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ordered out of the keys. >> leave, get out. we can't save you once the storm starts. >> reporter: boards are going up at miami beach businesses. the city along with other parts of miami, dade and broward county are also under mandatory evacuation. gas stations are barely keeping up with the demand. as soon as these gas trunks arrive, drivers are lining up. eddie norret has a full tank but he's planning to stay. what point do you think you would change your mind? >> tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow midday if it's going to be a direct hit. >> reporter: biscayne bay sits at the end of carlos ramirez's street. >> worst case storm surge scenario this house is going to be mostly under water. so we have to get out of here. prepare he's constructing a barrier to try -- >> reporter: he's constructing a barrier to try to hold back some of the water. then he's heading inland with his family. just to give you some perspective, we are only about 4 feet above sea level where we are standing. i spoke with a man who lives
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down the street getting ready to leave his home and he told me he was packing like he wasn't going to come back for a long, long time. >> for the folks there obviously scrambling to get out of harm's way do you know where they're evacuating to? a live look now at the dark sky over florida. again: the storm is toward >> reporter: a lot of people are leaving the state entirely, but that is not an option for a lot of folks. so the first step is to get away from the coast, get away from where we are and to go somewhere inland. others are making their way up to central florida and orlando and those parts, but that could be in the path of the storm as well, so that's not necessarily a safe place either, a tough choice. >> kenneth, thank you. let's take a live look now at, well, the sunset in florida. again the storm clouds are gathering there. it is tracking toward the southern part of the state. where it could slam miami this
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weekend with a life threatening storm surge and major wind. hurricane irma battered the virgian islands. so let's look at those pictures out of st. thomas today where at least three people were killed. fierce winds ravaged buildings, damaged the only hospital on that island. ing the devastation left in the wake of hurric nearby the british virgian islands also hit hard. this drone video showing the devastation left in the wake of hurricane irma and you can see hundreds of buildings flattened there and we want to bring in our chief meteorologist paul deanno. paul, pictures like that provide a stark warning you lived in miami in this neighborhood in florida. what are these people facing? >> my house would be under that mandatory evacuation. it could be under 5 feet of water by sunday. this is the most significant threat to south florida since hurricane andrew which was almost 25 years ago. we're looking now at the storm moving through the turks and caicos heading towards the southeastern bahamas, so bearing down on florida within the next couple days. the turks and caicos are currently in the eye wall, so likely there are wind gusts in
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excess of 170 miles per hour right now. let's talk more about the threat to south florida. almost every single computer forecast model represented by those individual lines calls for that turn to the right right into south florida, not before it, not after it and that has increased the likelihood that we will see hurricane force winds in the city of miami. it is now more likely than not a 53% chance that miami will see hurricane force winds. it's a major metropolitan area and it could be seeing winds that will cause significant damage and a storm surge of 10 to 13 feet. emergency crews from the bay area are heading out to florida to help. kpix5's katie nielsen reports they are no strangers to a hurricane zone. >> reporter: crews from california task force 4 are grabbing their gear and packing up again, this time for south florida, only two days after getting back from a deployment to texas for hurricane harvey. >> we refer to ourselves as a
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swiss army knife. we're kind of prepared to do anything that's necessary to help people in whatever community. >> reporter: the 80 member urban search and rescue team is made up of mostly oakland firefighters. they're leaving today to help emergency crews in the wake of irma. >> watch out for each other. >> reporter: and in hayward a crew of nine linemen are packing their bags to head to florida as well. >> i've dedicated my life to this trade. i just want to go out there and make any family proud. i've got three young boys at home i get to tell a bunch of stories to. >> reporter: it isn't the first time pg&e crews have helped after a natural disaster. the utility has a mutual aid agreement with florida power and light and when florida asked for help, pg&e offered to send 100 linemen, engineers and supervisors from across northern california. 12 year lineman veteran cisco shaft and the rest of the team know their job is a vital part of the overall emergency plan. >> the restoring power is the first step in the rebuilding
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process. it's basically the backbone. the grid is the backbone of a community. >> reporter: as soon as the crews here at the yard in hayward finish packing up their gear, they'll be going to davis. that's where they'll meet up with the other pg&e linemen who will all fly to florida tomorrow. katie nielsen, kpix5. about 20 airman from travis air force base are heading to st. croix to help victims of irma. they flew out this morning. the group includes medical personnel. they also plan to send medical equipment. the senate has passed a spending package that would send billions to the victims of hurricane harvey and hurricane irma, if necessary. the package includes about $15 billion in disaster relief. that's nearly double what president trump had requested. today's vote also extends the government's borrowing authority keeping federal agencies funded through december 8th. a similar vote in the house could happen tonight. republicans in congress still reeling from a white house meeting.
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mr. trump made a deal on the debt ceiling with top democrat senator chuck schumer and congresswoman nancy pelosi. then hours later the president sent out a tweet about young immigrants that pelosi said she suggested. >> i said this is what i asked the president to do and boom, boom, boom, the tweet appeared. that was good. >> mr. trump wrote this morning for all of those daca that are concerned about your status during the six month period, you have nothing to worry about, no action. the president is ending daca with a delay that gives congress time to act. coming up at 6:00 bay area reaction to news that top democrats are now working with the president. steve bannon who lost his job as top white house advisor is now making a provocative claim about the catholic church. kpix5's devin fehely on why bannon says the church is weighing in on immigration. >> they need illegal aliens to fill the churches. it's obvious on the face of it.
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>> reporter: in an interview with 60 minutes charlie rose is scheduled to air sunday, former white house chief strategist and conservative catholic steve bannon questioned his church's stance on immigration something he said it rooted in economics. >> they have an economic interest. they have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration. >> reporter: the u.s. conference of catholic bishops condemned this reprehensible and unacceptable president trump's decision to end daca, an obama era program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the united states as churn. >> he can any he can -- children. >> he can think he can call himself a catholic, but he's no more catholic than my cat is. >> reporter: this priest says the church's commitment to immigrant issues is principled, not monetary and that bannon's criticism is misinformed. >> the life of the church is
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really strongly focused on the poor, the lost, the disenfranchised and particularly the immigrants. so we are not getting money from that. we have nothing financially to gain. bannon is just factually wrong, but that's not a surprise. >> i totally respect the pope and i totally respect the catholic bishops and cardinals on doctrine. this is not about doctrine. this is about the sovereignty of the nation and in that regard you're just another guy with an opinion. >> you can see charlie rose's full interview with steve bannon this sunday on 60 minutes. chopper 5 over a developing story right now in oakland, a robbery and police chase resulting in a massive police presence near 880 and fruitvale. we're told it started with a robbery near the lake merritt b.a.r.t. station and ended up here at 29th and chapman. you can see a white sedan up over the sidewalk with its trunk popped and front tire shredded. police responded on the ground and on a rooftop searching for
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suspects. four people were arrested. a santa rosa man accused of killing his girl friend weeks after a domestic violence arrest was back in court today. he's an undocumented immigrant. his case is highlighting the feud between local law enforcement and immigration authorities. estrada-margos was arrested last month for beating his girl friend. he was asked to be held for 48 hours, but the sheriff's office doesn't recognize such requests and released him on bail. last friday he was arrested for killing his girl friend. two officers were wounded in a shootout this morning. those officers had pulled a car over suspected with being connected to a double homicide. >> initially the suspect was compliant and flew his keys outside of -- threw his keys outside of the vehicle. then within moments he began shooting at our officers. >> five officers returned fire killing the suspect.
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the incident comes a week after the fatal shooting of a sacramento county deputy. that man was remembered today, a mintage of photos -- montage of photos shown during a memorial service for deputy robert french. deputy french was killed during a shootout at a sacramento county hotel. coming up a breach at equifax exposes millions of americans' personal information. >> what you can do now to protect yourself. >> plus something smells rotten in the south bay, the stench a neighborhood can't seem to shake. >> and the bay area city throwing its hat in the ring for what you could call the amazon sweepstakes.
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and i'm an arborist with i'pg&e in the sierras. the drought in california has killed trees on a massive scale. any of those trees that fail into power lines could cause a wildfire or a power outage. public safety is the main goal of our program. that's why we're out removing these hundreds of thousands of hazard trees. having tools and technology gives us a huge edge to identify hazard trees. my hope is that the work we're performing allows that these forests can be sustained
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and enjoyed by the community in the future. together, we're building a better california. a huge "new" data breach that could affect one out of two americans. e vazquez is h >> closed captioning for this
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newscast is sponsored by living spaces. a huge new data breach that could affect one of every two americans. kpix5's joe vazquez is here to tell us about it. >> hackers exposed personal information belonging to 143 million americans. it may be one of the biggest breaches in history. the company equifax, one of the big three credit reporting agencies. equifax said the hackers acquired names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some driver's license numbers. the breach happened between may and july. the ceo released a video statement saying he's sorry. >> it's clearly a disappointing event and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do. i deeply regret this incident and i apologize to every affected consumer. >> equifax is offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring. they say you can check whether your account has been breached. the website is
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equifaxsecurity27.com security2017.com. i logged in and it was confusing to me. i couldn't get in there. it asks for the last six digits of your social security number. joe vazquez, kpix5. a stench hanging over a neighborhood and it's been like this since recent sewage repairs on trimble road along first and junction. kpix5 reporter kiet do is there trying to sniff out what's going on. >> reporter: the city of san jose says the main culprit is a huge sewer line that comes in from the city of santa clara. that line is not very steep, so the sewage flows a little slower which means that gives the odor more time to percolate up. they are working with the city of santa clara to try and fix this, but until then everyone has to be patient and suffer through it. it's lunchtime in north san jose, home to thousands of tech workers, and there's nothing
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like getting some fresh air after being cooped up in your cubicle all morning long. just the kind of thing you want to smell on your break, right? the stench on trimble road between first street and junction avenue is mostly bearable, but at times it's enough to make you gag. for the regulars who have to walk this 2/3-mile section you can lose your appetite on the way to lunch. >> just nothing but horrible stench. it smells like an out house. >> reporter: they told us to sniff around the storm runoff drains and manhole covers. sure enough, the smell was especially bad here. >> it's gross sewage. >> reporter: several large sewer pipes converge in the area and the smell has been this way for a long time. different agencies are looking into ways to reduce the stench. >> other than the smell as well it couldn't be healthy, i don't know, inhaling like fumes of god knows what. somebody definitely has got to
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do something about it. >> reporter: so the public works department has another unscientific theory as to why they're getting more odor complaints out here. during hot weather you get a lot of people driving through this section with their windows rolled up and the ac blasting, but once the temperature cools off you get everybody walking to lunch again and that's when you get a lot of the odor complaints, especially this time of year. there is still no sign of a mountain lion that was possibly hit by a driver in santa rosa. last night a driver told police that they may have hit the animal near montecito meadow drive and shanahi road. officers searched the area and couldn't find anything. less than 24 hours before that car crash a mountain lion was spotted less than a mile away, unclear if it's the same animal. officers were unable to find the big cat. investigators were trying to figure out what sparked a
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fire at a coffeehouse in a hookah lounge. the fire started in the attic. no one was hurt in san jose. police are trying to find out who attacked a hotel employee at san francisco's union square. the 53-year-old employee was trying to get the man to move his car from a loading zone near taylor and post streets yesterday. he tried to grab her cell phone when she took it out to take his picture. he punched her in the stomach before driving away. a middle school in pacifica mourning the loss of a beloved music teacher. he was killed in an unusual car accident. kpix5's anne makovec on how students and parents are remembering him. >> reporter: this was jerry downs in his element, directing and playing alongside middle school students at a jazz concert in 2013. >> he did this with passion every day. >> reporter: this memorial behind me has been growing in
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the parking lot of ingrid lacy middle school when downs was fatally injured when he was run over yesterday by his own run- away van. among the mourners yesterday, victor who plays in the band and lives down the street. >> we saw a van but didn't recognize it was the van that used to take kids and the instruments for the performance and everything. >> reporter: mr. downs died at the hospital yesterday. after hearing the news former band mom crystal pepin helped form a facebook page called because of you, mr. downs, gathering memorials from students past and present. >> he was all about band and all about the kids. he could be prickly at times, but if you listened to what he was saying, it was something didn't go right about the competition or the program could have been better. he was always passionate about the kids. amazon wants to open a second headquarters somewhere in north america and it's asking cities to submit bids.
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the online retailer based in seattle said it will spend more than $5 billion on its new corporate campus and it will create up to 50,000 full-time jobs. amazon said the new location must be in an area that has a highly educated labor pool. mayor libby schaaf of oakland immediately expressed interest. she said in a statement, "we're excited to explore the amazon hq2 project and the benefits it could bring to our community as well as our region." other cities include philadelphia and chicago all plan to apply. shelters that were in irma's path are now safe and sound. about 150 cats and dogs were flown in from the humane society of broward county in florida to make room for pets of residents who are forced to evacuate. the animals were unloaded from a small plane this morning in hayward. >> we're going to split the animals up, bring them back to
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our shelters, hopefully get them into foster homes, make sure they're okay and then get them into their forever homes in california. >> the animals will be available for adoption soon at east bay, spca, berkeley and main and park. how parents opposed to vaccines are getting around a tough new law. >> but first the markets closed mixed today. here's a look at the closing numbers from wall street.
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slick roads...and drivers had the believe it or not, a damp commute for some people on the bay bridge this morning, slick roads. drivers had the windshield wipers going. yeah, on market street in san francisco look at this, yeah, people caught off guard by the rain and drizzle. paul talked about it. >> yeah. look at that. people are smiling. i think everybody is just so excited. >> it was really refreshing. >> it was so nice and cool out. >> just take it all in. >> after this heatwave. >> how many people hit the turn
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signal instead of the windshield wipers because they forgot which side it's on because it's been what, four months? there are actually more showers coming up in the forecast next week. tis the season to begin seeing rain in our forecasts in the month of september. it felt nice for a change, 70s outside. that is it for concord, oakland, livermore and san jose, 69 degrees in san francisco, santa rosa 68. we've gone full circle. we had the super hot the end of last week, now the end of this week much cooler and a few new showers may impact you in san francisco, northern san mateo and marin county, much of that not hitting the ground. we're seeing a few showers as far north as santa rosa and napa this evening. lows in the 60s tonight, cloudy and mild, san jose 64, napa 59, san francisco 52. we aren't cooling off that much and we aren't that warm outside right now. let's fast forward to a wonderful event. we are a sponsor of dennis o'donnell on the walk to end
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alzheimer's in san francisco crissy field sunday morning, perfect weather to be outside, sunny sunday morning in san francisco and 65 degrees. something must be changing because we're so dreary everywhere right now, but we're talking about sunshine in san francisco on sunday. i'll explain the change coming up. first as for why we're so cloudy today, the same low that ended our heatwave lifted to the north sitting off the oregon and northern california coastline. that dragged in the cloud cover and gave us those few showers. it will exit tomorrow. overnight tonight we stay mostly cloudy, but rolling through the afternoon the rest of us with sunshine tomorrow, so sunnier and milder weather tomorrow. a ridge of high pressure moves in saturday and sunday. they will be the two warmest days and then next week here comes a new area of low pressure sitting right off the california coastline. most of next week will trend cooler than average. so we had the record heat last week. now we're beginning to the trend overall cooler with the weekend being the exception, skies staying mainly cloudy through tomorrow.
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we'll get afternoon sunshine. we warm up for the weekend. most of the warming will be inland. then next week we will begin to trend cooler with a few tiny shower chances. tomorrow san jose 77, santa rosa 79, san francisco 67 degrees with late day sunshine tomorrow. warm weather, low 90s on saturday inland, mid-90s on sunday, but we stay in the 70s near the bay, 60s at the coast. next week we'll turn cooler with coastal drizzle next tuesday and wednesday. that's your forecast. we'll be right back.
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my name is cynthia haynes and i am a senior public safety specialist for pg&e. my job is to help educate our first responders on how to deal with natural gas and electric emergencies. everyday when we go to work we want everyone to work safely and come home safely. i live right here in auburn, i absolutely love this community. once i moved here i didn't want to live anywhere else. i love that people in this community are willing to come together to make a difference for other people's lives. together, we're building a better california. school today.
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his dad, p a milestone for britain's prince george, the 4-year-old had his first day of school today. his dad, prince william, held his hand as he met a school official at the $25,000 a year private school in south london. he'll be known to teachers and classmates as george cambridge. his mother kate was not there for today's dropoff. she's expecting a third child. she's dealing with severe morning sickness. he's just such a cutie. >> see the look on his face? not sure. >> the cbs evening news is up next. >> jeff glor is here with a preview. >> reporter: florida gets ready for irma. we have a team of correspondents around the region. we're up over miami to look at some of the most vulnerable areas on tonight's cbs evening news. >> that is up next. thank you so much for watching at 5:00. >> we'll be back here in 30 minutes. >> see you then.
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ca ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: the forecast takes an ominous turn. >> this is a catastrophic storm that our state has never seen. >> glor: more than a million have been told to evacuate as florida braces for a direct hit from irma. >> mother nature is going to win in the end. we just have to hope and pray for the best. >> glor: the strongest atlantic hurricane on record has already left a trail of destruction through the caribbean. >> the entire country has been decimated. >> mason: also tonight, bannon's new battle with the republican establishment. >> reporter: now that you're out of the white house, you're going to war with them. >> absolutely. >> mason: and... >> she's got it! >> mason: ...a red, white, and blue semif the u.s. open. >> madison keys joins the all- american semifinal party.

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