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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon hurricane conditions are slamming florida at this hour. hundreds of thousands of home are without power at this hour. as matthew slashes the state with heavy rain and violent wind and the storm is heading to georgia next. they believe the worst is yet to come with a storm surge up and down the coast.
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i'm rick williams, sara bloomquist is off. lets get the ratest now from abc's marcy gonzales, following the storm near daytona beach. >> reporter: hi, good afternoon. we are feeling the affects of hurricane matthew, that choppy water is not the ocean but the indian river, it is already flooding over the sea here and the wind is intense overnight into the morning strong enough two bring down trees and large branches and it's not letting up just yet. >> hurricane matthew's high brushing and battering florida's east coast. wind gusts are surpassing 100 miles per hour bringing down trees and power lines. leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. but the major concern is flooding. starting in central florida already with forecasters saying that the worst is yet to come with the possible storm surge as much as 11 feet in some places. >> i between emphasize to
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everybody that this is still a really dangerous hurricane. >> already at least one hurricane related death reported in port st. lucie, florida and in haiti nearly 300 killed and entire communes leveled. and matthew moving north towards jacksonville. >> there is potential for significant flooding there. >> they are evacuating parts of georgia and the carolinas. >> you need to get oust there. >> communities there are bracing for the destructive affects of matthew next. >> to understand the seriousness of this storm -- >> reporter: yes, we are seeing just how serious this storm is. though the extent of the impact here is not really clear because of all of this wind and flooding it's still too dangerous for anyone to come out here and assess the damage. live in new smyrna beach,
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florida. channel 6 "action news" back to you. matthew is now moving north as marcy mentioned and still has time to make a direct hit somewhere in the southeast. melissa magee is track it's storm's path from the "action news" big board. >> the latest update has the center of matthew offshore and off the coast of florida. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, you can see the center of the storm just off the coast of daytona beach. it's about 95 miles to the south and east of jacksonville florida. you see all the heavy rain and wind battering the east coast of georgia and the carolinas. here is the latest. maximum sustained winds 120 miles per hour, a category 3 storm. it's moving to the north-northwest at 12 miles per hour. and into tonight it will cross over the florida coast and into georgia and as we get foo the
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weekend by saturday morning, this track has it weakening to a category 2 storm over the carolinas and then a loop around and back to the bahamas as early as monds into tuesday. sustained winds with this storm. 39 miles per hour for savannah and charleston and 50 miles per hour at the immediate coastline and also into wilmington. we have been issue with sustained winds but there is a bigger concern with storm surge for areas in the carolinas up through areas in georgia as well. because there is a lot of low country. we are talking storm surge from 7 to 11 feet aboveground and especially for the red shaded area from savannah to jacksonville and even daytona beach, florida, as well. we'll have the latest on hurricane matthew coming up and
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update and any new information coming up with the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you melissa. matthew has continued to disrupt air travel to and from the southeast. more than 4500 flights have been canceled nationwide. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is monitoring the impact at philadelphia international airport. >> reporter: rick, it really depends on where you are going, a number of people showed up at the airport and they had no problem and boarded their flight and off they went but if you fly to the southeast you could have issues. we are by the security line and it's moving pretty well and there are issues in atlantic and savannah airport is closed until sun morning and limited service in charleston and 3500 flights canceled so far from wednesday to saturday due to this hurricane. travellers checked in at philadelphia international airport with hurricane matthew bearing down on florida. there was uncertainty for
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passengers how it would affect their plans. >> i am flying back home west virginia via charlotte. i know it's affecting north carolina but only coastal north carolina, i hope that charlotte that is inland won't be affected. >> there are cancellations on the board and you could run into trouble especially if your flight was to georgia or south carolina or florida. >> so far so good. >> you come into the airport when there are delays in other places, it's the luck of the draw, but so far it seems to be going well. >> all flights at orlando and jacksonville airports are canceled today. but elsewhere the news is improving. service slowly being restored in miami but limited capacity and the airport is open in ft. lauderdale. shuttle driver ken is keeping an
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eye on the board. >> flight attendants coming back from florida and i am picking them up. i'm going to be very busy. >> airlines are waiving change fees due to hurricane matthew. no matter where you are going it's a good idea to check the status of your flight before you head to the airport. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. our coverage of hurricane matthew continues on 6abc.com and the 6 abc news app. with live streaming video from locations within the storm zone photo galleries of the flooding and wind damage and a hurricane tracker to monitor matthew's progress. in other news this noon. new jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on the gas tax increase today. if passed the increase would raise the gas tax 23 cents a gallon to pay for road projects and then the state would cut the sales and estate taxes. the senate is debating the
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measure now and nora muchanic is following the developments from trenton and will an update at 4:00. turning to the rice for the white house, the political spotlight is on pennsylvania. as joe biden comes to our area to campaign for hillary clinton. >> lets look right now at the vp getting ready to speak right now, he is here to promote hillary clinton and encouraging pennsylvanians to register to vote. the voter deadline is tuesday in the keystone state. both clinton and republican nominee donald trump is behind closed doors today preparing for their next face-off. the debate from washington university, in st. louis. the coverage starts sunday night 9:00 right here on 6 abc. still to come on "action
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news" at noon, the nobel peace-prize is awarded to columbia's president and the damaged train that slammed into hoboken terminal is removed from the station. and meteorologist, melissa magee, is back with the seven-day forecast from accuweather. when "action news" at noon continues in just a moment.
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this is a live picture from daytona beach, florida. look at that surf there as the hurricane conditions continue to slam into the sunshine state. anything but sunshine now that is for sure. florida, georgia and south carolina bracing for the worst of hurricane matthew. people are evacuating animals because of the hurricane. the humane society picked up dogs from the shelters. they wanted to make room just in case they had to care for animals of possible blood victims. central kansas has dealt with severe weather, this is one of 18 tornadoes reported in the
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state yesterday. most were rural areas. no injuries fortunately. the train that slammed into hoboken terminal last week is removed from the station. they pulled the train from the terminal last night and will undergo further investigation. they have released new information, the data recorder and video revealed that it sped up and was going 21 miles per hour before hitting the platform. the engineer says he has no memory of the collision. >> police! police! >> one person is in custody after a fight broke out outside of a detroit courthouse. after the murder of a pregnant woman. after yesterday's arraignment, the victim's uncle threw punches at a relative of the suspect.
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the victim's uncle could face charges for starting the fight. the noble peace prize was awarded to columbian president juan santos recognizes for trying to end a decades old war. this after columbian voters rejected a peace agreement that santos negotiated with rebel leaders. this is intended to honor the columbian people that have not given up hopes for peace. still ahead on "action news." the battle for sports betting in new jersey is going all the way to the supreme court. alicia vitarelli gives us a tour of the dream home in our next half hour. how tall are you?
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the u.s. stock market is mostly flat today on the heels of a solid september jobs report. u.s. employers add 156,000 jobs and a sign that hires has slowed from the robust pace last year. the unemployment rate inches up slightly to 5%. the u.s. horse racing industry is asking the supreme court whether or not the state can allow horse betting at casinos. they say they are missing out on
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millions of dollars because federal law bans this wagering in all but four states. the supreme court declined to take the case after it was petitioned in 2014. a new study says that working the night shift does not raise the risk of breast cancer, this new larger analysis found no such connection but found a connection with diabetes and heart attacks and injuries on the job. in maryland a young cancer patient was treated to quite the experience at andrews air base. kwame was able to forget about his medical treatment learning how to fly a helicopter simulator and was sworn in at a special welcome ceremony. >> it was the most exciting most speck tag lar thing i have ever
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done. >> isn't that great. qualmy has a rare brain tumor, the choose six foundation helped to pay for the experience. coming up today at 4:00 it's freebie friday and we have a way for kids to have fun for free by making an anti-bullying pledge. and watching this warning can make you completely relax. find out about this work that is an online sensation. and accuweather is next when we come back. sky 6 hd looking live at the jersey shore in cape may, a nice friday afternoon and meteorologist, melissa magee, has your weekend forecast in just a moment.
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today is national coffee with a cop day. bringing the community together with police to learn more about each other over a cup of coffee and maybe a donut. voorhees hosted the event and they invited police officers to join them for a cup of coffee and conversation. >> it's about building relationships one cup at a time. melissa is back with a closer look at the weekend. and sunday the best of the two days? >> yes, tomorrow we have clouds and wet weather into the afternoon hours, we have details on that plus more information on matthew too. here is stormtracker 6 live
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double scan you can see no issues on this friday. a beautiful afternoon and it stays that way for the rest of the day. we'll show you the picture outside. chopper 6 hd high above the sky earlier today looking at the center city skyline, we have plenty of sun this morning and the sun continues to blaze across the region and as a result temperatures are on the mild side. right now in philadelphia coming in at 71 and 70 for allentown and reading and 65 in the poconos and at the coast in cape may and 69 in beach haven and atlantic city. satellite 6 along with action radar showing you it's dry right now in areas across new england and the mid-atlantic as well. notice clouds and moisture spilling up northward across our region. we'll be tracking moisture not necessarily because of matthew but because of a cold front working its way into our region by saturday. future tracker 6 showing you 4:00 a mostly sunny skies and
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temperatures in the lower 70s. cooler at the numbers there in the 6:00. 8:00 in the morning on saturday, a cloudy start to our day but we stay dry in the morning hours, as we get foot afternoon hours sometime around 12:00 or 3:00, you'll notice the showers streaming across the region and they continue through the rest of the early evening hours on saturday. in the wake of that a fall cool down that is good for this region because it protects us from matthew. we have a dip in the jet stream as we get into the latter half of our weekend. but with the dip in the jet stream it allows matthew to loop back around off the southeast coast. here is the latest with matthew, winds sustained at 120 miles per hour, a category 3 storm, and moving to the north northwest at 12 miles per hour. moving over the florida coast and into georgia later on
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tonight. as we get into the weekend it moves over the carolinas, and then does this loop deloop back near the bahamas as we get into early next week. it's something we are tracking closely and big storm surges are a big concern for the east coast and heavy rain from 3 inches to 10 inches across the area. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast showing you today it's partly sunny and 75 for a high and saturday mostly cloudy and i think the day starts out nice and dry and no issues we max out at 70 degrees and the rain arrives into saturday afternoon and into saturday night. we clear out quickly by sunday, mostly sunny and breezy and a cool one a high of just 68 degrees, sunny and cool on monday and 64 degrees, tuesday a partly sunny skies high temperature coming in at 68. and then on wednesday more clouds around and a high of 70 and the sun roars back on thursday with a high temperature coming in at 71 degrees.
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a nice looking day today rick and then a little wet weather on saturday and clears out nicely on sunday and we are keeping you up to date on matthew. still a category 3 storm affecting georgia and south carolina later tonight. a big party at the philadelphia zoo and a lot of monkeying around. there was a special sell brings at the peco primate reserve. it has received a bit of a baby boom of late. various species listed as endangered have been born this year at the zoo. happy birthday to batu. in our next half hour we continue to follow the destruction of hurricane matthew a closer look at damage as people in the carolinas and georgia prepare. and what would you do if an a tx
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m started to spit out crisp $20 bills that were not yours, one local mother is praised for her actions.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist,
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david murphy. hello again sara has the day off. here are the stories we are following for you now. a thief goes to extreme lengths to rob a dunkin' donuts. see you he was able to get inside. how do you hail a ride sharing service like uber or lift. how they are cracking down on the illegal services and a sneak preview before they reveal their 2016 design home. now, the details. hurricane matthew is creating strong winds and a storm surge along the atlantic coast. they are warning people to get to safety as the storm turns north. this is a live picture from tybee island, georgia where people are bracing for matthew's arrival. the death toll in haiti has grown to five hundred people and
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one woman died in florida, a woman suffered a heart attack and emergency workers could not get to her in time. more than 300,000 people are without power. and just about an hour ago president obama issued an emergency warning. >> this is still a really dangerous hurricane where the potential for storm surge flooding and loss of life and severe property damage continues to exist and people continue to need -- >> lets go live to diane gallagher in jacksonville, florida. the massive storm moving up florida's east coast bringing with it heavy rain and more than 100 miles per hour winds. >> this is still a 120 miles per hour storm -- >> officials say the affects of matthew will be unlike any hurricane in decades and

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