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their belongings in the flood. >> it's back to school for all the eager children across the region. we'll show you the excitement for the students and the staff. now the details, harvey has affected about a quarter of the texas population so far that's about 7 million people. some parts of houston and the suburbs could see as much as 50 inches of rain before the storm is completely gone. that would be a record for texas. we have the latest from houston. >> reporter: this events is not behind us yet in houston texas. >> reporter: catastrophic flooding continues in texas as harvey drenches the state. rain bands are pummeling the area with no signs before heading up. it will held back to the gulf of mexico before moving to the texas/louisiana border and as -- >> it's a life sustaining mission. >> a lot of those who stayed in
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houston are trapped in their homes. >> some of our neighbors are trapped on the rooftops. >> other texas cities are welcoming the displaced, dallas is welcoming those at a shelter. the president and first lady are due to travel to texas and survey the damage tuesday. president trump approving an emergency declaration for louisiana as harvey is expected to go out into the gulf of mexico expected to return back to the texas louisiana border and add that rain we're about to see by the time it's all said and done by the end of the week, totals could reach 50 inches. channel 6 "action news." >> back here, the call for help is being answered. the eastern pennsylvania chapter of the red cross has deployed volunteers. there are many ways you can help, too, right now financial
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donations are the best. donated items are helpful, but they can't get there immediately. >> people donate things they need cleaned sorted and shipped that takes personnel and resources that distract us from our dominant mission. we're in the eye of the storm, we have to get people safe. >> there's a need for blood donations because of hospital closures in the flooded cities. here's the information to make a donation monetary wise to the red cross. 1-800 red cross or you can text the word harvey 90999 to automatically send a ten dollar donation. you can find that information at 6abc.com/harvey for the latest information out of texas. plus, watch the live broadcast from our sister station abc13 in houston that is doing a good job, plus view photos and video
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from the flood zone. accuweather is tracking what is left of harvey, plus the rain that the texas coast get before it's over. we head outside to david murphy locally we have a pleasant forecast. >> reporter: locally we're looking good, but we're looking at cloud cover and rain down in texas. i want to give you the satellite imagery that is just in. houston covered with clouds, corpus christi seeing the backside of that storm and then the cloud cover going toward new orleans. let me show you future tracker 6, between now and all the way up until overnight tuesday through the day tuesday and 6:00 p.m. tuesday, that 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night we're still looking at rain and heavy at times to the north and east of houston. houston itself could get so socd
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with a little bit more. it doesn't get out of texas until wednesday night or thursday morning. we're looking at a a lot of additional rain. houston as i said could get hit with another 8 inches and east of new orleans, 2.44 inches the way things are looking now. do we get a record in houston or parts of texas? the record is 48 inches we'll see if that plays out. impacts into wednesday night at least, it's a slow move north that the storm will take. it'sther east which could spare houston, but somebody is in for 25 additional inches of rain. around here high clouds are filtering in. temperatures looking good, most of us in the 70s right now. as we head in the afternoon most of us stay in the 70s. high of 78 degrees with clouds increasing in the afternoon, low humidity. there's an issue down the shore
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we'll talk about that when i step inside. firefighters rescued a woman from a blaze that damaged four row homes in southwest philadelphia overnight. firefighters were call toed to e scene of paschall avenue. they arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the houses. one firefighter was injured, but in stable condition. a former employee from td bank is accused of tampering with money raised by the catholic church. it claims a banker mishandled charitable collection last year, it's unclear how much failed to go into the proper church accounts. td bank is conducting its own investigation. the alarm clock buzzed early this morning for many across the region, today is the first day of school. jeanette reyes visited a middle school in upper moreland
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montgomery county that's showing off a renovated building. >> reporter: it's not just 6th graders walking into a brand new building. how are you feeling? >> i'm nervous. >> reporter: today a whole range of emotions for students at upper moreland middle school. incoming 6th graders are getting used to to a new routine and responsibility. >> we have schedules. >> it's nerve wracking coming to a different school. >> excited. excited? why. >> new school, new things. >> reporter: it's business as usual for 8th grader matt who is in his last year of middle school. >> it's exiting get to make new friends. >> reporter: you're a veteran. >> i'm used to it. i guess say there's nothing to worry about, as long as you be
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yourself and listen to the teachers and if you need help ask, because there will be help. >> reporter: mrs. valentine has been teaching for over two decades. she loves it, but the summers seem to fly by. >> it starts slow and august hits and then it flies every time. >> reporter: the 6th graders are new to the middle school, the project includes a brand new library and auditorium. >> we finished up our second year of construction project. our halls were filled with jack hammers and construction workers. they did a great job. >> reporter: the first a-plus on the books this year. >> we're the first class to use the new building. how is it measuring up so far. >> it's good. >> reporter: community members are invited to the open house to
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take a tour of the school. jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." >> students in elsmere, delaware, went back to school this morning. teachers great greeted the children as they arrived at the austin bolts elementary school. students 1st through 9th went back to school today. it was an exiting day for dozens of students getting a start on the pathway to becoming nurses. jefferson welcomed the inaugural class to the abington dixon campus in willow grove. the 85 students have completed two or four year degrees and will earn batch lower of nursing in two year or one year accelerated track. jefferson is the newly combined philadelphia university and thomas jefferson university. >> the rescue continues in texas as the floodwaters continue to rise. up next larry from the texas
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governor how residents are going above and beyond to help each other. a festival that will feature seven opera performances across philadelphia will shine a contemporary light on the unique singing world. karen rogers has a preview next on "action news." eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like any of these types of plans,
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ever rain on it is houston area and more rain is coming. texas governor greg abbott talked about the continuing rescue efforts and talk about heartwarming scenes amid the chaos. >> reporter: not only the first responders texans helping texans and bringing people to safety. that's what texas is all about. those efforts will continue throughout today and tomorrow in the coming days. corpus christi international airport has reopened after being closed due to harvey. the then hurricane made landfall 30 miles from that airport. harvey is the first major natural disaster of president
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trump's presidency. president trump and the first lady will travel to texas while he is facing growing criticism over his pardoning of sheriff joe arpaio. >> reporter: the president is back in the headlines showing president trump monitoring the storm during a video conference from camp david. he plans an in-person look of the devastation tuesday. his focus on twitter shifting to other topics this morning including retweeting a quote from mother teresa and praise for the pardoning of sheriff joe arpaio. he is taking hits and the timing of it as harvey approached
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texas. joe biden wrote in the atlantic can tempt the u.s. constitution and willingness to divide this nation knows no bound. >> this is something who talks about healing, healing, almost every single one of his actions as president has been the opposite. >> reporter: secretary of state tillerson struggled to defend the president's values. >> i don't believe anyone doubts the american people's values or the government's agencies to advancing the values. >> and the president's values? >> the president speaks for himself, chris. >> reporter: as harvey was approaching the white house was expanding a ban on the trans gendered to join the military. aclu filed a challenge to that in court. bodies of all ten sailors missing since the collision of u.s.s. john mccain and a oil
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tanker have been recovered. they were all in the bow of the ship. no word when their bodies will be brought back to the u.s. we learned last week one of the sailors was kenneth smith of cherry hill, new jersey. a lighten bolt threw an austrian hiker to the ground and burned offs cloarts and tore a -- clothes and tore a hole in his show. the electricity shot through his body and exited through his foot. the 31-year-old is in fair condition, though he cannot hear in one of his ears. still ahead on "action news" another check of the forecast. here's a live look on sky6 live hd, cape may, new jersey, the waves are from the system that's forming off the coastline could be rip currents there today, david is next.
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>> the city will be transformed into a giant stage for the
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philadelphia opera's first ever season opener festival. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: it's called 'oh, 17 a 12 day long festival that shines a light on the opera performances. it kicks off september 14 with a live premier at the kimmel center pearlman theater. war stores is a double bill that will make its first performance in the city at the philadelphia museum of art. >> it explores over 300 years of war. >> reporter: the world premier of we shall not be moved follows five philly teens that find refuge in the move bomb site. >> they hear the voices of the people who perished in the fires. they use that to find their pathway forward. >> reporter: a new production of
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mozart's magic flute. >> the magical world with monsters and demons and goblins it's super crazy. >> reporter: this is the show's east coast premier and it uses full scale animation that are projected on to the screen with the cast emerging out of the images. on september 23 enjoy a free showing of the marriage of figaro which will be broadcast on giant hd screens at independence hall. >> think about it as netflicks the opera experience. >> reporter: you can by tickets at the arts in philly.org. for 6abc loves the arts, i'm karen rogers. >>le you're going to love the arts in philadelphia. >> reporter: i'm going to a couple of shows, opera philly is
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great. we're looking at great weather continuing across the region. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you that we are dry as we take a look outside, the action cam out earlier lots of blue sky earlier this morning over the gazebo at the art museum. a few clouds streaking in. looks like we'll maintain failure bright conditions the rest of the way with the possible up tick in the clouds later today and tonight. 70 degrees is the temperature. dewpoint in the 50s, a little bit breezy, ocean temperature, 74. satellite and radar shows you how the clouds have overtaken us, they are not blocking out the sun totally. once we get into the stuff out west later tonight we'll see the clouds thicken up. tomorrow is overcast and damp for some of us. 78 degrees is the high in philadelphia with sun and clouds, pleasant. low humidity all the way. 76 in allentown and trenton. 77 in reading an lancaster. 72 in cape may. 72 on the boardwalk in ac.
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good looking day down the beach, but not a great day in the water. we have a high risk of rip currents up and down the delaware and new jersey coastline. there's tropical storm erma coming up overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning off the carolinas. out to sea, but enough to put in rain and rip currents tomorrow. 77 degrees in philadelphia. by 2:00 p.m., 78 is the high around 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., 75. and cooling down into the 60s about 8:00 p.m. tonight. for the braves and phillies looks like a decent night for baseball, a little cool, 72 the first pitch, 68 in the 9th inning. tomorrow in terms of rain we'll start out cloudy early at 6:30 a couple of sprinkles move in on the coast. latest model run shows you the storm system itself is out to sea. we'll not get a whole lot of rain. some of runs advancing closer to
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philadelphia more enmass it could be spotty stuff in the morning and afternoon by evening it's mainly gone. a brush bye-bye the storm system. tropical storm harvey is turning to the north an heading to memphis, tennessee. we hope it is out of texas wednesday night. doesn't look like it will get stronger but it has the potential to produce more rain. speaking of potential tropical storm erma is looking like it could form tomorrow morning maybe tonight and tomorrow and shoots well past us, but close enough to put in the swells and a little bit of rain. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 78 sun and uncreasing clouds late tonight -- increasing clouds late today and tonight. tuesday, cloudy and rain at the shore to philadelphia at times. the system is far off the coast, though. we're going for a high of 70. it will be overcast and wet at times.
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we're dodging the bullet on that one. wednesday, clouds break in the afternoon, 83 on thursday, a front comes in and gives us a chance of an afternoon evening thunderstorm or shower that's thursday. friday, sunny and cool. the start of the holiday weekend looks great, sunshine on saturday, saturday we get up to a high of 78 and up in the low 80s sunday. there's a chance of a late day or evening thunderstorm here and there on sunday. probably not until late in the day or at night. labor day might be bumpy. >> topping the people scene, the 2017mtv music video awards offered more than the star-studded red carpet walks, pink made headline for touching and bitter sweet story about her daughter who was in the audience who was worried about being ugly. pink responded by making a power point presentation and telling her to remain the same. >> we don't change, we take the
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gravel in the shell and we make a pearl and we help other people to change so they can change more kinds of beauty. >> think performed a medley of her hits and gave a speech of accepting the michael jackson video vanguard award. taylor swift video is breaking records. her lyric video smashed a youtube record with 19 million views on saturday alone. spotify said the song was streamed 8 million times setting a new same day record this is a single off the new album reputation out in november. at the box office, hit man body guard tells the story how the world's top protection agency is called upon to guard his mortal enemy.
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world, but not the worst. >> reporter: we have sun and clouds as we go through the day and into the afternoon. temperatures not as warm as you're used to in august. not bad, getting up to 76s and 77s north and west of philadelphia. 78 in philadelphia. a couple of spots going that high. down the shore, low to mid 70s with the rip currents at the shore, be careful of that. high risk rip currents not a good day to be in the water today or tomorrow probably. >> a look at the stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. we'll have the latest on the devastation following hurricane harvey. if you pay to protect yourself from overdraft fees, a new study
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