filling up the final sandbags, stores boarded up, shelves bare. more than 3 million people urged to evacuate and in the coal line that. some refused to go. >> i'm just waiting. >> reporter: many getting out, clogging the highways for miles,
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more than 4,000 flights have been canceled. >> that was lauren lister reporting in florida. coming up we'll have more on local crews heading into the storm zone. >> david murphy is watching matthew. karen rogers has the commute. >> reporter: matthew is still dangerous down in florida, we're not seeing any effects of the storm. you see some precipitation down near washington, d.c. and clouds out to the coates. we'll see sunshine, but no worse than partly sunny skies. chilly to start out, 56 degrees in. 49 in allentown. 64 in wilmington, 62 in cape may. another cool start. as we go through the day expect sunshine mixing with high clouds, cool by 7:00 a.m., mid 50s there. 60 by 10:00 a.m., 66 by noon. we'll spend the majority of the afternoon in the 70s with a high of 77 degrees. we'll hit that late in the day,
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say around 4:00 p.m. hurricane matthew down to a 3, it's lashing many points along florida with precipitation coming in near orlando and getting hammered fort pierce and for the purpose of the lauderdale. i'll have the latest -- for thet lauderdale. >> reporter: the vine has been shut down just like every night. the crews are on the scene westbound traffic forcing everybody off. they are scheduled to reopen in half-hour. in doim we have a problem with -- in doylestown we have a downed tree near alms house road birdie drive. boulevard, construction blocks the left lane, the crews are out here right now.
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we have light volume at this early hour, it's not causing too much of a problem yet. construction on i-95, northbound between delaware serve vase area and christiana blocking the right lane, but traffic is getting by at this point. >> a group of philadelphia firefighters are on the way to florida, the large convoy will help with the devastation that will come from hurricane matthew. katherine scott is live in the tacony section where pennsylvania task force one left overnight. katherine what's their mission? well, tam, the mission is to hem in whatever way they can. they are not alone there are crews from our that have been dispatched to help in whatever they can. hurricane matthew is churning evacuation orders have been given for georgia, florida and the carolinas, crews from our area are heading down there to help. the american red cross is sending volunteers.
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denise and robert are traveling to columbia, south carolina, they will be there for the next several weeks. >> we'll be running food back and forth to the shelters for feeding in the shelters. >> reporter: last night in tacony a group of philadelphia firefighters packed up their gear and vehicles part as task force one. the fema founded from juniors from here to harass -- from jury jury -- jurisdictions from here to harrisburg are heading to florida. >> it's what we do everyday philadelphia firefighter preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. we're proud and honored to help out with the incident. we hope it makes a glancing blow
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and not as projected. >> reporter: contractors heading to georgia and florida to help with the damage where needed. >> katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> hurricane has forced cancellations of thousands of flights across the country more are expected today. that's a look inside the terminal, philadelphia international airport, very busy right now, 28 cancellations on the flight board right now, obviously a lot of them to destinations in florida and charleston and south carolina, and wilmington, north carolina, myrtle beach some of these areas could be impacted by hurricane matthew. you want to check ahead if character trying to get to the south today. accuweather will following hurricane matthew throughout the morning. you can check the storm's path with our hurricane tracker at 6abc.com. a philadelphia judge has
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ordered uber x and lyft to cease and desist. customers will not be find for ordering the service, but drivers could be failed $100 fine. >> if i get notification from uber, or lyft i can't drive, i will continue to drive. >> uber will remain available for riders and drivers. >> both presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns in the storm zone and released thoughts and prayers for those in the paths of matthew. vice president joe biden returns to want delaware valley to campaign for hillary clinton. he will speak at the bucks county community college in bristol. he spoke at drexel on her behalf last week. donald trump held a test run of
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sorts days before the second debate hosting an invitation only town hall. it's similar to sunday's showdown, but trump insisted it was not a debate prep. >> we're less than a half-hour away from learning who will win the nobel peace price -- prize. pope francis has good odds along with the greek islanders who helped migrants cross the mediterranean. there are a record 326 candidates. "action news" will bring you the winner after it is announced in 20 minutes. >> i'll go with pope francis. >> i'll go with the white helmets. >> while many are watching hurricane matthew along the coast, a twister tore through
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hearts of the heartland. >> reporter: jackets on the kids this morning, temperatures in the 50s, shorts and ts all over again, i'll have the afternoon call for the accuweather forecast, and the weekend call we'll get minor he needs to of matthew coming up.
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>> time 4:42 a.m. we're following with what's happening with hurricane matthew, there's a live picture from west palm beach along the coast of florida that's seeing the lashing winds and heavy rains from the northwestern quadrant of the hurricane. the hurricane has not made landfall in florida, but it could be as equally devastating and destructive. all the florida -- floor --
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floridians have evacuated. >> reporter: the center of the storm is so close you're getting winds over 100 miles per hour. around here we don't have any big issues. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we're dry. taking a look outside, sky6 live hd, center city, slight chance of patchy fog, we're not seeing that in center city. that's limited to the outlying suburbs. temperature, 56 degrees, it's cool, the winds are light at 5 miles per hour. not a big issue with wind. satellite and radar showing you how we are starting out clear as a bell. we'll have sunshine early and high clouds gathering. a little bit of rain band coming up from the hurricane misting wash from the north -- missing washington from the north and the west. 58 degrees by 8:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m., 60. noon, 66. 75 by 4:00 p.m. still holding on the low 70s by 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. high temperatures across the region, comfortable across the i-95 corridor. millville, 73. future tracker 6 showing how we will cloud up quickly. noon we'll have showers move in and we'll get into the afternoon and in and out of shower activity straight into the evening. looks like this will be over by the coast, though, as we go overnight into sunday morning, sunday may start out cloudy, but we're expecting the return of sunshine as we go through the day. hurricane matthew is down to a category three storm as matt mentioned a moment ago we have the center of the storm off the coast, close enough to do damage, even if it doesn't make landfall across florida there's the possibility it doesn't happen across the coast. core winds 120 miles per hour.
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over 100 miles per hour coming a shore in spots. it goes to category 3 by jacksonville tonight, and category 2 near charleston, south carolina where we might see landfall. the storm will drop to a category 1 and tropical storm when it comes back into the bahamas tuesday evening. it won't be as strong, but still a rainmaker for round two. there's no indications that this storm comes up the east coast, it dials around the bahama or goes off to the east and dies out there. partly sunny, nice, today. 75 degrees. that's the forecasted high, so a nice one locally. tomorrow mostly cloudy skies, rain arriving, 70 is the high, it will stay dry in the morning for the parkinsons walk i'll be helping out with at the art
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museum. sunday, sunny and breeze, 68 degrees is the high. it does look we have nice recovery on sunday, monday, sunny and cool columbus day, 64. 68 partly sunny on tuesday, yom kippur arrives, more clouds, wednesday, showers, 70. the sun roaring back on thursday. remember when we're not on the air you can get the weather information at 6abc.com/weather. of course, matthew a big problem along the southern u.s. coastline for the neck several days, but that may be the worst of it. >> this is new video of a tornado tearing through central kansas yesterday. farmer bill gates said he ran to his truck hoping to get it out of harm's way only to find a funnel cloud bearing down on him. some residents are without power, thankfully nobody was seriously injured.
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a new hampshire man faces assault charges for trying to mow downs brother with a piece of heavy machine. the 54-year-old used a front end loader to knock over a cranes brother was operating. it happened following an argument at a recycling business on wednesday. police arrested him without incident. new u.s. custom agents caught two americans with 4 pounds of cocaine. agents were inspecting their bags and found coats that were unusually heavy. they found the white substance se was traveling from peru. a financial company estimates that had hurricane maw
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could become one of the most expensive u.s. storms in history. we'll tell you about that after the break.
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everybody, we're looking live at the center city skyline, as you starting point for your, wait for it, day today.
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if you're wondering about mass transit, amtrak will not be going from new york city to miami, taking safety precautions not able to take mass transit. looking outside live on the schuylkill expressway. we have construction westbound off ramp to the boulevard. we see the crews there right now on the scene, left lane blocked, but traffic is getting by, watch for those crews out there right now on the schuylkill expressway. we have this downed tree causing a problem in doylestown, bucks county, alms house road near birdie, stick to bristol road. betsy ross bridge, one lane is blocked, they have reduced speed limit to 25 miles per hour, a
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little slower going along the bettsy, no major problems. >> we're talking about matthew as it bears down on the southeastern u.s. hundreds of thousands of homes from florida to north carolina right now are at risk and the financial company statements that repairing and replacing these homes could cost 43 to $103 billion. stocks are pointing to a higher open. investigators are a waiting jobs report that comes out this morning. economists say they expect to show employers added a solid number of jobs in september while the unemployment stayed low. infant bath planes are being recalled because of they may cause injury.
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officials say there were no reports of serious injuries or drowning. the recall products were sold between october 2012 and october 1013. >> a jersey shore town threatened to fine people who fed seagulls wrote a total of zero tickets. the mayor issued a public notice that people intentionally feeding the seagulls could be find $500 and 90 days behind bars. maybe they listened or never caught. a bomb squad detonates old amunition at a gloucester county school. we have new information on the story at 5:00 a.m. >> u.s. soccer team is in cuba this morning for a historic match. how tall are you?
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how do we measure greatness in america? the height of our skyscrapers?
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>> authorities are certain fogger a serial bank bandit who wears an unusual costume, he struck three times in philadelphia since wednesday. the latest was yesterday afternoon at pnc bank at 4th and tabor road. he wears a reflective safety vest and blue latex gloves. he is the man who tried to hold up another pnc at 50th and market and robbed a td bank at
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30th and walnut street 15 minutes later. authorities consider him armed and dangerous. u.s. men's soccer team faces cuba in a rare match in havana. they will play an international friendly. the two sides last met in the semifinals world cup qualify round in 2008 and the u.s. won. hurricane matthew's deadly force moves toward the coast, we're live with developing details. >> morning it is
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5:00 a.m., friday, october 7. of course we're tracking hurricane matthew. >> the storm has left death and destruction in the carribean and hugging the florida coastline as a major hurricane. the worst may not be over yet. >> meteorologist david murphy and karen rogers are standing by with more on local weather and traffic, but first up we'll get an update on matthew. >> although matthew has weakened slightly it is pummeling florida's eastern side. georgia and the carolinas are next in the hurricane's path. it is expected to make a u-turn. lauren lister is live in florida on the eastern side with the winds and rain lashing the florida cst

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