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good morning, america. breaking news, more than 50 tornadoes reported across the country. the catastrophic damage right now. tornadoes tear through illinois, indiana and ohio. >> there you go, power flash, tornado on the ground. >> dayton hit hard. at least two tornadoes touched down back to back. the rescues under way right now. >> our house is gone. a tornado just hit our house. >> homes completely demolished. this church hit while sheltering families. >> new life worship center completely destroyed by the tornado. >> the scenes of massive destruction. emergency crews using snowplows to clear the roads. millions without power and those same storms causing historic flooding in the heartland. our team on the ground with the latest from the storm zone. also this morning, president trump blasting rival joe biden on that high-stakes trip overseas and siding with north
korea over his own national security adviser. emergency on mt. everest. a second american dying in just one week as climbers run into a traffic jam and run out of oxygen trying to reach the summit. the emotional reunion this morning for this yoga instructor found alive, thanking the friends and family that would not give up on her after 17 days lost in the hawaiian wilderness. new video of her dramatic rescue. the stunning report. five navy pilots coming forward with numerous ufo sightings off the east coast. the investigation right now. abc news exclusive, "jeopardy" james wins again. the phenom surging past the $2 million mark and this morning the man whose record he's chasing, ken jennings, joins us live for his first television interview only on "gma." and good morning, america. we want to get right to that breaking news. tornadoes across the heartland.
take a look at dayton, ohio, as the sun rises. people waking up to scenes like this. >> so much devastation there. homes, apartment buildings, businesses and schools destroyed. the midwest hit so hard overnight. dayton, one of the largest cities in ohio, was struck by back-to-back twisters. >> so right now rescue crews are going door to door trying to save people that may be trapped as millions wake up without power this morning. when you look at those images it's not hard to see why some people are comparing the damage to a war zone. that's what it looks like. >> so much devastation there right now. more than 50 tornadoes reported across eight states in the last 24 hours. abc's alex perez starts us off from pendleton, indiana. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. a lot of people are just now waking up to assess the damage. take a look at the pow or of this storm ripping this true right from its roots and slamming it into this home. there are pieces of the home underneath all this. this storm moved in very quickly
leaving a path of destruction. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: a scene out of a horror movie as a shadow tornado seen through lightning illuminating the sky near dayton, ohio. >> our house is gone. a tornado just hit our house. >> we got a house cut in half here. >> right now i'm standing in front of what used to be a spa. neighbors i've been speaking with tell me that this was actually rebuilt last year, completely brand new, and now it is completely destroyed. >> reporter: the two tornadoes covering the same path are 40 minutes apart. reports of several people trapped. >> maybe an elderly female trapped. house collapsed. they can hear her screaming from inside. >> family saying they're going to be trapped in the apartment building. their ceiling collapsed on them. >> reporter: this family surveying the damage in their home. >> the new life worship center completely destroyed by the tornado. they have about 25 people, adults and children, in th bathroom inside there. >> reporter: at least 25 people riding out the tornado inside the new worship center church
where the steeple was completely ripped off and this part of the roof sliding onto a church van. the group was headed back from a memorial day trip to king's island when the first wave of the storm hit. blake gifford was part of the church group that took cover in their church. >> within five, ten seconds it goes from dead quiet to a jet engine taking off. i run in, just dive on the ground. my head lands on a vent and i'm laying there shaking. my head is up against the wall and the wall is shaking back and forth. there's wind from the tornado pushing through, up through the vent. >> reporter: shaken, gifford recalls the loudest noise he says he has ever heard. >> scariest moment of my life. >> reporter: the aftermath of debris landing on ohio's i-75 where snowplows were used to clear debris from the highway. neighborhoods in its aftermath . >> over on my right several tornados that passed through taking off this section of wall off this complex here sending brick, wood and people's
inrsonalepn ndn, s. multiple gas leaks and one man suffering a head injury. residents going into emergency prep mode once they saw a rotation in the sky. >> we saw the spinning. i turned around for like three seconds and the tree in our backyard actually fell. >> reporter: the storms a reminder of the ef-3 that hit el reno, oklahoma just days ago, decimating this town. two lives lost. but back in ohio the power of prayer keeping that church group thankful this morning. >> we're lucky. we're lucky to be here. >> reporter: and teams from the national weather service will be out assessing the damage today but the long process of cleaning all this up is only just beginning. cecilia? ioad ahead. alex, thank you. dayton fire chief nicholas hosford joins us now. chief hosford, we are thinking
about your entire community there this morning. we know you were working through the night. what can you tell us about what you're seeing now that the sun is up?ou asun i we're artio grp e community. >> can you walk us through what the scope of damage is you're seeing right now? >> as we've toured in the early morning hours, we have significant neighborhoods with damage. we have homes flattened, entire apartment complexes destroyed and businesses throughout our community where walls have collapsed, roofs are gone. significant, significant damage throughout the -- not only the city of dayton but the suburbs, as well. >> we are seeing some of that damage right now on our screens. so far it seems like the good news is no reported fatalities. does that still stand? >> as of now, that still stands. we have no reported fatalities in the city of dayton, and in talking with our neighboring
departments, we are not aware of any fatalities at this time.hav we have evacuated numbers of people into shelters. >> are there people trapped at this hour that you know of? while literally the storms were still rolling through. i am not aware of anyone that's trapped in their homes at this time. however we'll be deploying not only fire and rescue resources locally but search and rescue teams going door to door to confirm that we don't have anyone trapped inside their homes. >> we're also hearing that you lost power to water plants and pump stations. how is that impacting the community this morning? >> it will have a significant impact on the community. we're asking all community members to conserve water at this time. our major pumping stations are out which will limit our ability to provide water through the community. >> how prepared was the community for this, a tornado of this magnitude?
>> so i don't know that any community is ever fully prepared for this type of devastation. h reduction in injuries is in key part to the early notification and people taking those warnings seriously, moving to safe areas of their homes prior to the storms touching doin. down. >> assistant chief nicholas hosford, we really appreciate your time this morning and we are thinking of your community. thank you. >> unfortunately those storms aren't just bringing tornadoes, they're also bringing relentless rain leading to major flooding. abc's will carr is on the ground in hard-hit sand springs, oklahoma with more. will, good morning. >> reporter: amy, we're talking about historic flooding. here in sand springs it's not just this street, it is entire neighborhoods under water. in fact, when you take a wide look there are hundreds of homes swamped by the arkansas river. the river is expected to crest a
at some point today. now there's more rain in the forecast. so all eyes are on the levees that run along the river. with that in mind, by the end of the week this could be one for the record books. cecelia? >> it certainly could be, will, thank you. the danger is far from over, the heartland -- from the heartland all the way to the east coast bracing for more tornadoes and flooding today. rob just back from the storm zone to tell us all about it. good morning, rob. >> good morning, cecilia. double whammy. 11 consecutive days of tornadoes and many american towns hit hard. today i think we'll do it again. enhanced threat for severe weather north of aoklahoma city wichita, kansas city, jefferson city, back through peori and then cleveland, scranton, getting into the northeast potentially tornados. northern oklahoma seeing nearly two feet of rainfall since the beginning of may so they are
saturated. new flood watches posted for rapid city, davenport right across the corn belt, wichita, here comes the rainfall, another 3 to 6 inches, tulsa, you don't need anymore, des moines to cleveland, similar amounts of rain as well. >> so much of the country on alert. okay, rob, thanks very much. we're going to get to the latest on president trump, on air force one heading back from a diplomatic mission to tokyo where he became the first foreign leader to meet japan's new emperor, defended north korea's kim jong-un and broke with tradition by echoing that dictator's attacks on former vice president joe biden. chief white house correspondent jon karl joins us now. jon, this trip unusual in so many ways. >> reporter: it was, george. it was designed to bolster u.s. relations with one of america's closest allies but the spotlight went to north korea as he bucked his own national security adviser by defending kim jong-un's recent missile tests. for much of the trip marked by pomp and circumstance, president trump defied the longtime tradition of avoiding partisan politics on foreign soil, siding with a brutal dictator over a former american vice president and senator. >> kim jong-un made a statement that joe biden is a low i.q. individual. he probably is based on his record.
>> reporter: president trump also created a stir by praising north korea's kim jong-un, who the japanese and much of the world consider a threat. at a joint press conference with japanese prime minister shinzo abe, the president called kim a very smart man and he said he isn't concerned about the short-range ballistic missiles kim launched earlier this month. >> you're not bothered at all by the small missiles? >> no, i'm not. i am personally not. >> reporter: on the world stage president trump contradicted his own national security adviser john bolton who told a reporter on saturday that the short-range missile tests no doubt violate a u.n. security council resolution. >> my people think it could have been a violation as you know. i view it differently. i view it as a man, perhaps he wants to get attention and perhaps not. who knows? >> reporter: trump continued to flout the tradition of avoiding politics on foreign soil by
criticizing biden on twitter throughout the trip, criticizing his record from halfway around the world. as for biden, george, he didn't say anything. he appeared to be avoiding making any response to the president. perhaps that will happen once the president returns here to the united states later today. >> his team wanted to wait until the president was on american soil. meantime, jon, the president trying to tamp down any tension with iran, bringing back that war talk. >> reporter: yes. he's made it absolutely clear saying explicitly that he is not interested in regime change in iran and once again suggested that he is open to having talks with the leaders of iran. >> jon, how are you staying dry out there? [ laughter ] >> downpour. >> a lot of weather in the show. we wanted to bring you some here from the white house too. all right? >> thanks very much. >> jon does it all. we're going to turn now to that growing crisis on mt. everest. a second american dying in just days bringing the total to 11 deaths already this season. but the danger isn't from
avalanches or blizzards. veteran climbers say it's a lack of oxygen and the crowds. james longman is there in kathmandu, nepal with more. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, cecelia. people travel here from all over the world to climb the tallest mountain on earth. it's always been a dangerous game but this year has been more deadly than ever. more tragedy at the top of the world. 62-year-old american christopher kulish died monday while coming down from mt. everest summit. dog at hloved.s he he's now the 11th person and second american to die on the trek in the last ten days. >> we can expect five to seven deaths each year. to have 11 this year is alarming for a number of reasons. >> reporter: this season many experts and climbers warning of dangerous traffic jams forming at the peak. these images showing more than 300 hikers lined up on the mountain. >> you'd be sitting sometimes standing still for 5, 10, 15 minutes in very cold conditions with very low oxygen because of
the high altitude and using up your oxygen while you're standing there waiting. >> reporter: this doctor from arizona experienced it firsthand and says his guide was so worried to be pushed off the summit he attached a rope to him. >> i didn't feel safe to the point where i decided it was better to get my picture sitting down rather than standing up. >> reporter: on wednesday utah climber don cash just finished his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents when he collapsed and died from high altitude sickness. on everest climbers are forced to wait for windows of good weather. when it clears, everyone moves to the summit and with a large number of people, the longer wait means climbers are spending more time in what's called the death zone. that's above 28,000 feet with a lack of oxygen can be lethal. experts say another factor in the overcrowding, less expensive expeditions, so more inexperienced climbers. >> you have to qualify to run the boston marathon but you don't have to qualify to attempt the highest mountain on the planet.
>> reporter: around 200 people have died trying to climb everest in the last hundred years or so. there's more competition than ever which means more danger. cecelia? >> james, thank you. you've done some tough climbs like this. ever see anything like that? >> those lines are horrific. when you go to the summit of a mountain -- i was at 19,341, not 28,000. but we can be only at the summit for 30 minutes and then you have to get down and you can only stay at 16,000 for an hour. someone died the week before on our same trek because of oxygen deprivation. that's the concern. when you have to wait in long lines, it's deadly. >> they'll have to change the policy. >> they're going to have to change the policies, it's true. also this morning we have tributes pouring in for baseball great bill buckner who played 22 years in the majors racking up more than 2,700 hits. but he's best known for one infamous play that cost his red sox game six of the 1986 world series and how he handled all that backlash. abc's t.j. holmes is here with his story. good morning, t.j. >> good morning. even if people d'tialy
recognize the name, you'll certainly immediately recognize that clip. it was the moment that he made a mistake, a mistake that he is certainly going to be known for but he worked to make sure it was not something he was defined by. >> reporter: one of the most infamous and stunning blunders in sports history. >> a little roller up along first, behind the bag. it gets through buckner. here comes knight and the mets win it. >> reporter: what should have been a simple play for first baseman bill buckner turned into a career-defying devastating error in game six of the 1986 world series when he misplayed and watched a ball roll through his legs costing the red sox the win and eventually a world series. ridicule followed buckner everywhere. he was often booed in boston, even receiving death threats. >> i believe a lesser man would have crumbled under what we endured. >> reporter: buckner had even joked about such a possible bad play just weeks before the game.
>> the nightmares are that you're going to let the winning run score on a ground ball through your legs so -- >> reporter: the play largely overshadowed a solid 22-year career that included being named an all-star and winning a batting title. >> it's shown on tv, which i see at least once or twice a week for 23 years. when it comes on the tv, i switch the station. >> reporter: but a turning point came when the red sox invited him to throw out the first pitch at the 2008 home opener. buckner wiped away tears as he received a long ovation from boston fans. >> nice touch by the red sox organization and great to have bill back. >> reporter: the city and buckner were finally moving on. >> i think people forget how good a player bill buckner was. >> reporter: buckner would go on to poke fun of himself on an episode of "curb your enthusiasm." >> nice catch, bill. >> reporter: former met mookie wilson who hit the ball on that fateful play paid tribute to his friend.
"bill, was a great, great baseball player whose legacy should not be defined by one play." and he was 69 years old. his wife said he had been battling dementia, and a couple years ago he said at some point you have to realize this is just a game. >> great that the red sox finally acknowledged him. >> after they won a couple of championships. bygones be bygones. >> thank you, t.j. we're following a lot of other stories this morning. take a look at this, the moment the yoga instructor lost 17 days in the wilderness was rescued and new details about how she stayed alive. and we want to go back to rob. >> records breaking today. mid-90s in atlanta, near 100 degrees in augusta and lasts for a couple more days. tuesday trivia brought to you by amazon prime.
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i'm kidding. watch is. tcou ♪ ♪ you wound me up you ain't never had a friend like me ♪ >> welcome back to "gma." "aladdin" and the genie played by will smith working their magic at the box office soaring right up to the top over the holiday weekend. we've got new numbers just in. the movie raking in $113 million right here in the u.s. topping $234 million worldwide. we're going to have much more coming up on that. i love, love that music. i can't wait to see it. the top headlines we're following. the heartland is bracing for another round of severe weather after more than 50 reported tornadoes tore through in just the last 24 hours. dayton, ohio, hit by back-to-back twisters leading to scenes like this. rescue crews are now going door to door trying to save those who are trapped.
right now president trump just heading back to washington after that high-stakes meeting. overshadowed when he blasted joe biden and sided with north korean dictator kim jong-un. and serena williams is making some pretty big waves at the french open winning her opi opi oping opening round match in style. this is, of course, a year after she wore that catsuit. williams came onto the court wearing a jacket that said mother, champion, queen and goddess all in french and played in a two-piece zebra striped outfit and made the match in three sets. it was a good luck striped outfit. >> is that the first time you did fashion an tennis commentary simultaneously? >> yes. >> individually and girl power. >> definitely girl power. we have new details about that amazing survival story in hawaii. hiker amanda eller found alive after 17 days lost and alone in the maui wilderness and celebrated with family overnight and seeing new video from the
rescue and marcus moore has the latest. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is just an incredible. amanda eller is in a wheelchair and both of her feet bandaged this morning as she's nursing injuries from this two-week-long ordeal and we were there yesterday for an emotional homecoming here in maui. >> whoo hoo! >> this morning we are seeing amanda eller publicly for the very first time since her dramatic rescue. >> hi. >> reporter: t 3-o yoga instructor met with applause at a celebration monday to thank those who helped in the search. >> i'm just the girl that got lost in the woods and you guys showed up hard. like this is like true aloha. >> reporter: the emotions on display capping off more than a dozen tortuous days. lost in hawaii's dense forest reserve. >> reporter: we're getting our first look at the water fall from the air where amanda was found friday. you can see it off in the distance and hear that wind giving you a sense of the variable conditions we are enduring right now as we fly over the area where amanda was
discovered. it gives you a sense of how lucky she was. >> reporter: volunteers in this helicopter spotting amanda wedged this that ravine below. her friend javier rappelling down. >> i'm like do you recognize this voice? and she goes, javier? i was like you're damn right it is. i've been searching for you for 16 days. >> reporter: a search party finding amanda with a fractured leg and skin infection. two volunteers placing her into the basket before she was air lifted to safety. how much of a miracle it was that you all actually spotted her. >> 100%, brah, 100%. >> reporter: this new video capturing the moment she finally touched down in a chopper. carrying her to an ambulance. >> oh, my god. it's so nice to see you. >> reporter: eller disappeared may 8th on what should have been a three-mile hike. what ensued instead was a two-week long fight to survive in the unforgiving forest. >> these guys were not going to give up on me, thank god.
[ applause ] >> reporter: hundreds of volunteers dubbed amanda's angels spent nearly two weeks using repealers, helicopters and even search dog, but to no avail. >> she spent 17 days in this forest and endured a flash flood that swept away her shoes. >> reporter: the yoga instructor surviving by eating berries, plants, moss and gau va to stay alive. reportedly staying one night in the den of a wild boar. the. >> the last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days of my life. >> reporter: amanda grateful to be alive surrounded by her angels. and despite all of that, amanda's expected to make a full recovery. guys. >> such a remarkable story. wow. >> blown away by her will to survive. >> completely. details are incredible. we turn to those new reports, five pilots coming forward saying they've had multiple encounters with fast-moving objects and gio benitez is at the hudson river right here in new york with
more. gio, the navy is now investigating? >> reporter: they are, cecilia. yeah, a lot of these ufos have been captured on video, some over water and now at least one pilot says he saw them daily. new reporting this morning on unidentified flying objects in our airspace. >> look at that thing, dude. >> reporter: "the new york times" speaking with five navy pilots who all said they encountered ufos during training missions up and down the east coast. the pilots even noting the objects were accelerating to hypersonic speed making sudden stops and instantaneous turns, something beyond what a human crew can do. >> clearly nothing we're used to seeing so we submitted a safety report saying there was an unidentified object in our working space and didn't know what to do. >> reporter: this story on a series called
inside america's ufo investigation." >> the object then appears to accelerate. >> reporter: they speak out on numerous encounters. we trust the american people to know that there are certain countries that have nuclear warheads and yet we don't trust the american people to know that there's something in our airspace that we don't know what it is. >> reporter: overnight the navy telling us in recent years there's been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft in our airspace and, therefore, they've implemented new steps to report further possible incidents. and, listen, nobody at the department of defense is saying these are extraterrestrial. in fact, they say there could be earthly explanations for all of it but a lot of people are left wondering, guys. >> i like how you did the air quotes. earthly explanations. we'll see. all right, more investigating needed. thank you, gio. coming up next, can "jeopardy" champ james holzhauer beat the reigning champ ken jennings. ken, you see him there. he's joining us live. we can't wait to talk to him next on "gma."
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♪ you hear the music. you know where we're going. we're back with that abc news exclusive. overnight james holzhauer kept his winning streak alive moving well past the $2 million mark and now the big question, will he beat legendary ken jennings' record? jennings will join us in a moment for his take but first we have abc's paula faris here with all the latest. hey, paula. >> hey there, amy. i know you're a huge fan of
"jeopardy" and paying close attention as everyone has been but it hasn't always been close for "jeopardy james." one game he won by only $18. his secret reading children's books and practicing the buzzer at home. his strategy is as unique as him. >> if you're going to beat him and replace him as "jeopardy" champion you better bring your "a" game. >> reporter: he is the "jeopardy" whiz on a roll raking in more than $2.1 million and now he's within $300,000 of ken jennings' record 74-day streak. >> $2,195,557. >> reporter: james holzhauer or "jeopardy james" as they call him is rewriting the rules on this iconic game show. >> two dimes please. >> all right. >> that's 2,000. >> reporter: it's all thanks to his unique approach which includes reading lots of children's books. >> kids' books?
is that accurate? >> 100% accurate. i think this is an underrated strategy. >> reporter: from picking answers from the bottom up. ensuring a bank roll for his daily doubles to his mastery of the buzzer. >> james. >> what is "suwanee river"? >> james. >> what is purum? >> james. >> what is bridal? >> i think i'm lucky in a way that the buzzer technique i practiced turned out to be so successful. >> reporter: opponents forced to step up their game against this power player. >> i'll make it a true daily double. >> i knew i would have to go for the big clues right off the bat. >> reporter: despite nat taking the lead it was sweetening the pot. >> nat made you work for it. >> i think if i made it a true daily double the second time i would have won. >> reporter: now all eyes on james' 28-day win streak and estimates put him on track to take down ken jennings' 2004 record by june 3rd. >> it is an honor to be compared to ken at all but it's interesting because we have such different approaches.
>> all the cheddar please. >> he told espn in an interview that he is a connoisseur of low culture and he would love categories such as wwe catchphrases and name that guitar hero solo. amy, i don't think that's going to happen, but we'll all by watching next monday. it's going to happen soon. >> appointment television for my family. in fact, let's bring in ken jennings from seattle. this is his first live interview, talking about "jeopardy james." so thanks for being with us. we appreciate it. >> it's a pleasure. >> as you know, james is nipping on the heels of your record. so tell me how are you feeling about that? >> i'm really excited, you know, for 15 years i have thought somebody was going to make a run at this record. because i always knew it could be done. i was there. i saw it happen. i know it's been possible. what i did not expect is that somebody could make a run at the
cash record in like a third of the time. it's really just astounding what he's doing. >> he really puts it all on the table. he pushes all hit chips in as he said. you tweeted about james hitting the $2 million mark saying it's like a global warming-graph "jeopardy" performance. he said your approaches are very different. how are they different? how is yours different from james? >> you know, i tended to play a more relaxed game. like i was sitting at my couch at home yelling answers at alex like we all do. it was a conservative way and led to the long streak. this is a guy who wants to maximize winnings every time he's got the chance. that's what he does for a living. he's a gambler. he's very comfortable with that. he's playing his game perfectly. >> i know. he's comfortable. i'm so nervous watching him do it like you're betting it all. now i know you say you're excited about the possibility. but is there just a little part of you that is hoping james might fall short of either one of your records? >> you know what bothers me is when i hear "jeopardy james." i'm like, no, no, no. i'm that guy. you can't put "jeopardy" in
front of his name. i used to be the "jeopardy" guy. >> now, i know that you have come back for the tournament of champions. how would you feel with at one point you facing off with james? >> you know, the thing is it's been 15 years for me. you know, we'll never know how babe ruth and hank aaron would have played at the same time because they were decades apart. you know, can i have my 2004 brain back if i play this guy? i think i could -- i think i could hold my own against him even today, but i would need some breaks. it would be all about who found the daily doubles and usually on "jeopardy" i don't need a lot of breaks. >> oh, wow, i love that. speaking of game shows, i understand you'll be on a new one next month. tell us about it. >> yeah, starting june 10th i'm on game show network's best ever trivia show. that's not a shot across "jeopardy' "jeopardy'
"jeopardy's" bough. this is a fun lightweight trivia show, the kind of thing we used to watch home from school as kids. hosted by sherri shepherd. we're cheering along the contestants. we want to see them win some money. it's my favorite kind of game show from my childhood and i'm excited to be a trivia expert. >> i'm so excited too. that's going to be another one we have to watch around the dinner table. ken jennings, thank you so much. we'll be checking in with you. >> thanks so much. >> i'd like to see babe ruth versus hank aaron. >> i would definitely watch that. >> there's more to come. our "play of the day" is up next. well my she shed's on fire. your she shed was struck by lightning. zachary, is my she shed covered by state farm? your she shed's covered, cheryl. you hear that victor? i'm getting a new she shi-er she shed. she shi-er? mhhm. that's wonderful news. go with the one that's here to help life go right. state farm.
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it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news, massive twister outbreak. at least 50 tornadoes reported across the midwest. one twister even crossed the path made by another, and we have catastrophic damage at this hour. dayton, ohio, hit hard. homes completely demolished. this church hit while sheltering families. >> new life worship center completely destroyed by a tornado. >> this morning scenes of massive destruction as emergency crews used snow plows to clear debris from the highway. millions without power and those same storms causing record-breaking floods. the latest from the storm zone. new this morning, could those popular e-cigarettes pose a heart risk? as more and more teenagers are vaping, could the flavorings in those e-cigarettes lead to heart disease? "gma" exclusive. one-on-one with lamar odom. as his revealing memoir comes out, he opens up about that whirlwind romance with khloe kardashian, the addiction and
secrets he kept from his wife during their marriage and his road to sobriety right now. bachelorette in the hannah rushed to the hospital and we're just three episodes in. what landed her there? her recovery date and the guy she's now warning off for being too aggressive. ♪ are you ready for laura dern? she's back with "big little lies" right here on "gma." and she's here to say -- >> good morning, america. [applause] ♪ and good morning, laura dern. cannot wait for "big little lies" to come back. hope you guys are all doing well this tuesday morning. >> we are all big fans of that show. very excited about we know that "alladin" was a big hit this weekend. will smith sharing his reaction
with this photo looking a little overwhelmed. we'll have more ahead in "pop news." >> looking forward to all that. now, some kids are now getting ready, many of them, to go to summer camp, or are they? is camp right for your kids? a big dilemma a lot of parents have. >> we have spent years dealing with it at our house. worked out okay. we have a lot of news to get to starting with that major tornado outbreak that devastated so much of the midwest. more than 50 twisters reported across eight states in just the last 24 hours. i want to go back to alex perez from pendleton, indiana. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. a lot are now seeing the damage. take a look at the power of this storm ripping this massive tree right from its roots, slamming it into this home. underneath all this is a front porch. there was a family of five on that porch. they managed to escape just in the nick of time. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: overnight the dayton, ohio, area becoming a scene out of a horror movie as a shadow tornado is seen through lightning illuminating the sky.
>> our house is gone. a tornado just hit our house. >> reporter: the two tornadoes covering the same path, reports of several people trapped. >> the new life worship center is completely destroyed by the tornado. there are about 25 people, adults and children, in the bathroom inside there. >> reporter: at least 25 people riding out the tornado inside the new worship center church where the steeple was ripped off. >> within five to ten seconds, it goes from dead quiet to a jet engine taking off. >> reporter: the aftermath of debris landing on ohio's i-75 where snow plows were used to clear debris from the highway. in pendleton, indiana, a storm damaged 75 homes. >> we saw the spinning. i turned around for like three seconds anulocang all of this up is just now starting and the national weather service will have teams out surveying the
damage. george? >> okay, adere. >>the'still mo sere weather on the way from the heartland to the east coast. seven states under flood alerts right now. let's go back over to rob tracking it all. >> hi, cecilia. such a rough week and a half. the past week they've seen over 200 tornados. as george mentioned, over 50 in the last 24 hours. we've been stuck in this weather pattern, trough in the west, big ridge in the southeast. that's why you have that heat. we'll start to break it down but not until tomorrow. today we have another threat from oklahoma city to wichita des moines, western illinois and then across the northeast, strong winds, tornado, pretty much the same thing we've seen for a week and the arkansas river in fort smith has another two feet to rise.
it's already at record stage and this will get down to little rock as well and you can see the rainfall that will come today. more flood watches and warnings, the arkansas or arkansas as they say in kansas, getting into tulsa and another three to six inches that gets into western pennsylvania. >> we know you'll watch that for us all today. we have another headlines about e sicigarettes. a new study linking the flavoring in them to heart disease. a team at stanford finding signs of damage and inflammation related to heart disease when looking at how blood vessels reacted to six different e-cigarette flavors like cinnamon and menthol. those two flavors posed the greatest risk, and according to researchers in the american journal of american cardiology vaping and some flavorings, even some flavors without nicotine can increase the risk of heart disease and could be a big concern for parents as well with vaping being popular among all ages, not just teenagers, adults are doing it too. >> real danger right there. a lot more coming up including that exclusive interview with former nba star lamar odom opening up about a near-death experience and the kardashians. lara, what do you have upstairs? >> hello george! home improvement queen jasmine roth is with us with power tools. [ applause ] affordable, fun ways to spruce
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right now we are ready for . we begin with music news. as promised the boss is back after weeks of speculation, bruce springsteen confirming he is releasing a new album with the e street band telling the italian newspaper "republica" the band will record in the fall and hit the road later in 2020. earlier this month you may remember we reported that springsteen had a very inspiring april. he wrote a full album's worth of material for the band feeling so good about it. he now confirms the boys will also tour as i said. then you can also enjoy his latest solo album "western stars." that's out june 14th and a documentary following the recording of that album in his home studio which is also in the works. when it rains, the boss, it pours the boss. [ applause ] pee gi forap te that wh yo>>, he
raight t office. disney's live action remake of its a massive $113 million at the north american box office, $234 million worldwide over the holiday weekend. that makes it the fifth highest memorial day weekend total ever. director guy ritchie creating a whole new world for audiences and will smith blown away by the win and posting, quote, thank you to everybody who came out this weekend. we love this movie. we are humbled and honored that you are feeling the same. [ applause ] congrats on that. [ applause ] so many good movies out now. more news now. ariana grande is in the news, actually it's her wax figure that's in the news. not so sure what to say about this. it was unveiled at madame tussauds in london. let's just say ariana's reaction
was thank you, next. she posted her disapproval. hang on to that picture. she posted her disapproval along with thousands -- keep that picture. go back to that one. social media has been crazy over this one. it looks like they used "snl" cast member melissa villasenor playing ariana. there she is as the model. it does not look like ariana was the model. another one wrote, the longer i look, the more confused i get. if you happen to be in london, ariana's wax figure is on display there for the next five weeks. it might be worth a look. i don't know. finally, lebron james known for his will to win, a competitor to the end no matter who the opponent is, so when the king was challenged to a three-point shooting contest by a 14-year-old boy, who plays onf the kid's name is gabe. hanging in there, but -- well, they're still getting it.
gabe misses. there it is. lebron, of course, does not. nailing the final shot and giving gabe a little side-eye. [ applause ] >> i love his face. >> taking it one step further he posted, quote, i told him about a certain switch i could hit when needed. he didn't believe me. well, he found out the hard way. lebron also giving him props in the caption calling gabe the best shooter in the class of 2023. >> he really hung in there. >> great words. and that, everybody, is "pop news." [ applause ] >> thank you, lara. you don't want go up against lebron. >> no. we're going to turn to our "gma" cover story. an exclusive interview with former basketball star lamar odom, now opening up about his near-death experience, his road to recovery from addiction, his relationship with khloe kardashian and why he is now telling it all in his new memoir, "darkness to light." abc's juju chang sat down with him. hey, juju. >> good morning, cecilia. good morning, guys. he seemed to be on top of the world. the splashy nba career, massive
remember "khloe and lamar"? well, long before lamar odom nearly died of that drug overdose at a las vegas brothel his life was a string of tragedies. lamar sat down with us for a wide-ranging interview revealing for the first time raw and intimate details of a life derailed. >> it's really a story of triumph, overcoming obstacles. >> over a lot of tragedy. >> and overcoming tragedy as well. >> reporter: at 39 years old, lamar odom's life has already been filled with the highest of highs. and the lowest of lows. >> is he conscious? >> no. >> reporter: a roller coaster which he says began at age 12 when his single mother died of cancer. >> you're looking to fill that void, you know, with things. and, you know, some things you was trying to fill that void with were destructive.
>> your first time with cocaine was laced with sex. what was that like to be introduced to that toxic brew? >> for me that's exactly what it was, toxic. it was unleashing the demon. i was a professional at hiding it. khloe didn't know for a long time. >> reporter: khloe and lamar wed in 2009 after a whirlwind one-month romance. >> tell me what it was like being on camera, "keeping up with the kardashians", paparazzi everywhere. >> i loved it. >> you did? >> yeah. the red carpet was rolled out for you everywhere you go. what's not to love about that? at that time when we shot our show -- >> "khloe and lamar." >> yeah. i was playing really good basketball. >> you were at the pinnacle of your career and yet you were hiding your drug use and your sex addiction from khloe. >> yeah. when you marry, you don't want your wife to know that you're sniffing coke and -- >> having strippers.
>> having sex with other women. >> reporter: secrets getting harder to hide. in the book he recalls one drug induced rage, hallucinating and paranoid. he says to khloe, i'll expletive kill you. you don't know what i'm capable of. >> i'm pretty sure she had to be scared at that point in time. i'm thinking about it now, like i couldn't believe how i was treating that queen like that. >> have you apologized to her? >> i don't think i have. >> do you feel like you owe her an apology? >> yeah, i owe her and her family an apology. big time. >> she at that point kicked you to the curb. >> she, like, took care of me. i had everything i ever wanted and needed. so it was like a kid being kick the out of his house. >> like a 12-year-old losing his mother of cancer again. >> yeah. again. >> reporter: lamar says he went to the love ranch, a las vegas brothel to escape the fear of losing it all. >> i was just thinking about trying to go have fun. >> you weren't thinking. >> i wasn't thinking. i wasn't thinking. being selfish. >> reporter: after a four-day bender he was found
unresponsive, 12 seizures, six strokes. his heart stopped twice. >> you know, all of my doctors from cedar sinai said it was a miracle. >> by all rights you took lethal doses of whatever substance it was. you don't have any memory of taking drugs. >> i didn't. >> but you don't have much of a memory of any of it. when was the last time you did cocaine? >> i can't even remember. i can't even remember. it's been a long time. >> so you're not high now? >> no. did i sniff cocaine before this interview? no. >> because you've told stories in the past. how do i know you're telling the truth now? >> well, all you can do is believe me and, if you don't, then that's nothing i can do. >> reporter: lamar completed a month-long stint in rehab in 2016. these days he says he will have an occasional drink. >> like i smoke marijuana to this day though, just to help
with some anxiety. >> you do smoke weed still? >> yeah. helps calm me down. >> when was the last time you smoked weed? >> yesterday. yesterday. but everybody's path, you know, in rehab and after rehab is going to be different to find sobriety. so what's going to be good for you might not work for me. >> one of the last things that you say in the book is, i am lamar joseph odom and i am alive. that's how you end it. >> uh-huh. >> what does being alive really mean to you? >> being conscious, being present. being aware. being vulnerable. being victorious. >> we should note that the kardashian family didn't have any comment. as for lamar whose own father also battled addiction, a lot of his sobriety involves making up for lost time with his son lamar jr. and daughter destiny.
i also spoke with her and it was her ultimatum that forced him into rehab and hopefully will break the cycle of addiction and plagues so many families. >> certainly hope so. that was a fantastic interview. you'll have a lot more on "nightline" and that book, "darkness to light" is out today. george, over to you. >> thank you. we're moving on to our parenting alert. with the school year winding down that means summer camp for so many kids. win of our parents experts, ra shell simmons here to talk about kids and camp and we've had a lot of experience in our house. i have one of each. elliott hated camp. harper absolutely loves it. we made them both try it. in each case after that first week they said get me out of here. how do you know when you should stick with it and when to pull back? >> i think we have to remember cicy tter what, camp is this call us, it's like they dump the worst of their feeling on us and so that's a moment where we've . we think it's important for you to call the camp and
for all you know, your kid's crying on the phone but having a great day otherwise so you can't just rely on their perspective. i don't know how you felt when you heard them upset or when you heard -- >> oh, my gosh. >> you're freaking out and want to yank her. your job is to fix her problems. that's the moment you have to ask yourself is it worth it to let her be uncomfortable so she can show you that she's confident to survive and not let your fears get confused with hers. >> so much goes into picking camps and knowing this and knowing how to handle kids and knowing this is something that will >> absolutely. one thing we can do with our kids is help them brainstorm strategies to deal with problems before they go to camp. you don't want to tell them it's going to be bad. but you can say, look, it's an uncertain situation, challenges may arise. let's talk about what you'll do when you get home sick or if you don't fit into that friend group when you get there. >> how about for those who camp isn't their thing, what they're supposed to be doing? how do you make them not feel like a failure? >> so it's so important for us to remind kids failure is part
of learning. a feature of learning, not a bug of learning. all you have to do -- it doesn't yr d btettg ba outth tg w thi making sure you tell your kids it's a muscle you have to flex, you have to keep trying, and that's what's going to make you tough. not giving up and beating yourself up. >> listening to them and what they really like and what they respond to. >> empathy is key. we may want our kid to do all kinds of things but if we're not listening they'll end up making choices that don't serve them in the end. >> rachel, thanks for coming i let'go to rob. >> george, what a great crowd we have here today. beautiful morning. handsome looking crew. you know what's beautiful here, but it's been chilly out west. colorado, evergreen, colorado, where the park ranger stopped traffic on buffalo park road because this group of deer was thinking about jumping over the fence. they thought about it. if one guy can do it maybe, you know, i think -- i got it. i got it. if that's not enough, these two say i'm not going to go over the higher part of this fence and we're going to make this happen. all four deer got across the
fence and across the road because the park ranger stopped traffic on buffalo park road. not sure if it was just buffalo or cars but everything is all right. what do you think of that video? cute, huh? would you rather have snow or nice warm weather here? >> warm. [ applause ] [ applause ] all right, turning now to "the bachelorette." hannah ending up in the hospital and we're just three episodes in this season.
what really landed her in the e.r. and led to a different kind of date? take a look. the bachelorette landing in the hospital after passing out. >> i'll send this off to the lab and get you fluids and i'll give you that nausea medicine. >> the e.r. visit forcing her to cancel her solo date with conner. resting up on and inviting conner to instead visit her in the hotel suite. >> connor, i'm so sorry but i have to cancel my plans for our date. i'm not feeling 100%. please come over to my hotel suite to keep me company. love, hannah. >> showing off his nurturing side taking care of her, turning up with soup and flowers. >> i'm sick with the hannah fever. >> reporter: and a surprise for hannah. as she went back to sleep to recover, connor hiding notes around her room explaining what he loves about her. extra effort earning him a rose. just as he makes a good
impression, luke p. fighting for her attention and leaving a not so good intention. >> i need to get something off my chest. >> i'll speak to you later. >> reporter: after luke p. came back after, hannah revealing this. >> luke p. stole the show again but in a negative way. i know he's definitely one of my strongest connections but like it's annoying that when luke p. tries to flaunt our connection in front of the guys. there have been some little red flags about how he carries himself that bothers me a little bit. it's like this fine line of i really think is attractive and it's the most unattractive thing i've ever seen in my life. >> not a good combo. see a brand-new "the bachelorette" next monday 8:00 p.m. right here on abc. coming up, "big little lies" star laura dern and "rocketman's" bryce dallas howard, both of them live on "good morning america." [ applause ] >> announcer: starting tomorrow, super talented women light up your morning. reese witherspoon live. katie perry exclusive. nicole kidman and ciara live in concert from central park. in
good morning, i'm reggie aqui with "abc7 mornings." teachers in the union city district are on their second day on strike. they're making headway but they won't be meeting together again until tomorrow afternoon. we're seeing a lot of slowdowns for people heading back to work on tuesday. it's heavy all the way to the bay bridge toll plaza because of a rollover. highway 4 to the maze is sluggish at 46 minutes and all across the bay. south bay to 2
good morning. i thought we'd start with the commute and you can see it's a little cloudy in some areas, but there will be plenty of sunshine later today. it will also be warmer, especially in our inland neighborhood aittle breezy off the bay bridge. if you're heading out right now, we are in the low to upper 50s. 60s in brentwood where the sun is breaking out. we'll have warmth next
♪e'll have warmth next [ applause ] welcome back to "gma." welcome to our audience as well. >> here's the exciting news. we are less than two weeks away from the return of "big little lies" and our next guest is one of the women ruling monterey. please welcome laura dern. [ applause ] >> so good to see you. hi. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> you too. [ applause ] >> all right. hi, everybody. this is so very exciting. especially those of us who lost "game of thrones" we now have because it's the game of the housewives of monterey. >> that's it. >> after season one you all
bonded so much. i think it was so palpable. i think that's why so many felt connected to it. what did you think when you found out you got another season because it wasn't supposed to be this way? >> we were so excited and we really have bonded so deeply in our friendship but also as i know nicole and reese can speak to, we're so happy to work with other women. when you're on movies for a long time, both cast and crew, there weren't other women around so to have this amazing group of female actors and crew to work with has been amazing. >> and got even a little more amazing season two, meryl streep. >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> right? well, can you guys keep a secret? >> yes. >> absolutely not. >> she's very talented. but she's also the funniest person you'll ever meet and so brilliant and what a gift for all of us to get to work alongside her. amazing. >> mtecl r yes, just when we were
i was heartbroken to say good-bye to meryl streep we started "little women" where i was working with meryl streep. it was just an amazing gift. amazing. >> i'm sorry you don't have anything going on. >> i know. i know. [ laughter ] >> i want to talk about this. you guys have said in interviews that you work long days into the night and you each bring something to the table. let me get into this. so nicole bring snacks? >> yes. >> that's so sweet. >> apple with cinnamon on it. >> reese witherspoon, joke teller, late night joke teller? >> oh, yeah, for sure. >> i can see that. >> for sure. >> laura dern, you make up musicals. [ laughter ] >> yes, that is true. very irreverent ones, i'm just going to say, but oh yeah, middle of the night, there's a lot of musical numbers.
>> when you're a little loopy, a little sleep deprived. we can tell that the friendship is real, the bonding is real and who cares about the hours? >> we can never complain because i just spoke to your crew who are waking up at 1:30 in the morning so you guys are incredible. [ cheers and applause ] really. >> i understand you have a big group text so, you, reese, nicole, zoe have a big group text, and meryl has joined as well which is so cool. the guys of "big little lies" were here yesterday. they say they're starting a they say they're calling it steve. what would you name your group text or have you named it? >> we haven't named it. although monterey is in the title so we kind of stick with theme. but i think if she had a name she'd somehow have to kind of own all personalities so it would have to be very weighty,
especially if renata is involved. it's like bertha or -- it's got to have some -- >> have you had to clean it up since meryl joined? >> oh, no, meryl took it to a whole other level. [ applause ] >> you guys ready to see a little bit of the season? a little sneak preview? good. here's renata meeting her daughter's new teacher. >> she has an i.q. of 152. genius level. that's a very high level. i expect you to take care of my daughter. pay special attention and, again, welcome. up, oh, oh, oh, and my annabella was bullied last year, i mean like in like biting and choking so we're going to make sure that doesn't happen again. [ cheers and applause ] >> how do i get to this? [ applause ] >> so you, in season one, were a bit at odds with the rest -- i don't know why. so laid back. >> affable.
exactly. >> but now in season two you guys have all bonded over this big secret. which of you do you think is the best secret keeper in real life? i'm sure you have not been asked this ever before. >> i think we're all learning from this story. it's a really frightening -- so i think we're all learning to be very good, supportive secret keepers of each other. and i've learned you got to watch out for the people who are like just so you know i'm amazing at keeping secrets so you can tell me anything. >> nothing like a murder or death to do that to people, right? >> exactly. >> with these actors because we're telling a story about the lies and secrets we're particularly protective. >> bonding over murder and lies. that's good stuff. >> as we tune in. >> something i like to watch. >> before you go it's been 26 years since you played dr. sadler in "jurassic park."
>> yes. >> we have a very special guest. [ applause ] >> from "jurassic world," bryce dallas howard is here. [ applause ] >> hello. >> can i ask a question? >> please. >> i have a burning question. >> yes. >> so like you said i had the privilege of being a part of "jurassic world" and you are all of our idol, like you are just incredible. >> ah. >> in "jurassic park." i was wondering do you ever think you'll return to the "jurassic park" franchise? >> well, then i'll ask you two questions. [ laughter ] >> i'll see your one question. one would be do you know something i may not and, two, if i were to, would you join me? >> hell yes. yes! person.
get this all worked out. >> strap on your hiking boots. got to fight some dinosaurs, people. we're shooting in monterey. just so you know. >> we have reese witherspoon here tomorrow. before you go, anything we should ask? >> so many things. i mean, i don't even know where to begin but i think you should ask her what musical numbers she was most proud of in our late nights. >> i like that. >> we got a question. >> start with that. >> thank you, laura. >> thank you guys. >> "big little lies" coming up on hbo. also coming up, bryce dallas howard will be with us. [ applause ] hbo. also coming up,
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[ applause ] ♪ look who came up from the audience, bryce dallas howard, now starring as elton john's mom in "rocketman." you broke a little news here. maybe you can get another "jurassic" going? >> i hope so. >> that would be so great. strong women. >> yeah, no, i mean she's like -- she is -- yeah, yeah. it's -- >> you're verklempt. >> jurassic is not jurassic without laura dern. absolutely. >> all right, you heard it here first. i want to talk fashion with you here a moment. i love this -- you've made a stand here. you've been wearing a lot of consigned designs. >> yeah, yeah, 100% actually. >> can you just explain to
everybody what that means and what you've been doing. >> yeah, so consignment is basically you're buying your clothes second -- i'm like, hello, everybody.ots hand sprio a few years ago specifically for the first "jurassic" i was a sample size and so i decided to buy my clothes and then i got to my next press tour and i was like, wait, but new clothes, i just bought those new clothes like last year so i felt that that kind of what i was perpetuating with that message wasn't sustainable and just in my life it wasn't sustainable so i have actually typically sold and bought a lot of my clothes on consignment for years and years. we were talking about it -- exactly and i realized as i was getting ready for this --
we were going to cannes, very fancy at cannes, i get a budget from the studio which is amazing but like, you know, cannes is like really, really fancy. yes, yes, so i did all of my shopping consignment. >> isn't it funny that -- >> came under budget. >> more press for that. you were one of the most talked about people on the red carpet. >> well, i think that's -- it's awesome but i think that also speaks to where all of our heads are at. we are collectively trying to do good on this planet. you know, all of us and so, you know -- and looking fabulous while doing it. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> another man who knows fashion so well, elton john. >> amazing. >> did you have a favorite elton john song before you starting shooting the project? >> yes, i loved "i'm still standing" and it was actually because of the movie "sing." my daughter sings that song constantly and it was in "sing" and it was actually performed by taron egerton. >> is that how this whole thing started? >> they were connected in a lot of different ways.
when taron auditioned, he sang an elton john song. >> i read somewhere taron was your elton john tutor? >> oh, well, yes. well, he was really helpful because he had spent so much time with elton and i actually -- i was cast six days before i was on camera. >> whoa. >> wow? so there was definitely a learning curve. you're playing someone who is a real human being so you need to -- you need to know what they were like and who they were and so, yes, so elton had obviously shared a lot with taron and taron was really, really helpful and i also spoke with quite a few people confidentially who knew sheila independently of production. >> such a tough balance to get there because he's so open about the problems he had with his mom and his dad. we'll show you just a clip of that right here. >> where are you off to? >> don't know. haven't decided yet. but whatever it is, you're not
invited. >> reggie's piano teacher thinks he's good enough for a scholarship. >> really? do you think he's got that kind of talent? >> of course, he has but you'd know that if you took the slightest bit of interest in me or this family. [ applause ] >> they didn't like each other, the parents. no. >> is it true you didn't actually get to meet elton until after you had finished filming? >> yes, i met elton for the first time literally a week ago at the cannes film festival right before stepping out for our, like, photographs where -- all those photos that you see of people at cannes where it's very, very bright. i was there, it was -- is it bright because of the sun or elton john? >> what was it like to meet him? >> it's incredible. he's one of those people -- i grew up around a lot of people who are recognizable and there's a few different kinds of celebrities and there are the celebrities where it's very
intense and stimulating for them and they kind of keep to themselves and then there are celebrities like my dad who are sweet but shy, you know then there's celebrities like elton john where you're just around them and he just radiates affection and warmth and love and fun and it's infectious. >> it comes across in the movie as well. [ applause ] thanks for coming in. "rocketman" in theaters everywhere this friday. let's go to rob. >> hey, george, we're going international. nottingham, england, michigan, idaho, mississippi. want to take you to squaw valley. there you go. there it is. the big m.i. or m.s. i should say, squaw valley, high-five foundation for memorial day got a bunch of veterans and had them do their tricks. had a good time. hat's off to squaw.
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♪ i'm walking on sunshine >> i love the summer sound of jackhammers in times square. we're back at "good morning america" helping you get your yard summer ready. my pal jasmine roth star of "hidden potential". such a good show is here with three great projects to transform your yard into the perfect summer hangout and i love your show because you take houses that are cookie cutter, builder grade houses, and you help people infuse personality. to that end how do you think the best way to do that with your yard is?
>> so many people, they focus on their backyard, right? they forget completely about the front yard. so something -- >> that's your calling card. >> exactly, on "hidden potential." use that front yard so i mean it's the curb appeal. it's the first thing you see -- >> it's the way to get people to gather in your neighborhood. >> exactly. >> we've come up with three projects -- actually you came up with. and we love them so much. we'll squeeze in three. starting with this boho casual -- i don't know -- hammock. >> yeah. >> so pretty. it's like a sculpture. >> i put this in the front yard. can you put it in a backyard or side yard. all this is is closet poles that i bought at a hardware store. i had them cut them. you don't even have to cut them. i know we have a history. >> we'll get into that next. >> and, yes, so you drill holes on either side. so just like this, right through and then you take rope and you string it through. you'll string a piece of rope through on either side. >> how many will it take to make
a hammock that can -- >> you can see it's not that many. you tie a knot in between. >> 25 to 30? >> this is -- this is -- >> i would try to sit on it but i'm very clutzy so we're not going to go there. it is really cute and you don't need trees. you do posts. you can buy a hammock stand. >> you can buy a hammock stand or two trees, i mean this is one of these easy things and the whole neighborhood -- >> it's really pretty. i love this, if you have kids like i know i do who throw their bikes and gear in the driveway you have a great solution that's cute. >> not just your kids, always stuff that's out there. this is a really simple way. built with 2x4s and plywood and holds scooters. >> your scooter garage. >> right. it keeps everything just kind of gathered so all we did is we fitted these 2x4s to hold this scooter. you put a little bit of glue. you use screws just on the
bottom and you can paint this, use deck paint, just -- >> have your kids paint it. >> exactly. >> just have some fun with it. it's a really simple idea and a great way to get involved with your kids. >> it can hold bikes. >> i have something like that but this is much cuter. finally, i love what you decided to do with a mailbox. >> okay, so this is just a regular mailbox post and you know -- i don't know if you have a garden. >> we sure do. >> so have you got all that extra produce? you're bringing it to work, lugging it around. this is a great way to share with the neighbors and bring everybody together. >> you just put store bought coat hooks and screwed them in and bought these baskets and it's for sharing the bounty of your garden. >>ou clda ttle sign that says whae these ideas. not expensive and community friendly so thank you. so thank you. i want to share with everybody, "brady bunch," the big brady extravaganza in september on hgtv. we're both in it. meck out vy
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good morning, it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 morning mornings". mike nicco has a look at your day. >> it's shaping up for outdoor activities. this is what spring is all about. a small crash by the bay bridge all the way to delta. low to mid-70s around the bay and mid to upper 70s inland. a little warmer tomorrow, but look at that warmth this weekend and next week. i'll show you with the maps especially in the south bay, traffic was being held on northbound 101 approaching the 880 interchange. a live shot shows 880 very slow. it looks like that connection to northbound 101 is blocked. bay bridge toll plaza is also backed up into the maze. reggie? time now for "live with kelly & rain
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