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welcome to news10. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. and we begin with krystal klei and the first alert forecast. the most accurate forecast in town. >> conditions today very enjoyable. as i've been showing last couple of day, today another clear start. no rain clouds to track. instead, we're going to be tracking just high clouds starting to roll in in the afternoon for more of a partly cloudy forecast later in the day. this morning, sunny to mostly sunny. really not bad at all. let's look at the current temperatures around the region. the chill in the air again. 48 for allentown. 54 in dover. atlantic city, you're at 53. trenton, the same, 53 for that current reading. a lot of temperatures hanging tight at 70 degrees. we are certainly starting to see the cooldown across the region. here's a look at our philadelphia conditions the next several hours. 7:00 a.m., still sunny, about 56. 10:00 a.m., 65. mostly clear, a north push of winds. into the arch, we'll make it to
-- into the afternoon, we'll make it to the 70s and warmer than this weekend. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. first to traffic and jessica boyington. thanks, cameras around 17th, everything looks great so far. really quiet drive. pretty much everywhere. nobody and southbound looks good. this is southbound, it will be moving toward the schuylkill expressway. no problems there. interstate 95 at least moving through delaware looks good. 11 minutes northbound from 295 to 495. speeds into the high 50s or almost the 60s there at least. so everything's moving nicely. the new jersey turnpike, good news here. right before this point is where the toll plaza is or at least the e-zpass lanes before the delaware american legion bridge. watch -- the delaware memorial bridge. watching that, you'll get to new jersey just fine. back to you. we're tracking irma's impact as the storm continues to pummel florida this morning. the video shows what people have been dealing with for the past
24 hours there. the storm's eyewall hit marco island with strong winds and rain. the storm is now a category 1 with winds of 85 miles per hour. >> irma's still causing heavy rain and the threat for storm surges as it continues to move northward. look at the damage in the florida keys. today crews will begin to make repairs and restore power to more than three million people without electricity. the miami national airport will be closed today. we have team coverage of irma's impact. first alert meteorologist clyis tracking the latest -- krystal klei is tracking the latest. and we have matt delucia with more on the operation to help hose -- help those in need. we begin with katy zachry. >> reporter: damage is widespread across florida, as you see from the pictures. devastating winds, downpours, and storm surges in most places.
the power is out to tens of thousands. many are relying on social media to post updates of damage in their area. these palm trees in punta gorda are still standing but barely. many were snapped in pieces from the hurricane-force winds that swept through that town which is just north of ft. myers. speaking of ft. myers, a family there, look at this video, they captured the damage outside the window owe or door while they were safely -- window or door while they were safely inside. some of the video from them made me realize you don't want to be near windows or doors because of the damage. that damage is in miami. streets looking like rivers. coming up in the next hour, irma is a category 1, but the forcet wind is still devastating. -- the force of the wind is still devastating. i'll tell you how parts of georgia and the carolinas are gearing up for irma to hit there. live in the operations center, nbc10 news.
>> thanks. we'll turn to first alert meteorologist krystal klei. how long will the storm take to really slow down? as katy was showing, the winds first happen, then the storm surge. >> exactly. the winds have passed through. now the question is the sturorm surge. by the end of monday it will move out of florida, then impacting the southeast, alabama, georgia, the carolinas. that's what we've got to track for the next couple of days. we'll start by looking at the radar of irma. i can show you how massive the storm still is. now it's lopsided. no longer equally balanced with heavy rain on the backside, steady rain on the backside, rather, and above the heavy rain. now bands of heavy rain moving north of the central of the storm, currently passing out of tampa. like i mentioned, you have winds wrapping around. they may lead to serious surge for tampa, although the threat not as high as it was yesterday if they had seen landfall there. the heavy rain is already starting to move into georgia.
this is areas where there are tornado warnings firing off, as well, because of the strength of the storm. it's easy for spinup tornadoes to occur. and i mentioned about 400 miles from the start of the heavy rain to the rain extension passing into atlanta as we speak. this is some serious rain that is moving through. and in fact, we'll get some of the moisture, but it will be a while out. here's the updated track for hurricane irma. winds at 85 miles per hour sustained. moving north/northwest at 15 miles per hour now. there will be an update to this coming up at 5:00 a.m. i'll bring you that as soon as it comes in. but here it is looking throughout the morning, starting to travel through florida, nearing the panhandle. by afternoon, i think it will start to move into georgia here. likely to weaken to tropical storm state. this is monday night through tuesday morning. and tuesday into wednesday, the moisture will be thrown our way, too, by then. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. before irma hit the u.s., the storm roared across the caribbean causing extensive
damage. beam in our area are rush -- people in our area are rushing to send help to those who lost everything in puerto rico. matt delucia covers our team coverage in port richmond where a ship filled with emergency supplies is ready to leave. many in the community answering that call for help. >> reporter: that's right, a lot of strangers coming together to help those in need. the ship you mentioned is here at the tyoga marine terminal. it will be loaded to help south toward puerto rico later tonight. it will have much-needed fema supplies, food, water, even vehicles. and so yesterday there was a large group of people that gathered together to try to help those folks down there, and that need has been growing the past few days. as we mentioned, hurricane irma is in florida at the moment. where she was earlier, there is only destruction, especially in the caribbean. yesterday a group of strangers gathered items that will be needed in areas like st. thomas and st. john, areas that really took the brunt of the storm's
wrath. winds topped 150 miles per hour. and now days later, there's no power. cell phone service is scarce. debris is everywhere. and safety continues to be a big concern. >> there's this beautiful, magical community that couldn't possibly exist the way it does anywhere else in the world. and it's gone. it's really hard. >> reporter: that ship will depart, at least scheduled to depart here later tonight here in port richmond. we've also been told that later today there is a 747 plane that will be leaded up and filled with splaz for hurricane relief -- supplies for hurricane relief. again, these are people coming together trying to help those in need thousands of miles away. for now, live in port richmond, matt delucia, nbc10 news. we have a team of reporters in florida. nbc10's tim furlong and telemundo 62 following the latest on the damage and the recovery efforts there. you can check the social media accounts. they've been posting a lot
there. we'll have more ahead. new from overnight, police talking with a person of interest and looking at security video following a shooting in north philadelphia. someone shot a man in the back at 12th and susquehanna just after midnight. when police responded, they saw a car speeding out of the area in reverse. they stopped the car and are speaking with the driver. the victim is in surgery but is expected to survive. happening today in new jersey, senator bob mendez will be back in a newark courtroom on his bribery trial. he's accused of taking bribes in exchange for political favors. meantime, the trial has been one of the main topics in the race for governor of new jersey. here's why -- mendes could resign, he could be voted out of the senate. if either of those happen, the new governor would pick the senator's replacement. a ceremony at ground zero in manhattan is expected to turn the normally busy streets extent. relatives of -- streets silent. relatives of those lost at the world trade center will gather once more at the national
september 11th memorial and museum to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed that day. the ceremony begins with the citywide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. the moment the hijackers flew into the north tower. five other moments of silence will be observed. in between, relatives will read aloud the names of those killed at the twin tours. in bucks counties, the garden of remembrance will hold its annual remembrance ceremony. events will begin at 8:30 and culminate with a candlelight ceremony tonight at 7:00 p.m. 18 people from bucks county were killed in the 9/11 attacks. in shanksville, pennsylvania, vice president will speak at the site of the united 93 crash. that ceremony begins at 9:45 this morning. yesterday crews broke grounds on the final piece of the national memorial at the park. a 93-foot tower of voices with tubular windchimes, one for each victim. it should be completed by next
good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you with a quick check on the roads. we're starting with route 202. our cameras at route 29, everything looks good so far both directions. we have a little flashing lightest. maybe lane restrictions with construction signs. it's not setting anybody back. seven minutes northbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. speeds also into the 60s there. watch for a new crash. this is pottstown at
armandhammer boulevard. i'll end with the schuylkill expressway. everything looks good. construction projects clear. the eastbound to the blue route, a 12-minute trip. speeds in the mid 60s. no problems on the schuylkill expressway moving to center city. that always can change. i'll be back in ten minutes with an update. starting with a look at the radar and satellite. a nice, clear picture over us. likely saw the last couple of days, mostly sunny, very nice afternoon. today, it will be much of the same. the only difference is look to the south. we've got this rain extension all the way through georgia and starting at near tennessee here. yeah, that's the moisture from irma. that rain is going to start moving our way. ahead of it, today, we'll see clouds move in. the next couple of days we'll get rain in the area. philadelphia, 57. 4:43 this morning. 71 the temperature at noon. 76 this afternoon. 4:00 p.m.
i think the highs will cap in the upper 70s. pretty nice day. just barely below average for this time of year. part of the reason we're seeing temperatures warm a bit from what we saw this weekend, something called high pressure. like a bubble that sits over us and lets the temperatures boil a bit. that's why temperatures will be a bit warmer. 54 the temperature now at the jersey shore. we'll be at 67 at 10:00. a fairly clear forecast here. a few scattered clouds building in in the afternoon with winds around ten miles per hour coming in from the east. that onshore breeze may be chilly if you're right on the shore line. delaware, 53. 66 at 10:00 a.m. 71 at noon. we see the mid 70s and high 70s for the official cap of the day. going to be nice out there. different from what we see a lot of the workweek. once the clouds roll in and the moisture, we stay on the cloudier forecast. enjoy the sunshine while you can. this is irma. about 400 miles wide. it will weaken and break apart as it tracks north. that's going to send quite a bit of moisture our direction and a bit of cloud cover. we'll talk more about the track
hurricane irma is losing strength after leaving a trail of destruction in florida. overnight it became a category-1 storm. one of the areas in its path was tampa where storm surge became a major concern as irma moved up the coast. it caused this bizarre sight, sucking water into the bay. you see dogs playing in the area that's normally covered by water. the damage is that the storm moves up and the second wall moves through. all the water gets pushed back in. that's what causes the storm surge. that rushing out actually happens right before then, the storm surge comes in. that's why it's dangerous to be in the area when the water goes rushing out.
let's get to nbc's sarair i- sara dollof. tell us what things are like this morning. >> reporter: hi there, it was an anxiety-filled night for residents here in the tampa/st. petersburg area who had to take their turn facing the wrath of irma which has weakened. still, a dangerous hurricane with wind gusts in the triple digits and sustained winds around 85 miles per hour at points. hundreds of thousands under evacuation orders this morning in this area. in the state of about seven million, one-third of florida's population. in this particular area, about 28,000 people opted to ride the storm overout in shelters. they are waiting for sunrise to view the damage to homes and businesses. you mentioned the storm surge
there. a couple days ago, 24 hours ago, it was forecast to be about -- between 8:00 -- between eight and ten feet. it was reduced to four feet. we've seen the water pulled out by the force of the storm return. it looks like river levels are back to normal. with high tide occurring in the next half hour. for now the area remained under a mandatory curfew along with miami, much of southern florida, keeping roads cleared for emergency workers, but amid reports of arrests for looting in some other areas. >> sarah, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thank you. meanwhile, the trump administration is keeping a close eye on the situation in florida. >> the president's been monitoring the storm 24/7. and the people of south florida, the people in the state should know we are with you. >> vice president mike pence made that statement while
visiting fema headquarters in washington, d.c. he got a firsthand update on the response to hurricane irma. yesterday the president approved a disaster declaration for florida. that makes federal funding available in the areas affected by irma. count on nbc10 and nbc10's app for continuing coverage of hurricane irma. you can track the path and see pictures of the damage. >> still massive. covers the whole state. >> absolutely. now the southeast part will be getting rain and strong wind gusts. this thing is not over yet even though it's weakened to category-1 status. looking at the radar, you see where the rain is moving through. a moment ago i was measuring it out. around the 400-mile mark from right here to right about there. so this is massive still in size. there is a difference. say yesterday when this still had most of its strength and was at the category-4 level, it was balanced. you had the rain here, and you had the rain behind it.
this has been good news for the state of florida. this thing has fallen apart a bit. the eye is not well defined anymore, and the bottom half that you see here is fairly dry. that's really a good sign for florida. now they have time to dry out instead of getting more rain on the back side of the system. regardless, the winds are still strong. on the back side, strong winds are running up the coast. now tampa will likely see any summer to serge because winds are hitting them currently. the rain forecast for florida extending into georgia and alabama, as well as south carolina. this is for tuesday afternoon. you see the totals here, the terribly high for the southern half of the state. it has dried itself out on the back side. still looking at possibly nine more inches in orlando, six inches of rain for savannah. 5.5 in charleston. still a good deal of rain as those heavy bands continue to shift on up and into the southeast. this is something we'll continue to watch. that could induce flooding in
itself aside from any of the storm surge. temperatures locally here, shifting gears now. very nice forecast. 47 in the suburbs. 57 in philadelphia. chilly here, blendon. 46, allentown, easton at 47. bethlehem, you're at 47 degrees, as well. wide view shows the clouds starting to edge our direction over parts of west area and virginia. soon enough, they will start throwing our direction this afternoon. that means you'll notice some of the clouds later today. no rain. still dry for a monday. temperatures warmer than they have been. 78 in philly. 76 in the suburbs. south jersey, looking at a high today of 77 degrees. no complaints here. this is going to be a pretty day for a monday. hard to get back to work or school, but at least you got that to look forward to. here's the track of irma right now over florida. from now through 2:00 p.m., extending across the state, near the panhandle. heavy rain bands starting to
extend into georgia particularly. i showed you we could see eight, nine inches of rain. isolated spots up to 15 inches. watch this. as we go through your monday into near tuesday morning, moisture starts to move our way. by tuesday night into wednesday morning, we will start to see showers from irma's moisture. then we've got on and off showers for a few days straight. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. >> all right. thanks for that. 4:53. we'll check the roads with a look at 95. >> yeah. i sometimes come over on 95 and betsy ross. is there construction in the area, jessica? >> yeah, there sometimes is, and either way, it's usually pretty early. early enough that they clear delays at the scene. earlier it didn't look like an active construction scene. we're watching the betsy ross bridge. in nature -- center city, no problems. on pottstown, a crash at high
and arm and hammer boulevard. the blue route, drive times look good. 14 minutes in both directions, northbound and southbound from 95 to the schuylkill, speeds into the mid 60s, too. back to you. >> thank you. trenton police are investigating a shooting in broad daylight. police found the victim shot in the back the intersection of hudson and baird before 2:00 yesterday afternoon. police say he was standing outside his car when the gunfire erupted. he's listed in critical condition but expected to survive. the gunman is still on the loose. philadelphia police have a internet custody accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl. the victim's father walked into the home in warring ton inest sw philadelphia as the assault was happening -- in southwest philadelphia as the assault was happening. officers caught the suspect a few blocks away after he ran off. in north texas, seven people dead following a shooting that reportedly happened during a dallas cowboys watch party. police shot and killed a gunman last night. two other people were hurt.
investigators trying to figure out what led to the shooting. and mexican officials now say last week's earthquake killed at least 90 people. the quake survivors held their sunday church services outside. the disaster destroyed hundreds of homes and schools. there was a funeral for a fellow police officer killed in the quake. staying connected. the change one lawmaker is pushing for that could help save you in a disaster. and winning the crown, the woman who came out on top at the miss america pageant at the jersey shore.
efforts -- on irma, the recovery efforts and more after nbc10 news today. new york senator chuck schumer is pushing a bill that would make it easier for people to stay connected during disasters. it would require cell phone companies to allow cell phones to work on multiple networks. that would make 911 service more universally available. the bill is known as the sandy act. schumer said during superstorm sandy, many people in new york and new jersey couldn't make phone calls because cell foers were damaged -- towers were damaged. at the jersey shore, a new woman is waking up as the new -- a woman is waking up as the new miss america 2018. >> here's the moment where she was crowned. >> miss north dakota -- [ cheers ] >> you saw that moment. north dakota beat utah 50 contestants to take the title in atlantic city. her parents. the new miss new jersey, rather, miss pennsylvania, did make it into the top ten.
miss new jersey was even in the top three. >> always a big moment. >> huge. now for more at 5:00 a.m. -- >> damaging storm. him brings flood, high winds, and dangerous surf to florida. we're tracking where the storm is now and what deficit reduction is left in her path. -- what destruction is left in her path. closed for business. a first look unemployed miami's airport after irma leaves her mark and how long it should be before travel resumes. remembering 9/11. how people in our area and around the country will honor the lives lost of those in the attacks that changed this country forever. we have a lot to get to. a lot of new video from hurricane irma's path. welcome to nbc10 today, i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm via sikahema. we start with krystal klei and the most accurate first alert
forecast. >> looking at the map across the area, again, another lucky, grateful dealifeeling that we h nothing to track. high clouds this morning into this afternoon, but that's it. there's not going to be rain for the monday forecast. you can leave the umbrella at home. you may want to snag the light jacket. temperatures are a little chilly, particularly in the north and west. no surprise there. right near 48 this morning. and 47 in pottstown and allentown. we're at 57 in philadelphia. 54 millville. and mt. holly, 48 degrees right now. the thing is, this will be bumping up nicely. we're talking mid to upper 70s. into the afternoon, warming the next several days as we go into tomorrow. even more cloud cover because we are starting to talk moisture from irma moving in. and that does mean showers returning to our forecast, as well. we're going to track out that path of irma and how it may impact us locally coming up in a few minutes. right now, we'll go to traffic with jessica boyington. >> 295 is what we're starting