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this is the calm after the storm. dale: we had the stormy weather yesterday. still getting some flurries of carolina. two-hour delay for graham and madison counties so far. low 40's in the upstate. it feels colder with that wind loading. 41 mile-per-hour winds in boone. 12 to 17-plus across the upstate. it feels like 12 in boone. 24 in hendersonville. dress warmly this morning. 52 this afternoon. upper 30's, low 40 range for the mountains.
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of the week in just a few minutes. allyson: many people in the dark. just over 3,700 people are without power in greenville. in spartanburg, 3,500. in anderson, there are over 1000 . in rutherford, also over 1000 customers without power. geoff: today will be a busy day for clean-up in the carolinas. severe weather blanketed the carolinas yesterday. really the wind that created most of the damage left behind. wyff news 4's aly myles with a look at some of the damage live from west main street in spartanburg. aly: it is still very cold and very windy this morning. the wind was so bad yesterday. it was breaking limbs and ripping roof tops from buildings. that roof has completely crushed
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it is hard to see where it started from the beginning. yesterday. three businesses inside it were open at the same time. an insurance agent who insures that building happened to witness the destruction. >> sitting at the stop sign, all of the sudden a gust of wind hit the roof and i watched it blow off and then a power line disconnected and sparks were jumping everywhere. aly: drivers were not safe in the wind either. a limb fell on a moving car's windshield. on that same road, a tree fell onto an suv. both drivers are ok. another impact from the wind. you guys mentioned earlier a lot of power outages. some utility poles were actually snapped in half, like the ones you see here on southport road. the good news, duke energy crews are out this morning. they're continuing to work to get the power back on.
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geoff: thank you, aly. those power outages also affected traffic lights. this happened in greenville along highway 25 at roe ford road. firefighters tell us two vehicles collided after the traffic lights went out. two cyclists who were riding in a group also got hit by a car. however, no one was seriously hurt. the strong winds have now done -- one man was killed who was walking when a strong gust of wind took out a tree branch. and check out this tornado video from henderson, north carolina. that town is northeast of raleigh. our meteorologists say that tornado was traveling at a speed of 60 milers per hour. we are continuing to monitor the weather. we'll bring you the latest updates on our wyff 4 mobile app. keep an eye on the weather, track the storm, and get the
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alerts. we sat down with hillary clinton yesterday in columbia. she met with members of the alpha kappa alpha sorority yesterday. and among the guests, steve hurd, the husband of cynthia hurd. she was one of the emanuel nine killed in charleston last summer. she was an aka member. later in the afternoon, clinton talked with news 4 about gun violence. mrs. clinton: we lose on average 90 people a day. that is 33,000 people a year. i just find it appalling that we are not coming together to find ways to keep guns out of the wrong hands and i am going to , keep working on it. geoff: you can see more of that interview on the news 4 app. allyson: former president bill clinton will be in the upstate today on behalf of his wife. he'll tour the golden strip career center at 2:00 this afternoon in mauldin. he's also scheduled to attend a get-out-to-vote rally in spartanburg.
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athletic center at usc upstate. hillary clinton and bernie sanders have been in south carolina in recent days. you haven't seen as much of them compared to the republican candidates. since april of last year, they've made fewer than 30 visits to south carolina. the majority not in the upstate. >> i don't know if you've looked around your neighborhood, but there really aren't a lot of democrats in the upstate. we have a few pockets of them. but if you surveyed the elected officials in the upstate, you'd find that there are very few democrats. allyson: this week both clinton and sanders have no scheduled trips north of columbia before saturday's primary. there will be an name on the democratic out you may not recognize. geoff: dr. willie wilson is on the ballot and stumping for votes in the upstate. he says part of the reason you might not have heard of him is because of his own party. >> been totally unfair.
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they said they haven't sanctioned me, so therefore they say i am not a democratic candidate, because we are not entitled to the rights and privilege as those ones they sanction. geoff: wilson will be on the ballot in south carolina and 10 other states. tonight all remaining republican candidates will take the stage for a final debate before super tuesday. the debate kicks off at 8:30 tonight. cnn will air it from the university of houston. allyson: mitchell county schools are closed, madison is on a two-hour delay. dale: mitchell decided to close. we have had flurries and snow. we'll show you some blowing snow with 40 mile-per-hour wind. it is the same system that cause
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and up the east coast and still producing wintry weather drawing the cold air down and creating moisture -- no in north carolina and virginia and parts of the ohio valley and eastern kentucky. winter weather advisories to at least 7:00 a.m. this morning. you can see that snow in madison county and mitchell decided to close because of slippery roads. from newberry to columbia to the south, wind advisories continue. windy in the upstate. a tough day for working outdoors. dress warmly. you take the cold temperatures and factor in the wind, and it makes you feel colder. 29 in boone. 41 in greenville.
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right now at 40 in pickens. 43 in star. it will climb over 50 in the upstate. the mountains will struggle to get up to 40 today. look at the wind in boone. 15-19 across the upstate, which makes it feel much colder. spartanburg, it feels like 30. by the afternoon, we will top seed 50 mark for the upstate. 40 maybe the best in a good bit of the area. we look toward the weekend, 54 on saturday. sunday a real pleasant day to get outdoors. milder than normal weather continues into the first half of next week. allyson: thank you.
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that is according to nbc news. sources say nevada governor brian sandoval is being vetted by the white house. sandoval is a former federal judge. he's considered a moderate republican in his home state. republicans on the senate judiciary committee have said there will be no hearing on a nominee from the president. as you may recall, scalia died days ago. 12allyson: senator lindsey graham is speaking out against president barack obama's plan to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. graham joined fellow republican senators john mccain and kelly ayotte. they say the plan doesn't include any information about where future detainees should be held and how these facilities would be operated. the senators say the president didn't include any costs associated with the plan or offer any protection for those who interrogate terrorists. graham says the u.s. needs a plan that sets a good example for handling future detainees. senator graham: the world is not short on people who would cut your head off without a trial. what the world needs is a leader
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around the value system that's stood the test of time. allyson: the senators called on their republican and democratic colleagues to come up with a better plan. will the selfie soon replace your password? how a photo of your face could help you fight fraud. dale: cold and windy across the change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct,
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>> now your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: good morning. 5:16. we have blowing snow in boone, north carolina. because of the wintry weather, we have mitchell and yancey county schools now closed for the day. graham and slain -- swain on a
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we have a couple of closings and delays in the mountains of north carolina. the same system that produced the thunderstorms yesterday is producing snow in the mountains of north carolina. you can go to our website and look under the weather for the closings and you can check on today. we zoom in and you can see some of the flurries in north carolina and to the west of burnsville and parts of northern haywood. madison and graham are the two o n delay. yancey and mitchell are now closed for the day. we will continue to monitor. we're still under a winter weather advisory for the potential of slippery spots in the mountains of north carolina. newberry to columbia under wind
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it is very windy in western north carolina. asheville, 36. greenville, 41. 39 in spartanburg. a cool beginning to the day, especially when you factor in the wind. 38 mile-per-hour wind in boone. it feels like 30 in spartanburg with the breezy blowing. that is been the culprit. that system still impacting a good bit of the great lakes in the ohio valley with snow and cold temperatures today. afternoon high temperatures today, low 50's for the upstate. mountains will see 40, maybe 42. dropping back into the 30's this
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snow expected tonight. should be sunny on friday through the weekend. sunday, low 60's for the upstate. and it stays that way through the middle of next week geoff:. thank you. turning to some severe weather video. tornadoes ripped through parts of central north carolina yesterday. take a look at the damage. they tore roofs off of homes and knocked down trees. at least four tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in the state. soft-ball-sized hail also fell in some of the same areas. nationwide this week, strong storms have decimated parts of louisiana, mississippi, florida and virginia. at least seven deaths have been contributed to the storms. those severe storms made their way up the east coast, leaving a path of destruction all the way from the carolinas to pennsylvania. last night, firefighters in lancaster county responded to numerous reports of collapsed homes, downed trees, and downed power lines. first responders searched
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limbs to see if anyone was trapped, but have not found any victims so far. allyson: check out this drone video from florida. a tornado ripped a two-mile path through pensacola. nearly 100 homes and apartments suffered severe damage. geoff: in virginia, appomattox county was hit hard by the severe weather. there are numerous reports of downed trees, fallen power lines, and storm damage. active rescues are going on in essex county, where several people are reportedly trapped in rubble. the wind-packed weather system even knocked out phone service to a state police unit. crews were working to fix the problem. a shelter is open for residents who have no power. allyson: a line of strong, dangerous storms prompted severe thunderstorm warnings and caused flooding in the washington, d.c., area. the storm left thousands of people without power and brought strong winds and hail. a d.c. metro parking garage flooded, with water reaching curbs. metro officials opened the gates so drivers could leave more easily, and maintenance crews were on hand. major flight delays are reported at all three of the region's
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incoming flights at reagan washington national airport were delayed by more than an hour, on average. geoff: another kind of weather problem for much of illinois and southeast missouri, snow. high gusts, paired with the heavy snow, has brought down utility lines, cutting power to tens of thousands of customers. downed lines left more than 14,000 people across this area in the dark yesterday. allyson: light snow is falling across the texas panhandle. residents in amarillo woke up to light snow and heavy fog yesterday. visibilities were less than a mile at times, making for a slow commute. the snow and wind is part of the same weather system currently bringing severe storms to the deep south. geoff: a spartanburg teenager celebrated her birthday by giving back. this is the third year she's done so. 14-year-old ginger dailey presented all of her birthday
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cancer center. it's all in memory of her grandfather. >> me and my papa were really close, and three years ago he passed away from cancer, so i wanted to make a donation to other people to help treat them. geoff: the funds will go toward spartanburg regional's cancer special needs fund. that helps pay for medicine, transportation, and other unexpected expenses for cancer patients. allyson: the lions club interntational is turning 100 years old and chose the spartanburg lions to help celebrate the years of volunteer work done. the lions vice president bob corlew and fellow lions made a stop in the upstate yesterday to the south carolina school for the deaf and the blind. this is part of the lions centennial bus tour. the group is making 26 stops in nine southeast states to unveil plans for the assocations 100th anniversary. >> our purpose in doing the tour is to meet with lions members and the communities we pass
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the types of projects that they are doing to help the local community because lions, of course it's our goal to serve and make each community better. allyson: the group also discussed how lions can best serve the needs of a new century. two faculty members from spartanburg methodist college showed the world they have moves. that's president scott cochran and economics professor jonathan keisler. the duo joined the school's new hip-hop dance team, the blue chucks, for just one number. it took place at the school's auditorium. it was a full house. this was the group's first public performance. geoff: a look like they are having a good time. it's time now for your wyff news 4 timeline on this february 25th. on this date in 1964, 22-year-old cassius clay shocked the boxing world by defeating sonny liston for the heavyweight championship. liston was a pre-fight eight-to-one favorite.
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like a butterfly and sting like a bee" and knocked liston out in the eighth round. allyson: clay won on a seventh-round technical knockout before a crowd of 8300 in miami. clay would later change his name to muhammad ali and become one of the 20th century's greatest sporting figures and most recognizable people worlwide. a look at our hilton greenville
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>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: 5:28. we go from one type of storm to another. yesterday, thunderstorms and high winds. today, it's not impacting our area. we have had several counties decide to delay or close. you can see that information at the bottom of the screen or check our website, www.wyff4.com , under the weather section. look for closings and delays
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coming down pretty good in parts of yancey county, haywood county, and jackson county decided to delay. winter weather advisory continues for western north carolina until 7:00 a.m. if you are traveling, be careful. for the upstate, cold and breezy. 37 more climb to 54 for the afternoon. the mountains will struggle to reach 40 to 42. flurries this morning and more expected later this evening in the mountains, too. time for dale's school salute. today's school salute goes to clinton middle school. the science olympiad team will represent south carolina at the national science olympiad for the 14th consecutive year. 15 middle school kids will be competing against 60 teams of the brightest minds in the nation. geoff: thank you.
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official list of the happiest and healthiest cities in the u.s. put together by healthways. allyson: which do you think is the best? naples, florida, has the highest well-being in the country. the organization's latest report on the state of well-being says naples has the lowest levels of stress and depression. geoff: the report says the city also has the most people who eat healthy. salinas, california, ranks second on the list. and florida's sarasota metro area ranked number three. allyson: fort collins, colorado, and barnstable town, massachusetts, round out the top five. the report measured well-being on several factors, including whether people liked where they lived and where they worked and whether they felt financially secure. geoff: some of those people in retirement places. allyson: naples, of course, they are retired. there is no stress. [laughter] dale: they went from cold weather to down south. geoff: it is all good, everybody. our news continues right now. [captioning made possible by wyff-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
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allyson: some school closings and delays this morning. graham county, madison county schools, all on a two hour delay. as the school closings come in, you will find him on the bottom of your screen in the ticker. geoff: happened today, severe weather cleanup. we take a look at some of the damage and waverley, virginia, where strong storms killed four people overnight. geoff: also presidential hopeful , hillary clinton talks gun control. we spoke with her exclusively. right now, many people in the area in the dark. duke energy reporting over 3004 hundred people with no power in greenville.

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