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picking stuff up ...russian river residents face the aftermath of a devastating flood ... many of them losing everything.the most precious things i have left are my memories tonight .... kron four takes you out with rescue crews ... one couple saved live on kron four.we saw this person drive onto the flooded road (ken) california governor gavin newsom has declared a state of emergency in response to the disastrous flooding we are seeing in the bay area. the russian river is now receeding but leaving behind serious damage in it's place. good evening i'm ken wayne. (pam) and i'm pam moore.
scores of people are still out of their homes tonight because of the high water levels. we have team coverage tonight ... we start with kron4's dan thorn who is live in forestville .. dan (dan) rex susoeff, forestville resident: "the unusual thing was completely getting evacuation notices where i live on champs. we're out of the flood zone, like up on a mountain. but down below, all the homeless people got flooded out from the fires. there's hundreds of homeless people live here from the fires, in their trailers, and they got washed away. but uh, it's been pretty good. the cable electricity still going, no gas. so the stove doesn't work. and we've been kinda trapped here. because all the ways out are closed off from our house. but our house is okay, so that's what's important." (dan) (pam) with thousands forced from their homes.. many are staying at evacuation
centers.the center set-up by the red cross in sebastopol... is at capacity tonight.(ken) that is where we find our justine waldman.. she spent time there today talking with there today (dan) important." (dan) (dan) rex susoeff, forestville resident: "the unusual thing was completely getting evacuation notices where i live on champs. we're out of the flood zone, like up on a mountain. but down below, all the homeless people got flooded out from the fires. there's hundreds of homeless people live here from the fires, in their trailers, and they got washed away. but uh, it's been pretty good. the cable electricity still going, no gas. so the stove doesn't work. and we've been kinda trapped here. because all the ways out are closed off from our house. but our house is okay, so that's what's important." (dan)
(pam) with thousands of people forced from their homes.. many are staying at evacuation centers.the center set-up by the red cross in sebastopol... is at capacity tonight.(ken) that is where we find our justine waldman.. she spent time there today talking with people who likely lost everything in the flood. (justine)one of the people i met, already lost everything in another sonoma county disaster.she was been tested once in the tubbs fire..and now, by the flood.but nothing is going to keep her down. natswith very little time to evacuate, ki daniels grabbed what she could and tossed it
in her suv.nats the water came into the car and soaked the floor boardsthis is it. some important some paperwork, her manuscript and medications... sot i have the clothes on my back and my vechile and that is what i havevideo from the sonoma county sheriff's office, shows how high the water got in monte rio.right now, ki, does not know how bad the damage is at her home there sot my understanding is it is all devesated she is one of 40 people staying at the red cross shelter at the sebastopol center for the arts. here people can eat, sleep and get help...sonoma county is now becoming an expert at caring for disaster victims. sot it gives us an opportunity to demonstrate the resliency of human natureki already lost everything the tubbs fire burned down the home ki was
moving into in santa rosa's coffey park.her monte rio home, a place to start over. and she'll be on the move again...ki says she will always be sonoma county strong.. neither fire or flood will destroy her spirit.sot think living through 2 deve at this pont you start to learn not to get too attached to material thins i would say the most precious things i have left are my memories.... (justine)there is also a shelter at the sonoma county fairgrounds in santa rosa.for now, both will stay open as long as needed.justine waldman kron 4 news. kron 4 news.justine waldman as needed.stay open as long as needed.justine waldman kron 4 news. (pam) turning our attention to the weather forecast now. we are joined by chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. (ken) lawrence, will the rain subside long enough for the waters to receed and people to get back to their
homes? lawrence karnow: it was a dry day for the bay area but the flooding conitnues along the russian river. flood waters are expected to recede below flood stage by tomorrow morning. there are only a few showers showing up on doppler radar around the state. we will see mostly cloudy skies tonight but it should stay dry. on the satellite you next storm coming our way. most of friday will be dry but rain will return late night. highs tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. rain early saturday morning before turning to showerin the afternoon. we could see a showers on sunday. more rain is forecast for and wednesday. wednesday. and wednesday. wednesday.
(ken)(ken) firefighters are continuing their patrols today out on the russian river. they are looking for any hazards or any one who may need help.(pam) earlier today, kron4's haaziq madyun went out on patrol with crews from the forestville fire department.. he files this report. sotthat trailer is just one of the hazards spotted by the forestville fire department boat patrol here in the russian river in the town of forestvillesot
gromala/forestville fire department: "this is the most flooded i have seen it here. we've had a couple of other floods but this is the highest and most devastating houses down in the hacienda area"> there was no one in need of help on this patrol. however as the river recedes forestville fire department officials say they are standing by just in case they are needed...in forestville haaziq madyun kron4news (ken) stay connected to the weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 mobile app. you'll find full forecasts...and an interactive radar. you can also get push alerts on bay area storms. all with the kron-4 mobile app coming up we take a look at how the snow is affecting our water levels with the latest snow survey. and the dangers it could cause once all that snow starts to melt. it could have been a tradgey. a woman found buried in the snow... how her car got completely covered ... and the warning for other drivers .. from police.. (pam)
confirmed today .. what many expected ... the snow pack in the sierra is well above average.(ken) and while that may stave off drought conditions. it could also pose some flooding threats when the temperatures get warmer.. capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains. az: here at the sierra at tahoe parking lot you can see mountains and mountains of snow have just piled up, towering over some of the cars
you see behind me. this after a month full of snow storms, which made for a record smashing snow survey.((chris orrock)) "california has had a cold and wet february in fact i just found out in talking to some of the staff at sierra at tahoe that this february broke all records that they've ever had for the month of february as far as snow fall, in fact they were inches away for the most snow fall in any given month."snow flakes flurrying across the sierra at phillips station thursday... another promising snow survey state wide showing the snow pack at 153% average.proof of the powerful snow storms reflected as the department of water resource's twelve foot measuring pole plunged nearly all the way into the ground...
homes nearby buried in white. the survey at this site showing a snow depth of 113 inches.dwr engineers say its stormed so much, collecting some of this month's data will take longer than usual.((john king- dwr engineer)) "there's been a lot of storms that have come in so our surveyors haven't had an opportunity to go our yet."while the state's drought conditions improved significantly this month... the dwr says all this snow pack could pose a potential flooding threat..((mike anderson - dwr climatologist)) "there is the possibility of a faster melt if you see warmer than average conditions. we'll keep track and pay attention to the forecast and work with snow survey team to anticipate how much melt is happening each week."az: more snow is on the way this weekend. the next survey is in the beginning of april. tag. (ken) all this snow is good news for skiers and snowboarders!! this year heavenly, northstar, and kirkwood resorts are going to extend their ski season due the record breaking amounts of snow falling in the sierra. heavenly mountain resort will extend their season through april 28th plus 3-day-weekend may 3-5 northstar california resort is extending their season to april 21st. and kirkwood mountain resort
season has been extended to april 14, 2019, with an additional 3-day-weekend april 19 through 21 during the month of february alone, heavenly has received 269" of snow, northstar has received 286" and kirkwood has received 271". (pam) it could have become a deadly situation. record snow is falling in the sierra ... and cars are getting trapped on the roads. (ken) one woman accidently trapped under the snow. eric rucker reports how crews were able to come across the buried car. sot'weúre glad that this didnút end in a tragedy like it could have'its a story that happened in south lake tahoe - but it comes with a warning to anyone in a car where its snowing.sot'we are very fortunate, as is she, that we bumped into her car'this precautionary tale is from february 17th.after wandering around the casinos a 48- year-old homeless woman gets into a friend's car along cedar avenue near state-line.
during a snow storm the woman falls asleep in the car.over the next five hours, or possibly more - a combination of fresh snow and snow that was being plowed buried her inside.at 8:35 that morning a public works plow truck made contact with the car, but it would take a bit longer before crews knew that car wasnút empty.sotsuper: david stevenson, lt sltpd' the public works department and the police officers grab shovels and started digging out the driver's side and then once the woman put her hand on the glass startled them then you know everybody started digging like they had a purpose.'the woman would tell officials she was trapped, but after being rescued was otherwise ok - even denying medical help.during a snow storm there is no street parking within city limits.the car the woman was in was going to be towed when she was discovered. (pam) take a look at this lake tahoe time lapse from today ... you can see more snow coming down(ken) kron-4's chief meteorologist
lawrence karnow is here now with a lok at the snow totals in the sierra. lawrence karnow: it was a dry day for the bay area but the flooding conitnues along the russian river. flood waters are expected to recede below flood stage by tomorrow morning. there are only a few showers showing up on doppler radar around the state. we will see mostly cloudy skies tonight but it should stay dry. on the satellite you can see the next storm coming our way. most of friday will be dry but rain will return late night. highs tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. rain will be heavy early saturday morning before turning to showers in the afternoon. we could see a few lingering showers on sunday. more rain is forecast for next tuesday and wednesday.
(pam) developing news tonight... it was a case that shocked the community of santa cruz almost ten years ago... and until now, one of the primary suspects remained at large. santa cruz county district attorney jeff rosell announcing today ... the arrest of this man, 32- year-old ivan ramirez tapia in mexico, in connection with the october 2009 murder of 16 - year-old tyler tenorio, of santa cruz. on october 16, 2009, tenorio, a junior at santa cruz high school, was fatally stabbed during an altercation with several gang members police say, tapia fled to durango, mexico, where he was tracked down with the help of the f-b-i.
enforcement will not rest until all of those involved in the killing have been brought to justice. president trump walks away early from the summit with north korean . the reason he refused to sign the deal. even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures and even through cracks in the walls and the floors.
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earlier than expected from his second summit with north korean leader kim jong un.(pam) as kaitlan collins reports, the two leaders failed to reach an agreement on the denuclearization of north korea -- so the talks disintegrated. president trump:"i'm never afraid to walk away from a deal"and that's exactly what president trump did, leaving vietnam today without a deal and on an empty stomach after talks with the north korean dictator fell apart.the president and kim jong un canceling lunch and a joint signing ceremony after reaching a standoff during their second nuclear summit. trump:"basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn't do that. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that."the north korean demand a dealbreaker for trump, but a sigh of relief for aides who feared he would make major concessions. trump:"i could've 100 percent
signed something today. we actually had papers ready to be signed, but it just wasn't appropriate. i want to do it right. i'd much rather do it right than do it fast."right now, the president says there's no third summit on the horizon.trump:"i mean, it might be soon. it might not be for a long time. i can't tell you."and despite talks falling apart, trump speaking highly of kim to reporters before leaving hanoi.trump:"this wasn't a walk away, like you get up and walk out. no, this was very friendly. we shook hands. you know, there's a warmth that we have, and i hope that stays."but kim leads one of the most repressive regimes on the planet -- though the president's his critics sounded hopeful about the outcome of the summit... sen. schumer:"a deal that fell short of complete denuclearization would have only made north korea stronger and the world less safe." (ken) that was kaitlan collins reporting. trump will arrive back at the white house early friday morning. "its a disaster" todays sunshine ..
bringing light to the damage left behind .. as the flood waters slowly begin to recede. we take a look at the rescues, crews had to make for those who decided to stay behind. ((lawrence tease))i'm kron 4 chief meteorologist lawrence karnow.coming up, i will take a look at your 7 day forecast. details are right after the break. sarah's last tuition payment, sent off. feeling good? oh yeah. now i'm ready to focus on my project. ♪ ♪ this is why we plan. ♪ ♪ you never cease to amaze me, maya. see how investing with a j.p. morgan advisor can help you. visit your local chase branch.
it"(ken) we have continuing coverage for you tonight major flooding continues in the north bay. these businesses in sebastopol are trying to clean up the flood waters and assess the damage left behind. today-- governor gavin newsom declared a state of emergency due to the russian river flooding. the flood waters in sonoma county have started to recede. but the russian river isn't expected to drop below flood stage until early tomorrow morning. (ken) people who did not evacuate have been stuck -- and for the most part - the only way out of guerneville has been by boat. (pam) earlier this morning -- kron 4's sara stinson encountered a driver who went around the road blocks ... and átried to drive through the high water.
(pam) the people inside that car are now safe. as many as three-thousand structures have been damaged in the flood, and many people don't know the condition of their homes. (ken) major flooding continues across much of the north bay. and those who decided not to evacuate have been trapped inside their
homes. kron 4's philippe djegal spoke to one man who decided not to evacuate. (philippe)even simple errands outside his house require brad use a canoe in waters now covering his driveway. brad/neighbor- "it'll probably be another 24, 48 hours. uh, at least i slept last night, so that was good because of the adult beverages that helped me sleep. it's a lot of mess."brad lives on trenton road at covey road in forestville.at least one driver who ignored the road closure sign got stuck in flood waters.brad's fence partially destroyed...and, debris is scattered across the roadway.brad/neighbor- "structurally, we built the house with the siding so that it would withstand a flood. so, we had the flood in 2005, and it wasn't this bad. if you look at the water now, um, this probably just up to the, right to the road and this time it was all the way." fortunately, through the afternoon, the water continued to steadily receed.allowing brad to start thinking about how he's going to recover from all of this.brad/neighbor- "gotta go get the gloves and start picking stuff up -- you don't want to go get in this water -- gasoline, chemicals." although he doesn't have hot water -- he still has electricity.in forestville, philippe djegal, kron four news.
(pam) certain lanes of highway- 37 remain closed tonight because of flooding. the closure is happening between atherton avenue and highway- 101 near novato. eastbound lanes reopened last night -- but the westbound lanes are still closed and there is no estimate when they will reopen. this closure is reportedly causing a lot of traffic in the westbound lanes of the richmond -san rafael bridge. (ken) now to our four zone forecast. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge.(pam) kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with a look ahead lawrence karnow: it was a dry day for the bay area but the flooding conitnues along the russian river. flood waters are expected to recede below flood stage by tomorrow
morning. there are only a few showers showing up on doppler radar around the state. we will see mostly cloudy skies tonight but it should stay dry. on the satellite you can see the next storm coming our way. most of friday will be dry but rain will return late night. highs tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. rain will be heavy early saturday morning before turning to showers in the afternoon. we could see a few lingering showers on sunday. more rain is forecast for next tuesday and wednesday. (pam) today, the alameda county district attorney's district county wednesday.and next tuesday forecast for next tuesday and wednesday.
shooting ... at a k-p-i-x news crew. on sunday, while covering a story in oakland ... a k-p-i-x t-v crew and their security guard were robbed at gun point. police have identified the suspects... as maurice turner and donald jeter, both 21- years -old from bay point... and lolita brinson, 32, of oakland. police say, the robbers and the k-p-i-x security guard exchanged gunfire ... and the security guard was hit. the guard has since been released from the hospital. officers were able to recover the camera and other items but say, the investigation is still ongoing. (ken) investigators say the slick roads could have played a factor in a crash that killed three family members. it happened on interstate-80... not far from the bay bridge toll plaza. at 1:20 this morning the fami's vehicle crashed into a big-rig stopped on the side of westbound 80 in oakland. two women and a man died in the crash. crews did take a 17 year crews did in
the crash. crews did take a 17 year old to the hospital. the teen is related to the three people who died. police say speed may have been a factor in the crash, as well as wet road conditions from the recent stormy weather. (pam) tonight, we are learning about the identity of the victim from last friday's landslide, along the cliff near the beach at san francisco's fort funston. 22- year old kyra sunshine scarlet ... was walking along the beach with her dog, iris, and a friend, when a landslide suddenly occured. her friend, and the dog, both made it out alive -- however, scarlet has yet to be scarlet has however, scarlet has yet to be found. originally from florida and utah, she had been living in oakley at the time of the incident . her family describes her as a beautiful, sweet and amazing woman ... they say, she died in one of her favorite places on earth.a gofundme page has been set up in the victims name --- so far it has raised more than $2,600 ..than $2,600 .. (ken) in the east bay oakland teachers are on strike for a sixth day. but the teachers union is praising a recent decision made by the
oakland school district. the oakland school board canceled a meeting on making budget cuts. the teachers union says the district did the right thing ... in light of the largely empty classrooms and the on-going negotiations. today marks one week since teachers walked off the job. the majority of students have not crossed the picket lines and are staying out of classrooms. it's not clear if both sides are getting any closer to reaching a deal. with more people and more vehicles .. pedestrian deaths are climbing across the country, to rates not seen in 30 years .. we'll tell you where california fits in..
safety association>"6,200 of our friends and neighbors are no longer here because they chose to just walk somewhere. that shouldn't be a death sentence."(ken) a new report outlines a dramatic rise in pedestrian deaths in the last five years. (pam) california ranks high on the list of states across the nation ... where you are most likely to be hit by a car. kron four's grant lodes is here with the numbers.grant? (grant) (grant) weighted for population, pedestrians at the highest risk for being killed in these nine states and the district of columbia.. the governors highway safety association analyzed numbers from all over the
country and estimated that last year was the deadliest for pedestrians in nearly 30 years. "traffic deaths overall are going down, and yet pedestrian deaths are going up every year. so it is alarming."back in 1990, nearly 65=hundred americans died after being hit by cars.by 2009 that number dropped to just over 4=thousand before starting another steep climb ... more than fifty percent in less than ten years.; "traffic deaths overall are going down, and yet pedestrian deaths are going up every year. so it is alarming."so what's going on here?for one thing, cars are getting bigger ... with more s=u=v's and light trucks on the road.the number of deaths with heavier vehicles is rising faster than with passengers cars.alcohol was a factor in about half of pedestrian deaths."not only are drivers many times having have had too much to drink behind the wheel, sometimes pedestrians are as well."the study found one out of three victims and one out of six drivers was legally impaired. then there are smartphones... a danger in and out of the driver's seat,"it's very easy for there to be confusion and somebody could get hurt.""all of your senses have to be there you don't need to be doing other things"the advice to drivers and pedestrians ... avoid any distractions
"take a break, focus on that nice walk, focus on that nice drive, give your mind a break and it will help you get there safely." (grant) most pedestrian deaths are on local roads, at night, away from intersections.the report says there's a need for safer road crossings. over the past 10 years, night-time crashes accounted for more than 90 percent of the total increase in pedestrian deaths pg&e accepts responsibility. the new statement from the utility company that could bring closure to camp fire victims. just ahead in sports, a night after experiencing a heartbreaker from dwyane wade's miami heat... the warriors with another rough outing, this time in orlando. that's comin up.
(ken) november's camp fire in butte county burned more than 153-thouasnd acres, destroyed almost 14-thousand homes and killed 86 people. in its latest earnings report , pacific gas and electric says "the company believes it is probable that its equipment will be determined to be an ignition point of the 2018 camp fire." attorney mike danko who represents thousands of camp fire victims says what stands out for him is that in the report p,g and e says it has set aside $10.5 billion for claims from camp fire victims
for fire victims :38"if you are a camp fire survivor and you thought i guess i am out of luck because pge filed bankruptcy well this is saying no you are not out of luck, good news, pge has money and it is reserving it just for you.">(ken) the report also indicates pge is more than 2/3 done with enhanced inspections of its power lines and equipment. (pam) earlier today kron4's sanaz tahernia talked with assemblyman marc levine ..who represents sonoma county. (ken) she asked him about his reaction to p-g and- e saying it may have been at fault for the camp fire. we'd like to know your reaction to all that. what's the next step for pg&e oc 1:54 "make sure they are safe"
was no way the warriors lose tonight... but the magic were ready to go after the champs on a back-to-back. golden state in orlando. no kevin durant in the lineup because of rest --steph curry going to work.. 2nd half, warriors trailed by 9... but came back. the mvp....dials one from downtown... golden state up 11 heading into the 4th. --but down the stretch, the magic were too much. less than 2-minutes to go...warriors up 2. aaron gordon...san jose's own... knocks down a go-ahead 3. --and the warriors couldn't find a way. they need to get a stop in the final seconds.. what a performance from the mitty alum with 22-points and 15- boards. --warriors fall 103-96... in a night where they went 9-of-40 from downtown. they've lost 4 of their last 6. up next 76ers on saturday. in our other top story-- unfortunately, a superstar outfielder won't be joining the giants in spring training. bryce harper has made his decision... and the former mvp has agreed to a record deal with the phillies. the 26-year-old superstar going to philadelphia on a
13-year contract, worth 330- million-dollars.. the largest deal in north american sports history. and both sides are fully committed to this long term... as there are no opt-outs... and there is a no-trade clause. reports say he wanted the largest contract possible... and the giants came close, offering 12-years for 310-million. but in the end, harper is staying in the n-l east. moving over to the nfl-- both the 49ers and raiders busy in indianapolis this week scouting future players at the combine. but this week, we at kron4 were able to catch up with some nfl legends. ed white, kellen winslow, dick butkus, john riggins, and mike haynes recently joined us in studio... on behalf of the organization-- fairness for athletes in retirement. they are speaking out for about 4,000 nfl'ers who retired before 1993... and seeking benefits that are on par with other professional leagues and modern day players. --we'll be airing snippets of these interviews throughout the week and you can see them in their entirety tonight on bay area sportsnight, available only on
the kron-on app. -but until the, white and winslow, shining a light on their organization's mission "my offensive line, we had a reunion five years ago. three quarters of the offensive line had dementia, parkinson's or alzheimer's. and it was like 'whoa.'" "the thing that we really we want to focus on is that this is something that's been going on for a long time in collective bargaining agreements between the players union and the nfl. what we're asking the union to do is to step up and to stay true to promises that have been made in the past, to really take a look at pension equity and to address it."
(pam) there are bargains to be found on flights to hawaii right now... and it is mostly due to southwest airlines. (ken) the airline is not even selling tickets yet... as sara mattison tells us airfare wars are already happening. if you look on-line...prices to los angeles look good for the month of april.as low as 400-dollars or less roundtrip. mike brown from panda travel tells us this could be partly due to southwest airlines entering the hawaii market soon.
down and that's really a supply and demand thing any time you have a new competitor there is going to be some price competition">brown says southwest's pricing structure is simple and works for them. southwest also accepts the first two checked bags for free.brown tells us that's a big deal because people in hawaii have to travel with luggage.it also helps travel agencies.in a statement, a southwest spokesman says they have teams now finalizing:"plans for offering service to hawaii, and we'll publicly announce our timing for selling tickets and inaugurating flights to the hawaiian islands in the coming days."sara mattison khon2 news.
mattison reporting(ken) that wraps up kron 4 news at 8. but our primetime coverage is just getting started this thursday night. grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. ((grant))thank you pam and ken...next at nine incredible images coming out of the north bay where swollen rivers and creeksflooded many homes and businesses.crews were busy today rescuing stranded people and tonight thousands of people still can't go home.the good news..the water is finally starting to recede.a live report from sonoma county...is just minutes away. plus new tonight at nine...body camera footage showing a violent confrontation between police and a man armed with a knife. how they finally managed to get him in custody.((grant)) plus..p-g and e, now saying its equipment may be responsible for sparking the deadly camp fire in butte county.what's next for the
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has receded... people are now starting to deal with the damage and the cleanup... after the devasting flooding along the russian river. others are still sleeping in evacuation centers tonight... hoping to soon be able see their homes... as the governor has declared a state of emergency for several northern california counties.(grant) thank you for joining us. im grant lodes...(vicki) and i'm vicki livakis... the river is expected to fall below flood stage tomorrow morning... guerneville and dozens of other communities in sonoma county figure to be accessible by then. but until then, thousands of people are waiting to return home. (grant) kron 4's dan thorn is live in forestville tonight with the latest... dan?