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this is al jazeera america. live from new york. i'm erica pitzi. here are today's top stories. the u.n. security council condemns north korea's rocket launch, vowing to slap the country with a new set of sanctions. the president's candidates are on the trail in new hampshire before the primary. hillary clinton is in another state voters without a party, new hampshire more than ever see as
how they can make a run to the white house. beating the zika virus. could a pesticide make a comeback the accelerated development of north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programme poses a serious threat to international peace and security. >> the u.n. security council gathered for an emergency meeting. u.s. ambassador samantha powell says the launch was hostel, illegal, brazen and reckless. she is calling for sanctions against the country. >> gabriel elizonda has more ambassadors and diplomats rushing in to the security council chamber for an emergency meeting. >> weakness is not an option.
>> after the closed door meeting, the security council offered strong condemnation and promised a new resolution. samantha powell says the rocket launch was more than a provocation, but a direct threat that advanced north korea's nuclear ambitions. >> pyongyang claims it launched a paceful earth observation satellite. nobody is fooled. so-called vehicles are the same technology as missiles, prohibited by multiple security council resolutions. we are looking forward to expeditiously consulting with our colleagues in the coming days, and will be looking to council members to unite around a swift and aggressive response to the d.p.r.k.'s represented violations constituting this threat to global peace and security
the north korean warned they planned to fire a rock ement. two hours into the launch, the rocket carrying a satellite lifted off. now the west is hoping for an equally quick response. the u.s. and china were at work on a resolution in response to north korea's nuclear test last month. progress was slow. now the question for the u.s. and its allies is whether china, north korea's strongest backer will agree to stiff sanctions. >> reporter: a new resolution that will do the work of reducing tension and working towards nuclearization and maintaining peace and stability and encouraging a negotiated solution. >> the rocket launch violated four different security council resolutions. now with another worked on, and pyongyang threatening more rocket launches, the pressure is on diplomats to figure out what, if anything, will convince north
korea to stop, because up until now all threats have fallen on deaf ears now, it's not space ambitions that have countries concerned. it's the potential for north korea to use technology to launch a nuclear weapon. >> here it is, north korea's rocket. similar if not identical it the one it's thought put a satellite into space on monday. it's never been tested as a ballistic missile, but experts say it could be adopted to carry an 800 kilogram payload. up to 10,000km, putting asia, europe and the u.s. within range. it is not considered a very good ballistic missiles, can only be launched from fixed sites, it's not easily hidden or moved and takes hours to prepare volatile fuel for launch, it's hardly a
responsive weapon, north korea would need to develop a nuclear warhead small and light enough to fit into the rocket. there's no evidence of this. if north korea could get a bomb into the upper atmosphere above a target with another challenge, it would need to bring it down in a controlled way, to stop it burning up as it reaches speeds of up to 25,000 k/hr. there's no evidence that it has the capacity to do this. experts say a successful launch could help north korea develop this, the km-08 intercontinental missile. only in a complicated way. the rockets are different. it means that the north koreans vehicle is probably what they say it is, a space launch vehicle that in its current reform has little other use.
paul carol works on issues with the u.s. department of energy and travelled to north korea several times and studied its nuclear programme. north korea claims they launched a satellite for peaceful pumps. could this be a fronts for a ballistic missile test? >> thanks for having me. i would say it's both. what i mean is the north had had ha space launch satellite programme as early as the 1980s. they began to test rockets in the late '90s, this is the fourth, fifth, who what is called a space launch vehicle launch. it does overlap a bit with technologies, and sophistication and engineering that one needs to have a missile programme. >> the u.n. security council called an emergency meeting to address this. what can that accomplish? unfortunately the track record is not very good.
they are predictable responses from the government, condemnation that this is unanticipatable. at the end of the day, the sanctions are meant to cause main to north korea, so they feel they have a choice. if they continue with the behaviour, with the rocket and nuclear programs, it's simply too costly. that has not within the case yet. as we see they tasked another nuclear device a month ago. the real need is for china and the u.s. to get on the same page and approach north korea with a common front. >> what do the countries need to do. what is the same page they need to be on? >> that is the crux of the matter. north's nuclear programme is the number one priority, consouth-eastern and slat. when it comes to china, their
concern is that a collapse of the north korean society, a collapse of the regime, will lead to tens of millions of refugees over the border. as much as china is not fond of north korea's behaviour, they tolerate it to a point because the worst out come is collapse. so until - unless and until beijing and washington can agree to common ground, and approach north korea, saying the same things, and implementation. ing the same kinds of punishment, the north will be able to continue to exploit the differences. >> now there is a north korean satellite in orbit, what is the worst-case scenario here, could the sat lit pose a threat to south korea or the west? >> it's highly unlikely. it was interesting to me one of our own government agencies, the strategic command. the first statement is this
would not pose a threat. it means that there's no rocket debris falling on to the shores of japan, taiwan or south korea. the object in orbit is an embryonic, highly likely a satellite. an earth-absorbing satellite. if it were to decay in the orbit. it could burn up in the atmosphere, not posing a risk. >> what do you make. timing of all this? >> it comes down to practicality, when the technicians are ready to launch, and the weather is ready for a launch, the fact that it's 2-goal sunday and a south korean holiday, it happens to be a happenstance. >> paul carol from san francisco, thank you so much on tuesday, namp will hold the -- new hampshire will hold the primary vote a week after the iowa caucuses.
we are joined from manchester. mike, how important is the new hampshire vote?we are joined fr. mike, how important is the new hampshire vote? it's vitly important -- vitally important. history shows that since early times it's grown. it's the most chaotic and widely open vote. it's more so than the iowa caucuses. it's a good predictor, a reliable predictor of who will be the nominee of each party. the days are growing short and the candidates are desperate because they know if they don't do well, the campaign may not survive. >> want the debate with the republicans last night. did that change anything for anyone? >> again, new hampshire voters go to the polls. tuesday night this was the last chance for republicans to show a statewide and nationwide. what they were up to, bring out
the latest pitches. in the case of some of the governors that representatives establishment lane in the republican party, particularly chris christie, go after the individual they consider to be the biggest threat to win the nomination. donald trump is ahead in the polls, many suspect he will not perform as well, the same thing that happened in iowa. marco rubio, the republican senator from florida report, under much of the attack. chris christy calling him. calling him can, and robotic. in londonary, marco rubio had an event. operatives from other campaigns were there, with people dressed as robots. in an effort to mock marco rubio and pick up the narrative. it was the same answer for multiple questions. it was a little more of what he
had to say this morning in the wake of the debate. >> it's interesting that right now after the debate. you said three or four times, i'll say it again, the reason these things are in trouble is president obama is the first president, at least in my lifetime that wants to change the country. change the country. not fix it. not fix its problems, he wants to make it a different kind of country. >> so, in a sense, all eyes are on governor christy, on john kassig, jed bush and the governor of florida. many suspect one, not two will not make it out of new hampshire if they don't perform well. let's look at the other side of the aisle. the democrats, where are they campaigning? >> hillary clinton was not it new hampshire, she was in flint.
she left it to bill clinton to carry the load. she will be back. hillary clinton playing the expectations game, she is behind in the polls, if she comes been 10 percentage points of bernie sanders tuesday, you can expect her to claim victory. bernie sanders picking up the attacks that he started and has carried on over the course of the last several weeks, that hillary clinton is beholden in some way to wall street interests, having taken campaign contributions from wall street, and given speeches to goldman sacks, on the interests of 675,000 as a payment for the speeches. here is bernie sanders from today. pi.d it's a fact -- . >> it's a fact. when in the last reporting period her super pack received 25 million and 15 million of it came from wall street. what is the smear? that is the fact. at the top of my list of goals i want to accomplish as president
of the united states is overturning disastrous citizens united supreme court decision. democracy does not mean billionaires should be able to buy elections. time is running short. these are the last desperate days of campaigning in the usual primary, voters going to the polls tuesday night. >> live in manchester, thank you, mike viqueira one candidate not campaigning in new hampshire, hillary clinton. she visited flint michigan, the community in the midst of a water crisis. andrei rowan is there. what is she doing there, is this viewed as a political move? >> if you can hear me, we have noise out here, they talk about politicizing critics. the smokes here are buying
sincerity. she had a raucous welcome. the baptist church, the crisis was more than fixing the pipes. it would take millions to help for the treatment of, and the attesting for led poisoning in kids, so the effects of which could take years to develop. also, if you wanted to employ and empower the residents of flint to fix the water infrastructure here, like a jobs programme. she condemned the amount of time it took to acknowledge there was a problem after the water, after a disastrous switch to the water supply recollects and got the biggest applause when she suggested that race and class did, indeed, play a role in the state government's response to the water crisis. >> i said weeks ago. if this had been hatching in flint, and happened in gross point or blowfield hills, i think we all know that we would
have had a solution yesterday. >> reporter: people in the audience loved what she had to say, we asked a few, is she politicizing the water crisis. >> so what? it brings attention to something that is needed. >> that may be true, however, as long as the job gets down, it doesn't matter if she's using it for political gain, which i feel she's not well, political or not. the pastor of the church got the biggest applause of all when he said in nine month's time we'll see the birth of a new president. and he's praying for a girl. let's talk about the water crisis. what is happening in corn greece to address it. >> well, democrats in the u.s. senate are hoping to commit $600 million in aid to the city. that is pending congress's approval.
also that is on top of $20 million, that they have approved for helping out flint and $80 million that has been committed to flint. andrei rowan live in flint michigan. >> ahead on al jazeera america the race to save victims dropped in the rubble of a collapsed building in taiwan. the european union was supposed to bring member states together. are the differences driving them apart. >> coming up, a regular look at the week ahead. i.s.i.l.'s expansion in libya. it's a topic expected to be discussed when world powers gather in brussels.
in taiwan the search continues for survivors of the earthquake on saturday. 100 missing, 32 confirmed dead. residents say it didn't have to be this bad, the construction companies cutting corners. >> reporter: as they work further down into the ruins, conditions, the rescue teams are getting harder. hang in there, the rescuers shout. we'll soon get you out people are trapped in small spaces and we can't use big machinery down there, we mostly dig with our hands. >> around the edges of the site. relatives of the missing have
been waiting anxiously for news. since the earthquake on saturday that caused the complex to crumble within seconds, trapping hundreds that slept. this man is looking for his father and younger brother and believes rescuers have been looking in the wrong place. and urges them to look again. this woman is looking for her 3 month old baby, cared for by her sister. she still can't understand what happened. >> it's the construction company's fault. other buildings didn't collapse like this one. >> many are saying the complex was poorly designed and built. and in the local mandarin language it's called a tofu building, it had no structure and toppled over. >> exposed in the ruins, these are tin cans used in place of concrete on several floors.
local media focussed on how the building was altered, with the ground floor turned into commercial space that may have weakened it further. of equal concern is how authorities in this area did not prevent such alterations. >> translation: the local prosecutor's office is doing a full investigation. they have come to collect evidence. as the investigation ramps up, so the search of the building continues, with the likelihood of finding more bodies than survivors officials at the macedonian border are tightening security, refugees entering from greece must prove their not guiltiesality in 30 -- nationalities in 30 minute interviews. those suspected of being economic migrants are being turned away.
authorities are building a 23 mile fence along the border several people are in custody in spain, after being arrested for providing terrorists with weapon. the goods sending guns and explosive material. disguising the shipment as humanitarian aid. it was part of a sell providing i.s.i.l. and al-nusra with logistical support. it has given rise to anti-islam movement and is driving a shift in policies that some fear will last longer than the crisis. we have this report of budapest in the studio of club radio, they are never sure whether the next broadcast is their last. openly critical of the government, the station lost most of its advertising and had free questionsies reduced -- free questionsies reduced. i have the fear that these guys
and the prime minister believe that first of all they can do what they want. they are so fall of hatred, they hate their so-called enemies, they believe that everybody who does not think the same way as they do are the enemy. >> in parts of central and eastern europe, among fully fledged members of the european union, the politics of nationalism is taking root. in hungary, viktor orban is said to take his cue from russia's vladimir putin. >> mr orban confessed hat they are taking everyone from turkey and other successful leaders. the biggest danger of the model is getting attractive for others. why not use it? >> poland appears to be doing just that.
restricting judicial and media freedoms. with slovyansk and the czech republic completing the group, all four countries pushed back against the e.u. and refugee quota system. last summer hungary's highways and railway stations were packed with refugees. most making their way to germany. the country seemingly cleansed the border with serbia on the balkan route. sealed with razor wire. hungary's prime minister says he's defending europe's christian values against the muslim refugees. the small community noticed a rise in hate crimes and death threats as a result. >> translation: the government communicated that communication -- immigration equalled the arrival of islamic territory into the country and justified it with the paris attacks. if you repeat something often enough people will believe it. >> reporter: i put the concerns to the government's chief
spokesman. >> it's not anti-religious, integration of muslim people in european countries is not successful. when you call out attention to the fact that this is the case in most western european countries, you talk about reality. >> reporter: what the hungarian government calls reality, is called islamaphobia. it is a growing problem across europe. more to come this hour. full steam ahead for carnivale in brazil. despite concerns with the zika virus. getting zika under control means killing the mosquitos carrying it. the possibility of bringing back a toxic pesticide and a pilot that landed a somali jet after a bomb exploded on board. stay with us.
welcome back to al jazeera america, here is a look at the top stories - the u.n. is leading calls to impose new sanctions against north korea. the u.n. security council held a special emergency meeting where members condemned pyongyang for launching a rocket on saturday. north korea claims it was a space satellite. world leaders say it was a missile test. presidential candidates have two days to win over new hampshire voters before the state primary. donald trump is leading in the
polls, and new hampshire's voters favour bernie sanders over former secretary of state hillary clinton, by a wide largin. >> in southern taiwan rescuers work through the rubble for more than 100 people busy. they found 32 dead in the wreckage of a high-rise. >> carnivale is under way in brazil. this year the rivalry is clouded by fears of zika, the worst public health emergency. lucia newman joins us live. are schell breakses -- celebrations toned down because of the autobroke. >> i'm here at the -- outbreak. >> i'm here at the samba drone. here it is electric. this is one of the most anticipated moments of carnival.
week-long festivity in which 12 of rio de janeiro's top samba schools parade past the sam be zone. it's a competitive moment. season samba school has 4,000 members, judged by choreography, costumes and themes. this is one of the important aspects of a week-long party as i mentioned that brazilians say they are not going to allow anything to ruin a crowd of an estimated 100,000 jumps and sings to the intoxicating music. it's carnival, the largest, loudest and longest street party in the world. and nothing can stop it. not brazil's economic recession, and not an epidemic of the zika
virus. carnival is part of the brazilian soul. without it we have a problem. brazil is brazil. during carnival, the country comes to a stand still. except for people's feet, to the rhythm of samba. >> it's not just here in rio. all over the country, rain or shine, in sickness and health, people are trying to put aside their troubles and party for the week, as though there was no tomorrow. in north-eastern brazil. where the zika virus hit hardest, and is thought to be linked to thousands of birth detects, carnival is providing much-needed cheer. it's a tradition cultivated from cradle to tomb. life goes on. even when we have problems, we have to continue singing and dancing. >> and using one's imagination. back in rio, nothing seems to be too wild.
>> this woman came as her idol, carmen miranda. >> we have to forget the problems. >> that is worrying health officials. the zika virus is found in saliva. they are cautioning revellers to refrain from the tradition of kissing strangers. it's a recommendation many are gore getting during the week when everything, except having fun seems to have been forgotten. >> here at the samba drone, health officials are distributing leaflets to 80,000 spectators, warning them to take special measures, wear repellant, long sleeves and take social precautions against the virus. people here know that they are troubled that this is an emergency. they are not going do allow that to ruin their party.
>> are you saying more officials around public health officials. you say they are handing out leaflets, are they having more of a presence, talking to people about the concern of the virus? >> they are on television all the time. the real issue, the problem is that we don't know the answers to most of the questions that you and i and everyone else has, can, for example, can the zika virus be transmitted. can a person that has the virus - will it remain in their bodies for weeks, months or years, including a woman infected now. and hasn't been conclusively proven that the zika virus causes birth defects. none of this proves that it is something to be studied. as the virus takes over all of the americas. >> thank you so much.
well, as the zika virus spreads, some public health experts suggest to bring back an old pesticide. ddt. it's been banned in the u.s. it remains, used in some parts of the world. john terrett explains why ddt use is controversial. >> movie reel: this is the story of a white powder. dichorial, trithemal tricloreth an. ddt. >> reporter: this film produced by the war department hailed the benefits of ddt. >> movie reel: yes, ddt is a military weapon today. we are turning it out by the thousands of tonnes. >> reporter: it had been around since the 1870s. it was not until 1939 that ddt was recognised as a stunningly effective pesticide.
the army used ddt to fight malaria, typhoid. it works as a neuro toxin, causing convulsions that paralysed and killed insects. >> the homecoming of the army will be in no small part due to ddt. our great new weapon for war today and peace tomorrow. >> after the war, ddt gained widespread civilian and industrial use. millions of tonnes of the pesticide was sprayed in gardens, forests and home. in 1946, the company marketed ddt as a powder, a spray and a coating, sold in paint cans and applied with a brush. >> there must be a catch to it. >> for decades the pesticide industry reassured the public that ddt was safe. >> no, sir, it harms only us. sit zens of bugsville. used right it is harmless to humans and animals. >> mounting evidence reveals that was not true. in 1962 scientist rachel carson
wrote a book "silent spring", arguing that pesticides like ddt was deadly to bird, animals and even humans. it became a best seller. in 1963 cbs news aired a 1-hour documentary on carson. >> can anyone believe it's possible to lay down a bierage of poisons on the surface of earth without making it unfit for life environmentalists pushed for tougher implementation, and joanie rockets big yellow taxi helped to make it part of the culture. ♪ hey, farmer farmer ♪ put away the ddt now ... the environmental protection agency in 1992 ban pd the widespread use of ddt. in the next two decades the u.s. exported hundreds of tonnes of
ddt to the developing world. ddt is not as widely used as it once was, several dozen countries use it to control diseases. many insects developed a resistance to the pesticide and the world health organisation continues to endorse dtt to control malaria joining me from montreal is a doctor, an assistant professor of epidemiology at magill university. thank you for joining us, doctor. >> thanks for having me. >> so how serious is this idea of bringing back ddt, and do you think it's a good idea? >> at this point i would be surprised if it was something taken seriously. we actually have a number of other weapons to fight mosquito yourying diseases. that is something that would surprise me, not as a first
weapon in trying to fight the disease. ddt was instrumental in wiping out malaria, could it be effective in the spread of zika? >> ddt was one of the many measures there were taken to fight malaria in the u.s., along with essentially trying to detect cases. so it was really a number of measures that led to this victory, essentially, in fighting malaria. in terms of using ddt, it's not clear. it has been effective in fighting diseases like malaria because of the types of insects tend to bite peep.
it tends to take a rest after taking out meal blood on the surface. so it made sense to use ddt in people's homes, spraying it on the walls and killing mosquitos that kills the disease. in this case the mosquito that carries zika tends to bite in the day, when people are outside. it's unclear how effective ddt could be in this situation. >> what do you think the risks are of exposing large populations to ddt? >> in fact, unfortunately in many ways, it's not entirely understood. what we do know - here are the things that we know for a fact. things this we know for a fact is one ddt is consistent. both in the environment. if someone is exposed to ddt, it takes about 10 years to eliminate about half of this exposure, meaning that after one single exposure, we are talking about decades to eliminate the single exposure in a person.
so this is something of concern. number two, is we know that the chemical will truss the placenta during pregnancy, foetuses will be exposed. one of the most effective way for a woman to get rid of the ddt in her body is to great feed. we'll talk to them and the potential exposure to children. they are the things that we know for a fact. there's a number much studies suggesting ddt might impact brain development. at the same time that we are concerned about the impacts of zika. there's growing evidence that prenatal exposure may be related to increased risk of breast cancer later in life. ddt is considered a probable carcinogen by the u.s. authorities. even though we don't under the potential risks, there's a
potential that may not be there when we think about using different types of insecticides. >> what other methods can we use to eliminate zika? >> there's different insect sides. there are others, like pye reetha roids that will tend to break down into the human body and the environment faster. other ways to try to fight is what we know is that this insect tends to breed in stagnant water, so to eliminate stagnant water will help to reduce the numbers of mosquitos in these areas, that could carry the disease. other ways that are more experimental are to introduce genetically modified insects that grow the population, mate with natural born insects, and where their offspring will end up being infertile.
by that way, essentially disseminating the insects. there's a number of other ways that this disease could be found. >> dr jonathan, thank you a transfer of power has happened in haiti, but it's one that creates worries for the people of the impoverished nation. the president departed without a long-term replacement. seeding fears of further corruption. >> reporter: this was supposed to be a celebratory day in haiti. president michel martelly was supposed to hand over power to another elected president. there was a carnival celebration planned. instead, president michel martelly is ending a 5-year term with uncertainty and anger, and a celebration has been cancelled due to concern over safety. this is what is happening so far.
the president and the parliament reached an agreement. on april 24th. there's slated to be a run off election, and the winner will be the president, to take power in mid may. the opposition is against the agreement, believing that the elections brought members of the parliament to power. they believe the process is suspect. they are asking for an independent investigation to be conducted. the question now is what happens next. will there be more protests. there has been weeks of protest in the country, some of them violent. and the concern that there'll be more in the coming case. there was supposed to be a carnival celebration on sunday. that has been cancel. >> natasha in port-au-prince, haiti the united arab emirates says it's ready to send ground forces to syria to end the war. his government felt ground troops were necessary to defeat
i.s.i.l., and clarified they do not envisage sending thousands. earlier this week saudi arabia said it's ready to deploy ground troops. >> a border crossing between turkey and syria will be closed as thousands of refugees flee aleppo. as many as 35,000 people gathered along the syrian side of the border. officials in turkey say the country reached capacity to absorb refugees, but will take them in. stephanie dekker has more from near the turkey syrian border. >> the border may be closed for people, but we have seen a steady line of trucks coming in and out. we have seen the structures on the back of trucks which appear to be scaffolding material to continue building tents inside. we spoke to turkey's disaster management agency. around 10,000 people they believe are on the other side of the border. they are registering them. there is a security concern.
they say that they are well prepared to deal with them there as they are here, when it comes to dealing with supplies. relief, blankets. it's incredibly cold at night. there are no plans at the moment to open the border. we heard from the turkish president that he said he expected a potential of 70,000 people to come over the next few days or weeks if the offensive continues, that showing no signs of letting up. if need be turkey would open the borders but at the moment they are closed. >> stephanie dekker reporting. civilians video today shows how a bomb made it on board a somali jetliner, on the right you see two men inside an airport in mogadishu, one is carrying a laptop. seconds later the bombing suspect takes the laptop as he's boarding the plane. the computer was hiding the explosive that blew a hole in the fuselage shortly after takeoff. the pilot today spoke for the first time about the bombing.
>> at first i saw it as a window. we sensed and smelt explosions. there was dirt and dust in the cockpit because of the explosion. security in mogadishu is zero, we park planes, 20-30 people come to the tarmac. no one has a badge or a yellow vest or nothing if the pilot had reached full altitude, the entire plane could have exploded because of the change in pressure a crane that collapsed and killed a man in new york has been removed from the street. workers cut the crane into dozens of people. the mayor dill beblahsio announced new safety regulations including securing cranes when winds reached 20 miles per hour there's a group of voters presidential candidates are working hard to win over,
presidential race takes place on tuesday. i found out voters there are known for making their decision in the final moments. that has the presidential candidates campaigning hard to sway the undecided. >> reporter: as many as 44% of new hampshire voters are undeclared. these are people that have not yet picked a party are likely independent and men are undecided. >> i'm going back and forth in my mind. >> the candidates know it and are trying to capitalize on it. >> you have to ask yourself, how do we make a choice. >> to answer that questions, many voters are going to town halls and meet and greets. >> how many have you been to. >> four or five. this is my eighth. >> going the extra mile, checking out candidates twice to make sure the message is sincere. >> i want to see if.
am i listening to someone that is genuine. >> she has seen everyone from carly fiorina to sanders and marco rubio. >> you are not necessarily interested in a certain party line? >> no, i'm not. i'm listening to everyone so i can make an informed decision. decision. >> the huge candidate, beckwith takes copious notes on her phone. for voters, seeing and hearing from the candidates is beyond policy. like with soifferent marco rubio. >> i wanted to see how reel he was. >> we caught up with beckwith, and after a dozen events. >> i'm still undecided. >> new hampshire voters are notorious to wait until the last minute and that process lends itself to procrastination. undecided voters do not have to pick a party. >> new hampshire - they like to
shop. they are great shoppers. >> are you choosing between bernie and hillary, or could you flip to the republican side? >> i could always flip over. you never know. >> for some of the undecided voters, polling do not matter. this woman's husband is leaning towards trump, and is here giving fear, a shot at changing his mind. >> when donald trump is a billionaire by buying off politicians, that is what he did. >> beck worth nose what she wants? >> i'm looking for someone thoughtful. someone i would be comfortable having dinner with at my kitchen table. if the candidate passes that criteria. they'd have the potential to work across the aisle, on the issues that are divisive in our country. >> according to a poll. 55% of undecides are women.
>> randall is here with a look at the next hour. >> we'll talk about the united nations which held an emergency meeting. the topic, a long range rocket test. also, the lifting of sanctions could change the lives of young people. we'll introduce you to young entrepreneurs hoping to cash in. and world leaders neat to discuss ways to defeat i.s.i.l. some of the stories ahead we'll see you then. now joy mccorvey is here -- kevin corveau is here with the weather. >> we have two storms to talk about, one to the north - you can see snow. we'll get to that in a moment. this one here, off the coast of the carolinas, that this one brings rain right now, but also going to bring a bit of snow lair as it makes its way across the eastern seaboard.
if you notice in the carolinas, this air of low pressure has been there in a while. because we see rain, we are dealing with flooding across the region, where you see the light green, that is flood warning areas nerkt. and here in -- in effect, and here there's a flash flooding warning. it's happening or imminent. i want to show you what is happening up the coast. as the storm progresses to the north, we'll see the clouds. we pick up the rain. take a look at the amount of snow that we are expected to see with the storm on monday. 1-3 inches, light blue. 3-5 inches, 5-7. it will be messy here across new york. here to parts. sergio massa -- massa chews et cetera and connecticut rhode island we are talking about snow and bliz arrived conditions.
the winds will pick up the snow, drop the availability. it will make it messy, and there's coastal flood advisories for the shore of new jersey. the other storm system is moving fast. it's a clipper across the area. that is bringing winds. look at this. 48 miles per hour across the region. geneva. this is the winterfest. what happened - they didn't want to park in the parking lot. they parked on the lake. the lake was not ready. the car fell in. no one was injured in that. but i guess from the reports that i have read, 12 cars were total losses. three were able to drive out. back to you wow. kevin. yikes, why are people parking on lakes? >> that question i cannot answer, i'm sorry. >> kevin corveau, thank you
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