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died in the storm and 5 remain missing. more than 1000 people rescued from high waters, and we understand that more are rescued today. more than half a million people are still in the dark. it is still a mess out there for so many people. >> it certainly is. thank you for joining us this morning. i'm lena tillett. it's 8:00, and we begin with school closings. several systems are closed because of damage. and power outages throughout the viewing county schools among the list and the makeup day for year round students is saturday and traditional calendar students make up the day on october 31. >> and here's a look at school closings. >> halifax, harnett, hoke county and johnston county schools closed today and tomorrow. >> lee county, moore county, nash county, and northampton
today. >> sampson county we mentioned, wayne county closed today and tomorrow. and wilson county schools. a full list is scrolling at the bottom of your screen and wral.com. hurricane matthew unleashed its fewery this morning and dropped massive amounts of rain triggering flooding in roads and neighborhoods. >> hundreds of rescues in cumberland county and more today. at least rescued. bryan mims is live along the cape fear river. and bryan, you have seen so many dramatic scenes over the weekend. >> reporter: and i must say that the cape fear river looks dramatic this morning. it's a monster. i'll put it that way, a brown, roiling monster. i have never seen it this high in 10 years living in the area.
downstream. from this standpoint, it's usually 40 to 50 feet down. and look at the water, almost up to the bridge and a railroad trestle. it's touching that. a number of traffic lights are out and power remains out for most businesses. and let me show you video from lena was talking about the rescues, hundreds of them, more than 700 people rescued in cumberland county. pwc's website, i checked it, and it had 1500 customers without power last night compared to 20,000 sunday morning. that's significant progress. water rescue crews from 3 states and charlotte saved more than 70 people during the week along with crews locally.
yesterday afternoon where a number of backroads and homes are flooded out. i drove 1 of thosed radios and it's no longer flooded. that's good news. and falls creek was gushing over the pavement yesterday, a low-lying area that chronically floods, and the creek was way down. the road is mostly dry with piles of sand and debris, and traffic lights out around the city. this is research drive was reporting from yesterday near hope mills where a tractor trailer truck jackknifed. and the water has significantly receded and the water is still a few feet from the truck. i-95 is close to where the truck stits. - - sits. i drove that area, and there is
and 301 split up to hope mill and near wade that was closed yesterday. let me bring you back here live to the cape fear river and the big concern as elizabeth discussed, the creeks going down. cross creek is almost within the bank and gently moving along but the cape fear as you can plainly see, this is the big concern from throug day and week. it crested or leaped 58 feet yesterday here. and it is expected to begin receding today. and that is music to the ears of those who live along the river. as i said, my shows about 50 to 60 feet above the surface and it was coming up to my yard,
made my wife quite jittery, and it looks like it was slowly recede being. >> you were smart to build on a bluff, bryan, and we hear swift water rescues in robeson county along the lumber river. we will be checking with those folks later today. but you are a guy who has experienced some of the worst of it as a homeowner and as a reporter. >> yeah. and businesses are still without power in south carolina. >> crews from all across the state are working to get the power back on. we have new numbers into the newsroom right now. more than 490,000 people are without power according to duke energy. >> and 64,000 in wake county
wake county has the most outages in the state and while the storm may have passed, getting the power back on will be a long process. you will have to be patient. a lot of trees are down and uprooted breaking power lines and causing outages. >> duke energy is urging customers to be patient. they have crews all over working hard, and i think they had 1 crew from canada to help out. it's amazing. >> this has the storm has hit us harder than we expected it would. we expect fewer outages than we had to deal with. but we have 6000, 7,000, 8000 folks in the field and several thousand more coming. all told, roughly 10,000 people will be working the storm in the field. it's really like a military operation. this is similar to that. you have remote food trucks that have come in and you have large tents. in some cases, we have tents
out. >> the company hasn't given a timeline on when outages will be restored. beautiful weather today. at least we can savor that. >> elizabeth, how long will this last? fortunately, it looks like it will last all week into the weekend and probably next week, too. that's the wonderful thing. we don't need any rain any time soon with all the flooding we're seeing. we have a flood warning in effect, not for additional rain but for the lingering flooding it was amazing to hear from bryan mims who he is seeing with the cape fear river and as you mentioned, a lot of the smaller streams are coming down and rushing into the bigger rivers, the cape fear and neus, and tar river and we'll let you know when the forecast is for them to come back down. beautiful in wilson, not a cloud in the sky in downtown. 50 in durham and 49 at wake
we'll see more widespread temperatures in the low to mid- 40s for tomorrow morning and it may be the coolest morning so far this fall. at lunchtime around here, 61 and looking at 67 for the high this afternoon and back in the 50s once the sun sets. so cool temperatures today and sunshine and low humidity to go along with it. brian shrader in the traffic center talking about the closed roads out there. we have been watching the reports all weekend al the list got longer and longer and has only gone down a little bit since the height of the storm at 8:08. roads closed due to water covering the roads or in some cases, the roads washed away. let's have a look at the list in wake county coming up. but we want to talk about interstates closed including i- 95 blocked in both directions along multiple sections between
including much of fayetteville. that's what the purple on the map indicates. a lot of areas that you cannot get through. also in lumberton, the interstate is closed. the lumber river has just flooded right over i-95. let's take you to johnston county where i-40's closed in both directions. there is a section of 40 closed around the cross roads and between benson and newton grove, both directions that you need to avoid those areas. the d.o.t. does not have a specific detour or a list of the interstates so you will have to find alternate routes. old stage road between 42 and fanny brown, and lake wheeler between 401 and rogers at hobblebush way. that was blocked out. and we have a few accidents but overall, the major routes are looking okay.
creedmoor however the signals are out at creedmoor at 540. they are looking at getting a state trooper out there to help out. looking at delay and maybe a sun glare delay through south durham. back to you. >> thank you, brian. appreciate it. our coverage of the aftermath of hurricane matthew continues after the break. >> how many communities were impacted along the coast and where they are asked to boil the water.
in raleigh, several neighborhoods will still be cleaning up from hurricane matthew damage. areas near cameron village were impassable because of downed trees. large oaks were uprooted causing damage. and water damage to several businesses along rake forest road that has the businesses are still dealing with high water. cars were left stranded in many areas. several communities are working through water system issues. fayetteville and sanford issued advisories, and wayne and johnston counties put advisories in place for some of its customers. in wilmington, high winds brought down a lot of trees and a lot of winds. resident began cleaning up yesterday, out there with the
up the debris. >> actually, we were a little bit scared when the sun went down because the uncertainty and how unknown things would be, and then the backside of the storm came with a little bit more wind. we heard big loud thumps, and we had a near miss with the house with big limba that had fallen. but we hanover county emergency management say there are still thousands without power in that community. the presidential candidates faced off in the second debate. >> a fact check of claims made coming up. plus, major flooding along the tar river in edgecombe county. the warning as floodwaters continue to rise. arsenic, mercury, lead. that's what you got.
and what did duke energy get? a sweeter deal from pat mccrory. mccrory got thousands in campaign contributions from duke energy executives. and what will you get? years of higher electric bills to pay for cleaning up their mess. pat mccrory: not looking out for us. narrator: look up the facts on richard burr. the insurance industry gave richard burr's campaigns
i think elizabeth gardner deserves a little hammock time. >> oh, that's nice. >> you work like crazy. >> did you. >> you did a great >> we were all here over the weekend but who needs hammock time is the clean up people, and there is another water rescue in lumberton. still pulling people out, and the rescue workers and utility crews, boy, a lot of work to be done. let's take a look at wilmington. as things started to really
it looks like we may see. we can tell that wilmington will not see the heaviest rain. it looked like it would be inland between fayetteville and wilmington where we saw the heaviest rain. so they are doing clean up certainly today but nothing like what we are having to deal with in our viewing area. so fortunate there. 50degrees at the airport and it's a the dew point very low at 43, grms fall river. 46 in roxboro and south hill and temperatures will be cooler tomorrow. 51 in fayetteville. first time they came in with a jacket, so we're looking at the cooler temperatures so far this fall and cooler tomorrow. we have a flood warning in effect. no, not expect anything more
the main rivers are starting to flood and will likely continue to rise especially the neuse and cape river and tar rivers. we are seeing a look at the contours. we have the most range, 14, 15, 16" in the blue contour and over 10" in the areas, so rough. 1 of the places that will be hard hit is the tar river, not as much in louisburg, higher up in the river basin. it likely peaked already but will come down out of flood stage tomorrow but all the water is rushing downstream and affecting the tar river at tarboro and it likely hasn't crested yet, not likely to hit the all time record level but
thursday and remains in flood stage, most likely past the weekend. julia sims is in tarboro and will come up in about 10 minutes to talk about what the conditions look like on the river. and here we will be nice and dry and cool, wonderful, 67 today, 67 tomorrow. a cool start tomorrow morning with temperatures below normal. 51 is normal and 43 is the forecast and 32 is we could see temperatures down to freezing this time of year and we do not have any rain in the forecast for the next 5 to 7 days. you can see the forecast for rainfall is zero, and, of course, we could have a nice weekend for people to continue the cleanup. >> thank you, elizabeth.
wasn't paying attention to you. we had to run the mask. thank you very much. donald trump's supporters say that he did better in the debate despite being on the fence over the weekend over what a videotape revealed about his desire to grope women. tracie potts has more on the reaction this morning. >> reporter: both sides claiming victory with the debate that dealt with a saying that he groped women against their will. >> you grabbed and sexually assaulted women. do you understand that? >> i didn't know say that. and i will tell you, no i have not. >> reporter: hillary clinton dealt with that andler deleted e-mails. >> it tells us exactly who he is. there is no evidence that anyone can point to at all, and
basis that any clarified material ended up in the wrong hands. >> reporter: each accusing the other of lying. >> it's good that someone with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge with our country. >> she should be in jail. >> reporter: trump admit that does he paid no federal taxes for an unspecifyified number of years and breaking rank with mike pence on syria. >> i disagree. >> reporter: and policy differences on taxes and health >> if we just rip it up and throw it away what donald is not telling you is we turn it back to the insurance companies the way it used to be. >> reporter: clinton said she admired trump's children, and he called her a fighter. she never gives up. from washington, i'm tracie potts. the republican party said that trump proved he will bring strong leadership after the
and has options following the release of the videotape. the candidates made some claims that weren't entirely true. donald trump mischaracterized the record on hillary clinton's defense of her husband and her own treatment of women. clinton didn't give a square account of the fallout from her e-mail practices and trump said that clinton laughed at a woman who was raped. but in fact in an interview a decade later, clinton expressed recorded on tape laughing about procedural details of the case. trump claimed that clinton want to raise everyone's taxes but clinton's increases would only affect the wealthiest 5% of the nation according to the non- part son policy center, and trump is proposing massive cuts. the bottom 80% of taxpayers would see their tax income rise
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8:26. bill leslie with your top story. flooding and power outages continue to be a problem. more than 700 people rescued in cumberland county alone this weekend and more rescues are ongoing. governor pat mccrory will have a press briefing at 9:00 this morning in raleigh. we will carry that live on wral. you can watch it live here and
elizabeth gardner said at least we got nice weather to do whatever we need to do in terms of cleanup. thankfully, and that is typically what happens after a big tropical system. and this will stick around for quite sometime which is good. pretty fall weather in the forecast. can see in wilson lots of sunshine there. and it's chilly as you head out 46 in roxboro and 47 in south hill and we'll have an even cooler start tomorrow morning. 67 today's high. brian? elizabeth, a lot of us are dealing with more road closings either because of flooding, trees down or other storm damage. all the icons indicate where we are seeing the problems. a lot of secondary roads and
line and i 40 closed in southern johnston county between benson and newton grove. treat the intersections where the signals are not functioning as 4-way stops. a lot of chaotic situations. bill? thank you, brian. and you can find the latest list of school closings at the bottom of your screen and wral.com. more news coming up in after 20 years in washington, we're learning lots about richard burr. first, he opposed a bill prohibiting insider trading by members
north carolina is still dealing with catastrophic flooding in the aftermath of hurricane matthew. 8 people have died due to the storm and 5 people remain missing. >> more than 1000 people were rescued over the weekend, and water levels continue to rise. we understand there are rescues going on this morning. many people are still in the dark. at the height of the storm, more than 760,000 customers lost power. we understand it's 490,000 statewide now and after being as high as 110,000 in wake county, the average is now 64,000. power crews are working as fast as they can. >> several schools as a result are closed. wake county schools on the list. the makeup day for year around students is saturday. traditional calendar students on october 31. here is the list of schools so far. clinton, cumberland county,
>> halifax, harnett county, hoke county and johnston county schools closed today and tomorrow. >> lee county, moore county, rocky mount, and nash. >> safely son, wayne county schools and wake county and wilson county schools as well. and you can find a full list at the bottom of your screen and on wral.com. the tar river is seeing >> the worst perhaps since hurricane floyd 17 years ago and the hope is that the dike holding it back will do its job. julia sims is looking at the flood situations in rocky mount. is that a lake behind you there? >> reporter: it certainly looks like it doesn't it, bill? this is part of the tar river that has made its way into rocky mount's commercial
you can take a look. the tar river has risen in sections, and there is concern that it will continue to rise and create some really devastating flooding. we have had people have to be rescued from their homes here, and roads are closed. they're a big deal. 64 east is closed near the 486 exit and, and businesses, a lot of them are closed today and this brings back memories about floyd. i told you about a woman from raleigh. he grew up in rocky mount and her parents still live here and for hurricane floyd they had 9 feet of water in their house and they are very concerned.
floor yesterday. so this is causing a lot of anxiety and worries in people today in rocky mount and other places in the area, and hopefully, those worried and anxieties will not become a reality. >> smart of the families to move the furniture upstairs. thank you, julia sims. the lumber river in robeson county will crest levels. it's spilling the banks and crested homes and submerged vehicles. we understand swift water rescues are going on there, and the power is still out in the area adding insult to injury. and hurricane matthew caused serious damage to the counties out east, similar scenes in craven county. you can see that. the driveways looked like lakes
and check out simpson in pitt county, and water surrounded a famous barbecue restaurant, bill's barbecue which has been a fixture for more than 50 years and was previously hit by hurricane floyd in 1999. crabtree valley mall in raleigh is back open after significant flooding closed the mall on saturday. most of the water is develope -- gone but it you can see the waterline on the walls of the parking deck that shows how high the water was at one point. one of the most vivid scenes of the storm was the rescue of a dog in edgecombe county, pinetops. a swimmer tried to reach out and grab the yellow lab as it swam up. an incredible scene of the dog swimming so hard and the dog
lung on - - hung on to the limb and was rescued eventually but the fire department working in the area. >> not long after the coast guard operation we located the dog on our last trip into the area. the dog was actually swimming in the water and 1 of our team members was able to pull the dog into the rescue boat. >> and craig said that the dog was tired but otherwise happy to see them. they rescued 20 dogs on saturday and 10 people and it was seen live as the coast guard helicopter was putting people in baskets or the member was putting people in baskets and raising them into the helicopter. >> that was so traumatic and emotional, too, and so glad they were able to get everybody out. good work, great work. >> and they are doing it again today, elizabeth? >> that's right. meterologist mike moss was
fire and rescue scanners and hearing more rescues happening in lumberton, and downtown, completely submerged by water there. and we didn't have as much along the virginia line. looking at sunshine across the area. it's 62 in we still have some sensors out because of the power outages but temperatures will climb into the mid-60s this afternoon. 67 in downtown for the high today and not likely to be as windy as yesterday, nice low humidity and we have beautiful fall weather that we are famous for the next 6 or 7 days. a lot of people were asking about nicole. we'll check in with that coming up. lena? >> thank you, elizabeth.
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way drive on saturday night. a police officer was first on the scene and tried to put out a car fire there. as he tried to do that, a 36- year-old jumped into his police cruiser and police say he took off and hit more than seven other cars injuring 5 more people and himself. he is in critical condition. new overnight, samsung said it has adjusted production of the galaxy note 7 smart reports that samsung stopped production. the unprecedented step came after replacements for the problem phones were causing overheating. at&t and t-mobile said they would stop offering replacements for the note 7. samsung issued a recall last month. the trump taj mahal in atlantic city closes its door
at least we don't have rain in the forecast to make more work. let's take a look at durham, beautiful and plenty of sunshine and the temperature, 50 degrees and pleasantly cool and a northeast wind at 6 miles per hour and it was blustery yesterday. that's not likely to be the case today. 43 is the dew point and it will feel nice with low humidity as we get into the afternoon. 47 in southern pines. 49 in south hill and 52 rocky mount and 50 in roxboro and we have the flood warning in effect right now. meteorologist mike moss was here this morning and monitoring the scanners. apparently, a water rescue is going to - - going on in rocky mount and julia sims is there working on the river and in lumberton evacuations there. and it continues with the flood warnings in effect. a lot of kids out of school,
floodwater. that's the number way kids get hurt. 14" in fayetteville and 16 in goldsboro. those are the storm totals. and the purple and red, over 15" of rain and that's having the impact on the rivers. so neuse river at smithfield has crested, crested above the previous record at 27 feet. the pr and likely now to start dropping and should be out of flood stage by wednesday. so a couple of more days. smithfield is higher up the watershed and a look at goldsboro, a completely different story. of it probably won't hit the record but close to it. it may still climb and not peak untilled it - - until tuesday
not good news for there, and similar conditions on other rivers, the neuse river and the tar river and the cape fear. so here's a look at high pressure systems sitting here and it will help to feed cooler drier air into the region and feel very nice in the afternoon, cooler overnight tonight with lows in the low to mid-40s at 7:00 tomorrow morning. and then in the afternoon, the temperatures go nearly 70 with sunshine. so i promise we'll take a look at what's happening with tropical storm nicole. it may become a hurricane by tomorrow. but look where it goes. unfortunately, across bermuda as a category 2 storm. and i had people asking over the weekend what's happening with nicole. but we have our hands full with matthew. nicole will not be an issue. 67 today and tomorrow and cool
grab a jacket tomorrow morning. 32 is the record and we can be feeling freezing temperatures this time of year. 72 for wednesday compared to 74 which is normal. and we take a look at what we're expecting through thursday, thursday, beautiful, 78, likely to be the warmest day of the week and a state fair that opens at 3:00 at lunchtime, 72, and at 8:00, 67, and several events from the this coming weekend, and we are a proud sponsor of the women's health ride to before cancer survivors. brian shrader is talking about the roads this morning, just incredible out there, brian. it is indeed. i want to show you video that we got this morning. this was shot yesterday
rodes pond near godwin near the cumberland county line and this is an area that people were asking about, and we want to thank alisa garner for spending this in, and this shows the water rushing over the dam there at 301 and word is that d.o.t. has closed 301 there. we haven't heard of structural problems or the dam itself or 301 but a lot of people been wondering about the is what it looked like yesterday. we'll keep our eyes on that situation. all of these icons indicate areas where roads are closed. you can see if you drew a line right around the oxford area through raleigh on down to the east, a lot of secondary roads and also interstates are still blocked. we'll take a look at some of the interstates closed. 95 closed in both directions
carolina and south carolina line and much of cumberland county, blocked because of flooding and other problems and i-40 closed in both directions through johnston county through the mcgee cross roads area before you get to benson and as you head away from benson between the 96 interchange and the 55 interchange in newton grove. so you need to come up with alternate routes if you travel through the areas. a few reminders. a lo out. treat those intersections as 4- way stops and do not drive around barricades even if it seems to be dry because there may be structural problems and d.o.t. needs to check the roads. plan for delays. back to you. bring -- brian, thank you. and we want to ask the senate
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efficiently than the government can. >> just go to wral.com and search votes for more. and a wrightsville marriage has been postponed because of the weather. it was moved to sunday. and this is video as the workers set up the ceremony yesterday. the ceremony went off without a problem. this is a picture of the happy couple as they made their vows. a bald florida after it became trapped in a car in florida. the bald eagle is safe and has been turned over to a wildlife sanctuary in jacksonville. thousands of people laced up their sneakers and walked for a good cause on sunday, the walk for hope in raleigh. wral is a proud sponsor of the event. the money goes to the
research of treatment of mental illness, and it felt great despite all the damage left from matthew. this is the largest and oldest community walk focused on the research and treatment of mental illness. "the girl on the train" took in nearly $25 million over the weekend, the film starring emily blunt which has earned more than half of the million budget. and second place, "miss peregrine's home," and "deepwater horizon" came in third. a attack on -- check on traffic and weather. governor mccrory has a press conference scheduled for
- - matthew. 8 people have died in our state and more than 1000 have been rescued. governor mccrory will have a news briefing at 9:00, and you can watch it at wral wral.com. and now, elizabeth with how the weather will help out today. i couldn't imagine if we would have rain today or tomorrow or any time this week. not only would it disrupt the cleanup but it could the case. beautiful weather. temperatures are cool but warming up. 47 in southern pines but otherwise, low 50s. gorgeous weather in the forecast for today and the rest of the week, 67 today and tomorrow and 72 for wednesday. brian? 8:57, elizabeth, a lot of people heading out and running into roads that are still blocked including i-40 and johnston and sampson counties, and i-95 blocked in multiple
fayetteville and lumberton and in wake county, old stage road closed between 42 and old fanny brown and rogers road in wake forest, washed out near hobblebush way. >> hobblebush way, that's a good name for a road, isn't it? i hope they get it fixed. okay. let's turn our attention to help that is needed across the state. team coverage of rescued and storm damage continuing at noon. we are live to help you trouble spots. plus a look back at the weekend flooding. plus a look back at the weekend flooding. after 20 years in washington, we're learning lots about richard burr. first, he opposed a bill prohibiting insider trading by members of congress. now we learn burr had over $100,000
in oil and gas stocks while he backed legislation giving tax credits benefitting gas companies. and oil and gas companies donated over half a million dollars to burr's campaigns. no wonder richard burr's wealth has increased over 500% since he's been in congress.
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