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>> good morning it is 6:00 a.m., friday, october 7 we're tracking hurricane matthew. >> the storm has left death and destruction in the carribean and hugging the florida coastline as a major hurricane. the worse is not over yet. >> meteorologist david murphy and karen rogers is with us on the local weather and traffic, but we'll continue to follow matthew. >> matthew has weakened slightly, but it's pummeling the eastern side of florida. the storm may do a u-turn and go back and impact florida and the bahamas once again, there will be a several day long process of dealing with matthew. lauren lister is live on new smyrna beach, florida with more
on what's happening there right now, lauren? >> reporter: good morning, the eye of hurricane matthew is still 50 miles or around there off the coast of florida, but the impact of this category 3 hurricane with 120-mile an hour winds is really being felt here with pelting rain, major gusts and power outages. hurricane matthew barreling toward florida, the brutal conditions intensifying as the eye of the storm pummel coastal cities. overnights violent winds along the beaches, gusts in some places clocking in above 70 miles per hour. the storm bringing the look and sound of fireworks in the form of downed power lines, thousands facing outages. officials fearing up to 3 million may end up in the dark. the national weather service say matthew will be devastating.
florida's governor making this dire warning. >> unfortunately this is going to kill people. >> reporter: already it has, matthew taking the lives of 100 people as it swept through haiti. the death toll skyrocketing as the floodwaters recede. matthew battering the about bahs before heading to florida. residence in florida preparing filling up the final sandbags. stores boarded up, shelves bare. 3 million people under to evacuate here and in the carolinas, everybody left town, everything is boarded up, i'm waiting. >> reporter: many getting out. clocking the highways for miles. 4,000 flights have been canceled. >> a major concern now, the storm surge. where i am along the coast of florida it's expected to be 6 to ten feet or more. here there's a waterway behind me. the water continues to rise, flooding the area, the dock
behind me you can see is already submerged. lauren lister, abc news. >> hurricane matthew is forcing airlines to cancel or delay thousands of flights. here's a live look at philadelphia international airport. anyone trying to get to florida and georgia and south carolina may have seen their flights canceled. they have 28 cancellations in philadelphia right now. major airlines are offering waivers for people flying into areas impacted by the hurricane. if you have a place to fly along the lower east coast today check with your airline before leaving. >> meanwhile, a large group of rescuers and crews are going to florida to help with what they know will be a massive recovery effort. katherine scott is live with details from tacony, good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, in the areas where the hurricane is expected to hit, state and local authorities are going to be overwhelmed. teams are going south across the country including from our area. they left around midnight. a group of philadelphia
firefighters spent hours in tacony packing the gear and vehicles before setting off on the 15 hour trip with hurricane matthew looming, crews from our area are heading south with what's expected to be a massive recovery effort. the firefighters are part of pennsylvania task force one, a fema founded group of 80 members whole fan out across florida to assist. this is one of 11 such teams around the country heading to florida. >> a lot of task force members are philadelphia firefighters and medics, emts and we have folks from baltimore county and harrisburg. this is truly pennsylvania task force one. >> reporter: pennsylvania chapter of red cross are sending volunteers. denise and robert are traveling to columbia, south carolina and be there for the next several weeks in whatever position they
are needed. >> we'll be running food back and forth for feeding in the shelters. we won't be out in the field of this yet. it depends on how badly the storm hits and how many people go back home. >> later on this morning, a team of 160 employees and contractors from peco will be heading down south from flew to georgia depending on where they are needed to help with the expected damage they will be down there for several weeks. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that. follow the path of hurricane matthew at 6abc.com, there you can find the inter active hurricane tracker showing you where the storm is expected to strike next. get the thest from accuweather -- get the latest from accuweather with the local forecast. >> karen rogers has the impact of traveling. >> reporter: amtrak has canceled the silver star cancel, the palm
palm -- palmetto is stopping in washington, d.c. north coventry township chester county, a vehicle smashed into a guardrail. crews are on hand at catfish lane. it's a slow go in that area. cheltenham we have an accident blocking the lane at cheltenham avenue. i-95, people are waking up and heading out. maybe a touch of fog. we have not seen many issues. a touch of fog in delaware county. in doylestown bucks county we have alms house road shut down due to a down tree. stick to bristol road. >> hazard specialists are saying matthew could be one of the most expensive storms in the
u.s. considering we had sandy and katrina. >> reporter: matthew could be one of the most expensive scores. the potential cost of repairing or replacing homes could top $100 billion. katrina was ranked as the most expensive storm $153 billion in damage. stocks were little changed yesterday as investors wait for the september jobs report due to be released this morning. futures are pointing to a lower open. september jobs report is expected to show 175,000 jobs will be added last month. we'll be watching that in the next couple of hours. >> in the meantime we're talking about matthew. >> reporter: matthew is a big problem in florida, georgia, coast of south carolina and north carolina.
around here, no rain. as we look outside we have sunshine coming up over the horizon shortly, dry conditions and tranquil conditions with light winds. it chilly as you head out the door. allentown, 46 degrees on the thermometer. 51 in reading, 5 in philadelphia. 52 in wilmington, 49 in trenton. 54 in millville. low 60s down the shore. satellite and radar nothing going on locally. there might be a sweep of cloud cover coming in during the day. we expect no worse than partly sunny skies, this thicker cloud cover is related to matthew as these spin i don't have showers, up in the lehigh valley we're going for mostly to partly sunny skies, pleasant 75 degrees. down the shore, mostly to partly sunny skies as we move through the day, nice, high of 71 degrees on the beach in ac. in philadelphia mostly to partly sunny skies, pleasant 75 is the warm high. a similar day to yesterday, winds light out of the east at 5
to 10 miles per hour. overnight tonight, clouds increase, the same cloud cover we saw in richmond is coming sweeping up the coast. there could be a shower overnight west of philadelphia, 59 degrees the overnight low. tomorrow we do start out fairly cloudy in philadelphia, by 7:00 you can see that. as we go into the late morning and midday hours there's a possibility of a light sprinkle or shower especially to the north and west of philadelphia. and during the afternoon we do expect more showers to build into the i-95 corridor. this will not be heavy rain for the most part, by 6:00 you can see how it's sort of a broken pattern. in the overnight hours into sunday morning, some of this filters over to the shore. we expect break-up in the clouds during the day and we should transition to sunshine in the afternoon. hurricane matthew which is down to a category 3, the eye of the hurricane just off the coast of florida. it might make landfall farther
north in florida or perhaps around georgia that's what this future tracker model is suggesting. whether it does or doesn't it will dump a lot of rain as the curls past georgia, south carolina and eventually north carolina. a cot gory 3 right now and looking to continue as a category 2 in georgia and south carolina in the wee hours of tonight into saturday morning. tomorrow afternoon it's down to a category 1 past charleston and looping around as becoming a tropical storm as it heads toward the bahamas an tuesday night into wednesday. most models have it falling a part down here or drifting to the east before it goes so long. hurricane nicole, haven't talked about this one much, but nicole did get up to a category 2. it will dance around off the coast and be a tropical storm as it heads west of bermuda by the middle of next week. 75 and nice today, cloudy
tomorrow, 70 with the afternoon shower activity i just showed you. we're hoping to return to mostly sunny skies on sunday, a cooler high of 68. monday, sunny and cool, columbus day, 64. tuesday, yom kippur arrives high of 68. 70 on wednesday, perhaps a couple of showers during the day. 6:11. the nobel peace price was awarded an hour ago, it goes to the president of a south american country that has lost a quarter of a million people during a decades long civil war. new jersey gas prices may not stay that way it all hingeses on passing of legislation. we'll have that next.
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look, this is daytona beach, florida, you can see hurricane matthew off the coast. they are dealing with whipping winds and rains. as we switch with storm tracker 6 live in our region, a different picture, disparity, we are in for a lovely day and worry about our friends to the south. >> let's go over to karen rogers. >> reporter: this is king of prussia montgomery county, 202 the schuylkill expressway, the highway is moving nicely coming down from malvern and west
chester. no fog in this area, we found people hinting at that in the commuter traffic report. there's soggy weather on 422 at oaks. as we check the visibility reports,.8 in lancaster. 9-mile in reading. you can see fog in between the reporting sites. especially dense in parts of south jersey burlington and camden county, 3 miles at atlantic city airport right now. we have an accident one new one in abington, edge hill road. police and emergency workers are blocking a lane in abington. look for that accident and crews on the scene with that. this accident this cheltenham cleared that's better news on cheltenham avenue. we have a new one in willingboro. levic parkway at evergreen drive. let's check the temperatures as you head out.
it's chilly out there, we're in the 40s in some sports, martins creek 44, 48 in fleetwood. 46 in pottstown. 51 in warrington. 55 in center city. the suburbs in new jersey, 47 in ewing and browns mills and hammonton. 51 waking up in glassboro. 57 in dover. a nice afternoon highs in the 70s. >> breaking this morning, this year's peace prize go to columbian president juan manuel santos. last week, columbian voters rejected the peace deal in the referendum which predicted santos was out of the no bell running. >> if you're filling up the gas tank for cheap you better head there to top off new jersey
lawmakers are expected to vote on the measure today. the measure phases out the estate tax and includes a roll back in the state sales tax. south jersey students won't have class because what some are calling a blast from the past. the bomb squad was called to the gloucester county christian school in mantua township. it is located on the former military base. school was canceled so they can look for other dangerous material. a woman does the honorable thing when her atm withdrawal adds up to be more than expected. >> reporter: we have temperatures in the in the 50s n most neighborhoods. it's another shorts and ts afternoon. the 12 hour forecast just ahead.
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driving rains are threatening a marine north of fort lauderdale. it is pushing up the tide and it is what officials fear will do the most damage along the florida coast. >> let's rook at what's going around here. >> reporter: let's look at the roads checking the schuylkill expressway, westbound traffic heading toward king of prussia. no delays just yet. i think that will start pretty soon. north coventry township chester county we have a vehicle that smashed into a guardrail here. schuylkill road at catfish lane. >> reporter: we have temperatures in the 50s in most neighborhoods and still there by 7:00 a.m. him we'll start the day sunny and maintain partly to mostly sunny skies. 67 degrees by 10:00 a.m.
the high 74 at 3:00 p.m. high of 73 at 5:00 p.m. at the airport, no major delays, we have rain falling in orlando and rainier dallas fort worth. going to the right hospital after a heart attack could make a difference in how long you live. 17 years after a heart attack average life expectance was a year longer for patients who were treated at hospitals who use quality measures for treatment. they discovered this by using medicare records. medicare has a website to check how hospitals fair in your area. there's ways to look for shuttle signs of a heart attack. temple owls tried to make a comeback, but the memphis tigers returned with a touchdown and followed it up with a
interception. temple is 3-3. >> crews from up here are heading down south to help the victims from had hurricane matt. >> katherine scott has more. >> reporter: that's matt and tam, with the devastating effects of hurricane matthew, crews from our area are heading south. we're live with the story coming up.
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said we are indeed grateful to the person who brought this to our attention and returned the excess fund. >> 6:27. hurricane matt that you is wobbling closer to the coast of florida. >> more than 1 million people have evacuated and one airport close to the storm is shutting down. we'll have the latest on how it's affecting travel nationwide. yeah. we love low prices. no bones about it. [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags. thousands of low prices. my giant.
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piazza prize to columbian president juan >> let's outside to david murphy. >> reporter: hurricane matthew is creeping up into the southern delmarva, not here, there are showers falling a part southwest of washington. 46 degrees in in allentown. 49 in trenton. 55 in philadelphia. 54 in millville. the winds out of the northeast are very light in the single digits in most cases. by 7:00 a.m. 55, but bright. through the day, sunshine will dominate. there could high clouds streaking in at times. 60 degrees by 10:00 a.m. noon, 66. in the after, bright and pretty nice, 74 degrees by 3:00 p.m. high of 75 around 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m., 71. hurricane matthew is a category
3 actually. it's dropped in intensity. it is looking now to be passing for fort pierce and orlando and daytona beach 30, 40 miles from the coast, and hurricane-force wind along the florida coastline. i'll have the latest track from the national hurricane center in a couple of minutes. karen rogers we'll talk about the weekend and possibility of showers in saturday afternoon. >> reporter: so far so good not a bad commute, busy own i-95 southbound traffic approaching cot cottman and girard. 19 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. with mass transit, patco high speed line westbound ten minute delays, watch for patco slowing you down. otherwise we're talking about the issues with amtrak, they
have canceled service heading into the storm path. watch for those changes as well. we have an accident blocking a lane edge hill road at lime kiln pike in abington. north coventry township, a problem schuylkill expressway road at catfish lane, a vehicle smashed into a guardrail. police and emergency on the scene they are directing traffic north coventry township. we're getting details now, they are directing traffic here, as well. blocking the road at levic parkway at evergreen drive. there are people injured on the scene with the accident in burlington county. matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. florida is starting to feel the effects of hurricane matthew just the beginning of a punishing slow push north up the coast. >> thousands are without power as the storm weakens to a quat
quat -- category 3. >> there are two different stories in florida, parts look tranquil, in other parts of the state there are whipping winds and surging water. in a lot of places they are looking at the water to reach between 9 and 11 feet. >> transformer blows in cocoa beach and powerful winds ripped a billboard off its frame in juneau beach. governor scott warned residents that the storm will kill you if you stay behind. >> i want everybody to survive this. we can rebuild homes and businesses, i i think of my own family we can't rebuild a life. >> president obama has declared a state of emergency. the storm is responsible for killing more than 280 people in the caribbean, most of them in
haiti. >> "action news" reporter, katherine scott is live in tacony section where philadelphia firefighters employed overnight in what's bound to be a massive recovery effort. >> reporter: matt, the impact from hurricane matthew could be severe. crews from our area are heading south to help in whatever way they can. hurricane matthew is churning. evacuation orders have been given for parts of georgia and florida and the carolinas. crews from our area are heading down to help for what's expected to be a massive recovery effort. the southeastern pennsylvania chapter of the american red cross are sending volunteers. denise and robert are traveling to columbia, south carolina, they will be there for the next several weeks. >> what we're assigned to is mostly feeding. we'll be running food back and forth for the feeding in the shelters. >> reporter: last night in tacony, philadelphia firefighters packed up their gear and vehicles part of pennsylvania task force one. the fema-founded group of 80
members from jurisdictions from here to harrisburg will fan out across florida to assist. among the various aspects that make up the group are water rescue and haz/mat and k-9 teams. >> it's good we do everyday in the philadelphia fire department preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. we are proud and honored to help out with the incident we hope it will make a glancing blow and not as bad as what the prediction have been. >> reporter: they left around midnight. later on this morning, a group of employee and contractors, 160 of them will depart for georgia or florida depending on where they are needed to help with the damage there. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, katherine. the action cam is live at philadelphia international airport, where travelers could see a ripple effect from hurricane matthew. the airlines have canceled 3,000
flights from yesterday. 28 to 30 flights are expected canceled in the area. many are cancel in and out of miami and fort lauderdale. you can follow the path of hurricane matthew at 6abc.com. when you're there you can find the inter active hurricane tracker showing you where the storm is expected to strike next. >> 6:36 both presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns in the storm zone putting out statements offering prayers for the those in the path of matthew. vice president biden will speak at the bristol campus of bucks county community college. he spoke at drexel university on her behalf last week. donald trump hosted an invitation only town hall in new hampshire last night. the format is similar to sunday's showdown, but insisted it was not debate prep. >> breaking this morning, we
have learned the name of this year's nobel peace prize goes to juan juanda international -- juan santos for leading a peace accord between the columbian government and the farc rebels. >> hurricane isn't going to make landfall it will cause a lot of damage. there's a lot of damage from the winds. rm around here, storm tracker 6 live double scan, no rain here, the sun is coming up over the
horizon. ment cameras are not bouncing because the winds are calm. it's chilly as you step outside. temperatures, 55 degrees, winds not all that strong, 6 miles per hour in philadelphia. satellite and radar shows you a lack of cloud cover a little bit forming in south jersey and delaware. as we go through the day we might see clouds pop through. cloud cover to the south by the way is the leading edge of the clouds spinning off the hurricane, so is this precipitation, it's sliding off to the northwest. next 1 hours, mostly to partly sunny skies, cool, 8:00 a.m., 55 degrees, 66 by noon. this afternoon, 74 at 3:00 p.m. high of 75 around 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. holding 73. low 70s at 6:00 p.m. in philadelphia. a mild afternoon and bright afternoon, as well. 735 if philadelphia. 75 in trenton.
allentown. 75 in wilmington, 73 in millville. a high closer to 70 down the shore. tomorrow we'll see plenty of clouds build in early. by the time you get up on saturday expect mostly cloudy skies, by lunchtime there could light sprinkles or showers move in north and west. by tomorrow afternoon, spotty sprinkles possible moving away from the shore. by sunday morning if anything is happening it's down by the shore. we expect the clouds to break for sunshine as we go through the day on sunday. hurricane matthew, category 3 storm, the eye of the hurricane off the coast by 30, 40 miles per hour, driving in heavy winds particularly on top of the storm. areas around cape can a canaverd daytona beach. we see the rain spreading over the eastern half of florida, as expected, as well. this is category 3 with 120
winds around the core currently. looks like it will fall to a category 2 saturday morning and category 1 off the coaster of south carolina north of charleston. it does wrap toward the bahamas again, the northern bahamas tuesday night into wednesday, most models suggests it falls a part down here or drifts to the east before falling a part. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, 75. partly sunny, nice, mostly cloudy tomorrow with showers possible in the afternoon, high of 70. and then on sunday, mostly sunny and breezy, 68 degrees, there may be clouds to start out. we expect the return of fair amount of sunshine. monday, sunny and cool for columbus day high of 64. 68 arrival of yom kippur on tuesday, wednesday more clouds spotty shower high back up to 70 on wednesday. >> thank you, david. it is almost 6:41. tracking down a serial thief.
now. it has not made landfall, may not, but is still pumping -- pummeling the sunshine right now. >> let's go back to our region and go over to karen rogers, good morning. >> reporter: we can see a touch of fog, you see it live 422 at trooper. we showed you a shot of 422 a half-hour ago maybe you saw the a hint of it and now the fog is evident. that's eastbound traffic traveling slowly as you head into the poor visibility report. look for that phoenixville, collegeville, pottstown coming in from those areas you'll be looking at that. accident i-95 northbound, the on-ramp 1 # 1 new castle delaware. look for this accident, i-95 it's on the shoulder, so traffic is getting by on the ramp. you have to be careful. another accident in delaware, wilmington and lancaster pike southbound at chestnut run lane.
in the commuter traffic report we found someone talking about an accident 322 concorpsed conquered township. one point, 3 miles in lang, 3 miles in atlantic city. ten miles at philadelphia international. no problems there. cooler start in quakertown and pottstown, starting off in the 40s and ending up in the 70s tam. >> this is video of a vigil held for a woman who died in the new jersey transit disaster, 30-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon was struck and killed by debris on the platform from hoboken. ntsb revealed the train sped up in the final moments until the year hit the emergency brakes
seconds before the impact. the investigation into why this happened could take a year. a serial bank bandit with an usual get up is on the run. he wears a yellow reflective safety vest and blue latex beloves. he recently struck in the olney section of philadelphia yesterday afternoon. fbi said the same man tried to hold up another pnc on wednesday between market and chestnut. and 15 minutes later robbed a td bank at 30th and walnut. authorities consider him armed and dangerous. >> philadelphia judge slammed the brakes on uber x and lyft ordering them to cease and desist operations in the city. customers will not be cited for ordering the services, but drivers could face 1,000-dollar fine. one dreefer -- driver we spoke
to said he plans to keep picking up passengers. >> until i get an order from uber or lyft, i will continue to drive. >> uber said it will remain available for riders and drivers in philadelphia while they appeal the ruling. >> hurricane matthew is seen through the eye of the pilot driving through the storm. >> reporter: jackson the kids, because it's cool. shorts and ts this afternoon because it will be warm. i'll have the 12 hour forecast next.
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news" shows pilots flying through hurricane matthew. it was a bumpy ride for the crew. suddenly the flight gets smoother in the eye of the storm. the crew was collecting data on the hurricane. time to head to "g.m.a." we know what they will will be covering this morning. >> continue our coverage "g.m.a." amy robach in the studios. >> reporter: we'll continue your coverage on hurricane matthew. massive category 3 storm with winds topping 120 miles per hour. leaving hundreds of thousand without power. president obama is declaring a state of emergency over 3 million people evacuate in the
storm's path. rick knabb speaks with us this morning breaking down how dangerous the storm is. rick scott is talk about emergency efforts across the state. that's all coming up next on "g.m.a." >> thank you, amy, we'll see you shortly. >> reporter: let's check the roads as we head out the door, we can count on the schuylkill expressway for a jam. looking at the curve, that's the westbound traffic on the left. you see how slow it is heading toward king of prussia, 21 minute ride eastbound. the accident in abington cleared, edge hill road looking better. cool out there, 55 degrees, sun coming up over the horizon. same at 8:00 a.m. 60 degrees by 10:00 a.m. cool. high clouds pop up every now and
then, but fairly bright. 66 by noon, 74 by 3:00 p.m. high of 75 around 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. holding the low 70s by 6:00 p.m. we'll get showers by tomorrow afternoon. in the morning we expect to be dry. great weather for stamp out parkinsons, i'm honored to be the honorary chair. phillie phanatic will be down there, it's a great three mile walk. >> military members help an 8-year-old boy spend the day with cancer at the back of his mind. commanders let kwami pennsy be a commander for the day. they welcomed on the base and swore him in and let him fly a helicopter simulator. >> it's exiting and most spectacular thing i've ever done. i feel special. >> kwami has a rare malignant
at the help with the devastation of hurricane matthew. american red cross is sending volunteers. new jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on a gas tax hike today that will race gas 23 cents a gallon. vice president joe biden is expected to speak at bucks county community college for hillary clinton. >> reporter: we have i-95, it's a little bit slow, but no major issues. >> reporter: sunshine you cominp over the horizon. 8:00 a.m., 55. we climb noon, 66. 74 by 3:00 p.m. high of 75 around 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. a few clouds at times, but
staying pretty darn bright today. >> our thoughts and prayers for our friends down south as you get ready to deal with matthew. we hope you have a good weekend. "g.m.a." will be watching matthew. for karen rogers, matt o'donnell, david murphy, i'm tamala edwards. time now for "g.m.a." [ clock ticking ]
good morning, america. breaking news, hurricane matthew hits florida. the eyewall brushes the east coast right now. the deadly storm unleashes its fury overnight. with dangerous winds topping 120 miles an hour. igniting power lines. now fears of life-threatening storm surge and waves up to 25 feet high. >> unfortunately, this will kill people. president obama declaring a state of emergency. more than 3 million people forced to flee from florida to north carolina. >> too risky to stay. >> shelters filling up. airports shutting down. flights canceled and disney world closing for only the fourth time ever. the massive destruction in the caribbean.