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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 coastline.
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lauren tell us what's happening in florida this morning. >> reporter: good morning, the center of the storm is now just 50 miles off the coast of florida. the category three hurricane packing 120-mile an hour winds, we're feeling it's impact picking up here with major gusts and pelting rain and all power getting knocked out. hurricane matthew barreling toward florida, the brutal conditions intensifying as the eye of the storm pumples -- pummels coastal cities. gusts clocking in 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 end up in the dark. the national weather service says matthew will be devastating. florida's governor making this
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dire warning. >> unfortunately this will kill people. >> reporter: already it has, matthew taking the lives of more than 100 people as the swept through haiti. the death toll there skyrocketing as the floodwaters recede. matthew battering the bahamas before heading for florida. residents preparing figure up the final sandbags. stores boarded up, the shelves bare, more than 3 million people urged to evacuate here and the carolinas. >> everybody left town, everything is boarded up, i'm just waiting. >> reporter: many getting out, clogging the highways for miles while nearly 4,000 flights have been cancel. the rain is really starting to come down, as you can see, another major concern here, the storm surge is expected to be 6 to ten feet or more on the coast and in these parts of florida. take a look, here, residents are concerned this waterway will rise and flood their homes, the
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docks behind me now is completely submerged. lauren lister, abc news, back to you. >> here's a live look at philadelphia international airport. hurricane matthew is forcing airlines to cancel delays, thousands of flights. more than 4,000 have been scrapped through today and here in philadelphia, we're seeing cancellations that were intended for charleston and in savannah, georgia, and south carolina not just in florida, major airlines are offering waivers for people flying into areas impacted by hurricane, check the airline before you leave today. large group of rescuers and crews from our area on the way to florida to help with what will abdomin massive recovery effort. katherine scott is live with the details in at that -- at tacony, morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, where the hurricane is expected
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to hit, state and local authorities will be overwhelmed. crews left around midnight. a group of philadelphia firefighters spent hours in tacony packing their gear and vehicles before setting off on there 15 hour trip. with hurricane matthew looming, crews are heading south with what's expected to be a massive recovery effort. these firefighters are part of task force one. a fema founded group of 80 members that will fan out across florida to assist. this is one of 11 such teams from around the country heading to florida. >> a lot of task force members are philadelphia firefighters and medics, emts and we have folks coming from all over, baltimore county, harrisburg every jurisdiction you can think of between here and harrisburg. this is pennsylvania task force one. the pennsylvania red cross is sending volunteers.
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they are traveling to columbia, south carolina and be there for the next several weeks in whatever position they are needed. we'll be running food back and forth for the shelters for feeding in the shelters, we won't be out in the field of this yet. it depends on how badly the storm hits and how many people go back home. >> given the power outages that are expected later this morning, a team of 160 peco employees and contractors will be heading to department of justice georgia or florida, we're not sure yet, it depends on where they are needed to assist with the damage they are expected to have. we're live at tacony, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that. follow the path of hurricane matthew at any time at 6abc.com there you can find the inter active hurricane tracker there you can find where the storm is expected to strike next and get a check on our local forecast. >> take a break from weather and check in on our news
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traffic. >> reporter: they will not be running trains into the path of the hurricane. this is affecting the silver star line and silver media line until october 8. the palmetto line running to georgia will stop in washington, d.c. those areas not taking mass that is an it for obvious reasons. vine street expressway is reopening as we speak. that's good news for the vine construction they are pulling out. alms house road is shout down in the area of birdie lane. stick to bristol road. morning commute looking good coming in from deptford, looking good on the walt whitman bridge, too.
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we had work on the betsy ross bridge, crews left the scene so you're good to go. >> south jersey students will not have class today because of a blast to the past. a bomb squad was called to the school in mantua township. one found an old piece of ordnance on the property. school was canceled today so they can look for other dangerous material. a serial rapist struck in the kensington section. this man rapes his victims and either chokes them or slashes their throats. he has struck five times the most recent attack on saturday, all the crimes have occurred in kensington, and police say the victims were all prostitutes. >> bill cosby's attorney is trying to to have his sexual
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assault case thrown out. court papers say it's too difficult to defend him, because key witnesses have died and evidence has been lost. cosby is accused of sexually assaulting his woman back in 2002. that woman is still alive, andrea constan, his trial is set for june. >> reporter: we have hurricane force winds along the central and northern florida cost. storm tracker 6 live around here shows us that we are dry. taking a look outside, we have clear skies overhead. we have a chance of high clouds filtering in eventually. 48 in trenton, 51 in wilmington, 5 in millville. satellite and radar shows you the lack of cloud cover, high cloud cover may filter through later in the day.
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this is moisture spilling up the coast from matthew, south of washington and gliding off to the northwest. up in the lehigh valley, pleasant, 75 degrees, sunny. i think you'll have a good sunny start to the morning before the high clouds filter in. down the shore, a nice day, too, sun arena 71 degrees is the high, fairly bright from start to finish. 75, we'll go partly sunny, a lot of day will go bright out there, winds out of the east 5 to 10 miles per hour. there could be a shower developing overnight well to the west of philadelphia, maybe out in lancaster county, perhaps somebody out in chester county and berks, 59 degrees is the overnight low. tomorrow we do set up with clouds and cold front coming in. there could be a couple of sprinkles north and west of philadelphia early on. you could have something near allentown on the latest run of future tracker.
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we could get something later in the evening light shower activity with pops of heavier cells. early sunday most of this over by the coast and we expect sunshine to return after the frontal boundary moves through. matthew looks like it might make landfall along the northern florida coast or georgia or south carolina, skirting the coast with the latest model run, a lot of rain and high wind as that circulates through, florida, georgia and south carolina and north carolina. it's a category 3 currently and expected to stay that way as it moves through jacksonville. category 2 saturday afternoon. we expect it to go toward the about about bahamas but is as tropical
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storm. hurricane nicole, it looks like this storm will generate to a category one and tropical storm as the tries to push up in the vicinity of bermuda the middle of next week. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mostly partly sunny skies, 75. tomorrow, rain in the afternoon, 70. mostly sunny and breezy, sunday, 68 degrees. monday, columbus day we're back to 64 under the sun. 68 on tuesday, more clouds on wednesday, high of 70. shower around on wednesday, doesn't look like a washout. thursday we're back to the sun. >> thank you, david. >> reporter: it is now 5:11. after being delayed earlier this week, new jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on a controversial gas tax. >> a woman withdraws money from a atm and it continues to spit
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commodor barry bridge there live on sky6 live hd. people getting ready to go to work or en route, as we speak. >> let's find out more about that and head over to karen rogers, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we have a good start to our friday. we are looking for a little fog, but we're not seeing much of that. we have a good start to the day. exton, chester county, route 100, no problems coming up from phoenixville or chester springs. we have a downed tree doylestown
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blocking alms house road near birdie lane, stick to bristol road. ben franklin bridge all the area bridges looking good, this is westbound traffic coming into the city. moving nicely, we have light volume. it's early, so we're looking good. let's check the temperatures. it's chilly to start, 40s in a lot of spots. 46 in quakertown. 46 in pottstown, 50 in coatsville. 51 in same time david. 54 in center city. some of the suburbs in new jersey, we're looking at 40s again, 47 in ewing and browns mills. hammonton, 48. 50 in glassboro, yesterday's high, 76. today, 75. good looking friday, partly sunny skies, nice, no weather-related issues impacting your commute you're good to go. >> if you're used to filling up the gas tank in new jersey, head there for a top off.
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new jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on a gas tax hike. it will add 23 cents a gallon in the garden state. it includes a slight roll back in the state sales tax. nobel peace prize goes to columbian president santos for his effort to bring the columbian civil war to an end. it claimed the lives of 26,000 columnians and -- columbian col. a delaware county woman said she went to withdraw $60 at the wells fargo in glenolden on sunday. she said the money came out and deposit slot opened and
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20-dollar bills came out. she collected $380 that was not her's. >> i know what it's like to struggle, i was concerned that somebody else like i said, $380 is not pennies, somebody could use that for god knows what. i wanted to make sure, i would want somebody to do the same for me. >> a spokesman for wells fargo said in part we are indeed grateful to the person who brought this to our attention and returned the excess funds. >> sixers fans watched jolly -- joel embe for the first time on the hard court. the sixers lost in double overtime 125-119. flyers were short-handed
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take. look out. >> reporter: we're looking good, pennsylvania turnpike construction blocking the right lane approaching downtown, all majors in good shape. >> reporter: dressing the kids in the jackets this morning we have temperatures in the 50s, this afternoon looks good. we'll have a fair amount of sunshine, 55 at 7:00 a.m. 74 at 3:00 p.m. high of 75 around 4:00 p.m. it's going to be a good day. at the airport. looking at hopefully all green aircraft. that's what we got. at some points down south including orlando, a lot of rain moving through right now. thanks to the passing hurricane. we have green aircraft, i'm not sure they are flying down there. dallas and fort worth experiencing rain. looks like we'll get rain around here tomorrow. a reminder it will be dry for tomorrow's walk to stamp out parkinsons mlk drive i'm honored to be the honorary chair of that again. the walk starts at 8:30, the
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>> now on "action news," hurricane matthew bears down on florida, the national weather service warning of damage and devastation not seen in decades. >> brand new dozens of philadelphia firefighters leave to the storm zone joining local red cross volunteers who are already there. >> breaking this morning, the nobel committee awards this
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year's peace prize to columbian president santos. >> let's go over to david murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, we're off to a nice start across the region. we have cloud cover welling up from the southern hurricane, to washington out to the west of west virginia. we have a a sunny start and high clouds mixing in later on, but a chilly start. 54 in wilmington, 48 in trenton, 46 in allentown. 63 a little bit better in cape may. as we roll through the day, 55 degrees under the sun at 7:00 a.m. 60 by 10:00 a.m. 66 by noon. fairly bright through the afternoon. 74 by 3:00 p.m. the high will be 75. we'll have to wait until 4:00 p.m. to get there. to wrap up the day at 6:00, 71 degrees that's the 12 hour

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