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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> hurricane florence is slowly grinding its way towards the carolina coast tonight. and while the eye has yet to arrive, the storm is already causing major flooding. good evening. thank you for join us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. you can see the monster storm on our doppler radar, inching closer and closer to making landfall. florence has lost a little steam throughout the day. it is now a category 1 storm, packing winds of about 90 miles an hour. >> at last check, about 160,000 customers are without their electricity tonight in north carolina. the storm surge has been a big problem, measured as high as 10 feet in one location. marci gonzalez is in wilmington, north carolina which is under a hurricane warning tonight. >> good evening. the wind and rain here have been relentless throughout the day, and there are still many hours
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of this and worse still ahead here. the ferocity of florence evident even before landfall. waves pounding this pier. water breaking through dunes, inundates homes and surging down coastal streets, the beginning of what is expected to be catastrophic flooding for parts of the carolinas. with this monstrous storm stretching 500 miles across, expected to dump as much as 40 inches of rain and pummel some areas with 13-foot storm surges. >> somewhat of a gloomy feeling knowing that the coast of north carolina is going to be changed forever. >> more than a million and a half people in the hurricane's path under evacuation orders. >> if you're on the beach, the time to go is now. >> some waiting until the last second to pack up and head out. >> it's a little scary thinking, you know, we may lose some stuff. >> finding some shelters already at capacity. others ignoring the warnings and riding out the storm.
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>> it's going to be windy, yes. but i don't know. i'm just not scared. >> at this point authorities are telling anyone who decided to stay behind to just shelter in place, because these conditions are not letting up, and they're only expected to intensify through the night. in wilmington, north carolina, marci gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> thank you, marci. and check out this video. the storm surge is flooding a county emergency services building in new bern, north carolina. let's get to sandhya patel. >> florence is hours from landfall. outer bands of raynhamering the north carolina coastline. ten-foot storm surge has been reported in new bern, north carolina. wind gusts between 80 to 100 miles an hour. tornado watch boxes up until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow as the hurricane interacts with land. could see some tornadoes. it is weaker, category 1. packs winds of 90 miles per hour. but it is sprawling west-northwest at 6 miles per hour.
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landfall tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., and then it weakens to a tropical storm, making that sharp right-hand turn towards the northeast as we head into the weekend. rainfall could be isolated in areas, up to 40 inches through monday. storm surge up to 11 feet. we've already seen that storm surge of ten feet. and look at this. atlantic beach, almost 13 inches of rain and counting. dan? >> okay, sandhya, thanks very much. now, medical teams air force base are ready to go. carlos salcedo shows you the life-saving techniques that these remarkable men and women are ready to perform. >> inside travis air force base, military aircraft like the c-17 are ready to transport critical care air teams at a moment's notice. >> if my phone rang right now, i would call my husband, tell him i'm getting on an airplane, and
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within two hours, i'd be expected to report where i'm needed. >> four medical teams, each with a physician, nurse, and respiratory therapist all have their bags packed, ready to assist with whatever devastation hurricane florence causes. >> there is lots of people we need to remember that can't evacuate and that need that critical care. >> with a wingspan close to 170 feet, these cargo planes are like an icu in the sky. while these medical crews wait the see if they'll be dispatched, five members with the contingency response team are already on the ground in the east coast, helping coordinate aircraft like this to land. >> once that hurricane leaves from the area, they're able to fly in not just military aircraft, but even civilian aircraft. >> each crewmember is well-trained. some have responded to other natural disasters like hurricane maria. >> it's never the happiest moent we would ever be called upon, but we certainly are humbled to be asked to be able to support.
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>> as hurricane florence unleashes its fury, it's now a merit of waiting to see if extra help is needed. at travis air force base, carlos salcedo, abc 7 news. a team of bay area firefighters has traveled all the way across the country tonight and is in north carolina right now, ready to help. the task force has members from just about every major fire department in the east bay. >> and we'll have live coverage of the storm throughout the night on our website, abc7news.com and on our free abc 7 news app. >> also, "good morning america" will have special coverage of hurricane florence starting at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. and then stay tuned for abc 7 mornings. in the south bay, the san jose diocese is taking extraordinary action to address clergy sexual abuse. they're going to name every priest believed to have abused minors. abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo is live with the details. amanda? >> ama, other actions include listening sessions and an independent investigation into the crimes and cover-up. we spoke with the san jose survivor who asks what took so
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long. in the first public pledge from a bay area diocese, san jose bishop patrick mcgraw says the crimes and cover-up have fuelled a crisis. mcgraw's cover-up comes the same day pope francis met in rome with leaders of the church. her in the bay >> it's a little painful to accept, but i guess it validates what we said in the first place, which we all knew is true. >> in the early 2000, he and others testified to the years of sexual abuse by the late reverend joseph pritchard. in 2005 the archdiocese of san francisco admitted guilt. thursday's letter by bishop mcgraw read the only way we can address the failed leadership of so many in the catholic church in the united states and around the world is for the diocese of san jose to do what we know is right and just.
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seeking input from parishioners and victims, the diocese will also release the names and statuses of those credibly accused of abuse. finally, a former fbi executive will be working with the diocese on an internal investigation. solberg says he is hopeful these actions will allow victims the opportunity to heal and eventually identify as survivors. >> i made it. that doesn't mean it was easy. it just means you can make it. and i think that's the important thing. >> now you can find details on those specific listening sessions and read the bishop's full statement by convict abc7news.com and clicking on this story. for now i'm outside of the diocese of san jose, amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> amanda, thank you. a tragic update to a developing story in massachusetts. one person has died after nearly 40 fires and explosions in a city and two towns north of boston this afternoon. crews are investigating but
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think that a natural gas main became overpressurized somehow. one of the explosions caused a home's chimney to fly off and hit 18-year-old leo robinson's car, killing him inside. officials say at least ten other people were hurt. >> to sum it up, basically coming in to town from a community just outside of here responding back in, it looked like armageddon. >> families were forced to evacuate and will likely be out of their homes for days because of the dangerous conditions. new at 11:00, a highly radioactive object has been found at the former hunter's point naval shipyard. the chronicle reports the small object was found next to a housing area that has been declared safe and free of radioactive contamination for more than a decade. the object was mentioned in a progress letter sent from the state health department to the homeowners association today. the people who manage the millennium tower in san francisco will find out tomorrow
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whether they've done enough to appease the city of san francisco and avoid having the building yellow tagged. the city put out some strict deadlines after a window on the 36th floor cracked. the chronicle reports, though, the city is backing down. crews put up more scaffolding today to protect against the possibility of glass falling and hitting people on the ground. they also need to repair a crane, and the city wants the glass inspected in all 419 units in the building. a yellow tag means people can live in the building but there is a potential hazard. san francisco marriott workers voted overwhelmingly today to authorize a strike. the vote comes amid contract negotiations between the workers union and the company. just last week, nearly a thousand workers marched in the city. tonight's vote doesn't start a strike, but allows workers to begin a walkout at any time. tonight muni is explaining why it's been plagued with so many delays lately. the agency says a contractor performing some routine tasks damaged equipment that controls
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the trains when they're underground. this past weekend the system began randomly stopping some trains. muni says replacing the damaged euipment did not fix that issue, and now getting outside to help to try to figure out exactly what is wrong. governor brown takes the climate summit to san francisco bay. why he chose this location despitedeto sign a flurry of environmental bills. plus -- >> music with a message. hear how artists are promoting climate consciousness in a unique. and it will be an out-of-this-world trip. where they'll spend the world's first space tourist. >> a look at what is coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live right after abc 7 news at 11:00. >> tonight i dare you to watch the show. >> you would be kimmo. >> everybody gets an o at the
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this week's global action summit moved to san francisco bay today. governor brown signed new environmental bills on board a vessel brand-new to the bay area. cornell is live on the embarcadero with the details. cornell? >> hi, ama. governor brown chose an all electric ferry to bring some new environmental bills to california which he says could help reverse the effects of climate change. a pretty unlikely place to sign legislation. very windy on the bay, but governor jerry brown chose the bow of this red and white fleet ferry boat to sign a package of environmental bills. >> either block offshore drilling or facilitate electric
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vehicles. just do a lot of common sense stuff to make california more resilient and cleaner for everybody. >> governor brown says carbon emissions account for 50% of the state's greenhouse gases. ferries typically run on diesel, but this vessel is all electric. >> this is our first voyage. it's a hybrid electric vessel. it's operating in all electric mode right now. >> we don't change the path that we're on today, the future of humanity is at stake. >> at the global action climate summit, actor harrison ford made a passionate plea for the planet. for governor brown to reverse the effects of climate change. outside moscone, protester says not enough has been done to stop the extraction of oil in california. the governor believes reversing the effects of climate change can happen if nations work together. >> russia, china, the u.s., we all breathe the same air, and we all have to do the same cleanup.
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>> the global climate action summit continues on friday. as for the red and white fleet, they hope the make their entire fleet all electric by 2025. live in san francisco, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> okay, cornell, thanks a lot. now young people lent their voices for climate action at grace cathedral in san francisco tonight. ♪ >> youth creating change was a free benefit concert to encourage environmental activism through music and arts. those in attendance were treated to live performances, meditation exercises, and speeches from climate activists across the country. tonight in san francisco, a high-tech twist on a classic. it was one of the first all electric drive-in movies in honor of national drive electric work. volta charging headquarters was transformed for the event. attendees got snacks, drinks, and watches the james bond movie "casino royale." if you're interested, volta is
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planning to host more drive ins in the. >> it's a fun idea. >> definitely. >> meteorologist sandhya patel is here with what's coming our way. >> a preview in the form of a tme lapse. take look from the mt. tamalpais camera. is the sun went down at 7:20 tonight. well started to see some low clouds drifting in. just a pretty view of the setting sun from our tam cam with the silhouette of the hills there. tonight we have low clouds that have just pushed along the coastline. and right around the east bay hills. so as we take a look at live doppler 7, you'll see where tomorrow morning you're going to have to deal with areas of low visibility. temperatures right now in the 50s and the 60s. as we head into tomorrow, i want to show you what's ahead as far as your temperatures go, and really, for next seven days. for san jose, 77 degrees. the average high is 82. and you will notice over the next seven days, you're pretty much going to remain below average for this time of year. saturday a good 10 degrees below where you should be. but you have to look at the
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upside which of course keeps a fire danger down around this time. a live look from san jose looking at the shark tank there where visibility is good. it's not going to be so great everywhere as low clouds are going to be found near the coast and bay overnight tonight. a little milder tomorrow afternoon. with minor temperature changes right on through the weekend. hour-by-hour we go. commute time between 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. east bay hills and right near the coast you'll be starting without gray skies and in the afternoon, we'll hang on to the low clouds right near the coast. tomorrow morning, i would call it sweater weather. it is definitely going to be cool, especially in the north bay. as you will notice, mid- to upper 40s for many other parts of the bay area. sovl definitely grab that extra layer. and then for the afternoon, i think it's going to be a nice looking day. upper 70s to low 80s. 77 degrees in san jose. 79 in livermore. 80 concord, fairfield. 70 in oakland. 65, san francisco. low to upper 70s from san rafael santa rosa.
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and in half moon bay 64 degrees. if you're going the giants game tomorrow night that. >> host the rockies at at&t park. it is going to be clear initially, but then some clouds will roll in. 58 degrees. and then as the game gets under way and wraps up, about 55 degrees and breezy. so i would take a hoodie if i were you to stay warm. you can track temperatures any time you want. here is look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. morning clouds giving way to a mild afternoon. a little cooler on saturday, and then temperatures do rebound. but still below average for this time of year with only low 60s, coast. low 80s inland through tuesday. wednesday, thursday i think we'll see some minor warming or modest warming. mid-80s inland. low 60s coast. so dan and ama, i think we just have to get used to this pattern for the time being. fall will arrive in nine days and heat will come in october. it's inevitable. >> fall is here in nine days? >> yes, can you believe that? >> sandhya, thanks. spacex is planning to launch a tourist on a trip to
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well, how would you like to see the -- side of the moon? >> no thank you. >> larry is staying right here. one citizen is about to get that chance. today spacex announce they'd signed up a space tourist to take a flight around the moon. they will use the bfr, or big falcon rocket. who is the lucky person? the company says we'll find out at an event on monday. now i do know that our management has put larry's name in that hat. >> send him out! >> what i was told it's a one-way flight, one-way ticket. they were very enthused about it too. oh, you'll be reporting for space. the coolest thing ever. in sports, will this be the year
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hebreakfast makers, takers, step counters, outdoor explorers, faith restorers, appointment keepers, fantastic creatures. farmer's market goers, cholesterol lowerers cell phone silencers. the new lease on lifers, and the positive thinkers. here's to you all that see every day as an opportunity to thrive your way.
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abc sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> good evening. the a's have been winning with bullpenning, that is using six or maybe seven pitchers tonight. but they actually got a legitimate starter back. brett anderson back from the disabled list did not last very long. anderson had a forearm injury. his return was 3 1/3 innings, allowed four runs. the orioles jump on him early. what a year stephen piscotty is having. second inning, he has clout.
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this is his 24th of the year. a's down 2-1. we're waiting on that patented a's late inning comeback. marcus semien, fly to right an inning and over. baltimore, they're the worst team in baseball. but even a broken clock is right twice a day. check out balera robbing lo. 1 1/2 back of the yankees for the wild card. the sharks have never won the stanley cup, but the blockbuster deal says they are serious. they may finally have the talent to win it all. they acquired erik karlsson from ottawa in exchange for chris tierney, dylan demelo, two prospects and a couple of draft picks. karlsson has won the norris trophy twice. in his age final year of his contract. sharks want the sign him long-term. getting karlsson a day before training camp opens, that is a big, bold move. >> let's be honest. we weren't good enough last
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year. our goal here is to win the stanley cup. and, you know, there is no parades for winning a round or winning two rounds. you want to win a stanley cup. this guy puts us closer to doing that. >> i think he is going to quickly realize what a special organization this is and how passionate our hockey fans are here in san jose and what a great place it is to play. thursday night football. bengals hosting the ravens. a.j. green five catch, three of them for touchdowns. on the first 12 minutes of the game. slips out of a tackle here. a cluster of ravens. 32 yards score. only 69 receiving yards, but 21-0 bengals in a flash. andy dalton pretty good. 265 yards passing, four tds. bengals roll 34-23, improving to 2-0. fun promotion by the a's today. the deal is you hit a home run and you win season tickets. nobody went deep. cory nuss reached the warning track.
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this is abc 7 sports producer casey pratt. whoa, showing off a nice swing. he has asked that we now refer to him babe pratt. [ laughter ] >> delusional. abc 7 sports sponsored by river rock casino. >> or big cut casey. >> he was expecting a contract after this today. i don't know what's gotten into him. >> he was swinging for the fences. >> he was. >> thank you. abc 7 news continues now online rnl, on twitter, facebook and all your mobile
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with pg&e in the sierras. and i'm an arborist since the onset of the drought, more than 129 million trees have died in california. pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees every year to ensure that hazardous trees can't impact power lines. and since the onset of the drought we've doubled our efforts. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying. what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future. all right. that is our report. we appreciate your time as
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always. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. for larry, sandhya, all of us. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- cate blanchett. ben mendelsohn. this week in unnecessary censorship. and the chain smokers featuring emily warren. and now, before i forget, here's jimmy kimmel! request [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: that's very nice. thank you. hi, everyone. i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming. i'm glad you're here. i do want to say to our viewers on the east coast, if you're

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