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"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"All Right Hurricane Laura barreled ashore near the Texas Louisiana border around two am eastern this morning as a powerful category four storm bringing with it extreme winds storm surge and flash flooding according to the National Hurricane Center the fast-moving hurricane exploded intensity yesterday and continued to gain strength into the night. It has been downgraded to a category three storm for now good morning and welcome to morning Joe. It's Thursday August twenty seventh we're going to get. To, the storm in just a moment, we'll also go live to Jonathan Lemaire out the White House for his latest reporting and fact check of nine, nine, three of the Republican. National Convention. It was hard to keep up with all the fact checking. Also, this morning, we're going to go live to Canossa Wisconsin where we are learning more detail surrounding the shooting of Jacob Blake. We'll get the very latest on the investigation and the continued protests floss. On the seventeen year old resident charged with homicide after shooting that took place during Wednesday night's violence there, and we will discuss the wave of boycotts and postponements across the professional sports world in protest of that police shooting a lot going on Willie. It is a busy morning. Let's bring in though NBC meteorologist Bill Cairns to start us off with Hurricane Laura Bill. At this time yesterday you said you woke up and shuddered at the size and the gathering strength of this storm it delivered as a category for a couple of hours ago has it looked right now? We just got the new update infant hurricane center and we're now. Call a major hurricane. It's down to category two. So quickly losing its punch, but still doing damage far inland and when it made landfall, it was the second strongest hurricane ever recorded in Louisiana's history I mean. So that's like serious stuff and when we see the wind damage that has occurred in areas like Lake Charles later today, it'll be eye opening on me and I just saw a picture of one of the TV stations there the local stations that TV and tower has collapsed in part of the skyline there. So let me take you through some of the concerns we still have with this storm. So right now the. I what's left of the? I can still see it clearly north of Lake Charles it's heading towards four pole. That's where we're still getting destruction. That's where we're still getting some damage to roofs to all of the trees and even Alexandria the winds are really kicking up pretty strong. Here's some of our current wind gusts Alexandria forty, nine notice. We still have gusts near the I near eighty, two miles per hour. That's enough to do some significant damage. Still, we have a little over half a million people without power that number will continue to grow as the storm heads up towards shreveport and the timing for Shreveport. The closest. To, you will be about one o'clock. This afternoon you'll be on the backside. So hopefully, the winds won't be too strong right now, we're predicting the winds in shreveport to be anywhere between fifty to seventy miles per hour, and then the storm holds together as a rain and wind event through the areas of the southern Ohio Valley in the mid Atlantic Watch out on Saturday Washington DC all the way through southern portions of New Jersey we could see some gusty winds in very rainy Saturday afternoon for you, and here's those peak wind gusts center anticipated for the rest of today about doses around seventy. Shreveport sixty five or so in Little Rock, the winds will be a little lighter that willy the one thing I didn't talk a lot about and it's still kind of the mystery is how bad was the storm surge? It happened in the middle of the night it happened in a very swampy unpopulated area. There's a chance we had this epic historic storm surge, but it just didn't happen in any populated areas it happened over the swamps. So I have not seen heard any reports of destruction from the storm surge yet, but we'll wait until sun up until the helicopters get up just to make sure. All right we'll take that early good news. Bill Cairns. We'll check back in with you later again now, hurricane a category two storm Bill. Thanks so much. Let's bring in NBC. News correspondent. Sam. brockie live in Beaumont Texas East Texas near the Louisiana Border San what are you seeing on the ground right now? It's really calmed down really good morning very good to be with you. There were strong wind gusts of fifty sixty miles an hour ago as recently as about an hour ago. But now the rain really comes and the people of Beaumont have to be breathing a sigh of relief I spoke with the mayor yesterday and what he told me was Russia's airport Arthur. Expecting billions of dollars worth of damage. That's just not what materialized. You're on the weeks out of the storm what we are seeing really right now, if you look over my shoulder tons of power outages and really there's always that arbitrary nature of storms who does and does not get hit this side of the street it's all dark up and down as far as. You can see this is interstate ten over my shoulder here obviously, a major thoroughfare no lighting in that direction, you go down a few blocks and you're seeing some places that have light but twenty two range say sixty to seventy thousand customers with no power right now that's a lot of people you multiply that by three or four by the household and you're talking. About a couple, hundred, thousand people with no electricity this morning. But if that's what we're talking about instead of loss of life, certainly a better situation there the evacuation process you wouldn't think of this as a huge metropolitan area but in Beaumont, there's fifty five thousand people I should say about one, hundred, eighteen, thousand people port Arthur collectively, they have two, hundred, thousand so. How'd you be evacuated and they were successfully for the most part we talked to a few people who said I'm staying behind to ride this thing out men did they get lucky because Port Arthur is only about a mile or two from the Gulf of Mexico that could have been bad instead in this age of Covid, they were able to orchestrate all kinds of. Buses and get folks either who are experiencing disabilities or perhaps didn't have the means otherwise to leave the area to get them out in time. There was a major storm right now on this weaker side Willy we're about sixty or seventy miles away from where this made landfall it's looking okay. So far in the light of day will be able to the damage further but. Sort of a better case scenario.
"bill cairns" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"From the bahamas on what hurricane dorian has already done to those islands with the death toll there rising significantly tonight to a new total of thirty victims and we have the latest tracking tonight about what hurricane dorian might do next as it approaches the carolinas we have our live live report in a moment from wilmington north carolina which is bracing for a possible direct hit from hurricane dorian. The mayor of wilmington will join us and we'll also get the latest from the bahamas homicide on a situation that is turning more tragic by the hour we begin with what you need to know right now about what hurricane dorian might do next and for for that we turn to meteorologist bill cairns built. What is the latest right now. We're waiting to see if we're going to get landfall overnight lawrence. That's the big dramatic thing will the highest. I wins the one hundred mph winds. Will they move on shore or stay offshore. That'll be the big determination of how much damage we have in eastern north carolina when we all wake up tomorrow morning so during the day day today the storm brushed by areas of south carolina and i brushed it left. It's mark almost three hundred thousand people without power but it didn't do a lot of significant damage with the storm surge that was one thing we were concerned about the charleston area and even savannah for that matter and that was okay and we have we can did a little bit. We're now. We're down to one hundred mile per hour. Maximum sustained winds gust could still get up there about one hundred in twenty if you're in the worst of the storm and that's the question who's going to be in the worst of the storm as we go throughout the next four hours. We're gonna parallel. The coastline that northern is very close closed areas around wilmington rights bill beach go through oslo county the camp lejeune marine base there north topsil beach and then we could possibly get that landfall here carter at county near atlantic beach morehead city the beaufort area where the cedar island ferry takes you out here towards ocracoke. That's where we're going to be watching the possibility of the highest wind and so far they mentioned it. It hasn't been that dramatic with the winds even willing to you're not that far from the center but you're wizar- only gusting fifty-five were forty-three.
"bill cairns" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Sharpie to show what you see there this doctored map of the storm's path that occurred in otherwise serious briefing in the oval office. The president is focused here on petty had you cover up on basically massaging his own ego and all of this is a split screen contrast for the two thousand nineteen air that you see right here donald trump state of mind obsessed with his own alabama err on twitter as america and other parts of the caribbean deal with this very you still serious store. That is a portrait. We want to turn now to the right side of the screen to the factual side n._b._c. Meteorologist bill cairns guides this to so many of these situations sir. What do we know well. We know that we're about to see the impacts of a hurricane. We haven't had hurricane conditioned anywhere on land since the storm left of a hamas as we have tropical storm conditions florida georgia south carolina but we haven't had hurricane conditions. There's a big difference. That's when you get the damage. That's when the trees down a lot of power outages they've had scattered stuff up to this this point but now we're starting to see the center of the storm the eye we're all the powerful winds are approaching areas right around wright's fill the wilmington area. That's what we're gonna be watching. The evening wind hundred learned ten miles per hour. That's nothing to sneeze at is still a good strong category. Two hurricane only a little bit higher and it's still a category three major so the problem. We've had all day long these outer outer bands. This has been producing numerous tornadoes visit a tornado watch. It's an eastern north carolina. Who've had eleven tornadoes significant damage done to a bunch of structures haven't heard heard of any injuries or fatalities thankfully.
"bill cairns" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Back. Oh we've got a lot more in the show as i was mentioning when we came on the air tonight including including neil cacho coming up but as promised we have a brief update on the story that of course has consumed so many this destruction wrought by hurricane dorian new aerial footage. What is you're looking at. Here are the avocado islands in the bahamas showing all of the problems the water canvassing the entire island. The storm was hovering over the bahamas for about two days. Five live dead. This is a category two at this point in time it's nearing the southeastern coast of florida before we move on to other topics in the show as promised an update from meteorologist meteorologist bill cairns with n._b._c. news bill. We're watching the storm closely. It's still right on about eighty miles off the east coast of florida the heaviest bands now rotating in closer to the coast and this'll be the peak of the storm for areas from volusia county southwards the indian river the palm bay area fort pierce jupiter again windy conditions almost like a tropical storm was right on top you even though the hurricane is off the coast as far as the wind speeds go read one hundred ten miles per hour to category two but if it goes up just a tiny bit more it would be a category three if it's still a very powerful the storm is just you know the perspective that was one time one hundred and eighty five makes it seem that much weaker but this could do a lot of damage it was to move on shore up here in the carolinas and that is the the potential and that's the next question hurricane center has it off dako- safely of georgia and offer florida but that conan still includes charleston georgetown myrtle beach wilmington rightful beach areas up here they're emerald atlantic beach morehead city all of the album or a pinnacle sound region and then heading offshore as we go throughout the day on friday and one of the things that we're going to be watching to is how close does it get to areas like say nova scotia could have a direct impact and also we still have any a target close to the storm but that forecast has actually improved and and one of the things we watch our is our computer model. One of the more accurate ones is our european computer model in the new update just out this afternoon. There's that heavy rain on the florida coast as we go throughout the day tomorrow. Watch the center near savannah and here's charleston. It gets up to this point as we get through wednesday night thursday morning. We're like wow. This is getting close to.
"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"At nine eastern on m._s._n._b._c. rachel has the night off but she will be back next week. Now as we head into this holiday weekend all eyes are on hurricane doreen which is beating a path toward florida and gaining strength as it goes. The warm waters of the atlantic are cranking up the storm. Now now in the last half hour doreen was upgraded to a category four hurricane that means it is sustained winds of over one hundred thirty miles an hour. The latest models else have dorian making landfall late monday night or early tuesday morning but where it hits and how much destruction it causes are open questions for now the entire east coast of florida. All the way up to georgia are in the danger zone joining us now with the latest forecast is n._b._c. News meteorologist bill cairns bill. Thank you so much for being here tonight. What is the latest so much is changing so quickly so we knew this storm would become this category for who knows maybe even a category five in the days ahead beast. The big question was where is it going to go and there's big changes with that that i'm going to get to in a second but i gotta show you just how impressive the storm is right now zoomed in close. These are one minute images is from a satellite. We've compiled them together three hour loop. You could see it clears out the i very symmetrical. This is about as powerful as the storm that you'll see on satellite image. You just incredible incredible but it's still three days away from land so that's where we want. These powerful storms like this not like last year with the michael intensified this beast right before it went on shore so as long as we still have this wiggle wiggle room. I'm okay with it being this intense right now and as we mentioned hundred thirty mile per hour winds is still six hundred miles away from south florida so let's get into the good stuff now. Let's to get into the positive stuff. This is our latest upgrade updated computer models. He's committed about every six hours or so and all of a sudden these squiggly lines which yesterday were going straight straight through central florida all of a sudden we have about one two three four of these which never make landfall and the hurricane center saw this trend with the european model earlier in our american model closer toward the coast the storm taking its turn further out to sea so right now. The cone of uncertainty still goes ios in charleston south of miami include all areas over towards tallahassee but this trend is our friend. We want this offshore. I don't care if we have a cat five. That's off the coast and doesn't hit any land areas now for our friends in the northern bahamas. Unfortunately all these lines are dangerously close to you. You're going to get a direct hit from a powerful hurricane. We know that they're already getting outta there prepared for that but we'd like to avoid that for our frontier in areas from avar county all the way up to code and i mentioned bavard county because just in case it doesn't make that turn.
"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Iranian ships tried to intercept British edged tanker in the Persian Gulf. We'll talk to a member of the House Armed Services Committee about that but first. Let's go to Bill Cairns with a check on the severe weather headed toward the Gulf Coast Bill O. Good Morning Jimmy go all eyes are on New Orleans Louisiana. That's WHO's GonNa get hit the worst and yesterday it was bad enough. The appetizer of the storm dropped six to ten inches of rainfall and overwhelmed the pump system in New Orleans widespread flooding was reported a lot of that has been cleared out now with the pump system but additional rain an additional flooding is expected in the city so let's get to the storm. It's still a disturbance. It is not yet a depression that should happen later today. The Hurricane Center then thinks you should become a tropical storm in about twenty four hours in about forty eight hours from now become a category one hurricane became just south of southern Louisiana notice that we've taken Houston out of this. It's mostly Louisiana problem and a rainfall problem in areas of Mississippi and here's my greatest concern. Here's the storm surge forget you don't need a powerful hurricane to cause problems with rainfall and would search notice the winds. This is one o'clock Saturday right up the mouth of the Mississippi River. That's what we're most concerned with. The New Orleans area to forecast here has it at twenty feet the levees a lot of the levees are at twenty feet in New Orleans that would mean the possibility of overtopping shopping at this point. We think the levy system should hold up. It shouldn't break like it didn't Katrina but overtopping. If it overwhelms the pumps we could see additional flooding so we'll find out what's going to happen with the storm and the next two days we will give you more updates as the storm begins to strengthen and possibly becomes <unk> Hurricane Berry Hi. It's Katy Tur WanNa keep up with M._S._N._B._C. While you're on the go subscribe to the M._S._N._B._C. daily newsletter. You'll get the best of what you've missed. During this unprecedented era of news text M._S._N._B._C. Two six six eight six six to subscribe Katty Kay you're in London. I'm curious what the reaction is to the United States pressuring the British government to get rid of their ambassador making step down and also.
"bill cairns" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"This is roughly the equivalent of starting up a jet engine. This was at the height of the storm, the rain and wind as captured from inside a car. Again, Panama City after devastating, Florida's panhandle, hurricane, Michael continues its rampage through parts of Georgia tonight though as a much lesser storm. Bill Karen's remains with us with the very latest Bill Ryan, just watching that video. It's starting to confirm a a lot of the thoughts, a couple of the storm chasers that I know well, that actually travel the globe. They go to the Philippines Japan. They go river. There's big storms. They drove from Panama City to Mexico beach, and they said, it's some of the worst wind damage they've ever seen and the fact that they're saying they had ever seen. I mean, they have been in all the biggest storms in the last thirty years. On the globe. So I don't think we've seen come close to seeing the worst damage and destruction with the video that we have. Now, it's a sampling, but I think it's gonna get worse. One person was saying half the structures that he saw in Panama City. We're extremely damaged. So this is the image I froze. This is what everything was really starting to get real. This is when the worst of the damage was one pm this afternoon. This is Panama City on the backside of the eye. And then this is Mexico beach who was in that front right quadrant of it. This is where the worst storm surge was with the wind. This is where it was mostly just a win problem in the Panama City area on the back side and the result of all of this. When we brought this on shore, it was still intensify hundred, fifty, five, mph winds. This is the preliminary report. We'll get the official report and a couple of months when they get in there and they analyze all the damage and they see how the metal was bent or all the little examples of the strength of the winds. But this puts it fourth all time adding on Andrew and Camille in the Labor Day storm. Yeah, stronger than Charlie stronger than Katrina. As far as the max winds, then lowest pressure ever measured this was in the keys. Obviously Camille is pretty much our country's worst storm ever in then Michael is now third on the list head of Andrew with a lower pressure. If it had only had maybe another three or four hours over water, we definitely would have seen going up to a cat five. It was still getting stronger, and now we have to watch out overnight is yes, we have a little bit of wind damage problems that we're going to get with trees falling in central Georgia. We have a new additional tornado watch that's issued almost for all of South Carolina isolated tornadoes at worse. As we go throughout the overnight. You notice the winds right now are not that bad fifty-six Eastman's probably the worst of it. Maybe some isolated damage to the trees. They're most likely just trees that have already gone down. So Brian, we, besides the records, I just showed you one of the, everyone's been saying it's the strongest ever to hate the northern panhandle of Florida. I think the fact that this is the strongest storm we've ever had ever recorded in the month of October. Is a pretty impressive record and not just did we barely break it. The previous strongest was one hundred and thirty mile per hour winds. This was one fifty. Five. I've seen pictures of the middle school in Panama City. The gym has no walls left. You could see the basketball court. We're gonna you'll. We'll see a lot more. Unfortunately when the sun comes up and we'll see pictures like this and what damage was left behind and as you saw, we are going to see rose in fields and forests of down trees probably for about two or three hundred miles from where it made landfall because the I stage compact for at least six hours for about one hundred fifteen miles after landfall. It's still remained category two or three. Yeah, join you in our thoughts going to Mexico beach tonight for what will be exposed with sunup tomorrow. Bill Cairns. Thank you for all of your hours of coverage on this network. Coming up a rare glimpse of the people who's quiet work in the store. Zone helped to save lives.
"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But of course, the biggest thing of all is this hurricane at the storms height, wind gusts of up to one hundred and seventy five miles per hour. That's the force of an e four, four NATO that makes it the fourth strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the US ever. The storm made landfall this afternoon in the town of Mexico beach in Florida, these shards of wood, and this debris that you see is all that's left of at least one house in Mexico Beach, Florida. After hurricane, Michael came ashore in nearby Panama City. The storms wins acted like sand blaster, tearing the roofs off buildings, tearing buildings down after the storm pass, but it looked like sleek and see a lot of trees just snapped in half mid height. They're usually once the storm makes landfall at fizzles pretty quickly. Land is basically kryptonite to hurricanes weakens them quickly under normal circumstances. But this one, this one instead of falling apart when it hit land. Michael actually still picked up a little speed at landfall. It seemed for hours after landfall at least it seemed to hold on and hold together and tonight the dangerous still there joining us now is NBC news, meteorologist Bill Cairns who is tracking this hurricanes progression over the course of today. Bill. We know that it's obviously decreased in strength by now, but. This has been a remarkable trajectory today and a big swath of destruction. We are almost eight hours after landfall and we're still dealing with a hurricane in central Georgia. We still have trees that are falling on houses cars, power lines through central Georgia, and people are sitting in their homes, hearing the whistling of the winds and grabbing their kids and their dogs and heading into safe rooms. I mean, that's just the fact that we're going to go through it is weakening. It's down to a category one, but we still have wind up to seventy miles per hour heavily forested areas and just a ton of trees. I mean, that's the pictures you're just gonna see endlessly is all the trees that are down throughout the region. So here's the latest from.
"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Good morning and welcome to morning Joe on an extremely busy, Wednesday, October tenth. We're following a number of fast paced developing stories this morning, chilling new reporting from the Washington Post and the New York Times on the disappearance of Washington Post columnist, Jamal kashogi. We'll talk to the Washington Post David Ignatius about that and get the very latest. We'll also ask him about the political and foreign policy implications of the sudden resignation of UN ambassador. Nikki Haley plus the audience at President Trump's rally last night again, breaks out in a locker up chant this time for someone other than Hillary Clinton, and Steve Kornacki will be here to make sense of a slew of new polling out this morning. But first we are just hours away from hurricane, Michael, making landfall, and the Florida panhandle bringing with it life threatening storm surge as high as thirteen feet in some areas, the storm strengthened into an extremely dangerous. This category for overnight. The national weather service is calling this an unprecedented event. Noting that no category four storm on record has ever made landfall along Florida's panhandle. Let's get right to Bill Cairns with check on the timing of all this bell mega continues to get worse still strengthening at the hour. We only have ten eleven hours ago to landfall. We're gonna see areas of the Florida panhandle uninhabitable for days weeks, possibly in Panama City and Panama City beach are right in the crosshairs that's fifty thousand residents that call that home. They're all back, it'd they're all out of there, but they're not sure what they're going to have to go back home to. So let's get.
"bill cairns" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Still ahead we'll play for your and tells us about the victory of the Muller probe plus Florence downgraded to a tropical storm, but still poses threat of catastrophic flooding continues to dump rain on the affected area. Bill Cairns has the latest next. At least five people have died in what is now tropical storm Florence, which continues to batter the Carolina tonight. Wind gusts reaching over one hundred miles per hour today as Florence crawls along at just three miles per hour, which means dumping more than twenty inches of rain already in some regions up to forty inches protected and other areas. High tide will hit in the next few hours tonight as storm surge and flooding remain major concerns and b. c. news meteorologist Bill cairn joins me now from the latest on tropical storm foreign Bill, how are things looking? We're halfway through the Maratha. Isn't that sad? Only halfway through this, this ridiculous. We're through the part where the winds are going to do a lot of the damage we're through about seventy five eighty percent of the part where the storm surge is going to do damage. And now we're just going to watch the rain in the rivers through about Wednesday of next week. Some of these are going to crush Wednesday next week. It's like five, six days from now. So here's the storm walking itself across the border from North Carolina into south. Carolina and the poor people up here in Carteret county and the craving county. Of course, Newburn was the story last night with all the water rescues people stuck on the roof waiting for rescue, but this feeder band has been over them for like twenty four straight hours. They can't believe how much rain is falling. They're under a flash flood emergency. We've had reports of almost twenty four inches of rain already, and it is still pouring. So for that reason, the map here shown in red is where we have flood warnings. We have flood emergencies in place, and that's almost the entire eastern half of North Carolina, and we'll wash those rivers coming up. Now. We don't care too much more about the winds that are doing any more damage, but the path of the storm at least is going to start to move to the west a little bit. And then we're gonna bring flooding threats areas. They Columbia Florence and also towards Charlotte, North Carolina in the days ahead. So then by the time we get into the mountains, that's not till Sunday. We could have problems with flooding even as far north as the mountains of Virginia, and then we'll bring a little bit of rain through the northeast Monday. Tuesday knew what mountains do when you get heavy rain. That's a bad recipe anytime, but that won't be until we get to Sunday and Monday, Chris, here's the. Timing. This is what it's in a look like on radar. This is as we go through Saturday morning. Notice Wilmington still raining Saturday morning, then the storm moves towards Columbia. Yeah, Wilmington still raining nine pm Saturday night. Then as we go through into Sunday morning, still band of rain over the top of Wilmington. That's why one of our computers saying we could get an additional thirty inches of rain in Wilmington. That's insane Lee. Hi..
"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"It's got a lot of flow. It's got a lot of power. And by the time it gets to two to three feet high. That's enough to float a vehicle. So you've got no chance of escaping by vehicle at that point, we bring it up to six feet and we're looking for large areas where it's going to be storm surge flooding of six feet in eastern parts of North Carolina. When it gets to that level, it is life threaten you've got no chance of being able to survive that. If you're out in that level of flooding, your pets have no chance of being able to survive that. And then we bring it up to nine feet high. Take a look at this. This is unbelievable. The only way that you could get out of this situation would be if you could vacuum vertically, if you could get to a second level somewhere, you might. You might have a chance to be able to survive this level of storm surge flooding. And this. Is what we are expecting along some parts of the coastline with this permitted storm. So please folks, if local officials tell you to get out, you got to get. I'm convinced. Today, the outer bands of the storm started rolling over the Carolina coast. This American flag was flying outside Cape fear, North Carolina this morning by midday. It had been ripped to shreds by the wind storm surge has already overtaken parts of north topsil beach, water gushing into people's homes and down the streets and Hatteras North Carolina. This walkway to the beach was completely swallowed up by waves. As you can see, this is the coastline and swans bro North Carolina shortly before sunset tonight. The waves just rolling right up to those homes. Look at this. This was new Bern, North Carolina around one thirty pm today, less than four hours later, it looked like this. Water completely overtaking that area. You see, big, big parts of that town are already completely underwater. This used to be a road storm chaser clocked the storm surge there to be around six feet. This was radio island, North Carolina, a little over an hour ago, just getting absolutely pummeled already. Tonight. There are more than one hundred thousand power outages across North Carolina, Duke Energy, the power provider. There is warning that there will likely be millions of people who lose power in that state in this storm before it's all over and they're warning. It may be weeks before they can bring power back over a million. People were under mandatory evacuations ahead of this. But by now, most of those evacuations should already have taken place governor of North Carolina. ROY Cooper says more than twelve thousand people are currently in shelters all across the state. He says they are still looking to open up more. These next few hours are critical for the areas in the direct path of this storm. It is the most intense phase of the hurricane as it gets closer to making landfall. We've got a live forecast straight ahead. We will be talking live also with the mayor of one of the biggest cities that is right in the storm's path to stay with us. Communities along the Carolina coast already feeling the effects of hurricane Florence tonight for the best overview of what's happening right now, what's going to happen over the next few crucial hours our joined now live by NBC news meteorologist Bill Cairns, Bill. Thank you very much for.
"bill cairns" Discussed on WTVN
"I'm ABC six meteorologist Phil Kelly. We'll see a mix of sun and clouds today getting warmer. We'll see a high of eighty four few clouds tonight. Still mild sixty seven lots of sunshine, injure workweek Fridays. High eighty-five weather powered by the basement doctor right now, we're looking at sixty six at Ohio State at sixty seven at your severe weather station. Newsradio six ten WTVN. The outer bands of Hurricane Flora to now brushing up against the Carolina coast NBC meteorologist Bill Cairns tells us things from here. You're only going to get worse. Hurricane force winds. Come onshore five PM this evening the right over the coast by about midnight. And then tomorrow morning there over the top of Wilmington National Hurricane Center. Puts the eye of the storm about two hundred miles east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and moving north westward packing. Winds of one hundred ten miles an hour on destructive storm surge will accompany the eye of the hurricane and coastal flooding. They say may persist through a number of high tides into the weekend at elite team of highly central. Ohio firefighters has headed North Carolina to offer assistance with hurricane members of the upper Siona regional water rescue team left Columbus for Raleigh North Carolina yesterday that groups made up of firefighters from six local agencies, and what's they arrived? They'll be deployed across the region to help water rescues where Florence is expected. The teams expected to return to Columbus before the weekend and a central Ohio among storm chasers in the hurricanes. Rigsby drove to Wilmington North Carolina from his home in Marysville. Going to actually be writing out this hurricane just across the street. There is a four story parking garage that I plan to ride this out in and it looks like storm surges gonna put quite a pounding on this area that I'm located in Rigsby rode out hurricane Harvey in Texas last year, he had problems then with a gasoline shortage Rigsby says he's been in Wilmington since Monday and has twenty gallons of extra fuel with him. Rigsby tells ABC six we'll be capturing as much of hurricane Florence power and fury as he can.
"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Getting closer to the southeastern coast. The storm has been downgraded now to a category. Two but thirties worn, it's still extremely dangerous. Federal ficials say Florence could hit parts of the Carolina coast with hurricane conditions for twenty four hours or more bring up to forty inches of rain. Into some areas. Bill Cairns is back with us. Now, what does it track look like? Bill Willie overnight. We didn't see much change in intensity in the track. Didn't change much either. So we're pretty much locked in. Now. We're only about twenty four hours away from when we could get a landfall hurricane force winds could move in later on this afternoon. You could clearly see the, I now on the radar and you could see these bands of rain or now approaching the Outer Banks, and we just had a tornado watch that tissue from now until nine pm, fourteen hours. You're going to be in a tornado, watch here in eastern North Carolina and tornadoes weak. Tornadoes Kenneth, curb with these tropical storm, especially during the daylight hours as we get these bands coming in. So here's the latest forecast into Hurricane Center. This is the five AM advisory. The next adviser comes in at eleven AM. They have the storm coming towards the coast at about five AM in the morning. Maybe with the I going right over the top of Wilmington that puts the worst storm surge, and also the highest waves and win to the north of the center. That's right along the beaches here of Oslo county up towards corridor right county that who could get hit the hardest with that storm surge window already at tropical storm at the. Louise they'll pick up dramatically inland as we go throughout the day today. And as I mentioned, the hurricane force winds come on shore five PM this evening, the right over the coast by about midnight. And then tomorrow morning there over the top of Wilmington. And as far as the other concerns go media, one of the worst things will be the storm surge up to thirteen feet as we go throughout the seeming and tomorrow I just saw one forecast for Bentiu, Beaufort area, the morehead city that's located right in here. They're predicting this storm surge tonight at midnight to be the highest on record worse than Hazel back in one thousand nine hundred fifty four..
"bill cairns" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Let's get right over to Bill Cairns with a look at the track. So Bill, we hear downgraded to a category two, but you're not letting your guard down that only describes the wins, and it only describes the peak winds. It doesn't even describe willy how far the woods. Extend from the center with this is a huge storm. It's a big storm. It's able to push more water and water is going to be the huge issue with this storm. Maybe we have less extreme wind damage, but the water damage is going to be historic anyway, so it doesn't really matter. The damage is going to be done. So here comes, there is the outer bands years, all the rain bands. Here's the eye of the storm, and here's the North Carolina coast. So it's going to be closing in on your during the day today. And then at sunset tonight is when I think the hurricane-force winds will be and they'll be with you about twenty four hours this time tomorrow morning. I think the I could be right over the top of Wilmington, North Carolina. Here's the latest forecast path and the Hurricane Center. This is two pm this afternoon. They have it as a strong category. Two, it may go up to a low end category. Three doesn't matter much. It's going to do the same amount of wit surge day damage. It's going to the same amount of rainfall damage the wind damage, five miles per hour one way or the other doesn't make much of a difference. So here's the path and I did a little line here. That's one hundred and sixty miles in thirty six hours. That average is four miles per hour. You and I walk about three to four miles per hour. That's how painfully slow. Oh, this storm is going to move over southeast portions North Carolina. That means extreme rain. As we go throughout areas of the southeast, then the biggest problem. The reason why I'm not focusing on the wind wind in this is the causes of deaths from Atlantic cyclones from the National Hurricane Center. Only eight percent of fatalities are caused by the wind. That's mostly trees falling on people or cars or on their residents, twenty-seven percent of fatalities from the rainfall, fifty percent or from the storm surge. So seventy five percent of deaths or from water with hurricanes. That's why our storm surge is one of our biggest concerns and we're still even though the storm is a little weaker with imacs winds, the storm surge has not changed still looking at nine, the thirteen fee. We'll be worried about the high tide cycles. And how about this for a rainfall prediction from our European model overnight thirty inches of rain in Wilmington Mika..
"bill cairns" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"So we're going to close in quickly here to the coastline as we go throughout the overnight hours and into the morning, we're only about three hundred eighty five miles away now from willing to now the all important, Pat. If you were with us early this morning, the path shifted considerably to the south brought South Carolina into play, took Virginia out. Now the path is kind of leveling out and notice it's not snow stalling as much. We're taking it now. Looks like a guaranteed landfall near Wilmington. We were thinking could go like this, like the European model had it, and then cut paralleling the coastline that's looking more and more unlikely at this point. So the Hurricane Center does have it weakening over the top of Wilmington. That would be about eight AM. So sunrise come Friday morning. The eye of the storm could be right over the top of Wilmington, and then it weakens ever so slowly as it drifts down across the South Carolina, North Carolina border. So what does this mean for the worst wind damage? And what does this mean for the worst storm surge, it's all to the right of this landfall center. So if it goes right into Wilmington, if you're familiar with Oslo county the marine base their Camp Lejeune. That's one of the areas that could be right through the eye all the way up north topsil beach, the morale area morehead city Atlantic beak, Ocracoke Island. That's all this peer. The Carter county area that could be in the northern. I for numerous hours as we go throughout tomorrow evening. That's where the worst destruction and damage will be storm. Surge and win. And then as the storm continues, then we'll start the deal with other problems like rainfall. So here's the rainfall forecast isolated total up to forty inches. You do not need a category, four or five to have a devastating flood event. You can get that with tropical storms if it stalls out long enough. So it's really this area from Kingston to newborn familiar with that area. That's where the news river spills into the panico sound. And when the wind is piling up into here up into the sound at the same time, the all this water is trying to go out. We could see flooding Brian that is worse in areas like river band in the Trenton area in Newburn up to Kingston than we do even at the coast because this water is going to pile in the sounds as the same time, we're getting feet of rain coming from the sky, all that water meets in the middle. It's going to be a very interesting storm is a lot of dynamics in play with it. We had a lot of changes today. We'll see what happens overnight into tomorrow morning before we really nail this thing down. Start talking about forty inches of rain that gets people's attention. Bill Cairns will come back to you for an update during the broadcast, sadly. Virtually all as you just heard of those spaghetti strands of computer model, predictions of the path of this storm pass right over Wilmington, North Carolina. That means that the man joining us live tonight from there has a lot on his mind. We welcome the mayor of Wilmington, Bill, Sappho, Mr Mayor. Let me I know you're not amateurs there. I know this is not your first rodeo, and if any community knows how to handle hurricane, it's Wilmington North Carolina predict for me what it's going to be like, if you and I were carrying on this interview at this same time tomorrow night or maybe Saturday morning from the marina where you are right now. We're going to see a lot of down power lines..
"bill cairns" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"For the latest on hurricane Florence. We go to NBC news meteorologist, build Karen's with the latest update from the national weather service Bill. What's the latest? Well, we just finding out that we've now no longer have a major hurricane on our hands. Florence has continued to do internal things that have weakened in its I. So that's a little piece of good news. So you have to remember the wind is just one piece of this puzzle, and that's only the max wins that doesn't describe the whole Winfield of the storm. So just because the max winds have weakened, actually the expansion of the hurricane force gusts went from seventy miles to eighty miles wide, and we still have a Winfield tropical storm force winds that can knock down trees and knocked out power. That's two hundred miles wide. So just because you're going to hear it's no longer a four, three and it's a two does not mean we're out of the woods doesn't mean we're still not looking at it potentially life threatening and life, altering storm in areas like Wilmington, North Carolina, new Bern, North Carolina, Jacksonville, North Carolina, and possibly even for a friend in Myrtle Beach. So here's the new advisory. One hundred ten mile per hour winds. Nothing to sneeze at that's a strong as you can get for a category two to about three hundred eighty five miles from Wilmington. You could see the. I kind of lost its structure a little bit here and that's why we've seen the weakening, but the Winfield is still expansive. Here's the new forecast path from the Hurricane Center, we still are watching a slowdown. There's no loop. It doesn't look like it's going to completely stall. It's definitely gonna hit the brakes. So this is Thursday night. This is tomorrow night at eight PM. This is when the hurricane force winds and that northern I will should be close to our friends at Carter county here from morehead city all the way through Atlantic beach, the emerald Nile area, Carolina beach heading into right Phil beach. And then it could be over the top of Wilmington who knows maybe even going through the I as the sun comes up Friday morning notice as a category. One a couple of days ago about eighty even twenty four, two, three, six hours ago that was a category three over the top of Wilmington. So that would mean less wind damage and less structural damage with the wind. And then we're going to drift it in weakened significantly into Saturday into central portions of South Carolina. That's too. Hundred miles. It's going to travel in about forty eight hours. That's still a very slow crawler about four to five miles per hour. That's why we still have huge flooding concerns. We're now seeing the storm coming onto this is the outer rain bands. So we still got a ways to go before we see the effects. And as far as the hurricane force winds, we're still timing it out five PM Thursday. That's when they begin in eastern North Carolina. So Lawrence, the bottom line, we still expect a devastating storm surge and the rainfall, but the winds maybe down a little bit less Bill Cairns. Thanks for the update. Scams sakes murder. Murder committed for money. I'm Stacy Keach. The boys have CNBC's crime series. American subscribe to the American repoed Cavs, shocking cases. All true. Some people will do anything for money.
"bill cairns" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"City of houston america's fourth largest city and residents in the area are being urged to stay in doors rv is now essentially a rain event with amounts to be measured in feet not inches in our meteorologist bill cairns is calling it one of the worst flood disasters we have ever seen in the houston area the worst damage so far is and rockport texas which took a direct hit when harvey came ashore with wins at one hundred twenty five miles per hour and we see nightly news anchor lester holt is standing by for us in corpus christi texas a lester work i we're them eddo it's hard for people to believe we're in the middle of this even though you're not in wins in ranged how bad is it now and how much worse did they think it's going to get where corpus christi it was pretty quiet night in they are beginning to give power on and you can see it's rather com there are still rain bands coming through and they expect a lot of rain here over the next several days but about a half hour forty minutes of that direction with rockport that's where we spent much of our day yesterday it received serious damage power lines down there were some buildings that had collapsed and there was flooding we drove her away in there with literally effort coming out with a different story though there were flooded passages there were you begin to move your vehicle and there's no stopping now you're not sure whether you will get through flooding is amazingly uh deceptive there were huge rain bands that would come through and suddenly the street before you would be flooded i think that's what folks right now in houston are dealing with is how much more will there be can i drive through and that's why they're telling people have you can to shelter into place there but the hurricane is one thing you can feel the wind you can see the trees whipping around you can see things flying at you you recognize the danger but flooding is amazing the rain will come and suddenly.