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the day tomorrow with a breeze and temperatures in the 30s. not as windy tomorrow, but we're still going to look for breezy weather. >> the car is blowing all over the road, harrowing out there. >> bus driver, 18-wheeler drivers, rv drivers, they had a tough time, and then just the regular cars, you know, the lower profile vehicles that we talk about, had a hard time. >> hang on to the steering wheel. >> nice to hear it will be breezy tomorrow morning but not as windy. >> thank you. you know, oconee county, folks woke up to a tornado warning this morning. >> the high winds this morning frayed nerves but didn't do a whole lot of damage. spartanburg county saw plenty and rachelle spence continues the team coverage live from there tonight. >> diane, gordon, we have seen a lots of damage, all across spartanburg county, if you take a look behind me, you can see this building, you can see the yellow caution tape, the roof ripped off all three businesses here. and it's not like this roof was old or in need of repair, i
they said they just had it replaced less than two years ago. this is how strong these winds were today and they continue to be right now. let's take a look at the other video from just down the street. a tree fell on top of this home, late this afternoon. we saw the family consoling each other as they went inside. salvaging what they could. back at this business, the couple behind this building, here, is just happy to have each other. barber willie pierson says he was about to finish his last cut in the morning and can go up and look at the roof when it ripped all the way off. >> when i dusted him off, the whole roof blew off the building. >>reporter: you could have been up there. >> i thank god. >> when i seen the sun shining through, i looked around on the floor to see if i saw my husband. >>reporter: still, very windy out here. crews are also still on scene, if we take a look. i'm going to be transparent with you guy, i've got the hold l this light because it's blowing over, i want to show you over
wire on main street. this has been down for about two hours now, duke energy crews are so busy, that they haven't even gotten time to get to it yet. also, on top of this roof, being ripped off, they had to deal with a major gas leak. this wind certainly causing a lot of problems, coming up at 6:00, we'll show you even more damage in our area, but for now, live in spartanburg, rachelle spence, 7 news. rachelle, it makes sense she's got her hair tied up. it is windy out there. this is a good time to remind you to download the 7 news app. if you had that on your phone, you would have gotten alerts by the severe weather, resulting problems, you can customize the forecast to where you are. just search the 7 news in your app store. a new effort tonight to better protect your personal information onlin ger ki haley announced the program today. robert kittle tells us what it will do and how it will better protect you from cyber crime.
tv show, but sc cyber is a new statewide cyber security effort to fight hackers and better protect your information. >> today there's about 15 billion connected dwoo iss -- devices, by 2025, it will be 40 billion devices. >>reporter: governor nikki haley says when the state department of revenue got hacked in 2012, it woke all of us up to how vulnerable we are. they got personal information off the tax returns of 4 million people and businesses. this new program, will try to keep the state ahead of hackers. >> what are the newest and latest ways that they're trying to hack? what are the vulnerabilitysa we need to be watching for? how can we educate the private sector so they know how to protect themselves? and are we training our newest students on what cyber security is and how they need to be thinking into this next era. >>reporter: the program is housed at usc and involves the sit dall l and the college of --
send their employees here to columbia to it -- for specialized training and better protecting computers and your information. tommy says is training is important, because hackers try to get employees to respond to e-mails that look legitimate. >> it happened to me recently in atlanta. i was there last week, in a meeting, get an e-mail from one of my employees, my accounting people said, are you send us e-mails to wire $250,000? i said, no, i've never sent an e-mail like that. but someone was in our system. >>reporter: 7 news. >> in addition to training, the program will also be a hub for research and development for new cyber security technology. new details, we've just learned a judge has reopened the case against a former walhalla police officer. zachary covington, was arrested back in october after s.l.e.d. said he assaulted a man in handcuffs he had arrested. the yuj dismissed the case last week after the solicitor's office failed to show up for a hearing. now, the judge is giving both
before setting a new hearing a local l activist wants the state to shut down nightclubs across the state unless officers are allowed to work security. jack logan says he has seen criminal activity at two clubs work security. jack logan has written a letter to the attorney general about the matter. dave jordan is working on our story and have the full sxrort the reaction from -- full report and the reaction from the public. announcing it needs your help to stay open. park officials are hoping to team up with local businesses and organizations to raise money. they need $500,000 by december to pay for necessary renovations. in the past, they've covered the costs with admission fees, but say, it's time for a change. >> we've always done [ bleep ] this way, they've completely been eliminated and now, that very, very receptive, very open to doing things differently.
have a dpo fund me page as a -- gofundme page as a way to help people donate. >> an update on a story we told you about last night. the greenville county school board has approved the sale of tyndall park. new focus builders llc will pay 1.5 million dollars to take control of the property at 37 tyndall avenue. and that money will go into the district's capitol fund, to pay for on going renovations at the district's career centers. >> next at five, one country is hooked on a different solution to fight the zika virus. how they're using fish to fight the growing problem and how it's working. >> do you trust the technology you use every day on the road?
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the lowest levels of stress and depression, most people who eat healthy. sarasota metro area. smaller over the year, we've noticed that, airlines try to squeeze more passengers on to the flight, a team of designers in london, look at this, tried something different. they came up with this chair, it look like an excoskeleton that can shift with your movement and can padded and covered. the end result is a chair that could be more comfortable for those long flights. several airlines have shown interest, they hope to have the twister seats on plain r planes within two years -- planes within two years. >> next on 7 news live av a warni for parents, the way you keep your children warm on car rides may be putting their safety at risk. >> we'll all be reaching for the coats tomorrow, today was warm,
7 news school watch. students who do physical activites while learning math and spelling... score higher students who do physical activities while learning math and spelling score higher on tests compared to those who sit at desks. a new pediatric study found it -- the scores increase in the active group equtor moh of learning. >> so easy to believe. speaking of learning and as the parent of two high school age kids, we fight about this every day, talking about home work. how much home work your kids have. >> how much is too much? the pta, nationally is recommending 10 minutes to 20 minutes per grade level. so at first grade, 10-20 minutes. >> two hours by the time you're a senior in high school. >> been a while since i've had to fight that fight. my kids are well into adulthood. so much competition for a
how much home work does your child bring home. about 24%about the recommended amount. so a lot of households, there's a lot of home work going on. >> they do a lot of home work, i think they do a lot. >> i've got the young wons and i'm going to be coming up to that age group and i'm listening intently to you. >> some teachers are famous forgiving home work, my kids seem like they're doing home work all the time. >> it takes the work. >> thank you, and colder weather, it's a struggle for some parents, to keep their kids safe and warm in the car. >> that's because experts say bulky winter coats should not be worn in car seats or booster seats. >> it's a mistake many parents make every day with the very best intentions. >> i get up pretty early and it's nonstop, all morning. >>reporter: aubrey childers is a busy mom of three. >> well, i train here at the
and he has cub scouts, and we just -- he has violin lessons all the time. the jacket comes off. >>reporter: one thing she takes the extra time to do so to take off winter coats before her kids are buckled in. >> because it's safer. i've read and seen too many you know, sad, sad stories. and i just don't want to risk it. it's not worth it. >>reporter: doctor kathleen sdirm man. >> the car seat feels snug, and it's not as tight as it should be. the down or whatever material in there compressing when you're in a car crash. >> this is a good example of like a nice, thick, coat. >>reporter: she showed us with a doll, how a child can appear snug, but remove the coat, and there are dangerous inches to spare. >> so you can see that it's in a
going to come press. and you're actually left with this much slack and your baby will be way too loose in the car seat. >> you're being such a good doll baby. >>reporter: we tried the same test with aubrey's daughter, lillian. >> i'm shocked. because her jacket isn't that thick. and i figured maybe a half inch at most, that would be slick, i pulled it really tightht that's a couple of inches, that can be life or death right there. if we were in an accident. you know, she had her jacket on wrp she'll continue to spare that extra time and make sure never to leave home without warm blankets for her precious cargo. >> i usually o wm up the car before i get the kids in. even if it's just five minutes, you know, that helps. alley reporting. do you do it right, do you take the coats off the kids every time? . >> it is the recommended thing that that's the type of video that every parent should see, it's a reminder.
their coats, i didn't know. another tip from doctor zimmerman, bring infant car seats into the house or with the coat on over top the straps in reverse frng it's not the treerl under the straps but behind -- material under the straps but behind your child can cause problems. the same thing for older children in booster seats. we've had our share of rain today, high winds and temperature g uo, the temperature wind ever went up 14 degrees in 2 hours today. 385. traffic, a lot of folks trying to get home and traffic to content with. we have more chaks on th way fy tot as a cold front works through the area. cooler temperatures will settle in for the overnight and lows will range fom the upper 20s to the lower 30s in the mountains and lows to range from the mid to upper 30s by tomorrow morning for the upstate. so a cold start to the day and a breeze to go along with that.
tracking, the severe weather, is now off to our east, but we still have a few showers in the area. looks like our windy conditions will st ud as we head through the course of the evening. latest radar view, not in vieie, but again, scattered light showers in general, pushing mainly across the upstate. they'll be gone later tonight and skies are going to try to clear across the area for tomorrow. at least most areas, but strong northwest winds, again, tomorrow, are actually going to help snow showers to form up near the tennessee line. windy in the afternoon, but not as windy as we've been today. mild temperatures for the upstate. we'll expect r ofn acrs south carolina. d then friday modern, we're all starts out below freezing, and we'll expect a lot of sunshine to get us up to readings that are close to average for this time of the year. now, as far a the rest of the week goes, showers will be endingful breezy weather sdpobt into tomorrow.
with most lows in the 30s. and quiet weather through the weekend. with highs in the 50s and 60s. right now, we're at 49 in asheville. 54 degrees in spartanburg. and 53 in anders me, our high was 70 degree, so we've already fallen quite a bit there. and that's going to continue into tomorrow morning. a high wind warning in most areas until 7:00 tonight. here's the current wind gust, 30 miles per hour, and we'll expect that to continue for the next several hours. here's what to expect for the next 72 hours. 56 will be the high tomorrow. 54 on friday. beautiful weather into and through weekend. getting a little warmer on sunday is, too. back into the 60s for the high. and another system moves sfwoo the area early next week. that will bring us cloud cover and a few showers. highs will stay very mild into next week. and there's your mountain forecast, high mounin snow showers. less wind by friday and saturday. >> you mentioned --
quick temperature rise today. it was amazing going to the car and seeing 69 degrees. >> from 49 to 63 in two hours officially at the airport. a lot of car readings r were warmer than that. next 7 news l five, another reo like chocolate as if we needed one. hear how it can benefit your brain, straight ahead. and listen and look at the
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>> local activist is asking to -- [ inaudible ]. >> the technology in the cars roaring like the engine, looking at the wheels of the future, those stories are coming up. 7 news at 6:00 starts now. wild weather around the country tonight, there is snow in the midwest, storms across the south, and serious tornado cleanup underway in florida. some of this turned deadly. >> in the upstate, homes crushed under trees, power lines ripped down into traffic, roofs wrenched off the buildings and a lot of people without power. we have coverage from all oveve the upstate tonight. christine brown captured moment approximates of fear during a tornado -- moments of fear during a tornado warning in oconee county. chief meteorologist christy henderson will tell you what's coming next. first, 7 news rachelle spence, has been following the weather damage since early this morning. live in spartanburg county tonight. rachelle.
seen so much damage across spartanburg county, it felt like every time we got to one place that was hit hard, we heard about another. take a look at this building behind me, you can see the yellow caution tape. this roof was ripped off, all three businesses here and the owners say they were inside when the metal came crashing down. willie pierson was working in his barbershop when he heard the wind pick up. the roof had lifted slightly in the corner, he told his wife he would climb up tro ek it out as soon as he finished his last cut. >> he gave me his money, and when i dusted him off, the whole roof blew off the building. >>reporter: you could have been up there. >> i thank god. >> all of this noise, the crackling sound, i thought a plane had fell on the building. even when i seen the sunshining through i looked around to see if i saw my husband. >>reporter: a tree destroyed this spartanburg home, the family trying to find comfort in
inside. salvaging what they could. the storm took down power lines across spartanburg county, this one, blocking a road in boiling springs. we talked to one driver who said the weather was so bad when this happened she was driving down this road, and couldn't even see tha this power line had come down, she drove straight into it, just minutes after it happened. >> it scared the life out of me, honey. i mean, you know, i've been out in a storm like that before. >>reporter: leaving her windshield scattered, hood scuffed and faith stronger than ever. >> i feel like the good lord is watching over me, really can truly. -- really and truly. >>reporter: crews are spread so thing r thin, the amount of calls are forcing them to leave and come back. >> sometimes we have to take off, caution tape, cones or whatnot around the area and catch other calls. >>reporter: tom, amy, i don't know if you can see this, it just started raining here, in spartanburg, and that's really