Full Episode: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Tonight several stories breaking we come on the Air Hurricane Sally set to slam into the US the state of emergency tonight the hurricane already lashing the coast warnings up now from the wheezy Ns straight across to Florida this is a slow moving hurricane, which could be devastating third hurricane to hit the Gulf coast this season alone the tornado threat right now, the potential for life threatening storm surge up to thirty inches of rain is expected. Ginger Zee and Rob Marciano both in the storm zone with the latest timing attract tonight. Time to wildfires and the smoke traveling across the country tonight, the hazardous air quality choking major American cities, Portland Oregon, the worst air quality in the world what they're now handing out there and this dangerous air evidence of this all the way to the east coast. The search for the missing continues the death toll at least twenty seven tonight at this evening faces the names of some of those lost. Breaking developing today a settle balancing the Briana Taylor Case City of Louisville will pay twelve million dollars family six months after she was shot and killed by police serving a no knock warrant what now in the criminal case at this hour, the ABC News townhall President Trump at George Stephanopoulos the president taking questions directly from uncommitted voters amid pandemic the toll. Now nearing two, hundred, thousand American lives lost. History made it the White House today president trump hosting leaders from Israel. In Bahrain the landmark agreement to normalize relations and the competing images. Today the rockets fired from Gaza bought the rat standing by tonight. Haji after the top official at the Department of Health and Human Services went on an alarming rant making claims about CDC. Sintus telling trump supporters if you carry guns by munition tonight now his apology and what comes next. Demonstration tonight the key part of your mask. What might be most important what you need to know for the best protection from the virus. From ABC News World Headquarters in your. World News. With Didi. Good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a very busy Tuesday night, the hurricane, the wildfires ABC News townhall with President Trump amid this pandemic we will get to it all here and we begin with Hurricane Sally set to make landfall within hours state of emergency warnings up tonight from Louisiana clear across. Florida. This is a slow moving storm which could make matters worse expected to dump up to thirty inches of rain with a possible life threatening storm surge this hurricane with winds eighty. Miles per hour the outer bands already reaching the coast tonight wind and rain hitting Gulf shores Alabama the images coming in from Florida as well. Rough Surf along the shores and destined flora flooding already reported tonight a barge breaking loose becoming wedged under the Pensacola Bay Bridge and take a look at the view from space bursts of lightning there as the storm closes in on the Coast Hurricane Sally in the coming hours is set to become the third hurricane to make landfall along the Gulf coast this season. So it's get right to cheat urologist ginger zee with the new track timing just into night ginger what are you expecting? I am expecting Sally Bike, tomorrow morning making landfall but we have been killing impacts all day. I am at the head of the Dog River. This is the Mobile Bay, which is usually very serene. That is obviously not the case with those patents taking up here and David is sally has been trying to make its way through peanut butter air moving. So slow today, it's had a couple of locking systems explain it to you see it on satellite about sixty miles to myself and it should be planned full again tomorrow morning. So as it turns Florida's overnight the anticipate those really heavy. Rain Winds of seventy to eighty miles per hour early seemed gusts at Fort Morgan above seventy and timing there shows you along with cast. It will make its way then Wednesday afternoon into the Northwest Corner, Florida panhandle, and south of Montgomery, and eventually out South Carolina by the. Words that we've got to watch them Appalachicola Mexico Beach Panama City included all the way here to mobile. So Watch persons spins some of those outer bands also to know the timing of this is what's so critical. Tonight we feel that High Shield, the shield ahead of the actual isl watched that things during. Trap that Storm GonNa Three Mentor deal right as it makes landfall Bermuda Gulf shores orange as it moves to the north. I think we all really feel the impacts along the bank here, and then it should open and allow it to move east kicking it out with this trough number one it is all about the rain ten to thirty inches of rain right here through destined to the east of me and then also. The third with the water pushing up that combination could be life threatening with flash flooding David. We'll be watching straight through the overnight hours into the early morning ginger. Thanks to you again tonight and as you heard Ginger report, their authorities are warning of potentially deadly flooding storm crawling its way toward land and moving very slowly once it gets here, which of course is never good senior meteorologist Rob Marciano tonight from Pensacola Florida. Tonight families from the Florida panhandle, Louisiana bracing for life threatening flooding from Hurricane Sally. There's a category one hurricane just one hundred miles offshore and it's not really moving at all watches and warnings in effect for three, hundred, fifty miles of coastline. This. Is Pushing this. Those waves also slamming this barge right into Pensacola Bay Bridge, shutting it down in Mobile County Alabama to riverboat casinos and a canal breaking free crushing it doc. The storm surge began inundating Dolphin island during high tide on Monday several drivers who didn't get out in time found their cars buried in sand with the thirty inches of rain forecasts and spots. Alabama's governor urging families along the coast to get out if they still can't. Foul. Bamiyan Bama's. CAIN sally is. Not to be taken for granted. Storm now moving away from New Orleans but not the storm surge these waves raging on lake pontchartrain. So let's get right to rob. Marciano feeling the effects already tonight he's live from Pensacola and robbing the conditions really have been steadily getting worse as the afternoon his been wearing on with you. Absolutely matter of fact, David the last hour it's really going downhill it was manageable before. But now we're getting wind gusts that are approaching hurricane force look action off bay. Here we got ways five, six six feet, and this is low tide. What are still your number just for a wind gusts we've already seen are seen right now over fifty. Miles. Per Hour here in Pensacola over fifty miles per hour in Pensacola and mobile. Already a wind gusts measured over seventy miles per hour and the strongest core of those win and yet the come on shore that will be six, hundred, ten hours from now when water here will be at high ties don't you will be even more dangerous destructive at life-threatening. David and as we look at, you rob here, live tonight the eastern side of the storm the dirty side of the storm is they call you're already feeling the effects rob. We appreciate this stay safe with the crew there, and we'll continue to follow it into the night and meantime the other weather disaster unfolding tonight across several states in the West, and now evidence of that horrific smoke-filled air being seen all the way across the country right into the eastern fact tonight Portland Oregon now has the worst air quality in the. World in fact Oregon, authorities are now handing out and ninety five masks by the thousands first masks for the pandemic. Now, masks to protect families from the air people urged to stay indoors dozens of fires. Now, burning ten states time lapse video showing California's Bob cat fire closing in on the Mount Wilson, Observatory, a ranch owner documenting Kerr, escape from a blinding wind-fueled fire and Mansfield Washington and the smoke and haze from California Oregon and Washington visible in the sky over new. York City today ABC's Katie hard tongue from the fires tonight. Tonight a thick blanket of smoke suffocating the west coast putting millions in danger, and now moving across the country satellite images show the massive snow plows from the record-breaking wildfires spreading all the way to New York Portland Oregon is ground zero with the worst air quality of any major city in the world the state handing out twenty, five, hundred, thousand in ninety five masks telling people to stay indoors one out of every ten hospital visits due to the hazardous air quality. We're seeing a lot more people with productive cough dry cough shortness of breath. Symptom sounding like overland, with Covid, nineteen. It's difficult to tell at first who has cove nineteen and who has an irritant from the pollution we're leaving all. This danger the result of more than seventy fires raging in ten states. Destroying thousands of structures killing at least twenty seven people in the last week stories of tragedy emerging sixteen old Joe cya Williams Berry Creek California died as he attempted to flee a fire quickly engulfing his hometown brother. Tried to get back up in there to get him bad. Tried to get back up in their get him. It's not anybody's fault. Not His moms. It's not as dad it's not as brothers. These things happen and it's horrible. Horrible millicent Catamaran's died in the same fire, her family devastated and grappling with agonizing uncertainty, her sister Susan one of dozens still missing in the West the family waiting too long before trying to evacuate were they didn't know that there is a wall of flame moving them over a thousand yards and our they don't think the understood that. Katie heart tongue reporting tonight Kelly. Thank you and yet another major breaking story today this one in the deadly police shooting Brianna Taylor six months after she was shot and killed by police serving a no knock warrant Taylor's family has now reached a twelve million dollar wrongful death settlement with the city of Louisville. It also comes with a list of police reform and what's next now in the criminal case ABC's Alex Perez From Louisville tonight. Tonight one of the largest settlements involving police excessive force in US History Louisville. Agreeing agreeing to pay twelve million dollars in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Brianna Taylor's family. I'm deeply deeply sorry for beyond steph todays. Announcement comes six months after plainclothes officers barged into the twenty six year old emt's apartment at night on a no knock search warrant her boyfriend Kenneth. Who told investigators? He never heard police announced themselves. S has he fired a warning shot with his legally owned gun police shooting back killing Taylor an officer was also struck. For months of protests across the country demanding justice for Briana today with the criminal case against the three officers is still pending. Brianna his mother saying the fight for justice is not over we need charges against these officers I'm still working. Forgetting Justice from her and? Is For me, it'll never be over. And David several police. Reform Accountability measures were also part of this settlement. A grand jury could hear evidence in the criminal case as early as this week David Orient Express reporting from Louisville Tonight Alex. thank you at this hour. The ABC. News. townhall underway president trump and George Stephanopoulos the president taking questions directly from uncommitted voters. No questions off limits and it comes amid pandemic as the US. Now, near two hundred, thousand American lives lost forty nine days until the election and our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl from Philadelphia tonight. Tonight President Trump is taking questions from uncommitted and socially distant voters at our ABC News Town. Hall. Meeting in Philadelphia topic a the corona virus student a Johnny Powell asked him this question it. They will have it's the president's responsibility to protect. America, why would you downplay a pandemic? That is not disproportionately harm low income families minority communities. Well I didn't downplay it I actually in many ways I played in terms of action. My accent was very strong. Necklace what I did was a with China I put a ban on with Europe I, put a ban on and we would have lost thousands of more people had not put the ban on. So that was called action not with the mouth, but in actual fact. We did a very, very good job when we put that ban on whether you call the talent or luck, it was very important. So we saved a lot of lives when we did that there were holes in the ban in the European bandon come for another month while they were Americans the holes in where if you have somebody in China, that's an American citizen we had to let him in president is campaigning as if the pandemic is a thing of the past summoning large crowds of supporters packed shoulder to shoulder most not wearing masks in an interview in Nevada he said he wasn't personally worried about getting corona virus but didn't say anything about the threat to his supporters. Getting. Concerned. More, concerned about slow. I'm. Staged far away. Another Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail to very different way today holding a roundtable with veterans in high school. Gymnasium in Tampa Florida participants sitting at least six feet apart biden slammed the president for not being upfront with the American people about the virus false promises. Not, leveling without tough things are going to be. The American people never been able never failed to step up to what had to be done had to be done. But that's not happening. And Biden the president over the report in the Atlantic denied by the White House that he called war heroes, suckers, and losers nowhere ours false more glaring more offensive to me at least. When it comes to his Denigration of our service members, veterans wounded warriors falling. Florida may be the closest and most important battleground of all Michael Bloomberg is spending one hundred million dollars to help Joe Biden in Florida and Donald Trump knows this is a must win state. The trump campaign has spent more in Florida David than any other state. Alright Giancarl. Our thanks to you tonight and on the coronavirus tonight forty, eight hours after that alarming ran from top official at the Department of Health and Human Services and apology tonight the trump administration official making claims about CDC scientists telling trump supporters if you carry guns buy ammunition well tonight now. And here's even pilgrim. Just days after his public rant attacking the CDC a source tells ABC News Atop Communications official at health and Human Services. To staff and is now considering a medical leave in a deleted facebook video. Michael Caputo spouted unfounded claims accusing scientists, sedition warning of left-wing hit squads and violence after the election telling trump supporters if you carry guns buy ammunition. Later claiming he faced death threats something, he talked about in this March podcast I carry a pistol everywhere I. Go. I. Have a handgun in my in my holster as we speak, this is the normal for my family caputo blaming his behavior on his health and the toll of threats against his family. The trump loyalist with no background in public health was already accused of trying to change CDC report to put them more in line with the president's message on the virus earlier today Philanthropist Bill Gates telling Bloomberg he's worried political pressure has hurt the credibility of the FDA and CDC CDC's largely being. Written out of the picture because you have people at the White House who aren't epidemiologists. Saying what a great job they've done, and so it's it's no longer a. A set of experts. And this change in personnel at the top comes at a critical time for the president. As he's trying to convince voters, he has this pandemic under control David. Thank you, and of course, all of this playing out hours after history was made at the white. House today Israel the UAE in Bahrain together at a signing ceremony celebrating the Abraham accords the deal normalizing relations between the countries the Palestinians calling the deal, a betrayal rockets fired from Gaza and here's our global affairs correspondent. Martha. Raddatz tonight. On the White House South Lawn before a packed crowd many not wearing a mask history was indeed made today will sign a treaty of peace diplomatic relations and full. Israel's prime minister in the foreign ministers from Bahrain, the UAE joining President trump to officially normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, the first Arab countries to do. So in decades to all of Israel's friends in the Middle East I say Salaam Aleikum. B.'s onto. The agreements mean embassies will be opened in each other's countries. Commercial flights can operate between nations together, these agreements will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region president trump proclaiming this apiece agreement but the countries were not at war and left out of the deal the Palestinians who call the agreement of betrayal at some point when they decide, they wanna live better lives I believe that they'll engage. No sign of that yet within minutes of the deal being signed rockets were launched into Israel from Gaza. There are strong indications that other Arab nations could enter into a deal with. President trump thing may be seven eight or nine more including David Saudi Arabia Alright Martha Raddatz. That would be key Martha. Thank you. Tonight the demonstration revealing key part on your mask in the fight against covid nineteen ABC news teaming up with engineers at Florida Atlantic University to show where particles can escape the demonstration showing that masks with that metal strip ceiling. The nose area released far fewer particles and ninety five masks offering the best protection half masking when the masks it's under your nose was, of course, least effective to the index in tonight the first image from Russian opposition leader Alexia volume since his suspected poisoning. Now, nearly a month ago the ball knee seen surrounded by his wife and children at a hospital bed in Berlin after falling critically ill aboard that plane Siberia volunteers. Now, breathing on his own intends to return to Russia. All right. Let's get right back to ginger. Tracking. Hurricane. Sally Forrest Ginger. David conditions deteriorating here we mentioned the life threatening flash flooding in the third book care that with waves, which we've seen almost thirty foot waves already, and we'll see that as a project, the Coast Tonight Landfall Tomorrow Morning David Tomorrow Morning Ginger and Robert. Thanks to you both the latest on Good Morning America and I'll see you right back here tomorrow night right now at this defining moment in America from ABC News turning point a groundbreaking month low nightline event. Late ABC.