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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> right now at 7:00 residents in florida brace for hurricane irma. millions of people have been asked to evacuate ahead of the storm. from last minute preps to trying to get to safety we've got team coverage this morning as hurricane irma sets its sights on the u.s. we begin our team coverage at 7 o'clock on the latest on hurricane irma, the storm is inching closer to florida now. more than 6 million people in florida and georgia have been asked to evacuate ahead of the storm. irma is threatening to push its way northward from one end of florida to the other beginning tomorrow morning. many of course are afraid this could be a catastrophic event. now, irma is already being blamed for at least 21 deaths in the caribbean and following behind irma now
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josé is category four storm and that could batter some of the places already ravished by irma. the storms strengthened back to a category five. now it looks like it's slightly weakened back to a four but regardless we're talking very high winds. what's the latest. >> four, five, it's right at 155 miles per hour winds which is just basically 1 mile an hour lower than a category five. so, it's kind of like an almost five then really doesn't matter. satellite picture here shows you exactly where the eye of hurricane irma is. just kind of working along these barrier islands on northern sections of the larger island of cuba. it continues to move kind of west into the northwest. we'll zoom in super tight. this isn't radar. this is actually the satellite picture. the eye was a little bit more defined overnight but these barrier islands are taking a little bit of the edge off i guess you would say of irma, and it's not
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islands, too. as it's interacting with the island of cuba, this is all cuba right through here and what it does is it disrupts the ability for hurricane irma to bring in all this low level moisture. so, hopefully over the next several hours, cuba will really weaken irma just a little bit and a little bit goes a long way with a storm like this, but again working right along those barrier islands, northern sections of cuba and it will continue this track now for quite awhile. it looks like it's still a ways away from actually making that turn up to the north. now, look, the leading rain bands of irma are beginning now to move over florida. here's miami. here's fort lauderdale so you have one little band coming through and these bands do have the capability of bringing down very, very heavy rain. also wind, too. and some of this wind with these initial bands may be gusting up over 45 miles per hour. so, this is when they begin to get at least some tropical storm force gusts down along the keys,
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all the way down towards key west. again, they're beginning now to feel the effects for the first time of hurricane irma down there. all right, the winds are at 155. the movement is west-northwest at 12 miles per hour. here's the important thing i think for us as we continue to see this pressure coming up a little bit. that's a good thing because as pressures are coming up, the storm itself is weakening and eventually these wind speeds should come down a little bit. at least that's the forecast later on this afternoon into this evening. but right out here in the florida straits the water is very, very warm. up close to 85 degrees and so there is still the chance that it could weaken a little bit but then regain some strength but it looks like it's forecast to go right across key west overnight tonight, early tomorrow morning as a major category four hurricne with winds could be up to 150 miles per hour, storm surge could be eight to f
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continues to track up the west coast of florida over the next 24 to 36 hours. a lot more of course annie on irma coming up and little bit of our weather. it's gorgeous for us, we continue with sunny and 70's. back over to you. >> gary thanks so much. we'll check back in with you. meanwhile president trump he is spending the weekend at camp david where he'll monitor hurricane irma and florida governor rick scott has been very active on twitter before the hurricane makes landfall. late last night he tweeted this "if you are in the keys, i am urging you to leave right now. do not risk your life or the lives of your loved ones. get out now ." you have first lady melania trump also tweeting this message. "if you are in or near projected path of hurricane irma, please listen to local law enforcement in the area. stay safe ." and first daughter ivanka tweeted this "thoughts and prayers to those in the path of hurricane irma. go to ready.gov/hurricanes for safety tips and also follow fema to stay informed ." al
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joel waldman now who is in miami, florida, monitoring the latest. >> we ended up having to pay a thousand dollars to go to dallas and then on to l.a. >> reporter: across florida airports now battening down the hatches preparing for hurricane irma as some people still looking to fly out are now left stranded. >> we haven't slept. we've barely eaten since we've been here just trying to find a way out. >> reporter: irma has been blasting cuba and the bahamas friday and is pre predicted to t florida sunday. it's left deadly catastrophic construction of destruction across the caribbean. 5.6 million people have been asked to evacuate florida ahead of the storm and now they're warning people in south florida are running out of time. >> if you're not on the road by midnight don't get in the road. we have shelters in your community. go to those shelters. >> reporter: as people try to flee it's been slow going on northbound interstates with extra lanes
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shoulders now being opened for travel. this as many gas stations are still facing fuel shortages and some are now shutting do down. >> everywhere it's full of lines and stuff and it's like people are running out of gas and everything. so it's pretty much like that. >> reporter: officials in places like georgia are now ordering people along the coast to move inland. >> the storm is too dangerous for us to discount it. >> reporter: florida's iconic theme parks are also preparing for irma. disney world is set to shut down early saturday along with universal and seaworld. reporting in miami, joel waldman, fox news. >> now, in our area local officials are also responding. virginia governor terry mcauliffe has declared a state of emergency. he's promising to provide aid to states affected by the hurricane and then of course maryland governor larry hogan also saying that they are ready to help as well. our team coverage continues this morning. let's head to our tisha lewis who is live
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virginia where one local businessman is working with fema to help hurricane vic victims. tisha what are they collecting and how can people get involved? >> reporter: well, annie, right now we are in sterling and as you mentioned, this is a locally owned business andy moore and his team, andy good morning to you. >> good morning. >> reporter: thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> reporter: where can people come if they want to drop off goods and what do you need. >> 103 carpenter drive in sterling, virginia and we are in desperate need of buckets that have cleaning supplies in them. so, we've already collected over 150 bags of clothes that we've sorted out by gender and age and size. we've got over 7,000 bottles of water donated, approximately 3,000 premade protein drinks made and donated by pallet. but what fema is telling us now is they would really like us to have buckets donated 5-gallon home depot style buckets with cleaning supplies in them beach,
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brushes and paper towels, sponges, things so when they get back into their homes, folks get back into their homes they have the ability to clean their homes. >> reporter: i know this is a hurricane harvey collection center obviously right now all eyes are on irma. can some of these goods be used for potential victims from irma's aftermath. >> yeah, absolutely. this started on august 28 when i was coming back from fedex fieldworking on a project that we were finishing up and i was just overwhelmed with the devastation of the hurricanes and i came back to my office and told my crew that, hey, we got to do something, so. >> reporter: and last question. let's talk about why you're doing this, how this came to fruition. >> i'm a service disabled vet. i was stationed in florida when i was in the navy and this hits very close to home. i really wanted to do something to help people because we were just standing by watching tv and listening to the news and realized how important it was to give back. so, this is --
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hurricane harvey now it's probably going become hurricane irma based on what my contact at fema is telling me. >> reporter: andy, thank you so much. again, we are out here in sterling on 103 carpenter drive. they'll be out here all day collecting goods and items for victims of hurricane harvey and also potential victims for hurricane irma. tisha lewis, fox5 local news. >> okay, we want to remind you fox5 is always on. we'll have continuing coverage on hurricane irma throughout our morning show and throughout our day and our other shows. our matt ackland and his photographer ronnie mccray they're heading to charleston south carolina today to bring us live team coverage. as always the very latest up to date news is on our web site as fox5d.c.com. in other news this morning in our area let's head to prince george's county where a pregnant woman who was set on fire by her boyfriend is in critical condition this morning. police say a man threw flammable liquid on andrea
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grinage and hit her on fire. it happened yesterday afternoon in capitol heights. doctors delivered the pregnant woman's baby early because of her injuries. no word right now on the suspect's name but we do know police say he's going to face some very serious charges like attempted murder. the search continues for a missing pregnant woman, pregnant maryland teacher. 31-year-old laura wallen was last heard from on monday through a text messages. police say her last text message was "troubling." then she failed to show up to work for the first day of school on tuesday at wild lake high. yesterday authorities made a shocking discovery. her car was found in howard county. montgomery county police are still investigating. time now is 7:10. coming up this morning we'll take another look at our top story this weekend, of course, hurricane irma as florida prepares for the big storm. we'll talk to a local florida resident right after the brake. plus, as we approach 16 years since the devastating terror attack on september 11th 2001, new york is still healing. all new this morning a closer look at one of the heroes of
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and let's take a live look outside. here locally it's a beautiful day for us, very fall-like out there with temperatures in the 50's. gary will be back will another look at your saturday forecast. stay with us. we'll be right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. our top story this morning is tracking hurricane irma. overnight the monster strengthened back to a category five and back to a four this morning. it shifted west of miami. we're a day away from it slamming the coast of florida. >> reporter: hurricane watches and warnings are continuing to be posted up and down the state as irma closes
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governor here is saying, no one in florida is safe. hurricane irma whipping up the winds on cocoa beach but the message is loud and clear. get out of town. for surfers, not a chance. >> it's fun. real fast. waves are big. >> reporter: for most floridians this is what hurricane preparations look like, the buzz of power saws and a constant stream of sand bags. >> everything's closing up as you can see we're all closed up. we've finished up all the plywood today. we finished laying sand bags. we taped over the key holes. >> reporter: millions in irma's path are now being told to evacuate clogging major interstates like i75 and i-95. >> there's noplace to go. you get on i-95, it's packed, right, so you might have to spend the night on i-95. >> reporter: for many long time floridians who can rattle off former storm names like ex-girlfriends,
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be messed with. >> this actually kind of scares me. i been contemplating leaving now for the last four, five days which i've never considered before. >> reporter: as the storm creeps closer, food and gasoline are becoming moral scares. check out the target store in orlando, shelves nearly picked clean of bread and canned foods, bottled water also being rationed to two cases a person. >> i think texas caused a lot of people to think that they needed to be prepared. i'm just getting my water, my basics and just trying to get everything at home all prepared. >> reporter: with time running out before irma makes landfall and a forecast track that keeps changing, some don't know where to go. >> i'm in a pickle. >> reporter: what's the pickle. >> what to do. because either we leave here or we go -- we have reservations for tampa but the storm is either going to tampa or it's coming here so we're like in the middle. >> reporter: officials announced tonight every florida public school and
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shut down through monday and for only the seventh time ever orlando's walt disney world and universal studios will be closed to guests through the weekend. >> all right, joining u us now on the phone is florida resident don't boneham. are you there. >> yes. >> thanks for joining us dean. evacuation orders are under way but you decided to stay. tell us what the situation right now is in your area and the mood down there at this moment. >> sure. i'm in polk county. they have -- it's voluntary evacuations for people. they recommending if you're in like a mobile home or near the flood planes to leave but i'm kind of in the middle. i'm in a brick apartment, you know, my work -- i've had to work through the weekend and that got -- that got scrapped yesterday. they closed our
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of course it was too late. >> and you mentioned you're in polk county. officials there in your county, they are obviously bracing for the potential impact of the storm. i read that they're going to be massive power outages, they're preparing for that and we saw what happened with harvey down in texas. what are your plans and what do stores nearby look like where you are, basic supplies running low, we heard about gas shortages, food and water and that type of thing. kind of set the scene for us. >> sure, absolutely. kind of we said the mood down here is anxious. it's eerie. i went to wal-mart to get a few additional things. i agree everything is out. there's no bread, no canned products, paper products, the cat food and litter all that's gone. luckily i was stocked up so i'm just kind of a -- i have every electronic plugged in my wall, backup chargers laptops anything to charge my phone hopefully to stay in contact with family and friends. i don't know how
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hopeful its a few days and the not -- everyone said it could be a few weeks. i don't know how i could last that long without power and everything. >> hey, dean, it's gary here. listen, real quickly, how frustrating has it been this week just to not know exactly what part of florida or exactly where this storm is going? i mean, it seems like it set the whole state on edge here. how has that been? >> oh, yes, i would say it's frustrating but for me it's more anxiety, anxious. it could go to the east, it could go to the west, now it's a category four, a five. no one knows where the eye is going to go. everyone thinks they're dodging it and then a few hours later you're in the direct line of the storm. it changes so quick. you know, you think you're safe one minute and then one minute you're not. i'd say it's been a very long week. >> oh, boy. >> well, dean, we'll be certainly thinking of you and thanks so much for joining ugg
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stay safe. >> thank you so much and yeah, thank you. >> thanks dean. thanks for being with us. >> no problem. >> dean is in lakeland florida east of tampa. >> right around tampa, yeah, yeah. look, we still don't know exactly where it's going and here's part of the frustration, the anxiousness for everybody in florida. even if this storm goes a little bit farther to the west and stays off shore of florida it probably means it just moves up and hits the panhandle of florida. i don't see how people in florida don't escape this. so, maybe it moves farther and it doesn't come up the west coast of florida but it hits the panhandle and then goes up into the southeast. somebody's going get this storm, somebody gets this storm aren't the longer it stays over water the longer it has to just be more intense. >> intensify. >> exactly or even intensify a little bit more. so, so, frustrating and it hasn't started to make the turn yet and it seems like with every new model run perhaps it goes a little
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means the east coast of florida thinks oh, we're in the clear now which in you isn't true because the windfield with this is so large. the tropical storm force winds extend almost 200 miles out from the center of this storm. the hurricane force winds extend almost 100 miles out from the center of the storm. now, that doesn't mean the package of this 150 miles per hour winds extends 100 miles out from the center of the storm, no, that's not true. that extends just a few miles out from the storm in all directions but right now it's maintaining this 155 miles per hour wind package right around the very center, right around the eye wall now. you can see how the hurricane warnings have been posted. here's the keys and then all all the way up, pretty much all the way up, east coast, west coast of florida it means that there's the potential here that they could get these hurricane force winds. just so you know, track continues to move a little bit to the west but still right over key west and then up towa
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eventually right up the west coast of florida, headed towards unfortunately tampa. tampa saint pete and then dean where we just talked to him up there in lakeland florida. still questions here annie on exactly when the storm is going to make that northerly turn and will it be on the west coast of florida or could it be a little bit more off shore and then if that happens it probably goes up and hits the panhandle. so, just -- florida is going to get hit it looks like with this storm one way or the other. back over to you. >> gary thank you. time is 7:21. you're watching fox5 news on this saturday. still ahead, want to help your parents or grandparents navigate social media? a local teen will teach just about anyone how top use social media and she's here to share her knowledge with us. we'll see if she can teach us a thing or two coming up. we'll be right back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> your time is 7:24. a lot of people use social media, there's no doubt about that its how many of us get news, it's also how we make sure our family is safe. for a lot of older generation associate is not that easy. joining us to talk about how to coach seniors to
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social is founder of social coach jordan. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> thanks for joining us. so, i mean, social media is everywhere. you've got different platforms now, five, six and it's growing. how did you get into something like this. >> basically from the time i was eight years old i've just had a fascination with technology. i was teaching my grandparents, my parents and i realized that my talents could just be applied to a greater sector of the community. >> that's super smart. i remember when my parents decided to graduate from the flip phone to the smartphone and then with the smartphone you have all these apps and social media platforms you have to help them with. where does one start to help their parents or grandparents get social? >> well, that's what we do basically. social coach is my school club that basically teaches, trains and connects senior citizens on how to use their and social media technology. and so i have a group of
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social coaches that we take to senior residents' homes and we teach them everything from how to use their camera and how to use instagram and the classes are taught at no costs, taught by high school students that i train and it's awesome. and they love us. they love having us there. >> that's wonderful. so what has the response been like. >> it's been great. we have the same faces coming back every time. they ask us to come back. we have a rotation around the d.c. area and we're looking to expand also in the future. >> and working with the senior citizens, what has been some of the challenges? do they get easily frustrated do you think or what kind of tips can you give those folks? >> yeah, sometimes they get easily frustrated but that's all part of the process. >> i find that i'm the one getting frustrated when i'm teaching my parents. >> patience is definitely a thing you should acquire. >> patience is key. >> you have to take a step back and realize they haven't grown up with this. >> it's all foreign to them, it's completely new. >> my generation has grown up wi
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patience and stepping back and just growing to their -- teaching to their learning styles and adapting your teaching styles as well. >> so, it's my social coach.com. >> yes. >> my social coach.com and i'm sure you've got all the social platforms people can follow you are and here they are and it's growing. jordan lemer thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> florida of course bracing for impact. we'll go there will next. live from orlando on the latest on the last minute evacuations and also the preparations as irma approaches. of course gary mcgrady will be back with another look at today's weather and give us the latest on irma's path as well. stay with us. we'll be right back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> welcome back. 7:30. gary mcgrady joining me. you have been watching this literally changing minute by minute. >> i think so. we're doing this again. it was a couple weeks ago, right, we had harvey and our weather was beautiful here and our weather is beautiful again here and we'll be bringing a hurricane on shore in the u.s. probably tomorrow morning at sometime. i think it's going to kind of scrape the keys, right over key west. we start this morning, i want to show you a look at radar because it is already ascending -- hurricane irma, major hurricane irma cat four is throwing these outer bands now across the keys and into southern miami. everglades here, there
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naples is just to the north and then you've got fort myers north of that. key largo has already gotten a nice band. this other band is swirling through miami coming up into miami bay now and all of this around the center of irma, the center of irma right now is just kind of scraping along northern sections of the coastline of cuba, the barrier islands there. hopefully cuba, which is taking a pounding now mostly with these winds coming around from the north and the northwest but hopefully over the next several hours we will see irma conti continue to weak. 155 miles an hour now, just about a category five, still a category four. something else about this, too. the winds are high and hopefully won't get any higher. the water temperature down here is 85 degrees or more and the heat content of the water is very high. it looks like it will come across the florida straits. you see the water right around the keys i v
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maybe 85 plus there as well. this could influence the hurricane a little bit over the next 12 hours. will she get a little bit stronger after being weakened a bit by cuba? we'll have to wait and see. official forecast does not call for that but this heat content, the water temperatures extremely important. something else that's extremely important, too, the storm surge. if it comes ashore right across key west the main storm surge will be right here in southwestern sections of florida, right there around marco island. could be as much as a 15-foot storm surge, 10 to 15 feet around that. now, look, the southern sections of florida, south of marco island here, most of this is the everglades. not a lot of folks living here. so, if it stays away from miami, that's good. they're still going to get some wind. hurricane warnings just basically wrap right around florida here and up the east coast. forecast right now calls for irma just
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along the east coast of florida, right up i75, through fort myers, up into tampa weakening i think as it goes along but listen, if the forecast calls for it to be just a little bit farther west with the next run, it could stay over the water of the gulf and that could keep it a little bit stronger as it makes its track up to the north. annie, i don't think this forecast track yet is set in stone. i think it could wobble a little bit one way or the other here over the next 24 hours. more details of course on irma. our weekend is gorgeous. we'll send it back over to you. >> gary, thanks so much. time now 7:33. let's head to our tisha lewis now who is in sterling virginia this morning where one local businessman is working with fema to help hurricane victims and tisha, this is such a wonderful thing. i understand a lot of people have come forward already. what types of things are they collecting? >> reporter: well, annie, you can see behind me first of all we're here at 103 carpenter drive in st
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and items throughout the day. bags and bags of sorted clothing. we have baby clothing also maternity clothing. there is men's clothing. there's women's clothing. women's shoes, all of these bags were initially gathered for hurricane harvey victims. they will likely go there but they'll also be going to potential victims of hurricane irma. now, all of this is brainchild of connectivity solutions. i have the founder of the company next to me. it's a veteran owned organization. >> service disabled veterans, yes. >> reporter: we spock with spokh you earlier this morning. tell us what you have so far. >> we have approximately 150 bags spread out throughout the building. we have 7,000 bottles of water donated. we have about 2500 now bottles of premade protein drinks, 75 cases of diapers. we had one woman donate 24 cartons of baby
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we have buckets donated that we're trying to put together now that fema suggested we do that are filled with cleaning supplies over here. we had one woman donate all this clorox and people are just coming out of the woodwork and we and want them to know that they can continue to come here from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until we leave on wednesday morning. >> reporter: so, from here, these items that andy just described and this is andy morganson from here these items will head out on wednesday, i have that correct? >> yes. >> reporter: and will head south to the aftermath, the people in florida for hurricane irma to help them. and you pointed out something that was very interesting when they were speaking this morning you said you have something called the first disaster which is hurricane and then you have the second disaster when that people are donating all of these goods but it's not sorter so what's very unique is that it's sorted by size gender and type so that it can go right to the people who need it the most. >> exactly. >> reporter: tell me a little
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we've been out here this morning. you are expecting a heavy flow of people to donate goods. how did you get the word out about this. >> well, it started with an idea i had when i was coming back from fedex field a project we were working on and i was overwhelmed with everything we saw on the news on tv and i decided we had to do something. when i came back i told my employees at my company that we needed to do something. so, we rallied the troops and just decided to do what we could. so, we put out out on social media and there's a friend of mine i hadn't talked to in 10 years named katie blare who became the piped piper. probably 60 percent of the stuff that's donated is because of her social media prowess so we had companies that we work with that were donating and it just keeps coming. coming. so s-the most amazing story was on thursday a critically ill cancer patient reached out to us that lives in leesburg and she asked if we can come to her home and pick up because she
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some of my staff went to her home and received goods from her even though that was terminally ill. >> reporter: andy thanks for being here. all of this shows the power of social media and the power of people coming together to help those who need it the most. tisha lewis, fox5 local news. >> that's right, attorney in a tisha and itstarted with andy on making a big difference much thank you so much. you're watching fox5 news morning on this saturday. much more ahead. stay with us. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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ned at johns hopkins. an army doctor who treated soldiers seriously wounded in the gulf war. eighteen years as volunteer medical director of a children's hospice. as lt. governor, he's fighting to expand healthcare in virginia. he'll get it done as governor. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, and we need to provide access to affordable healthcare for all virginians, not take it away. >> ♪ >> welcome back. time now 7:40. if you think whiskey drinks are just for men think again. joining us to debunk the myth is rachel smith mixing up a fall cocktail or thing. >> good morning. >> we don't think this is the go to drink for women. for men, yes. for women it can be intimidating. >> there's no wrong way to drink whiskey. you don't have to drink it neat you
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it on the rocks. first is our black eyed rye. this is great as the fall starts to turn. made with lime juice mint. if i could get your help squeeze a lime in here. we'll make our signature sag more mule. this is made with lime juice, 2 ounces here of sag more rye. >> while you're doing this folks can come by for tasting and tours. >> tours and tastings. we're in port covington. this is our sag more mule. >> that's it. >> that's it three ingredients. >> this is probably a strong flavorful taste. do you think this is lighter and stronger. >> it's going to be very approachable for all palate. you like ginger beer. this is great for fall. this is made with 2 ounces
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you can get a lot of fresh cider. we'll put that in there, a little bit of cider and the key to this one is lime juice which is a surprise because the lime juice will help to cut a little bit of the acidity in that cider and then just a smidge of simple syrup in there as well which you can make at home pretty easy or buy at a grocery store and then of course we'll top it off with 2 ounces of sag more rye. >> nice. so, tell me a little more about the tours and tastings. how does that work? sounds like a neat experience. >> we opened in april. we're just off 95 so quick trip from d.c. and we're opened seven days a week from i believe it's 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and it's about a one hour tour you get to see all the exhileration process fermentation process and get to taste our award winning whiskeys. >> which would you like to try. >> this is pretty good if you want to try this one. >> yeah and i'll mix this one up a little bit. >> while do you that. cheers you to rachel. thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks for having us. >> and we'll
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let's see how this tastes. >> oh, yeah, that's real strong. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ it's not our blood that binds us. the places we're from. or the things we believe. it's that beast inside of us. the monsters we keep. welcome to the brotherhood of muscle.
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>> welcome back. your time is 7:45. our top story this morning, hurricane irma, the big storm is inching closer to florida. more than 6 million people in florid
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asked to evacuate ahead of hurricane irma. it's threatening to push its way northward from one end of into to the other beginning tomorrow morning, sunday morning. many of course are afraid that this could be a catastrophic event. irma already being blamed for at least 21 deaths in the caribbean and following behind irma is hurricane josé a category four storm that could batter some of the places already ravaged by irma. the washington nationals are reaching out. the nats are collecting nonperishable food items cleaning supplies personal hygiene items to send to texas and possibly to florida. during game times donations will be accepted at the center field and home plate gates. outside of game time donations can be dropped off at the first street gate so convenient drop-off location. as
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florida texas still recovering from harvey. the good news is more help is on the way. d.c. police, fire and emergency officials are pitching in by filling four large trailers with tons of items people need. basic supplies. two of the trailers are already en route to texas now and by sunday morning more trailers will arrive in miami. the police union donated all of the items in the trailers. very nice to see. and of course gary, there's been an outpouring of support from just your everyday ordinary people to celebrities and, you know, leaders and so this has been a tough time. >> i know. and i -- you hear from the people in florida this week and they're -- i think the consensus is down there they're taking this much more seriously because of what they've seen from harvey. >> still fresh in their minds. >> this will not be like harvey. this storm is going to keep moving. there will be some flooding, we're talking 15 to maybe 20-inch rainfall totals. it's moving along. it won't stall out like harvey. there will be other issues. so we'll wait and see what happens
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i just checked traffic and most of the state of florida and interstates seem to be wide opened right now so that's good. >> like a ghost town. >> well, i guess. not only that but you got a lot of people in left the east coast and went to the west coast and now they're like okay we're on the west coast and it's coming to the west coast now we got to go back to the east coast. there will be a lot of traveling. >> most of these towns like miami for instance looks like ghost towns and that's what officials are wanting to see. >> oh, absolutely. >> and then the ones who have decided to stay and ride it out, options are pretty slim right now, flights aren't -- operations have been shut down and gas shortages and whatnot. >> if you have the gas and you can move, obviously you can do that, you just mentioned the airports are closed down there, so that's not going to happen. you know, we're hoping they stay safe but those that are traveling out this morning we're not -- we don't see backups down there. looks like again the interstates are wide opened. a lot of green. i was just looking at the traffic on google with that. beautiful here this morning. listenit
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great weekend for us. very, very fall-like, too. temperature today mostly sunny, 73 degrees. good stuff. we're starting off this morning in the 50's and the 60's. tomorrow just as nice. i mean, we may be one click warmer tomorrow, up to about 74 degrees or so. so, a lot of lower to mid 70's around here the next several days. and just beautiful sunshine. here is irma right now, still a major category four hurricane. i want to zoom in and show you the eye here just along the northern barrier islands. this is all cuba right here. this is satellite imagery. you can see it did weaken a little bit overnight. the eye is being disrupted by these barrier islands and by more importantly i think just the cuba land mass is restricting some of the moisture in flow into this major hurricane. winds are at 155 miles per hour right now which is basically a five. i mean, it's 1 miles per hour away from being a five. wait, hold on. we just got an update here. winds
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per hour. so, thank goodness. cuba has substantially weakened the storm now. the pressure continues to come up. that's a good thing, too. i just checked this a couple minutes ago. winds out of the -- movement is west right now at 12 miles per hour. so, it continues to be west. until it starts to move more of a west-northwest and then a northwesterly component to the movement we're not exactly sure where this is going to go. now, they haven't updated the track forecast, the hurricane center. they won't update that again until 11:00 a.m. this morning. you can see here it moving, expected to start that west-northwesterly turn and move right across key -- there's key west right there, okay. stay just off shore from marco island and again we don't want to follow the line. you o got the cone of possibility here. it could move a little bit more to the east, it could move a little bit more to the west. keep in mind if it stays off shore more in the gulf of mexico, waters are warm here, so the intensity could stay up just a bit. but right now it looks like it's forecast to move in ashore right
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sometime tomorrow afternoon. of course making landfall, too, with key west early, early tomorrow morning. and then continuing up into the southeast into the tennessee valley. a lot of rain here. looks like we're talking 15, maybe 20-inches of rain in the maximum amounts. this is tomorrow morning -- this is this morning, pardon me at 9:00 a.m. watch the eye here as it month movesthrough cuba. that will continue to disrupt the hurricane and then a quick move to the north. now, the model has shifted a little bit more to the west here. it looks like the eye wall stays going across key west. this is where the package of the heaviest winds are. then moving up towards marco island naples and then eventually fort myers and running up interstate 75 just inland. this is just one model. up towards tampa, saint petersburg and lakeland, too, there, so that's basically where we are with the latest track and the latest intensity now irma's down to 130 miles per hour hurricane. still a major, still major but not as strong as it was yesterday. 65 at 11:00 a.m.
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lots of sunshine. annie, we're going to make it up to 73 degrees today. it will be a beautiful, beautiful fall weekend at least here. not so for the folks down in florida. back to you. >> thanks so much gary. coming up this morning, monday marks 16 years since the 9/11 attacks. all new this morning we'll have a closer look at a new documentary about a man who saved several lives that day. that story coming up. you don't want to miss it. be right back. >> ♪ fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network. and with the new fios gigabit connection... you get our fastest... internet ever. with download speeds up to 940 megs - 20 times faster than most people have. switch to fios gigabit connection with tv and phone for $79.99 a month online for the first year. plus hbo for one year and multi-room dvr service
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>> ♪ >> monday is the 16 and anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. now there's a new documentary film about a man in the red bandana who saved the lives of several people on 9/11. fox's laura ingle has the touching story. >> reporter: when creator matthew weiss heard the story of wells crowder. he knew he had to make a story about it. he's a lawyer and never made a movie before but felt it was his calling to do so. it's taken more than six years but now man in red bandana narrated by gweneth paltrow is opened across the country. >> this story gripped me so that i said everyone needs to hear it and i'm going to figure out a way to make this film. >> reporter: wells crowder was working in the south tower of the world trade center on september 11th when they were struck by planes. he was above where the plane struck his building and managed to save at least 10 people using skills he had that learned from being a volunteer firefighter. >> when you hear what wells
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help but be inspired and uplifted. he put out fires. he extricated people that were trapped. he actually carried a woman down his shoulders on 17 flights of steps. >> reporter: the people who he saved recount that day and the man in the red bandana saving them. they also fill in the final moments that allison crowder's son was alive. >> i was very moved. there are parts of it of course that are very hard to see. but it's what the story was. and so i -- i was really so happy and pleased that the film came out as it did. >> reporter: knowing wells died doing what he loved, being a firefighter has helped allison cope with the loss of her son. the film explains how wells legacy continues to live on to this day. >> it's a story about supreme humanity and courage but also
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>> ♪ >> right now at 8:00 residents in florida brace for hurricane irma. millions of people have been asked to evacuate ahead of the storm. from last minute preps to trying to get to safety, we've got team coverage this morning as hurricane irma sets its sights on the u.s. and we'll start with this. the storm is inching closer to florida. more than 6 million people in florida and georgia have been asked to evacuate. irma is threatening to push northward from one ends of florida to the other beginning sunday morning. many of course are afraid this could be a catastrophic event. irma is already being blamed for at least 21 deaths in the caribbean. let's get to our gary mcgrady now at 8 o'clock. gary as it inches closer to florida the path shifted slightly overnight. what's the latest right now. >> the latest, breaking news out of the hurricane center about 8 o'clock this morning, a few minutes ago, they issued it a little earlier than 8 o'clock and we were able to show it to you a few minutes ago, the winds have come down,
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that is significant from 155 to 130, okay and the pressures keep coming up. outer bands of the northern and northwestern sections of the hurricane just now coming across southern florida. i've been looking at the wind reports down here. most of the gusts are between about 25 and 31 miles per hour. the 31 miles per hour wind came out of that band you just saw move through key west right there. and then back up to miami most of the wind has been right around 20 to 25 miles per hour gusting. so, again, these are just the outer bands. the real heavy package of winds down here right now northern coastline of cuba, the barrier islands there. cuba and a slightly higher elevation down there with some of the mountainous areas have really disrupted this hurricane. so, still a category four but right at the bottom of the category four level and let me show you a couple of things here. obviously the red, this indicates that the hurricane warnings are in place wrapped all the way around florida from key west all the way back
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of tampa down through marco island and the everglades. most of the bahamas under a hurricane warning, too and look at the winds. i also put the wind field on here, the wind stream. so you can see here the winds coming through southern florida now and most of florida are basically coming out of the east and the northeast and again these outer bands are starting to move through now. winds are down to 130, movement is still to the west at 12 miles per hour. every hour it continues to move to the west is critical because that could mean a slightly more westward shift in the track, the forecast track. hurricane center will put out another track, another forecast track officially at 11:00 a.m. this morning but again, it continues to move to the west. they are culli calling for a vey sharp northwesterly turn moving right across the warm waters of the florida straits. waters here are 83 to 85 degrees so it could restrengthen a little bit more as itom
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coastline. there's mark cole island. the everglades will take a big punch from the storm and so will western florida as it continues to move up the coast of western florida and into the tennessee valley over the next couple of days. here's the eye wall this morning on models. stays along the cuba coast now for the next several hours. most of the day today, hopefully that will continue to weaken this hurricane just a little bit. eye wall just come off into the florida straits. tomorrow morning, late morning into right around noontime or so the aisle wall could be very -- eye wall could be close to key west, could be farther to the west, could be a little bit farther to the east. it just depends again when it starts to make that northerly turn and then works right up along cube -- along florida here towards fort myers potentially another landfall there for fort myers. i want to show you our seven day real quick. beautiful this weekend 73 to 74. later in the week possibly some showers on the eastern side of what's left of hurricane irma. back over to you,
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>> gary thank you. president trump is spending the weekend at camp david where he'll monitor hurricane irma and get updates. and florida governor rick scott has been very active on twitter before the hurricane makes landfall. last night he tweeted this "if you are in the keys i am urging you to leave right now. do not risk your life or the lives of your loved ones. leave right now ." and first lady melania trump tweeted "if you are in or near a projected path of hurricane irma, please listen to local law enforcement in the area. stay safe ." first daughter ivanka trump tweeted "thoughts and prayers to those in the path of hurricane irma, also go to ready.gov hurricanes for safety tips and follow fema for the latest." let's get to joel waldman who is in miami monitoring the latest. >> we ended up having to pay a thousand dollars to go to dallas and then on to l.a. >> reporter: across florida, airports now battening down the hatches preparing for hurricane irma as some people still looking to fly out
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>> we haven't slept. we've barely eaten since we've been here just trying to find a way out. >> reporter: irma has been friday is that predicted toas hit florida sunday. it's left deadly catastrophic destruction across the eastern caribbean. at this point authorities say 5.6 million people have been asked to evacuate florida ahead of the storm. and now they're warning people in south florida are running out of time. >> if you're not on the road by midnight, all right, don't get on the road. we have shelters in your community. go to those shelters. >> reporter: but as people try to flee, it's been slow going on northbound interstates with extra lanes including highway shoulders now being opened for travel. this as many gas stations are still facing fuel shortages and some are now shutting down. >> everywhere it's full and lines and stuff and it's like people are running out of gas and everything. so, it's pretty much like that. >> reporter: farther north officials in places like georgia are now ordering op
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inland. >> the storm is too dangerous for us to -- to discount it. >> reporter: florida's iconic theme parks are also preparing for irma. disney world is set to shut down early saturday along with universal and seaworld. reporting in miami, joel waldman, fox news. >> and we can tell you that officials in our area are responding as well. virginia governor terry mcauliffe has declared a state of emergency. he's promising to provide aid to states affected by the hurricane. and maryland governor larry hogan says that they are ready as well to jump in. our team coverage continues this morning. our tisha lewis is live in sterling virginia where one local businessman is working with fema to help hurricane victims and tisha, we've been checking in with you all morning long. i know we're getting a little closer to that 9 o'clck time where they open up for collections. what are they in need of at this point? >> reporter: well, you know, annie, they are in need of everything. but let me show you what they have so far. to m
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bags. these bags are filled with clothing for men, women, children, boys and girls and the best thing about it all is that it's all sorted because what you don't want is people giving all these donations and then when it gets to the disaster scene folks have to then sort through it all so it's ready to go for people who need it most and then to my right take a look at this. they are up busy at work continuing to sort boxes of toys, nonperishable items, items needed to stay clean, items needed to clean and all of this will head toward irma. it was initially gathered for hurricane harvey victims. now this is now being diverted to potential hurricane irma victims and henry, i want to chat with you this hour. are you a new employee at connectivity solutions. this is a family owned business here in virginia. you've been on the job less than a month a
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helping out. >> yes, i've been here pretty much every single day helping with -- i'm just blessed to pretty much first of all have a job and then second to help out and do whatever is needed to make things work and i know this is a very good cause and i think that we're doing something here. it's not a good thing. it's what needs to be done. >> reporter: that's right, henry, thank you so much. and andy, you are the brainchild behind this effort, also the company. tell us what is now needed. you have a lot of stuff here. what do you still need? >> thank you, tisha. first and foremost i want to thank all the families that are involved in this, all the significant others that are being understanding of what we're doing and then the team that's going to go down to florida with us. they're just -- everybody's helping out pitching in. but what we really need right now is cleaning products like this, so when folks go back to their homes, they have the ability to start putting it back together. so, what we're doing in the front is we
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buckets that we're stuffing with these products and scrub brushes and rubber green gloves and cleaning supplies, razor knives so they can cut the dry wall out. so, anything you would need to put your house back together and what i'm telling everybody is when you walk around your home and you see something that you have, these folks don't have it anymore so please just give until you can't give any more. we'll be here at 103 carpenter drive sterling, virginia from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day until we start the trucks up on wednesday morning. >> all right, andy, thank you so much. and again, you heard andy say they're going to start the trucks up on wednesday morning. they are going to head out with plenty of supplies, plenty of donations on wednesday in an rv and head south and be ready to help at a moment's notice. tisha lewis, fox5 local news. >> amazing. thank you so much, tisha. time now is 8:09. fox5 is always on. we'll have continuing coverage on hurricane irma throughout our morning show and all day forhe
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head to our facebook and twitter pages and of course you can always get the very latest up to date news on our web site at fox5d.c.com. well, coming up this hour another look at our top story this weekend. florida preparing for hurricane irma. we'll talk to a florida resident after the break. as we approach 16 years since the devastating terror attack on september 11th new york is still healing. all new a look at one of the heroes of that fateful day. here locally let's take a live look outside. it is gorgeous for us here in d.c. just fall-like temperatures out there starting off in the 50's, inching closer to the 70's according to gary so he'll have a full forecast for us coming up. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> all right, welcome back. your time now is 8:13. our top story this morning is tracking hurricane irma and overnight the path of the storm shifted southwest of miami and we are now just a day away from irma slamming the coast of southwest florida. fox's james iman has more on how people are preparing in orlando. >> reporter: hurricane irma is putting the orlando area on alert as thousands arrive seeking refuge from south florida. the mayor is telling residents and visitors to be prepared for the storm which is expected to wreak havoc on the region this weekend. >> i know that virtually every hotel in central florida is booked. this has been a very severe and unique experience. >> reporter: residents
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supplies to prepare. >> and i've passed two gas stations on the way to here they were both empty. i got my truck filled up and then i filled up four 5-gallon gas cans for my generator. >> we've got four vehicles and they're all full so we've got that gas for the generators. we got four generators so. i scared? yeah. >> reporter: local officials are asking people to gather supplies for at least seven days and be prepared to go without power. in orlando, willie james iman, fox news. >> joining us via skype this morning is chris van fleet who lives in fort lauderdale and works at the fox tv station in miami as an entertainment reporter. chris thanks for getting up early with us this morning. let's start off with how are you doing and what has it been like over the last several days. >> reporter: it's been an interesting experience annie. i'm here in fort lauderdale getting ready for the storm. you can see behind me the winds have kind of started he
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start to move into our area in the afternoon or at least the beginning of it. it's an interesting situation. everyone knows just how big this storm is and when you look at it, it's almost double the width of florida so even if the eye doesn't hit us here like was the original plan a couple days ago, we're still going to feel some very strong winds, some very strong hurricane force winds here. the chances of power going out are very strong here so we're still prepared for the worst here and hoping for the best. >> you're right, i mean, we are preparing for the worst but you mentioned power outages. we understand there's also been a shortage of gas, basic supplies like food water and so on. so, what have you done personally to prepare for something like this? are you ready for what's to come? >> well, me and everyone in my neighborhood is prepared by boarding up windows that may not be protected. i had a boat that was in my drive way, that's now been taken somewhere safe. it's -- i've been stockpiling the water that i do have. it's -- it's -- i'm not original
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me trying to figure this out. i filled my bathtub with water in the case that i can't flush my toilet or i can't take a shower. i have filled ziploc bags with water and put them in my fridge for two reasons. one, and then the wind is starting to pick up here as i say that. number one, if my freezer does go out i'll at least have something cold in my freezer and as that water does start to melt then i'll have something to drink so we're prepared here if the power goes out for several days and once again, we're just hoping for the best. >> yeah. and you mentioned that you're not originally from florida. you live there now. i don't know how long you've lived there but have you talked to other floridians about, you know, ways that you can better prepare because i'm sure, you know, they've been through this before, of course florida no stranger to hurricanes and things like that. >> well, it's an interesting thing to talk to other floridians about hurricanes because they take kind of a lackadaisical approach because there's a lot of times
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and then the path changes and doesn't even make landfall at all. so, a lot of times floridians will have what they call hurricane parties where everyone will hunker down in someone's house and ride out the storm until it goes away and usually you don't see any bad effects. very different here. here. it's a serious serious storm because it is and they're remembering hurricane andrew in 1992, the category five storm that hit and had the massive destruction. right now this is a category four storm. the winds are 155 miles an hour. but the cutoff for it to be a category five storm is 157 miles an hour. so, this is still a very, very strong storm. it's going to impact the keys in a very bad way. as we start to see that move in later today and the worst of it's going to be overnight tonight. >> that's right. chris van fleet entertainment reporter at our affiliate wsvn. thank you so much for talking hurricane irma for us and switching gears. please stay safe and keep in
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touch. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> ♪ >> all right, gary, we saw that wind picking up in the background there. >> yeah, they're getting gusts. >> it's pretty warm. >> oh, absolutely. it's -- in many ways it's a typical miami morning. >> right. >> okay. the winds are gusting little band of thunderstorms coming through but that will change when the storm gets close. chris didn't know but the winds have come down to 130 which is good. cuba has been beating up the storm overnight so that's a good thing. let me give you some bullet points real quickly what we're thinking here. it is moving along the northern cuban coast now and of course that's been disruptive to the storm so the winds are down a little bit. it's weakened overnight now down to 130 miles per hour storm. still a category four but it's 130 as opposed to 155 which is what it was earlier. southwestern florida landfall does look like tomorrow morning early along key west and then up towards marco island and naples and then it does look like that the track will still fluctuate just a little bit. the winds have been coming around from the northeast
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they've already been getting a couple of little of the northern bands of hurricane irma, so the winds and some of those bands have been gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour. i saw one gust down around key west which was basically 31 miles per hour, so the strongest package of winds, yeah, still way down to the south. as a matter of fact the storm is about 230 or so miles to the south and southeast of miami. all of -- just about all of florida is covered up in hurricane warnings as you might think. wind movement is to the west at 12 miles per hour. again, the latest observations from the hurricane hunter aircraft which basically stays in the storm now as much as it can is down to 130 miles per hour. just a land mass of cuba is disrupting moisture from coming up into the storm so it's weakening. pressure has been coming up all night and eventually when the pressure keeps coming up the wind field, the wind does have to come down so good news that's what's happening. now, the they are forecasting officially for it to be
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major hurricane right up through key west early tomorrow morning and then making landfall along the western side of florida and eventually bringing rain up and down the west coast of florida and into the panhandle before it's all said and done. we'll come back with a check of more news and a look at our local weather as well coming up. stay with us. >> ♪
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furry friend to add to the family listen closely as well. joining us the owners and co-owners of kittens and cups a foster lounge where people can adopt rescue cats and enjoy coffee and tea and goodies. good morning ladies. >> good morning. >> we have sara haley and wrigley joining us all cat lovers. who is this guy. >> this is vinnie. >> and there is timmy. >> yes. >> vinnie and timmy. are they a bonded pair they have to be adopted together. >> yes, they're a bonded pair. >> tell us about the lounge. what's it like. >> so, you come in and you rent some time and then you hang out with the cats and they're all from the spca in anne arrundel county and you can adopt them if you want, yeah. >> so, set the scene a little bit. i went to the facebook page to look at some photos and is it -- for someone who hasn't visited is it pretty much like a table setup and cats everywhere or are they more contained.
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the cats are everywhere definitely. right now we have 13 kitties in residence. we have music going, toys, magazines, we have a chalkboard wall for people to draw on and all kinds of good stuff. >> you don't have to go there just to adopt, right? you can go there to enjoy just being around cats and kittens. >> uh-huh. >> but if you want toed adopt how does that process work. >> the spca has application forms that you fill out and then we can send them over to them and the process takes about a week or so and then they can pick up their new furry friend. >> what inspired you ladies to do something like this. you all seem like good friends. [laughter] >> very good friends. they're my daughters. >> oh. [laughter] >> see, i did not know that. [laughter] >> live on tv. >> well, haley graduated from micah two years ago. >> two. >> good heavens and we started thinking about what she had passion about besides art and obviously animals have been a big part of our life and
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years ago for her birthday and fell in love with it. >> it's family owned and operated. >> yes. >> just the three of you yes. >> this kind of thing is popular in asia. it's the same concept and it is just booming so perhaps we can see more of this happening here locally 'cause i think it's a wonderful, you know, time to just kind of sip some tea but also enjoy the kitties and then take them home if you would like. >> absolutely. >> thank you so much. and shall we do it. it's going to be a c cat-stravangza. >> it's kitten and cups.com.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. your time is 8:28. here's a live look at miami beach in south florida. this is something you will rarely z it's empty. we lost the shot there. obviously very windy and you said the rain has picked up there. >> yup. >> but as soon as irma hits this area the potential impact, the ferocious winds fierce enough to do a lot of damage. >> absolutely. the farther west this storm goes, it looks like now it probably hits along the keys, so the -- the miami area is going to be on
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the dirty side of the storm or the eastern side of the storm so they're going to have some ferocious winds. they'll have power outages, a lot of rain, no doubt about that. they'll have storm surge as well. another thing they're going to get tornadoes. so they have to worry about land falling tornadoes. >> gary, how concerned do we have to be about hurricane josé. >> the way it's looking, for us it does look like josé will turn. >> okay. >> and go off. >> veer off. >> yeah. that's the way it's looking now. >> okay. >> i think the best thing to do to handle one at a time. we'll deal with irma and then josé is out there and unfortunately it does look like hurricane josé is going to end up going right across some of the virgin islands out there that were just hit so hard from irma which i'm pretty sure is unprecedented for two major hurricanes to go over the virgin islands in basically less than a week. look how cool it is outside. here at home locally 50 degrees for gaithersburg. it's still chilly out there. frederick is 52. hagerstown is 53. here
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out this morning. gorgeous blue sky. lots of sunshine. this is a nice chilly fall-like air mass all across the northeast, all the way -- raleigh right now is sitting at 58 degrees. it's colder in raleigh than we are in the city. richmond the same at 60 degrees. new york city is 56, boston is 58. there's this big area of high pressure that's coming in from the north and the west and that's allowing this nice refreshing air mass to come in and it's the same area, the same high pressure here is going to stop irma as she comes up through florida and just kind of hold her still in the tennessee valley and that could mean once she continues to weaken there will be heavy rain out there. we'll be on the east side of the circulation so we'll get some rain from it coming up later in the week, okay. sunny today, 60's to the north. we're going to be sitting here in the 70's. it looks like low 70's for us. some places approaching the middle 70's and there could be a couple of spots north
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west that may just get to 70 or so for a high temperature today. by 11:00 a.m., lots of sunshine, we're 65 degrees. 2 o'clock we're 71. just gorgeous through the afternoon, 73 degrees. again here's the highs today and what it looks like out there. you can see a couple of spots only making it up to 78 degrees. winchester perhaps only stays in the upper 60's for highs today. but it will be real, real nice. the winds are only going to be out of the north at five to 8 miles per hour or so, maybe 10 at best and then we're going to have lots of sunshine all day long. here's your seven-day forecast. i want you to see how gorgeous it is for the weekend. temperatures basically lower to mid 70's. it looks pretty good on monday. sun and clouds now. we may have to end up loading monday evening with a few showers depending on exactly what happens with the remnants of irma and then it looks like on tuesday, wednesday and really through the week we'll kind of be under the influence of what's left from irma. we'll be on the east side of the circulation. so, looks like it
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towards tennessee, ohio valley and just kind of sits there and can shoot showers our way so a little bit unsettled but we'll get warmer as temperatures will be upper 70's to lower 80's by wednesday, thursday and friday. >> gary, thanks so much. our team coverage continues this morning at 8:32. a lot of people wanting to help and tisha lewis is live in sterling virginia where one man is working with fema to help hurricane victims. this initially started as a reach out for hurricane harvey but now it has shifted to help the potential victims of irma, is that right. >> reporter: that is correct. the help is happening behind me. they're loading the bags on the truck. these trucks will head to the areas impacted by hurricane irma now and andy, this is really the brainchild and fruition of what you were talking to me about, your company and your desire to help those who need it most but you mentioned something talking about
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disaster. explain to me what that is. >> thank you tisha. the second disaster is a very, very large problem when these things happen. people donate trash bags full of items. they're not sorted. and nobody knows what's in them and it just becomes overwhelming for everybody because they can't sort them. so, what we did differently was we sorted everything by gender by adult male, adult female, kids. there's a local motorcycle organization called baca, bikers against child abuse and this is wild child and i asked them to come and help and they graciously just came. >> reporter: you came. just tell me why you wanted to be a part of this. >> we'll do everything we can to support the community. as baca we're for helping anybody. the wounded warriors veterans first responders, children is our specialty but any time we're not doing that, we support t
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any way we can. >> reporter: wild child thank you for being here. a lot of people are here. tell us a few things where we are right now and what is still needed. >> we're at 103 carpenter drive we'll be here until the trucks roll out on wednesday we'll be taking donations. the biggest thing we need right now is on this cart over here is a selection of cleaning products that families need when they get back into their homes to put their homes back together. so, you can see that there's brushes and scrubs clorox and different things so when you get back into a house after a flooding you've got to cut the dry wall out clean it up get rid of the mold and none of this stuff is going to be available in the disaster areas because it's going to be sold out and bought so it's important that we get as many of these as we can. so if people can go to their local home depots or big box stores and buy 5-gallon buckets with lids on them and then stuff them with the products we have here, it's a
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huge, huge head start for us to help the folks down in florida. >> reporter: all right andy i want to point out a few things. this is a veteran owned company, your company. >> yes. >> reporter: it's family owned. >> yes. >> reporter: and you are doing all of this -- everything you see happening around me you're doing all of this on your own dime. >> we are, yes. we're -- when people want to donate money we ask them to donate it to the red cross and help folks out there way. this is completely self funded by csi and the employees, all the employees were given the option to be paid for their time. every single one of them said no. our controllers has been in the middle of this. we have employees that are just going way above and beyond for this. >> reporter: andy hats off to you and you have a special message for my colleague annie. the mike is yours. >> annie we want to say thank you very much, brian, from casey's auto put us in touch with you. you are a god send to us and we can't thank you enough. eugene the cameraman tisha here as well they've been here all morning since very early and it just means theor
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us. we thank you very much. god bless. >> reporter: andy thank you and again the team will be out here throughout the duration of the day here on 103 carpenter drive here in sterling collecting donations. be sure to stop by drop off some goods if you're able to do so. tisha lewis fox5 local news. >> andy i'm just here to give you a platform. you're an extraordinary man. thank you so much for all you are doing. again it's 103 carpenter drive in sterling 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. please go by and help if you can. we want to remind you that fox5 is always on. we'll have continuing coverage all day long pretty much hurricane irma throughout our show for the remainder of the time with us here in the 8 o'clock and then all throughout the day on our 5:00 and 6:00 and all the those we have tonight. check back in very latest on irma. head to our facebook and twitter pages fox5 d.c. and of course we'll have the very latest on our web site at fox5d.c.com. time now is 8:36. coming up, september is baby safety
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department on all the latest must haves for all new parents. we'll be right back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ it's not our blood that binds us. the places we're from. or the things we believe. it's that beast inside of us. the monsters we keep. welcome to the brotherhood of muscle.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. your time is 8:39. september is baby safety month and here to give us some new and great safety products is jessica
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blogger and parent of course. we'll start on this end here. we were just talking about this neat little contraption. >> this is the i bert bike seat it's a safety seat. you don't have to worry about your child in that old bike trailer. i always felt so nervous with that. i worried if my child was okay. this comes up between your handlebars on the front of your bike. so you can see your child. you can know it your child is okay. it better positions the point of gravity on your bike and your child can have a beautiful view looking at the world in a cute little steering wheel here for them. >> adorable. >> it's such a great thing. >> it even has a cushion here for comfort. >> for comfort. >> what is the weight requirement or the age on that. >> so, you want to make sure your child is old enough to sit upright and wear a bike helmet so about a year is when you can start some children might be ready for that earlier and of course their legs are going to go right here and this can go up to about
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38 pounds and so i really love this especially right now in september with the beautiful weather, we're going for family bike rides, so the i bert safety seat. it's such a great new innovation for baby safety month. >> and it's got a harness. >> it's great. learn more about this at i bert bike. >> what are these. >> these are medical grade silicone so they're really soft and they're also really gentle on babies' mouths. these are their mix spoon so they feel beautiful. >> i'm seeing more and more of these like silicone bpa. >> bpa free, yes, be and they're toxin free completely medical grade silicone. i really love the gentle bottle which actually were mimics mom. it mimics nursing. so, it has an offset nipple this really soft silicone so you're not going to have so much feeding confusion if you're going back from nursing to
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can really mimic mom's body there. >> that's nice. >> so you can learn more about that at hola baby us. >> i had to try like three bottles to get the right bottle for my daughter so that's another option out there. >> definitely. >> what's this. >> this is the snooze a peco baby monitor its a wearable baby monitor you clip to baby's diaper. it gives parents peace of mind and it clips right to the front of their diaper when they're sleeping. it does not have to have skin to skin contact so you don't worry about false alarms. it monitors baby's breathing their temperature. >> wow. >> it will sound a little alarm if baby stops breathing and that way the baby can hear the alarm and wake up and it connects to a bluetooth app on parent's phone. >> that's incredible. how much does something like that run. >> this is 149 and you can find it at babies r us. >> what is this the
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even if you're like i don't want to do cloth deep emergency it's so inconvenient this is really convenient and also it's leak free and it's also really safe for the environent because the only thing you have are these little liners that you can flush away and recycle. it's really great for the environment. >> this makes a huge difference for those of you who are on the fence about cloth deep emergency. >> yes. aren't the whole system thinks everything all connected in there so you have all these little leak guards and it's really cute, too. you have all these fashionable pieces. >> i love it. jess, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> as always. where can folks finds you. >> at parents in silver spring.com. >> thank you. we'll be right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back, gary. feels like fall out there for us. >> my goodness it's so beautiful. 50 degrees in gaithersburg right now. >> yeah. it's incredible. >> would you. >> of course this goes without saying but i'll say it. it feels almost guilty to have this kind of weather up where we are when our fellow americans down south are going through so much. >> we had the same thing a couple weeks ago with harvey. it was down there so bad and so gorgeous here. that's going to be the case for us this weekend. it's really nice, very fall-like showing you irma now. cuba is doing the trick on irma. she's come way down from 155 miles per hour winds to 130 miles per hour winds. this large island here disrupts the flow of moisture into the hurricane and it does look like there
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of what we call shear back out to the west. that should help a little bit, too. so, hopefully -- this is not the official forecast but hopefully we won't see irma run back up to 155 before eventually making landfall, probably in florida late, late tonight, early tomorrow morning for the keys. it's moving north -- it's moving west along the northern coastline of cuba right now. it's weakened overnight, it's down to 130 miles per hour winds. still nothing to joke about here because it's still a major category four hurricane even though it's come from the highest part of the category five, of category four down to the lowest part of the category four. southwest florida landfall tomorrow morning looks like down around the keys. rain eight to 15-inches, some isolated 20 along the path of the storm over the next 72 hours or so. it has yet to make the move north, which is really critical on where it's going to make landfall in florida or whether it m
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all at least along the florida peninsula. it may eventually make it up in the panhandle if it doesn't make it along the peninsula and the intensity will definitely still be fluctuating. northern bands of hurricane irma coming across southern florida right now. the winds have picked up. we've seen gusts 25 to 30, 35 miles per hour. these bands come on through with some very, very heavy rain. there is the eye working right along the northern coastline of cuba continuing to move to the west at about 14 miles an hour, now west at 12 miles per hour. they've updated this again. the wind again is down to 130 miles per hour, pressure continues to come up. the hurricane warning, wow, all around florida and out towards the keys. as the track comes to the north, this is the official track from the hurricane center we'll get a new track at 11:00 a.m., may shift a little bit to the east, may shift a little bit to the west depending on what they're thinking there. here's key west by early, early tomorrow morning the eye could come right
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and then just scrape the western edge of florida. we're talking wind gusts maybe over 120 miles per hour from, say, marco island here all the way up towards tampa and then up towards basically the panhandle there, the winds should continue to weaken a little bit tomorrow as she makes some contact with the land there on western sections of florida and then up into the tennessee river valley before it's all said and done. annie, i think our weekend looks gorgeous. we're talking 70's here. but by next week, it does look like we'll begin to get some showers. we'll be on the east side of that dying circulation from irma. >> all right, gary, thank you so much. now, as gary just mentioned, hurricane irma is inching closer to florida. more than 6 million people in florida and georgia have been asked to evacuate ahead of the now category four storm. florida governors have warned residents they not only have a few hours left to evacuate or that they do have a few hours left to evacuate or they'll just have to ride out the storm. now, irma also is expected to hitei
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georgia, south carolina, virginia governor terry mcauliffe, of course, has declared a state of emergency. he did that yesterday. he's promising to provide aid to states affected by the hurricane. >> ♪ time is 8:50. let's get a final check of what's happening down there. hurricane irma gained some strength overnight and it's on a collision course with florida. it's already left a path of destruction in the caribbean. fox's lauren blanchard is live in orlando florida this morning with the latest and lauren, i just can't imagine what the emotions are like down there. we've seen what irma did already in the caribbean, at least 21 deaths. set the scene. what's the mood like down where you are? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, annie. a lot of people coming in out of this gas station where i'm very hurried either filling up their cars, filling up gas tanks and then getting out of here. we aren't seeing a lot of long lines like what we saw yesterday so perhaps people have already left town or they're already hunkering down and this is all ahead of irma
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to evacuate south florida. it's one of the largest evacuations in state history. >> a miracle is how we ended up on this flight. it was absolutely a miracle. >> reporter: at this point the last commercial flights out of places like miami international airport have now departed ahead of the storm leaving some people stranded being directed to emergency storm shelter locations. >> the cops were like all the flights are canceled. and i almost started to cry. >> reporter: many shelters are now filling up all across florida. >> the first time in an evacuation. always lived in a high zone but it's okay. we'll -- we'll -- you just deal with it. >> reporter: this as 5.6 million people, 25 percent of florida's population, has been ordered to evacuate. amid the exodus highways have been backed up heading north so overnight a number of drivers hit the road taking advantage of fewer travelers while many were sleeping. and with irma
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staple items like food and gasoline are becoming hard to come by. >> i think texas caused a lot of people to think that they needed to be prepared. >> reporter: late friday, hurricane irma regained category five strength. at this point after blasting cuba and causing death and catastrophic destruction across the caribbean, irma appears ready to target south florida on sunday. >> the greatest concern at this point is now for the florida keys, southwestern florida and still potential for hurricane force winds on the east coast. >> reporter: and irma could bring a storm surge of 12 feet to some areas and officials are warning some 9 million people could lose power, some of those for weeks. annie. >> lauren blanchard reporting live from florida thank you so much and stay safe. 8:52. you're watching fox5 news at 8:00. we'll be right back after
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>> ♪ >> well, basements are full of all kinds of junk but one home in new york takes the cake. officers executing a search warrant on the home after they received the tip the home may be harboring illegal wildlife and that was definitely the case when they got there. they actually found a swimming pool in the basement with seven live sand bar sharks. yes, really and three o
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dead sharks. marine experts tagged those sharks and relocated them. the investigation is ongoing. no one has been charged. with fall quickly approaching how would you like to visit the 7-acre corn maze in fisher's indiana. it's incredible. it took two years to make this massive maze and staff members will want into help those -- want it to help those who get lost if needed. there are two courses and easy one for kids and a longer more elaborate one for adults and it's 3 miles. should be fun. and finally we all know people in florida are getting ready for a worst case scenario. they're fueling up for the journey north. that has been difficult for some with gas supplies low and this residents was caught on camera stranded without gas. we've been showing this for a few days now, this guy had to push his car to the gas station because obviously fuel running low. >> he had to. >> yeah. i know they're trying to get more fuel down there according to governor rick scott so we'll have to
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see how this plays out. gary for us here fall-like temperatures. >> yeah, for the weekend. they're asking people in the gas station owners in florida to put big signs up saying they don't have gas. >> so they don't -- >> so people will save time as they go through. one last look at the storm here. the winds have come down overnight which is -- which is good. still the potential that this hurricane irma could get a little stronger when she moves back out over the florida straits and the warm water, moving west right now winds have come d down to 130. still forecast to come over key west. key west may see the eye of the hurricane come right over and annie, the wind gusts tomorrow along the florida coast, the western florida coast as she continues to move north along the coast tomorrow could be gusting over 120 miles per hour. so, obviously that's going to do a lot of damage there. if she'll stay farther off shore, out to the west which could still happen, that will of course help that. but still that means she's just going to make landfall probably in the
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florida later on. we get rain from irma next week. >> thanks gary. thank you for joining us and we'll see you back here tomorrow morning at as much at h the very latest. have a good weekend. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything so we know how to cover almost anything. even a swing set standoff.
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