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your your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. the bay area will wake up to a drastically different view tomorrow. we're in the for the biggest storm of the year -- we're in for the biggest storm of the year with gusty winds and downpours, all starting tonight. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat.
>> i'm michelle griego. as kpix 5's ryan takeo reports emergency planningers are getting ahead of the game gearing up for anything to happen tomorrow. >> last week was sort of like a practice. >> reporter: emergency planner ursula hanks warns last week's north bay flooding might have been a test run. >> it's impossible to predict. but we anticipate that it will be a lot worse this time around. >> reporter: this time around, the storm should be larger so marin county's emergency operations center will be open. different agencies will fill this room to coordinate, quicker responses, hanks says she is most worried about thursday afternoon. >> at 2:00, we have a high tide. so if there is continuous rain the heavy rains that we are expecting that's going to be a critical point. >> reporter: there should be flooding and gusty winds, meaning lots of downed power lines. >> we are expecting winds up to 70 miles per hour. >> reporter: today pg&e trucks loaded up at this fremont facility. the utility's on-staff meteorologist will send crews places they expect will be hardest hit.
pg&e says crews will try to repair downed lines quickly unless the storm puts them in danger. >> so we will have to wait maybe until the storm passes or crews can safely go in. >> reporter: most of the preps are in place. if last week was really a practice round, emergency planners hope that means everyone has this drill down. this marin county center opens tonight at 8:00. if they have to, they will be here all night. in san rafael, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> roberta gonzales is in san francisco with a look at the storm heading our way. in the south, uhm -- you're actually in san francisco, roberta. it's calm now. but it's going to be worse tomorrow. >> reporter: it definitely is the calm before the storm, michelle. we have cloud cover right now. but let's get right to our hi- def doppler radar where we're picking up the very first returns light to moderate rain showers right there off the north sonoma coast. this is what the storm looks like. it's the first look we have had of it as it approaches the bay
area. and because of the potentially dangerous situation all associated with and surrounding this storm, we have a high wind warning in effect for tonight through tomorrow for just about the entire bay area. 50-mile-an-hour gusts expected at the urban level. 70-mile-an-hour gusts in the highest elevations. a flash flood watch is in effect in the bay area in addition to a high surf advisory. so those are the advisories, watches and warnings you need to know about now. more coming up later on in this newscast, michelle. >> thank you. in the south bay kiet do has more. >> reporter: i'm kiet do here at what is likely going to be one of the more popular hangouts spots in the bay area and that's a sandbagging station. this is san jose's central service yard at the corner of center and ceylon. they are giving away prefilled sandbags for free. come and grab them while supplies last and save yourself some time. sandbags are the hot item right now in san jose.
homeowners not taking any chances with the area expected to get more than 2" of rain in just a few hours. >> we live in the old flood zone of downtown san jose. so we're worried about our garage rather than the house. >> reporter: if you can stay home and stay off the roads tomorrow morning, do so. and here's why. this was the scene on highway 17 at some of its worst last week. at times could you barely see the road and tomorrow's storm is expected to be even more intense. back here with the sandbags, they are warning homeowners this is only good for protecting your home up to one foot of water. also, if you do come out here, it might be a good idea to bring your own shovel in case somebody snagged the one they left here for others to use. if you are caught using this sand for construction projects or something other than flood protection, you could be prosecuted. in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. similar story in fremont. people were loading up the sandbags there. some people we talked to have never had flooding problems at their homes but with how big this storm is projected to be, they are not taking any
chances. and it's a clear commute i had to but this could be a very different story tomorrow. the valley transportation authority says it has systems in place for the bad weather. authorities say buses will have to slow for weather conditions on the roads. and today, the transit agency is in preparation mode. >> we are making sure we have enough fuel for our buses. we are making sure our sump pumps are in good working order our generators are in good working order. just in case we have to go into that service recovery mode. >> the vta is asking its passengers to prepare for longer commute times tomorrow. and we have you covered tomorrow morning. >> yeah. join us for traffic and weather bright and early it all starts at 4:30 a.m. as we track this big storm as it hits the bay area. and before the storm moves in, be sure to download the cbs bay area weather app. check conditions in your area, get realtime radar, just search "kpix" in itunes or google play. some other news now more protests in the east bay over the deaths of two black men
killed by police in new york and missouri. about 100 protestors went to the federal building in oakland earlier this morning before starting to march. protests last night were mostly peaceful but dozens of people smashed windows and looted a grocery store. this is on san pablo avenue in emoryville. there were broken windows and looting at three other businesses nearby. emeryville police made no arrests r chp arrested 13 people last night and berkeley police arrested six. protestors brought traffic to a stop on highway 24 near macarthur bart station in oakland. chp used tear gas after the protestors did not disperse. officers say they threw rocks and burning objects at them. the berkeley mayor addressed complaints about the way police handled earlier protests. >> we had to call in lots of other police departments. we had police departments from all over. and so people have said there's been police violence and shooting of rubber bullets. none of our people have done
any of that. >> last night's berkeley city council meeting was canceled. the golden state warriors unveiled a new design of its sports arena set to be built at san francisco mission bay. this is what it used to look like. and from an aerial view, many criticized it for looking like a toilet seat with a lid down. the improved design got rid of that shape by cutting back a viewing deck that was attached to the arena. the team hopes to be playing in the $1 billion arena for the 2017-2018 season. the nfl's toughening its rules for personal conduct. commissioner goodell and team owners parsed a proposed -- passed the proposed guide lanes today. under the new rules an accused player immediately goes on paid leave following formal charges or an independent investigation. the move comes in the wake of the ray rice controversy and criticism of how the league handled it. sonoma county sheriff's
officers will soon wear body cameras. it will be on 241 of them approved by the board of supervisors yesterday. it follows the shooting death of michael brown by an officer in ferguson, missouri. sonoma county deputy erick gelhaus killed 13-year-old andy lopez for carrying a toy gun last year. san francisco has approved a plan to reduce the number of stores selling tobacco. the board of supervisors has passed the anti-tobacco legislation yesterday. they hope it will cut the city's tobacco selling stores in half over the next 10 to 15 years. currently there are around 1,000 tobacco selling permits throughout the city. it's the time of year for holiday lights and decorations. why those festive displays might be in danger of landing at a neighbor's house with a big weather system headed to the bay. >> reporter: good afternoon, everybody. i'm grocery shopping right here at whole foods market in san francisco. at the same time, i'm feeding families in the bay area. we have those details and we have our "eye on the storm" as
th down many not a good week for the dow. it is getting hammered today down almost 250 points at this hour. >> thought it was bad yesterday. even worse today. >> olive lake. >> well, the storm could take down many items including outdoor holiday deck occasions. >> strong winds are expected to hit overnight and through tomorrow. that could send your outdoor decorations flying if they are not all tied down. experts advising people to take down holiday lights and inflatable decorations. if you can, do it today. some say they are holding off putting up decorations until after the storm. >> i'm not putting any of it up until after the storm because even though it's pretty durable, i have it staked up
and all that, it will just blow over. >> for many parts of the bay area, winds will be between 25 and 35 miles per hour. some areas will see gusts up to 50 miles per hour. it's a big one. >> we are getting ready for the storm. roberta gonzales joins us with a look at the forecast. i'm really excited. i really am because we are getting our first glimpse at this powerful pacific storm that's heading this way. let's share it would you right now. it is our hi-def doppler radar. and look at the return on your tv screen at this particular time. the precipitation light and moderate in nature streams anywhere from the northern sonoma coast south of santa cruz. that's what's going on right now. let's pull on out and look at our satellite imagery see how massive, how much real estate this area of low pressure takes us banking up against the northwestern quadrant of the state of california. the plume reaches back to the hawaiian islands. the bottom line is it is moving in our direction. it is not backing down. let's go ahead and take a look at our temperatures around the
bay area right now as we take a view of the transamerica building. temperatures span from 54 degrees right now along the coast to 62 degrees to the south in san jose. meanwhile, look at out at sfo we have two-hour delays on some arriving flights. here's what you need to know. this afternoon, increasing southeast winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. meanwhile we'll see the rain showers developing later on this evening. it will be scattered in nature with heavy activity overnight. we have a stormy and windy day for your thursday. futurecast, let's track the storm together. as that huge line that contains an inch of rain slices through the north bay, there you have it at 8 a.m. then it begins to march towards the central bay impacting san francisco around lunchtime and continuing south to the peninsula and san jose by the evening commute at 5 p.m.
so meanwhile, while we have heavy doses of rain, how much do we expect? would you believe over 7" in the ukiah area? and a broad brush across the urban area 2 to 4." that's a lot of water in 24 hours. rainfall amounts, well, we have rain here. we have snow in the greater lake tahoe area. up to three feet of snow above 7,000 feet. at least a foot at the lake level. a winter weather warning is in advance. highs today unseasonably mild across the bay area in the mid- 60s. the extended forecast, we kick out the system on friday. partial clearing during the afternoon hours. sunshine saturday and then increasing cloud cover on sunday will lead to more rain showers on monday and tuesday. in the house today, out of the rain, we have moses harris, from wells fargo. he is an associate. we also have with us leslie with the san francisco food bank. we get to meet each other year after year.
first off, moses, tell me what you're doing here today. >> all right. well, as san francisco's home base bank, we are committed to strengthening our communities and one way that we do that is by participating in the fight to end hunger and on behalf of the wells fargo team members that have volunteered over 8,000 hours with the san francisco marine food bank we are honored to present this check for $50,000. >> oh, my goodness! $50,000! and moses, i know you guys at wells fargo have been involved with fighting hunger at least all the way back to 1996. leslie, how is this going to help your food bank? >> well, this is going to help us provide over 150000 meals right here in our community because for for every dollar donated we'll provide three meals, this will go a long way. >> reporter: we are going to continue to raise money here in san francisco at whole foods market and we'll tell you how you can help and that's coming up a little later in this newscast. if you want to help out at home, though, visit us online
at kpix.com/give. michelle and frank? >> all right, roberta. thank you. $50,000, that's great. >> a lot of money going to feed a lot of people. malala yousefzai survived an attack by the taliban. today she got the nobel peace prize. the special tribute in her speech today. >> if you have a consumer problem or question call our hotline at at 888-5-helps-u. volunteers are there right now. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with red onions. i use red onions in so many different recipes especially salad because red onions are firm and they are some great moisture in there. they're a wonderful flavor. when you buy them, make sure skin is nice and translucent all the way around, very important. heavy for their size. free from any green sprouting whatsoever and no cracking. can't have any cracking on the red onions. when you bring them home store them in a cool, dry place. what i like to do is make these great salads like a bread salad, get some old bread and just toast it up a little bit. add the red onions. some mozzarella, some basil, some tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and there you go. the bred salad, it's a peasant dish but loaded with flavor. and the star is the red onions. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. at&t.
and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. kpix 5 has partnered with the "food for bay area families" organization for the past 13 years now. and once again, roberta is live from the south of market whole foods in san francisco with more on a special offer today for people wanting to donate. >> reporter: that's right, michelle, because all day long i have had my eye on the storm, now i have my eye on some food. because it's lunchtime! so we are here at whole foods market. lisa marie wilson is here with you. lisa, tell me about the big day going on here. >> i'd love to. well, today we have our 5% community support day at all san francisco whole foods markets. so that means that if you bring your shopping list you're shopping today 5% of total sales will be donated to sf marin food bank. >> that's wonderful! >> reporter: hey, people, isn't that wonderful over here? we have ourself a crowd here. >> whoo! [ applause ] >> reporter: it's not only today that there's something special but all month long you're offering something very unique to the community. >> that's right. so people are able to donate in
two ways. they can donate -- cash at the registers and those donations go to food banks in northern california or donate food, we see here a good example of a designated food barrel where they can drop off nonperishables. >> reporter: one in four children go to bed hungry every night. how much have you raised so far to fight hunger? >> we have raised nearly half a million dollars. >> reporter: half a million dollars! right here at whole foods market. if you wanted to give even just a dollar, visit us online at give yourself some extra time kpix.com/give. >> put that right in the bin. >> that's great. >> thank you, roberta. we'll be right back, but first in today's jobs report, jill schlesinger zeros in on a lucrative career option in the
bay area. in today's jobs report, jill schlesinger zeros in on one lucrative career option right here in the bay area. >> reporter: the healthcare industry is exploding thanks to an aging population. according to the census bureau the population aged 65 and older is expected to more than double in the coming decade to 92 million. those 85 and older are projected to more than triple to 18.2 million or 4.3% of the population. the changing demographics means the demand for registered nurses is on the rise. the bureau of labor statistics projected a 19% growth in employment for registered nurses from 2012 to 2022. compare that to an 11% average growth rate for all occupations. that growth is already contributing to rising salaries for rns. the median annual wage for registered nurses across the country is just under $69,000. but in the bay area, that number is $123,850. the numbers show nurses can do good for themselves and others. i'm jill schlesinger for kpix 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the nobel peace prize hopes the honor will help girls around the world. 17-year-old malala yousefzai got her prize in norway. the pakistani teen was wounded by a gunman two years ago because she wants girls to be educated. she singled out her parents as she accepted the award. >> i'd like to thank my parents for their unconditional love. thank you to my father, for not clipping my wings and for letting me fly. [ applause ] >> malala is sharing the peace prize with [ non-english language ] of india who gave up his career as an electrical engineer to campaign against child labor. also getting some recognition this afternoon, those who have been battling the ebola outbreak. time named the ebola fighters as the person of the year. they are praised for their acts of courage. just into the newsroom, all
schools in novato will be closed thursday and friday due to the north bay is expected to get most of the rain up there. >> they are going to get hit hard. so novato schools closed again for thursday and friday. and this impending storm, prepare, that's what we have been saying. many places in the north bay you can go and get sandbags and ride out the storm. >> tune in tomorrow at 4:30. we'll have reports all all over the bay area. we'll keep you in the know. have a great afternoon.
>> wyatt: if my mother had anything to do with this, you have to tell me, okay? >> quinn: this can't be happening. hope can't lose the baby. >> deacon: she's not answering the phone. what hospital did she go to? >> quinn: i don't know. i don't know. i don't even know how all of this happened. i -- i was leaving -- i was leaving, and then i heard a scream! i ran back, and then i saw her lying at the bottom of the stairs! >> deacon: i told you to leave her alone! that's all you had to do!