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good morning, america. breaking news, hurricane matthew hits florida. the eyewall brushes the east coast right now. the deadly storm unleashes its fury overnight. with dangerous winds topping 120 miles an hour. igniting power lines. now fears of life-threatening storm surge and waves up to 25 feet high. >> unfortunately, this will kill people. president obama declaring a state of emergency. more than 3 million people forced to flee from florida to north carolina. >> too risky to stay. >> shelters filling up. airports shutting down. flights canceled and disney world closing for only the fourth time ever. the massive destruction in the caribbean. the death toll soaring
overnight. entire towns leveled. now millions more in its path this morning. david muir, ginger zee and rob marciano and our team all across the storm zone on a special edition of "good morning america." and good morning, america. that hurricane hitting florida right now. let's look at the radar of the eyewall just touching the coast. that's the east coast and look at port canaveral. officials warning high winds could bring structures down. everyone on alert. understandable why. take a live look at cocoa beach. fierce rain and winds there at this hour. here's what we know right now. 3.2 million from florida through the carolinas have been told to evacuate. at least 300,000 people are without power in the state of florida. more than 2,250 u.s. flights canceled today and tomorrow. and take a look at the storm
right now. 350 miles wide. and covers an estimated 280,000 square miles. >> just a massive storm. our team on the ground all across the storm zone. david muir in jacksonville and ginger in the thick of the storm in melbourne, florida. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: i think you're tossing to me, george. the last couple of hours have been wild here in parts of florida. i am, of course, in melbourne. we're in a protected area and have seen gusts up to 80 miles per hour. i wanted to give you an idea. cape canaveral had 107-mile-an-hour giusts and wavs up to 30 feet. each mile makes a huge difference. i have to tell you that we're less than 15 miles from dangerous or even deadly winds and as that approaches areas like daytona beach and eventually jacksonville is what i'm concerned about.
so many on those high wind or hurricane warnings up along the coast. tropical storm watch in effect for tampa. look at the coast to savannah, charleston, that's all in the warning at this hour. let me also take you through the timing. jacksonville gets it tonight at 5:00 p.m. i wanted to leave with this, guys, just a moment ago the winds are only 60 some miles per hour currently, a light just blew off the top of the hotel, debris can still fly at you and be dangerous. please don't go outdoors. we'll be back with a whole lot more. >> you stay safe too, ginger. >> 3 million people have been told to evacuate. this storm, the most devastating to hit jacksonville in 118 years. david muir has more. good morning, david. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. as you heard ginger say, just as we're on the air with "good morning america" this morning the western edge of this eyewall is now brushing land near cape
canaveral and the concern was the kennedy space center. this is the area in jacksonville where they say the biggest threat is the storm surge. they're concerned about it up and down the coast and through the carolinas but right here where i'm standing they're expecting up to 11 feet. we'll show you the dangers on the map of that in a moment. first here this morning the pictures coming in of this hurricane already. hurricane matthew slamming into central florida's coastline. >> unfortunately, this is going to kill people. >> reporter: with wind gusts up to 115 miles per hour. >> kind of almost a whiteout condition. >> reporter: the hurricane eye just a few miles now off cape canaveral. at least ten inches of rain expected. >> you can see the water out here. it's blanketed by this rain now. >> reporter: as over 300,000 are without power at this hour. these transformers exploding in vero beach. supplies dwindling. hotels overbooked. the national guard now standing by. as nervous parents bring their
children to shelters, like this one in jupiter. >> i'm concerned about what's going to happen when the house falls and where we'll go. >> reporter: matthew's path changing planning, even forcing disney world to close its gates for only the fourth time ever in their history. cruise ships docked and thousands traveled with airports empty and more than 3800 flights already canceled here in the u.s. more than 3 million americans now fleeing their homes from florida up to north carolina. fema officials preparing to provide relief with states of emergency now declared in florida, georgia, north carolina and south carolina. the hurricane already devastating the caribbean. running its path through the bahamas. its force ripping the roof right from this home and in haiti, a nation in crisis. at least 122 dead. the coast guard now providing a clearer picture of home after home leveled. and, again, right here from
jacksonville, florida, this morning, this is where meteorologists say be very concerned about the storm surge. you can see the ferocity of the waves whipping up behind me already. take a look at the map this morning and you can see actually see the storm surge threat is up and down the coast but right here in the jacksonville area, 7 to 11 feet and keep in mind that's simply the water above land. that is the surge of water up to 11 feet. that does not account for the waves that are expected to come crashing in as the winds go counterclockwise around the eye of matthew. as you saw 3 million americans evacuated in this storm. 2.5 million schoolchildren home with their families this morning and i want to check in about a half a mile south of where i am right here with abc's eva pilgrim in st. augustine, this morning. eva, what are the conditions? report right now we are seeing the wind and rain pick up. when the gust, big gusts come, they are incredible. i've already lost a hat this is
the second hat. angry this morning, the water. the waves crashing in. there's actually a ten-foot drop right behind me here where the beach erosion has already happened. that's how much beach is already gone. you mentioned the storm surge worried about it here in st. augustine because high tide is in the middle of the afternoon and that's when they're expecting it to be not too far off shore and expect water well over my head in the st. augustine area on the barrier islands. law enforcement went door to door urging people to please get off the island to move further inland. they tell us a lot of people are planning to ride out this storm. those first responders, they have all moved out. they say they are not coming back in until after the hurricane is passed and they feel strongly that it was time for us to move as well to get across that bridge before it's not possible for us to get across that bridge this morning. so we are shortly, very shortly
going to pack up and move to higher ground, david. >> all right, eva pilgrim, about a half hour from where we're standing south of here closer to hurricane matthew this morning and you heard eva talk about the beach erosion they're seeing already and that is the real concern here this morning. the winds they're 115 to 120-mile-per-hour wind gusts, it's more the storm surge, these waves behind me up to 11 feet as i mentioned then the waves crashing in over it. it's a threat that we'll continue to watch. >> thanks very much. we also have our jim dolan from our new york station wabc in daytona beach. jim, we can see the wind and rain right there and hear daytona is a ghost town. >> reporter: george, the wind is just starting to kick up. i can't hear you all that well. we mentioned the wind is kicking up. i don't know what this is, but this steel thing just blew up and almost whacked me in the back a few minutes ago.
there's a lot of that kind of debris getting blown around us and the winds pick up in daytona beach. you can take a look. joe showed me the palm trees which are blowing hard in this wind. we stepped away a little bit from the hotel to give you an idea how hard the rain is falling. again, the muscle of this storm still pretty far south from where we are. but it is coming this way and you're beginning to see some gusts of wind here that are extremely high at cape canaveral seeing gusts up to 100 miles an hour, higher than that there. cape canaveral important because that's where nasa launches spacecraft and so lots of heavy wind there and the rain really picking up now. we're starting to see flooding here and mostly it has been raining much of the night but mostly we are seeing an increase in wind speed. the trees really blowing here in daytona beach. going to get a lot worse over
the next few hours. reporting live from daytona beach where it is really coming down now, i'm jim dolan for abc. >> you can see that, jim. thanks very much. earlier i spoke to florida governor rick scott. governor scott, thanks for joining us. what can you tell us about the impact of matthew right now? >> well, george, it's about halfway up our coast off the coast of cape canaveral. hurricane-force winds up to 107 miles per hour. it's still, you know, it's not day daylight so we don't know where the damage is. we're blessed we haven't had a direct hit but as you know, just the hurricane-force winds, we'll see a lot of storm surge. if you're in jacksonville, you still have an hour or two toee vac wait. our concern is we're going to have up to 12 feet of storm surge and waves on top of that. it will impact rivers, not just the coast so we've got to be very careful about all the flooding we'll see and often as you know the flooding comes
after the fact but this comes with the storm surge it'll come in fast and leave fast so that's why i saw with the hurricane we recently had in the panhandle the water comes in fast and goes out very fast and it can till you. >> that storm surge still is dangerous. is it fair to say your state has been spared the worst. >> i have never seen anything like this. we have people in our shelters. fortunately, no traffic issues. no shortages but we have probably less than a quarter of a thousand people without power. they're starting to restore it and in ft. lauderdale so still assessing the damage, though, george. >> and as you say going forward you're concerned about more flooding in the coast and inland. what things you brace for right now? >> well, the biggest thing right now especially going north we're going to see a lot more storm surge than we've seen in the southern or middle part of the state. that's my biggest concern right now and my concern all along has been did everyone take this seriously and evacuate?
if you're in jacksonville you still have an hour or so to evacuate so do it if you have a chance to evacuate. i don't want anybody to be around the storm surge. i watched in the peninsula get ten feet of storm surge. >> planning ahead has made a difference. >> we had evacuation orders for 1.5 million people to move west of the state and we have plenty pre-positioned and called up 3,500 members of the national guard and high water vehicles, food, water. so we're ready to deal with this and we'll work in the aftermath. we already have 400,000 people without power. >> one final question, the state of south carolina has extended voter registration because so many lives have been disrupted. why won't you do that? >> look, we have -- we've had plenty of time to register. look, this is politics. i mean, right now i'm focused on getting -- i'm getting this
done. i'm focused on saving everybody's life. the biggest issue for me i want everybody to survive this. >> governor scott, thanks for joining us this morning. >> all right. see you, george. >> and those high winds are also causing a lot of problems already in west palm beach florida where gio benitez is. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, michael. good morning. we are on the back end of that storm so we're still getting a little bit of that wind but want to show thaw overnight power of the storm as we pull out here just so you can compare the size of this dri to me. we're talking about a tree that's at least three stories tall. it was just uprooted right out of the ground. the good news, nobody was here. people were indoors. they were protected. they were safe. nobody was hurt here. but i got to tell you the power outage is a big issue. we learned we've seen more than 350,000 power outages in the state of florida. no doubt as that storm just
continues up the coast, we're going to probably see even more of these power outages. but right now there's -- this collective sigh of relief here in palm beach, one lieutenant telling us we prepared, we prayed and we were spared. michael. >> thank goodness for that thank you, gio. up to north carolina now. the white house is tracking the storm with president obama warning in a tweet hurricane matthew is as serious as it gets. listen to local officials, prepare, take care of each other. rob marciano in the low country of charleston, south carolina, where they are preparing for floods. good morning, rob. >> reporter: this boardwalk, this park typically filled with people walking their dog, taking a jog nearly empty. the governor calling for more evacuation and opening more routes for those left, it might be go time. this morning time is running out for more than 1 million up and down the south carolina coastline. >> we need to be safe and get out of there.
>> reporter: with hurricane matthew's powerful eyewall on track to slam at shores southern state license plates are heading into north carolina. >> we are concerned. we took in everything before we left. >> reporter: many fleeing to find hotels are booked up. the reverse highway lanes will last as long as necessary providing an escape from coastal towns leading to safe havens like this american red cross shelter. >> we are preparing for as many as 4,000 we can house in this facility. >> reporter: at least 300 school buses sheltering them and 1900 national guard troops are at the ready but officials are concerned too many have decided to stay put and ride out the storm. by thursday morning, only 175,000 people had evacuated. >> there is no excuse to risk your life. >> reporter: a risk some residents seem prepared to take.
>> we have decided to take because our home, our businesses are here. >> reporter: the catalan knows are waiting and watching. >> we need more information. we're not ready yet. >> reporter: well, they may be leaving today because the more information is that that track is likely to come closer to the official forecast now bringing that storm closer to georgia and the carolina coastline and by this time tomorrow, we could be experiencing a direct hit here. michael. >> all right, thank you, rob. and matthew is also causing a lot of problems at airports this morning and abc's david kerley has more on that. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, michael. moving to safety and the number of cancellation growing, even here in washington, d.c. seeing some flights canceled. already for tomorrow, flights are being canceled. take today and tomorrow more than 2200 flights canceled. in the past few days, hurricane matthew has led to the cancellation of nearly 4,000 flights and take a look at this. we don't see this often. this is flight radar data.
watch the skies over florida just empty as all the aircraft are flown away from the hurricane and picture from miami airport shows terminals empty. not an aircraft on the ground. here's what american wants to do, they hope to start getting flights in there sometime later this morning and maybe some departures this afternoon, it depends on how much damage there's been at the airport and whether the winds remain, guys. so it's going to take really the weekend to get the system back on schedule. >> all right, david, thank you. matthew, affecting so many people but right now impacting florida the most so let's go back to ginger in melbourne, florida, with the latest, ginger, good morning. >> it is very scary in moments because our hotel was with power, lost it, a light perilously hanging exploded and fell off and blew off. a lot going on. the storm passes something to remember. i want to take you to through the track let's look at it,
along the cost it goes, just like rob said hugging closer to places like savannah and charleston. jacksonville gets it later this evening, and wilmington off the coast later sunday and monday out as a tropical storm in parts of the atlantic. look at the winds, as i'm standing in these ridiculous winds. hurricane force near jacksonville. timing, 9:00 p.m., savannah, charleston is in there, too. tropical storm for the purposes or severe close to wilmington. big wishes we'll talk about in a moment. for now we'll get to the weekend getaways brought to you by pet co.
>> reporter: good morning everyone, david murphy here with your update from accuweather. the hurricane well to the south. we have tranquil weather with light winds. as we look outside, lots of sunshine coming up over south jersey as you look across the delaware river we have tranquil water and light winds partly sunny to mostly sunny, nice, 75 degrees is the forecast high. we'll have showers tomorrow afternoon. we expect to get sunny skies back sunday afternoon. not put ourselves in danger but cover the storm throughout the show. >> that is good to hear. thanks. coming up we'll be live all morning with the latest on hurricane matthew.
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>> reporter: not a cloud in sight over the terrace this morning. lots of sun coming up. cool, though, 54 in philadelphia. 48 in allentown. this afternoon a nice one, partly so mostly sunny skies, high of 75. tomorrow, more clouds and there could showers around in the afternoon in particular. a high of 70. and then sunshine returning gradual as we go through the day on sunday. 68. monday, we got columbus day, sunny, 64. a little cool, 68 partly sunny on tuesday as yom kippur arrives. the next chance of showers would be wednesday, matthew. >> the philadelphia parking authority will fine any uber
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new oikos yogurt drink. be unstoppably you. welcome back to "gma." all eyes on florida this morning, that is port canaveral, lots of damage there from the wind, just two miles from cape canaveral and authorities concerned about the high winds there, as well. so many structures there that could be damaged by those winds. daytona beach, a ghost town as the storm is hitting. rain all across the state. >> yeah, now st. augustine, major fears there as it moves up the coast. a real concern about storm surge. more than 3 million people have been told to evacuate from florida through the carolinas as the eyewall slams the east coast. ginger is in melbourne, florida, we've been with her all morning long right in hurricane matthew's path. ginger. >> yeah, hurricane matthew is obviously very close to us here. we're seeing gusts up to around
60 miles per hour in melbourne. but the eye of that storm is dangerously close to the coast. here's what i want to show ow. it is moving west at 14 miles per hour. an update from the national hurricane center is within the half hour to tell us whether it drops to a category 2 or not. even if it does, it doesn't matter. it will still do considerable damage at the coast anywhere that comes in contact with that dark color. here i wanted to show you the path and rpm, the futurecast. the stuff at jacksonville, a crucial time where the heaviest rains are starting to fall and brunswick and charleston and more of that friday night early saturday, saturday day through sunday moving across the state line from south carolina into north carolina. and a quick look at the path. i want to emphasize, it is within that comb that you can see more than tropical storm
force winds. i'll update you throughout the morning. >> ginger, you are getting blown around. what can you tell us about the path further out? there has been concern that the storm might double back on florida next week? >> yeah, yeah, the computer models kept trying to turn it back around. everyone was saying, oh, my gosh and has happened in history, it's not unprecedented but as of this morning it looks like it will just sit out in the ocean and then hopefully dissipate so looking much weaker and looks like it would not target again. if it does, we will here telling you about it. >> you can see the winds have picked up since the last time we talked to her. back to david muir in jacksonville, florida, where the hurricane's winds could be catastrophic. david, what are you seeing right now? >> hey, michael, a rapid intensification just within the last 30 minutes right here in jacksonville and as you heard ginger talk -- [ no audio]
>> they're expecting up to 120-mile-per-hour gusts, but the real concern here is the storm surge. you can see the waves picking up behind me expecting between 7 and 11 feet storm surge. that's just water on top of land. that doesn't take into account that it could happen at high tide when the pressure drops here and the winds going counterclockwise bring it right on to land. in addition to that 11-foot storm surge you'll have the waves crashing on to land behind it. sort of put it in perspective. back during super storm sandy we were dealing with a storm surge of nine feet, they expecting up to 11 feet in jacksonville which is why there's such concern and warnings and watches all the way up through the carolinas. >> thanks so much. that's why evacuations are so important. still time for so many to get out. take a look at this. storm chasers flying right into the eye of hurricane matthew and
just moments ago i spoke with rick knabb, the director of the national hurricane center for more on the storm. good morning, rick. with what we know about matthew's path. tell us what kind of damage you're expecting to see. >> i am most concerned about what the water could do, not just in terms of damage to structures, but threatening people's lives. this is a big, major hurricane that is just offshore and it is fully capable of producing life-threatening storm surge and if you are in an area that emergency managers have told you to evacuate and are telling you there's still time to go you absolutely have to go now. your life could depend on it and worried about the inland flooding that could not only cause flooding of structures but if people are on the roads in the wrong spots inland flooding can take live, as well. >> rick, listening to you and meteorologists over the past 24 hours this is the strongest language i've heard in a very long time in terms of getting people to evacuate. tell us why. >> i use some words yesterday i
haven't used in a long time in talking about the scenario unfolding how scary it is and how potentially disastrous this could be because when you have a hurricane that's not only impacting individual locations but the scope of the disaster that could unfold here, affecting so many community, so many states is what we're so concerned about and because we know from hurricane history that water takes nine out of ten lives in landfalling u.s. tropical systems is why we're urging people to heed the evacuation instructions and if you're in mobile homes and telling you to evacuate because of the wind threat you need to heed those evacuation instruction, as well, not just about the wind, about the deadly aspects of water. >> in fact, florida has not seen this type of storm in over a decade. jacksonville in more than 100 years. is it fair to say this is a history-making storm. >> absolutely. matthew's going to write some history. the key here is that you don't want to be a part of it.
i don't want to be writing a report from the national hurricane center that totals up the fatalities and air one of them. that's the part of history we can still control? we can see what's happening to florida right now. what can folks in north carolina, south carolina and georgia expect. >> bottom line, there is a little bit of time in georgia and south carolina to get out because storm surge and inland flooding, water is going to be the main concern that threatens lives. >> all right, rick knabb, thank you so much for that very important information. and in the caribbean a scene of destruction already. hundreds of people have been killed, emergency efforts are under way there at this hour and alex perez is in the bahamas where they are feeling the aftermath of the hurricane this morning. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, amy. after a nearly 24-hour downpour, the rain here has finally stopped as streets are flooded and trees down everywhere and process of assessing damage just beginning.
hurricane matthew lashing the bahamas overnight. the then powerful category 4 storm roaring through nassau leaving behind a trail of destruction. the violence, 145-mile-per-hour winds, sending debris flying. tearing rooftops off houses. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> reporter: toppling tree, power line, even ripping the side of this hotel. the storm surge so powerful boats sent smashing on to shore. more than 3,000 tourists on this popular island destination seeking shelter in hotel conference room, anything to protect them from this deadly hurricane. now, residents picking up the pieces, still assessing the damage, thousands still without power. but before hurricane matthew pounded the bahamas, it left behind a dire humanitarian crisis in haiti. across the country, reports of coastal flooding and demolished roads. this morning the coast guard providing a clear picture of the damage hurricane matthew left in its path, crews conducting the
first post-storm assessments over haiti. you can see home after home leveled. the united nations moving in helping residents salvage what they can, 21,000 people now living in shelters. while officials fear there are at least 350,000 in need of immediate assistance. some government officials in haiti saying at least 280 people have died. that number is expected to grow. and it's still unclear when the airport here in nassau will re-open. the long process of cleaning up just starting here. amy. >> all right, alex perez, horrific images. coming up, hurricane matthew taking center stage on the campaign trail. donald trump and hillary clinton shutting down their operations in florida, how this storm could shape the election. next. we asked people to write down the things they love to do most on these balloons.
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hurricane matthew hitting florida right there. also taking center stage in the race for the white house. just 32 days until the final vote and candidate as dressing the storm as they gear for that debate sunday. the stakes high for donald trump. he has fallen behind in the polls and abc's tom llamas has been with him from the start. good morning. tom. >> reporter: both deep in debate prep but keeping tabs on hurricane matthew and trump denying an event he had in new hampshire was a practice run for sunday but it sure looked like one. overnight, donald trump issuing his own hurricane warning. >> it looks like it's a big one and it's going to be a bad one. >> reporter: trump also concerned because of his personal connection. >> we have a lot of friends in florida. a lot of buildings, a lot of investments in florida. a lot of great employees in florida. >> reporter: both the trump and clinton campaigns shutting down offices in florida. clinton tweeting tips from fema on evacuating posting hurricane matthew is a major storm. i urge everyone to follow emergency instructions and
evacuate if you're told to. but as they watch the storm both candidates are preparing for sunday's big debate. >> this has nothing to do with sunday. and it's like they make you into a child. >> reporter: in new hampshire trump insisting he was not practicing for sunday's debate. even though he was hosting a town hall the same format has sunday's's debate complete with a countdown clock timing his answers. >> forget debate prep. give me a break. do you really think hillary clinton is debate prepping for three or four days. hillary clinton is resting. >> reporter: but if this was a warm-up, the rules were very lax. the questions mostly softballs. and the event, invite only. and about that timer -- >> i have a clock down on the floor there that says two minutes. >> okay. >> now, do you want me to call you when it goes over two minutes. >> i'll tell you what, if i'm doing well, don't call me. if i'm answering the question
poorly, please call me immediately. in fact, you could go in 30 seconds you could do it, all right? >> all right. >> i think the rules will be tougher with martha. now, because of hurricane matthew the clinton campaign had hoped florida would extend voter registration deadline which is next tuesday but florida governor rick scott says he's not extending it because, quote, people have had time to register. >> he said this is all politics but extended them in south carolina ahead of the storm. jon karl right now, jesse palmer, there is concern in the clinton camp bullish about early voting in the carolinas and florida that this might have an impact. >> absolutely, george. we have seen in the past how close races can be in florida. every single vote counts. so the clinton team has asked for that extension on voter registration and think there are tens of thousands more who would register between now and october 11th. some may be prevented because of
the storm and also believe this could have an effect on early voteing. >> we saw donald trump at that town meeting. he's also signaling that he could be focusing a lot more on policy than the personal attacks on sunday. at least that's what he's saying now. >> reporter: he has said directly in an e-mail statement to page 6 of "the new york post." he does not intend to get personal regarding bill clinton's past infidelities. that he wants to focus on the issues. i know that's what his team is saying as well. the thing is as we've seen with donald trump we don't know what's going to happen during the cost of that 90-minute debate. >> we know he needs a powerful performance. >> he absolutely needs to change the trajectory of this race. if you look, george, at virtu virtually every poll, national polls and the polls in of the key states he has lost ground since that last debate. that last debate was not good for him. he needs to change this. if the trajectory stays the same hillary clinton wins this
election. >> jon karl, thanks very much. i know you'll be in st. louis sunday night. our martha raddatz, one of the co-moderators on sunday night as well and i'll anchor our live coverage at 9:00 eastern. coming up here, hurricane matthew pounding the east coast. millions are racing to estate. you see the winds. advice on how to 3r0e text your home and family from the storm surge.
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water. we've got three rivers and a harbor that kind of converge on charleston so very susceptible to storm surge. thoughts for you on what you should do and where you should be when the storm hits. this is where you do not want to be as hurricane matthew strikes. overnight the storm's rage sparking this dangerous electrical explosion. as matthew pounds the coast of florida. these renderings a preview of what the damage could look like in cape canaveral, the main concern, storm surge which could get as high as 11 feet and those surging parties posing a life-threatening risk, ginger zee explains. >> say you're inside a home at the coast. this is what it may look like. the water approaching quickly and viciously entering your home and climbing up the walls and when storm surge combines with high tide the rapid rise in water can be devastating. may think it's the high winds but storm surge is actually the greatest threat to life and
property from a hurricane. >> reporter: that's why more than 3 million were told to evacuate the coast. >> to have someone drive by this morning and say, you have to leave and there's going to be a 20-foot wall of water in your house was pretty scary. >> reporter: as the storm makes its way up the east coast another big threat flying debris. watch this lab simulation of a piece of wood thrown at hurricane force. experts say you can protect your home and your family by boarding those windows up with plywood or installing impact resistant glass. so we have the storm surge, the wind but also like dr. knabb said we have to deal with inland flooding and nine out of ten deaths in hurricanes are from the wear, not just the storm surge but the rainfall and that combination especially in georgia and south carolina is going to be potentially deadly because this is where the rainfall is really going to be squeezed out as we have kind of a front and the jet stream that
will interact with matthew so we expect to see over ten inches of rainfall in this area in the next 24 to even 48 hours so that will rise the rivers that all funnel down here and you've got that onshore flow and the way the coastline is shaped kind of a pocket there and this wind will pile up and bulldoze that storm surge so 7 to 11 feet potentially and more than that. so dangerous situation going to be unfolding here in the next 24 to 36 hours. i'll toss it back to you. amy, you are familiar with this area. i have never seen charleston this guess lated. practically nobody there. >> that's a good thing. my elevation on my house was nine. talk about those storm social medias and what can happen and ginger showed it so well so etch, get out while you still can and rob, thank you very much. coming up next in our next hour much more on hurricane matthews it as it strikes florida and up the coast. our team and ginger is here covering it all. stay with us.
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>> hi everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, 7:56 friday, october 7. let's get you started with traffic with karen rogers. >> reporter: matt, the delays have gotten worse on route 55. all through gloucester county you're traveling, 4, 5 miles per hour. there's an overturned vehicle blocking the right lane. you can see how jam it is. with more emergency workers coming we're jammed from 322 to delsea drive. route 11 trolley westbound 30 minute delays, paoli thorndale line we have a 30 minute delay. and norristown line one train that's 20 minute delays. watch for that. the cancellation of amtrak services that go down south in the path of the hurricane. the schuylkill expressway approaching belmont jammed 32 minute ride westbound between the vine and blue route, matt.
>> seeing shadows from sunshine along the road. there's a live picture of the sky and center city philadelphia. david murphy has the forecast. every now and then somebody has high cloud cover, but not much of anything here the sun on the terrace. in the upper 40s in trenton and allentown. this afternoon, mostly to partly sunny skies, high of 75. tomorrow, cloudy, in the afternoon showers, 70 is the high. we expect the return of sunny skies by sunday afternoon high of 68. sunny and cool on columbus day, 64. 68 as we welcome yom kippur on tuesday and partly sunny skies there. matt. >> thank you, david. the philadelphia parking authority will start enforce ago ban on ride sharing services in the city today. a philadelphia judge ordered uber lyfte to cease and desist. drivers could face 1,000-dollar
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. right now happy barrels into florida. the eyewall slams into the coast, extreme wind warnings, more than 120 miles an hour. fears of life-threatening storm surges. >> unfortunately, this will kill people. >> the carolinas could be facing the worst flooding in straight history. our team coverage from the storm zone. the news anchor who died suddenly. a ticking time body if her body. the health issues she never knew she had. and she's pitch perfect. anna kendrick here live in times square. and she's here to say -- >> good morning, america. >> kind of a fierce good morning from anna kendrick right there. >> i like that. a lot to get to. of course, we are tracking
hurricane matthew right now. our team on the ground. >> that's right. you're looking live at jacksonville, florida. you can see that weather moving in. they are bracing for what could be the most devastating storm to hit that area in 118 year. >> that's right, amy. here's what we know. 3.2 million people have been told to evacuate. in florida at least 300,000 are without power and more than 2200 flights have been canceled today and tomorrow. >> so many of you at home are asking how you can help. we'll have more on the massive effort to take care of those on the coast and what you should do if you're in a storm zone, all that coming up just ahead. david muir is leading our coverage from jacksonville. the storm is heading your way, david. >> reporter: hey, george, no question the bands are intensifying. the waves behind me, much closer to us than they were when we came on the here with "gma" at 7:00 a.m. and this is the concern in jacksonville talking about it for a good 24 hours
now, not just the wind, they're expecting wind gusts up to 120, 125 miles per hour here but it's the water. the storm surge up to 7 to 11 feet and keep in mind during superstorm san day, that was nine feet. this could be 11 feet water on top of land there. they're expecting catastrophic damage. it's also going to happen at high tide so you'll combine those forces and we could really see something here quite historic, in fact, fema just moments ago craig fugate telling us he wants people in central florida to take this extremely seriously. take a listen. >> people look at the wind too much and so they'll say, hey, this wasn't that bad in south florida, just power outages and trees down. must not be too bad. this is still a very dangerous situation to be played out with storm surge and that is our biggest concern right now. the hurricane force winds will do what they'll do. they'll knock power and out and do structural damage but the big risk is storm surge in a part of
the country that hasn't seen it since the late 1800s to the degree we'll see it with this storm. >> reporter: not since the late 1800s and heard him say it right there. because of the low-lying area we're here in jacksonville there are a number of bridges and authorities have been warning families who live here to get out. likely too late. those bridges will be closing soon because they really do fear, george, that the water coming in with this storm surge will be like something they haven't seen as you heard there in 100 years in jacksonville. >> okay, david, i know you'll be on the scene for "world news tonight" and ginger is in melbourne, florida, with the latest on its path and impact. >> we are on the southwest side of that storm already so it has passed just way too close for comfort but fortunately the eyewall stay add wray from here. look at it on the map on top of cape canaveral and reported gusts of 97 to 107 miles per hour. as it moves it is still a
category 3 at last update. 120-mile-per-hour max sustained winds. it will hug along the coast and i loved what that david was talking about with the storm surge, so true. don't just worry about the wind. you can see it there. saturday night into sunday as it finally makes its way off back into the atlantic. timing out the quick look at those hurricane force winds so important to note too, jacksonville will feel it later this afternoon and evening and goes into georgia, south carolina, through the day tomorrow and again all the of us say good-bye to it by monday. >> we have a lot of hours before monday, though. ginger, looks like that wind is whipping you around there. >> yeah, this -- we get it in waves. that 'for sure because it'll go calm and come right back at us. seeing sustained winds easily 50 to 60 miles per hour at point. >> to paula faris with more headlines from the storm. we want to continue our coverage of matthew. we are seeing more powerful images of the destruction hurricane matthew left behind in the caribbean. entire neighborhoods in haiti have been washed away or blown
away. the death toll there is approaching 300, however, that number is expected to rise as relief workers reach more areas. and in the bahamas winds topping 120 miles per hour peeled the roof off of this house. despite that extensive damage, no casualties have been reported. authorities from florida to the carolinas asifed complaints about price gouging. there are reports of gas stations charging more than $6 per gallon and some stores have reportedly charged more than $30 for a case of bottled water. and as the hurricane approaches donald trump and hillary clinton shut down their campaign offices in florida and both are off the campaign trail to prep for sunday's debate. trump held a town hall in new hampshire, however, he denies it was any form of practice for sunday. and in other news, the nobel peace prize winner has been announced. the president of colombia is being honored for brokering
peace with rebels ending a 50-year civil war even though voters rejected his peace deal. and one week after that deadly train crash in new jersey the wreckage has been towed from the terminal in hoboken. just before the crash, the train suddenly accelerated. they are trying to figure out exactly why. the ceo of the website critics called the world's top online brothel has been charged with sex tracking. backpage.com's ceo karl ferrer is accused of forcing adults and children into prostitution through ads for escorts. if convicted, ferrer could face 20 years in prison. finally on this friday, after pressure from people on social media, the man who threw that beer can at a ball player this past week surrendered. he fled the stadium after throwing the can but turned himself in after a picture in the stands made the rounds online. we have just discovered the only cruel canadian to ever exist
because every canadian i've ever met is lovely. >> that picture like, just write guilty across his face. he was like choops. >> the power of social media put to good. >> thanks very much. "pop news" time. >> thank you so much. george. happy friday, everybody. we'll begin with some bruno mars news. love that guy and happy to report he is back with brand-new music today. four years after his last release this time called "24 carat magic." i bet it is. the grammy winning singer revealing the track's title on twitter saying coming this friday to a speaker near you. the king"uptown funk" his third album is complete and will be released november 18th. get ready for the download as you may recall, bruno's 2012 unorthodox jukebox was a runaway hit climbing to number one on the billboard 00. who is a bruin foe fan? he just wants to make you want to roll. >> prince and michael jackson all rolled into one. >> he dances, everything. very talented.
>> come on "gma." will you. also in "pop news" this morning, more music buzz. jennifer lopez has an all new spanish album in the works and happy surprise, she's called on her exmarc anthony to executive produce. the first single set for a november release. it's her first spanish project in a decade and looking forward to this new musical journey to celebrate her latin roots with marc. he is adding he is looking forward to being part of her musical legacy. sounds like neither is looking back anymore. only good things ahead. >> worked together a few times. >> i love it. she is a talented lady. all that music today, i guess. finally, a little mix here. musician, art collector, eric clapton doing a little fall cleanout. you know, though, his get rid of pile looks a little different than most of ours. one thing in that pile an abstract painting by german artist gear hart richter bought it 15 years ago and christie's will auction it off in an art
sale. the painting is seven feet tall. he bought it for $3.2 million and in my biz we call it bundle. he bought that with two other pieces for 3.2 million and they're expected that he'll get around 20 million for that one piece. >> yeah. good eye. >> yes. another artist with -- another muse cat artist with a great eye was the legendary david bowie. his collection of art including museum quality paintings by the likes of jean martial basquiat at sotheby's expected to go for $4.7 million. the cool factor of owning a piece of bowie's art, priceless. >> because they owned it, i wonder if that adds. >> basquiat hangs in moma. museum of modern art.
all vying for that one piece. do you think i get excited about this stuff? she's ready to bid. with michael's paddle. >> yeah, right. yeah, you're in trouble. >> back to the storm zone. the latest on hurricane matthew. what you can do to help. then the silent killer. the health issue you may not know you have. dr. ashton is here with all the warning signs. we'll be right back. but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three-quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement™, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. with liberty mutual new car replacement™, we'll replace the full value of your car. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. ♪
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of this advertising. that is lisa colagrossi here in new york before she died unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm. and now her husband is doing everything he can to prevent that from happening to others. it already saved one woman's life. >> remarkable story. 30,000 in the u.s. suffer from a brain aneurysm rupture each year and half of those are fatal. that's what happened to colagrossi and now her husband is working to make sure that
others recognize the warning signs that his wife missed. >> now we're starting to see more closures than delays. >> reporter: like so many women, lisa colagrossi was always on the go, a deadline-driven new york city reporter, wife and mom to two boys. >> her family meant everything to her. >> reporter: last year colagrossi began suffering terrible headaches, but put off going to the doctor. >> i stopped and said, don't you think we should go get those checked shch ed checked? i don't have time, she said. >> reporter: what she didn't know those were symptoms of a ticking time bomb. a brain aneurysm. then moments after finishing a live shot one morning last march, colagrossi collapsed. >> i got a call from one of the top neurosurgeons saying that they had my wife and weren't sure why. >> reporter: her brain aneurysm ruptured leading to a massive brain hemorrhage. colagrossi did not survive.
now her husband todd is working tirelessly to save others starting the lisa colagrossi foundation dedicated to teaching the signs and symptoms of brain aneurysm starting with this inaugural gala and it is working. >> i had completed working out and on my way home i experienced a sudden, very sudden headache. >> reporter: after hearing todd tell lisa's story on a radio broadcast chris's sister immediately called her. >> and then that afternoon i just went into the emergency room and nine hours later i went home with this diagnosis. >> reporter: turns out chris did have an aneurysm. todd's warning saved her life. >> i'm good. >> reporter: last week they met for the very first time. >> that's a real credit to, you know, my loving and beautiful wife that angela heard my story and chris can be counted as a survivor and is here today. >> such important work. the foundation will be releasing
a psa soon featuring whoopi goldberg whose brother died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm and created a lot of resources about this. the lisa colagrossi foundation and people can find it online. >> more on this from dr. jen ashton and, boy, let's begin with the basics. what is an aneurysm? why are they so danger just. >> if you think about the artery, blood vessels, you can get it anywhere in the body. this would be a normal blood vessel. an aneurysm is a bulging in one part of it and since the arterial blood flow is under high pressure that can start to leak and represent tur which can be fatal. the good news is that many people have these and they don't rupture. >> but so heartbreaking to see lisa had the warning signs. >> what people need to understand the classic one is a sudden severe headache. in medicine we call it the worst headache of life and those are the words someone should use if they present to the emergency room then you can have sudden
nausea and vomiting and sudden blurry vision and sudden drooping of the eyelid. lots more symptoms. if you think they overlap with stroke, that's correct. the bottom line, the response should be the same. call 911. get to a emergency room. do not ignore, delay or deny. >> how about the underlying risk factors. >> some people are born with increased risk factors. other things are under our control. things like smoking, uncontrolled high blood pressure. excessive alcohol consumption or drug abuse. lisa didn't have any of those and a lot don't but the awareness can be sa"save it for rainy day" ing. >> s thcoming up more on hurric matthew. it is moving up the coast right now. we'll what you have could do if you're in the storm zone and what viewers across the country can do to help.
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12 million people are bracing for the storm. overnight twitter exploding with the #pray for florida urging those on the front lines to take the storm seriously. the ominous clouds looming over the sunshine stated, one woman saying she is expecting the worst and praying for the best. another major concern, where do the evacuees go? dispoo. >> we're trying to accommodate everybody. >> a north carolina hotel said her hotel is full. >> we're trying to get the people in from the coast. >> air bnb offering free stays
across florida, georgia and south carolina. >> we have people getting involved in the tremblings is what we do. >> reporter: on the ground, volunteers are getting ready to jump in. >> we're hoping that folks step up to help the victims of hurricane matthew. if you want to donate your time, there are chapters doing just in time training we're teaching folks how to shelter residents in the red cross shelter so you have that expertise so you can help in your local commute. >> reporter: i have to say it's cool people are concerned about pets in this situation, this hotel we were in has as many pets as it did people. great to see that folks kept them and the hotels let the pets in there. i want to do a check on the
storm. the next ingredient is storm surge. areas north of us could see 7 to 11 feet of storm surgeon top of the winds, the heavy -- surge on top of the winds and the heavy rains. well get a check of the local weather. >> reporter: probably a good move there, ginger. we have nothing on storm tracker 6 live double scan in the way of precipitation this morning. as we take a look outside, plenty of sunshine, just a few crowds, chilly with temperatures in the 50s. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we're going for a warm high of 75 with partly so mostly sunny i skies. tomorrow, clouds and showers in the afternoon. high of 70. we expect to return to sunny skies on sunday, 68. back to 64 on columbus day. hurw throughout the morning here on abc news and coming up, one of the top design bloggers being
friday be october 7. i'm matt o'donnell. it is friday, karen rogers is taking requests, we'll throw the blue route at you today. >> reporter: why not i'll take requests. overall the commute went downhill in a big way. we have an accident on the the blue route involving a truck there's one partially block the ramp, blue route westbound. major highway, 309 southbound the off-ramp to butler pike. on the shoulder, but impacting traffic on the ramp. let's go back to the blue route. we have a multi-vehicle accident blue route northbound at mcdade boulevard. you see how heavy traffic is in this area.
i-95 southbound in the center lane, at cottman, 28 miles per hour crawling along. route 55 an overturned vehicle, a mess everywhere. >> at least the weather is nice right now. let's turn to meteorologist david murphy. >> reporter: lots of sunshine up over the horizon. a little bit on the cool side. 57 degrees in philadelphia. upper 40s in trenton and allentown. this afternoon, 75 degrees with partly to mostly sunny skies, nice. tomorrow cloudy showers arriving especially during the afternoon. it won't be raining all the time, but the afternoon damp, 70 degrees the high there. sunday we expect to return to mostly sunny skies and breezy conditions with a cooler high of 6. on columbus day monday, sunny and cool, 64 degrees. tuesday, sunny, 68 as we welcome yom kippur. cooler on wednesday, wednesday we expect showers. >> firefighters are heading to
♪ nice happy friday crowd here. good morning, america. great audience as always. we have an extra, extra special guest. >> yes, we do. my mommy is here. which means i have to behave. >> yeah, not really. she doesn't have to behave, right? >> she never does. >> yeah. i'll pretend you. hi, mom. i love you. should we get to our combo. >> amy and a have been talking about something. people waste a lot of time without even knowing about it. >> i'm going to say something that i do. i'm going to be full disclosure. how many of you have wasted an entire night like i have just watching trailers and never actually picking the movie or show you're going to watch.
anyone? [ applause ] in fact, i'm so bad my kids will say you've watched that trailer like three times now. >> ours is exactly the opposite. sitting on the couch and the girls will go through eight, nine, trailers, i say, just pick anything. >> according to a new study this is hilarious we spend 19 minutes watching trailers before we actually pick something and if you look at that in its entirety how much time we're wasting watching trailers, americans by the way spend 24 minutes. that was a global thing adds up to six days a year. >> every single day. >> i'm more focused. i sort of turn it on knowing there's something i want to watch. i get right to it. >> sometimes when you don't know -- i'm guilty of that looking at trailers. i like parts of it. yes, this is the one and the scene comes on and i'm like, nah, that ain't it. if you spend 24 minutes on average, by the time you cut the commercials out of everything, the show is only 20 something
mens. >> i actually spend so much time doing it it's time to go to bed. >> we have a table divide here. >> we do. we do. >> one of those things, pick it, know it. >> and stick it. >> behave. your mom is here. >> that wasn't even me. trust me, you'll know. so i want to talk to about the word fiance. what's your feeling on it? do you like the word? does it bother you. >> it's kind of elegant. >> it feels a little pompous. >> this is my fiance. >> i like when you say fiance but when you say fiance, that's a little different. >> makes sense. fiance. well, a lot of people are saying -- "the new york times" article is saying many, many people in this generation are less concerned with labels and, in fact, consider the word to be exactly that, pompous and so they're suggesting a new label is needed and so i'm wondering what would you -- >> this is the guy i'm going to marry. >> partner or perhaps -- yeah,
just a description. this is the man i love or this is the woman that i love. >> sounds like you're not going to marry. >> i would agree with that. i don't know why but apparently the millennial generation -- >> it's brag by. >> this is my dude. like what are you supposed to say? what other word is -- what is another word for fiance? >> well, my betrothed. that's even more pompous. >> my betrothed. >> no words are needed. >> i don't -- >> this is my lover. >> ooh. >> lover? again, might not be getting married but how is it braggy. >> a status thing. look at my ring, this is my fiance. it all sounds so important. >> please don't say look at my ring. that is part of what this generation just does not like. they're more of an understated -- >> i saw one where they said don't complain about how heavy
it is on your hand. >> that's a good one. >> if you are a man our advice to men from george and i because we think the same, george. >> always. [ laughter ] >> always. >> you guys are like -- >> separated at birth. >> if you do get engaged and she is with you and you introduce her you better say fiancee. do not -- >> don't worry about this article. >> michael, if i get engaged now i'm in a lot more trouble than that. >> yeah, she's at an elevated level. someone is at an elevated level. so talented and this is -- i'm not bringing -- i'm bringing someone to the table, okay. this is not just someone, this is everybody. this is the star of "pitch perfect," actress and singing sensation, anna kendrick, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> hello again. >> mwah.
>> hello. how are you? >> good to see you. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you guys so much for having me. oh, my god. fancy. i really do. i feel like i can make some digs. >> i feel like -- >> this news in -- the new word for fiance is the guy i'm currently test driving. >> see, you say what i think. we too are separated at birth. >> so many cards. >> the cards make you feel official. these are facts i'm reading off a card. it's a fact. >> what is a fact is that you in the new movie "the accountant" and you play -- yes, great movie by the way. >> thank you, one person. >> one person. well, they haven't even seen it. but it is -- you play an accountant in the movie but i heard your -- >> my mom is an accountant and i sent her the script. it's frowned upon.
you have to explain all of this to me. she's like a math whiz and been working as an account apartment for her whole life and explaining all the financial aspects because it's really kind of a puzzle and you don't have to like be a math whiz to follow the movie i thought i should kind of know what they mean and the second i was done, that's gone forever. farewell. thank you. but she was also excited because she -- there's all these like jokes about how account apartments are boring and so she was like, this is like a sexy accountant movie. it is like intrigue and like, you know, fights and it's very exciting. >> that's what i see when i go see my account apartment. intrigue. in the movie your character's dad inspired her to be an accountant, pocket protector and all. we'll take a look at a clip. >> i have a pocket protector. >> that's a nice one. i mean his was dorky. yours is nice.
but he convinced me to go into the feel because i was at the art institute of chicago but art doesn't pay the mortgage. art doesn't pay the mortgage, young lady. dad's tastes ran more to dogs playing poker. >> i like dogs playing poker. >> wow. [ cheers and applause ] >> so awkward. i know. i know. it's such a serious movie. it's like there's action and there's all these elms and then, of course i come & i'll be jerky and awkward. >> fun part to play. >> i had so much fun because she's so like -- she's so open and she wants to connect so much and she's really bad at it and ben is playing someone who is on the autism spectrum and wants to connect too and like they're both just going how -- like i feel like you don't like me and -- >> had you worked with him before. >> i met him years ago at a
party. hi explain what a jonas brother was and then we ended up doing this movie together and i had such a great time. he is a tall person. he is a large human being so there were definitely scenes where i was like don't stand near me. like let's shoot across the room. have a connection but we're across the room. >> he was here yesterday as a matter of fact. he had some nice things to say about you. >> that's very sweet. >> one thing he said you would sing and hum around the set all day long. >> i don't know why. >> the cup song. >> i -- okay, you caught me doing it literally like earlier today. you were like you were just singing. i was not -- how dare you. i guess i do it without noticing. >> what were you singing? >> i don't know. i sing my words like i -- i don't notice it. yeah, like i'm constantly -- everybody hates me. >> sing a conversation? >> no, just -- >> sitting here doing nothing. >> okay, yeah. right. >> okay, so, sing this out.
you have -- >> i will not. >> but you have a new book -- your first book as a matter of fact called scrapny little nobody and -- >> wrote a book, y'all. >> it's hard to write a book. >> it really is but describe your book which may be even harder in three words. >> oh. >> scrappy. >> funny, i hope. >> funny, i hope. i like that. [ applause ] >> pretty good. >> and speaking of singing you've been traveling around with justin timberlake. >> i know. >> foryour new movie. >> that dude will like -- 6:00 in the morning and doing seven-note riffs without even trying. showoff. we get it. you're a huge dan. >>y you an 'nsync fan growing up. >> i don't want to be another one of those girls --
>> straight to the jonas brothers. >> well, you know what, this movie is fantastic. i have seen it once. i want to see it again. as awkward as those clips seem, you, you, you and not you don't seem awkward at not and i love your description of fiance. i think everybody should take it to heart. the movie is "the accountant." it hits theaters everywhere on october 14th. anna kendrick, everybody. coming up, she's been called the martha stewart of millennials. grace bonney is here live. [ cheers and applause ] katie v/o: she works hard. she stays late. but she gets paid 21% less than
her male coworkers. pat toomey has voted time after time against equal pay for women, against pay that helps hard working families get ahead. katie o/c: for my daughters and yours, i'll fight for equal pay for women. families need it; you've earned it. katie v/o: i'm katie mcginty,
we talked about the wind and the storm surge. we have to talk about the rain, flood watches up from georgia is a -- savannah there. you can see a foot of rain. a quick look at the track, the track doesn't match a lot of spaghetti models, it may be shifting eventually to go out to sea. we'll be updating it throughout the morning. for now, let's get a check on local weather. >> reporter: trouble down south, ginger, but not here. we're dry and chilly to start out high of 75. tomorrow, clouds and showers in the afternoon in particular. high of 70. drying out sunday. jeep grand c.
lara, back to you. joining me is grace bonney. she's been called the martha stewart of millennials. pretty title by the way. she has a hugely popular design blog called design sponge. i'm a giant fan of it and now a new book celebrating entrepreneurs and it's called "in the company of women." it is terrific. we'll hear about design tips but first here is a look at grace's journey. ♪ meet grace bonney. >> after a few hours in the sun it should be good to go. >> reporter: behind the wildly popular site design sponge. she's inspired her nearly 2 million daily readers with tips for home, diy, food and travel. in 2008 she parlayed it into meetups for female entrepreneurs which lives on as a weekly column on her site. now in her new book, bonnie is
taking that conversation a step further and enlisting over 100 makers, artists and entrepreneurs from diverse walks of life to share their stories, hoping to empower readers on their own path to success. [ cheers and applause ] >> here is the book. here is grace bonney. 107 women interviewed for this book. each of them a rock star in their own right. what are you hoping and you ask the same questions of each of them. what are you hoping these guy, the readers get out of this? >> i'm hoping every single woman whether you're a young girl or in a later stage of life can open that and see someone who reflebls who you are that inspires you to follow all of your dreams go it is true an i spent a lot of time reading and it's so interesti i mean, there really is such inspiring tips and i did notice that you had to sneak a little design in. you can't help yourself. >> always. >> all of these women are photographed in their work space
and i want to take you over here because we had a little bit clever at "gma" with the greatest props team in the world. so how important is it to have a unique feel and a pop of creativity in your work space. this is sort of what mine looks like, sadly. you know i love design. i just haven't gotten there yet. this is assuming not grace bonney approved. >> it's snoozeville. >> it's snoozeville. this is the kind of place i can see you working in, me when i get to it and also all the women in your book. are you pretending this is my work space. >> exactly. >> this is my workspace. my kids, my daughter. now, why is this going to bring out the greater you? >> when you're in a space that's exciting and enspiring and makes you feel comforted you do your best work so this is why we focus on adding an inspiration board of photos of your family that make you feel supported and comforted when you're at the office and focused on adding bright pops of color that bring energy to the room and one of my
favorite things always flesh flowers or plants bring in bright, fresh energy and then my favorite tip is this is fabric on the back wall and you can have the most boring cue ing cud you can add push pins. >> because you can push your -- all of your work, mantras right into it and not ruining it. not like wallpaper or a wall -- >> you can use gift wrap if you don't want to spend money on wallpaper and fabric. >> you have so many great tips on your blog. i look at it all the time. this is more of an inspirational book. how do the two -- how do they go together? >> for me business and design have always gone hand in hand but primarily because i spent so many years talking about amazingly beautiful things but i found the people behind those things and their stories were so much more fascinating and inspiring and wanted to collect a diverse collection of those stories in one place so everyone
could go back to it and find their path to success. >> how did it feel when you recalled the martha stewart of the millennials. >> a little surreal. >> i want to be martha stewart. >> don't weigh all? >> yes. >> i want her shoe collection. have you ever seen it. >> so neat and perfect and so are you and this book is so inspiring. i love that you took the time to do it. please more books to come. >> absolutely. >> and that blog, design sponge, you guys and the name of the book, "in the company of women." grace bonney, creative genius, thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me. coming
birth of a nation" and the wife of nat turner and in this scene he comes to see her while he's on the run. take a look. >> killed people everywhere for no reason at all for being black. they say the killing won't stop till they get you. >> i mean, that is a very powerful scene in the movie. and that camera is all on you. just your face and how was it to see yourself on the big screen like that. >> it's pretty insane actually. especially in a film like this one. you know, i'm used to watching "how to get away with murder" which is, you know, like this really fun show that we do, but seeing something like this being a part of telling a story that is so crucial to understand about our history as black people in this country is just -- it's -- it's just so necessary and such a very visceral way for me and i'm just so grateful i got to take on this part. >> and take it on, you did and
did it very well and armie hammer was here and we saw you on the auction block. that was your first day of filming. that was a heavy first day. >> yeah, and that wassen extremely heavy day. i didn't know how that was going to be for me emotionally. i've never portrayed this kind -- i hate saying character because she was a real -- she was a real person that, you know, was living and breathing on this earth and i wanted to honor her but that was really terrifying to have to step up there and do that and it feels humiliating and you understand immediately the kind of fear that these people lived through but i had to remember that this was her reality and she's stronger than i am and i had to let that kind of just enter me and allow that to exist on the screen. >> and this film won the sundance grand jury prize, had a record sale price. there's a lot of oscar buzz about you, so accept it.
take it in. don't be shy about it. [ applause ] how do you feel about that? >> i mean, it is very nice when people say nice things but the thing that means the most to me is that people will see the film and that it will educate them about a part of our history that i didn't even know and i'm so embarrassed to say that and i hope they understand that we -- we have that kind of power inside of us and we can all access and tap into our greatness and walk in that. >> well, you know what, you're walking in it the right way and "how to get away with murder," can't wait to see you there but you can go see "the birth of a nation." it's in theaters now and we'll be right back, everybody. [ applause ] planned parenthood.
at some point doctors performing abortions i think would be subject to that sort of penalty. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. "good morning america" is brought to you by panera bread. food as it should be. [ cheers and applause ] thanks for watching, everyone. david muir will have the latest on hurricane matthew on "world news tonight." >> do not forget to watch the debate on sunday night. martha raddatz, one of the moderators. have a great day, everyone. >> hi, everyone, it is 8:56 friday, october 7. we have an update on the blue route for all you travelers out there with karen rogers. >> reporter: yeah, matt a
multi-vehicle accident out here, police and penndot on the scene. this is jamming traffic on the blue route northbound at mcdade boulevard slowing past the scene. another one blue route northbound the ramp to the schuylkill expressway westbound. this accident own the shoulder. so, traffic getting bien the ramp, but squeezing by. route 11 trolley back to normal. the warminster and norristown lines are running express right now because they have equipment problems. watch for those problems with mass transit. >> thanks, karen. let's turn to david murphy for the accuweather forecast. david. >> reporter: lots of sun, cool, matt, 61 degrees in philadelphia. some of the northern suburbs trying to climb out of the mid 50s. this afternoon everybody warms up. high of 75 under mostly to partly sunny skies, tomorrow clouds, during the afternoon in particular, we'll be on the look out for showers. high of 70. mostly sunny as we get through sunday especially into the afternoon. 68 degrees the high there. sunny and cool columbus day
monday, 64. 68 on tuesday, partly sunny skies as i don't mean can i -- m kippur arrives. tuesday, partly sunny, and wednesday, 70. >> new jersey gas tax is expected to pass today. we'll track it on "action news" at noon. matthew lashes' florida's coast, david will have an update on its path. "live with kelly" is next. ashton kutcher and sarah paulson. i'm matt o'donnell. have a great weekend. how tall are you?
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