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44. Dorian Corey: The Corpse in the Closet

Reverie True Crime

30:20 min | 3 months ago

44. Dorian Corey: The Corpse in the Closet

"Hello My love lease, Miami Shantelle and on the host over. At Lady, Justice Tree, grind they? Justice is a weekly podcast that covers fascinating cases with Pasta present from around the UK island. Some of them are strange. Many are unbelievable. All of them are completely unique under someone story. Say please come. Join me on apple, spotify or wherever you get your Polka. This Taylor is famous. In a sense, so am I. But. I'd very much different quantity. No magazines gotta run up to cover me if I go to premier. Still a fame as a small fame. Absorb it. You take it. And you like it. You like the adulation, the applause, the people cheering you on. The winning. Adulation the applause to absorb it. You take and you like it to absorb it. You take and you liked it. It's like a physical. Hi! It's an addictive high all highs. In the long run, turn out to be, but it's a high. That won't hurt you. Because everybody wants to balls and. Did less drugs. It'd be a fun world wouldn't. 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Your peers, your friends are telling you a wonderful executive now the fact that you are not executive is merely because of the social standing of live. That is just pure thing by people have a hard time getting anywhere. And those that do. Are usually straight. I've been to several balls. And they've actually had categories. Zionist Alexis. Or Crystal. I grew up. You want to look like Marlins. Pitcher Betty Grebo. Fortunately I didn't know that I really wanted to look like Lena. Horne Nobody wanted the blog Lena Horne. Everyone like Marilyn Monroe Marlin Betty Grebo. Undetectable when they can walk out of that ballroom into the phone, light onto the subway and get home, and still have all their clothes and no blood, running their bodies, those of the FAM- real Queens, and you see it's a category for Young Queen. I'll tell you what. A houses a gay streak. Now we're. Get their reward from St Path. St Five at a ball. And you street fighter the ball five walking in the category. They. Call them competition. But believe me they're wars. And they often do lead the fights. The emotions be very high. They're very intense, very intense affairs. But I guess makes them phone like a good movie. There's no emotion. You don't enjoy small. WHOA. Wait a minute now. That's not get loud. Now. That's the one thing that I find. After they've laid down these little categories then they tried to become a stickler for exact interpretation. For those little flaws like that, that's because that's part of shade. That's the idea. Knock them out. If you can get them anywhere, you hear them below the belt. Shade, comes from really. Reading came I. Really. Is, the real. Art Form of insults. You get an a smart crack and everyone laughs and keys because you found the flaw exaggerated it. Then you've got a good read. Always they may call you a fag or drag queen. You find some of the call them, but then when you are. All of the same thing then you have to go fine point in other words, if I'm a black queen black way, we can't call each other black because we're both Blackley. That's not a raid. That's just the fact so that we talk about your ridiculous shape your. SAGGY face your tacky clothes then really became. Develop form where it became shade shade is I? Don't tell you ugly. But I don't have to tell you because you know you're ugly hick and that's shade. I was had hopes of being a big star. Then I, look as you get older you the aim of the lower. And I say well. Yeah, just still might make an impression. Everybody wants to leave something behind them. Some impression some markup on the world. Then you think. You left a mark on the world. If you just get through it. And a few will remember your name. them all. You don't have to bend the whole world. I think it's better to just enjoy. Pay Your dues. Enjoy. If you shoot an Arrow and it goes real high. Array. Today's episode is sponsored by True Crime, but indeed droppin. True crime by any drop in is a podcast that features episodes from independent true crime creators. Week EULEX for a different aspect of the true crime genre. You'll hear episodes about serial killers, violence, conspiracies, celebrities, white collar, and much more. You will hear creators from all over the world including an episode from yours truly. Search for true crime, Indie droppin and your favorite APP or click the link in the show notes. Welcome to reverie true crime. I'm your host page and end today's episode. I'll be telling the story of Dorian Corey and the possibilities of why there was a body in her closet for almost twenty years. Dorian Corey was born the year of nineteen, thirty seven and Buffalo New York on a farm. Dorian was biologically born a male, but I will be referring to Dorian as she. Her father and mother were Franklin Lag and Mary Fox. Clark. Mary was expecting prior to her Franklin tying the knot. Nevertheless they wed on the eighteenth of October and nineteen forty seven. During. The nineteen fifties Dorian was employed at a department store operating as a window dresser. Afterwards. She hit the road in new. York City to live there and commenced to study at Parsons School of design where she would graduate. Dorian loved graphic design so profusely that as a customer she would purchase things and turn whatever she bought into something fabulous. Dorian was underway torn as a snake dancer and the Pearl box revue. That was a drag. Act and she began this in the nineteen sixties. She along with three other drag queens were on the nineteen seventy-two Pearl box revue LP calming. Miss Ter-. M. I. S. S. T. E. R.. Dorian, performed consistently as a queen of highway, and at Sally's to located on West Forty Third Street. Dorian being such, an icon would perform in these Harlem Drag Vogue Ing Balls, which would also incorporate bright dancers. The drag Queens who had been doing this for years, and were such mavens at what they did would have these exciting entertaining pageants with the fresher greener break, dancers and people that would vogue. It was to show off everyone sense of humor, and how determined that they all were no matter how young or how old through these over the top performances? Now Dorian was a dependable devoted queen. Those assets plus her experience would take her on a journey to mentoring and being a support system for young Queens as a mother of her drag family at the House of Corey. Dorian went on the Joan rivers and nineteen ninety-one, and she said of the House of Corey quote, you lend money to your friends, not very much money and give advice sometimes if someone gets victim or whatever you might take them in and quote. Dorian was also the House mother to Angie Extravaganza. Later in her life, she was a mother of her own house and she was also in the nineteen ninety-one documentary. Paris is burning. Which Dorian was the star of and Jennie Livingston directed. It was an award winning documentary about drag Queens and the vogue ing break-dancing balls. This documentary brought to life this specific period and place in the LGBTQ history. It made call figures of some of its outstanding contributors. After Paris is burning took all Dorian. Define herself as an elder more knowledgeable and curiously unflustered onlooker, drag life, and very much so one who partook heavily in it. She said quote. I didn't do it for the money. I did it for fun. Always have you see I was in show business for years? So when my fifteen minutes finally came, it was gravy. Quote. Dorian had a clothing line in which she designed the clothes herself and it was called Corey design. One of her performances wore a thirty five forty feathered Cape, she stripped the Cape Off, and all she had on was body stocking, and it was all sequined, and two people boosted the Cape in the air on polls right above the audience to make a fabulous feathery tent for them to be underneath. On the twenty ninth of August nineteen ninety-three, Dorian lost her life to difficulties that were related to AIDS and. Away at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center located in Manhattan, she was only fifty six years old. After she perished, what was revealed from the inside of her apartment and Harlem was not what anyone anticipated. Two months after Dorian had passed away lowest Taylor decided to go into Doria apartment with two men. They were in quest of costumes for Halloween lowest took care of Dory in the last days, leading up to her death, and she was also drag queen a New York. She was hoping to find these young men in garments from Dorian calls it to sell them. They were burrowing through all these feathers, fabrics and sequins before they went to check out the big closet. Lois spotted a trunk and inside of it was green plaid bag. Account bad that you would store close in and it was folded on the ground. All three of them set their eyes on it and wondered what could be inside. Lowest stated to New York mcelwain Ninety three quote. I only weigh one hundred thirty five pounds. I couldn't lift that thing and quote. Says she looked for the Zipper to the bad persistently and to no avail, she gave a pair of scissors to one of the guys, so he could cut it open. However, a really horrible odor occupied their noses, so they decided as an alternative they stopped trying to get into the bag and that they just call the authorities instead. Detectives arrived and started to make their way into the bag, having to cut through many layers of the fabric and wrappings that were taped together of a faux leather anaplastic mix. And then they saw something horrifying. There was a body that had become mummified to a degree laying in the fetal position and. This person used to have brown skin, but at this point their skin was. And Yellow, their ears were just vanishing heartless structures. This person had on blue and white boxers that were ripped and tattered. Also this person had been shot in the head, wrapped in these layers of fabric and the faux leather and plastic detective Rela. Gero found whole tabs that came off a flip top beer cans. These kind of beer cans were extremely popular and the United States from the nineteen sixties to the nineteen seventies. There were a lot of technicality issues because of the body breaking down from halfway mummifying, however, detective raw was surprisingly able to pull fingerprints from the courts. Finally there was an identity to put this person who was fatally shot in the head. His name was Robert Bobby Worley. Robert Worley was born on the eighteenth of December in Nineteen Thirty Eight So what I'll do, we know about Robert. While many people claim that he was not close to his family and mostly hadn't been in contact with them. Since the mid to late nineteen sixties, also Robert had been apprehended for the rape and assault of a female during the year of Nineteen, sixty three, for which he was given a sentence of three years in prison. The detectives that were trying to put the puzzle pieces together determined that at the time and nineteen ninety-three Robert was perhaps shot twenty years before he was discovered. Because of Dorgan's background, there wasn't anything that pointed to her having to use violence on anyone. I had touched on the film Paris is burning earlier, and that holds the most on camera footage of Dorian. There were interviews where she was so Sassy and real and so relaxed and the way she was Hurston never came off to anyone. As someone who was violent or mean-spirited? There were these people who wanted to be models and actors like they were so much better than everyone else around them, but not Dorian. She was so self aware, and she connected with people, and she knew what was going on in the world, not just selfish and only knowing what was going on her particular world. She seemed so relatable which made her more lovable to mainstream audiences? And Clip I played earlier from Paris is burning. Doreen says quote. Everybody wants to make an impression some mark upon the world. Then you think you've made a mark on the world if you just get through it. And a few people remember your name. If you shoot an Arrow and it goes real high. Hurry for you and quote. All throughout the documentary, she never exposed a lot about her personal relationships and never a word about Robert Worley. Observing all of this. There are still so many unanswered inquiries that only Dorian Renault the responses to. For example. Why did she do it? What happened? What was their relationship or did she even know this man at all? Was This in defense. How, and why was Roberts body not discarded somewhere or disposed of in any way? Why would you leave the corpse in your possession inside of your closet? There isn't a lot of physical evidence. And the Queen's that new Doreen extremely well either have passed away due to disease or violence. However, there are so many theories about what might have happened, and these theories have been circulating for years. So you have those who ponder that Dorian may have went so far as to try to protect the person that truly murdered Robert. Which is why in this theory, it is a possible cause of why she may have agreed to conceal the body of Robert in her closet. There's an alternative theory that numerous individuals tend to believe is what actually happened? In this theory Robert broke into Dorgan's apartment was attempting to rob the residents per chance even trying to harm Dorian. Witch presented her no choice other than to defend herself. The crime and violence rates were elevated in Harlem and Jimmy Livingston. The woman who has cited earlier that directed pairs wearning. She recollected numerous fights happening right outside of Dory ends apartment while they were inside. Conducting interviews for Paris is burning. Dorian did own a handgun to defend herself if she ever would need to. Jesse Torres friend of Dorian said that she did have a little tourney, too, and that was in an interview not long after the news started to circulate about Robert's body, being found in Dorian closet. This tidbit is only alleged, but it is said that Dorian had a note with Robert's body, which purportedly said quote. This poor man broke into my home and was trying to rob me end quote. To combativeness with the theory that Robert Probably did break in and try to harm Dorian. There is a probable reason why she kept the body and said of calling on one one after she defended herself. Not only was she a drag queen, but she was a black drag queen, who living a bad part of town in the sixties or seventies. It would have been so hard for Dorian to acquire any sympathy from police or for them to even trust her story. I don't like to be biased about any of the cases that I talk about or throw my opinions out there because I recognize people are interested in the facts, but I do tend to believe that theory sense. She had no history of violent behavior anything that would point to her just murdering someone for absolutely no reason other than self defense. So I do consider that something possibly happened where she had to protect herself, and that was the outcome. In my humble opinion, I can't see it being out of hate, evilness or any mental instability. There is a man you. He said the puzzle that may actually have the potential to shed a little light, but again we can only speculate at this point, but this material is good, you know. It's a likelihood that Dorian and Robert may have been tangled up Romantically, and perhaps Robert was an abuser. Lowest Taylor the one who went into Dory's apartment for the costumes and call nine one one and everything she said that Dorian had written a brief story and the third person, which saying to some extent, the autobiographical. Whether all of it was, or she was just taking a few pieces of our own lives and Put It in the story. No one knows for a fact. Nevertheless, the story that she wrote was detailing the life of a transgender female who murdered her lover because he was trying to intimidate her with verbal of us to try to force her to get sex reassignment surgery. The reasons why it seemed at least loosely based on her own life was because she did have breast augmentation, and others believe that she was in fact, taking female hormones, and not only those things, but she references the Pearl box revue as well. To push this theory of her. Knowing Robert Haas even being romantically involved, and that may be everything Dorian wrote was about her own life, Jesse Torres claims that when Dorian was spending her last days in the hospital in the midst of being given a good bit of morphine and Azt. Durian confessed everything to her and their mutual friend Sally. Today's episode is sponsored bioethics. Fix is an adult toy online store whose purpose is to share the most innovative and enjoyable adult toys. Whether, for Solo, play or for mutual enjoyment fix has a variety of items to meet all needs. From vibrators to? To clitoral stimulators, there are tons of items for you to explore. Sex Great, but sex is different for all people, which is why fix does their best to have a match for everyone. So what makes fixed products so great? They find people of all walks of life and sexual health experts do extensive testing and reviews if it's not a winner, they toss it at their people love it. It's a definite go. Fix sources products that are sexy, sleek, but most importantly safe for our bodies. visit www dot. Let's fix dot com. That's L. E., T. S., P. H. X. dot com, and use the code reverie to get a free gift with your order. That's Arne V.. E. R. I. E. TO GET A free gift with the order shop. Let's fix DOT com today. Los Angeles. Playwright Richard Mailman wrote the book lyrics for the play Dorian 'cause it. He explained that there was a police interview with Robert Orly's brother Fred Worley. Said of this interview quote Robert showed up at his brother's House one night drunk and he was going on, and on about Dorian there was that sort of corroboration that he was a relationship, and did no Dorien an quote. So if they did in fact, have some kind of relationship. It was not a great one. There was apply by reg flowers, and it was a one man play called out of the bag, and it is essentially trying to get into the mind of Robert, Worley. And this play was basically about Roberts alleged struggles with others trying to force him to be more manly and people telling him to at like. He was straight when he was interacting with Dorian. Even though he was into her and possibly even had feelings for her. But when he was with her, he would take his anger out honor because of how other people were making him feel. Reg Flowers said quote. Being in a relationship with someone who was abusive would make sense especially when you're talking about when men are attracted to Trans People. My sense is that we're talking about someone who might be closeted about their homosexuality as well and so there might have been all kinds of internalized hatred and internalized oppression. My sense of it is that it was a dangerous situation that Dorian needed to get out of and quote. Richard Melman thinks that Dorian was petrified of getting rid of Robert's body, and it would be too noticeable in Manhattan, so she essentially allegedly covered the body with baking soda and invalid Tim Securely to defuse the odor that was definitely going to be unavoidable. Style many years of chemical reactions was more than likely by the mummification job was so poorly executed. Robert stated quote. I don't think she had a criminal mind. She didn't plan the murder and when it happened, she had to think fast and the mind of someone who commits a crime of passion that kind of makes sense and quote. Even so by what means did Dorian not ever get caught for this? According to Atlas Obscure, ERA DOT COM it. Says there at least be three factors that could explain this. Durian was always cool. Calm and collected, and Robert had no communication going on with his family, and barely any documentation about his life, and by Dorian, being able to tone down the scent of his body closet. Atlas obscure brings up a valid point as well. An additional factor in Dorian. Getting Away with murder is the fact that she was a piece of such a marginalized world because of her being trans and black. It caused people to insensitively not care too much about her or what she was doing a less, it was a tabloid headlines or a performance. It is the way that people choose not to recognize to penniless, sexually multifaceted black people who were going through such chaos and confusion in the nineteen sixties and seventies in America, which still unfortunately holds true to this day. Even so however, these two met, and whatever way they people got involved with each other. Plus whatever transpired the day that Roberts life was taken. Dorian Corey has made a mark and that is undeniable. Thank. You guys so much for listening to this week's episode I think I will have another bonus episode this week that you guys can look forward to. And I hope you all have a great day wherever you are. Stay healthy. Stay and I'll talk to you soon.

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Bahamas devastated by hurricane Dorian.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

05:58 min | 1 year ago

Bahamas devastated by hurricane Dorian.

"Coming up on the news a Bahamas Commas slammed by category five Harkin Dorian general election discussions in number ten amid brexit battle and Berlin zoo celebrates red birth of panda twins. It's Monday September Timbuktu. I'm Anthony Davis Hurricane. Dorian has caused unprecedented unprecedented devastation in the Bahamas. The country's leader has said the storm the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record remains extremely dangerous said that Prime Minister Hubert menace some thirteen thousand houses of fear damaged or destroyed according to the International Red Cross pictures showed surging floodwaters what is upturned cars and snapped trees. Dorian is the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began and will later move dangerously close is to the US East Coast according to forecasters it hit the Bahamas as a category five hurricane but it's now weakened to a category four with maximum sustained twins near one hundred and fifty five miles an hour says the US National Hurricane Center in its latest update Dorian will however remain a powerful hurricane during during the next couple of days. The storm is crawling over Grand Bahama with a population of around fifty thousand people and is only sixty miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida. Dorian is traveling west of just over one mile an hour. NHCD said it added that the hurricane would continue to pound Grand Bahama the island through much of Monday the winds at the core of the storm spinning so fast that the center is collapsing on itself stalling over the area and weakening the storms. I this is making it expand and caused damage over large area and could raise water levels by as much as twenty three feet in parts heart. Grand Bahama Island Donald Trump yesterday marveled over hurricane Dorian size incorrectly telling the public about its potential off off and suggesting he's never heard of a category five storm before Dorian in fact is the fourth category five storm to happen under his watch. speculation is mounting that Boris Johnson could call a snap general election in the UK if back bench rebels succeed in passing a bill to delay brexit today the UK Prime Minister has made a statement outside number ten urging politicians not to undermine his negotiations with the EU as opposition and Tory rebels MP's publish a bill designed to rule out a no deal brexit on thirty first of October Toba despite Mr Johnson claiming he didn't want to hold a general election polling day would most likely be before the thirty first of October though the date would ultimately talk be in the control of the government who could decide to change the date at the last minute allowing the UK to crash out of the E U by default without a deal real first minister of Scotland Nicholas Sturgeon tweeted plainly obvious from that statement that Johnson has no plan to get a deal if MP's blink blink tomorrow he will drive the UK off the no deal cliff on thirty first of October. He must not get away with it. Mr Johnson ended his speech h with MP should vote with the government against Corbin's pointless delay. I want everyone to know there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay allay. We are leaving on October thirty first. No IFS or buts we will not accept any attempts to go back on promises or scrub that referendum throughout the press conference protesters' could be heard outside Downing Street chanting stop. The coup Berlin Zoo said it's resident Pandang Mang has delivered twins the first time one of the endangered animals has given birth in the country. Mingming became a mom twice. We are so happy we are speechless. The zoo tweeted today posting video of mango guiding reading one of her pink cubs to feed pandas on notoriously difficult to breed making such births rab. The Panda delivered its first cub on Saturday evening running about an hour later. A second baby was born. The sexes have not been determined. The zoo said they weighed one hundred thirty six and one hundred eighty six six grams. The zoo pays fifteen million dollars a year in a fifteen year contract to host them with most of the money going towards the conservation and breeding research program Graham in China. The cubs born in Berlin must be returned to China within four years after they have been weaned about one thousand eight hundred sixty four pandas this remain in the wild in China up from around two thousand in the late nineteen seventies according to the environmental group. WWF just over four hundred pandas live in zoos around the world in conservation projects setup with Beijing you can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast. APP or ask Your Smart Speaker to play the news with Anthony Davis podcast leave us a review on. I tunes yes and follow us on twitter. At the news underscore podcast for daily updates. 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01:59 min | 1 year ago

MPOWERD providing tech to assist Hurricane Dorian victims

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He witnessed Michael Browns killing. Now Dorian Johnson is trying to get his life back on track.

Post Reports

30:15 min | 1 year ago

He witnessed Michael Browns killing. Now Dorian Johnson is trying to get his life back on track.

"<music> from the newsroom the washington post this is in washington. This is i'm martine palace. It's wednesday august fourteen today. The economic indicator that can point to a recession the man who's witness accounts started a protest agreement and the magic of an open piano. I mean i want to ask you who you are and what you do but deeming poletta economics economics reporter at the post. We know who you are. We've been spending too much time together which means that usually. There's like dark clouds circling over us <hes> <music> that is exactly what i want to talk to you about because i've seen some headlines this morning about things happening with the economy that i don't don't really understand but they seem very scary and i would like you to explain to me. I mean i would say they are very scary and what's really scary. Is that that in the past two or three weeks. We've had the stock market. Whip saw all over the place. It means everyone's confused in the markets like trying to anticipate what's going to happen next and sure enough. Stock market went up about four hundred points on tuesday and it's already down close to five hundred points on wednesday and that's because you know there's this fear that we could really be entering a recession in the next twelve months. So what was this news that happened this morning. That sent the stock market tumbling sure so the big news was that the yield curve which has to do with the interest rates charged to different bonds is inverted boarded for the first time since the mid two thousand before the great recession. That sounds bad but i also don't know it yeah. It is bad and a lot of people don't know what it means so the yield curve has to do with the bond market the government spends more money than it brings in revenue and there has huge deficit in order to borrow money to pay that deficit it has to go out and issue bonds and they issued different kinds of bonds short term bonds medium-term bonds and long-term bonds that you can invest in and get some return back like a safe investment assignment right yeah. That's the thing that people do if they're buying a bond for their kid and that you know when the kid grows up they're going to get money from from that or if you're a bank in your mind like a bazillion dollars of bonds because is a safe place to park your money so typically the interest rates they pay on these bonds are lower or smaller for shorter term bonds and then they're <unk> higher on the longer term bonds because they need to make them more attractive for investors. They went to incentivize people giving their money over to the government for long periods of time exactly because why would you buy a ten year bond at a one percent interest rate if you could buy a two year bond at a ten percent interest rate doesn't doesn't make any sense but that's what's happened now. With this inverted revealed curve the interest rates are higher on the short term debt and lower on the long-term debt and the reason for this is because investors have been plowing money into these longer term bonds and when investors pumped their money into the bonds the interest rates go down because the government doesn't have to make them as attractive anymore anymore and you have this kind of upside down world. You know this kind of allison wonderland economy. That's not the way it's supposed to be so this is happening because people are afraid afraid about what's going to happen in the near to medium term so they're trying to hide their money away for the long term because they think that there's at least for the next few years that there might be a recession bingo. They'll put their money in medium-term instruments earn investments even if they get a very small return because that's better than in putting the money in the stock market where it's the tanked or putting it in a short term treasury where it's gonna come up soon and you're gonna have to figure out what to do with it then and then i saw that the president awesome tweeted about this this afternoon right. He's trying to spin this as a positive saying that it's an example of millions of dollars pouring into the u._s. Economy when really it's billions of dollars dollars hiding in u._s. treasury debt because they don't know what else to put the money and the real reason that everyone's freaking out is because it's kinda dislike grim reaper ghost post that lurks before recessions right. It's like oh boy look who just walked in the door. It's coming and so maybe not tomorrow maybe not by halloween but by next year you know we're like looking at something pretty scary unless something dramatic changes and this has been the case in the past astra absolutely yeah i consider the inverted yield curve like a recession death grip that like locks itself around the economy because you know going back decades aids the last nine recessions have been preceded by an inverted yield curve which is why the stock market feels confident now that one will come after this one so then there was also news out of europe about how the german economy is doing and that also seems kinda scary yeah it is i mean the german german economy which is the fourth biggest in the world is contracting now. It's not in a full blown recession yet but it is shrinking and we're sort of at a moment now in the global economy right. I'm not down here visiting with you because it was kind of this quirky thing that happened today. Argentina's stock market has fallen fifty percent in the last few days. Okay the united kingdom and germany two of the world's largest economies appear to be contracting china's economy is slowing and when all these things happened together. It's scary now. The question is is this just like a spasm. That's going to be over in a few weeks then. Everything's going to go back to normal or are. We beginning this kind of ugly. The stumbled down the stairs that we're going to look back on and say while that was the beginning of something really dark. We don't know the answer to that. The big difference though which is a little concerning for me is during the great recession two thousand seven two thousand eight world leaders all locked arms to try to solve the problems together now. Everyone's got a gun pointed each other's head and they're making it worse so if you look at it like that it's kind of it's kind of worrisome so you mentioned the trade war <unk> an obviously this is something that we have had many conversations about in the past few weeks the ups and downs of will there be tear of sponsor b. tariffs and just this past tuesday. I president trump announced that he's actually delaying the tariffs. Why did he do that. In what is the significance of that. It was very surprising. He announced that he was delaying tariffs on about one hundred and fifty billion dollars of goods imported from china. He said it was to protect the kind of christmas holiday shopper from having to pay higher costs and that was the first time that he had never acknowledge college that tariffs which are an import tax paid by u._s. companies. Those costs are passed along to consumers when he said that he didn't want impact christmas shopping when he was saying he didn't want to drive up costs on consumers and hurt the economy going into twenty twenty he had always said the chinese were somehow magically paying for these tears which wasn't true but he kept insisting on it so now we're starting to see signs from the white house of concern that these policies are hurting the economy now. Maybe you know it's a short term pain longterm gain thing. We've heard maybe that's their plan but they are saying okay. It's not gonna help in the short term. We can't afford to have the economy. Get any you know worse worse on our own doing and so if we if we can kind of back away a bit that's what we're gonna do and so that's what i think was really revealing to to me into others about what they announced announced because some of our colleagues have recently published data about the fact that for sitting presidents who are seeking reelection they have generally been unsuccessful when that that year preceding the election has recession exactly right fears about the economy are one of the few things that can topple an incumbent president. That's for sure and you know what i was thinking. I think a lot about with the economy's momentum the direction things are going. The low unemployment rate right now is low the stock market. Even though it's come down to bed is still relatively typically high but the news seems to be breaking in one direction if you remember when the president was elected. There was a lot of announcements from companies. They're going to be investing a bazillion dollars in this plan or that plant in phoenix or whatever and then right after the tax bill passed you had all these companies announcing going to be giving bonuses to all these workers and walmart and target raise their wages of seemed like everything was breaking in a good direction and now on the news is like going the other way and so. It's not going to be terrible. Today does not denver session now but everything is moving in the wrong direction and what's discussed really bad for the white house is that this is all kind of snowballing into two thousand twenty where all these things could collide in pile up and we're seeing the president's starting to like freak out a little labat and keeps bullying the fed to lower interest rates and all that stuff really intensified <music> deemed poletti covers economics for the post <music> <music>. It's been five years since the shooting of michael brown in ferguson missouri and since then so many other characters in the story surfaced publicly right the prosecutor had to run for reelection and michael brown's family has been on the he wrote a book and was on a speaking tour but there's one person who basically vanished from public public view the man who actually witnessed the shooting firsthand a guy named maurienne reporter wesley lowery cupboard ferguson for the post first time. Most people have heard the name. Dorian johnson was in the twenty four forty eight hours after michael brown was killed back in august two thousand fourteen. He's walking down the street st st he was that person who'd been with michael brown and very quickly did several local media interviews and eventually m._s._n._b._c. interviews reviews and c._n._n. Interviews where he talked about what he said happened that day as he was running a was trying to get out of the car and once he got out the car he <hes> he pursued my friend iran but he's grown. His weapon was drawn. He didn't see any weapons ron at him. His account create song for no well. We now know of as hands up don't shoot. He's shot a game and once my friend felt i bet shot he turned around and put his hands in earth and he started to get down but officers still approached with his weapon drawn and he fired several more shots and the friend died after dorian johnson started talking publicly about what he had seen and what happened to him so after during came forward is the witness there was a crush of attention. All the media members wanted to interview him on camera but he also became this kind kind of controversial figure right for folks who were convinced that michael brown was the aggressor that there's no way. This was an unjustified shooting. Dorian laurean johnson was kind of key. If you could prove he was a liar he was untrustworthy. He was a bad guy then you could disregard his account of what had happened and so he got a bunch of death threats us getting tons of attention. His family was getting harassed phone calls and emails people showing about that of their house. Dorian johnson becomes a ghost. He basically goes into into hiding. He stops doing interviews. He initially one of the civil rights groups puts them up in hotels for a week but then after that is grandfather basically shuffles him from hotel to hotel for months wants from august through november a while we're awaiting the grand jury decision dorian johnson's basically nowhere to be seen he never joins the protests that are raging in ferguson he never it becomes an activist and sell and even after the grand jury decision not to charge officer darren wilson even after the department of justice concludes that it was very very unlikely that michael brown's hands were up during the shooting and that dorian johnson's account probably wasn't completely true or even if he had seen it that way that they didn't have evidence to support it. Dorian remains a ghost. We've heard almost nothing from him. Since it was initial interviews in august twenty fourteen that was august twenty fourteen and now five years later her. You went back to try to find during johnson. Certainly it it it was interesting. I was doing an interview. Obviously i covered a lot of ferguson. Black lives matter for the post and and i was doing an interview about the upcoming year anniversary and someone said well whatever happened dorian johnson then i realized i didn't know the answer and typically when someone asks you a question on your feet and you don't know the answer. It's a good sign. You should go figure out the answer and so i started trying to track down door all right. I knew some of his family members. I knew some of the activists he'd been associated with the little bit. None of them had any idea radio. Area was it's facebook. Page was like years out of date. There was nothing there and finally tracked him down through this local record label where he is working on music got that monkey back but i ain't taken off no bathing until you pull it is vocal inch all you got to come in like buzzing door fac plus where i was able to get to dory and go to saint louis and spend a few days with him kind of seeing what his life looks like now but also talking back through all of these things my body will. He stopped this up there. He stopped his hand. You can get to the dry when we run our standing. When he went back to kim fil drive or the shooting happened locked around two showed they were his apartment was at the time and he walked through the details of the shooting so is it like going out there and meeting him in person. I think that spending time with him underscored something something that i've known to be true from other reporting ferguson and in st louis the protests themselves and the characters around them were largely the poor black and brown people from the city and what that meant is that even as everyone from around the nation parachuted in town and this big national movement kicked off when the movement moved on those folks were kind of stock back where they were <music> during johnson griffin really part of saint louis on the north side of saint louis city walnut park area. He's had a ton of friends and family. Members have been killed in a gun violence so my first real as an they kind of took a real toll on me. I was seventeen. I just would just get out of high school. He has a bulletin his kneecaps still from time when he was shot as a junior in high school. Come home from practice one day and just walk home and it's a crossfire a drive by shooting was going on getting out the buzz and while newport doors really interesting right he's like rail thin and very athletic and is also kind of jovial comedic akito. He's very charismatic. He's the kind of person who knows everyone in the neighborhood who has a big family and is very warm in his interactions among naturally natalie loving person so people that come into my life you know and they make an impact on me. I love more and what does he say about what his life it was like before the shooting happened so interesting is that dorian johnson had kind of finally made it out. Ferguson was an escape for him. National understand the way i is the sabar even though is predominantly black is still grasses could allow moore's is so for dorian he had after years of living in a really rough part town had held a job at saved a bunch of money him came in his girlfriend and our newborn had moved into this apartment complex in the suburbs every morning i get up. I'm running round campaign with the dog and going to the mailbox door was some real light coors light so i couldn't do my neighbors like i do and how did he come to meet. Michael brown sorta waterways. It was is really this chance encounter okay. I met big mike party light. Okay initially overlay close. Nah no way no we we had a mutual friend a lot of media coverage just that michael brian dorian johnson. We're like best friends. These two guys barely knew each other. They didn't have each other's phone numbers. I didn't learn my name until like so weeks before that before the actual incident so at dorian tells us and it's the first time he's fully accounted this right is that him and mike brown had one mutual friend right now the guy who lived in the apartment complex they had met in passing they'd seen each other around this particular dato. I was off work me coming out mile. I saw him and i was like it was. It was a lot of parking lot so i'm like okay. What's going on. Oh argument with some younger guys this day next door to me. I'm diffused because my head is anyway so i'm like you know what john study. I'll just bad have nowhere to go all the time you my son who is now and that's when it edsa ducks has come like okay dorian because he was really proud to show off his new apartment invited. The group of guys are the guys who hung out in the apartment complex. Come over and play video games anytime listen to listen to music in my living room when everybody came in and then big. Mike says okay because at first. I'm like this big. Do i gotta. I know everybody who come in because i know you don't know them but when he opened his mouth and says something like oh man i went to too. Many schools guys like you you. There's big for no reason why in very solvable stories about four years old in the mike brown. He says he could sense that like mike was looking for someone older to look up to talk to. He was going through a lot of stuff in life he was just graduated high school and he's dealing with his grandmother who is really close to getting sick and you know that was it is a spurt aside so because spur to a talk about the bible and stuff like that and so during consensus like michael's glomming onto him a little bit. Actually i had one day. All let me know who he was. I mean filling them. We haven't accomplished about music by life guy all happening my liberal and that was that was that day because after that it was august night that it got real august night early that morning of august knife they had like two in the morning knock on doors me and my fiancee she we were actually embiid so in his dark so when i looked is big being figure right there and i'm like oh man who is this two in the morning and i see is the guy is big. Mike michael brown shows up at dorian orient johnson's house and knocks on the door and says he wants to talk. He just went on talking about how he'd been feeling. He say he had been reading the bible way and he said he'd been filling the type. Uh even finished somewhere on the sl say he'd been feeling like he powerful. He was somebo hot stuff was happening around him that he felt like it was happening the name because i was feeling dorian recounts michael being kind of trouble actually that he was feeling as if he he was going through a ton his grandmother had been in the hospital. His stepmother was also hospitalized. He'd been praying a lot and he'd convinced himself that he had the power. You're to heal he believed they'd because he was praying for that was the reason she was gonna make it like he's convinced himself that he kind of locked in some type of spiritual retool power awakening and he's having premonitions and he wanted someone to believe him his face in the way he was talking to man he really serious. He really serious everything. He says. He's believe in a series so i'm like okay. Allow them to put some clothes on man. I know and i'm gonna come. We're gonna talk. He's is it okay so he went down. I went back in the house and i close my door and when i got back to my bed from door to my bed i lay way back in my bed fell asleep. It's two in the morning and so later on that day. They run into each other endurances and says all right walk with me up to the store. Let's have a conversation about what's going on everything. He was saying hi feeling at two hundred morning now. He wants me to see like he wanted to see stuff happening and so they're they're walking and talking and mike saying no my grandma's gonna get out of the hospital and few minutes later. This car passes as lady driving. It was a a man in the back seat and it was a real elderly. Lady and apache would've hospital gown on and she had a hospital wristband. I could not the this up. This was actually his grandmother and when i looked away from the cau- and like he was already looking at me with a look like i told you like like he did it like he did really like he had to look like i told you that power like up telling you and we still walking in my mind. This is everything that's going on mine. Why why he's talking to me on my man. Something is real word so we get upper causes going. Ooh he like walk across the street women on then he he you know walks out in a traffic without looking both ways and none of the cars hit me like he's. He feels like he's having a drain so doria my go to the convenience store ferguson american liquor. We're going to get some relatives and my clearly attempts to rob the store christine the surveillance video and what's interesting the video is dorian in the video itself looks kind of shocked yeah. He laid over grabbed the box small mini sixty nine cents cigarillo meme he talked around and handed them to me and that's when it clicked in my head live then ain't going stores during puts it back on the counter because he's like what what are you doing. What's going on and dory in one sentence wasn't premeditated wasn't they. Something they talked about like he had dory and had a pocket full of cash for the purchase some cigarillos but he felt like this just another example of mike trying to show him that something weird was going like that he could get away with this was all going to work out but he was going to be able to just take these cigarillos from this guy and nothing was going to happen to them right dorian. I think so struggles with and grapples with how to make all of that makes sense. He definitely wanted us to us though the rollo's but it wasn't for that purpose like that's what i feel it was not what have purposes for him soham something because the whole time it was about him showing me something and this is something that we haven't heard before. No i mean we we knew that might have been upset. We knew that his family members were sick for example but the extent to which he had kind of gun shown up at dorian johnson's house. I'm prompted had all these heavy things. He wanted to talk about that day his behavior during their action all of that is new insight into his state of mind in the minutes and hours before the shooting itself. How does he's here reflect on the shooting or make sense of it. Does he regret being there that day. Does he feel glad that he was there to be a witness. Miss does he. Did it like changes world view at all i don't. I don't know that he regrets being there. I don't think he does ah. I think he feels accused. Put there for a reason to witnesses things and go through these things he he talks about being unlucky in a very accident prone right one of his isas discolored because he got hit with a pencil in the third grade he someone who is always always kinda found himself in these kind of circumstances and so i think dorian even if it's just a means of explaining it to himself kind of says well if anyone was going to be there of course it i was going to meet me. Of course i was going to be the person thrust and all this stuff and and i do think that at times wishes hadn't been him i think he doesn't feel like he was always equipped or prepared deal with all all this year just kind of a poor kid big family in saint louis and didn't have all the resources or the money or the the means to defend himself but at the end of the day it oh he looked me in the eye and tell me he doesn't have any regrets he would go do those interviews again. He would tell the story the way he told it again because this is what he believed happened and he he thinks it's important that someone stood up for mike brown and he sees himself as playing that role wesley lowery is a national correspondent for the post <music> <music> this twenty five number one alien sir now one more thing i come here ear and it is like a kid again and when people used to go to each other's homes and somebody had piano and they'd stand around and one one we play and the others would sing and this is the first time i've been in such a glorious place in decades and decades one of the regulars marino she's seventy six and she said that being there reminder of when she was in the suburbs of long island and her mother was playing the piano and cousins and siblings would just gathering around the piano to sing. Rebecca tan is a reporter on the local desk and a few weeks ago. She was out looking for filipino restaurants in d._c. When she came across an open piano in the basement of a place called purple patch approach everything about what happens at the purple patch on wednesdays is really really organic it started with the piano which one of the people who helped organize the event found free of craigslist and they put it in the basement of this restaurant and people sort of started coming organically who it does it group of regular musicians that perform they happen to be there and that fast wednesday so that's te'o brown carol monday kevin lambert. He's he's the guy who organizes it and then send post who is one of the most conventionally successful musicians -sition to frequent the place. I mean he's played for your yoma. He's written symphonies but he loves to spend his time there because it's a place where he gets to meet people from who play all different types of genres and one of the times i spoke to him. He said it's not just a it's a great place for him to practice new material but he's actively learning from some people and musicians that he would otherwise not have met uh-huh carol monday is really really special so she just kept being referred to by prison after the person as a sort of musical genius and again. It's one of those people you meet them for the first time you would not expect it. She came into the purple price that i stay in engeines attacked a denim baseball cap with tools on like plastic jewels. Nails are like all always an inch long. Which is something that sampras notice at any other pianists notice because it's the first thing piano teacher tells you to do when you style. Keno is to cut your nails. Doc carroll describes himself as like the archetype could type of a suffering artist. She worked in call centers in retail for most alive and has written a lot of music but never really got an a big break. Basically when speaking she feels like columbus finally on the rise she's sixty seven and now now is going to be the time for for carol monday. It's time time we laugh. We you know we we make good music collaborates. We appreciate it so what's not to life and it's not a complicated concept. It's a pinot in a basement but it brings people a lot of joy and i think for a lot of people at brings them to a time in their lives that they don't get to revisit anymore. Aw rebecca tan is a local reporter for the post yeah. That's it for today's show. Thanks for listening. You can learn more about the stories in this episode at our website post reports dot com and join in on the conversation online by using the hashtag push reports. I am martine powers and we'll be back tomorrow with more stories from the washington post <music>.

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Hurricane Dorian Thrashes Bahamas as East Coast Braces for Storm

WSJ What's News

12:57 min | 1 year ago

Hurricane Dorian Thrashes Bahamas as East Coast Braces for Storm

"Whatever you and your employees are working for a._d._p. Designing better ways to help you achieve it from h._r. Talent and time management to benefits and payroll that's a._d._p. Always designing for people dorian heads towards the u._s. The death toll from the storm rising in mid historic the tragedy we'll have a look at if the hurricane category system needs to be revised when we get a storm like doreen which is pretty historic it it often prompts discussion about whether we need a higher rating four storms plus the chances of general election grow is british lawmakers enter enter a crucial week for brexit. This is what's news from the wall street journal. I'm kim gittleson. Let's get started now before we give you an update on the latest hurricane dorian including look at whether the traditional hurricane category rating system needs to be changed. Here's what you missed. Dozens of people are feared dead after a fire yesterday destroyed a diving boat in southern california. It's an event that's likely to rank among the worst maritime tragedies in recent years in the u._s. Here's sheriff bill uh-huh brown from santa barbara county. The majority of the people were the passengers on the ship and the sleeping compartment is in the bottom deck of the ship so they would have been sound asleep. When this fire fire started so you can imagine that of all scenarios to be in a remote location have a fire that occurs have limited if any firefighting capabilities that could address arrests that and then to have all of a sudden afire that screwed very very rapidly <hes>. You couldn't ask for a worse situation. Officials said they were now working to stabilize allies the sunken boat and search for the remaining passengers. They're also investigating what caused the fire and what prevented most of the thirty nine people on board from escaping and brexit battlelines hardened yesterday after british prime minister boris johnson warned members of his own party to reject emotion. That's expected to be put to lawmakers today. The motion includes a proposal that could lead to another delay to the brexit process. Here's what he had to say. As protesters shouted quote. Stop the coup who in the background election. You don't want an action. Let's get on with the people's agenda. Let's get brexit done while toba. The thirty first max colchester is in london. He explains just what's at stake today and this week well well. Today is another crazy day. In british politics lawmakers are expected to try and revolt against boris. Johnson's plans to get the out of the e._u. On october thirty first even if it means leaving without a deal they're planning to try and do this by forcing through legislation in parliament that would effectively bind signed mister johnston's hands forcing him to go to the e._u. And ask for an extension to these brexit negotiations beyond that deadline missed johnson's responded to this by saying if lawmakers go down this path he will have no choice but to call an election but as with british politics nothing is simple even if mr johnson does i want to call in an election he will need a majority of lawmakers probably two thirds of lawmakers to vote in favor of one and it's not clear that lawmakers we'll even do that so we could be <hes> heading into another day of brexit limbo in britain's parliament. We'll have the latest coverage of today's key votes on our website. Do now our main story this morning. Hurricane dorian at crawled over grand bahama island yesterday after tearing through the island's prime minister hubert minutes said police had confirmed at least five people have been killed as a result of the storm in the midst of for historic tragedy in parts of northern bahamas mission and focus now is such rescue and recovery. I honestly oppress for those in affected areas and for our first responders the powerful storm is now expected near florida later today to find out more about dorian including why the path of the storm has been so hard to predict as well as a new debate eight about whether the category system used to rank hurricanes needs to be revised. I rang up aaron elworthy. She's our natural disaster correspondent. I cover. I cover hurricanes wildfires tornadoes. So what do we know about the impact that durians hat on the bahamas so the damage in the bahamas we know about right now is is that about thirteen thousand homes may have been damaged or destroyed and that has meant that a lot of people are in shelters on the islands and where is it headed added next while so the storm is expected to approach <hes> what forecasters are saying we'll be dangerously close to the florida coast and then it will head up the coastline sort of parallel in it. They think <hes> pass georgia and into the carolinas. Why is it been so hard to track this storm. The it's really hard to track because the hurricane is moved by other forces wind currents high and low pressure systems that sort of batted around so it's at the mercy of those things and any any minute change range in those conditions can affect where it will go. Even if it's been hard to talk there are some hints from the past you talked about one hurricane in particular sure one of the ones that people have been most reminded of watching dorian is hurricane matthew from twenty sixteen which had a very similar path it approached florida. It remained offshore. It went up toward georgia into the carolinas. It made landfall in south carolina as a as a category one but it still managed to do a lot of damage before made that landfall at some close to oh eleven billion and it was also a deadly storm and killed forty nine people. Who've let's hope that doesn't happen this time around. Let's also talk a little bit about something else. You've highlighted this ranking system for hurricanes during was a category five. It's since been downgraded from that max level but you talk a little bit about debate. That's come as a result of this hurt so category five is basically as you mentioned the the highest rating and it's defined mind as causing catastrophic damage now when we get a storm like dorian which is pretty historic. It's it's very intense. <hes> it it often prompts discussion about whether we need a a higher rating for storms <hes> meteorologist though are are basically of the mind that you can't really get anything worse than catastrophic damage but they say it's worthwhile to talk about how we describe rob storms and how we rela- what their risks are because the category really only talks about hurricane sustained wind speed lead and there are so many other risks are risks from rainfall and flooding there are risk from storm surge and riptides all of that that kind of stuff and so people they say shouldn't just look at a a storms category and say oh. It's a category sirri arena five so i'll stick around with they really need to consider is is where they live whether they might be in the path of that storm surge or that flooding leading if it occurs and factor those things in when they're making the decisions about when to when to evacuate whether to evacuate that kind of thing so what do you think is the main takeaway from current forecasts forecasters emergency officials <hes> they're all warning the people that they need to remain alert just because the storm's center is not going to to hit land at least as it's currently currently forecast to along the us doesn't mean that its effects won't be felt. This is a large storm so it's it's winds and the storm surge urged that sends into the coast. <hes> could still be significant. You can find our ongoing coverage of hurricane dorian up on wsj.com. Tom whatever you and your employees are working for a._d._p. Is designing better ways to help you achieve it from h._r. Talent and time management enjoyment to benefits and payroll that's a._d._p. Always designing for people on to markets china's yuan dropped to its weakest level in more than a decade this morning it comes after president trump announced tariffs on a wider range of chinese goods. Quentin webb has more so the u._n. Is continuing continuing to weaken. It is now nearing seven point. Two per dollar is less than a month. After i cross this previously tabu threshold of seven padoa that was a level of the chinese authorities had up until then defended because partly they were worried about angering the united states and partly because because they didn't want to provoke a sort of self fulfilling cycle of weaken currency and capital flowing offshore now that they've gone through that level what they're doing doing is affecting tapping the brakes so every day they set a reference price fall trading of the currency on shore and they've been setting that reference price using a bit of discretion discretion setting a bit stronger than you might expect if you just looked at market prices and that's affected me a way of saying to the market this is okay. We're happy to see the currency depreciates a bit but we don't want this to be too quick and now the skied years what else were paying attention to today. In the death toll from a shooting rampage in west texas rose to seven officials said the gunman was fired from his job and called called nine one one and the f._b._i. Tip line in the hours before opening fire in and around the west texas city of odessa on saturday. Here's chief michael rookie of the odessa jessop police he fairly morning are suspect went to work at journey oilfield service. It was there for a short time and was terminated by vise employer right after that firing <hes>. He called nine one one. That's the police department's nine one one and so did his import basically they were playing on each other because they had a disagreement over the bar in addition to the seven killed twenty. Two others were the injured in the shooting. Those killed ranged in age from fifteen to fifty seven and when you think of gambling chances are you've got images of las vegas casses slot machines in your mind but here's a stop for you. New jersey recently beat nevada at least when it comes to online sports betting we report that online gamblers now l. account for about eighty percent of all legal wagers on games and new jersey it surpassed about for the first time in may in monthly sports bets new jersey legalized sports betting last year in the wake of a supreme court ruling over were reporting that limits in other states might hamper the nissan industry's growth. Finally today is the first day of school in many any parts of the country. We report that cell phone usage in class has gotten so out of hand that now some schools are confiscating students. Phones are family intact calmness. Julia jargon says is parents are partly to blame. A lot of schools have noticed that kids are on their phones all day long <hes> either in class or between classes or lunch and and they kinda thought you know kids are busy texting each other busy posting to instagram and snapchat but <hes> a lot of times. It's the parents of these kids who are texting their kids during the school day. These are not emergencies or things you know like your brothers gonna pick you up from school this afternoon or you've you know you've got an orthodontist donna appointment after school. Don't forget kind of reminders and just how is your test those kind of things things that <hes> ended up being really distracting to the kids during the day and that really aren't necessary sorry we want to know. Do you think students should have access to cell phones during the school day. Let us know tweet w._s._j. Podcasts or email also what's news all one and word at wsj.com your comments maybe used in follow up reporting. That's what's news from the wall street journal. Thanks for listening.

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Hurrican Dorian (Pt. 2): Canadian firefighters to the rescue

This is Why

22:45 min | 1 year ago

Hurrican Dorian (Pt. 2): Canadian firefighters to the rescue

"Hey before we begin. I want to let you know about a new show from curious cast that I think you might be into it's called Russia. Rising Putin's Russia has been accused of using using Internet trolls hackers and even assassins to influence the West. This new investigative podcast hopes to unravel the giant mystery that is Russia with the help of those who know her best Russian trolls hackers Putin's supporters and even a former. KGB Spy Join Global News Europe Bureau Chief Jeff Simple on a journey to find out how Russia has gone from tenuous ally to a potential global threat. Listen to rusher sure rising for free at curious CAST DOT CA or wherever you're enjoying this is why Canadians are continuing to help people in the Bahamas following the destruction of Hurricane Dorian. There's a certain pride that we have you could see on your teammates when we're doing good things and helping the very early stages of recovery for that island. I'm Nikki Right Meyer and this is why and in the last episode of this podcast we we spoke to a Canadian man named Mike who went above and beyond to help a family that he barely knew from the Bahamas come to Canada following the devastation of Hurricane Doria hours it was absolutely devastating and then so I just started going through my phone book of all my friends down there and I decided texting everybody. Are you safe. Are you safe are you safe and Dexter was actually the first person to respond then he was one of the people people that work for us down there and he was one of our friends down there and he responded right now I am but I've just lost my roof and then he texted later that he got out of so this house at his house had been destroyed. Wow we yeah and we'd been in contact with him and and then a couple of days are data so went by and I talked to him again and he said that you know the situation was getting really really bad and he sent me a text message and just I said. What do you think the chances are. Can you get me to Canada's. Things are really really bad here. There's dead bodies floating by there's all the houses are crumbled. There's food. There's no water and I said to him. Yes I can get you to Canada and then soon as I said that. I didn't realize realized what I was getting myself into soon as I said yes but there was no turning back from that point in this episode I thought it would be nice if we could look at another good deed that Canadians have been doing in the Bahamas following that terrible destruction so we're going to focus focus on the Canadian firefighters who went down to the Bahamas to help with recovery efforts amazingly they were even able to locate three missing Canadians. Let's lieutenant he and Hetherington Burn Fire Department the Tenant Scott Ready burnaby fire department. We've been deployed before so and we've been put on standby before by other governments for other disasters so when there is a situation like Dorian and all reports. It's going to be bad and it's GonNa Affect the population. Are I thought is possible deployment or being put on standby so you start you kick into work mode so you're starting to check your your gear. Clear your schedule and make sure passports up to date because there's a possibility yeah so that's kind of you're not just passively observing feel like because of past practices past deployments that there's a possibility that you'd be going. We've heard incredible. Stories of Canadians going down to help the the victims of hurricane or or helping from here in Canada but the actions that they've taken were after the hurricane struck once they saw the devastation in in its full form and they were inspired to act but for you guys when you first heard this storm could hit the Bahamas is when you started to prepare to go down there yeah I think like in saying you're you're always prepared. I mean it it there's obviously different natural disasters earthquakes and hurricanes and all different tapes but when you hear them coming kind of you know the radar goes up a little bit and the guys do prepare themselves for getting deployed and like you said you clear your schedule and and you have to are you ready to go and so we're always ready. Have you done a deployment like this before yes in two thousand fifteen the earthquake in Nepal so we were are deployed to Katmandu for days for myself. The last one was the forest fires up in the Interior British Columbia so wasn't necessarily search and rescue mission but it was a team deployment very similar to what we did here considering your previous experiences is how did what you saw in the Bahamas compare. It was a lot more more destruction in the Bahamas. Although you know seven point two earthquake did a lot of damage to an ancient city Kathmandu but the the fact that the storm surge came in after a category five hurricane level every building in a twenty foot while the water came in washed it all around so it was noticeably more destruction it was it was really almost surreal to see actually. I'd never seen destruction to that level and he he just things that don't seem normal. You know to look at where the norm. There's a giant barge in the center of mud Ville rate. You know and you're wondering how it got there air but then of course you realize yeah there was a twenty foot wall of water and you know none of the boats are in the marinas. They're all over the place. There's basically no roads. You know laugh. They cleared some of the main roads but there was you know there are no trees anything like that so it's just a it's almost surreal type landscape so it's very hard due to describe and take in. It's really hard as someone hearing these stories to comprehend what it must have been like down there what you guys were seeing and what you were experiencing not just the visual side of this destruction but having to help people and processing those emotions it must have been very difficult difficult difficult and rewarding so there's a certain pride that we have you could see it on your teammates when we're doing good things and helping the very early stages of recovery for that island we were part of it and then our guys in their off hours they were rescuing dogs because a lot of the people in the island left they left their pets behind or they are missing and their pets are still there so there's hundreds of dogs and cats roaming around that aren't being cared for so so in the off hours our guys were finding dog crates catching dogs and then there's a international association that landed on the ground there on Avocado in there flying dogs and cats out of the country to Florida. That's awesome see you down on there helping people and helping the animals yeah sure and then you know we there were other positive tasks that we got done too because if you're just going down to do a body recovery it can get pretty you know taxing on the guys mentally but you know the dogs helping the dog so it was great and then we delivered a lot of medical supplies for the clinic where we're staying and made some good friendships in connections there and yeah there were there were just a lot of and of course finding the other three. Canadians was so positive for the group that you know at at the end of it. The policies vote way negative. Let's talk about that more finding those three Canadians. Can you walk me through that portion of the story here on the second day that we were there. we got a communication from. Clark Your Union president. Who you know he's unbelievable? He was in contact with us just about every every day literally when we were down there and he said he showed US Santos the message from the government Global Affairs Canada that said that there were three Canadians missing and they give us the names it was carry low deal hill and Eve chard and so what happened on day two then was that e and actually split off and went with his his group and did a search in the last known area where he was supposed to be for deal hill sorry man that was Pelican beach and they found him. You know just go right away way. you know just driving around sort of doing the rebuilding process and and he was okay and so that was good. That was one very positive for our group. Yeah Yeah and then the next to you can describe it yeah so there was a woman missing and we had reports following up optus investigating on the island while we're searching for areas and clearing areas and discovering deceased people. We're also investigating these leads on the Canadian eighty in so we heard everything that she was off the island in the United States. I didn't jive with our information because she hadn't contacted her family back in Canada so so we did coincidentally my boss in Marsh Harbors Inspector neely from the National Police Force she was in charge of the Operation Center there and she actually personally knew one of the Canadians and she was shocked that she was listed as missing so she gave me a cell phone number that she had so. I followed up on that cell number. teammates of mine we kind of investigated followed leads and we found her residents and we found her roommates and I guess she was traumatized by the storm. We actually never we have confirmation. She was alive. We had a picture data birth of her after the storm but she was traumatized and she was three days in a bathtub with eight people while the house disintegrated around her and just was thankful she was alive live and not sure what she was going to do. Next we my team checked in with the local clinic up there in treasure cay and we had multiple hits on my confirmations for her wellbeing and stuff and you know the clinic there was very capable of looking after people like which was actually surprising considering how much destruction had happened but they had a trauma doctor there and they had several nurses there. They had good equipment. They had police in the area as well so we were confident that she had all that she needed. in order to to stay there and be okay so yeah. Wow that's incredible. I Guess Uh uh the house was being blown apart around them so they're lasts area of refuge was a bathtub for three days and then that was all pretty much was left astounding was the the bathroom that they are in so her residence was right on the beach she she fled Marsh Harbour to a remote all locations on the island called treasure cay a thinking that that the storm wouldn't reach up there but the storm did it was it basically hit all parts of the island island so that's that's where we ended up finding her was up in treasure cay coming up later in this episode he just noticed that his dog hit on something and then wanted to kind of go back to it but it wasn't a you know an absolute definite. Tom Signal that there was something there and sure enough we investigated the spot and there was a deceased person under the pile you're listening to this is why a a national radio show and podcast from global news download and subscribe online now. What about the third Canadian third Canadian resident at Treasure Cay as well coincidentally on that same day you know following leads we talked to somebody somebody on the side of the road asked him if he knew used for Chard in just the way things are going as I that day of course he did. He led to his house and yeah. We made sure he was okay. We gave them some drinking water. We offered him transportation but he was choosing to stay there. It was very He was involved with a close knit community. They're very tight so he was in good hands. Let's talk about the community aspect of this because because there was so much devastation but what we consistently hear following Hurricane Dorian is how the communities in the Bahamas have rallied late together and supported each other. Did you see a lot of that when you were down there. We saw a little bit in Marsh area the clinic where we were staying Marsh Arbor Medical Clinic Clinic. There were people kind of popping out of there and there there weren't many people left there. That's the one issue but everybody that was there. I was shocked like they were pretty pretty positive and pretty optimistic and they received US quite well. you know so. We definitely have to thank them for doing that. because of course we go into those situations in there. It's very difficult to find your appropriate. places you're. GonNa stay in set up shop on the kind of stuff but yeah the community was definitely rallying like we didn't see you know a lot of the looting issues or security problems that people had reported we did hear that initially there was has some down by the docks area but there is initial confusion and you know fear and stuff so that that can cause that but but you know that wasn't as we got there. You brought your own rescue dogs down there as well to help in the search mission. What's it like working with these dogs it's and it's great to work with them so they're highly trained and they make our job a lot easier so there's just basic rules follow with handling a dog. You don't want you want the area to be searched by dog to be clear people if you can and you want to have the right wind direction at the right level so at the dog's nose and then they will hit on either live victim or deceased victim or something you know there's very few hits for the dog so they're pretty accurate in in our case locating deceased we located six six deceased people and then cleared debris and got partners in to remove the bottle body well the dogs indicate to you if they we have found a live person or if they have founded deceased person or do they react the same way if they have any hit. It's different yeah so I noticed that the dogs will bark mark on sit for alive and for deceased kind of lay down and scratched the ground so there is a distinct difference in how they react so the dog handlers are experts in it we are you know we're just teammates. We have our own expertise and other areas technical search sure if you're just running the incident from a an icy pointing the incident commander point of view the dog handlers notice the subtleties of their dogs so one of the hits in particular really subtle. He just noticed that his dog hit on something and wanted to kind of go back to it but it wasn't you know now an absolute definite you know signal that there was something there and sure enough. We investigated the spot and there was a deceased person under the pile. That's incredible the skill that it takes the partnership that it takes in working with animals but is trained in that way because just recognizing that subtle difference. It's in their behavior could be the difference between life and death for someone who is trapped under rubble. If the dog had hit on a live person that's right. That's like I said the handlers know their dogs really well and one of them said it's like being deployed seven days with toddler always like on the leash and taking care of it they look after the dogs before they look after themselves any kind of cuts or abrasions their diet you name it. Just keeps them cool talk. That was a huge challenge. You know with all the the lack of ground cover like we had to take our own tents which actually turned out to be a really good plan and you know we would do our search cycles in three hour to hour increments because we just had to go at the pace of the dogs right and then they would go for they will get tired. Bring them back to the tent area breath and then a Lotta Times that their handlers would just pour water on their bodies and just kind of massage. I'm a little bit and make sure that they're OK comfortable and cool so I know that Charlie the lab and there was so funny. Chris's handler was telling us. He said I know he's tired. When his tongue hangs right out the side and he was definitely a few times now is happening so we're like? Okay Charlie. Let's go back to base now. Your whole team has returned back home again. Do you feel satisfied. I now that you're back here with the work that you've done. Do you feel a sense as though there's there's more that you wanted to do that you weren't able to do you know. Where are you at peace with returning home in leaving that devastation behind even though you did incredible work when you were down there yeah the the it came to the point in the deployment in our area of operation where search was ramping down and that's really what our number one task is is search I would have stayed longer. I know everyone everyone on the team would have stayed longer to accomplish other goals more humanitarian aid type goals but our primary objective with search and recovery search and rescue and we are tasked started. The last day basically was probably the last day there was any active searching going on so we're. I'm satisfied with that. and I'm talking to teammates. They feel satisfied as well. I I think that you know like he and says you know when we go down. It's primarily to search for bodies or or you know hopefully try and find some victims as well but you know the positive tasks that we're able to add onto that finding that three Canadians and then delivering medical supplies and picking them up at the airport for the people the clinic that we had made friends with their and then the the dog issue in terms of you know looking after dogs and having Kennels and helping ought to give a real sense of some completion and some accomplishment and so I think when we left there the guys were actually deep spiritual pretty high and and you know we had left feeling that we achieved a lot but yeah when you look at the magnitude of the damage and everything it's certainly a drop in the bucket but and you know if we left it better than we found it pretty happy no. Do you have any plans to go back again in the future. Have you told your cells even if you have never said it out loud cloud that you plan one or two years or three years or five years down the road to go back to the Bahamas again. Well we We actually made contacts down there. One of the guys on the team has some friends that live in now saw and they were unbelievable contacts for us during our deployment the help us owed and they were instrumental in US achieving our goals too so you know we promise them that you know yeah. Hey maybe we'll come back and you know we'll have a a party again or whatever it will try and get them up here but you know yeah for sure. I as I said to a few people I said next time I come to the Hamas. I wanted to be on a holiday. Not for work related stuff so yeah you got it. Yeah how `Bout Yourself yeah. I think it would be in future plans to the Bahamas ever fourteen year old daughter who has already after looking at some of the pictures of the destruction she wanted to help so she's asking questions about helping and whatnot and then she kind of asked if she could go down to the Bahamas sometimes in the future sure so. There's a holiday so we'll see. I think that that's something important to note. That is a side effect of the work that you guys did down there is that you've inspired other people to help as well yeah yeah well. It's just one of the benefits I guess the spin off of trying to do the right thing. I I had friends. You know reach out to me. It was funny because all I did before I left and I don't usually use facebook but a shot out a little thing with an article that said that we were going and I said here. We go wishes lock. That's it right great and then when we were down there and then the story started getting picked up and stuff. I was just getting his like you wouldn't believe on facebook raised so I think that for sure you know you. Inspire your friends. Listen and family members and and you know half of them are like Geez. I didn't really know you did that. Kinda stuff and other ones like great work. You know good job on the team so yeah. We hope hope we inspire some people for sure and I think we did coming up here even in the elevator we were just sort of casually chatting. You know. We didn't mention that you were firefighters. We didn't mention that you were in the Bahamas. I think all I asked was How was it down there and there was a woman standing in the elevator going up to you know whatever floor she was getting off on to go to her office and she said wait a minute. Are you guys firefighters that went to the Bahamas and she said thank you so much for your service. Thank you so much for what you've done. You helped find those three Canadians yeah. Have you had that reaction a lot from other people yeah she you know when we're still at the airport in Nassau we had a lot of people come up to us then and you could tell the people recognized recognized us because we're the blue shirts that say volunteering in her community rates so we were easily recognizable and then they would say thank you very much and and we really appreciate what you guys did and now since we've come home and the stories have circulated a bit for sure. There's been people that have said Hey. We really appreciate everything you did and I think that yeah the finding in those three. Canadians was a real source of inspiration for a lot of people and they were happy that we have the ability to do that. you know as a country. That's that was a good thing. Thank you guys very much for what you've done as well as for this conversation problem company this is why is produced by John. John o'dowd N. Nikki Right Meyer. 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Halifax after Dorian: Did the city dodge a bullet?

The Big Story

17:55 min | 1 year ago

Halifax after Dorian: Did the city dodge a bullet?

"Everybody on Canada's east coast newest storm was coming this weekend and that it was aimed at Halifax Dorian category four storm now continues to strengthen it is showing quite the intensity as it is going to continue to track across north portions of the Bahamas here at this point. Let's talk about what some of the key messages they didn't know how badly storm would hit or when but they knew the last place it had touchdown was left devastated. A disastrous scenario is unfolding in the Bahamas were hurricane. Dorian has reached catastrophic strength in the Bahamas. There is still a desperate need for help. The the official death toll there from Hurricane Doreen is still thirty but hundreds possibly thousands of people are still missing the last time a full-on category two who or higher hurricane hit land in Nova Scotia was in two thousand and three and hurricane one left eight people dead there was some hope that Hurricane Dory and wouldn't wouldn't that strong when it passed by but on Saturday night at arrived over the city as a category to the same as one and if you were there in Halifax six and you were about to stare into the eye of the storm and the rest of the world's focus was on either the wreckage left behind where the storm did take lives or on things like whether or the president of the United States had said the storm was headed for Alabama while you might feel kind of alone if you feel that way you might have turned on the radio now. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings and this is the big story sorry Sheldon McLeod today longtime journalist and radio host he is currently host of the Sheldon McLeod show on news ninety five seven in Halifax. I shelf could teach you Jordan. Were you on the air when Dorian Heff. I was called in to do a special broadcast on Saturday afternoon. we were going live live from one until we planned about six o'clock so that ended up becoming a an eleven hour broadcast. How was it long long but it was very rewarding in many ways. we had an opportunity to obviously give give play-by-play. That's how I described it to a meteorologist that I had join us. which was the idea that you had time to prepare didn't exist anymore? We were at the point where the system was moving in and it went from. Here's what you need to do to get ready to. What are you seeing. What are you experiencing. I took the opportunity to to reach out to the number people. I've met over the years we had the mayor of a small town in southwestern Nova Scotia garment join US spoke with the mayors from from Shelbourne to to Bridgewater Lunenburg Homema- all the way up towards Cape Breton in order trite and see where the system wasn't how it was affecting community and as the winds intensified hence applied as the rain continued here in Halifax. I it really wasn't opportunity that I wasn't entirely sure it would be a good radio radio but people were very interested in sharing with us what they were seeing what they were experiencing so tell me how quickly it came on because one of the reasons we're calling you is i. I don't think in the lead up to the weekend many of us in Canada. We're expecting dory in to to hit these coast. Let alone as badly as it did. So so how. How quickly did it come? compared to what was expected will the storm itself. Dorian had been obviously churning through the Bahamas in had caused devastation the station and destruction and had stalled earlier in the week meteorologist then said you know best as we know the best gas is that this track of this system will bring it ashore somewhere in Nova Scotia at some point on on Saturday exactly was it wasn't exactly a an easy thing to predict as they sat until it got to about two hours or so away from us. They wouldn't know the exact path so. We knew something was coming. We knew something was going to happen. In fact on on Friday night I had reached out to meteorologist Richardson Hausky who actually happens to be a counselor city councillor in Halifax and I said is there a possibility that this will arrive at category two strength which is exactly the same strength as the hurricane one that we experienced back in two thousand three he said once we get him within the two hour window will know a better. We'll have a better idea of win. It'll be aware opie making landfall and it was headed headed directly towards Halifax it was expected to move from Halifax inland and through towards Prince Edward Island so at one o'clock when I started broadcasting. The rain was obviously falling quite heavily. The winded started to intensified not necessarily at hurricane strength but throughout two o'clock ah three o'clock in the four o'clock it was well quite a quite a scene outside of our studio windows and we could see trees bending in the wind we could obviously sheets of rain that were coming through and oddly enough strangely enough people still out on the streets driving their cars. which is Kinda hard hard to believe? Will Yeah where people told to evacuate. Did they evacuate. How did people prepare the voluntary. Evacuation order went out by the Halifax Regional Municipality on Friday afternoon and several of the coastal communities they had given a warning through environment candidate through the hurricane center that waves could in fact hit peaks of fifteen meters close to fifty foot waves on top of a storm surge timing this happened not during high but we had hi tide during the event and there was some considerable concern that people in their homes along the shorelines might in fact become stranded rice later or worse from all accounts when the Red Cross emergency centers were set up people org. I told by municipal officials. They had people visiting their homes calling them up saying you might want to move inland. You might want to move out of your home. we took calls from some listeners who spent the night in hotels the emergency operation as the centers the the the the shelters they weren't vastly populated but we'll with people who had nowhere else to go no friends no family to go to so what happened when when the storm really hit on Saturday night as our station lost power we were on our backup generator clearly so you know that's limited lighting are transmitter went down a few times we were able through the work of our engineer to get it back to get us back on the air it it was it was a bit jarring in that as the winds intensified in the rain got heavier and it got darker out and we were still still a few hours from actual from sunset did it did take on added an ominous tone quite the picture of you know this what could could be this potential for who knows what with the window shaking the water leaking around the window onto the studio floor. the question was a- are we going to be able to maintain our broadcasts. Are we going to be able to continue want and then it started to what we started to see the I move over Halifax and with that came a com it came. It became quite again a stark contrast where you hear this. is the storm that we we know this is no. That's a colloquial saying but there's some truth to it and you know. Are we still in for more at that point. We weren't sure we we were led to believe that there could in fact be as the system moved past the winds shifting direction and intensifying again so we were really left to wonder you know is this the worst of of it and actually did quite quickly after that as die down and lose much of its intensity. What kind of calls were you getting from listeners. during the storm. Tell me a little bit about the the role of a radio station broadcasting on a backup generator at a time like this when when I started working in radio it was records in it was overnight shows and it was before automation and we obviously had a connection to listeners at that time and you know we're getting to a point now where people can can get their media from just about anywhere but to have the ability to call someone up and we did. We did lose our phone lines for about an hour in the afternoon. we were able to get those back. We had no shortage of people who just wanted to connect just wanted to tell us what it was. They were seeing what they were experiencing. What they were feeling and many were just grateful grateful that they had a live voice in the midst of all of this and I was sharing with several of my co workers I had gone through at worked that another station and I had a really wonderful boss who who is on the air at one point during a massive power outage and I remember him speaking to this woman and it was just beside herself she was alone. It was dark. It was raining and it was intense and he said you're not alone. As long as you have the radio I went into into that whole the whole process on Saturday with that in mind that as long as we were on the air people were not by themselves and people really were. We're happy for that pleased by that. Were grateful for an outlet and we're really interested in just just reaching out as the system continue to diminishes the intensity continued to perhaps lesson people were just wanting to connect and we had one one one woman one caller who who rang up and said. I'm in a building without electricity. I can't get my car out of the park aid because the door won't go up and she said I'm on life saving medication. I've got eight thousand dollars worth of this medication that has to be refrigerated and she said I. I like the ice is melting. I'm worried I might lose this medication and we had an amazing response in fact within twenty minutes a listener her head connected with US connected with her and had driven over to her home again not knowing whether the storm was going to intensify to make sure that she was safe that her medicine was safe that she'd be okay for the day after it's stories like that that you you you'd never know how something might turn out. You can only hope for the best and in the spirit of community spirit of wanting to help each other out people were willing able and in quite eager to do what they could for others. How did this storm compared to some of the ones that have hit Halifax before you mentioned hurricane one but that one any others we've had I guess in I believe three years ago a post tropical storm Arthur came through about the same time of year that had a significant impact on the trees in the power lines and the electrical grid but at one point through this system four hundred thousand of the customers in Nova Scotia power most of per- perhaps even close to half a million people were without electricity unprecedented. They said I I don't know if we've ever the Senate event like that at least not in my recent memory that so many people were you know living with the same conditions at the same time was very much a narrow band and it hit with intensity category two hurricane and caused a tremendous amount of damage but only to a limited area whereas this system. Dory and brought with it enough wind and rain that it affected the entire province of Nova Scotia. I don't know if we can compare it to anything we've had recently so. What's it like on the ground there right now. There are some neighborhoods that have no issues whatsoever. There are some people who said their power stayed on and continues to be on today others who lost electricity and the media few hours of the system moving ashore et and coming close to us in you know there are many trees down on large trees I happen to as I was leaving to head back to my own home on on Sunday morning. Noticed a couple of power poles were snapped in half cruise been driving or have been working today and over the last number of hours clearing the brush clearing the trees off the roads. The streets for the most part have been been cleared many of the intersections that are still no power to the traffic signals. That's causing with well. That's that's creating its own problems with people. I guess forgetting the driver's handbook but the the idea that life has returned to normal not quite yet schools are still closed they're expected to be close to moral the businesses starting to reopen but many people. I think are just biding their time. was still just about one hundred and seventy thousand customers still without electricity. Many areas of Halifax are still without power and likely will be for well summer hearing It may be tomorrow. It might be the day after that could be who knows next week. What about injuries or deaths. I know there were some during hurricane one. That was the small consolation that was the part of the story that we were very concerned by but very relieved when officials on Saturday late Saturday updated the media and others say to their best of the to the best of their knowledge there were zero serious injuries zero fatalities. Wow obviously there are a potential danger with trees down lines being you know reenergized as as they get the system back. Get the grid backup to. It's you know it's full strength but all I can say is we. It was a lucky lucky thing and I don't know whether it was the preparation whether people took it seriously whether the experience of hurricane one planted that seed in the back of our minds that these things czar not just weather events that these things can be deadly weather events in and more than a few of our listeners have been very quick to say it was not a deadly event here in Halifax. Doreen did claim lives before it arrived here how much if any of the conversation during and after the storm turns to frequency NC of weather events like this and the discussion around climate change because I know that that happens in Toronto and other places when we see severe weather whether in climates midst and that discussion about what's impacted or influenced by humans. I don't think there's any question although at one point over over the the event we had someone who who tried to offer that we're not an ice age now but clearly hurricane one happened in two thousand three before that it was is the saxby gale in the late eighteenth century it had been many years since Halifax. It experienced anything of the intensity of one century more than a century. It's only it's been sixteen years since that event and there is a possibility that we will see an increased number of events like this of similar intensity. Perhaps even stronger I don't know that people are are connecting the dots right now today because if you've got a freezer you're full of food and your power still out. That's your number one concern. What is it like as someone who talks on the radio for a living to do an eleven hour shift like that and try to they keep things going. What's going through your head while you're trying to talk to other people survival in many ways? I'm not I'm not trying to be glazed but the idea that we we are a an opportunity for people to stay connected voice in the in the darkness of voice a just the connection to a human being alive person in who happens to be sitting in a in a room by themselves talking into a microphone. It was an amazing opportunity amazing experience for me to to see how responsive how much hunger there is an again no disrespect to what a podcast is what it's capable of but but but again to be on the air in the in the moment to have that media connection and I don't know Jordan you ever called somebody at a radio station Asian when you were a teenager to request a song or to to to hear share did a birthday wish for a friend those types of what some people would say small town radio radio but it's still the power of human voice and that's what podcast doing right now keeping that going the still place for live radio and I think the people who reached out to us in the in the hours during and sense to say thank you you kept me from from being afraid afraid of being alone by just simply talking to us. Thanks Shelton. Thank you Sheldon McLeod loud host of the Sheldon McLeod show news ninety five seven in Halifax Weekday afternoons or whenever there is a devastating hurricane on the way that was the big story for more from us. You can head to the big story podcast dot. Ca You can find us on twitter at the Big Story F. PM or as you always can at us up in your favorite podcast application Google Apple Stitcher spotify wherever thanks for listening. I'm Jordan Youth Rawlings. We'll talk tomorrow

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 'It's all gone': how Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas

Today in Focus

22:00 min | 1 year ago

'It's all gone': how Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas

"Today we hear from people in the Bahamas. He survived one of the worst storms in history and did Boris Johnson mislead the Queen. After the suspension of parliament Hurricane Dorian which is destroyed parts of the Bahamas was one of the worst storms uh-huh history after hit last week Guardian reporter Oliver Lock traveled to the capital. Naso began trying to reach the worst affected islands. Uh access seemed impossible until an unlikely solution presented it so an offer of a lift on a Royal Caribbean cruise as liner could the symphony of the only body with a group of journalists and NGO workers and found himself surrounded by tourists enjoying luxury holidays. Yeah it was a surreal thing to see. I guess you know one minute your sitting in a luxury cruise cruiseliner watching people eat there looks to as the next minute. You're out there looking speaking to people who've lost absolutely everything. The Bahamas is a popular destination is nation for cruise ships. It's golden sandy beaches led to it being described by a NASA astronaut as the most beautiful place from space tonight. A desperate rush in the Bahamas or thousands are stranded on the island of Avocado and Brand Bahama but now a recovery recovery effort is underway at least fifty people have died and thousands still missing with rescue is hunting under rubble for signs of life as as you have managed to survive have lost everything while they're left with is questions about how to rebuild their lives in a world where the woman climate mean storms like this a certain and to get was from the Guardian. I'm Rachel Humphries today. InFocus reporting from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian off we go off the little dinghy that took us out to the poor. We jumped in a taxi and drove about sixty miles inland to a place called in high rock high. One of the worst hit towns on Grand Bahama which is where the either storm passed is free on Grand Bahama downed power lines snake across the road and it was a scene absolute and complete title devastations homes appear to float in the water buildings and trees torn apart that were houses which used to rob all the municipal buildings have been completely flattened. The trees had ensured that leaves behind a surreal landscape of boats and vehicles on rooftops and kitchen appliances swirled in the and flung across the land. The highway in certain parts had been ripped up from the ground and strewn all over the place. There was small puddles Lebron's water sir where fish were still swimming inside. It's a scene I've never seen before and I've covered a few hurricanes over the past few years that was kind ghostly silence along the highway which is normally quite busy highway and you're immediately joins the fact that a lot of people are no longer there. There are still hundreds if not thousands of people people missing in the Bahamas but also really just slightly I guess in a worth of power of nature I mean this was a category. Five hurricane basically has destroyed swathes of communities affected regions auto. When did the storm make landfall in the Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas at eleven. Am I September as a category three five hurricane which is obviously the strongest form of hurricane there is it is the strongest storm on the planet this year and right now. It's lashing in the Bahamas Avocado Islands after making landfall. They're just the last hour it rapidly intensified outlet see and basically when it gets to Agricola unsee Grand Bahama it stools after two days of the island we start with breaking news this morning. Hurricane Dory and doing something hurricanes rarely rarely if ever do is completely stalled because the rate are essentially just spinning in place. Hamas being devastated by this strongest storm ever her daren has been pummeling the islands all the twenty four hours now which is really the reason why you're seeing the level of destruction that you are because these were sustained one hundred and eighty five mile an hour winds that will pummeling the same region for two days straight mm-hmm so the Bahamas is an allegory of made up of hundreds of small islands. The area that was most affected by Dorian is the northwestern part. Ah Thousands are stranded on the islands of Avocado Grand Bahama area of land is probably closest to the United States so we're talking about the Aba Cohen's which has a population relation about twenty thousand people and Graham Palm Island which has a population of about fifty thousand people this incredibly powerful storm how prepared were people in the islands for it so this is an area of the world that is used to hurricane warnings is used to hurricanes occasionally hitting the land and I think for the East spoke to that. They were basically convinced they'd be able to ride hours. They have been able to do in the past and what characterize what was different about this storm which is the way in which rapidly increased in speed and so a lot of people I spoke to people who stayed behind. Were completely shocked at the intensity not of what they went through. Here's the satellite shot taken at the height of the storm. Yesterday you can see that storm surge sweeping across the island great to some people and you would say an hour before the storm surge came into the homes they were fine and then within a couple of hours it was up to their roofs and and must have been speaking to you instill complete shocker at how it happened. Absolutely people were talking to me is that we're trying to rebuild what they had left trying to salvage whatever they could before they evacuated. Can you tell me about some of the people that you met and spoke to as we pulled in to the town of Jairo. Might houses has basically been completely reduced their concrete concrete foundations and you'd see people's belongings strewn all over the place. I approached the shoreline and McCoy could joey sooners. He was a local pastor within the ten minutes twenty minutes more than third floor. You told me that he had spent the entire highest two days clinging onto the branches of a mango tree where he sat for forty eight hours without food or water worrying his son on had died he was luckily live had been clean onto a tree nearby that he couldn't see because the wind and the sea rice was say much swept away in the water and the trust and you grabbed onto a trait no. I ended up talk and he described to me this feeling off thankfulness that he had made it but complete confusion and sadness about what happened next and I asked him what he thought about while he was clinging onto that tree for forty eight hours and he said he was so afraid afraid he basically couldn't feel anything anymore goes. I'm trying to even imagine how you to keep the strength to hold on for that long. You could even recall that really I think when you speak to a lot of people that because personas story was not unique. Unfortunately there were lots of people who had basically had to weather the storm outside and cling onto what they could in order to survive a lot people talk about the faith. The Bahamas is very religious. I said that's what he spoke about. He told me he just thought about God basically and hoped him through and you spoke to people who were looking for missing loved ones so another resident of high rock with the Guy Code Ishmael Lang. He was sixty nine year old engineer and yes. He was one of the people who had been his house in a way to prepare for storms like this. When I bill this many years ago my father who was a buildup. He's a boy you better build strong solids doted on a hill so slightly higher than many of his neighbor's homes and he described wiped me watching the storm surge even on his higher home brush into his house I when I saw the water will all those buildings or and finally and Kim and six feet. I start to get shaky but I still throw. He washed out the window. As the storm surge basically destroyed a number of his neighbor's homes might my neighbor. I watched the neighbor because he spoke to before Oregon Cam. He was here on my porch. I say bill if you have any problem you know ready to come thought it was safe right and bill this. They live in Asia so he was no more. I saw two water ruler with his house. You think he's dead yes. He is coming through their use. I said the one of his his nephew's already been found dead. Were stop a few miles away and really at the stage. I saw him anyway. He was trying to clean his house three bill what he could but also mourning the loss of his friends and his family to at this point when you've arrived last week. I mean how many how many any woodhead what was the death toll so by that. Point Modesto was in the thirties is now moved up to forty three which will king but officials in the Bahamas absolutely certain his guide to rise. It's definitely the worst to have ever hit the Bahamas. I don't really know what it will be in terms of the Atlantic region for a good few weeks. The storm is he said was much greater than anyone could've predicted. What has the rescue effort been like so it depends on who you talk to really the Bahamian government are trying absolutely everything they can against incredibly difficult conditions flooding at ports that have been destroyed to evacuate as many of the critically injured people they could. I say there are Marines on the ground the US Coast Guard personnel when you speak to pool out in places in the remote regions of Grand Bahama and the Avocado and says well well. They say that the aid is not getting that quick enough that people are dying people hungry. They are thirsty chaos here on the places on and nobody can live here to try to get limited raise the naming of has committed to evacuating every single person that wants to be evacuated. There were scenes of Bohemians trying to go the United States but some were actually taking off the boat after they weren't able to produce valid these documents. We have to be very careful. Everybody needs totally proper offer documentation because look the Bahamas had some tremendous problems with people going to the Bahamas if it weren't supposed to be there. I don't want to allow people that weren't supposed to be in the Bahamas to come in to the United States. Say really some people are kind of the court and a bit of a bureaucratic nightmare I would say when it comes to the right immigration documents and that sort of thing other people will just complain. They're not getting the basic resources that they need need food and water but on the other hand you got the Bahamian government sort of saying this is an unprecedented disaster in a remote part of our country has been incredibly difficult to access. How hard do you think it will be for people in the Bahamas to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Dorian. This is something that I think people are still trying to grapple with with when your entire time has been reduced to rubble has thousands of people are I think the choices are incredibly difficult and the answer's not readily available certainly okay these two islands are a big part of the Bahamian economy when it comes to tourism and I'm sure that some of the major resorts there will attempt to rebuild which but this is not only that it's going to take months. This is going to take years and prime. Minister has described this as generational destruction. This is the time for us as humans to show love here on our compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters justice. It's kind of impossible to say exactly what the financial economic devastations going to beat the region and it's absolutely certain that the strength of these storms uh-huh is increasing because of the changing climate so the frequency of severe hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean has roughly doubled over the past two decades and there's no doubt in mice researchers minds the climate crisis has a pivotal role to play in all of this warmer air and seawater causes storms to rapidly increase their intensity and what we've seen over the past few years is a significant rise in the number of category five hurricanes. These are the harshest hurricanes that exist on record that been four in the past three years and people will draw draw these links East Bay two women would Eric Roberts who reflected on her own role within the climate crisis and the destruction of the store he who is she and what did she tell you. Eric Roberts was a forty one year-old casino worker who lives just outside the town of High Rock. When I spoke to her she still had cuts on her face on her arms. Because she was one of those people he would have to cling on for dear life to a tree in order to escape her entire. Hi Hi had been completely destroyed and it was one of those moments again where I thought I would ask her about the climate crisis and she told me without a doubt in her mind. She thought that this whole whole thing was completely interlinked. She told me she spent a significant amount of her life. Thinking about what she can do to offset the crisis so she recycles. She uses less plastic optic. She thinks about less emissions but she's also completely cognizant of the fact. This is not really initiative in her control and for somebody who had just suffered so much loss. She was still waiting to see the seven of her relatives. You haven't heard from two to talk about it. In depth was quite confronting thing for me about the region's leaders does do they talk about the climate crisis in this way as well. I spoke to the Prime Minister of Barbados Me Motley and asked her about what she thought. The links words glad we are on the front of the consequences of change leaders in this region have been talking about the climate crisis and how the state of some of the most vulnerable places in the world the effects of disasters linked to climate change the Bahamas has been subjected to severe today's sea-level rise over the past few years and this some research makes storm surge worse as well but they consistently ignored words and here you follow the Prime Minister of the Bahamas also made core international community before Orient hit really decided that needs to be more action on the climate crisis and most leaders that you speak to people that you speech on the ground feel completely ignored Oliver. Thank you for speaking to me. Thank you very much you can read more of Oliver's reporting and folly they was happening in the Bahamas. AT THE GUARDIAN DOT COM coming up did Boris Johnson mislead the queen say he could suspend parliament now on Wednesday Scottish Appeal Court judges delivered more bad news Boris Johnson. I've his decision to suspend parliament ahead of the October brexit deadline each opinion expresses the view that the advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to Perot Parliament from nine September fourteenth Tober was unlawful and therefore the propagation itself is unlawful unlawful opposition parties parliamentary business should be resumed immediately and the case moves to the UK Supreme Court next week. But what does this judgment. Actually she mean Chris Hanratty is professor politics at Royal Holloway University of London one of the most surprising parts of the ruling or at least a summary of the ruling being published so far was the language which use and the decision and the way that the judges were happy talking about egregious abuses of the standards expected in public office. Something like egregious abuses that is that's really strong for judges yeah. That's Selma's like judicial swearword on one reading mm-hmm of what they've decided. They're saying the prime. Minister's misled the Queen. I'm not so viciously quite a big deal because even though we in my all think that we know that the prime minister's motive was really to deprive parliament of time necessary to debate brexit. It's one thing knowing or suspecting FEMA. It's quite another thing having churches in a court of law say that two separate cases on this issue probationers nations one case which was filed in English course and another related case which was filed in the Scottish course and it was the English courts switch went first and the announced their decision that plaintiffs in that case keenum Miller another had been unsuccessful so when the English core four reached its decision that was expected and a lot of people. I include myself in in that group. A lot of people thought Scottish courts would follow blue in the same direction. The haven't are not there are lots of people who are talking about. Scottish law has a slightly different legal tradition different backgrounds to English law and that's true but I can't see much seines of course decision or at least those parts of which have been published so far. I think it's possible if you get three judges in one court and three judges in a different court they will reach different decisions and that's why we have supreme court after all to try and reconcile these differences between judges at lower levels Here's this case on Tuesday next does decide that the decision to Pearl was unlawful. That stuff's really be very interesting indeed. I would assume that parliament would would come back it would mean the wheels also utterly fallen off the government strategy of trying to keep parliament away from oversight of the government's preparations for an dealer. We're not like said thank something. Pisa already tried turning up in the chamber of Coleman's returning to officers. We're GONNA go going back inside parts of Westminster instead because we're here. We're ready to work with ready here for the past week. Whenever I've thought that things would vote to come down there's been some new issue to the exploited so it may be that will have other exciting things on before Tuesday. There is a an additional north northen Irish case where we're expecting a judgment to come down perhaps by Friday so that might also be controversial because that case involves holds different claims relating to the Good Friday Agreement so there might be some further legal developments but I am principally looking forward to very packed Supreme Court courtroom on Tuesday that was Chris Hanratty. You can keep up with the Supreme Court hearing next week on the Guardians Politics lifelock. That's all for today thanks to Oliver Lock Land and Chris Hanratty. Today's episode was produced by Mike Lee row. Oh and Gary Marshall Sound design was by executing gay the executive producers and Nicole Jackson and may not we'll be back tomorrow

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Friendship & Loyalty with with Malika Haqq and Dorian Renaud

Ladies Like Us with Nazanin and Nadia

50:17 min | 11 months ago

Friendship & Loyalty with with Malika Haqq and Dorian Renaud

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I feel like we recorded in forever and there's so many we have so many stories right right but this one needs to be talked about okay so we let's take it back a little bit. Okay so for my birthday. We did a girl's trip trip to Disneyland. Yeah and we got a hotel room. We stayed the night We had a great time like it was actually very good time we stayed at the Grand Californian yes a huge balcony which is awesome. You know smoke. Yeah Yeah it was so fun. Yeah what else happened anything. I mean yes okay. So let's be really candid here so we went to California adventure and we had a great time red. Let's go back to the room because we got soaked right. I change everyone kind of freshened up hugh cut so I did. I was so Latte Latte. So what so we go back to the room and we're like let's do some shrooms and so we did and we went to eat some pizza and I remember. That's where it hit me. Yes at the the pizza place. It was a combination of a lot of things. 'cause like yeah I don't know just shrooms choose only friend. They don't mess me up like I know we drink a lot too. Yeah it was just too many yeah. It was nothing and it was a lot of energy a lot of people. Yeah so anyways the shrooms hit we all stand up because we need to walk. We need to get out of here. We need to get this far. We've gotta go so we're walking and it feels like I know personally like we're walking through a sea of people. The energy was so much and I remember walking through the gate. It was well. Because is the parade had just started s and or it was about to start. Wait no it was about to start because people were lining up to watch it okay. Let's basically we we go NAS. Get Sick we go straight to the bathroom. We don't even get into the park. We didn't make it past mainstream because I had a panic attack. Yeah it was really congested like like like it was all closed up either. The parade was about to start or they were sitting up British something right and it was. I had anxiety hacker panicked. Something happened and I ended up in the bathroom. Oh my God guys sit a bathroom. Wait the BA- the first bathroom on the right side when you enter Disneyland on mainstream three on the May on Main Street. It's literally the first bathroom you can enter. Yes smells like diarrhea death. You could light a match and light up the entire Disneyland in there. It was so bad Yvonne like we couldn't breathe. I couldn't even be in there to support you and I were in there for for a minute. We telling you get out of there. It's the best and I wanted to throw beauty. It was just bad. I think that the bathroom is really old. Bright and their plumbing sped yeah. There's something happening with the plumbing especially was brutal. Long Short We ended up deciding to go back to the room to let the shrooms die off a little bit. We go back the room we eat some snacks. You know chill out. We're like okay. We got this. We're going back to the park where enter the park and and it was like the parade was happening riling locked in the electric rate greater wherever. That's saying we gone for a while. So maybe they'd like to parades. Arabia wasn't that long. We were gone. Maybe not my God so yes line areas we walked back in. We went to Star Wars land. Which is incredibly rush? It was sick in. It's what I really liked is when you walk into that land the way that they've formatted all the structures and the mountains and everything like that. You don't see anything else like you feel like you're in Star Wars. We don't see any late. Yeah so cool and so and then we went at night right so it was all like really cool And everyone on that right where we were driving. I don't even driving the death star. Yes yeah you're kicking Volvo pilots. They were decision. It was a nauseam I could not solve. I was crying. Yeah me too. Here's you have to like. You're you're actually driving the thing and there's two drivers in the front then. There's two to shooter. You were not in our the shooter shooters and then there's two mechanics or something in the surly. Do you know what that's what you think. But it was only he sues and he had to do the job for both of them. Like you're actually doing things Kabq. We're actually shooting and you have to lean over. It's super uncomfortable. And you're like shooting and like nozzle they were dying of laughter that we weren't shooting because every screaming like I was just a mad house and he's done it was just a shit show so funny. Oh Oh my God that. I'll never forget that she was so fun but yeah me too so we did that and then I think oh we went on space. It's baseball I always always great. I was ready for the picture on every right. I posed the entire. I didn't know where the camera was and I was like the homes under her chance under chin. The whole. I'm ready already. We have a picture so good. I do that every time everyone picks up close and you all right so event. Yeah we went back. It was so fun and The next morning we had your room filled with balloons right super q like pink. mylar harmony mini balloons like really girly Disney vibes. So we were leaving like Shit. What do we do with all these balloons? And I'm like you know what guys we're at Disneyland. There's kids everywhere. Let's give these balloons way to these cute little kids. They waste their day. Amazing idea like I don't know what made me think of it but I was just like we got 'cause I just like repurposing things. I don't like things going away. No it's it was so good so we started doing it. Yeah so we gathered the balloons. We walk downstairs downstairs in the lobby. The hotel and we were giving balloons to these kids and their faces. Were lighting up. It was so cute. Yeah it was awesome unto until we get outside where downtown Disney is. Yeah this is our blog is yeah and who gave the balloon the little girl. I don't even remember who will hear. Okay here's the thing we were there security that goes from downtown Disney into the hotel. And you have to get your bags checked and whatever whatever so we had been walking in and out of that area carrying these bundle of balloons like at least two or three times in back and forth no one really said anything they kinda were like quashing order goes balloons for Blah Blah Like oh I don't remember what the Hell we said but they didn't really sandwich they let us go in and out. We were giving the balloons away to people. No problem kids no problem then right kind of like in front of the security area Aaron. We had one last bundle and Aaron found this cute little girl and she was dressed in a princess outfit like all decked out right and she's like can I you know she s appearance. Can I give these to your kid. And they're like of course and they're all happy and they're like Oh my God. Please take a picture with her. 'cause they were she was just like her. She Lit. Yeah like she was glowing and so Aaron Sega picture the parents are all this wonderful Disney moment and here comes uh-huh big old security guard redoing the and we're like what's doing what giving a child a balloon like apparently there's some rule that they pulled pulled out of their ass that you can't. I don't even know what the rule was remember. He couldn't tell us that for. Yeah we kept him with lies. He's like those are your balloons. It says it on the paperwork member and we're like what paperwork. He's like the paperwork attached to the balloons. It says your name or your property. You can't be giving them to other people on a Mike. I don't understand what this means like. This is so like what. Why are you doing this sir? To and in front of the child that is holding the balloon. And I'm like this can't be happening. I cannot witnesses like Aaron and I had to walk away because it was so disturbing I could not see this man. Take these balloons away from the civil kid. Darla and von Von on stayed back and they were trying to negotiate with a guy me like listen just let her keep them has yet Darla was like this is not the Disney way we we were so upset you know and sure enough. The man took the damn balloons from the little girl and she was crying and the parents were upset and it was a horrible moment. I hope she forgets this. She won't she. Oh God for life so messed you ruined her sir are you ruined my God like that is just how so you couldn't have just closed your eyes a letter balloon. That's Hey I'm like you know well sometimes in life you turn your your your eye to the sex. She's not hurting anybody. No you know what it is. It's money I know they. They want you abide by their balloons in the park and we knew also to like we knew that people couldn't take the balloons in the we were being conscious of that like this was just. They were just walking walking around in downtown Disney rate. They weren't going into the park. You know that I actually understand like okay. Don't take a look at the gate. No it was so the bad guy. Yeah it was one of the saddest things it was it was. They had to deal with that after. Sorry guys yeah. That was our Disney the adventure that we never shared. Yeah there you go sorry for. Yeah we all meant. Well yeah me now. Talking about again get depressed I know anyways okay. Let's get on a brighter. Note right what is your high. Well my highest. I've just been on a roll with like cleaning everything out and like just I just like I deep clean the shit out of my house like every nook and cranny leaning. Yeah I got rid of clothes. I went through my makeup. I'm trying to get a Glam closet room going. Are you nesting. I'm misty uh-huh relaxed nothing. Relax a a little less steep but not in that way St Misty re uh so I it just feels good to get rid of shit you know what I mean like juice free. Oh I I just looked at it. I'm like I haven't worn this year. It's gone it's out right. Oh need this like I still have to fully organize my makeup but I did a lot of make like stuff that is on open insist that I do for you. Should that I- rediscover it and I was like Oh damn right who send it on over. Yeah right it's all over your I'll give it back to you. Thanks as I put my Mascara. All right Okay that's a great high. Yeah because once you're spaces clean you feel like exactly it's all connected man which I love. It's really important declutter clutter. You'll feel better about it when you got schilling around it cluttered your mind absolutely. I hate it absolutely. What about you so my high of the week so I? He decided that I am going to get certified as a life coat. Oh that's right you. Yes so I start December thirteenth It was I made because I know eventually I want to do motivational seminars. Right my book and I want to get to a point where I have an abundance of knowledge right and at the end of the day. Nobody can tell me Shit because I put in the work I am certified. It'd be icy F- certified which is by the the international coach Federation so it will be official. Yeah so I'm really excited about that so it'd be a very big step yes. I think that that's important because when you're getting that full validation but like cert yeah you'll be super legit exactly. Yeah exactly. So if I'm I'm GONNA do it. I need to do it the right way. After put in the time and the effort and the focus and I'm ready to take that step I love that and I think they're going to excel at it and I think it'll be super rewarding for your day issue. Thank you I'm excited. I'm a little nervous. 'cause you know it's a new kind of it's kind of a new thing kind of not any thing this is. This is actually what you told me this. I was thinking talking about this. I think the hard part which isn't really going to be hard for you because you already do a lot of that shit but but I think that once since people take on that role of being alive coach or you know a mentor. Whatever it is for somebody You're going to be critiqued even more harshly because people are GonNa be like. Does she walk the walk does she talk the talk which is a what is we can speak. Which is why I was like I need to get sir? Ride lied right because I can't just say this is what I believe in. This is what I learned which is true right but I need to have that solid knowledge. Of course he hind of course. Yes so. Oh that's definitely going to help aid in what I'm right of course. Yeah so. That'll that'll I think that's the only tricky part that you'll have to deal with everything else you'll be fine at because you're already super discipline. You already super motivated and whatever it is the you know how to do to be those things you can share with other people right which is why we have this. PODCAST exactly exactly not only just to share personal stories but to share what works for us would doesn't work for ups and downs during right. Yeah exactly so. And share other people's stories too so That's dope yeah cited guys actually now that you you speak of that to my I I reached out to Willa remember. We I reached out to her and I was like let me come and follow you. Let me I just WANNA learn. Same thing you know no I wanna see how yeah I noticed that like in my free time and everything like that Instead of I love makeup I I'm always it always be a passion of mine but my other passion that's been calling at me is just home decor and home everything in my free time. I'm constantly pinterest. I'm causing websites and constantly like redoing rooms in my head like it's just on my mind all the time because I just love it so much so I'm like why not go with that and it's another other artistic outlet. Exactly you know you're still being creative. You're still fulfilling that part in a different way. Exact which is amazing. Yeah so I set up a day with her but unfortunately they rescheduled. Just I know I know so looking forward to it so she had to reschedule or whatever but I think she's vacationing like she hasn't been around some waiting for her to get back and get back to work when you're on a break right vacation. So yes that's that's something fun to that. I'm trying to get into. Yeah I love it. See banding our horizon trying new things. Were you know making ourselves legitimate stepping out the comfort zone. Try It guys. It'll be worth it but um today I'm excited we've been trying to get these these folks in for yes we we have. Everyone's got busy schedules. 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Probably they say like five months. Yeah but it's like my torso is about out the Senate. I dislike of Mike. Where does this baby grow like? Is it GonNa have room so I actually one a huge belly. So I'd be happy to come out forward and not not careful what you wish for girl. This is what she's uh-huh. The baby somewhere guy arose when she was pregnant. Yeah she's she's also a tall she's a she's it's like that baby's got plenty of room. The nest a twenty pound Jason. Okay so background. How long have you been friends? You know so we were just talking to hitter having a conversation in a car uh-huh like about ten years. Yeah it's been a long. It's been a long time. How did you meet a random so we made it a clue the old fashioned way through somebody else in immune Melita hung out with this other person and they are not just into? Do you WANNA go by ourselves. Points friend get salty about it. No but you during an I hung out for so long where it was like. I don't think anyone new friends but we were really just getting to know each other right in more intimate settings social media. I sure liked. It wasn't like we were like running around the super like we're our friends. Don't you guys want to see the way our relationship sugar and trust me. I'm very proud of my friendships. In like look my guys take really great pictures together by. That wasn't the way our relationship started in like when we were friends who were like. Oh my God. How long have you guys let me give them friends forever? Like we really like a legit friendship Chat Notre Dame. Yeah I mean we were. We would hang out at home and I think that's where that's where our the base of our friendship it lies. I always hang out at home and cook and go to see. PK Regular Shit. Yeah I sure that's bringing them into your home insurance. I I've I've actually like known his parents and could like Oh call each other and talk to each other forever and it's like there were men. I dated in the past and and I never met there. That should say something like Russo. There were just no limitations on the areas that we allowed each other into each other's lives because it went from like being friends to now we're like family uncle Dorian I was Her keep her keepsake for her boyfriend's for a long time. We would do like boyfriend girl for ya in her last what she gets a man or you dislike your on standby are are you. Call her having relationships if they were the right wines to be in the rights. Of course. I'm assuming you've been very vocal about how you feel. Yeah well you know what's so funny. Mia Her fell out for a year and a half which allowed her. I think you like get into a relationship with her. Now we we we were each other's crutch for a lot of things when you're each other's crutch you a reliance on it for every single thing absolutely sometimes it doesn't it allows space for you to have a relationship with me. She's like they were her sister. chloe that's like like I feel like I'm it took me a long time to really want to be an individual and I sit in almost people like what the hell does that mean but it's really because I was born and raised as were the twin sister. I I didn't have my own bed. dre My birthday. Most of the time we shared close. Yeah I'm so much more used to to unity and having a security blanket in someone else so a part of my growing up and something that even as a young adult realizing like you're gonNA have to stop jumping on things one security blankets necks and become the individual that you want to because it only makes me a better friend sister or daughter. What exactly I and I for the longest time so when he speaks kind of falling out it was really more so like the time that both of us needed to grow individually? So that we you could appreciate the ways that things can change right as we grow older. Our relationship is so much better now has a bit. So what were the steps. You guys took to mend your friendship. Well we never stopped communicating. Always say at each other love so about why it was the stupidest Pristine Vegas weight were you. They're gonNA trip in short. I was all over the place. Okay okay runs. Ability but accountability is huge. Always people people deserve forgiveness. But it's very hard to forgive people. They're not accountable was incredibly accountable. And I had to be as well right. Yeah I was all over the place almost running wild Melita. Was You know what I'll put it seriously. We were both getting ready to enter a transition that we had no idea we were getting ready to enter Eh away. I'll look at it is God needed us to be in solitude because we fair each other so much that we needed that time and it when you need that time you get into it over the stupidest Saddam inside Iran. Okay that was purely miscommunication. Why didn't you guys communicate but sometimes you can only give a relationship what you have the break? Absolutely and I think that's why we were able to still communicate because there's so much love there it's nine like you would see the person Oh friend but you still had the growth in his work and I think those are the relationships that do stand the test of time it because you gotta be tested. Did you guys know that when it was happening or looking back. You realize that's what it was. I think we both kind of new like we were never going to not we. Our families were nine. Thank you built to get over here now or never. I don't care what Goethe go to lunch with her sisters. I mean it wasn't and you know I think honestly it was probably the first healthy break that I've had with friends. Sometimes when people follow how they talk about each other whenever like that. I think we both understood what he was for me. As she's older than me. Okay so as a young man literally. I was like about to turn thirty and I was losing my mind because I was about to turn thirty. I was in a bad situation. The what is my life really happy situation ship. I was that was. We're not familiar right. Because I was in a meeting I was unhappy here throwing everywhere calling. We have all been Laura. Let's do it again from different level front. Whatever we'd never WANNA stop growing? Yeah so we don't just along the way you gotTa have relationships that you both mutually respect you know like everything someone does memory to speak to Dorian point like if you guys don't speak or take a a window of space it can be deemed healthy on how you deal with and the mutual respect. You both have for each other prior to the break-up yeah that's GonNa Stop Talking Shit. Yeah thought each other. Who are we going to talk to? We all have and they're only going to be like no guys. Aw and stuff like we you know it was never like I hate you bitch. Never that never there. Because when when I moved here from Beaumont Texas I mean she was like one of the first people that I had a relationship with that. I've spent Thanksgiving with all those things. So I mean we were afraid and I would have popped up on Christmas baby like can you imagine if we would've W. reaching up pregnant she to temper herself in general around that time period so did I and so now I feel like as a mature adult able to. We're able to have a mature friendship. And now she's going to be a mom and she amazing Mason. Now I could stay forever forever. Just wanted like I just wanted to have a kid you know. Oh like instagram leaving home. Are you on this this. I don't eat like I don't even play into it but I know I mean I. I think that like you know people will be like. Why don't you mind your business? They had yeah well. My friends are my business. That's like my friends are literally my family. I can't tell you someone that I am friends with. That have not had a relationship over a decade. So and and Y- because people don't see what goes in the INS and outs of that relationship. Sometimes you hear so much from that person bad at some point you you just. It's like a almost boils over you. Get to the point where you're just like leave her or him motor. You have no idea what that right. And it's is going to endure or whatever and that's what makes me like a little more defensive. I feel less compelled to defend myself. Yeah but for for some reason. I've always been very defensive and protective of my friends at my new is what's happening. What's right and wrong? I feel like we'll Balik have I. I am a man phrase them always you know I will fight uh publicly. I don't think I've said I think I just try to keep her name in light does Piss me off when I see instead of room and stuff like I love this Shade Room Linemen. We made it to. The House is getting Mary on the flight. Vegas on the Bachelorette we're like. Maybe maybe I go under the another page whatever it is. You almost have to find you've to almost like so if it's it's a poll right that's how I look at these blogs their polls everybody is going to vote for something different many different things to go for. I'm like it's just a vote. I know in the end who I am. Yeah wins yes. I don't you know what I'm saying so I put it. I'm like Oh that's opole. That's yeah I don't take and that's why I find it entertaining instead of taking it personal. It's entertaining because it's like look at these people trying to figure this out. They sold going off of what they've but my favorite part is I mike. You're commenting on someone else's life. Yeah what does that do for your. Yes and how likes about their own life. And that's that's where I realized just from doing reality television. Now Mind you. I'm on a reality show and it's not even two percents of my life right. It's not it's not even ten percent of me in someone someone else's life so that's what's like that's what makes it really funny to me. I'm like you guys don't even know what percentage but it's so minute so I give give it that same minute response actually has on my life. Deserve a lot of that stuff is worthy of laughter. We we will. We will check you in person. I'd nobody ever says anything part we will. They will want a picture in person for sure or like you know just want to be nice or whatever like that but if you know no one says it too now so fun I haven't seen so with you guys is having friends that are so high profile. You know your your cousins Lauren. London too right. I mean we're not blood but we call each other you know people don't know is that I really close the Lord Coleco you know she sees so reminiscent keep. Don't listen. She really is and the reason why we college cousins because you know for me you like we were just saying you pick and choose your family and she just reminded me of somebody when I met her around time from back home as she yes children and I'm so so far away so it's comforting and she's kind of started and we just rolled with a nickname to each other more than anything. Yeah I mean in all of our lives tend to be in the public eye right. No for real absolutely so like 'cause I get protective with her of people trying to come men. 'cause I'm like what's your motive kind of thing like. How do you guys do you guys deal with but usually after that way because I feel like anyone that feels like your position position is threatening is a problem? Anyone that you should always dealt with Like you know someone like if I'm if Dory and had a friend and I met met them and I was like and I was GonNa ask you questions. That person was like well. Why is your friend interrogating me? Because I come from a loving place at the same place that you come from mhm it should be respected especially if you WANNA be a part of this exactly solid already so it to address a you have to come in with a solid like Ryan frame about how things are how people love on each huge red flag offensive salon. I believe is Maliki is way less ocean suit. Me has her same brands. I am out in the streets. I have always had like who that out. But you know I'm very selective. I've only a few friends that didn't know. Oh her around her and most of them she's gotten along with most of what the thing is is really most it really it really is. I mean I'll share in my opinion with him in the you know. I'm really good at putting sugar on s-h-i-t because I'm being mindful of the fact that he clearly may have feelings for for that person if they're in his life but I will still be honest about my observations. I just also feel like everybody that's for you is not for her. Right is for him is not for me. Whatever it is if I D my relationship to be incredibly solid with you? It's like my job to look. I don't WanNa to be anything. Other than honest and REV learn a lot from her because I used to be way more open to having New People in my life. And that's now now not how she is. But I learned valuable lessons through that. And it's so funny because when I was hanging out with Maliki better longest I mean it would just be me and her and then are her friends outside of calling. Who'd fucking story like? Why am I the beginning? We loved each other. I I think like Khloe. We're always her and Lauren and be like this. And then the first time I made Khloe she was like so you Melita hang on a lot. They just literally just like so back to your friend right right right like him Matt Way we will check your so called. homegirl are and we don't have a problem with having that that's us. That's that's important though. That's it's like an onion right. You need to peel back the layers. 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I Give Chances Melinda always to forgiving. I'm not I don't do nice tally system right. I believe that what your offense is more. It's more important than how many times it happens we. We are all incredibly flawed. I don't think I would have been somebody else on their finger. At some point I may tell you. I'm going to be somewhere at sometime in not show show up for some people that's really important a non. I'm GonNa tell you I'm going to do something I might not make it but I'm a communicator. I'm GonNa let you not going to but if that's going to hurt that person. Yeah I don't know if that's if that's on their tally system but at the end of the day you gotTa know what someone's heart is and what is the measure in which these offenses are because because it could be one and I could be like. Oh that'll never we'll never forgive. It's like a relationship. It's what you're willing you know. What are your what are the boundaries? You know what I mean. Yeah I feel like I. I don't know if you guys do not have a relationship with my father. That is a decision that I've made. I feel like if I can cut my dad out of my life than anybody can get it. Yeah but that's that's based on the offense. You know what I'm saying and I forgive view but that doesn't mean I have to have you in my because that yeah that the risk of me putting myself in harm's yeah the first person I gotta protect as me. You know that that his so important that is really number one right there and that is what it is like her and I talk about the time is like knowing where to put people in your life and knowing what kind of friend everyone is as you know what I mean. It's like can you count on that person. Count on this person okay. You're my party friend. Your my rider died. You know what I mean and knowing that helps I haven't unclear understanding. 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House Democrats plan to investigate hush money payments this fall

The Daily 202's Big Idea

09:31 min | 1 year ago

House Democrats plan to investigate hush money payments this fall

"The daily to o two's big idea is supported by patel for ninety years. The employee of vitelle have solved the world's most challenging problems finding solutions and really big ideas epa. Tell tell it can be done. Learn more at battelle dot org slash ninety good morning. I'm james from the washington post host and this is the daily to oh two tuesday september third in today's news. Hurricane dorian is the strongest storm to ever hit the bahamas at least twenty five people are now confirmed dead and nine others remain missing after a boat fire off the coast of california and the gunman who killed seven people in texas rampage on sunday had been fired from his job earlier that day but first the big geico house democrats plan to make president trump's alleged involvement in a twenty sixteen scheme to silence to women who claimed they had affairs with him a major ager investigative focus this fall picking up where federal prosecutors left off in a case legal experts say could have led to additional indictments the house judiciary committee is preparing to hold hearings and call witnesses involved in the hush money payments that went two ex playboy model karen mcdougal and adult film star stormy daniels also as soon as early october inside sources. Tell my colleagues tom hamburger and rachel bay. They believe there's already enough evidence to name. Trump is a co conspirator in the episode showed that resulted in his former attorney michael cohen pleading guilty to campaign finance charges cohen who's serving a three-year prison sentence for those counts and other crimes testified under oath earlier this year that trump directed the payments that helped land him behind bars federal prosecutors in manhattan described trump's alleged role in the scheme referring to him in court papers as individual one but then they concluded their investigation this summer without bringing any additional charges the hush money inquiry will open a new chapter in the houses months-long consideration of whether to draft articles of impeachment against this president more than one hundred thirty house democrats have now called for an official impeachment inquiry to begin although speaker nancy pelosi continues to caution that trying to remove trump would not work because it wouldn't happen in the senate and it would be divisive politically risky the new congressional inquiry inquiry will reopen questions about the extent of trump's involvement in the episode and whether he would have been charged if not for justice department opinions that say a sitting president cannot be indicted now trump his aides and his attorneys have made contradictory statements about the president's knowledge of these payments but his lawyers have repeatedly denied that trump committed any wrongdoing doing as part of the probe that they're about to begin democrats plan to explore whether the investigation was stymied or obstructed in any way the judiciary very committee is also considering a potential witness david pecker the chairman and c._e._o. American media inc the parent company of the national enquirer which admitted making making the payment to mcdougal am i complied with document requests. The democrats made earlier this year. They turned over all the communications that they had previously turned over over to federal law enforcement before they got a plea deal. It remains to be seen how far congressional democrats will be able to get in this inquiry so far trump and his administration have succeeded in blocking many of the house oversight investigations refusing to provide information challenging subpoenas in court. When the house returns to session next week after its summer recess the judiciary panel plans to continue focusing on five of the ten episodes of potential obstruction of justice justice by the president that were outlined in special counsel bob miller's report that came out this spring democrats have argued that trump would have been charged with obstruction in those five instances where you're not president. They say the hush money. Payments represent a sixth instance of potentially impeachable presidential miss behavior and that's the big idea. Yeah here are three other headlines that should be on your radar as we start the short week number one hurricane dorian which his slowed to a category story three has parked itself over the northwestern bahamas since sunday night. It's unleashed a nightmare twenty. Four plus hour siege of devastating storm surged destructive winds in blinding rain at least five or debt in the bahamas of the numbers probably far higher with dorian perched perilously close to the florida peninsula woah. This morning has become the critical time that's likely to determine whether the state has dealt a powerful blow or a less intense scrape. Just tens of miles dell's in subtle store wobbles could make the difference between those two scenarios it soon starts to turn north florida would be spared goriness full fury but if dorian lumbers just a little bit to the west much more serious storm effects would pummel parts of the coastline these small differences in the track forecast. We'll have similar implications farther north in georgia and the carolinas in a bulletin that went out just after two a._m. This morning the national hurricane center says the dory and we'll move quote dangerously close to the florida east coast late tuesday through wednesday evening then it will move up toward north carolina by late thursday for for this reason the hurricane center has issued hurricane storm surge and tropical storm watches and warnings basically for the entire atlantic coast serious storm effects are likely in coastal georgia and the carolinas our line is in the middle and latter half of the week but even if dorian turns north and spares florida they get the scrape scenario it will still deliver damaging winds and produce storm surges that could flood low lying areas across vast portions of the eastern seaboard number. Two tragic news on the west coast is well at least twenty five people now confirmed dead and nine others remain missing after a boat fire yesterday morning off an island in southern california. It was the last night of a labor day weekend. Dive trip to the idyllic channel islands of pristine national park anchored in a harbor just twenty yards from on the shore of santa cruz island three of the thirty three guests aboard had celebrated their birthdays at dinner that night a crew member went to bed late after doing the dishes. He woke up just a few hours later to the sound of pop in the dark. Thinking someone was up and stumbling around instead. He opened a door to find the ship around him bathe in an intense orange glow completely aflame. There was a fire burning uncontrollably in the galley of the seventy. Five foot boat called conception just after three a._m. The boat was filled with divers on a private excursion and the tanks of air that they used to explore the depths the guests sleeping tightly packed in stacks stacks of bunk beds below or all trapped. Five of the crew members were able to escape into the waters near the shore but authorities fear the rest were lost after burning the boat sinking about sixty five feet of water. It's bow bow exposed above the water. Conception is one of three dive boats operated by a company called truth aquatics. It's forty five years old. It's based in santa barbara. It has a sterling reputation among the local diving community coastguard officials say they believe the ship was in compliance with our regulations and didn't have any violations of note the diving tanks usually filled with compressed air or nitrogen oxygen mix known as nighthawks might have fueled the fire. You're in a witness told my colleague scott wilson who is based in santa barbara for that she heard and saw the explosive bursts each time. A tank exploded on the boat terrible news number three the gunman who killed seven people and injured twenty three others during a shooting rampage on the highway. Hey in western texas on sunday had been fired from his job earlier that day. Authorities said yesterday that seth aaron a-tour thirty six had contacted the police and the f._b._i. After he was let go from his job journey oilfield services he and his employer both separately called the odessa texas police department that morning when officers arrived at the company's office a tour had left officers say h._r. Didn't make any specific threats of violence but then later in the day. He left a rambling statement on an f._b._i. F._b._i. recorded tip line but he apparently didn't make a specific threat. That's according to an f._b._i. Special agent who spoke at a news conference yesterday afternoon but then just fifteen minutes after the rambling call to the f._b._i. State troopers with the texas department of public safety stopped a tour not because of the call or because they were looking for him but but because he failed to signal a turn on the highway once he was pulled over eight tour open fire on the troopers with an a._r. Fifteen military style rifle he fired to the rear window of his vehicle got an firefight with cops before leaving the scene authorities say that he was a convicted criminal who shouldn't have been able to have the gun at at all and that's the daily two. Oh two for tuesday september third. Thanks for listening also thanks to felicia sodas has called it quits and allison michael's guest hosting last week. It's good to be back from vacation. Though i do wish i had some happier news to share. Hopefully tomorrow brings a brighter report have day. If you're in the southeast stay safe.

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Hurricane Dorian growing in size as it starts to hit Florida; Dorian now second slowest-moving hurricane ever in Atlantic; CNN: Texas gunman purchased gun used in massacre in private sale; Coast Guard: Search for survivors of boat fire suspended

The Lead with Jake Tapper

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Hurricane Dorian growing in size as it starts to hit Florida; Dorian now second slowest-moving hurricane ever in Atlantic; CNN: Texas gunman purchased gun used in massacre in private sale; Coast Guard: Search for survivors of boat fire suspended

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Go to homeadvisor dot com or download the free homeadvisor app to start your next project. Very few people have ever experienced what hurricane doreen is doing to the bahamas right now and thank god for that. Elite starts this right now destruction everywhere just in the first look at the damage in the bahamas as seen from above showing an almost total wasteland wasteland after a two-day thrashing hurricane during while on the ground c._n._n. Is on the scene as frenzied rescue efforts are underway as crews and votes whole desperate families families from rooftops plus new today. A high school in santa cruz is morning. It's missing classmates says proves give up the assert. After a boat goes up in flames off the california coast today the serious questions about one more if anything could have been done to save the victims and this is c._n._n. Breaking news welcome to the lead and jake tapper. We're going to start with the breaking news. Powerful hurricane dorian now headed towards it's the florida coast leaving catastrophic conditions behind in the bahamas. We're getting our first look from the air at the devastation miles and miles also damaged neighborhoods reduced to strewn pieces of debris almost appearing like trash littering the ground but what looks like matchsticks ex those are pieces of roofs and doors what used to be homes. We can only hope at this point that the families who lived there escaped and made it out safely some of the debris of course surrounded rounded by floodwaters hurricane during the strongest hurricane to ever hit the bahamas as far as we know it last the islands for two straight days as moving just thirty miles in thirty hours killing at least five people with that death toll regrettably expected by experts to rise precipitously typically the storm destroyed or damaged some thirteen thousand homes ripped off roofs and pushed ocean waters right right up into towns right up into homes homes as a result of hurricane during stall over the bahamas. It has been downgraded to category two but at the same time hurricane is expanding its powerful hurricane force winds stretching well beyond its i wall all that strength puts on a menacing path towards florida towards georgia and towards the carolina line here in the united states from the destruction the bahamas to the race to get ready along the east coast c._n._n. Is covering it all. I'm going to start with c._n._n.'s. Patrick augments has been doing incredible reporting for us. He's live in freeport bahamas and patrick. You just got back from viewing this devastation firsthand. Tell us what you saw yeah jake for the first time today after being battered by this room for days and days it was finally safe enough to go out <hes> we we were not able to access much of the island. There was so many other places that we wanted to go but the streets were still under water or blocked by cars. We did get to the area where regular bahamians have cited to stay rescue mission with jetskis in small boats. Let's go ahead and and i'll show you what we saw there. We were walking out to a staging area where they're bringing people in from the communities out here that have been flooded sometimes one at a time you can see there are still hurricane force winds rain coming down on us and yet these people are going out and pulling people from their houses from top kapalua houses in saving the lives. There's a little a little baby here boy. They're recovering upbringing protective. Here is super mother. Come through come through job and they're going on jetskis because sometimes the both how're you doing. How're you doing. How how does the water jet. I law you're safe. Now as you were saying. The water is up to the first floor of a house. Many people here have told us the water came in so oh quickly in the neighborhood you would not be able to tell from from what you're looking here but there are hundreds of houses back there and the only way they get people from the houses from small boats and jet skis. What's going on yeah. We're trying to rescue report after the hurricane recant. How many people are out. There are still a few hundred few hundred yeah a lot of homes out there and it's tough to get out there and get them as tough. I long to keep doing it to everybody. Hayman's we're not gonna stop and get everybody and this is all volunteer. People are coming to bring their jetskis. The bring either boats. They're calling to get their neighbors. They say everyone says they know of people. They say it's very hard to navigate because of course no more streets tweets <hes> and yet they are doing it. You don't see anybody from the government here. <hes> it is all very ad hoc people coming with what they have the jet skis they have. They're dealing with horrible weather conditions. It's not safe to be out of the boat right now. It's not safe to be out here at all and yet they say they know. There are people out there. There are people who've lost their lives out there. We are told they brought back at least one body and they say they will not stop until they get everybody. They have hours. If not days of work ahead of them <hes> jake wall we were out there. We were still feeling hurricane. Cain force winds are we tried to get in a boat but had to suspend the rescue operations after several jetskis flipped over. They said they would hope could try later today to keep bringing people in again. It's just a few boats and jet skis. It's not organized by the damon government. It's not organized really by anybody but these brave people are putting their lives on the line to bring their neighbors in from these houses. They said they would not get everybody jake that they said there are still hundreds of people out there. They're only brought in <hes> several dozen zain. Today there's more people than their boats and many of those people have to spend another night out there trapped in their homes and patrick. You spoke with a man who watched his wife drown in front of him. These storm survivors are going through just horrific horrific ordeals. Yes howard anderson sort out armstrong. He's a crab is very well. Known in this community has his wife life <hes>. He said that they ended up. Writing the story as the water came up all the way in the first floor of their home on their kitchen cabinets of kitchen cabinets life was on collapsed. He was holding colbert the water she had hypothermia and finally he said <hes> she just flipped on armitage. She drowned. He barely got out of his house. He is not anything the e._t. Not said the wanting us. He was just waiting there to see his wife's body would be brought in completely traumatized. Other people said that their family members are missing <hes> or had even been seen taken away by the storm surge <hes>. It's gonna take a long time before a full accounting can be can be done here of how many lives were lost in the storm and again people are trying to carry out these rescue missions in conditions are not safe but they say they have no other option and patrick. You tell us that the destruction to the bahamas is worse than expected. Tell us more about that. Why is that <hes> yes. Just it's impossible to get so many places. The flooding is still so deepen in the storm is the worst of it as past but we're still still feeling some hurricane winds and it's really a story about the flooding. <hes> this island is so low it's only thirty feet high in the highest point of land and so much <hes> is still under water and we were in a big truck. <hes> it's still it was impossible to get almost everywhere. <hes> we've heard rumors uh-huh stories. <hes> reports that that people are in terrible shape at the hospital. The main hospital ran memorial. We were not able to get there. <hes> we have heard other stories stories of people who are completely cut off <hes> whose houses were swept away. We tried to get those neighborhoods. We were not able to get there. We've not heard any word yet of anybody coming in from the outside the airport of course is underwater but more importantly there are many neighborhoods here that are completely underwater and we've not heard word if there were people there her and if they have survived patrick great reporting stay safe my friend. Let's go now to meteorologist. Tom sater. Tom florida is just now starting to feel more for of this storm. Exactly how far do these hurricane force winds stretch and who might soon be facing them. Well i tell you we're only moving at five miles an hour. I know that's better than stationary one or two but in the grand scheme of things five miles an hour jake is still slow when it comes to a moving moving tropical system and so that means hour after hour of just battering the coastline and they're still getting battered in freeport and grab bahama islands but let's talk about the distance right now. It's it's about the same distance it was yesterday from the coastline one hundred miles from fort pierce yesterday it was about one hundred and five from down in areas of west palm but now now let's take a look at this because each time the storm goes through what we call an eye wall replacement cycle. That's where it can only sustain strength for so long and those winds and says it goes through that cycle extend outward and they stay there and this happens every day every day and a half or so and then those tropical storm winds go out and they go further and further so right now hurricane winds around fifty miles we think at its closest approach cape canaveral this could be about eighty miles which is better than thirty five to the coast yesterday tropical storm force winds are one hundred and thirty so this is gonna create several elements as we watch this in the next couple of days as it rakes up the entire coastline and tell us about the threat as has dorian starts to move up the coastline okay well. We still have our track which thank goodness has been in our favor east of course away from the florida coastline but it's still still going to be at its closest approach and you get up to the carolinas. Maybe within thirty thirty five. I just want to look at is when the carolina's outer banks are therefore they've got. Their attack got underway soon first of all. It's the rainfall. They've had an extremely wet august and a wet year. The ground in florida cannot take much more because does the system is down to the south hour after hour of these feeder bands with thunderstorms and some of these could see one community just drenched with heavy rain in the next community not not so much in between these bands then the system has to pull northwards so it's hour after hour and a couple of days of this the storm surge is getting better now on the coast of florida but now now because of the curvature of the carolinas in that coastline. We're looking at that four to seven now. The winds were getting near. You know we've got into the tropical storm force range from cape canaveral daytona you move northward and then we're going to start to see hurricane force wind gusts as we get closer to the carolinas because of the close proximity and again because curvature we're not through with this a good reminder for everyone in the coastline to go outside and double check that loose items are not around furniture lawn equipment. You name it tight all down. Thanks so much c. n. N.'s brian todd is in sewell's point florida in ireland stretch just north of west palm beach and brian that area surrounded by two rivers his and the ocean you said the hurricane is starting to push all that water up into town that's right jake and this is an example of it were in sewell's point on sewell's point road and that is one of the rivers that you just talked about this the indian river lagoon but you've also got the saint louis river. That's <hes> kind of catty corner owner to this and converges with this long with the atlantic ocean and that storm surge is pushing this water apple this was this has actually receded a little bit from a while ago but the water was coming straight from the river into this street and then it goes down these streets here we countered about ten square blocks of this area that were flooded and <hes> we did ask a lady who lives <hes> down this way whether this is normal even after normal rainstorm she said no. This is not normal. These streets are not normally flooded to this degree so they are still dealing with this. Even even though as tom mentioned <hes> these bands are starting to pull away we're starting. We're still getting hit with some of those bands but as tom just said this is saturation this area can't take much more or this rain so <hes> this is not the not really well equipped to deal with this right now. Even though they're lifting some of the <hes> evacuation restrictions people are coming back into the neighborhoods but but again this is what you're coming back to th- so they have to be very very careful jake our brian todd thank you so much joining me now is senior administrator. James joseph live for us at fema headquarters quarters in washington. Thanks so much for joining us. Mr joseph we've seen the track of hurricane dorian changing almost daily now that the storm is moving on from the bahamas our federal resources in the right place right now to help people during and after the storm hey jake thanks for having us on tonight and first and foremost my condolences thoughts some prayers to everyone impacted in the bahamas as you've been reporting just a tragic event there and yes we do have the resources we have pre positioned <hes> personnel in the state emergency operation centers several days ago well in advance of the track making its way the storm making its way now and we have been embedding with the governor's offices working with the governors of the southeastern states and working with their state emergency management officials to assess any gaps that they may have in their plan and to help help them fill that how do you decide where to send the resources given the fact that the track continues to change and with with the the track. That's been moving so oh significantly that we're also moving our resources as well so while we had some resources in florida that may relocate <hes> we have resources right now up and down the coast from florida up to georgia south carolina north carolina as well and we'll continue to reposition as needed where the greatest needs might be so your organization a ah announced earlier that it is recalled some people who had who had been sent to puerto rico the storm was expected to make landfall there and some of those people have since been sent to florida oughta. Have you also moved people from florida to georgia or the carolinas yes so we're continuously assessing based on where this storm track goes and and where we see the greatest impact will be we're looking in some areas along the coasts seven foot high storm surge. We're looking at tropical storm winds in parts of florida and hurricane force storm winds based on the forecast now in the carolinas <hes> based on how close to the coast so we continue to remain nimble jake will move with those resources <hes> throughout the states wherever they need to be james joseph of fema. Thank you so much good luck. Invest best wishes to all the people working so hard to try to keep americans safe as as the storm makes its way to the u._s. Really appreciate your time today. Thank you jake you saw just some of the rescue efforts underway in the bahamas and to get people vital supplies such as food or water up next. We're gonna talk doc to celebrity chef and philanthropist jose andreas. Who's there in the bahamas right now hoping to get food to the many victims stay with us. It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school and backpack in binders or flying off the shelves right now. 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We've been <hes> standing getting out here. At the fort pierce inlet jake and we've been experiencing some really heavy rains <hes> as the bands have been coming through as you know even if dorian doesn't make landfall here. We're certainly feeling the effects of those very wide ranging hurricane force winds as we came into town. Everything was boarded up the restaurants. The gas stations are closed. We we can tell people are ready but sometimes you can't always be ready for everything. Take a look at what we found here as we came across this area. That's a sailboat <hes> stuck on. It's side right. Obviously we can't tell if it had come off. Its mooring out in the distance where some of these other sailboats are also <hes> anchored or if it was here and now it just tipped on its side side doesn't seem to be going anywhere <hes> but it is certainly a concern so it's not just the human toll but it's also the property <hes> the human loss of life that that the the loss of life that people are concerned about but also the loss of property loss of homes loss of votes <hes> certainly for big boating community here <hes> jake back to you randi kaye in fort pierce a florida. I'm joined on the phone now by ben maller. He's the mayor of cocoa beach florida. That's north of where randy is just east of orlando directly on on the water mayor malik. I understand that right now. You're out surveying your town. What are you seeing in cocoa beach right now. What we're starting to see some of the <hes> the the outer bands start eating in our area and i'm not with <hes> chief deputy chief justin grimes and our i._t. Folks <hes> ronald mine and basically the town's pretty well secure boarded up like a ghost town which is very erie and <hes> thing that we're much tourist destination and and <hes> just making sure we had to close off the beach earlier. We had some folks that were trying to get into the ocean which is probably not a good idea. We've got literally twelve to fifteen foot about. They're expecting twenty foot by an i well people are trying to get into the ocean with fifteen foot waves. What is your concern. Earn people like that. Is that your biggest concern right now or right now. It's just you know not being a little complacent. <hes> people that have lived in florida a long time. Just get a little complacent with these things and even though it's <hes> you know considerably offshore. We're still going to get proper fourth win for you know twelve fifteen hours which which we're gonna see some certainly power outages and i'm really worried about the co soros and central flooding. I know there are evacuation orders in place <hes> you said it's like a ghost town. Did every resident heed the warnings. Obviously the ones in the surf did are now that <hes> we you know at the end of the day okay. We can't force people out but <hes> so hopefully as these bans come in now. We're just advising people these stay inside and <hes> once the learns reach fifty miles an hour unfortunately we can't we can't come get if you get in trouble. What would you just as a rough estimate. What percentage of your town do you think remains in in in their homes remains <hes> in cocoa beach. I you know i would say thirty percent and then given the devastating pictures reselling from the bahamas. I think people took caution and left. I'm i know my family my wife and my dog in orlando writing it out. There aren't mayor ben batman malik. Thank you so much for your time. We appreciate it. Our best wishes and thoughts of with the people of coco beach appreciate it. You bet take care as hurricane during targets targets the east coast. We're going to take a closer look at why this hurricane is behaving differently than previous won't stay with us. Remember remember to create an ad like this. One visit pure winning dot com slash c._n._n. Back with the breaking news in a look at just how much hurricane dorian inundated the bahamas this video from inside a hospital in freeport all that water essentially took over the emergency room hurricane dorian the second slowest major hurricane ever since recorded that pace means that the bahamas have been bombarded for days leading to severe your flooding and much much more. Let's bring back in meteorologist. Tom sater and tom harkin durians now moving only five miles per hour. You told us why why is it. It's such a slow mover. You know the lack of steering currents something we had once before thirty hours to move halfway across the grand bahama islands. The one one that was moving slower was nine hundred sixty five it was betsy moved only twelve miles in thirty hours but that was overland are excuse me over water not near land. If if we go back and look at the history of this jake all these storms wanna do is transfer further heat from near the equator to the colder waters and the colder air to the north. That's it so so they just want to take the path of least resistance and what we've had going on. Here is a strong area of high pressure. That's been up to the north of us and it's been shifting this in effect a week ago. We thought it was gonna make a rare perpendicular landfall in south central florida than breakthrough into golf. This shows you a rare noah flight. They did the other day not just around the storm dorian but they flew up and down around the north to try to track to see if this area of high pressure was breaking down. They said yes it looks like it is breaking down and then we needed something to move this because once all the steering currents this tugging and pulling against each other it's got nowhere to go but stall but but then the hope was and this is what blows my mind about all of this think of this twenty years ago jake if we knew we had a category five two hundred miles off the coast the whole peninsula would evacuate but because we're now relying on our modern day forecasting logarithms mathematically equations. Everybody said oh. It's going to move north. This is what we've been waiting for that little color here of cihan this little kind of orange blue green color. That's the trough that starting to lift the system <hes> so it's going to take a while for it to actually get its act together but yes. We are expecting it to continue to now to pull it northward. A lot of history involved with this hurricane. It's it's the strongest grist hurricane to hit the bahamas ever since we started recording this sort of thing it's the second slowest moving on record the second strongest winds in the atlantic basin. How much of this might be a result of climate change the increased intensity of this we could do a whole show on this really but to give maybe a quick answer and this is what a lot of scientists those study climate and tropical storms will tell you we can't just look doreen and say you know what that's climate change age. That's climate change but we can look at elements within the storm and you can look at the past. There has been a slight trend in the last couple of years a couple of decades. It's really that we've been seeing more category four and five but really it has to do with the elements and first of all i mean when you look at climate change. The the biggest factor in climate change really heatwaves europe's had some incredible heat waves. We had them in the u._s. Coastal flooding is happening in jakarta. The capital of indonesia's is now thinking about moving because the coastal areas. They're sinking because it's rising heavy rain. Events florence in the carolinas created a one in one thousand year. You're of event flood harvey of course but you get down to the list where it's limited and you're at hurricanes and tornadoes. I expect that we're going to see when it comes to hurricanes. That's gonna start going up the list a little bit. I went back in the archives here and grab the radar from harvey and of course this move to a pace that you could <unk> out walk like dorian but what we're seeing here with a warmer climate where the air is warmer. It holds more moisture so you're getting these one in five hundred year reign events one one in one thousand year reign events but also excuse me you're getting warmer waters so that's more high octane fuel and we're seeing these hurricanes now <hes> go through rapid intensification because of the warmer waters and when you look at the list and you want to know what the definition of rapid intensification is thirty five mile per hour wind increase crease within a twenty four hour period that happens so seventy nine percent of major tropical cyclones but we're seeing that happen it seems like more and more with these storms uh-huh definitely in the last five even ten years and then you've got the ocean that is rising. That's a climate change event so our storm surge is getting a little higher and higher hiring doing more devastation but you can't just look dory and say that's climate change but you can add it to the broad picture and that's an accent okay that makes sense. Let me ask you specific to dorian. The center enter. I wall is practically gone but the powerful winds are stretching out for miles right. How is that possible. That seems like it would be contradictory. It's a great question these storms as they go through reorganization. You know that eye wall replacement style we talked about even though it's losing strength around its core the the vast majority of the energy is coming out and spreading to the top so each time it goes through that replacement cycle it pushes those hurricane winds and tropical storm wins out farther and they stay there then it goes through another cycle and it pushes them out and it stays there so the storm winfield is broadening even though the stronger winds at the core are weakening gaining so it's still a very dangerous storm it's larger in size than it was but not as strong in the center all right tom sater thank you so much appreciated and hurricane during will no no question be part of the c._n._n. Townhall on the climate crisis which is tomorrow nine ten of the democratic presidential candidates will be attending the live event only on c._n._n. That will air from five p._m. Eastern to midnight eastern tomorrow. We're also following some breaking news out of texas. We have new details on how the terrorists chris there. The mass shooter gunman in america's latest mass shooting acquired that weapon and this one might have major political implications then the search is over sadly tragically for survivors of that mysterious boat fire what investigators are looking for now. That's next the cases. We gotta five who wrote this. No we do that. We find the killer. The science defined out police used luminol a chemical which glows was when it comes into contact with the iron component in blood that drama button where was the rifle and which man was telling the truth for rennick files. The legendary true crime show is now a podcast join investigators as they take on the toughest cases with cutting edge scientific tools subscribe now with apple podcasts with new episodes every monday and thursday. You'll never miss out on getting your forensic fix. We have some breaking news for you now. On our national lead new details ells on how the texas mass shooter obtained his firearm after he was rejected by a gun store for failing federal background check. I want to get right to c._n._n.'s kandara ed. What are you learning but we learned from a law enforcement source <hes> telling c._n._n. <hes> that the weapon i used in the shooting spree here in odessa was purchased by the gunman through a private sale which is essentially a way of avoiding a background check. We've been told by by investigators <hes> that at some point <hes> the gunman failed a background check. It would've been for any kind of criminal history because what we've been able to find in this gunman's background is a couple of misdemeanors that wouldn't have been caused to fail the background check but investigators over the last couple of days jacob been eluding to a <hes> deteriorating mental state of the gunman <hes> and that that was what made him so agitated on saturday but this purchase of this weapon through a private sale is what we're being told jake and this is zwide. A lot of people called the the gun show loophole in other words private sales. You don't have to necessarily do a background. Check whereas if you go gun store you do and this is this the will be an argument. We'll hear from people who want more gun laws that these loopholes to be closed right this kind of goes into the heart of this idea that many people have been pushing for a universal background check as you mentioned <hes> if you were to sell a firearm to me directly i you wouldn't have to give me any kind of a background check and now what investigators have to do is use the serial number on that firearm to trace back to who's who sold it <hes> and that kind of work investigators say is is being done at this point all right eleven darren odessa texas. Thank you so much <hes> some more tragic news time out of california. We've learned that students eddie santa cruz area high school are among the victims in that tragic dive boat fire. The search for survivors is essentially over at least twenty bodies have have been recovered. Another fourteen victims missing presumed dead but as c. n. N.'s nick watt reports for us now. This all remains something of a mystery in terms of what caused the fire. Oh nine forty this morning. Hope officially died. There will be no more survivors. The mission switched from rescue to recovery. It is never an easy decision to suspend search efforts. The goose cats and pull amaral heard that cole race to the scene shot this video you to know. These people were trapped on that boat he told c._n._n. It's horrific. He saw bodies float to the surface. All thirty four people now confirmed. I'm dead or missing. Were likely asleep in bunks on the bottom deck. When the fire broke act <hes> there was a stairwell to get down the main entry way up and down and there was an escape hatch and it would appear as the both of those were blocked by fire gould from bow to stern. I mean in planes probably thirty feet. Bob and shirley hanson were anchored close by heard banging on their boat around three thirty a._m. It was the five crew who'd been on the top deck managed managed to escape to the crew members that were in pretty good shape gave them a flashlight and they went out to try and find any anybody that might have gotten off they they found no one and hansen's brought just a handful of survivors to shore or if they're good at all just gotten into water ended. I got him out of there. Listen to these frantic questions asked by dispatcher as the boat burned back on board and vote the you don't have any firefighting here at all the sandwiches and things lose to the coals of this catastrophe apparently not lot of adrenaline lot of confusion infusion and i think my best deduction is the member tr the radio communicator which trying to ask for information. There are no locked doors. Those five crew members who escaped. They were interviewed by investigators investigators. Yesterday that's happening again today but authorities are still not giving us any indication as to what kohl's this far far jake so intense the only way that they can identify the victims is by dna horrible story nick well. Thank you so much appreciate it. It's a city already prone to flooding leading and now charleston is bracing for hurricane dorian what the area is doing to prepare for the storm. As the hurricane moves up the east coast of the united states. That's next day with us. I knew travis kelsey and more football stars are putting their athleticism to the test. I'm adam left going what i'm challenging. Some of the best players to skill tests. You've never seen watched it all unfold on my new show ditch the playbook on the biard app back with breaking news international lead <hes> taking <hes> i look from the sky at the devastation left behind by hurricane doreen in the bahamas estimated thirteen thousand homes obliterated at least five people killed residents using jetskis to try to save their stranded neighbors. Hundreds of them were told hurricane during and is now targeting the east coast of the united states and c._n._n.'s. Leyla santiago is in hutchinson island florida. That's an island stretch north of west palm beach and tell us what you're seeing in what you're experiencing. Well certainly is still very windy out here. Something we've been seeing an increase for last twelve hours. Since we've been here you're and al although we're not seeing much rain <hes> we are also starting to see more people showing up to see and that's partially because in the next hour or so the county expects to so lift the mandatory evacuation that they put in place for hutchinson island a barrier island here in fort pierce now they they are saying that they're still concerned and about possible coastal erosion and flooding as well as tropical storm force winds <hes> but they are lifting that evacuation and they're also <music> scaling back on the emergency operation center so a sign that that possibly they're not facing the same threat or danger that they had in place yesterday that that said they're telling excuse me they're telling folks that they are still not very much in the clear <hes> and they need their urging people to be careful out here. Jake or associazione hutchinson island florida joining me now on the phone is elliott some. He's the chairman of the charleston county council eliot. Thanks thanks for joining us right now. What what are your biggest concerns for your area. Well obviously <hes> we're worried about flooding and worried about you know having a cat category two you hurricane right off our coast on charleston. We are at sea level. There's a reason they call us the low country and and unfortunately over the last few years we've had at the major flooding events where it's like hurricane matthew and then the major flooding october twenty fifteen so we're very concerned <hes> for residents that if they flood blood when it rains real bad or they flooded in the past. They're gonna flood again and we're worried about you. Know people's lives ninety percent of people lose their lives during hurricane do so because of the water and there's been a mandatory evacuation order for the eight coastal counties in your state are people in your area heating that order. I believe they are in we. We'd like to thank government master for pulling the trigger and making it happen. Low country has south carolina. Especially charleston experienced a exponential population growth over the last definitely last five years and so we've got a lot of folks here. We've got a lot of folks who visit here was labor day weekend on top of it that we we needed to get as many people out of harm's way as possible do you and the people of south carolina have the resources that you will need from i either the state or from the federal government pre positioned to are they in place right now everything you need absolutely we've been in constant contact with our governor's office. The united states senator. Tim scott not just left here. He's actually the former chairman of county council. He was in the role that i'm in today <hes> and he's been in constant in contact with the white house. We've been <hes> we're ready. We're prepared. Unfortunately we've had to go through a few times here in south carolina over the last few years so we know what we're facing our biggest thing for folks to our citizens understand if you if you're in harm's way leads if you have to if you cannot leave the shelter in place and we'll try to get you but at some point when the winds get too bad we won't be able to <hes> if you canley hanley leave our elliott's charleston. Thank you so much good luck to you and all the people of south carolina with the storm. We are seconds away from the next update on hurricane dorian. We're in where will the monster hurricane hit next stick around. We'll tell you hi everyone. It's poppy harlow for the last six months wants. We've been working on a c._n._n. Special documentary report and i'm excited to share it with all of you. We take you inside. The age of amazon understand the mission and the man behind behind it. 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Special Tropical Edition - Tracking Hurricane Dorian

Weather Geeks

15:52 min | 1 year ago

Special Tropical Edition - Tracking Hurricane Dorian

"Welcome to this special edition of whether geeks podcast. We're doing this with the note that dorian hurricane doreen laurien will be closing in on the southeast united states coast in the next few days and i'm here thankfully with meteorologist sayreville ham and we're gonna be talking about some of the things that we all need to know and look for to the forecast we know is going to change forward right right. It's already changed a lot. I mean think about i remember i walked in here monday morning and you you know you were on the phone with doctors cousy executive producers in you know just trying to figure out what this storm is. Doing you know it's kind of like the little engine that could looking invest ninety nine l. over the weekend dan and then in one day we went from tropical depression tropical storm and they're like okay well here. We go. I remember covering dorian at its very early stages over the tropical atlantic and thinking talking to myself. This thing is going to have a hard time getting going because it just didn't look very healthy. It had an environment around it that was really unsuited for rapid development and when we saw the official forecast intensified very quickly approaching the leeward islands. I thought to myself that doesn't seem to be the most likely scenario i think it's kind of a hard time initially and it did but it eventually found its legs and now we're dealing with very different beast. Yeah we definitely i feel like covering on the air. I also whether it's weather underground in addition to the weather geeks so it was like watching this storm kind of evolve monday night tuesday night in the coming out of puerto rico and then all of a sudden last night we have an eye wall shows up up on radar and this thing all of a sudden is kinda wobbly shoveled and all of a sudden. It's like <hes> lockstep here we go and then after that point we started to see intensified even actually technically underwent a rapid intensification advocation cycle yesterday so i heard stages but y it's somewhat rare for the weaker storms can happen it can happen and actually some pretty significant weather did impact the u._s. Virgin islands we saw i think buck island. They had a weather station. There which is near saint croix we'd gust over one hundred ten miles prior and there's some damage no doubt about that so category one wins very likely move through some of the virgin islands yesterday about early in the morning by the way this is we're. We're talking our thursday early afternoon. Update so we know things are going to change going forward. I just wanted to give everybody the heads up where we are and take it with that thursday afternoon afternoon. Mode in mind yeah and so kind of talking about that that you know this. This forecast will change even as we're speaking now. Things are changing. You know we're going to turn to try to update date this but you know as people are hopefully watching on the weather channel on the air which you have been doing all this all morning. Tell me kind of what you're thinking is on it right now because we've seen a lot of structural changes from last night into this morning and we've seen a lot of changes in the intensity guidance. We've got the hurricane hunter aircraft in there so kind of like. What is it been like for you this morning. Things that you're you're seeing is you've been covering it on the air so we've been watching a fairly steady state condition for hurricane doria in other words it continues to move over the the western atlantic away from puerto rico and not strengthening quickly as of right now. The hurricane hunters is you mentioned. Were in there all morning long. I was watching their data feed. They were basically sampling winds of around eighty five miles per hour all morning long nothing much stronger than that nothing much weaker than that and the pressure somewhere steady around nine hundred and eighty seven nine hundred eight meal bars and so. I imagine that this is going to be the case going forward today for the few more hours left in the afternoon and probably overnight tonight. I think significant can strengthening will occur once an upper level low that is very close to it right now moves away from it. I think it's just a bit too close. It's imparting some wind shear. It's sending some dry air into the core mentioned. There were other things going on as well because there's a sort of an eye wall replacement even ongoing as we speak. Yes you know in talking about the dry air too. It seemed like that was something that it might have struggled with earlier on its lifecycle as it was coming into puerto rico and the virgin islands but that dry air encompassing that which dry air has kind of been somewhat of a limiting factor this entire season entire season so far exactly and somehow it's managed to fend that off and it continues to do so but now it's going to continue to find itself in a more favourable environment in regards to moisture so that should hopefully not hopefully at least for the storms steak. You know that will allow elliott kind of intensified but that's serious problems for us because moving forward you get an organized hurricane. That's got its losing things that are affecting it negatively and then it moves forward. There's is not really much in the way for strengthening so you know we talk about rapid intensification and how significant that can be. I mean there. Let's say that that takes place. <hes> you know now in this storm as it undergoes continuous while replacement cycles possibly could grow larger each time so it's got a lot of time to do a lot of bad things as it's getting closer to the u._s. Yeah unfortunately i think the atmosphere right will open up that window and i think the window of opportunity will really begin to show itself when and dory and begins that left or westward turn at that moment or in that sort of time period we know that upper level low will be far enough away and it will not not be so much influenced by it anymore and as you mentioned the continual sort of internal rearrangement will allow dory and to strengthen pretty quickly and then of course the oceanic ganic conditions underneath are suited well for intensification the waters plenty warm. It's capable of supporting a major hurricane that will be the case all the way up to landfall so there's nothing in the way oceanic oh she antics that we can see and then the atmosphere is only i think going to improve in its hospital bit of good work that this could become more hospitable right yeah. Yeah i know the question is now then everybody wants to know and i'm getting a lot of questions both on air and over twitter asking for like precise sort of zones is to wear during his going to make landfall and we're talking from thursday afternoon. When is it or where's it gonna make glanville. Tell you what what right now. The precision is just not there right. We don't know whether central or southern florida is more likely to get than the other and if someone's telling you the city right now don't don't listen to them because no one can tell you a city right now. It's even somewhat difficult. You know with the change in the model tracks. I mean it when we're talking about the models. Let's maybe get into the ridge right because it's all this strengthened the placement of this ridge it's off the east coast that could end up driving dorian and more directly into the east coast of florida or maybe it's a little bit weaker and off to the east and allows a little bit more of a northward curb but the question is when does that <unk> happen and anyone from honestly south florida to the carolinas really aren't out of play yet right and i said that this morning i thought that if you're just because you're outside of the cone right now doesn't get you off the hook because there are still viable scenarios that carry dory it's danger outside of the cone including georgia including south carolina and even north carolina as well but you're talking about that ridge. That's an important feature to watch and its development development over the next couple of days in early in the weekend when it to begins to bend door track to the west because the ridge will allow the wind shear overall to weaken a lot because the storm itself itself. It's going to be moving west the winds aloft. We'll be moving west. There's not a lot of storm relative motion there so the wind shear will back off a little bit and unfortunately we will be set up for intensification advocation probably all the way to the coast right and that's something that the national hurricane center is forecast has really picked up on with an increase in the intensity guidance for much of the models roles yeah now we're talking low in cat for a high end cat three a area and when you think about some of these east coast areas along along florida's east coast how susceptible some of those areas archer surge like daytona beach for example. I frequented that location for years and we've been there in the last two years is in the visible effects of areas like along a one a near flagler beach are still there from all erosion that took place from hurricane matthew which largely state eight offshore but ninety mile ruins roughly measured on some parts of the coast so we still had just amazing impacts in some of these areas from onshore flow and erosion and so even if you're landfall is north or south at that point anywhere you're getting onshore flow has the potential for surge and that's not even counting the rainfall in the wind that are going to be factors here. I mean we are going to be dealing with all of the hazards that accompanying land falling major hurricane. We're going to have as you said lots of flooding from on the ocean storm surge heavy inland flooding from heavy rain because it will probably be slowing down as well and we'll also have the dangerous and destructive wins come with that right now during a small storm as of thursday afternoon the winfield is pretty small the hurricane force winds. I think extend outward only about fifteen miles but we think as you mentioned earlier probably gonna get bigger so there. We're going to have a whole mess on our hands. Unfortunately it's gonna pose a significant risk to life and property now. Let's talk about where we think. Get might go and what are some of the options because everybody. I'm getting so many questions on. I live in key west in my okay. Well you know even in the gulf coast we last night on the show we had and people asking you about sanford florida alabama coast so a lot of people are really concerned with is especially people in the panhandle who back in october or severely impacted by michael. They're looking at tale yeah and you know generally speaking. I think the weaker the storm is as it closes in on the coast from the atlantic. The more likely it is is to go farther west looking at some of the data the weaker solutions carry it westward across florida and get it into the gulf. I think that's becoming less and less likely because doreen is already exhibiting ebbing a strengthening trend or will soon and it is now very likely to be a major again. I think those kinds of snares are less likely today thursday than they were yesterday wednesday but that also opens up the door for areas farther to the north so if you live in daytona beach if you live in jacksonville amelia island anywhere up and down the florida and the georgia coast savannah right you're right all the way to the charleston keep an eye on dory and because still some significant significant a little bit of a change in the track will have such significant changes in your impacts so be very careful of going forward and and be mindful of the forecast changes right and i know a local emergency officials they are going. They're looking at this storm and i mean i know like i say we we went to bed with one storm monday sunday evening tuesday evening and then wednesday morning you wake up and it's a little bit of a different story so now emergency managers are kind of now when they're starting to get things rolling so you'll be on the lookout for them. Officials there when evacuation orders that kind of thing or shelters opening and we already know people are preparing. We've heard about water selling out in a couple of locations as as people are concerned about this best lines are long now so you have fill up your gas now as early as possible and be prepared to evacuate because once those orders are issued there will be a lot of people likely on the roads at the same time right and i think after a lot of people were impacted by irma we saw impacts across across the entire state even though it it made we thought it was going to be an east coast landfall than a little southward jogging and the turn ends up being a west coast landfall but the entire state was still impacted by this and you know we could still see the same scenario where much of the day florida or even georgia south carolina part of those areas <hes> can still be affected by this storm so we definitely don't don't wanna turner is on that and also. Let's talk about the timing of this because you know we've seen the last two or three days every time we look at the four or five day forecast in the cone. We've scene okay sunday night now. It's monday okay well now. It's tuesday so it seems like the storm is slowing down in the longer term. So now we're talking about. Lingering impacts like rainfall in onshore flow so coastal erosion damaging winds. Yes damaging winds all those factors and i mean let's talk about that like because even miami now they're worried about storms even before doreen even gets there that could also add to rainfall potential before durians rain even affects the coast. There's a lot out to unpack yeah yeah. The trend you're right. Exactly the trend is to slow down from prior forecasts so now it does appear to come appears to arrive a little bit later and linger a little bit longer and that lingering a real problem because imagine this imagine dorian coming coming in from the atlantic at major hurricane strength. Let's just say central florida because for right now that appears maybe the most likely location but again other locations or not often table. Please keep that in mind but let's say you have the hurricane moving in from the atlantic what's probably going to happen. That's as it slows down that is a manifestation of its turn towards the north so that brings in many other players and sorry many other locations to the effects the damaging effects of dorian and that imagine that turned going northward across florida and into georgia and even into the carolinas. We're going to be dealing with this storm for a long mm time not just atlanta. This is not just gonna landfall problem and then it's gone. This is going to remain with us probably for a while carrying with it. It's dangerous impacts well inland and northward from where it initially makes landfall ryan. We've seen over florida. There's some areas of florida that are running well above average in regard to rainfall they've kind of had a storm a year so enduring and brings potentially eight to twelve inches of rainfall for some locations and depending on the thing it depends on what mom you look at it as well. You've got the euro that have a range of solutions but wherever that goes across you know we're seeing significant rainfall totals and even beyond that you know we talk about how large storm is inexperienced outside the cone so while we want people to focus for some the track where it's going and making landfall because as a cat three possibly four that's significant impacts outside the cone which could be far reaching yeah. Yeah i think you're exactly right and there is a tendency to look at the track and think if you're not anywhere near that tracks seo fifty miles away from it. You're you're gonna come away scot free. That's not the case. I mean we know the hurricane impacts extend far and wide and that is going to be the case with dorian again. It does really look like a major hurricane landfall for the southeastern mainland united it states late in the weekend early next week and that brings all the hazards and play. I'm just sorta recapping it here because we don't have much time left but damaging destructive winds dangerous. This wins and we've got the storm surge. We've got the freshwater flooding from heavy rainfall for a prolonged period not a few hours perhaps a few days and just pay attention to the latest forecast because we know they've changed in recent days and they're going to continue to do that probably right up until landfall so have have a plan ready all the way from key west cape hatteras. That's my entering. This storm like it's a single storm. Don't rely on old experiences and say oh well. They said it was going to be this. It wasn't that bad. Every storm is different but you need to prepare for every storm like it's the story is going to impact you just to be safe exactly well. That's good advice all right well. So that's the weather geeks exp podcast this special edition hurricane join. I'm dr greg postel hurricane expert here at the weather channel. I'm with meteorologist sarah gillingham and we'll be doing this again. Hopefully we'll soon and keep updated. All the latest yam be sure to tune into the weather channel on the air as we're going to be taking you through the storm the next few days ago yeah.

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Hurricane Dorian batters the Bahamas, outer bands begin to hit parts of Florida;  Mayday call released in dive boat fire: "I can't breathe";  Police: Gunman had called FBI tip line 15 minutes before shooting

The Lead with Jake Tapper

40:15 min | 1 year ago

Hurricane Dorian batters the Bahamas, outer bands begin to hit parts of Florida; Mayday call released in dive boat fire: "I can't breathe"; Police: Gunman had called FBI tip line 15 minutes before shooting

"It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school and backpacks in binders or flying off the shelves right now. Though tech products are all the rage and top brands or trying to get in on the action if you want to know the five most essential devices for this back to school season head over to w._w._w. Dot c. n. N. dot com slash b._t. 's affordable portable headphones laptops tablets more over a w._w._w. Dot c._n._n. Dot com slash b._t._s. That's w._w._w. Dot c._n._n. Dot com slash p. Not s destruction risk days of it loom for the east coast. The lead starts right now. Breaking news hurricane dorian house how's florida in its sights the incredibly massive and powerful storm describe this catastrophic is it lays waste to parts of the bahamas the latest track in in evacuation orders affecting millions also breaking today people leaping for their lives dozens missing many feared dead as a boat goes up in flames is off the coast of california but how did it happen. Plus minutes ago new details revealed on the possible motive behind the latest gun massacre in america as we learn more more about the victims and a seventeen month old survivor this is c._n._n. Breaking news welcome to a special edition of the elite. I'm briana keeler in for jake tapper and we start with breaking news in the world lead hurricane dorian catastrophic and now a category four storm battering the bahamas dorian devastating the islands as it spins moving just one mile per hour at times this this is the strongest storm ever to hit the bahamas the minister of agriculture posting video of his own home and he says that these windows are about twenty feet off the ground and barely holding back the waves outside as dorian inches toward florida evacuations are underway. The governor says that includes more than seventy nursing homes in addition to some hospitals c._n._n. Has teams positioned along the florida coast as well as in the bahamas where the storm is hitting right now. Let's go go to c._n._n.'s patrick osmond. He's in freeport bahamas and patrick. Tell us what is it like. Were you are still still have these benz of rain coming in you think this storm is over and then it comes back and it shows you that after forty dollars a competing the hell out of the bahamas this thing just will not end doreen has been hovering over us since early this morning here in grand bahama emma destroyed <hes> parts of avocado and the sister island next to us yesterday and even though you would think at this point it will be done with vomit continues to bring you hear that sound of the rain picking up again and again over to my right there trees that are broken behind me. There are some enormous waves as an storm surge coming in so all over this island. We've seen videos of people who've lost their homes. We've had actually escaped from their homes because because water rose to high people's cars are underwater and the reports of people who are missing it is caused. I think we can say at at this point more damage to the bomb probably any other store storm. It has been the most powerful storm the ever hit the bahamas and is not done on with this yet so many people say that after twenty four hours of hearing the screaming win <hes> that it is just almost too much for them to bear any longer even if they are in a safe shelter to watch the weather constantly hitting us again and again and then to look and see the door in really it's not moving very far from the bahamas of people are just simply exhausted and yet we still don't know the full extent of the damage to these islands around you are you really can't know until this pass is i think there's so much to learn coming out of the bahamas but we do know at this point patrick that this is deadly there was a little boy who drowned tell alice about this tragic and eight year old boy on the island of avocado where the storm really came ashore ashore with a deadly force and his grandmother's told some bahamian d._d. Outlets that this boy got separated from his family and drown and even <hes> <hes> even worse on top of such horrible tragedy. Apparently this little boy sister is also missing. We're hearing reports of dead bodies in the streets and avocado of people missing here in freeport so as as the light comes up tomorrow as the storm moves away from us hopefully then we'll have some clarity already but this is a deadly storm and i think again. We don't know that much yet about how deadly the storm actually has been written all right patrick. Thank you so much reporting for us from freeport bahamas. I want to bring in c._n._n. Meteorologist tom sater in tom. These outer bands <hes> have started to hit florida. Could this be anything like what we've seen in the bahamas hitting florida well to be quite honest with you brianna. The door is not completely. Shut shut yet for the state. Possibly make landfall now things are looking better than it will stay offshore but still these systems wobble at times and any wobble even if it's twenty miles means everything right now since man has walked the earth brianna there have been very few humans that have ever experienced what they've been experiencing yesterday and overnight and today in the bahamas devastating in fact the international runway was submerged by five feet and once that water emerges. Let's just pray that we can at least have an airfield the land and get people in and out of course with the resources the is closed up somewhat sometimes it transfers or at least a trap a little heat it underwent what we call an eye wall replacement commit cycle yesterday so slight weakening but i want everybody to please understand that when we talk about a category five to a category for you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. This is still a high end category four now the outer bands yes. They're starting to make their way into florida but keep in mind. Florida's had a wet year. They've had an excessively wet august so the ground is saturated all of this rain and to the north that continues to fall now these outer bands we're seeing rainfall in the carolinas right now all of that it is falling on saturated ground and the core still has to move upward so additional rainfall in the days ahead right now the current center of dorian and is a one hundred and four miles from west palm at its closest approach not tomorrow morning. Wednesday morning is going to be about thirty five miles miles from cape canaveral. That's important because the hurricane force winds extend outward forty five that means a good ten miles inland hurricane force winds now one hundred and forty miles out are the tropical storm force winds so that's going to possibly put out scattered power outages across ford inland a little bit georgia and the carolinas now still good agreement on most of the models. Could it make landfall in the carolinas absolutely so we're not out of the woods with this just yet. Every hour is critical critical. We know then the latest advisory still moving at one mile per hour and it until it makes that move to the north. We just don't know just yet remember matthew you crazy offshore but record flooding in the carolinas too. We're not out of the woods yet yeah. That's a very good point. Tom sater thank you so much. You'll keep an eye on this and i want to get to c. n. N.'s brian todd he is is in stuart florida. This is north of west palm beach brian and this area that you're in his actually prone to flooding so what's the plan to get people out of harm's way there brianna they have issued mandatory evacuation orders for this area of martin county to get people out of low lying neighborhoods like the one i'm in now. This is the park in stuart florida. You can see kind of the tides hitting pretty violently against the seawall here <hes> at this park and this is right near a some neighborhoods that are here so it's pretty low line and you've got storm surge that really threatening at this hour and part of the problem is that we are at the confluence of two major rivers that come right in through that inlet right there. That's the stewart inlet goes right out to the ocean. Okay so these two rivers the indian river lagoon over here and the saint louis river just to my right they come together all here and this creates more storm surge more power for the storm surge and of course these waves come up and wash over this place <hes> threatening a lot of houses around around here. That's why they're evacuating. These areas now that island behind me. That's an island. That's hutchinson island. It's one of the several barrier islands that go up and down this part of florida's coast that place has been ordered to be evacuated along with jupiter island just to the south but the problem is a lot of people in these islands have elected to stay and ride out the storm. We've talked to emergency management. People here who say that because the bridges may close they can't get to them over the bridges during and right after the storm some people at that island right there may be cut off for a few days brianna so as you can see the storm surge here behind me getting worse. It's only gonna get worse overnight and into tomorrow and a lot of the people on these barrier islands could find themselves. Cut it off all right brian todd in stuart florida. Thank you so much. I wanna bring another mayor palm bay florida. William capote is joining me on the phone. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for avenue. Tell us what you've been telling your residents ahead of this storm <hes> for the most part we are saying that for for expecting worse is trump for for the best tropical storm for the worst category three or four storm <hes> we've been preparing repairing <hes> coordinating with the county and local agencies to make sure that the recovery efforts up put together <hes> we've been proactive and i'll stormwater order to make sure that they're they're cleaned and at low levels or we could deal with the surge of all this storm. That's gonna come in for the next twenty four hours. <hes> visit the unique part about the storm like you were refereeing. Matthew matthew at least was quicker at got through with this is this storm is going crawling rolling like a turtle so that's what really makes it frightening because you talk in a category three four storm <hes> worse that it would stay around for along with the day and that that's very frightening yeah. It's it's a lot of water and we've seen this storm track. <hes> has shifted dramatically here over over the last few days. You say you've been telling people what the worst case in the best case scenarios are. Neither one is good but do you worry that people are taking this less seriously because does the track has changed even if this is moving slow in his threatening to just pour water on top of water on your community for the most part our community has i've been through quite a few hurricanes <hes> france's jean <hes> chali <hes> fake tropical on fay so we're accustomed to this <unk> type thing so our community is prepared for the most part shelters already open la- yesterday at five p._m. <hes> so people are taking those precautions so i've i've seen a lot of people boarding up <hes> last minute shopping. I was at walmart earlier and i thought some constituents and we're asking me the question mayor what's going to happen. I said best tropical storm worst three to four <hes> category four hurricane so just prepared be prepared be prepare airpl- the worst and pray for the best. We'll be praying for you mayor capote of palm bay florida. Thank you thank you for having me. We're live on the ground up up and down. The florida coast as hurricane dorian is lashing the state and millions of people could be in the storm's path and then we're tracking some breaking news out of california. The frantic antics search for dozens of people after a boat is consumed by fire in the middle of the night. It's that time of year again and the kids are back in school and backpacks in binders or flying off the shelves right now though tech products are all the rage and top brands or trying to get in on the action if you want to no the five most essential devices for this back to school season head over to w._w._w. Dot c._n._n. Dot com slash b._t. 's affordable headphones laptops tops tablets and more over a w._w._w. Dot c._n._n. Dot com slash b._t._s. That's w._w._w. Dot c. n. N. dot com slash bt s rescue efforts are underway right now. In parts of the bahamas devastated by category five hurricane dorian wind gusts over two hundred miles per hour at times feet of water water overtaking cars and homes one government official describing the damage is catastrophic. Let's talk to sam tushar. He's joining us on the phone right now. He lives is in freeport in the bahamas and he works on coral conservation. There and i wanna talk to you about that sam because i know you have concerns about your efforts there but just tell listen general. How bad has this storm been so far. What are your greatest concerns. At this point in time as you wait for the storm to pass and you can survey the damage on my grave concerns right now for the people of <hes> were fortunate my home. I've been friends sang with me here. We got two stories of concrete hurricane in windows and we're on the south side of the island but we've been getting reports and videos of friends and neighbors and people across the island who are fleeing on rooftops in some cases and having water come up to the second story <hes> it. It's going to be devastating to see when the sun passes and help people get back the feet 'cause. There's never been anything like this before. You're hearing that they are on their roofs waiting for rescue. What what are you hearing. In some cases we've heard reports of people fleeing to their addicts <hes> water in creeping in <hes>. Obviously that's a place where people can get trapped in some in cases they've been forced to then go up on the roofs <hes> in some parts of the island or waiting so the eye of the storm too few and go retrieve people that are getting people eagle by jet skis and with police cars and whatever can be done but in some cases the storm gusts are still at our house. We've done got about one hundred and twenty miles miles an hour. <hes> were no invertebrate the fortunate on i guess you could say your steering still very much in the middle of it even as you said they're on the side of the island where it's better to be at this point in time you work in to conserve coral across the bahamas. Are you worried about what you're going to find. After the storm ormuz gone yeah <hes> hurricanes have a track record of really ripping apart coral reef <hes> and that's obviously tragic from an ecological the point <hes> quarter of marine life depends on re but their source of protection especially during events like hurricane they act like natural so healthy coral reef and wave energy on average is ninety seven percents <hes> but eighty percent of the research that during the bahamas and the caribbean <hes> i started a company called coral vita that grows quarrels restore store dianne reeves <hes> so we're going to have to go out there obviously wants people are taking care of to help rebuild the read because again. They're not only something worth protecting their own right but they provide jobs and food and ultimate security for people during storms like dory and safety as you point out <hes> sam <unk>. Thank you so much for joining us and telling us what you're seeing there yeah and thank you for having me and i say that people really mean. We're gonna need help across the bahamas. We'd actually set up a gofundme campaign. <hes> there's people like w kitching itching we're gonna be dropping in to help out but google hurricane gordon relief help bahamas now and go fund me. Everyone's going to need help here. They don't have the resources like in the united states so we we we can't help to the people the bombers all right sam. Thank you so much. There are mandatory evacuations that are now in effect in parts of florida. I want to go to c._n._n.'s c._n._n.'s randy case she is in singer island florida which is a stretch just north of west palm beach randy. This is a popular tourist spot where you are people heeding the warnings of the getting out of dodge <hes>. They seem to be brianna. I certainly hope so because the winds have picked up here and all that talk about <hes> hurricane dorian dorian wobbling <hes> possibly getting even closer than they think here to <hes> singer island which is part of west palm beach. <hes> certainly has folks concerned. There was an official evacuation order <hes> given yesterday afternoon in this area. <hes> most people have gotten out of dodge. If you take a look it's hard for me to look this way but if you pan down that way <hes> you can see the buildings. <hes> and the beach are pretty empty those hotels and condominiums <hes>. There's really nobody on the beach down there except for a couple of random folks and if you take a look at the ocean in here you can see how busy those waves are. The c. is angry today. Really that's the best way to describe it. This is not how you usually see the water here on singer ryland. It's usually crystal clear and blue and a lot of great snorkeling here. This really looks more like <hes> like the pacific ocean so <hes> it's quite a day here on singer island highland. The palm beach airport is closed up businesses are barricaded nearby and the winds are certainly picking up as the outer bands. Come this way brianna oriana all right randi kaye. We can see fighting the wind there. We're going to keep checking in with you more breaking news now about that mysterious boat fire in california. There are dozens still missing the mayday call in the frantic search next remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com com slash c._n._n. Welcome back. It is still a mystery as to exactly what happened to scuba diving boat that burst into flames off the california. Oh for new coast as dozens of people onboard slept. The mayday calls came in just after three a._m. Pacific time thirty four passengers at this point are still unaccounted for as c. n. N.'s nick watt reports five crew members including the captain jumped off the boat and were rescued by good samaritans mayday mayday call just before three thirty a._m. It takes a lot of fun channel. One six your positions and number persons on board over the only thirty miles from the mainland just north of los angeles first responders beaten beaten back by the inferno it keeps <hes> being extinguished and re flashing plus we do the amount of fuel onboard unsure why five crew members escaped the crew was already away on the bridge and they jumped off five people were evacuated aboard and good samaritan pleasure craft known as the great escape escape one brought ashore on a stretcher rushed to the hospital one limping and injured ankle to shoeless and short thirty-four others who were below decks next still unaccounted for we're told there are numerous fatalities listened to the dispatcher on that made acl asking questions are they locked inside of roger back on board and unlocked and vote. I'm doors so they can get off. We cannot hear the answers and the coast guard has said the boat was in compliance bears repeating thirty four still missing. We are calling the shoreline. You have <hes> souls to vessels from co-star station channel islands harbor. We have come start helicopter crews so we are throwing everything that we have here by area search for these people the boat sank in sixty four feet of water just twenty yards from the shore of santa cruz island that conception seventy seventy five foot dive boats seen here in video on a previous trip had left santa barbara saturday morning the coals of that far that destroyed her still unknown the n._t._s._b. E._s._p._n.'s on route and the coast guard is working with the vessel's owner but the priority right now the fight with hope fading to find any more survivors and that made a coal came in more than ten hours ago now that boat burned down to the waterline these brianna or no signs no. They aren't nick. Thank you so much on the california coast there joining me. Now is josh campbell former f._b._i. Special agent and there's five survivors josh this point what would investigators trying to learn from them right now brianna. These are all witnesses to what occurred here. We know that the e._s._p. Is on route to this location. One of their teams they will be questioned. Authorities want to know what took place in the immediate <hes> preceding this incident. They want to know if there were any issues that they knew about perhaps electrical issues in the like. We are told that the vessel was in compliance. We're told that by the coast guard of it again. They want to recreate what exactly took place just before this incident occurred. This will be part of this investigation. That's going on right now. Talk talk to us about what authorities are doing right now to search or to recover the missing again. We're talking numerous fatalities. They're expecting so what are they doing here. Yeah the first goal it was always a protection of life and the incident occurred about thirty nautical miles from the mainland and there in oxnard. Do you have a number of resources. <hes> the coastguard channel island station is air naval station in point mugu <hes> the ventura county fire and rescue but still it takes time to get there by this point we know that that area has been surrounded by resources <hes> and again as nick just mentioned and you know it is looking more bleak as time passes <hes> but still we know that they're dive teams. That will be going down since the vessel did sink the tried to turn if there were survivors <hes> this isn't a large area as soon as he mentioned about twenty five yards from the shoreline of santa cruz islands so it's not as though this ship was out underway. A lot of resources are in place <hes> again going down to try to figure out if there's anyone still alive in depth where they can certainly dive and get answers hopefully rather quickly. I do wonder what it tells you josh that they're all of these passengers injures that are unaccounted for they were apparently sleeping and that the the crew which was on deck on the bridge had to jump off the boat. This all happened so quickly. Yea tells me that the fire spread very quickly on this vessel you think about a contained area. We know that the crew members they were <hes> on atop. The ship and the passengers were down below sleeping and you put yourself in that position. If you're under unaware of what's going on your surroundings. This fire can spread very quickly again. It doesn't look good for those who were on board all right josh campbell. Thank you so so much. We have some breaking new details about the gunman in texas who shot at dozens of people while driving the surprising phone call that he made minutes before his rampage the cases. We gotta find who wrote this. No we do that. We find the killer. The science defined out police used luminol a chemical which glows when it comes into contact with the iron component in blood that drama but where was the the rifles and which man was telling the truth forensic files the legendary true crime show is now now a podcast join investigators as they take on the toughest cases with cutting edge scientific tools subscribe now with apple podcasts asked with new episodes every monday thursday. You'll never miss out on getting your renchik fix breaking news in our national lead brand new details about the shooter in saturday's rampage in texas police confirming the gunman had been fired from his job that morning morning and we now know that he called the f._b._i. Tip line with a rambling diatribe just fifteen minutes before being pulled over by police and opening fire c. n. N.'s ed love and dera is in odessa texas and ed. The shooter also called nine one one during the actual shooting itself. Tell us about this. Hi brianna will fascinating details emerging today in odessa. It sounds like the suspect <hes> could have made as many as four different phone calls to law enforcement went on saturday to nine one one calls during the shooting rampage itself which offers of tantalizing clues and information about how all of this unfolded was fifteen minutes before thirty six year old seth a tour engaged engineer deadly shooting spree. He called an f._b._i. National tip line with a rambling incoherent series of complaints the gunman had been fired from a truck driving job earlier in the day hey and also called nine one one but left the office before police arrived even before being fired law enforcement said he was starting to spiral showed up to work in a very distressed mental state so it's not because he got fired. This did not happen because he was fired. Which other active shooters have occurred when he showed up to work. He was already <hes> enraged. They're also troubling questions about where the gunman obtained. The assault style rifle used to randomly murder seven people and wounded at least twenty three others odessa texas investigators say the gunman failed a background check but still somehow managed to obtain the firearm investigators. Gators have not revealed why the shooter failed the background check a._t._f. With in partnership with g._p._s. and all the other federal federal and local agencies are aggressively only following up on the source of despite the firearm. A local law enforcement source tells c. n. n. A. tour was fired from his job as a truck driver just before he went on the west texas rampage authorities say the gunman shot and killed u._s. Postal carrier mary granados before taking her mail truck and continuing the shooting spree through the city. Mary was on the phone with her twin sister. When the shooting erupted she was screaming. So i mean i was hoping that it could have been aw just the dog by email but it wasn't it was something worse. The call then went silent slave there. I just wanted to run to her and harder arguer. You know kiss her didn't didn't get to there wouldn't let me get close. Rosie says she ran to the the scene and saw her sister's lifeless body on the street c._n._n. Sat down for a one on one interview with f._b._i. Special agent in charge christopher combs sir who says he seemed to many mass shootings up close and that these atrocities are happening every two weeks he gets emotional trying to talk about how how this should be a wakeup. Call to the country the phone rings yesterday you get the call about this and whatever's going through your mind as makes you tear up which is not something that we normally see from an f._b._i. Again i'm sorry there's no way the realities of another mass shooting that has left a veteran law enforcement agent struggling to find the right words f._b._i. Agent combs also said today that the f._b._i. Didn't had been searching the suspect's apartment over the course of the last day and a half or so said that what they found in there was very reflective of this gunman's mental state at this time brianna love and dera. Thank you so much from odessa texas. I i wanna take a listen to president trump's reaction to the texas shooting and the calls for changes to gun laws. Here's what he said a lot of different bills. Els ideas concepts. It's been going on for a long while background checks. I will say that for the most part sadly if you look at the last four or five going back even five or six or seven years for the most part as strong as you make your background checks they would not have stop any of it so it's a big problem you know linda whether you're talking about this particular shooting or more broadly or just talking about this issue that we're seeing on this recent spate of attacks in this one specifically. There's seven people dead. There's a seventeen month old girl who's been shot in the face. Is this the right tone on just to be talking about. What shouldn't be done what couldn't have stopped it or should the president be talking about what can be done to address. What is is clearly an issue that needs to be dealt with well. A normal president would in fact doing that he'd be offering solace and he'd also offering solutions but this particular president president whenever he does put his toe in the water to suggest well. Maybe we do need to look at some changes to gun laws <hes> then the n._r._a. Calls him up where he calls the n._r._a. Up and he changes his mind. You know there's no one single solution. You know background checks to solve it. There are a host of a different issues background checks eliminating these weapons of war from our streets. Nobody has a right to have an a. a. r. f. fifteen gone that that's a weapon that was created to be using in wartime. What do you think listening to the president and also just to what seems to be near this accumulation now now. Do you think there is a point where american say enough or are they becoming immune or are they starting to reach the limit. What do you think doc well. We are seeing that <hes> people are not in line with the president right now or i can say the president is out of line with the american public universal background checks are highly popular but at the same time when you have fifty eight americans killed in the last month alone by gun violence we are getting numb to it and we're not seeing the type of leadership that we want either from congress or the president united states. It's now breaking down at the state level states. We see that have passed background. Checks red flag laws have reductions and gun violence so there are correlations certainly the emotion that we're looking at behind. <hes> wanted to get gun laws when you look at universal background checks. The numbers are staggering right. You're talking nine in ten americans who want to see this and yet. There's no movement on it. The senate is going to come back next week. <hes> majority leader mitch mcconnell has made it clear that he's not going to tackle these issues news of <hes> when it comes to gun laws and addressing that issue. Is there anything that would push him in as we enter this election year jeremy to to do that. He wants a clear signal from the white house but we're not seeing a clear sick. I had asked the president <hes> during one of these white house departures a few weeks ago whether he was going to show the leadership that some republicans might need in order to get on board with some of these measures including background checks for example and the president his answer was. I don't think i need to do that. He doesn't doesn't feel a need to lead on this issue to take republicans further than they are comfortable. We heard him initially talking about potentially supporting expanding background checks now. He is very much walked away from that the reason ultimately is at the white house is looking at this through an extremely political lens and they don't necessarily see any benefit to going further than than the president's base this is demanding that he go and and certainly the president's based on guns doesn't want him to necessarily take any action to further restrict the sale of weapons so the white house doesn't see this as a political title benefit for them so what we're seeing is them discussing mental health and other issues or and then there's another proposal that we've seen from a republican texas state representative matt schaefer. He wrote on facebook. After the shooting about the growing calls for reform he said quote icy note a red flag <hes> pre-crime laws not universal background checks no two bands on air fifteens or high capacity magazines. No mandatory gun buybacks. What can we do yes to praying for victims yes to praying for protection yesterday. Praying that god would transform the hearts of people with evil intent ray are americans powerless will representative schafer offers a classic false choice. You know it's possible to get to work in austin on changing laws in texas and pray for the victims at the same time both both have their place in response. If you're a person who wants to keep the status quo on guns in america congressional paralysis plus federalism eliza him equals never have to having to do anything texas is only in the middle of the deck when it comes to gun ownership around twenty twenty first among all the states it's number number two and then in the number of people who die every year from firearms only behind california which has eleven million more people right. Thank you so much. Thank you to all of you. We're we're just minutes away from the next hurricane. Doreen update is the storm going to turn plus. President trump's labor daybreak as the east coast anxiously awaits durians wrath travis kelsey and more football stars are putting their athleticism to the test. I'm adam off going. I'm challenging some of the best players to skill tests. You've never seen watch it all unfold on my new show ditch the playbook on the biard app any moment now we'll be getting an update on hurricane doreen and as the storm is threatening the u._s. President trump today visited his golf course and aired his political grievances says on twitter while keeping an eye on the hurricane c._n._n.'s kaitlan collins reports from the white house today the president teeing up at his golf course outside washington tune as hurricane during battered the bahamas and bore down on the u._s. Critics reminding him of this promise. He wants made to supporters i. I'm going to be working for you. I'm not gonna have time to go play golf. I'm not going to be playing much. He also spent the morning attacking the media and a prominent union leader on twitter her while retweeting updates on the storm and the boat fire in california as white house officials insists. He was briefed hourly on doria's movements. The government says ready to assist after a weekend at camp david. The president returned to washington for a briefing at headquarters where he appeared baffled by the storm's storm's intensity unheard of the category five. I do exist it even though there have been four category five hurricanes since he's been in office yeah. It's not the first time he's claimed surprise about the common term. He said the same thing after hurricane irma in two thousand seventeen. I never even knew a category really five existed. The national weather service also forced to correct the president after he claimed alabama was endurance path the national weather service in birmingham. Alabama says that's not so tweeting. Alabama will not see any impacts from dorian. We we repeat no impacts from hurricane. Dorian will be felt across alabama. The system will remain too far east now brianna after the president spent about four hours. It is golf club earlier today. He is now back at the white house and right now no more public events on his schedule for today all right kaitlan collins at the white house. Thank thank you so much. Joining me. Now is retired lieutenant general russel honore who is widely credited with turning around the government's response to hurricane katrina when he led the military's response there so the general looking at this what does the federal government need to be doing right now to make sure that it's prepared for response and recovery from hurricane duran. Can you tell at this point or will you be able to know until the storm hit. They're preparing right now. They're moving helicopters. <hes> they've moved task force truck on prepared to deploy orders within striking distance of florida as well as georgia <hes> imposition back up the national guard and the first responders responders that move engineer teams in ready to open high highway interstate roads <hes> to with some capacity to do that in a the big way to have a ship with marines prepared to go help to people in bahama <hes> this is a slow big moving storm and his even giving them even even more time collaborating with fema establishing logistics points at places of communications to include all the defense coordinating offices in place n._f._l. Establish a couple of joint task forces <hes> with two state where do had command have been identified. They're doing a lot of preparing. There's a lot of things are moving today brianna so you you were critical. It's worth noting of president trump's administration in the aftermath of hurricane harvey and hurricane maria is it fair based on what we just heard you say that you have more confidence in the preparation level of the federal government for this one absolutely i see a big effort doc a working with the northern commander and the commander of the national guard they have a synchronization team worked out the talk in daylight exchanging exchanging information and the national national guard who was a member of the joint chiefs of staff is talking to the ads in general along with the north com commander and <hes> what federal assets where it might be needed to support the national guard <hes> in doing search and rescue as well as providing road-clearing and with decor engineers to provide power backup as required a lot of good work. I've never seen it done at this level before award storm you feel when you're hearing that. Some people are choosing to wait this out. What's your message for those people who have decided decided. I'm not evacuating not a good idea particularly evacuation zone. Take your evacuation zone. You've been told evacuate wait. There could be eight foot surge. You take your phone go out there and look at elevation first step. If you're gonna get surge water you need to get out of there and get out of there now all right lieutenant general russel honore. Thank you so much sir for being with us <hes> pity so we're just moments away from the latest forecast for hurricane doreen. We're going to bring that to you. Hi everyone. It's poppy harlow for the last six months. We've been working on a c._n._n. Special documentary entry report and i'm excited to share it with all of you. We take you inside. The age of amazon understand the mission and the man behind it. How did jeff bezos do it and where is he taking amazon next from the marketplace to the cloud to hollywood and perhaps to space you can find our c._n._n. 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Hurricane Dorian spawns tornadoes in Carolinas;  Trump relentlessly defends claim Dorian threatened Alabama;  CNN reporter spends 24-hours on ravaged Abaco Islands;  James Mattis break silence after leaving Trump admin

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Hurricane Dorian spawns tornadoes in Carolinas; Trump relentlessly defends claim Dorian threatened Alabama; CNN reporter spends 24-hours on ravaged Abaco Islands; James Mattis break silence after leaving Trump admin

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There's apart homes as part of hurricane dorian unleashing its fury on the carolinas the flooding damage and even explosions as the storm plows up the coast like a bomb went us the damage left behind in the bahamas hard to believe entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble our correspondent respondent who spent the night in the hardest hit area joins us with stories of survival and despair. You will see i on the lead and with american lives in jeopardy yeah pretty right now. President trump is today sticking with his bizarre focus after using a laughably doctored map to push a false claim about the storm c._n._n. Breaking news welcome to the leonov jake tapper and we begin with breaking news deadly hurricane dorian right now taking taking aim at north and south carolina on the east coast of the u._s. The category two storm crawling up the coast dragging out the danger tornadoes such as this one glenn have even been reported another one hit emerald isle north carolina tearing apart homes in this r._v. Park hundreds of thousands of people do not have power across three states the carolinas and georgia and survivors in the bahamas or just beginning to assess the damage from dorian the u._s. Coastguard has rescued at least one hundred hundred thirty five people in that country after entire neighborhoods were flattened one survivor survivor telling c._n._n. It was almost as if an atomic bomb had gone off. I'm from tampa very big. Even let my family in the world. I'm so sorry in life. It's not just us everybody's hurting. We're not any worse than anybody else. Everybody is hurting. Parting words can't describe it. Nobody we have our team of reporters spread out across the south and monitoring the storm in the c._n._n. Severe weather center. Let's start with c._n._n.'s rosa flora. She's in myrtle beach south carolina rosa. Tell us about conditions there. Mhm conditions have been deteriorating all day long right now live from a location that show some flooding. This is actually the first flooding here. We're in myrtle beach. We're seeing about nine inches right now. Appears that this waterway here on the north side has flooded over and jake. I can swing the camera around and show you these individuals over here just tried to ride through this area and of course they were stalled and now it appears that their car is not working. <hes> that of course is what officials say. You're not supposed to do during a storm but here in myrtle beach. We're expecting the worst of it the brunt of the storm at about six pm why six p._m. Well that's when the eye of the storm is expected to be closest to this city. We now according to the mayor her biggest concern is what you're looking around me. The flooding the potential flooding and the storm surge jake four to eight feet expected did in this area. Jake's our rosa flora's stay safe. Please nell let's talk to the mayor of myrtle beach <hes> brenda bethune who joins us on the phone amount of mayor year at your emergency operations concentre <hes> we just saw flooding in myrtle beach. How are conditions overall in your hometown right now. Right now seems to be holding up really well or infrastructure is holding up well. We did expect some coastal flooding <hes> especially closest to the beaches <hes> especially with the high tide and the storm surge. We know that the worst is yet to come so we will wait to see what happens with that but adds up now. Everything seems to be doing really well. Throughout the carolinas there have been reports of tornadoes as well as power outages. What is your greatest concern right. Now is it the flooding really it is. The flooding we had such a horrific event last year was hurricane florence where we literally had days of rain three days of steady rain and areas around us where flooding that really closed off myrtle beach from all of the roads just to get out of here so we are watching the flooding very very carefully. We don't think that it will be anything like we experience with florence so we're prepared for it. We're prepared for the worst and we just are waiting to see what comes later this evening and madame mayor myrtle beach obviously is under evacuation orders but not everyone has left. How many do you think remain percentage wise and what is your message to those who are attempting to ride out the storm in myrtle beach. You know it's hard to make everyone on evacuate and we had over a hundred thousand visitors in town during labor day weekend. We feel very confident that those visitors are out of town safely as as far as the resident. If you are in your homes things may look calm right now but as i said we don't know what's coming later. The worst is yet to get here and i just i encourage people to stay in your home. This is not the time to be out riding around taking pictures because we don't know exactly when things are going to kick got such as wind or fallen learns or power lines. It's just too dangerous myrtle beach mayor brenda thune. Thank you so much. We'll be thinking about you and obviously if there's anything you're not getting from the state or the federal government. Please let us know and we will bring attention to that. Thank you brian. Todd is in charleston south carolina. Nearly half half a million people have evacuated the state so far brian. You've been seeing flooding you even seeing some transformers blowing up. That's i check in before we talk about that. I'm gonna show you how it's still a perilous situation here on the streets of charleston just a short time ago. We were transmitting less than a block away from here. When this huge magnolia tree just toppled over it hit this poll right here but then take a look at what it did over here to the to the lines hip aligns the lines knocked down the poll and so this is a very dangerous situation here first responders com. They've roped off that part of the street down there. You can see those power lines down. We just saw some police lisa going to these houses behind me a knocking on doors trying to get people to leave because of the fire hazard and the just the overall danger of these lines being down that transformer transformer that you mentioned we rolled up on that <hes> a few hours ago we went down to market street flooded downtown charleston and as we were getting there are we saw this down power line still emitting live currents into the water whipping around <hes> sparking smoking and then every couple of minutes <hes> very violent dangerous explosion would occur and the whole street got that whole street got knocked out but every time <hes> that explosion would occur <hes> the businesses next wchs to us would <hes> experience either a power surge they go out of power then come back on a couple of minutes later and it was just it was a very dangerous situation. We had to warn people who are walking around around driving around to get out of there jake so they're not out of the woods here yet. This is kind of the danger that officials here are telling us that people have to be wary of even as the storm moves away from from charleston the dangerous trying to come back to your home too quickly and encountering situations like this. That's right a lot of the fatalities occur after the storms have already passed brian todd talk in charleston. Thanks so much let's go to c._n._n. Meteorologist tom sater for the latest forecast. Tom tell us where hurricane doreen is now and where he is headed well the last couple of days jake doreen stayed approximately one hundred miles off the coast of florida parallel the entire coastline now its closest approach. It's now sixty miles house just south of myrtle beach. It's about one hundred and ten from wilmington but it's those strong. I wall wins that are within twenty miles now so we're still seeing a surge threat the good news for charleston. They were looking at near record levels of water. Just behind hugo of nine hundred eighty nine didn't quite get to ten point three because at high tide at two pm the strong strong winds on shore were just to the north but now we're seeing winds come in from the back edge of charleston harbor trying to push that water back off shore so that's good news however five to eight eight feet storm surge still yes very possible and will occur the i seems to be collapsing somewhat. It's not going to change the category. It's still a category two but even that doesn't matter much because the winds continue to broaden out the hurricane force winds are now outward sixty miles. The tropical storm force winds route one hundred ninety five so it could still stealing be broader than that. It's gonna move up the chain. The warnings are in effect for hurricane warnings to from around a norfolk and then in your area of course tropical storm mornings but if the tornadoes you showed video earlier typically we'll see little spin ups with these feeder bands that our f one f two but those are massively large tornadoes. I haven't seen something quite like that but if that heavy rain bands to the north and then the core moving in that's going to cost some pretty good flooding into the carolinas watch out cape fear watch out cape lookout. This is not over with and it's going to be with us for several more hours all right tom sater thank you so much. Only a few buildings are still standing. Our correspondent just got back from one of the most devastated parts to the bahamas with some heart wrenching stories of survival. You will see i this hour plus. We are following hurricane during path up the coast where we're going to go live where the storm is headed next. Stay with us hi. 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Jake this is really stepped up in the last five administer the rain the outer bands picked up. You can see the scientists and they started to get ready for this. Florence was really a big impact here in fact this entire wall street here with cover in water in fact. That's what residents worry about what we have to show you what happened in. I'll about thirty miles from here. Look at this video. This is a area that was hit by a tornado early this this morning around nine thirty visit with such ferocity that people who are the inside of the home state actually were very scared and we're actually regretting the decision. They stay behind now coming back to you. Now you can see the rain and city pretty hard. Our iphone started going off with a tornado. Warnings are in this area so at some point. We'll see a little more shelter but you can see the heavy rain especially out there toward the waterway. That's what people are concerned about. The flooding in we've been told even by the police chief year that wants the water something bad missouri. They may not be able to respond because they had plenty reward rain hitting hard. The wind is actually starting to pick up. This is really sorry. Turn in the last ten minutes or so take all right ryan. Thank you so much. Stay safe. Let's go north now. From beaufort to kill devil hills north carolina adjoining me on the phone is mayor sheila foster davies. The town is under mandatory evacuation chen and bracing for the storm mayor david thanks for joining us do residents of kill devil hills still have time to get out of town they do but it's a very short window. At this point <hes> starting at eight pm tonight. We will be imposing. A mandatory curfew says anyone's trying to evacuate please do so but but you're really limited on time now to your beautiful town before it's where the white right brothers took their first historic <hes> flight what is the biggest concern right now for kill devil hills <hes> so overall. It's just personal safety making sure people are doing everything they can to to be prepared and then stay safe throughout the storm duration and <hes> on the backside of the storm our biggest concern is we expect significant downside flooding <hes> initially the sound is gonna be sucked out with the wind direction but on the backside so when people think that may be coming down we anticipate storm surge anywhere from four to seven feet above above ground and for anyone who is planning on staying behind even though there is this mandatory evacuation. What do you want them to do to stay safe. Stay inside ride. That's why we put this curfew in place oftentimes people when i go out and look and be the first one to snap the footage and film of what they're seeing that they need to stay in and stay safe safe. We're expecting hurricane force winds for a number of our starting in the early morning hours <hes> and then like i said that the storm surge and until we can get out and assess assessed damage tomorrow afternoon we just we need people to comply with our our warnings and and orders mayor davies of killed over hills north carolina. Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe. If there's anything that you're not getting from the state or federal government please let us know we'll bring attention to it much as hurricane during lashes the carolinas president trump has has been busy on twitter falsely trying to prove to the world that he was right about something he tweeted on sunday why this is all about so much more than just a sharpie scribble. Stay with us. 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You'll never miss out on getting your forensic fix our politics lead with americans in the carolinas and danger from hurricane dorian in president trump right now at least based on his tweets including just moments ago focused instead on defending his decision to show a sloppily augmented map apple the storms projected path the president using this map in the oval office yesterday with this extended track drawn in apparently sharpie apparently done on to justify his claim on sunday morning that hurricane dorian would most likely hit alabama much harder than anticipated. That's claim that was outdated and refuted feuded by the national weather service sharpie scribbled map. The president showed was from days before from a week ago thursday alabama zone. C._n._n.'s kaitlan collins picks up our coverage from the white house. Now president trump is now on day. Five of insisting alabama was in the path of hurricane dorian. Dan original chart after being ridiculed for displaying a forecast map altered by a black marker to prove his point trump tweeted today that alabama was going to be hit or grazed and then hurricane dorian took a different path. He now says he was referencing early predictions when he he claimed alabama could be impacted. Alabama was in the original forecast but he i made that assertion sunday long after after the state was ruled out as a potential target while the gulf coast was shown is a possible threat for dory and track early projections by friday the guidance had shifted to florida's east coast two days before trump said this came up on the president cancelled a trip to poland to monitor the storm and the white house said he was being updated every hour meaning he would have known that information instead of admitting the error in moving on trump insisting he's right even tweeting out projections last night from over a week ago with dated information the spaghetti models the president is using using as a defense are updated four times a day meeting by the time trump made this claim sunday for at least i i they had been updated at least fifteen times. It's against the law to knowingly issue or publish eight foals weather forecast though right now both fema and noah a referring all questions back to the white house where aids are refusing to say who it was that altered the map and won't rule out that it was the president now regardless of who it is that did alter that map right now it's clear the president does not have any intention of admitting he was wrong about alabama because he's still continuing to tweet about it just moments ago even as this hurricane is now hitting the carolinas. The president is still tweeting old maps that showed that there are chances it could potentially affect alabama maps from over a week ago that the president just tweeted out several moments ago and right now people we've spoken to said they do not expect the president to stop anytime soon jake alabama zone kaitlan collins. Thank you so much appreciate it <hes> carpenter because you wrote an entire book about this about how president trump gas lights the american people look. No one disputes mutes that a week ago. There were some projections that showed a possible slight effect on a small sliver of alabama. The point is that on sunday by the time he started warning in alabama. Those were outdated in the projections no longer no longer set alabama was in the zone as the national weather service a few minutes later said so. Why is he doing this. I think all of this is done in service to his ego. He wants to constantly present himself as chosen one once in a lifetime president who can only defeat the most historic threats we've ever faced right so if he has the chance to hype the storm something bigger than it is of course he will do even have to take out a sharpie and extend the map westward. He's done that he you did. That wasn't the guy with the smoke number occasions. He hyped the humanitarian migrant crisis at the border into a national security threat when he was campaigning for president. There was a protester who got rowdy. He tried to say that he was. Maybe perhaps a member of isis. This is something that he does so so that we can be thankful when these made up threats are overcome diminish. Many i know you have i mean not just made threats. He also keeps going. I've never come across a category five the four because each time he has big the threat and if you were a writer on how sakala even veep and you came up with shopping gate you would be fired if this ridiculous the president would never ever do that but we have this toddler and chief who's now into day five of tweeting about this stuff his press people like why are you talking about this because he keeps tweeting about it. He couldn't let it go by his standards. By trump standards founded. This is a small lie a small small mess up but he can't let it goes around the point and there's a serious point here as well because we can laugh about this but a president who won't accept the weather with the direction of a hurricane is not going to accept the result of an election that he loses next november. He's not and deputy press secretary hogan gidley <hes> tweeted parkway watching the media go ballistic over a black sharpie mark on a map up would be hilarious if it weren't so sad the real news that matters here is a deadly hurricane continues up the coast and tens of millions of americans could be greatly impacted. I agree with the second part of that. The real news is matters is a deadly hurricane in americans are in harm's way poor bahamians a few dozen of them at the very least have been killed but we're covering it because the president just did two more tweets on it. He won't stop talking about exactly but the president i think enjoys all of this because this becomes a media story and if you are a trump supporter you a believe him on this and he has done a very good job of discrediting a lot of things never mind the fact that he's in the wrong here but i think the bigger point here is not the fact that likely the president a drew drew alabama whoever or someone in the service of trying to please him of which the west wing is full of people it is the fact that the president's word both in this country and around this world must must stand for what is accurate. What is in the moment is true imagine after nine eleven. If president bush would have said something that was factually just not ah you know accurate at that point you have to be able to believe what your government is telling you own government said sir that isn't right but he won't let go of it because he likes us back and forth and we're we're not talking about overwriting of other things like the fact that there's not a real agenda. That's happening for twenty twenty. They haven't he's talking about gun control other things so anyway. He's happy to talk about. Alabama republican strategist commentator and enviro asked this question response to the trump news quote. You guys still wanna talk about joe biden's gaffes. I mean she's she's making being the point that yeah people do want to talk about joe biden's gaffes and he makes quite a few of them in any number of ways whether it was sort of mixing up this story about <hes> aw military a veteran and yeah she's making the comparison that when it comes to donald trump here he is making up a fake hurricane the fake trajectory victory of a hurricane in focusing. I think on his own ego white making this about himself yesterday as you said the folks in the bahamas devastated devastated right twenty people were killed. I'm sure they'll unfortunately probably more <hes> people who died folks in the carolinas where my family's from you've got to <hes> you know see connections. There are two jeff yeah. We're we're concerned about those folks there but the president here are really trying to i think in the service of his own ego kinda go back in time and make himself correct when ever everything shows that he was inaccurate and just a reminder. It's all going to get much worse. Nothing left but still alive c._n._n. Talks to one woman who wrote outdoor in with her family. Get one of the hardest hit areas of the bahamas. Stay with us. It's not just toss. Everybody's hurting. We're not any worse than anybody else. Everybody is hurting and we thank god for life. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure. You're winning dot com slash c._n._n. In our world lead today new and shocking images is from the avocado islands. One of the hardest hit areas of the bahamas one of our c._n._n. Reporters traveled there. It's a document destruction and that she could not make it back. Doc paulin newton and her crew had to take shelter on one of the islands there and spend the night in a home with other others including storm survivors. Paula joins me now live. I from nassau in the bahamas and paul spent twenty four hours on an island with no power no water the people there were storm. Survivors were terrified. We're glad you're you're back in your okay. Okay tell us about it. I have to tell you we were so overwhelmed. Jerry simonson either caraman with me by everything that we saw but most most of all most of all jake we're overwhelmed by the trauma. These people are feeling and everything they have gone through and have yet to go through ticketless. It is so much worse than they had feared. The article islands forever scarred now by mass destruction home after home entire rooftops blown away debris scattered in unrecognizable heaps boats tossed like confetti. The images belie the obvious question. How could anyone anyone survive this pulse and your the growth we arrive by helicopter in mana war and avocado with billy aubrey embracing his wife shana sean after days of not knowing if she was dead or alive shawna hunkered down with friends in their seaside home until the roof we off and they all scramble to find find anything so nancy. This is what kept you guys alive. This little this little rock this came in hover dow in shauna was on the ground and we were just trying to what did it sound like in here. At the time it was up. There was a lot of crashing eh crashing and whirling stuff coming on this wall. So many in the apple islands lived through hours that resembled unmoved a horror movie exposed to wins that top two hundred fifteen miles an hour like tornadoes touching down every minute describe describe. It wish nobody words can describe it. They could never eric cantor is categorized. Never my grandfather was like a bomb went off residents here. Tell me their little island in paradise is unrecognizable even to them. They're resourceful and self reliant they say but they could have never imagined a storm as powerful as doreen and there's no better way to describe to you. The force of hurricane doreen to be right here where people rode out the storm in their living rooms and their dining rooms. I mean look in this. The roof blew off the house here. The entire kitchen king down there refrigerator ended up here on the ground there living room and dining furniture is strewn all over people described these things being tossed around the island like projectiles they all coward hovered in their bathrooms and closets anything they could find to take shelter. There are now the beginnings of recovery but only the basics medical attention private helicopters to take out those who are sick the elderly young families. I'm sure it'll never be the same again i i but i mean the people are strong and we're going to try to do our best through a bill the best way we can but we know <hes> it'll never be the same. This was a storm of biblical proportions abba conan's tell me and yes they worry it will take a miracle to recover from it. Jake think about everything that we just heard everything we saw so you can repeat that thousands of times over spoke to a man from another island in arbuckle told me that there was a storm surge he had gone under his son reached out to hold them up. He really wanted to let go. He couldn't take anymore but he said no. I'm not gonna let my son see me die this way and he got himself out of there so jake so tough paula you were not supposed to spend the night on the avocado islands so what happened so so we're at the staging area here in nassau and their flights everywhere they just couldn't get us back with the way the air conditions the airline traffic the helicopter traffic. Obviously there was a problem. It's so difficult. Jake on the island was on. I mean they cleared the baseball field so that we could bland so that we could get ourselves billion and get to that kind of reunion and get some supplies as in so we had to stay there. These people men were they'd been through so much and yet they didn't blink an eye. We said we'll sleep on the beach will sleep on the grass. We don't care no. They took choson and a special. Thank you to marcia and angel cruz. I know they have relatives in florida. Thank you so much and what we saw. There is what people are grappling playing with right now of course jake. They're thankful thankful for being alive <hes> but when you see the way they are living i mean they took all the food out of the refrigerator. The cruises cooked it. That's all they really have. They have some more provisions in the grocery store but they're wondering what comes next their kids are supposed to start school and it's things like that that this island's beginning to grapple with and jake. There's more more on this island. Things were fairly under control. People are starting to worry about things like disease. They hear the death reports say that will inevitably go up and they are starting to worry about encore un recovered bodies things that call so much to worry them at this place and as they told us on the island they worry that they won't be able to return at least not not in a fashion that they were there now living there fulltime all newton in nassau the bahamas. Thank you so much for that powerful report we appreciate it. He was president trump's first secretary secretary of defense and now he's breaking his silence for the first time since leaving the trump administration former secretary and retired general james mattis joins me live next. Hey it's howard beck and i've got metta. World peace on bleacher reports the full forty eight. I was on the verge of being a definite hall of fame. Now i gotta in a fight for that. I gotta make big argument for that which i probably will be just my defense and check out the full forty eight now on the bleacher report app or subscribe at apple podcasts and who's going to pay for the law one hundred percent but it's not mexico. It's you and your tax dollars in specifically your tax dollars that your elected representatives had allocated to the u._s. Military military three point six billion dollars being taken from military construction projects to pay for the border wall that the president cannot get congress to fund nearly four hundred million of that diverted averted from projects and puerto rico still suffering from past hurricanes maria and irma another seventeen million from tyndall air force base in florida after president trump promised back in may he would help servicemembers members repair previous hurricane damaged their thirteen million dollars no longer going to daycare at joint base andrews in maryland and goes on and on and total one hundred twenty seven in military related projects on hold for now so the wall can be built. I want to bring in retired general and former secretary of defense james mattis. He's out with his brand. New book call assigned chaos learning to lead. I want to get to your book and a second mister secretary but first does it bother you to see us. Servicemembers deprived of these various these projects including childcare facilities ones approved by congress in what is essentially an end run around the the logical and established appropriations process well. It's a concern certainly and i think what we see right. Now is the inability of the executive branch and legislative branch to come to an agreement mint on what is the problem and so no matter what solution is proffered <hes> they don't agree on it because it's not the problem the other one sees and one one of the things i learned in leading is the first thing you'd better do agree on what problem you're trying to solve or. You're probably going to have a bit of chaos. Come out of process so let's turn to your book in the book you right. If you haven't read hundreds of books you are functionally illiterate your well-known bookworm you have. I think more than seven thousand books in your library. You go oh on to say in your book. Any commander who claims he is quote too busy to read is going to fill bodybags with his troops as he learns the hard way so as i don't need to i tell you. This is a town washington d._c. Full of politicians who do not read books who do not read at all so what would your message be to a politician who says i don't have time and to read every time i read half a page. I get a phone call that there's some emergency would would you say to that politician. You've got to carve out time to take care of your own personal snow development. You have written about the outpost you know how much effort training reading train rehearsing login to these young young lads one thousand nine hundred twenty five years old that we put out there on the front lines and you would expect no less from their leaders that they read and they study. It's not that they don't make mistakes then but if you're not doing that at the policy and strategic level then your shortchanging the nation and your shortchanging those that you send in harm's way way one of the messages from your book and also that you've talked a lot about this week is how tribal politics and just american society has become <music> how people don't even talk to each other anymore. How democrats and republicans can't even work together anymore. There are politicians out there who their goal is is to not bring people together. They're often seems to be to divide people whether it's based on race or whatever what do you think of them. There is not oh team anywhere c._n._n. Couldn't run like that. The military couldn't run. Mike bad business couldn't run like that. It would be dysfunctional would fail and our system was set up with three coequal branches of government and just to make it a little more difficult. We made a bicameral legislature and they all have to work together in order to make this what we're doing right now is we constantly are divided. Now i understand when you have an election. It can be brutal can be pretty hard. I'm smart. You're dumb. I know what's right. You're all wrong. You divide and you try to get yourself elected. Okay that's democracy but when the election's over you don't continue to divide then you have to govern show one elections takes division and governing takes unity and we're not doing the governing part. We're simply going election election. Election divide divide divide democracy cannot work like that. I know that you're reluctant to criticize the current president but a lot of people point out that his campaign seems a lot of ways aimed at dividing the country especially on issues related to race well this. The problems of division in this country. Go back decades right now. Clearly they go back. They didn't start with one party or one person and if we're going to correct this problem which is what we should be focused on the majority of of american together roll up their sleeves and after work together the you can't expect one person to ride in and correct this. We're going to have to work on it together. We're going to have to find common ground or make common ground the democracy of the people for the people by the people. You're not going to have that work. If you're not willing to compromise you include your resignation letter to president trump the book and and in the letter you know that you think russia wants to shape a world based on authoritarianism at the expense of the united states and u._s. interests and allies. Do you think russia should be permitted back into the g seven that in more the economic vein and i won't comment on that but but we're going to have to deal with the putin it is not the putin we wanted. I remember in the nineteen ninety s when russian marines and u s marines trained together and north carolina alana for peacekeeping operations. Those days are long past now. We're going to have to recognize the mucked around in our elections at they've invaded two countries and seized territory territory and we're going to have to deal with this and the only way to deal with it is with allies you compared your military duty and think you've also talked about your duty as secretary of defense as as writing for the brand as is referred to in the west meaning. I work for yellowstone ranch and i ride for the brand. You write quote in the u._s. Military ride for the brand of a civilian leader tells me to fight rustler's. That's what i'd do if he tells me to round up wild horses i do that. What is your least favorite thing that you did writing for the brand as secretary of defense. Well the books not about sectarian. Jake and what i don't want to do is put myself from the defense establishment any more into that political <unk> discussion than for example secretary carter my predecessor under president obama he would not do it. He studiously avoided going into political issues and there's two hundred plus year tradition here two hundred plus years where we keep the military out of political assessment. Probably the most difficult difficult thing i did during those years was to write letters to gold star parents as secretary of defense says secretary defense. I'd done it also general. I'd done it as a colonel identified as lieutenant colonel. I know the gravity of this. I probably can only sense the degree of tragedy to that family. You have to live through it in order to understand understand it but the toughest thing matter of fact i care i put on my desk for whenever i signed the deployment orders a question that i would ask actually hand wrote the question mountain scotch taped it to my desk or twice a week or more often i would i would be signed him. In the question. I asked myself each time. Will this commitment contribute it sufficiently to the well being of the american people to justify putting our troops in a position to die not in harm's way not to be injured occurred to die and i hope that every time i answered that question yes and sent the troops overseas that i was doing so with an understanding what what the gold star families have been through secretary mattis. Thank you so much time. We appreciate congratulations again on the book. Thank you in moments the latest story and forecast from the national hurricane interstate with us hi everyone poppy harlow here. 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They they just recently sent out a tweet of a truck with a with a branch a tree the fallen on luckily that person was badly injured but they're saying look people slept to come out clear debris repair these downed power lines repair these traffic lights and so they want folks are still a state height but as i said <hes> those storm predictions storm surge petition so far have not panned out or tena jones stay safe. Thank you coverage on sending on continues right now. Thanks for watching ready for your next podcast i in would you like to sell more than you should listen to the modern sales podcast. I'm listened and i come through the latest research to give you actionable ways to apply it to selling. Here's the tip beck means. We like things more when we build them as you sell. The clients asked them to participate in building your offer the like get a whole lot more for tips like that one head over to w._w._w. 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Hurricane Dorian growing in size as it starts hitting the U.S., Video shows Bahamas airport completely under water, Millions ordered to evacuate as Dorian starts hitting U.S.

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Hurricane Dorian growing in size as it starts hitting the U.S., Video shows Bahamas airport completely under water, Millions ordered to evacuate as Dorian starts hitting U.S.

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The breaking news hurricane dorian devastation the catastrophic storm storm now setting its sights on florida as tonight. The storm finally picks up speed and it is getting even bigger. These are live pictures right now out of india atlantic on a beach in florida conditions. They're deteriorating tropical storm. Force winds and damaging storms surge are now battering florida's east coast as the hurricane starts to move north new evacuations ordered tonight in both south and north carolina. The dorian is growing in size now about three hundred fifty miles wide the size and strength has officials warning tonight that the hurricane could cause destructive tornadoes up and down the entire southeast during move towards the u._s. Mainland comes as we're getting our first glimpse of the catastrophic devastation left after dory and battered the bahamas for two straight days. This is when it was essentially stalled. These are our new pictures. From great avocado island entire neighborhoods are gone homes literally ripped from their foundations cars and boats as you can see just littering littering thing <hes> the water and the land there it is it is truly destruction debris as far as you can see now. We've also traveled to another hard hit area where rescues are underway as we speak hundreds of homes still underwater there where people have been clinging to roofs stuck in addicts. Let me just show you another way to to look at this and that is a before born after grand bahama island the yellow lines mark what was land before the storm hit so you can see essentially essentially cut there and have our team of reporters are on the ground round tonight. We're going to go live to the bahamas. In just a moment you saw patrick a moment ago there and rescue video. He will be with me in just a moment. I want to go first time. Seder though out front live at the weather center so tom on what is the latest on track now that it is moving again well aaron right now. It's moving at six miles per hour. That's still considered slow for a tropical system but it's better than being stationary. Let me start first with grand bahama island here because they're going into the third night darkness and if you notice on the infrared satellite imagery some of those those colors of black there's still rain that is falling in the area but thunderstorms are coming into the abacus region. That's gotta hurt some of the rescue and search efforts but the windsor counterclockwise so those winds coming in from the northwest are keeping that high water like the images you just showed moments ago from receding when you have the airfield field here and freeport here that inundation of water as long as those winds continuous across the coastline that water is not going to be able to receive the airport poured had five to six feet just completely submerging. It wants to waters recede. They can expect the inspect the airfield just to get some fixed wing aircraft in there because because that's what we're going to need but again now that we're seeing the system lift to the north there are some concerns not just for the carolinas but florida is still in this because if you look at the radar adar we're now starting to see more of a pattern of steady rain and it will be heavy at times. No longer is just the feeder bands kicking through an occasional downpour downpour. This is going to cause some flooding. Florida's had a very wet august in a wet year now. The newest track that came out does give us some concern. It's curly nearly a hundred and five miles east of fort pierce. Yesterday we thought maybe the closest approach would be cape canaveral at thirty five miles now. It looks about eighty but what is it makes its way towards jacksonville. We have problems with that. Surge pushing that water up in the saint john's river but more importantly as we talked about this is a concern in the carolinas is therefore the evacuations we may have landfall very close to the coast of south carolina therefore the warnings have been extended just north of wilmington. Maybe even a better chance dance for maybe cape fear or toward the outer banks but still power outages are going to occur. We're still going to have a storm surge where the water could after hour after hour breach some of the dunes find its way inland and then with that heavy rain and the ponding of water and the flood problems we could have coast. That's coastal areas to maybe twenty twenty five miles those inland but then it gets extremely close to this coast because of the curvature of the coastline and that is a big concern we're looking at maybe a twenty mile difference between the center and and the coastline and if you think the men and women of the national hurricane center have been busy. We've got five systems right now. Erin in the atlantic the peak rica the season is next tuesday more device systems all right. Thank you very much time. I wanna look the damage across the bahamas is widespread <hes> across the island of greenwich <hes> particularly and you talk about bahama right power outage now third day look at these images though <hes> from great avocado homes <hes> have been leveled others are still still underwater as you heard tom talking about right because <hes> the waters can't receive city of freeport has been devastated and that is where patrick opposite is tonight <hes> patrick obviously it has been out amidst the storm. We saw video of you earlier. Patrick people were racing to rescue those who were still trapped to try to save lives. What have you been same with so much of this island. We are still not able to access because we're there used to be streets. There rivers other places places are completely blocked off like the downtown of freeport's over the main hospitals which we hear is full of victims of the storm by submerged submerged cars but we did get to one area erin aware used to be a bridge in out of the staging area for rescues rescuers there they are volunteers and they say that time is running out. I was my brother cleaning off the tree and he he made are safe but <hes> we are unable to locate his wife moment. We hope that she's okay but now the rescue goes on on a lot of people supporting us everybody working at the team well. You know it's very hard but you know what i'm saying but we shall overcome but we are getting survivors go. Why doesn't moore a lot a lot a a lot of people you can find it. At the moment families families uncountable for my brother wife we can you find her. At the moment the last time you said she'll clinging onto a piece of cardboard aww we thought him stuck in the tree dozens have been rescued by is all volunteer force erin but there's still so many more people out there. Just stop for a second imagine. They're entering their third night. They will be in the dark. You're likely we'd have food or water and they're waiting for rescue rescue that could take hours or even days where to come erin patrick. Thank you very much of course stay. Stay safe there patrick <hes> china it. Everyone is best picture as there is. Of course it's darkness falls with no light. I want outta hair williams. He is a resident of grand bahama island <hes> herald. What does the destruction looked like where you are well you know. I don't think we've ever seen anything like this lifetime. <hes> just total destruction <hes> as far as water search <hes> company on the island <hes> we've talked before that seventy percent kind of the island has been flooded. <hes> the calls in just totally destroyed <hes> persons are still looking for the level <hes> using social media to try to locate them and then report of persons <hes> they found the bodies of persons fall. You know just something that we just never lifetime so horrible heritage. I know we have no idea at this point. What the death toll may be. I know you have been trying to rescue people. What have you seen so my son and my nephew out last night and we have to use the tried to rescue some families <hes> for jesse had broken down and so what they have to do is go into the water themselves and the water was where <hes> chess fees <hes> they had the lock <hes> and auditors get those persons out of the house and so the current and the wind was host just blowing and so in other that they do not lose one another to love <hes> tell the guests a staple grounds. This is just something uh-huh much football. I mean herald. I know you're you're. You're risking your own life to do this. How many people do you think need help. I mean are you even able to tell as as you see a house or as you you know are on the jets. Can you go by how many people need help. You know it's just heartbreaking to hear the stories. <hes> my son told me that you know while they were trying to rescue <hes> loved ones. They hurt skating from persons and nearby. Oh by homes just screaming help someone else. Get out out out and you know there's only so much you can do. There's only so much help you can provide and i know the government the of the emergency response by glass <hes> they had <hes> one of the faith by trump tweeted out through the world <hes> and the water actually site <hes> the the fire rescue swam to safety. They were unable to get those herald. Obviously there's conditions are incredibly dangerous. I mean how worried are you for your own own safety and and what is your situation when it comes to your cell phone battery the food that you have the supplies that you have given that it may take so long for more health well my own safety <hes> you know i. It's pretty much better than a lot because i live over on the south side of the nyland. I'm for us monthly the wanna with something from the north side and so we we shared a lot better by family and i say but of course if you have a lot of loved ones or a lot of friends <hes> a lot of these no a pound of episode worried if i was down and they're fighting reports of body and praying you know once the mongols always <music> shows out all hope and pray you know more casualties well herald. Thank you very much for for joining us. I i just which all hope that you you get a lot more helping. It's amazing there. Are people like you out there trying to help so many other thank you the next more of the breaking news president trump just announcing the united states will send more crews to help with the search and rescue efforts in the bahamas <hes> we're. We're gonna share the latest video that we have of the airport. We talk about getting help in the can't come on an airplane plus. A scuba dive master and firefighter who has been on the boat that went up in enflame is out front. 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Breaking news a major airport in the bahamas completely underwater tonight this is what the grand bahama international airport in freeport looks like <hes> this is after the catastrophic flooding caused by hurricane dorian you seek and see waves crashing against the terminal the terminal completely submerged <hes> you know you you you heard patrick talking at the top of the hour five to six feet of water literally ways. <hes> let me just show you by comparison with the airport used to look like you can see what's happening here. During dropping more than thirty inches of rain across the bahamas and then of course you've got the storm surge in now just free flowing weeks. I'll front now. Eric jones seventh district commander for the u._s. Coastguard commander appreciate your coming back on the show. I know you've had an exhausting day. How many people have you been able to rescue so far in in the bahamas now able to seven aaron <hes> it the day started little challenging because dory and still hadn't appreciably moved moved toward the end of the day we finally saw that motion to the north which allowed us to move further to the north and west and you cut out for just a second you said seven seven or forty seven forty seven okay so look that that is good news because we keep hearing from people as you know are still talking about people trapped apt and pictures commander our stunning <hes> there's a hospital completely flooded also those pictures and we just showed everyone the airport. I mean what are the conditions. You're facing on the ground as the coast guard right now everything we're bringing in is coming in from the air at this point simply because of the conditions and we're having to focus john evacuating those folks that are injured in need require that require additional medical care and getting them back to the hospitals and nasa which is quite the trip and what has been the biggest challenge you face so far that some of those forty seven people what what is their condition like several i've heard heard of have been basic <hes> blunt injuries head injuries a broken pelvis and the like <hes> we've been able to have a doctor and medics addicks <hes> on the ground on great avocado island to help evaluate those that <hes> can be treated in place and those that need to move to a higher level of care and commander gender as you said. It's been an exhausting twenty four hours forty. Seven people rescued by the coast guard. What are you expecting for tomorrow. <hes> tomorrow is going to be <hes> an entirely new challenge because we should have access to all of the avocados plus grand bahama on my island and <hes> we obviously are going to have to be selective. We have the aircraft <hes> but they can only live lift. You know three three to five people at a time and the capacity of the hospital is in nassau is limited so there won't be prioritization. We're working with the bahamian government vermont and the both the royal heyman police force and defense forces well we bringing supplies <hes> to the islands to help with the the people that are in place and we'll use the search and rescue to prioritize the efforts to get folks to medical care additionally. We expect <hes> some response fonts from the royal fleet auxiliary mounts bay <hes> you'd a u._k. Ship that will be lending assistance as well and then we'll be helping thing as the u._s._a. I._d. Office of foreign disaster assistance starts to flow in supplies that can be brought to the islands for the people. That are their commander. Thank you very much and good luck with this tomorrow. Thank you so much erin. We really appreciate it all right. I wanna go up front now <hes> to roll pintor. She is in in freeport on grand bahamas. She was forced to evacuate her home to go elsewhere on island. Stay with family <hes> for all you. You tried to go out today. Tell me what happened. I'm a punk trying to go out. We weren't able to venture far there. Were some down power lines and then there were some trees also also like in the area that i evacuated to some weren't able to venture really far from where we are <hes> it it was pretty amazing amazing but heart wrenching that <hes> we were looking outside all night to see if the flood waters would come to this area because right across the street and all around us people were calling on social media being needing to be rescued from a ride around in the area that you were seeing with heart-wrenching. How would you describe the damage. You've seen so far <hes> the damage. I've seen well. The thing is right now. With all the flooding you're gonna have to estimate that and we are able to the venture out <hes> right now. All i can say is there's a lot of tree damage a lot of <hes> lines that are hanging loped but because of the hurricanes of lifetime time they changed the power poles so they're kinda more sturdy now. We didn't have much the pool damage i would say in this area but i don't know lago extensive the island some news that are definitely damage and rural. I know you've said you don't have power. You've been relying on candles flashlights with whatever battery battery power you have <hes> but but you also mentioned <hes> when you were talking to us earlier that the part of town where you would go to buy food is completely submerged so possibly that mood is gone is ruined or not able to get more i mean. Are you worried right now about how long you may be stuck that is always a concern for us when it comes honestly stars but right now the streets flooded the streets dot on the major food stores out on. I don't know what they did in preparation of the storm. If everything is damaged or what so we just need to wait and see like i told you before i wear prone to this kind of thing and we know it. Most of us are kind of prepared with enough food food for an water for him. How with us but the thing that happens. Just one is there was so much persons out of place that they have to come into the home so i know some persons water supply is probably almost depleted and just we without telephone communication. We just aren't sure what's going along eager to get out or they're not certain you can't even hear all flare if called pharaoh good luck. We're thinking of you checking coming in. Thank you so much thank you next new evacuation orders in effect dorian outer bands are now lashing florida the carolinas bracing for possible direct impact plus learning more about who was on board that diving boat it went up in flames. The thirty four passengers below deck are dead. The go getter follow in her dreams. She didn't hear and loved the votes. He loves diving. The case. Is we gotta find who wrote this. No we do that. We find the killer. The science defined out police used luminol a chemical. 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You've never seen watched it all unfold on my new show ditch the playbook on the lab breaking tonight new evacuation orders along the east coast hurricane dorian moves north the storm pummeling doing the florida coast without her bands of heavy rain and tropical storm force winds during picking up speed is heading for the united states after devastating the bahamas miguel marquez fronts nine vero beach california. So what are the conditions where you are. This is the wars that we have seen since. This storm has been churning earning off the coast here. It's about one hundred miles where we are this town and this area has been preparing for about a week. A lot of people stayed thinking that it was gonna turn north and not affect them as much but you can see just how rough an ominous the seas are right now. Abandoned is coming in now. The wind is picking up somewhat <hes>. It's been pretty steady. Eddie wins for much of the day but the damage year is going to be long lasting where we are standing right now. This used to be a dune. Basically you can see how much eroded road just in the first high tide high tide came in around noon today and as that storm was off shore and it really hammered away at this coast and they lost several feet of a bit the other problem here. This is an area that is sensitive for turtles a lot of islam here and lay eggs. We're seeing turtle eggs all over the the beach year of their loose paces all over the beaches well. They've been all up down this part of florida as well so wildlife also of feeling the effects effects of dorian reporting here though hearing patrick seeing what's happening in the bahamas it is it is hard to imagine how bad they have it when it it is as bad as it is here but there this is only a taste of what they are getting there but no people have come back to their homes in this part of florida <hes> but people doors of where we are now bracing whatever dory packs up there ke- miguel thank you very much so many questions now of course if the direct impact of the united united states where it will be i wanna do griffin who is live in titusville florida which is about eighty miles north of where you just saw me gal so drew. What are you saying yeah. We are finally getting those outer bands and pretty strong probably tropical force winds at this point. This is what authorities in this provide county. Johny heaven worried about all day. There was a lot of complacency. A lot of lookie loos people coming out and the officials were saying stay in place. Something is coming we have. I've not really escape this yet. It is finally here. The lookie loos have all gone home and we're expecting a pretty rough night but as miguel said everybody is believing adding they dodged a bullet here really and looking towards the bahamas with great empathy at this point imagining just what could have been had this storm get barreling in tonight into tomorrow is when it will be bad here then it will move along. There was a tornado warning earlier in the northern part of the county. That was about an hour ago but we're getting aaron is the bands coming through and certainly it's not going to be as bad as it could have been <hes>. They were predicting just a couple of days ago. I do thank you very much. Of course the big question is whether it will be much worse than it was predicted to be in the carolinas which is where dorian orien- may make landfall now with the latest predictions out front now the governor of north carolina roy kuprin governor. I appreciate your time. You have just ordered mandatory evacuations. I understand for the barrier islands silence. How worried are you about this storm that it could make the direct united states out landfall in your state. We're in as you know. North carolina juts out into to the atlantic ocean and we have suffered two hurricanes in the last three years so our antennas up. We are prepared. We are ready to go in the event that this storm does hit us. We are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst and certainly we are thinking about the people of the bahamas tonight but the utter devastation that they have experienced there. We know how powerful these storms can be so. We've got all of our local emergency management people on alert. Our barrier islands are spectacular but we know that it can be a difficult logistically to get people off of them and so we have ordered evacuations because we want them to to get to safety and we're encouraging condemn. Do not ride out this storm. Not only do you put your life at risk because you also put the lives of first responders at risk who would have to go in and rescue views so governor. What i'm i'm wondering about on that front. Though is exactly what you just heard our reporter drew griffin talked about from florida right people started to get a little complacent. Oh maybe it won't won't hit here and then they come back and then it didn't hit a directed obviously. They're getting some severe impact but i i'm wondering if you have that concern are seeing any of that that maybe there's a bit of complacency among people in your state when you're telling them to evacuate for north carolina that has had two two devastating hurricanes within three years we had to so-called five hundred year floods in less than three years and it hasn't even been a year since hurricane florence last year so we know these storms can do. I don't sense any complacency. I do know oh how difficult and frustrating and sometimes costly that evacuations can be that when you weigh the cost of losing lives you know that it is something that you need to do always you have people who live at the coast and particularly in the in the outer banks who had been through a lot. They've weathered a lot of storms. They've seen a lot of nor easters that they consider stronger than hurricane so some people you're just it's not gonna be able to to move out. They just refused to go understanding the risks that they take but we certainly want to get all of the tourists off off and we want as many of the residents off we will do so <hes> local law enforcement and local officials will be going through these how congratulations to warn people and tell them it's time to leave because you really don't wanna put yourselves or first responders at risk because we have some amazing people servants in our state who will risk their lives amid to win. Say people and we've seen it done. I help i help that. Residents heed that warning <hes> <hes> because there are those who will risk their lives for others and there should be no need for them to do so. Thank you very much governor cooper. I appreciate your time tonight. Thank you sir as you ready for the storm and next rescue crews calling off the search for survivors of the horrific fire. 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Ah many if not all of the victims who have been recovered will need to be identified through dna analysis there was a an extraordinarily extraordinarily hot fire and the bodies do exhibit signs of extreme thermal damage stephanie. Elam is is out front. <hes> stephanie have investigators determined the cause of this fire. No that's something that is still outstanding in fact the n._t._s._b. Now here in santa barbara saying that the investigation there might be able to get a preliminary report within ten days but maybe a full year before we really know what happened. What we do know is that divers did <hes> <hes>. I didn't defy that. There may be more bodies within the wreckage. They were working today to try to pull those bodies out but even if they do they solve about four to six people there still some more bodies that are outstanding standing that they're working to find erin a seventy eight a d. You just spoke to one woman who says her daughter was on the boat. <hes> what did she say to you. It's interesting when you're out here and this makeshift memorial is behind us and people keep visiting but then you all of a sudden. There's just cry of this woman. She said my daughter and she fell to her knees in front of a picture of her here on the ground the mother's name sheri mcdonagh. She says she came from cincinnati. She said her daughter alexandra kurtz twenty eighty five years old love diving love being by the ocean love living out here. Take a listen to how she described her daughter. She was a a go getter foul in her dreams. She loved it here and she loved the boats. He loves diving. Not we came out from cincinnati and i it comes in waves. I ever have to go through this and when you're out here you know the the harbor still very much alive. People are still coming out here in touring and enjoying the summer but when this mother showed up here erin everyone here when quiet it got so silent as everyone allowed this mother a moment to have this moment as she's born the loss of her daughter and not even knowing yet if she's been recovered aaron stephanie thank you. I want to go out front now to eric o._d. Scuba dive master and retired firefighter who has been on the conception boat <hes> six times eric. Look you know this boat while at this point we understand people were were sleeping. I'm there were very tight. Bunk quarters below deck the crew who survived five were obviously above deck would have been like for someone sleeping in the bottom to try to get out well in looking at the the floor plan the bill basically there's you go down a stairwell on the starboard side on the right side of the boat in the front corner of the bunk room and <hes> that's the egress and ingress access to the bunk room. <hes> there's an emergency access hatch that comes up above the two rear bumps twenty seven upper intend upper that comes up into the main dining areas salon floor near the back <hes> close to the opening ring out of the back of the boat but those are the only ways you get in and out of the other downstairs bunker and just to be clear you you know because they the the coastguard originally it had been asking things were locked. You're you're saying that from when your understanding is there is no door on the staircase at all so that that someone would be able to get out but that all these means e._v. Grass whether it'd be the staircase or those hatches all go into essentially the kitchen they go into <unk> well the kitchen the galley areas in the very front <hes>. If you go up the stairwell out of the bottom <hes> from the from the bunk room you'll come right next to the to the galley so the galley the stairs come up right on on the starboard on the right side of the of the kitchen area the galley and then the whole from they're going back to the back of the boat to get outside on the divac. Doc is all an <hes> enclosed except for the back opening at the salon dining area that that's where everybody but you would come up through the mercy hatch would end up in the back part of that or if you come up the ladder you come up right next to the gallon. You're not allowed skeeving stairs saying you've been on this boat six times. I'm sure also retired firefighter. What do you think happened eric hard for me to speculate really. It's just <hes> <hes>. I really enjoyed every trip. I've ever taken the truth aquatics on the conception. I was on the vision one other one and it's it's. They're really professional. They give great safety briefings. They're very professional crews <hes> jerry. The captain is amazingly just an amazing. The guy knows so much and <hes> was very safety conscious so it's it was a catastrophic event. <hes> it seems is like a fire occurred at some somewhere that nobody could get out of the two probably areas are either the galley or the or the engine engine room <hes> going running at night would be the generators. The jenner runs lights but <hes> you know the boat. Anchored is typically jerry would anchor the boat in an area on this fairly sheltered in the front anchor in the boat would give it in the in the current in the wind. What was your initial reaction from. When i heard about what happened and that people i mean whatever happened. Nobody was even able to get up those stairs that that that didn't have a door on them. Obviously perhaps perhaps the fire was at the top of the stairs. We just don't know but a lot of people who are on that boat have been on that boat before probably been on boats like this before right <unk> a bit on boats other live aboard boats <hes> in the <hes> chairman's and and and beliefs and <hes> actually <hes> on the cayman aggressor <unk> there was a we had an explosion from from an air compressor that over pressurized in in creative created flash fire in the engine room and the extinction system put the fire out immediately <hes> this hour. It's three three or four in the morning when they're calling the fire must have got well established some more on the boat. Maybe at i don't really know but if it was near the galley area than it would have blocked the any egress or ingress out through that skirl act. Thank you very much you bet next week. Disturbing details on how the texas mass shooter got his weapon after failing a federal background check failing a federal background check with the gun and legally that's a loophole vice president pence really going out of his way while in ireland to stay at one of trump's properties and guess who's paying for it can't get enough football checkout bleacher reports original animated football series gridiron heights. You will not want to miss this. The best sixty seconds in football follow biard gridiron and watch new episodes on the b our app new tonight. We have found found out how the texas mass shooter got his assault style weapon a law enforcement official telling c._n._n. That the gun was purchased in a private sale now. This is a huge loophole. It allows people to buy guns from family from an individual seller online or a gun show without a background check and this shooter had failed a background check when he tried to buy a gun at a retailer in two thousand fourteenth so he got the gun anyway he got it legally through a loophole and he killed seven people and wounded twenty five more mass shooting rampage so we'll these needless <unk> stats of innocent americans get the senate majority leader to take action. Here's mitch mcconnell today. If the president took a position russian on <hes> a bill that so that we knew we would actually be making a law and not just having a serial loach coach. I'd be happy to put it on the floor so here's why he doesn't know president trump's position. I have an appetite type background checks. We're going to be doing background checks that we do have a lot of background checks right now strong as you make your background checks they would not have stopped any of it causing another loophole would have maharajas out front in washington minute the house bill on expanding background checks which closed does this crucial loophole has been sitting on mcconnell desk four months. He has not brought it to a vote it when he says it's because he doesn't know where the president stands. Is that fair yeah. The conservative the senate majority leader right now is putting a bill on the senate floor that would put his republican senators in a difficult spot would they are asking essentially for the present doesn't give political cover to back legislation that could be controversial which they could get backlash from their base in order to move forward the president say that he would ultimately sign off on that but because he has been all over the map <hes> dow has made it very difficult for the republicans in the senate to decide exactly how to move forward. They've been in this position before aaron recall right before the government shutdown the longest in history that occurred earlier this year. They thought the president was assigned legislation to keep the government open. I've been ultimately he backed away in the republicans difficult spot in this situation they don't want the same thing to happen was why they're asking for clarity and it's something with the white house has yet to give the republican senators and the senate of course is still in recess along with the house. They don't return till next week when members to discuss these matters in more detail and you have new reporting money on what the house speaker nancy pelosi is telling democrats. Yes she wants the democrats to focus exclusively on mitch mcconnell pressure to put that universal background checks bill on the floor which require background checks of those private sales and democrats to clean the senate minority leader chuck schumer saying that had that house bill been passed that could the potentially stopped this tragedy in west texas from over the weekend expect that message to be one that democrats us in the days ahead money. Thank you very much wjr and i'll front next president mike pence in ireland staying nearly two hundred miles away from where he's doing business and you know having to fly and drive to get there why there's a reason and it's donald trump hurricane dorian hitting florida tonight after ripping through the bahamas destroying strang almost everything in its path the monster storm raising serious questions about climate change and extreme weather will only get more severe in the future. We're going to be discussing that in depth with the ten in top. Twenty twenty democratic candidates special night of town halls tomorrow. It starts at five pm eastern only on c._n._n. And we are very much looking forward to you being with us for that also also tonight vice president pence going out of his way to stay at one of president trump's properties pensin ireland right now sleeping at a trump resort which makes absolutely no sense because it's official. She'll business is one hundred eighty one miles away from where his bed is tonight. So taxpayers are also paying for an hour long car ride and a forty minute flight for pence to get to his meetings with government officials else team admits that trump leaned on him to do it. According to his chief of staff mark short quote. I think it was a suggestion. It's like when we went through the trip. It's like well. He's going to do bag because that's where the pence family is from. It's like well. You should stay at my place again. Taxpayers are paying for this and trump is benefiting kaitlan. Collins is out front at the white house caitlyn last week. We learned the attorney. General bill bar is using a president hotel for his family's christmas party and now this and i mean just to state the obvious here this is not normal normal wall and the question is the new normal with aids as you just noted mark short brushing off as the vice president is staying there and of course there are the questions about billboard himself and they are saying this is the first time vice president has stayed at one of the president's properties when he's not been with the president but obviously it is raising the obvious questions about not only only ethics but also optics logistics also plays a factor in here because the vice president had several meetings with government officials in dublin which is hours away if you're driving driving from where he was going to have these meetings compared to where the president's property is so there was questions about whether or not that was the most ideal place for him to say when it's taxpayers footing the bill l. here now. They're pushing back saying it was the president's suggestion that he stay here. Because of course the president does often say his properties he believes are the best ones wherever they are sprinkled throughout the world old but also the white house is saying that they couldn't help or the vice president was going to stay because the president cancelled his trip to poland at the last minute which caused pence's office to shift some the things around saying that of course they've got this contingency coming but there are questions about who is paying for the vice president to stay at a property of the president obviously benefits from now now they are saying that the vice president has got family roots here where this property is that's why he was initially planning to go there at the end of his trip in the first place but they did have to clarify today then it's going to be the vice president putting the bill for his family. That's traveling with him but of course when it comes to the vice president his secret service and staff contingent. That's going to be the taxpayers taxpayers paying for that and that's why the white house is facing questions about why it is that he's staying at the president's property is certainly impossible to justify. It certainly seems like thank you very much. Kaitlan collins and thanks very much to all of you for joining us as always a._c. Three sixty with anderson begins right now. Are you interested in learning how enterprise scale companies dry organic traffic to increase their online visibility than download the voices of search podcast from the heart of silicon valley here search search metrics inc's ceo jordan kuni to see the livers actionable insights how data to navigate the ever changing landscape of google apple amazon the voices voices of search podcast arm search engine marketers and business analysts with the latest news an insights. 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CNN10 - 9/2/19

CNN 10 (video)

10:00 min | 1 year ago

CNN10 - 9/2/19

"The c._n._n. Ten returns from a three day weekend hurricane doreen is front and center on today's show a coral zeus. Welcome to everyone watching around the world when we produced today's program scientists weren't sure when or if hurricane doreen would make landfall in the mainland united states monday night the national weather service said it was an extremely dangerous category four storm with wind speeds of one hundred and forty five miles per hour it had weakened somewhat from when it hit at the bahamas on sunday at that time it was a category five system the strongest classification with wind speeds of one hundred eighty miles per hour. The independent dependent island chain has seen a lot of hurricane since recordkeeping began in the eighteen hundreds but this is the first category five storm known to strike the bahamas and it was still feel battering them last night. That's one of the characteristics that make hurricane doria unique. It's been very slow moving as it's i. The center of the storm passed just over grand bahama monday. Hurricane dorian was moving at one mile per hour. You move at three miles per hour when you're walking so this means the storm spends more time blasting buildings with its destructive winds and soaking land with its drenching rain forecaster said twenty four to thirty inches of rain was possible in some some parts of the bahamas and that's an addition to flooding from the storm surge. The rise in sea water pushed ashore by hurricane winds. The damage was expected to be catastrophic straffic. Another unusual thing about dorian is that it's been hard to track last week meteorologists around the world expected the storm to meander west through the atlantic and across the state of florida as of last night their models predicted it would turn north staying about fifty miles off florida's east coast but not actually actually making landfall c._n._n. Meteorologist says this will still bring hurricane force winds storm surge and heavy rain to the state while its future is a mystery a hurricane dorian past has been deadly hurricane doreen unleashed its fury on the bahamas record-setting storm striking being has category five hurricane leaving behind catastrophic destruction wind gusts spiking over two hundred miles per hour becoming most powerful the storm to hit the islands doreen shredding homes here and sending debris across neighborhoods. This is probably the most saddened and voice voice state of my life to address the beaming. People were facing a hurricane erika dorian that one that'd be seen in the history of rama's heavy rains creating blinding conditions some towns submerged in floodwaters florian laurean making landfall in the apple islands on sunday leaving utter devastation begi china make an the same with this white house is but some people <hes> that's it took them and those only that got to make it over there. Some people make those horrifying scenes playing again and again across the bahamas getting on the scale of instruction now coming to light hunting images showing hurricane doreen dangerous power is it now takes aim at the u._s. coastline nine patrick c._n._n. Freeport bahamas tropical systems come in all shapes and sizes. You have tropical depressions tropical storms storms in once in a strong enough to become a hurricane. You have five categories of category five being the strongest the state's most frequently hit by a hurricane florida the wheezy anna and texas but as much as we know about hurricanes forecasting them is still a challenge just as we name each storm each storm has its own personality like katrina in two thousand five which intensified rapidly overnight overnight going from a category three to category five it became the fourth most intense hurricane on record as of that time in the forecast track can can change dramatically like erica in two thousand fifteen or system that can be viewed as relatively weak like a tropical storm could end up like tropical storm alison in in two thousand one. The remnants of the storm stalled over southeast texas dumping thirty five inches of rain over houston in just five days. The storm became became the first non hurricane to have its name retired a second trivia a female donkey. He is also known as a what janet mayor pen or nanny jenny is another term for a female donkey stubborn stupid and dangerous or smart a playful and protective mart myers uses the last three adjectives to describe donkeys and he's devoted his life to rescuing them. Mini donkeys in america are taken checking in by people who can't care for them properly and there's sometimes treated badly. That's why meyer started peaceful valley donkey rescue and that's why he's a c._n._n. Hero guys donkeys are like dogs as good stuff right. They're they're affectionate their mobile real protective. They're amazing animals that nobody gets. I understand what you think of all the animals. They're the most in there just in the moment. They're never put off their game but donkeys are misunderstood. Bugs bunny turned into a donkey when he did some stupid. Pinocchio turned into a document his overindulge. Neither of those things are traits of donkey's but the public thanks that that's exactly what they have have literally built this country on their backs and then they got that behin- poor guy mouthful bed teeth. He's in several feet of filth. Both domestic donkeys are faced with abuse neglect in abandoned. This old girl here is isabel and this was amy nice first donkey honky denver my beautiful wife amy but is and we just fell in love with her. The net liberal come right loose worn. We had twenty five donkeys when we decided that either either we have a problem or we're going to have to find a way to find homes for these donkeys and that's what birth the peace valley docu rescue and so we created adoption option program so that more can come in and say we have racked up over thirteen thousand donkeys rescue. We are the largest largest donkey rescue in the world as far as physically going out and saving donkeys. You were physically looking at every single individual animal and every single pin that we half because that's crucial that we catch any problem immediately. If it's hoped germany time we do that every year. Every donkey gets a dental check long in the tooth and then he of course the training which most important part of a a little little good job. We can't just send a wild donkey into somebody's home and dig. It's all going to work out in the end so we have to have the trainers is going gonna brush the entire body so there's no goosey spots where they're not used to being touched. I think our success is because we quite literally didn't only redoing a win and we let the donkey's teach us and apparently i was pretty good plan. This job is heart pretty much broken most of my bones. I've been knocked. Unconscious emotionally is the harder party. I'm feeling the love the vision that i hold it was to improve the plight of the american donkeys and there's so many doctors at so many places that need so much help. There is nothing cuter than a baby. Were saving them. We're improving their lives. That at the end of the day makes up for in some of the atrocities. This is cheap therapy. I know they have value. I know their contributions to our country. I i want to see every donkey bind. It's happiness. It's happy place. It's peaceful place ten out of ten some football fan settle for penance or jersey's aziz a guy in oklahoma named owen built a replica of owen field in his backyard. It used to be a pastor now. It's one tenth the size in almost all the look of the home of the oklahoma university sooners. It took months for oh and pickard and his family to finish the project. He says it also took months for him to get permission shen to build it from his wife. He's probably owing her a debt of gratitude for being game and letting him carry the project to the end zone and hopefully the neighbors don't pylon and say hey. This is out of bounds. We're sure owen had to field a lot of questions about his field of dreams and that may be why he didn't build it sooner. I'm cora listeners and we're ending this game at the c._n._n. In your line.

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Dorian Strengthens, YouTube Fine & NFLs 100th Season (+ Talking Potential Recession) - Thursday, September 5th, 2019

the NewsWorthy

17:41 min | 1 year ago

Dorian Strengthens, YouTube Fine & NFLs 100th Season (+ Talking Potential Recession) - Thursday, September 5th, 2019

"Today is thursday september fifth what to note today about hurricane dorian cuts to military projects and changes to rules about light bulbs plus youtube pays a record setting fine a new luxury electric car and what's a dumb phone then hang out after the news for thursday's bonus interview where we answered the question. Will there be a recession and welcome welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast. They're fun and on the go. I'm erica are commanded. Thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. Yes we're talking about hurricane dorian again because because it got stronger as of early this morning the weather channel says dorian is a category three major hurricane again florida was spared from the worst of the storm but they're still a threat along the southeast southeast coastline and now georgia and the carolinas will feel more of an impact today and tomorrow the national hurricane center says it will bring damaging winds flooding rains and life life threatening storm surges there still even a chance it could make landfall in north carolina tomorrow and if it does it would be the first category three storm to hit there since the nineties. He's either way the entire southeast from florida to virginia can expect bad weather for the rest of the week and a quick update from the bahamas. It's still a mess homes thousand buildings. There are smashed and flooded out the people who live in the hardest hit areas. Don't have basic things like food and water let alone medical care remember during hit the islands as a category five storm over the weekend killing at least twenty people and now because the airport is flooded relief workers are still having a tough time bringing supplies in so if if you do want to help will link to an article in today's show notes with some of the best places to donate by the way doreen is not the only storm forecasters are keeping an eye on c._b._s. News reports. There's a tropical tropical storm in the gulf of mexico. The could bring a foot of rain mudslides and flash flooding to mexico's coast meteorologist also keeping an eye on a different tropical storm in the middle of the atlantic for now. President trump is redirecting billions of dollars from military projects to help build a wall on the u._s. Mexico border order n._p._r. Reports three point six billion dollars that was supposed to be used on things like military schools target ranges and maintenance facilities could now be used to build one hundred seventy five miles of fencing along the southwest border it means military projects in twenty three states nine thousand nine countries and three territories that were supposed to start next year or later under are now on hold political reports new york is one of the hardest hit and in puerto rico it cuts more than four hundred million dollars worth of projects to help rebuild after the damage from hurricane maria maria in two thousand seventeen the trump administration says this is needed for a national crisis at the border and officials say they're working with congress to backfill the funding but some lawmakers are not happy about it. One democratic senator called the move a quote unconstitutional money grab republican senator mitt romney said this quote undermining military readiness but but others say it's worth it and there are ways to secure the border and protect the military new rules requiring more efficient lightbulbs in the you. Ask were supposed to go into effect in january but not anymore. The washington post reports the trump administration is rolling back some of those planned regulations. The energy department says is the change will make sure consumers have more choices and are not required to buy more expensive light bulbs but critics say the reversal will lead to billions of dollars in higher energy costs each year and it'll add more greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming also of note ten democratic candidates for president took part in town hall about climate change last night. They revealed their proposals to address the threat to earth. You can read more about what each of them said in today's show notes british lawmakers are blocking a no deal brexit that basically means the u._k. Cannot leave the european union without a plan on how they're going to do it the new york times reports. This is a big setback for britain's new. The prime minister boris johnson. He was ready to let britain crash out of the e._u. Without a plan but lawmakers have voted not to allow it on top of that they said johnson cannot call an an early general election in mid october. The prime minister had wanted a last-minute election likely to get a new parliament to work with kurt lawmakers agree on very little when it comes to brexit fox's stuck about what to do and win for now the u. K. has until october thirty first to come up with a deal. If lawmakers cannot find a compromise the u._k. Might might have to ask the e._u. For yet another deadline extension to be continued youtube was just hit with a one hundred seventy million dollar fine find from the f._t._c. for illegally collecting data on kids see net reports. This is the largest penalty ever for violating the children's online privacy protection act which says companies cannot collect personal data from kids younger than thirteen so youtube will pay most of the money to the f._t._c. and some to the state of new york but critics say it's not nearly enough off of a fine google owns youtube and it takes about two days to make that one hundred seventy million dollars at the same time youtube says is going to make some changes to its site the wall street journal reports it will switch off comments personalized ads and notifications on children's videos and it will stop collecting data on videos meant for kids plus channels that post videos meant for kids and don't mark them that way could face their own fines from the f._t._c. changes all start in january. Did did you know pet. Cloning is the thing it's illegal in some countries but others like south korea and here in the u._s. Allow it in fact actress. Barbra streisand has famously said two of her dogs are cloned will now china is joining the list of countries known in the pet cloning market. The first cloned cat in china was announced. Its name is garlic. The new york times report scientists scientists implanted skin cells from someone's cat who had died into eggs harvested from other cats and after a chemical shock embryos were cloned than implanted into surrogate cats. The chinese company has already claimed dogs and says it's now working on cloning at horse and even hopes to clone endangered animals one day critics call pet cloning inhumane but many people around around the world take part and we have several more stories still ahead but first. 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That's m. l. a. f. l. e. u. R. dot com komo floor. Dot com slash newsworthy now back to the news the one hundred n._f._l. Season is here football starts tonight night with the green bay packers up against the chicago bears and of course there will be many more games this weekend c._b._s. Sports is making bold prediction that the chiefs and vikings will be in the super bowl. We'll have to wait and see and by the way c._b._s. Chicago reports the n._f._l. Will hold a kickoff experience in grant park today. Fans can catch performances by meghan trainor meek mill and rhapsody city in fact variety says the concert is connected to a good cause rock nation and the n._f._l. Will also donate four hundred thousand dollars to two chicago charities that help at risk youth. It's the first in a concert series that rapper jay z announced as part of his new partnership with the n._f._l. Porsche revealed its first. I all electric car. The verge says the carmaker has been teasing it for years but finally showed it off to the public yesterday. It's called the ticon and there are two versions the turbo and turbo turbo s. It's meant to be an electric car that can still hang with the fastest cars on the market. We're talking about luxury. Sports cars here because the price tag starts at more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars dollars. It hits the road later this year. It's called the light phone too but it's known as the dumb phone because while there's nothing smart murtaza about it it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that smartphones have business insider says the light phone to is designed to be simple. You can only use it for three things to make calls. Send then texts and set alarms. It does not have apps on purpose so no sending emails looking on social media or playing music so what's the point. It's opposed to help us. Put our our phones down and stop what it calls. Smartphone addictions in gadget says the phone will cost about three hundred fifty dollars. The popular series on hulu the handmaid's tale. Maybe getting a new storyline. Entertainment weekly says the author of the handmaid's tale book is coming out with a sequel in a new book called the testaments. The book comes is out next week and already m._g._m. And who are working on a screen project for it. The testaments is set fifteen years after the handmaid's tale ends so hulu is working to figure out the best way to incorporate that new material. It's not clear yet if it will be part of a current hulu series or if it will be a separate show for now. The book comes out tuesday and that's for the main news today but it's now time for thursday. Were a different expert explains a different thing to know only on thursdays after the news and this this week. We're talking about a question. That's been in the news a lot. Lately is a recession near well. My guest today helps break down what hundreds of economists believe and why and she even mentioned how the so-called oh called amazon. Effect is impacting the economy right now. Meghan green has an impressive resume. I can't list all but she's on the board of directors of the national association for business economists known sonos name and you'll hear us talk about a non-partisan survey nape took involving economists from all different industries green is also a senior fellow at the harvard kennedy school and she writes a monthly monthly column on global economics for the financial times so here's my conversation with meghan green about what's happening with the economy now and what to expect in the near future hi meghan. Thanks for coming on the newsworthy. Thanks for having me so what would you say is the big takeaway about the economy right now so i think the biggest takeaway is probably expectations expectations for recessions so they've been pushed back a little bit since the last time that neighbor ran the survey in february forty percent of members or of respondents expect a recession to hit by the end of next year <hes> so the good news is only two percent <unk> recession this year but another thirty eight percent expected in twenty twenty and then a further thirty one percent expecter recession in twenty twenty one so the vast majority of respondents actually think our economy will contract by the end of two thousand twenty one. That's the big takeaway message so. Let's talk a little bit more about expectations for recession within the next couple of years. It seems to be the consensus assists. What signs are these economists looking at. When we're looking at the data in the economy you really see a bifurcated story so there's one the story that looks at on business investment in the business sector and that's shown a real slowdown over the past six months in particular so so that shows that businesses aren't really investing in anecdotally what we hear. Is that a lot of <hes>. The reason that investment has dropped off because of all this uncertainty around trade so businesses aren't cutting back necessarily but they're not leaning in investing no the other stories. You have this story that says a business investments looking pretty bad the other stories story is what's happening with the u._s. Consumer and the consumer continues to look pretty strong actually if we're going to get a recession in the u._s. It's going to have to be transmitted through the consumer for in so far. It doesn't look like that's happening so the labor market's still really look strong. Consumer confidence is has fallen a little bit recently but is your you know relative to history still pretty high so the consumer is still looking pretty good. The thing is is that when you when you go into a recession that consumers often the last last winter is fun. Let's talk just a little bit more about the trade war to make sure people really understand how this impacts the economy china and the u._s. The world's two largest economies keep <hes> putting tariffs on each other's good so tell us how that ultimately could impact businesses and then the consumer sure so we live in this really globalized first world where often goods go through a number of different countries before they're fully put together and end up being sold to the consumer are so if we're going to go ahead and impose tariffs on one another that means that every time those goods correct cross-border they end up having a tariff associated with him in it costs increase in so as a result to try to get around these tariffs. A lot of companies are trying to change their supply chain so we're seeing total rewriting of the rules of how businesses this is can operate and so as long as we don't know what the new rules look like. It's really hard for businesses to know what to do. So a world with a liberal rules that we were living in globalization was considered good and protectionism was considered bad businesses knew how to operate in that order even a world where you you know we turn it upside down and everybody decides protectionism is good and globalization is bad businesses could adopt to those rules as well but we're sorta stuck in this middle ground where we're kinda shifting being from one to the other and so no one really knows what the rules are and as long as there's that kind of uncertainty businesses don't really know what kind of long-term plans as they should be making and as a result they're not leaning in to growth in a going ahead and investing a bunch <hes> in hiring a lotta people and i think it's the hiring hiring side is sort of one way that this could be transmitted through the consumer so businesses decide. There's all this uncertainty and they can't hire a lot of people then you start to see the labor market showing worse and worse data people might get laid off that will hit a lot of pockets in consumer confidence will drop and people will stop spending so that's one way it'd these headlines on trade and the implications for businesses could really affect the consumer <unk> pitch us into a recession. Is it correct that eventually if the tariffs remain in place that some some of those higher prices that businesses will ultimately have to pay could be passed onto the consumer at at the end product so that's traditionally how it usually works tariffs ended up just being taxed on the consumer <hes> so businesses is they're having to pay higher costs in their production deduction. They just passed. This higher costs right on to the end user by raising their prices. We haven't seen that much of that so far in this trade war and i think that's probably down to do the amazon effect essentially so businesses are having to compete with alexa the amazon and walmart and these big companies that <hes> you know dominate dominate a ton of the market and they can keep their prices low and so i feel like if they hiked prices to pass cost onto the end user they'll lose market share and won't be able to compete pete anymore so a lot of companies have been hesitant to do that and as a result the higher import costs have just been eating into their margins and that makes it much harder for companies to go ahead and invest and hire so there's also a lot of talk about interest rate cuts. President trump wants to see them cut further other say it's not needed. Should we really expect another one this year. And how does that really impact the economy. I think they're gonna end up cutting rates <hes> because the sort of you to respond to what's going on in other parts of the economy yeah but i actually don't think cutting rates is going to help a whole lot in the idea. Normally is that if you cut rates than you boost gross boost inflation but we've had really low rates for for this entire recovery and when you talk to businesses you find actually borrowing costs aren't really a constraint on activity so are lower rates really gonna help probably not in. It's a real risk for two reasons first of all if the fed cuts rates now when we do have a recession. It won't have as much room to cut then when we really need it. <hes> so that's one risk the second one is that if the fed cuts rates now if i'm right and it doesn't actually really boost inflation growth then the next time around when we we are in recession and the fed cuts rates no one will believe it will work in the fed won't have any credibility and that's not just my opinion that was backed up by respondents as well how tough canopy to try and predict what happens in an economy especially an uncertain economy so it's really difficult we can look at structural factors and those attended change less frequently but when you have <hes> policy being announced on twitter <hes> generally every day it's really hard to keep up into figure out what exactly there's noise and what's political posturing and what will actually be implemented so i do think it's gotten much more difficult to forecast these days than it was even just a couple of years ago and you can read more about this topic and our guest in today's show notes just go to news dot com click episodes and look forward today's date. That's also where you'll find. The sources links to all the stories. We've talked about in this episode. Thank you so much for listening and a big shout out to the news where the insiders for supporting the show i so appreciate she at you. The newsworthy is here for you by four in the morning every weekday so we'll chat again tomorrow have a great day.

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Hurricane Dorian; International Roundtable

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

47:54 min | 1 year ago

Hurricane Dorian; International Roundtable

"This message comes from on point sponsor indeed. If you're hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your short list of qualified defied candidates using an online dashboard get started at indeed dot com slash n._p._r. Podcast from n._p._r. And w._b._z. You are boston. I'm meg mature birdie and this is on point. Our global roundtable is back with us today to discuss the world's news but first we're gonna start start right here in the united states with the latest on hurricane doria in are you in dorian path. Have you evacuated. We want to know what it's like where you are doing join us anytime at on point radio dot o._r._g. Twitter and facebook at on point radio and let's go straight to miami where brian mcnulty joins us he senior research associate in atmospheric sciences at the university of miami's rosenstiel school of marine and atmospheric science brian welcome to on point harming. Thank you thank you so we'll talk about what what's in store for the southeastern united states in a second but first brian if i could i'd like to focus a little bit on the bahamas hamas right now because as we've heard the prime minister of the bahamas saying that they are experiencing historic damage there. Here's a little bit from the bahamas. Thomas foreign minister darren hen field talking to reporters last night about the destruction caused by dory and the devastating destruction he was also warnings these people who did not evacuate that they must stay inside their homes are gone hollow our lines down freeze across the street. It's very conspiritors if you don't have to be outdoors that's the bahamas foreign minister darren. Hen field saying power lines down. Lamp posts are down. It's dangerous to be outdoors so brian. Mcnulty is the bahamas going to get a break from dorian. <hes> unfortunately not real soon <hes> it's just been an unimaginable thing to have happened there to have a category five his hurricane to come in and start all over the the grand bahama basically for twenty four four hours <hes> so things will gradually improve at the storm starts to drift north but as of now it's just literally adrift one mile per hour so it's not in any hurry to leave those places who ecorse wanted to move away as quickly as possible things start to see what has happened and how the start trying to get people <hes> found in <hes> so that stalling of dorian over the bahamas means that they've been suffering from one hundred twenty mile an hour winds if not more and ceaseless rain lashing a grand bahama especially. Why did it stall for so long. Yeah there. There was a bit you've uh it was always forecast to come to a gradual stall and then turn north near the florida coast but the length length that stalin was not really foreseen to well <hes> and so what happened is the ridge to north which is what would help steer it <hes> west a little bit and a trough to its north as well. That's coming across the eastern u._s. u._s. <hes> that that is what was kinda slowing down the trough moving in to erode the ridge and allow storm to move north. It's nowhere to go. They basically with a all hurricanes canes. They're just along for the ride this ride these troughs and ridges and go with the flow as as the saying goes <hes> <hes> and so when there is no flow lay the can't go and that's exactly what happened here wow now i'm seeing here that dorian <hes> <hes> is being called one of the strongest storms on record in the atlantic but it's been it's been downgraded from category five correct yeah. It's presently a category three hurricane and <hes> that's still an extremely strong hurricane but <hes> yeah it has weakened since its peak intensity <hes> but at its peak intensity. It's it is way up there in the top three that we're aware of the atlantic <hes> well actually about <hes> dorian stalling. We have a a comment on our website. A listener wants to know if a hurricane has stalled <hes> this long <hes> before well. That's a that's a good question all hand. I can't think of one especially a strong <music> hurricane like this that just came and basically remain stationary for twenty four hours <hes> it's certainly uncommon a couple of reasons examples of hurricanes that came in and made landfall and weren't in a hurry to move along <hes> of course one year ago almost almost exactly <hes> september fourteenth hurricane florence made landfall in north carolina and and lingered there for a few days not perfectly stationary and not a category five <hes> and then a year before that <hes> we had hurricane harvey make landfall as a category four near rockport texas it it moved inland and weakened but then it just again hung around that area <hes> <hes> eastern texas for i i believe it was just about a week and rained and rained and rained so it's not it's not too unheard of to have these storms sit fitting linger but to have a category five come to a stop over to you is just unimaginable now. We're remembering here. How how with superstorm sandy for example we didn't even need to have a hurricane class storm for huge amounts of damage wjr and loss of life to occur so as dorian eventually moves even if it's in it's downgraded status it seems as if the the southeastern united states still has to be on very high alert absolutely <hes> yeah this is expected to weaken more so by the time it starts moving <hes> i it probably will still be a category three for a while longer <hes> but later are into you know <hes> the end of the week it's it it should weaken more <hes> but the important thing is to not pay attention isn't that there is <hes> still a very large threat even from a weaker hurricane hurricane is still strong so you know to call holiday weaker. Hurricane doesn't mean it's it's of no concern so yeah we are still looking at a very significant threat <hes> all along the coast from central intro florida <hes> up into north carolina by the end of the week and <hes> their their wives to be doing what they're doing. They're getting people walk away from the coast well on that point. Let's listen to national hurricane center director ken graham yesterday in a press briefing he told folks along the carolina coast along georgia and parts of florida to evacuate if they're <hes> local municipalities are telling them to do so and to your point brian ken graham said that even if dorian is downgraded. It's an extremely dangerous storm storm. I very dangerous situation paying attention to again <hes> the officials. Tell you to leave leave early because the water gets there before the storm storm does brian. I mean you're there in miami. Have you heard from elsewhere. Let's say even in florida if the water starting to get there absolutely yeah even down here and we're we're pretty far south from where the the impacts are <hes>. We've we've been experiencing seeing a little bit of <hes> we. We're having pretty high tides now but we're getting some of this. This wind effect also even down here so certainly further north <hes> you know from from the cape canaveral region <hes> they will they will start to see these impacts ax real soon if they haven't yet so what is the. Can you tell us what what the best guess on. The forecast track of dorian is going to be over the next couple of days yeah it. It's looking more and more likely that the eye wall and i will remain offshore. It's not a sure thing yet but it's it's looking likely <hes> and while that is good news it's still brings at risk of <hes> windblown <hes> ocean which is what as storm surges <hes> that that risk is still there. Even if the storm i wall remain bring off-shore well. Here is <hes> a._b._c. News meteorologist ginger zee <hes> showing video today on good morning morning america of a man getting pushed off appear by a wave and into raging waters. I mean ginger was saying it's a warning really to heed. A officials shows wjr official warnings about storm surges. It is only going to get worse. The beach is not the place and certainly not appear jetty that goes out because this angry see is is coming from a hurricane that we have seen what damage it can do. The storm surge warnings do extend up along the coast. That's a._b._c. news meteorologist ginger zee. I'm joined joined by brian mcnulty. He is senior research associate in atmospheric sciences at the university of miami rosenstiel school of marine and atmospheric science brian you were. I'm just saying a second ago that the eye wall of dorian might stay off the coast but how how many more days is is this storm going to have an effect on <hes> the southeast or even just the the east coast of the united states in total. Is this something that we're going to keep our eye on for the whole rest of the week. Yeah it will still be something <hes> it's gonna gradually work between north and so by thursday and and friday is when we would be looking into the south carolina and north carolina areas but for the remainder of tuesday or you know basically tuesday into all day wednesday we've got the east coast of florida but that that's pretty high risk mhm when and how i should have started asking how are you doing and storm prep and and all of that well yeah. I appreciate that <hes> we were pretty ready for something much worse. You know just in case we never at a at a high risk down here if something <music> happening but there was certainly a risk and people here were they got ready for it <hes> so i think people here are <hes> are relieved that the storm is not ours well. The mayor of miami-dade county is collecting saying the county will be collecting items to send to the bahamas to help with the devastation there so brian mcnulty senior research associate in atmospheric sciences ryan says at the university of miami rosen steel school of marine and atmospheric science. Thank you so much for joining us today my pleasure. I appreciate it. Thank you when we come back. We'll have have our global roundtable with a lot of news from around the world to stick with us. This is on point. 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Envoy to afghanistan says a peace steele may be near there in america's longest ever wars so you can join the conversation what international stories are holding your attention shen now. We want to hear about it. Join us anytime on twitter and facebook at on point radio and we've got a terrific panel joining us today with us from hong kong is keith bradsher shanghai bureau chief for the new york times keith welcome to point. Thank you very much for having me on. It's great to have you also with us from london is is adrian wooldridge political editor and bajic columnist for the economist adrian. It's good to have you thank you very much for inviting me and with us from washington is susan susan glasser. She's a staff writer at the new yorker magazine founder of politico magazine and former editor in chief of foreign policy as well susan welcome to you. Thanks so much watch glad to be here. Okay so let's start off with the latest tumult over brexit <hes> as i mentioned prime minister boris johnson facing quite a serious revolt right from his own party the conservative party here he is <hes> just yesterday saying there are no circumstances under which he will accept another delay brexit. I don't think they will. I hope that they went but if they do they will play lead the legs out out from under the u._k. Position and make any further negotiation absolutely impossible. That's prime minister boris johnson just yesterday <hes> so adrian dan. Let's start with you what is happening in the u._k. Parliament right now. That's a that's a hard question. We basically have a political hurricane called brexit and the problem with this political hurricane is it gets stronger and stronger every day and is blowing away a lot of the <hes> the things that we've taken for granted in britain about constitutional government parliamentary government's and and and the rest of it we have on a deep level. What we have is is a clash between two forms of democracy. One is direct democracy through the referendum whereby people voted by a small majority to to leave the e._u. And the other is representative democracy whereby a lot of m._p.'s have doubts about leaving the on more immediate level. We have a vote this evening. Whereby parliament is going to try to tie the prime minister's hands and tell him he's not allowed to take britain out of the e._u. Without a deal you <hes> and that will consist of the opposition barges the labor about this god snatch the liberal democrats but also crucially <hes> a significant the number of tory rebels who are not willing to support that party in taking the written out of you without to do so adrian the mask you is boris johnson facing <hes> a different group of <hes> of tory rebels than <hes>. Theresa may was in her multiple attempts to get her deal through <hes> the u._k. Parliament i mean because it seems like <hes> they didn't like theresa may's deal and now a different cohort doesn't doesn't like the prospect of an of a no deal brexit but either way <hes> is is the is that fracture within the conservative party really the issue issue here <hes> to some extent. I'm what you have under trees. May most the most vigorous rebels were members of the european research group of hard line brexit tears who didn't want to compromise every brexit. They thought her brexit deal was brexit in name. Only now what we have is slightly smaller group of more moderate tory m._p.'s <hes> who don't wanna leave without a deal who thinks that we have to we have to leave but we have to leave with a deal <hes> for example philip hammond who's in many ways. The leader of this group of rebels was only a few weeks ago the chancellor of the exchequer and the key he do tenants of of theresa may so the parties you know the rebel the rebel alliance the storm round is the inverse of the rebel last time round <hes> well susan. Let me turn to you on this because it seems as if prime minister johnson his line of a his art line of argument. Is that having this october. Thirty first deadline for brexit is the equivalent okay a little editorializing here but i can't help it the equivalent of him sprinkling magic of spring magical fairy dust on brussels to get a better deal for the okay well. How do you read this well. Fairy dust is as good of an analogy is anything <hes> you know. Obviously i'm here in washington where we have our own political hurricane adrian and it's it settled over us for at least for years and years for four more and it's an interesting dynamic rate is that but as you pointed out the coalition opposing boris johnson is now sort of the inverse of the one that was causing theresa may so many problems from inside her own conservative party. There's also i think the that flip-flop where president trump <hes> went from essentially being a problem for theresa may too now <hes> smothering boris johnson in his faction and embrace but in a way that i think is probably also equally likely to disappoint <hes> president president trump <hes> offers lots of praise for boris johnson unlike the criticism he offered theresa may but he's unlikely to produce a lot of concrete. <hes> boone's essentially actually this is a situation where the world is sort of watching this internal turmoil but is highly unlikely to be able to offer any kind of external <hes> eight. There's no one coming to the rescue here of great britain. They did it to themselves and it seems to me from a distance across the pond that they're not very very close to figuring it out well keith. Let me turn to you. I mean how do you see all this from hong kong. I think people have been watching and <hes> with interest toll brexit because it does have an indirect effect on the issue here. There's still considerable an astrologer in hong for the among <hes> particularly the <hes> the english speaking fluently english speaking minority here <hes> for the the days of british colonial rule up through nineteen ninety-seven and to the extent britain is deeply divided and distracted with brexit now there's not paying attention for wor <hes> to the efforts of many in hong kong to defend the rule of law and other traditions that they perceive as having inherited arctic from those days <hes> then that is a little discouraging to some people in hong kong so for example on sunday. I happen to see <hes> protest outside. The british british consulate here and there were hundreds of people <hes> waving british flags which does not go over well in beijing and even the british colonial flag lag which goes over even less well and paging <hes> and calling for the british government to support their cause and also calling for the government to give them more british passports so one cause hawes of continuing resentment. Here's that when britain left in nineteen ninety seven it only handed out fifty thousand british passports to people particularly judged <hes> as likely to as a to of earned them and then <hes> handed out something like three million so called british national overseas passports which do not give the right for people to live in britain and have very limited very limited representation by by british consulates if they get into trouble elsewhere and which are not really recognized by by china <hes> but there's been much less discussion i think in britain the hong kong issue the would have been if brexit. We're not happening right now right if if if the entire nation u._k. wasn't completely paralyzed by by brexit eight before we leave the brexit issue adrian. Let me turn back to your on one more thing here every single conversation i've had over the past couple of years regarding brexit. The person that i talked to inevitably louis says we are in uncharted territory that is absolutely true here but right at this point in time we have <hes> boris johnson. Was we said facing the tory revolt tory rebels <hes>. There's the possibility of johnson calling a new election. There's the suspension of parliament which i believe is being challenged in in british courts right now so i mean there you give me a prediction on whether or not brexit is going to happen on october thirty first the the default position is that we leave the european union on october thirty first whether we have a deal or not and in a state of huge confusion asian and volatility. I think you have to think that the default option is the most likely to happen but before then we could have a an enforced force extension <hes> there's a vote on that tonight and the rebels i think look as though they've got the number we could have a general election which will complicate things even further <hes> so the truth. Is that nobody nobody knows we could either. E even ended up having another referendum in reversing the whole the whole thing but i was very intrigued by what's keith bradshaw was was saying because <hes> people looking at britain as an example of the rule of law and constitutional government will testing our rule of law and retesting constitutional government you know the the suspension of parliament is something many people find deeply upsetting. We've had huge protests in the streets of all right notice anything like on the scale of combat significant levels of protests. We even had the <hes> former <hes> head of the the the <hes> chancellor of <hes> of the head of the legal system michael g-o-v <hes> saying that even if the if the parliament votes is to extend <hes> the the deadline the government may not obey that rule they not obeyed up piece of legislation so you know flirting voting with disobeying rules made in parliament so this clash between direct democracy and representative democracy really goes to the question of what is the legitimate basis of power so it's testing the british constitution where is it hasn't been tested for for for for a century wow so the basic presumptions of governance that means in the u._k. Fascinating well. We are talking about major issues in the world news this hour. We've got terrific global roundtable with us. You're hearing adrienne woolridge. Susan glasser and keith bradsher and we want to know what your questions are about news from around the world. We'll be talking about hong kong and china in just a second what about the trade war going on between the u._s. and china and there seems to be a glimmer that there's a possibility of peace agreement the u._s. On void afghanistan understand says that might be possible. Can you imagine an end to the u._s. Involvement in the longest war we've been in in u._s. History let's go to greg who's calling from detroit michigan and greg. You're on the air hi. My concern is is that <hes> i have a daughter who's a senior at the savannah college of art design and she and her classmates estimates are are making their way to the hong kong campus this week and they're not getting any information about the deteriorating situation between hong kong and china from the school or from the state department and i reached out to the school before and they assured that there is some kind of emergency plan to get the kids out if a a government crackdown allow t._m. Tiananmen square or tibet to the curb but you know we it just it. We can see need that china's massing troops on the hong kong border and escalating protests mean this situation will likely not in well and so i'm worried that we're we're you know the the the students are excited about being in hong kong and being at the center of a global sort of situation but they weren't even born when tenement square so great lemme lemme get keith brat yeah. I appreciate your call so keith. Bradsher is right there in hong kong for us so let me get a response to to what greg is saying here. Keith first of all as greg mentioned there there is this there was troop rotation chinese transportation in hong kong <hes>. I don't know if we could we call it an amassing of chinese troops and what's the latest on that they did move a bunch more soldiers in and the soldiers they're replacing racing have not yet left to the to the extent that anybody can see and therefore temporarily there is a a handover period every year when they have more soldiers here that said most people are not expecting any kind of military intervention here. The situation you're seeing here is fundamentally different from what happened to gentleman square and then the for that matter what happened in talk with the soviets going in and fifty eight and then sixty eight or in hungary with the soviets going fifty-six <hes> in those cases and particularly when you had the local the population including police all protesting in hong kong what has been somewhat unusual is the extent to which protesters began oh confronting the police early on and then turned strongly against the police over what they perceived as excessive use of force. Oh by the police so the the hong kong police did not use as much force as american police might use in dealing with an unruly crowd but they did use more force that has been traditional here and so that provoked a lot of tax not just on police but even for example attacks against the <hes> the apartment blocks the whole policemen's families the police officers families have had walks through phone through their windows even fired through their windows by large to person <hes> <hes> slingshots. You've had the police officers cars vandalized. You've had the <hes> the spouses of police officers <hes> getting identified right online and then receiving hundreds of hostile emails messages result of all that is the police officers in hong kong are furious right now and they have been more than happy to take on the protesters unfortunately would have been some really nasty. Clashes is however to answer your question greg <hes>. I don't think you need to be that concerned at this point and <hes> first of all because neither hi there beijing nor the hong kong government season need to send in mainland soldiers at the hong kong police have the ability more than they're doing now if they wished to control the protests protests <hes> second of all these protests are fairly confined and remarkably disciplined for example you might have seen on your television commission screen scenes of fires and yet even those were done with carefully piled up barricades in the middle of a street intersection not too near the edges where they might catch a building living on fire and no buildings were caught on fire so those are more to me. They were more like bonfires than <hes> bonfire so then they were setting the city ablaze. If some people were melodramatically putting we'll keep hang on a second. Sorry sorry to interrupt there but i just want to get susan back in here. <hes> briefly for a second because i'm listening to all that keith is saying and i take your point about china not want not wanting to do a tenement them in style crackdown in hong kong for a multiplicity of reasons but but in addition to that though i mean these protests are in their thirteenth fourteenth week i mean we've got a minute to go before before the break susan. But how long can this persist before china's view changes well. That's what's interesting. I mean it's already surpassed that the more most recent previous eruption of protest remember the the yellow umbrella movement to it. It's gone on for a long period of time and it seems to be getting new recruits. You are drawn to the street read spy <hes> the ferocity and tenacity of those who are already there <hes> so i think that's an important question at a time when remember there's an escalating trade war between china and the united states too so it's a significant geopolitical moment we will come back to the issue of that trade war in just a second. We are talking with our global global news roundtable about news. You need to know from around the world. We want to take your questions. We'll be right back. This is on point in just a few years before starring in book of mormon orman. Andrew reynolds was way off broadway doing and i quote it's karate kid the musical. This is the punctuation it's karate. Comma comma kid the musical for legal purposes the stories behind the celebrities every tuesday on it's been a minute from n._p._r. This is on point. I magnin chakrabarti. Were talking this hour with our global news roundtable about stories from around the world that we all should be paying closer attention to two. I'm joined by adrian woolridge political editor and columnist for the economist. Susan glasser joins us. She's a staff writer at the new yorker and keith bradsher sure is with us. He is the shanghai bureau chief for the new york times. He's with us from hong kong. <hes> and susan's in washington and adrian is in london and we want to know what your questions are for our panel about stories around the world that you want to know more about we've been talking about hong kong and the pro democracy protests going on there air. This is the thirteenth week of those protests and here's isaac chang. He's vice chair of a pro democracy organization called demo c._d. Sto speaking to sky news if they suppress house more we'll resist more and if they find curiosity with a just an well on the other hand we have a listener on our website calling themselves win says hong kong as a province of china and beijing aging will decide its fate end of story adrian warid. What do you think of that well. I think that's what you have. Here is to long-term mhm conflicts intensifying one is that china is becoming more authoritarian <hes> more centrally controlled and more of a monthly muscle bound and <hes> military power and the students sort of self radicalizing. I mean that part of a generation that's been brought up in <hes> in the light of western liberal values and in the process of protesting that becoming more more self assertive so i think you have two very powerful forces headed full conflict <hes> well. Let's go to carol who's calling from baltimore maryland carol. You're on the air. Hi i blame gene technology in part for young risk in the u._s. and all over the world. You know how it's dominating everything and now stealing job. We're not just slow low wage jobs so if anyone's had surgery recently they may have realized that there was a robotic assistant off the air yeah so so carol. Thank you for your call keith bradsher. Let me turn on the i mean i think carol trying to was saying she's she's technology and its impact on jobs in the economy as a unifying factor in the unrest that she seeing around the world. What do you make of that two answers. I'm not sure the technology technology so much responsible for job losses in hong kong as that the allies in level of competitiveness of mainland china itself has meant that tong has lost some of its advantage in some areas <hes> so it's become harder for example for cantonese and english speaking <hes> <hes> would be bankers bankers or the people wanna get jobs in the financial sector to compete with people speak mandarin and english because there's more mandarin which is the main dialect. I liked the mainland <hes> spoken the i think the separate crash news how has technology changed the protests themselves and here in hong kong. It's changed in two important ways on the one hand. It's easier to organize a protest these very fluid groups of young people who are coordinating these through social media through setting chat rooms and very quickly deciding where to move to a new location to hold their protests so as to <hes> even though the course of the evening evening changing locations that keeps the police off balance on the other hand the downside of technology is that these chat with make it almost impossible for anybody to to emerge as a clear leader and then strike compromises or deals with the government so the government finds itself unable to even really negotiate on any the issues and when people have tried to make even a suggestion of compromise even to the point of for example saying what was should we be quite so violent and doing x y and z they tend to be the <hes> shouted down in these online so it is very difficult for a leader to it's easy to start a protest but it's hard to control it talk to reach a negotiated settlement interesting well. Let's switch gears here a little bit and talk about the other major issue between china and the united added states in particular susan. You talked about it for a second before and that is the latest in a trade war because of course just this weekend. There was a new round of tariff. Some fifteen percent tariffs being slapped on about a hundred billion dollars of chinese goods coming to the united states beijing had those retaliatory tariffs on seventy five billion dollars worth of u._s. Goods so here's the president speaking to reporters on the south lawn of the white house on sunday defending the the tariffs as you know some new tariffs get on with taking in tens of billions of dollars. We're giving some of the money to the farmers are making making the farmers more than all. The farmers are doing better than if china frankly. We're buying susan glasser. <hes> the the president says american farmers are we're doing better than if china was actually just buying their goods. What do you think well you know. There's a that's not even a full sentence but there's a couple of different things to fact check in it. <hes> first of all there continues to be trump misrepresenting what a tariff is treating it as though at some sort of attack where <hes> you know the chinese are just going to pay him him direct money <hes> because he imposes tariffs on him. That's obviously not how it works and then also this question of whether american farmer benefiting consistent reporting lead story in the wall street journal today <hes> no <hes> bastion of anti-trump ism suggesting that in fact farmers in the united and around the globe are beginning to i feel the negative effects of this tariff war and increasingly those are people at the heart of president trump's political coalition. It's an interesting <hes> political dynamic for him that he's chosen to continue escalating with china as we get closer and closer to <hes> the twenty twenty reelection fight and <hes> so he's claiming something that that doesn't seem to be basis in reality <hes> in this particular case but again again. What's what's striking is that in august. I think we all saw in a month of sort of dizzying back and forced trump proclaimed repeatedly to be on the brink of a deal which never happened in actually that's been the case he's for more than a year that he has repeatedly thought he had made a deal or was about to with the chinese and they've refused to do so and you know i feel feel like we're now in a situation where we have to judge the the prospects for an actual major agreement between china and united states as opposed costa some perhaps holding pattern to be more and more remote as <hes> china and other world actors increasingly will say why not wait it out why not see whether trump is going going to lose reelection or win reelection next year that becomes its own dynamic. I think in <hes> in international affairs over the next number one number two of course will this drive economic slowdown in the united states up until now that's been the major factor <hes> preventing trump from having even lower your ratings and that is if he does win re election. I think it will be because of the strength of the economy so if that slows down and if the terrorists and the trade with china are seen in to be a key reason for this slowdown. That's an enormous political blow. Listen susan. Let me ask you though i mean on the china side of things though that the terrorists are having being an impact there too in china while of course massive it doesn't have a limitless capacity to absorb the economic impact and pain from these u._s. tariffs. I mean how long absolutely that's an important point because really you could say that this is a game of who will blink first <hes> the united states or china and that is a question austin. It's an important question. Remember that that's why i keep bringing up politics because <hes> there are politics of course in china but she's paying has a lot stronger hand in terms of his ability to make command decisions without having to worry so much about the daily or even hourly political commentary which seems to so obsess and and in which the president united states is immersed so i think the fact that we have different political systems is very directly relevant to the question of what you know what each country will do you as they face this confrontation okay well. Let's go to our callers. Tommy is calling from springfield illinois. Tommy you're on the air. I <hes> my question has has to do with <hes>. Whether the the trade negotiation that's going on right now. Between america and japan trade deal between america in japan have any significant effect upon the trade war with china in america and that particularly that affect will they'd have an effect on on american farmers. Karma will provide any relief to american farmers. Tell me thank you for your call keith bradsher at one that you want to take on sure i'd be happy to do <hes> <hes> the ending trade agreement between japan which has not been finalized does call for a little bit of liberalisation <hes> <hes> of japanese <hes> ah of american farm access to the japanese market <hes> however the japanese market is tiny compared to the chinese market <hes> one of the things such japan is a little less than one tenth of the population of china. There is one aspect that hasn't been brought up yet which is underpinning part of this though oh which is why was it. The china was importing so much in the way of american soybeans and also some american corn. It's not for human consumption. China has very strong limits. Let's on how much it'll import of human food because it wants to maintain food security so it's primarily being used in china's animal feed and the main protein sources china you know pigs and you've had half the pigs in china hundreds of millions of pigs die in the past few months of african swine fever and that has depressed global demand for soybeans which are heavily used in soybean used in animal feed so american farmers. We're going to take something of a hit here here. Regardless of whether there was a trade war and it's very hard to distinguish the effects of a big chunk of the world's pick population relation dying from because after all china had half the world's picks as many as picks is the rest of the world combined died and then half those diets or quarter of the pig supply has died which is unbelievable and <hes> in very very quick order from this <hes> what they call the some people call ebola aw porcine imola deadly tried to performs. I really wanna. I wanna pull adrian woolard back into this conversation because you're sitting there in in london in an end not bring it back to brexit but if the u._k. Does indeed exit. The european union like this is the trading environment that it's going to be a diving diving into as a solo negotiator. I mean what what do you make of it. <hes> sure it's <hes> it is exceptionally difficult. Environments and we are as a separate country much. We couldn't be worse part of the european union. So recently we tried to as were imports the deal that the europeans so just made with japan the europeans have decided beat signed a big trade deal with japan and we said we'll just copy it will import whole and and that with our first big move off after brexit and the japanese said no wait a minute you know we we we're not going to negotiate the same deal with a small country that we've just negotiated with the big power because we're stronger <hes> your weaker <hes> and we shouldn't be doing it on the other hand. I think president trump has a big incentive to do a trade deal with britain party because he wants to britain away from <hes> europe he doesn't like european regarded as like sort of the democratic party writ large and speaking speaking foreign languages <hes> and he would he would like to do that <hes> and he would like to help us in that sort of way <hes> but the against that is the fact that of trade deals take a lot of time to push through and you have to get agreement with congress and lots of other participants in the game so you are absolutely right. We're entering into a very very difficult and unpleasant environment a at a very bad time when the global economy is slowing down well one last caller here ed. Let's go to dick who's calling from buffalo new york dick. You're on the air. Oh thank you <hes>. I wanted to ask your guest about the peace agreement. That's going on in afghanistan whether they think that this is a ploy by donald trump heading into the election in the taliban would stand behind any kind of peace agreement in afghanistan. Okay yeah dick my answer point. Thank you for your call. Susan let me turn to you and just to give some details here just yesterday <hes> zalmay khalilzad the u._s. envoy said said that there's a peace agreement in principle quote in principle the president has to approve it <hes> it could mark the beginning of the end of america's involvement <hes> in afghanistan troop including a drawdown of u._s. troops there. What do you think susan yeah you know. I'm glad we brought this up because it is significant i do you believe that president trump would like to have this as a deliverable in effect before his reelection campaign and that it would be a part of what he runs on in twenty twenty the idea that he said he would get the united states <hes> focused on things here at home and <hes> withdraw from these wars of essentially the the last few presidencies and so i think he's willing to make peace <hes>. The question is at what caused it to. He's been the case and <hes> you know what i understand from. My reporting corning is at <hes> ambassador. Helios odd has an a a pretty free hand to negotiate this and has really been given a wide <hes> agenda agenda by the president to make this happen and <hes> that he's really doing this these working closely with president trump who sees this as a personal priority and you know the question is again <hes> what is the net effect <hes> in terms of the gains for example among women <hes> among on girls who are now allowed to go to school things that will there be a reversion to the taliban of the pre nine eleven status quo and then there's also the security question <hes> isis basis <hes> remains alive not only in in the middle east but in afghanistan as well. There was a very deadly attack just last week <hes> in kabul that was a reminder of the power some of these groups and this is many people fear an exact rerun of history. After the soviet union withdrew from afghanistan remember the united states was <hes> essentially running a covert war there in order to tweak the soviet superpower in afghanistan was very successful after the soviet union withdrew from afghanistan ghanistan so did the united states years of political chaos military chaos civil war followed into that vacuum is where al kaieda and osama bin laden came as guests of the taliban government that eventually emerged from that civil war and that fighting and so a lot of people fear <hes> <hes> that is a similar scenario to what we could see play out now depending on what the terms are. You got to exactly the point. I was going to raise that. There's a strong potentially strong echoes of history here that even as a khalilzad was making this announcement of agreement in principle we had taliban related attacks in places where the agreement requires security being reached before u._s. Troops can start being brought home so echoes of history are strong indeed and we've got a wrap up with thank afraid to susan glasser staff writer at the new yorker with us from washington. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you so much for having and keith bradsher <hes> shanghai bureau chief for the new york times with us from hong kong keith. Thank you thank you and adrian woolridge political editor and columnist for the economist with us from london adrian. Thank thank you so much for joining us. Argue on point is produced by anna bowman. Eileen immodest final cut sonus alison poli james ross dory shammar alex schroeder and graced tattered with help from jeff relying david marino and sydney wertheim. Our executive producer is karen shiffman <unk> this is.

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Dorian unleashes heavy rain and tornadoes on the Carolinas; up to 12 inches of rain could cause "life-threatening" flooding; North Carolina Governor warns of "Dorian's Power" as hurricane's eyewall set to move over or near state; Dorian death toll rises,

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Dorian unleashes heavy rain and tornadoes on the Carolinas; up to 12 inches of rain could cause "life-threatening" flooding; North Carolina Governor warns of "Dorian's Power" as hurricane's eyewall set to move over or near state; Dorian death toll rises,

"Out front next breaking news hurricane doreen targets the carolinas hurricane-force winds and tornadoes tearing apart homes conditions. It's only getting worse. Also breaking bahamas health minister warning the death toll is about to soar as we take you to one of the hardest hit areas where rescuers are now in a race against time to save those still trapped without food or water and the white house with a new explanation as to why the president continues to insist. I that alabama was in the path of hurricane dorian. Let's go out front good evening. I'm poppy harlow in tonight for erin burnett out front tonight tonight. Breaking news hurricane dorian right now carving a destructive path up the eastern seaboard the category two storm now helping north and south carolina with drenching wrenching rains and hurricane force winds. You're looking at pictures from just off the coast of cape fear north carolina. It is getting hammered right now. In south carolina ended the dangerous storm surge leaving entire neighborhoods under water. This was the scene charleston now. Sixteen hundred national guard troops have been deployed across south carolina's coast to to help with rescues the storm leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power tonight also tonight. This is one of the biggest threats to those in the storm's path. Tornadoes does look at that video tornadoes already leveled homes across the carolinas and as the storm continues to move north. Let me show you some incredible. Video from inside side of dorian is you can see clear skies above surrounded by what is called a stadium of thunderstorms rapidly circling the center at storm. I'm now responsible for at least twenty three deaths in the bahamas and the islands health minister just said moments ago the public needs to be prepared for an unimaginable death breath toll we have teams are reporter standing by tonight from the carolinas to the bahamas were search and rescue operations are still underway. Let's begin with martin savage. He's out front live. In myrtle beach south carolina align and martin conditions seem to just be getting worse and worse by the minute for you they are the wind has been increasing dramatically in the last hour or or so the rate of course hitting you full face on just feels like needles and it's been driving more and more rain into this area on top book the high winds and the high surf they've been dealing with this is one part of north carolina where they expected that they would get an unusual storm search anywhere from five to eight feet fortunately now the tide is on the way out but the other thing that was not anticipated as much where the tornadoes it began very very early this morning when the first warnings happen and then almost every half hour there was another tornado warning that was being alerted to the public frightening too many any folks because they knew two n -ticipant a hurricane but these kind of spin up tornadoes as they're known are really something that no one could predict. They strike very very quickly. They're not as severe as the oklahoma or kansas variety but they still can do a lot of damage and then they're gone. The fear tonight is that people people will be able to see them only hear them as well as story in itself is that fury is being unleashed here in south carolina and we'll move on north north carolina hundreds of thousands of people without power many wondering when will dorian finally begun poppy and that is the increasing danger angel this storm that is so slow moving and just sits and sitting. There is what caused all of that destruction in the bahamas mardi for you. I mean you're a big guy and you're having a hard time holding your the ground there. You're wearing a hard hat if covered a lot of these hurricanes. Does this one feel different little thing about this. That's so amazing with this storm miss how long it has persisted you. Take a look at what it did with puerto rico and then what you saw over the weekend the bahamas how this storm mess still held itself together. It's no nothing like what it was when it struck the bahamas but still a powerful storm that has continued to keep keep millions of people wondering and worrying about where it's going and that worry continues tonight. There is a curfew in many parts of this county. That's in effect which means until seven a._m. Tomorrow deep learning on the key just hunkered down hoping for the best martin savage myrtle beach south carolina. Thank you so much marty you and your team for braving that to bring us at reporting tonight we appreciate it and the destructive storm surge left entire city blocks just completely -pletely underwater in charleston. That's where we find our brian todd tonight. Brian or the water is receding. They're only slightly poppy. We've been getting <unk> hammered with rain and wind now for really more than fifteen hours in the flooding is still a present and it's still very dangerous here. This street behind me flooded. I'm gonna the show you kind of. Three different angles down to different streets dila straight for you. The adversity that charleston tonight we have just been in touch with the mayor's office who says that they had to close one hundred thirty seven roads throughout the charleston area and so that is a part of the problem here. Here's another part they've got cherry. Berry pickers down streets like this. This one has been here for several hours. A large tree fell on power lines down there and they're still trying to cut parts of that tree off off the power lines just to try to get <hes> the street out of danger much less restore the power the power may not be restored for days. They're just trying to eliminate. Some of the dangers involved in trying to walk down the street so we can pivot down here this if you look down here beyond where these cars there's a large magnolia tree. That did something similar. It fell on right in the middle of a series of power lines. <hes> those power lines put a drag down onto power poles that are now leaning dangerously close to some houses. Police officer had two houses on the left side of the street there to get people out of those houses to eliminate eliminate some of the danger to them because it still fire hazard with those power lines down with the magnolia tree. We saw transformers blow. We sought we've seen a downed power line on whipping around causing transformers to explode so the danger in boston. This is what they're looking at tonight and this is why local officials are saying do not venture out evacuated to not be so quick to come back and we're just looking at those images from a little bit earlier tonight of that livewire just exploding on one st in charleston in his well. That's where the danger lies exactly right. Thank you so much for that reporting. Let's go to our meteorologist. Tom sater he's out front in the weather center. So where is doreen ain't going out on well. It's picking up speed poppy and that's what we want to see but it's also getting broader in its winfield hurricane warning south charleston all the way up to the lower neck back of the chesapeake right now. We thought maybe this i was going to be collapsing for a while but now the eye wall is closest approach to land with in about fifteen miles a little concerned concerned about the curvature of north carolina taking those winds straight on with that storm surge at least a windsor coming now offshore charleston harbor not quite matching gnashing up the onshore winds with high tide at two pm so they didn't get those high levels they were expecting but as martin mentioned the tornadoes today on these feeder bands well to the north typically they spin up the like an f one f two quick they can do damage but the video today shows that many of these were quite large in size as the storm approaches areas to the north already some wins around southport sixty miles per hour we could still have landfall worried about the outer banks. One of the more susceptible places in the world for storm surge four to seven may have travel disruptions saturday morning as the storm continues to move out. This is thirteen poppy of forecasting tomorrow fourteen. It's already traveled three thousand miles. Al's look where it goes nova scotia yeah across the northern atlantic up near greenland by the middle of next week. We'll be talking about strong winds in the united kingdom crazy easy storm current position is forty five miles south southeast of myrtle beach. Wow it is just one for the recommend books. Thank you so much watch for that. We appreciate it out right now. With me is the mayor of myrtle beach brennan between mayor. Thank you so much for being with me and i spoke with you this morning. I know conditions were bad how much worse they now. We're still getting some of the hurricane affects poppy and <hes> you know for the most part though when i look at what the bahamas got in our neighbors in charleston to the south of us we're okay. I'm glad to hear it <hes> one of the big concerns nightmares you know we heard from our martin savage average. There is the tornadoes that have been spawned from this storm that comes so quickly without warning for many people. Is that your biggest concern tonight. That was a shock. I think to everyone because they started around three thirty or four a._m. The sporting and we have been told all along that there was a very low risk of tornadoes and that's something we don't usually get in this area so yes. That was a shock to us <hes> very unexpected. It really not a lot that you can do to prepare for it. Yeah i know that you also issued a declaration of civil emergency today and some officials there in the reporting. Hi fred are estimating that really only a small percentage of people in your area are actually evacuating and falling evacuation orders in fact far fewer the vaccinated during hurricane florence. Are you seeing the same thing well we did not have as large of an evacuation area as we did for hurricane floor right the the evacuation for this storm was really only zone a which is the coastal area <hes> but we also had one hundred thousand visitors town for the labor day weekend so we do feel that they did get out of town. Safely as far as residents are really don't have a gauge on that at this time time but our streets are very very quiet. I know that people are inside just waiting this thing out and tomorrow we have crews that are ready to hitting street damage assessment and get myrtle beach cleaned up and ready to welcome visitors fat okay and they will be back for sure. Thank you so much for being with us. We know how busy are appreciate it. Thank you so much out front next more on this breaking news. Hurricane dorian wins now tearing into north carolina. There is a growing threat there as well of those tornadoes. I just told you about the state's governor who is just reached on. This hurricane is my next guest what he's learning tonight plus new new video just coming in as c. N. takes you to one of the hardest hit areas in the bahamas hear the unbelievable stories of survival and as investigators search for answers. There's in that deadly crash off the coast of california. I speak with an incredibly strong woman who lost both her daughter and her husband erin burnett alfred what brought to you by watchmen a one time procedure for people with non non valvular atrial fibrillation remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash c._n._n. The case says we gotta find who wrote this. No we do that. We find the killer this science to find out police used luminol a chemical which glows when it comes into contact with the iron component in blood that drama but where was the rifle and which man was tolling the truth forensic files the legendary true crime show is now a podcast join investigators as they take on the toughest is cases with cutting edge scientific tools subscribe now with apple podcasts with new episodes every monday and thursday. You'll never miss out on getting your forensic fix breaking tonight. Hurricane doreen is creeping closer to the coastline line as it approaches north. Carolina officials are bracing for a possible landfall in just a matter of hours. This storm is already bringing heavy rain and tornadoes knocking coming out power for thousands of people in that state drew. Griffin is out front tonight in wilmington north carolina drew. What is it like there. Yeah we just drove down from morehead head city to wilmington and came through poppy sheets and sheets of rain in some of these bands but then intermittently you get into a period like this relative lull hello wilmington is waiting to find out if this storm which has just been popping up and down the coast of the united states will actually make landfall here or out at carolina beach where there are already getting some pretty strong winds right now. There is a flash flood warning for this area. Rain is going to be potentially a really big problem but right now. We're just waiting to see if in fact dorian makes landfall here for the first time in the united states in what seems to be a storm. It just never seems to end hoppy. It just will not quit through. Thank you very much hoping for the best for you and your crew. They're out front now. North carolina governor were cooper governor governor. Thank you very much for being with me. Thanks a lot poppy. You were talking to you. You were just briefed on the hurricane moments ago. You say look. It's going to be a long night so what should people in your state. It expect well dory and has north carolina in its sights high. It will be a long night and we know that already. We've had about a dozen dozen tornadoes. <hes> the wind is picking up significantly already. We have some roads that have been closed because of flooding <hes> we need people hunker down and stay safe. We don't need people leaving homes right <hes> in particularly. We don't need people driving through flooded streets. I put your life at risk and also the lives of first responders who may have sort of you. That's that's important. That's the safety is our number one. Ah effort tonight i know and you have activated five hundred twenty. Seven additional north carolina national guard members to ensure that safety again your message. Don't let your guard down down. Is that in part because you're concerned that too. Many people are not taking the storm seriously enough well. North carolina has had <hes>. This is our our third hurricane in less than three years so we can't let <hes> similiarity <hes> contest our judgment here. We need to make sure that we are making smart decisions. I believe that people of north carolina understand firsthand. I'm the dangers that come with these storms. I believe that we are ready. We have a significant number of search and rescue teams swiftwater rescue teams. We have teams in from other states to help us. We're working closely with the coastguard so we were ready at a moment's notice is to say people who may get into situations where they're being flooded out. We hope this thing moves quickly and out to sea quickly but we know that at least part of our state is gonna get it at a likely come overland but certainly even the part of that. It doesn't go over <hes> <hes> that i have submitted and effects of already c._n._n. Right now governor what's your concern level about these tornadoes. I mean in south carolina. They've just been popping up very very quickly with a lot of strength and people are just unaware of the rest these tornadoes that that come about as a result of these hurricanes <hes> one of the problems of the meteorologist's was talking with me today about is that they do come up very quickly <hes> with little warning here here we are <hes> approaching darkness in north carolina so on top of that <hes> likely will not be able to see them so it's important that people in their homes have multiple ways to <hes> listen for tornado warnings to make sure that they get to an inside room room in their house and make sure that they are safe because you we we need to stay on our toes night because particularly two counties that are on the coast and just inland that these tornadoes can can hit pretty hard. We've already had a significant tornado. 'em reliable and fortunately we had a mandatory evacuation situation in effect and there were very few people there when you look at that r._v. Parkin destruction that occurred. Gotta gotta think that if there had been a a lot of people there that probably someone would have lost the life so we're we're. We're pleased that we were able to issue activation order and glad that no one got seriously injured in that tornado that was some terrible damage and governor before before you go because they know it's a busy night for you. Do you feel like you have the resources to handle the aftermath of whatever dorian will bring. There's no question that we have the resources. We are on ready. <hes> we want to keep people safe in north carolina yeah so we'll we'll be ready for the storm i if the will of the people of north carolina could have pushed the storm off into the sea then that would have happened because you can't match the determination and resilience of north carolinians <hes> but we know we're in for a long night and will be eager to see the sunshine in the morning one all right and so we'll we all. We'll be watching for governor. Good luck to you to your state. We'll see you tomorrow. Thanks so much out front out front next new video as c._n._n. C._n._n. takes you to one of the hardest hitter is in the bahamas. I will speak to a storm survivor. Who's running out of food and water plus new questions about who's briefing the president and with what information after his own administration puts out yet another explanation as to why the president claimed alabama was in the path of hurricane dorian dan this week hi everyone poppy harlow here. I'm excited to share some inspiring interviews coming up on boss files. This week's guest dick parsons having steadied time warner is c._e._o. After its merger with a._o._l. And writing the ship as former chairman of city group during the financial crisis parsons is facing perhaps his biggest challenge yet as he battles cancer what his story career has taught him especially the importance of having a sense of humor. I hope you'll check out our interviews and subscribe to boss byles today. Uh hey it's howard beck and i've got metta. World peace on bleacher reports the full forty eight. I was on the verge of being a definite hall of fame. Now i gotta fight for now. I gotta make a big argument for that which i probably will be. It'd be just my defense and check out the full forty eight now on the bleacher report app or subscribe at apple podcasts breaking news tonight out of the bahamas. The minister of health is warning the death toll from hurricane doreen. We'll soar. We're saying quote. Public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and human suffering the current toll twenty three people dead and that is again expected to rise significantly and dramatic new drone video shows a tiny island in the avocados torn apart by dorian every building and home damage most completely. You destroyed our paula. Newton is out front tonight in nassau poly. You and your teams have been remarkable. You were able to get two great avocado. You spent twenty-four four hours on that island. Walk us through what you saw when you're looking at those drones shots <hes> poppy. It's utterly unspeakable with these. People people have been through. You're looking at debris. You're looking at homes that do not exist walk you through this. The roof blows off then they're looking for any room in the house any wall still standing to try and take shelter. This storm poppy went on and on and on over two hundred mile an hour winds. All of this debris was hitting at them hitting buildings with lisa lethal force hour after hour through all of this the whipping water. They said it was like water cannons coming directly into the homes. They were pulling mattresses. You know off beds in order to prop them up against windows and doors so they wouldn't blow out unimaginable people telling me poppy that in fact they have yet to come to terms with everything that they have been through. They are still so shocked and cannot believe they've survived at tick. Listen let my family in the states now the world. I'm so sorry it's not just us us. Everybody's hurting. They could never get cut arise categorized. Never my grandfather was like a bomb on us. I mean the magnitude of this and these are people poppy that had been through storms before the reason. They stayed as their self reliant. They have good quality homes that have survived those other storms. They knew they would be okay because they survived all the other storms before dorian and what they said to me was that they never expected this kind of storm and they do not know what they're going to now or if they can even stay on the island where a lot of these people were born and raised and continue to raise their own families and paula. I mean you actually ended up getting stuck with your team. Your producer your cameraman overnight on great avocado but yet family who had been through this hell their home partially destroyed took you guys in what was that like yeah. I mean poppy. Imagine imagine right. I mean we're parents have young kids. They have ariana and channing eight and four they took us in. They took those mattresses poppy that we're against propped up against windows. They were trying to get their house together. They let us sleep on their beds. You know we didn't want to be a burden to anyone. It is very chaotic out there and we ended up having to stay on the island. We said we would sleep anywhere. They wouldn't hear of it. Popping the people on mana war in the article island said no we will take you in and that's the kind of spirit that's kind of humanity that got them through the storm poppy. The the issue is now. What what do you do not family that let us in marcia angell crews. They have family in florida. They can go back there they. They don't want to leave and yet. The question that continually pops up is look. What can we do here. The kids needed to go to school. They're not going to be able to go to school for a long long time and and so that's what they're coming to grips it with poppy. I want to tell you that it was chilling to hear the alert from the health minister nothing that we could report on earlier but i can tell you i heard personally from people people give me a death toll that was much higher from twenty-three then twenty three people they had seen die in front of their eyes or bodies they had seen until we have the verification from the government government. We certainly can't go with any of this. Information with the stories that i've heard are just absolutely horrendous. People basically clinging on for dear your life hour after hour and now dealing with the aftermath. Thank goodness paula. Thank you so much for your remarkable reporting there and for bringing us the story of that family was cetera big hard in the middle of such a tragedy. Thank you paula with me. Now on the phone is billion nixon who rode out the hurricane and south abbott oprah dillion. Thank you very much for being here. You have put it this way. You say you feel like you are in. An episode of the walking. Dead is definitely the walkers we the alcs struggle for food and lauda like you legit. Look for it and find it. It's really hot. Oh though you have also also talked about seeing people forced to give up their homes with guns pointed at their heads is that right people leading they'll people looting meeting over here at the moment and they're they they are looking for places to stay so people not so poems standing they are going into the homes and kicking them legit taking over. You're currently with your sister. Your mother your nephew and your uncle rationing food. I know you lost power our cell phone service for a while or to go because i have to get services. The legit stand on the beach still frying. It's all legit. Get service <hes> where we are. We are blocked off on every side. The rosa flooded began. Get off unless we have a high never vehicle. It's maganga food or water arash getting no. They're trying to signal any nemo our helicopter flying then no one is stopping. The non gang any dropped true. Can i ask you this because our colleague patrick augmon who has been reporting on freeport throughout the storm said that he really doesn't have a sense at all that anyone is in charge there. There's chaos and it doesn't seem like anyone is in charge. Is that how it feels where you are as well yes. I've thought the people coming coming out of marsh although they say no one's getting rations they have legit steel auto foodstuffs flooded and like brogan dollars just to get food and get whatever they need and we we. We have no way no health where we are. There's no one focus on the central avocado. We are blocked off. You have no power. We have no water. You get what you get. You get what you get for nearly nixon. I'm so sorry you shouldn't have to be going through this in the aftermath. You should have have all the aid that you need. We'll keep spotlighting this story. I'm so sorry we're we're wishing for the best for you and your family. Thank you for calling in all all of course out front next breaking news the white house out tonight with yet another reason why president trump said alabama was in the path of hurricane dorian. The thing is why. Why is he talking about this in tweeting about this when you have the tragedy in the bahamas that you just heard from our last guest why isn't that top of mine and hurricane doreen bearing down on north carolina as residents are told to seek shelter right now. The governor is with me what he's expecting tonight muhammad so new travis calcium more football stars are putting their athleticism to the test. I'm adam love going. I'm challenging login some of the best players to skill tests. You've never seen watched it all unfold on my new show ditch the playbook on the biard app hi everyone it's poppy be harlow for the last six months. We've been working on c._n._n. Special documentary report and i'm excited to share it with all of you. We take you inside the age of amazon understand. Stand the mission and the man behind it. How did jeff bezos do it and where is he taking amazon next from the marketplace to the cloud to hollywood and perhaps to space you can find our c._n._n. Documentary the age of amazon on c._n._n. Go and subscribe to boss files today to hear some of my interviews from our special documentary entry report more breaking news out of the bahamas tonight hundreds if not thousands of people. We'll still missing there. After hurricane dorian that is according to the director general of the bahamas ministry of tourism tonight and this is crews and volunteer scramble across the islands wants to rescue residents the coastguard just announcing it alone has rescued two hundred one people so far at this hour eleven different helicopters are being used for those search rescue missions and support our front now seaman eric villa rodriguez. He has been supporting the u._s. Coastguard relief efforts in the bahamas flying over the damage from hurricane dorian since tuesday eric. Thank you for doing that and thank you for being with me tonight this video that you shot showing some of the coastguard rescues taking place ace in the bahamas. How many more people from your assessment do you believe need to be rescued. <hes> yeah thank you for having us. <hes> we have being <hes> developing rescues seems they want <hes>. We have our own two hundred people rescued ilise time and we still have assets on air looking for <hes> anyway to provide assistance the best way possible. Can you tell us a little bit about what people that you rescued told you. What did they tell you about their experience. How many people they may have left behind who still need to be rescued. Okay so we we're approaching through the pressure k <hes> area and <hes> there's <hes> there was a clinic over there around eight people <hes> we're in need of critical medical assistance so or members <hes> they provided frustation <hes> n delivered them <hes> <hes> in order to provide us that medical assistance that they need it so so hard the minister of health in the bahamas just said in a radio interview tonight that the public needs to be prepared for unimaginable information about the death toll and human suffering and said make no bones about at this number will be far higher than twenty three from what you have seen. Do you share that assessment well <hes>. We don't have a specific number confirmed yet but we want to tell the public <hes> they've a ham people. If you are in distress please <hes> utilize nine one one or nine one nine in order to request assistance. If any case of these stress okay nine one one nine one nine for anyone there who needs help. Thank you again eric for all you guys doing definitely so the white house tonight trying to defend the president's claim this week but alabama was this week in the path of hurricane dorian their explanation raising even more questions plus. Why is he focused on this right now. Anyways also breaking news investigators revealing new details tonight about the ship that went up in flames killing killing thirty four people on board. The ship's crew is now telling investigators. Hi everyone it's poppy harlow our low hope you are soaking up the summer sun. I have a fascinating conversation on c._n._n.'s boss miles this week with cameron and tyler winkle voss one word bitcoin the twins known for facebook fame the social network. They're going all in on cryptocurrency. How did they get involved. Why are they so bullish. What the risks associated with it. We dig deeper into what could be the future of money. Check it out today and subscribe on voss files for more enjoy can't get enough. 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The white house is trying to defend president trump's alabama storm blunder with a new statement from an adviser these showed the president of map with alabama as part of the path of the hurricane this week but it just wasn't the president continues to insist in multiple new tweets today in tonight the alabama wise in that path this week even though it clearly wasn't when he said it was kaitlan collins out front tonight at the white house you've new reporting on this new statement issued by the white house yeah probably if the tweets weren't evident evident enough that the president is not going to drop this an admit he was wrong about alabama the the white house had the homeland security adviser issued a statement defending the president insisting a single what he was briefed on on sunday related to alabama and now we're told that it was the president who personally directed that homeland security advisor rear admiral peter brown around to issue this statement defending the president and his claims about alabama potentially being in hurricane doria pat. That's significant because the homeland security adviser. It used to be a job that carried a lot of weight but after john bolton became the national security adviser he downgraded the position twice so it was no longer someone who had reported to the president directly sleep instead reported directly to bolton it however instead today they're using the homeland security adviser to give the president cover as he is doubling down on the claim that he was right right. President trump is now on day. Five of insisting alabama was in the path of hurricane doria. That was the original the actor being ridiculed for displaying a forecast map altered by a black marker to prove his point trump tweeted more dated it maps today claiming just as i said alabama was originally projected to be hit. The fake news denies it. He now says he was referencing early predictions when he claimed alabama could be impacted alabama was in the original forecast but he i made that assertion russian sunday long after the state was ruled out as a potential target while the gulf coast was shown is a possible threat for dory and track in early projections and by friday the guided shifted to florida's east coast two days before trump said this up on the president cancelled a trip to poland to monitor the storm and the white house said he was being updated every hour meaning he would have known that information instead of admitting the error and moving on trump is insisting he's right even tweeting out projections last night from over a week ago with dated information the spaghetti models the president is using as defense are updated four times a day meeting by the time trump made this claim sunday four were they had been updated at least fifteen times. It's against the law all to knowingly issue or publish a false weather forecast though right now both eli and noah a referring all questions back to the white house where aids are refusing using to say who it was that altered the map and won't rule out that it was the president now poppy happy my colleagues jake tapper and jeff zeleny reporting that this afternoon the president summoned the fox news white house reporter to the oval office to convince him that he was right about his claim about alabama after he'd been criticized on the air and even an email that that reporter incentive colleagues said the president wanted to acknowledge that he was right about alabama even though we i should note when the president said his tweet on sunday me was not wow caitlyn. Thank you for that reporting out for now politics editor for the new york times patrick healey so patrick trick. The president will not stop on this. He continues to tweet about it at a time. When at least twenty bahamians are dead that death toll expected to go oh way up we heard tonight you've got this storm battering south and north carolina tonight and yet the president is mainly talking about alabama why it's the president who does not and it seems to be unable to admit that he was wrong. This is the president who was we saw from the very early days. <hes> he came into office when he was so focused on preoccupied on the size of his crowds at the inauguration that he was ordering up visual evidence to try to sort of support that false claim and it's it's really striking now poppy because he's said had you know there are lives that have been lost their lives that are at stake. This is still a very serious storm and the president is now in day five. You know talking talking about how right he was when he he wasn't right. Look people we all like to talk about the weather but this is a very strange preoccupation of the president i mean his need aid to show that he was right about a weather forecast in again when the storm is very serious when they're serious issues facing congress like like background checks on gun control. You just can't get off it patrick healey incubating much. Thanks bobby out front next a heartbreaking story story. A woman loses not only her husband but her daughter in that tragic vote fire off the coast of california. I will speak to her next and we will on our loved. Ones breaking news investigators are revealing tonight what they were told by the surviving crew members of conception that dive boat that caught fire off the coast of southern california earlier this week killing thirty four people on board one crew member reported that he awoke to a noise and <hes> left his bunk to an out out of the wheelhouse deck and saw flames erupting from the galley area. He tried to get down. The ladder. Flames had engulfed off the ladder out front now vicky more. She lost her beloved husband scott and they're beautiful twenty six year old daughter kendra in that fire vicky. I don't know where you get the strength to be here but thank you for being with us tonight. I'm doing this to honor them of course course and that's what we have you here for so let's just begin with kendra your firstborn twenty six years old as a mother. I cannot imagine losing a child the no one can until it happens to them but can you just spend some time telling us about her. What do you want everyone to know about kendra well yeah kendra was i don't like to use the word was amazing and beautiful and accomplished accomplished curious adventurous young woman <hes> from a very early age she wanted to explore and so curious <hes> is particularly her love of the marine environment and ocean life life and is was in the pursuit of an amazing career in wildlife biologist wildlife biologist with u._s. fish and wildlife service and about to embark embark on applying for graduate school. She wanted to a devote her life to our protection of coastal areas. My my husband and i were incredibly proud of her well. She was also incredibly grateful for both of you. I want everyone to take a moment and just listen to this video because as you said she worked for the u._s. Fish and wildlife service and she was part of this video where she talked about her passion and how much she loved her work work and she credits you and your late husband with giving her that passion. That's watch a little bit of her. I grew up really four. It has parents that were both majored in science and they definitely encouraged me to pursue my interest. I grew up here the channel islands. I would go with my dad uncover year and i love it. She credits the two of you becky for that gift yeah role. Oh yeah that's that's what we did everything we could to encourage her and and expose her to so many things in in the world and it it obviously rubbed off on her off. It's the greatest gift you can give your kids right to help them find what they love and you did that your your husband thank you. You lost your husband. You're married for thirty five years. You you met at age nineteen and what i love about his story is that he left this. You know hotshot tech job to pursue his passion to teach children. What do you want people to know about scott yeah but again. It's you really don't think about all these things until you have questions like this that happened about what an incredible person he was intellectually incredibly gifted in his electrical engineering and hardware design his first career and and all of the times all the years that i've been with him <hes> he's been an outdoor adventurer <hes> he is an avid cyclists still to this day. I mean he's just <hes> you almost to this day. He's been out there cycling hiking skiing of course the scuba diving and and just multifaceted he's he's a appreciation great appreciation asian for the arts and culture and and we had amazing travels together and <hes> and just just amazing wonderfully a complete and well rounded and and like i said multifaceted person and and a loving father and amazing father amazing husband and <hes> yeah. I mean you know when you really think about it. He's like you realize totality of it. When you have to actually because not not every ajay somebody asked you this question right and then you have to think oh yeah well. He's done this and he does this and he does this and then you're like oh my god. That's a lot of mets that's who was up the love of your life and your first born. I know you can't but what i am so glad for vicki kids. You have your son. You're twenty two year old son kevin who has been by your side through all of this have absolutely <hes> thank thank god and we are here for each other and <hes> it's we both know not just us but our extended family who's been here with us. <hes> we know vat our journey is i mean our lives are forever changed. It's just a sex experiences. It's somewhat surreal really but <hes> we're going to be on this journey whether we like it or not and and and you know we're we're going to make it yeah and and we really i think <hes> we really are going to be thinking about my husband. Scott my daughter kendra and a lot of what we do in our lives you know we we hope to continue to honor them because they just did such amazing things and we're going to. We're going to honor honor that they clearly lived. The fullest lives that they that they possibly could even though they were taken far too soon <hes> vicky again. Your strength is is remarkable. I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart. I really don't have words but please know that we are all with you and thank you for sharing komo about scott in kendra with us tonight. Thanks a lot. We'll be thinking about her for a long time. Thank you all for joining me tonight right and we'll be back with you tomorrow night a._c. Three sixty starts now. Are you interested in learning how great companies grow download the mar- tech podcast. 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Ep. 20: Shocking Discoveries, the Sounds of Elk Love, and Dorian

Cal's Week in Review

19:39 min | 1 year ago

Ep. 20: Shocking Discoveries, the Sounds of Elk Love, and Dorian

"For Meters World News headquarters in Bozeman Montana this kells weaken review with Ryan Cow. Now here's cal two new species of electrified eels were identified in South America recently one of which has the most potent electrical charge of the two hundred and fifty known electrified fishes in that part part of the world and of any known to science these eels which are actually a tape of knife fish can grow to eat feet length. Hopefully you can see him coming the beyond the simple fact of how cool these fish sound. I'm amazed and excited that we're still finding new creatures especially ones. This big makes you wonder what else is out there and and in a way gives you some assurance that there is plenty of adventure to be had in the world now this part may shock you electric eels in the Amazonian Basin. Jason have captivated Western scientists for hundreds of years in fact electric eels inspired a fellow by the name of Alessandro Volta An Italian physicist list to design the first battery way back in seventeen ninety nine and this super-charged eel now bears his name electro for US Volta. The the EEL puts old allesandro to shame by producing an astonishing eight hundred sixty volts which according to the New Jersey Electrical Contractors Association Association is planning to kill an adult man in fact this he'll producing eight hundred sixty volts is producing more than eleven times. The voltage needed to kill an adult man yeah but don't worry although e Volta Packs more than three times the voltage of a typical wall socket it likely won't kill you depending on the conductivity evidence of the contact surface of course and the fact that this is only producing one amp which is low flow so to speak that wall socket will be in the ten to twenty twenty amp range Alessandro Volta. The physicists not the EEL or knife fish. His first batteries weren't even strong enough to produce a spark considering these Amazonian Mazzoni emails were first described two hundred and fifty years ago. Maybe Alessandro should have found stronger. He'll of course batteries have come a long way since then just ask. The folks folks over at steel power equipment who happened to power this podcast. They're using batteries to power professional chainsaws. Even saws like a normal guy like measles US steel. One forty is my personal chainsaw choice for the back of the trucker the side of a mule this week. We've got carnivores divorce. The Bahamas Dorian aftermath the strange sexual ways of honeybees and so much more but I I'm going to tell you about my week. I spent a lot of time thinking and talking about this past week looking at photos of bowls on friends phones and answering calls with you. Get your elk yet. It's that time of year has begun here in Montana and everywhere else alker found a magical musical on sexual time when L. Compete for you know sex or if you want things in purely biological terms compete for the opportunity to spread their DNA currently over a million elk reside adding us. We should talk about this as the places where can be found have changed a lot in North America in fact many of the places I currently hunt or or have hunted. Elk were completely void of elk. Only a short time ago prior to European settlement an estimated ten million elk roamed much of the continental. US as well wells a large part of Canada from coast to coast European encroachment literally eight up elk without game management agencies unregulated hunting for meat and hides rides and habitat destruction reduced the total population to an estimated fifty thousand animals and completely extirpated them for much of their native ranch inch what the market hunters settlers native peoples couldn't kill and eat or pushed into new and seldom travelled terrain elk scattered pockets of sanctuary high in the rockies and the Pacific northwest especially thick timber. D- steep slopes areas where feed was scared but people were to these holdouts were eventually actually used to reestablish populations starting here in the West and then moving into the mid west. Even states like Missouri Tennessee Kentucky in Pennsylvania in nineteen fourteen eighteen fifty elk were delivered to Pennsylvania by train from the Wyoming side of Yellowstone Park for only thirty bucks a head interestingly over one hundred years later. A Resident Wyoming pays fifty seven dollars for an attack. If you aren't familiar with elk hunting a tag dang sure doesn't guarantee an elk so the thirty dollars for a whole lie balch sounds like the steal of the century. If I stop and think about it I've hunted Wyoming Elk in Montana Idaho Oregon and New Mexico but never actually in Wyoming kind of a head scratcher all admit if you don't know what I mean take a look at a map and look at where I'm at in Bozeman Montana now that that board you with that. I'll get back to the sex. The rut can mean different things to different people but it only means one thing to elk the Rut is the time compete to spread their genes through sexual reproduction L. Compete with each other and entice each other through a huge range of vocalisations most commonly broken down into into the human terms of bugles from bowls and muse from cows and calves. Take it from me. There is a wide range of vocalisations in the language of Elk love and and now is the time to go listen. I encourage you whether you are hunting or not to go to the refuge State Park Monument or National Park nearest you with an elk population relation and listen to some of the coolest animals in the woods. You'll hear an ELK's bugle with more than just your ears. You'll hear it with your whole body experience what active conservation conservation cooperation management from state and federal agencies as well as conservation groups have done to partially restore this iconic and tasty animal the landscape moving. US Fish and wildlife just approved the import of a Horn Haydn skull for African Black Rhino there have been five. I've rhinos imported into the US after nearly three decade long hiatus three under the Obama Administration and soon to be three under the trump administration shen the rhinoceros to which the parts belonged was legally killed by US Hunter for Michigan Black Rhinos are considered critically endangered with just over fifty five hundred remaining in the wild Namibia houses more than half the population and currently allows five animals to be hunted each year the Michigan Hunter importing importing the pirates drew heavy criticism for killing the twenty nine year old male Rhino for example the humane society of the United States was no fan of this hunt which is no surprise surprised since hunting any species at any time draws criticisms from the HSA US but I'll admit hunting critically endangered species sound wrong wrong to just about everyone at first glance. According to the Endangered Species Act it is illegal to import any trophies of an endangered species unless doing so would help the survival of the species disappears to suggest that importing the michiganders trophy rhino parts has been determined to help the survival of black rhinos finals but how could killing one of only a relative few critically endangered animals helped the survival of animals seems counter intuitive. We need context taxed. The Rhino in question was hunted and killed on the main Getty National Wildlife Park where he was seen by wildlife officials as a threat to the rhino populations ability ability to grow apparently the twenty nine year old bowl was successful in running off other breeding age bowls while not quite being able to get the job of mating done himself so for that reason the old Rhino Bowl was specifically selected to be taken out killed lethally removed from the population. The hunter paid a whopping opping four hundred thousand dollars to pull the trigger that four hundred thousand dollars now supposedly supports ongoing efforts to protect and restore black rhino populations appellations. The meat of the Rhino is apparently distributed to people living around the park. You may have noticed a few seeds of doubt sprinkled in those last couple of sentences I have have supreme faith and wildlife agencies myself but doubt almost always creeps into the conversations when talking hunting and conservation in Africa is the four hundred two thousand dollars actually doing good for wildlife. Did the meat really get eaten. Is the hunter hunter or did he pay to kill. Is this conservation. I don't have the answers answers to all that but I do know that. Poaching not hunting has been the largest driver of Black Rhino. Decline poaching is not hunting. We can debate the reasons people hunt but people poach for monetary gain in this case to satisfy the demand for Rhino Horn Rhino Horn is sold as a medicinal cure for hangovers and Lazy Libidos not to mention being just a status symbol in some cultures for the ultra wealthy. I don't know about you but no matter how hard my mornings get after long long nights. I haven't come close to grinding up a critically endangered species to shed a temporary headache of course. I won't be paying four hundred thousand dollars for either. I'm not defending or condemning African trophy hunting here but I feel it's important to draw clear distinctions between poaching and hunting and point blame for species decline where it actually belongs longs whether you believe in paying huge dollars for rare animals or not. It's hard to ignore the fact that in this area of Namibia at least the Black Rhino population is rising in in poaching is declining either despite or because of their regulated hunt now keeping with theme here at the week in review old poop DNA from the a parasite talks askaris. Leah Nina was recently discovered in the desiccated feces of a Puma in South America this. DNA evidence suggests that the species of roundworm. I'm still common in the guts of modern dogs cats and foxes has been around for nearly seventeen thousand years prior to this discovery folks thought that wild carnivores contracted acted Thi Lien Nina from domestic cats and dogs but this shows that the parasites were in that part of South America before humans so wild cats and dogs were carrying bring them around long before the process of domestication even started one family animals that have never been successfully domesticated our Ursa or bears unfortunately too many bears have been conditioned to turn to people or are refuse for food. The old saying fed bear is a dead bear once again came true here in Montana state wildlife officials had to euthanize a three hundred pound male grizzly last week after he became conditioned humans likely because campers were careless hairless with their food and trash Lewis and Clark National Forest District Ranger Might Mu knows says the bear approached within twenty feet of people though the bear hadn't acted with any aggression his continued pursuit of easy meals near campsites posed a potential problem that rangers just couldn't ignore so even though the bear hadn't done anything wrong he had that'd be put down because people were acting out of either ignorance or carelessness just something to think about when you head out into bear country I mean how many of these stories do you folks need to hear. quit feeding the animals. Oh bother here at meter. We think a lot about what we eat so I was surprised to learn that up until recently evolutionary. Mary Biologists hadn't really looked at evolution of diet across the Animal Kingdom when a group of researchers at the University of Arizona finally did so their findings proved surprising surprising at least to some spoiler alert carnivores king but before you start getting all high and mighty recognize that you are not a carnivore no matter how much fleshy she choose to consume. You're still an omnivore which puts you in the smallest minority from an evolutionary diet perspective. The recent findings published in the Journal of Evolutionary legionary letters suggest that Carney every is the most common diet among all animals living and extinct at sixty three percent herbivore like eating plants this comes in at thirty two percent and omne every which is implants and meet accounts for just three percent before you start typing furiously about my mathematical Michael Failure. The remaining two percent were considered ambiguous tax meaning. The researchers aren't sure where they fit. I've got a few friends like that. The study also uh-huh suggests that many of the carnivorous species living today share a common ancestor that dates back eight hundred million years a single celled organism that filter turf ned on bacteria herbivore on the other hand seems to be a much more recent evolutionary development and on every is downright freakish while it may seem seem like animals with indiscriminate diets have a leg up on the competition. It doesn't actually work that way and if you think about that one buddy we all have who will eat absolutely absolutely anything no matter how long it's been sitting out on the coffee table or hidden back the fridge that makes sense moving onto our pollinator desk. I'm not trying to get to Zo more fiqh around here. That would be the opposite of anthropomorphic or assigning animalistic qualities to humans but speaking of that one buddy he or she may make other questionable life choices beyond the dietary. I'm specifically thinking about behaviors around sexual partners and the finding attracting acting and maintaining of said partners. I don't know about you but I have a number of friends with spotty histories in that department and it appears that male honeybees due to new research shows that male honeybees inject their partners with toxins that caused temporary blindness and no. I'm not talking about Tequila. The researchers hypothesized that temporarily blinding the female be prevents her from flying away and meeting with other male bees while this may sound like the female gets the short end of the stick in this whole deal keep in mind that chill gone to live for many years and start a whole colony of her own while the male will be dead in a matter matter of minutes or hours despite his best efforts she'll likely fight through the temporary blindness and go on to mate with a dozen or more other bees so I'd say as she comes out ahead out here. I know our Florida desk must seem like it's the size of a Vegas Buffet table considering how much coverage we give the state. Some of you may remember that I was over there earlier this summer filming an episode of the meter fishing show daas boat with my Buddy Ed Anderson. If you follow this show and you watch that episode you know Florida's dealing with some water management issues that have resulted in nasty stuff like unnaturally large red tides seagrass and oyster bed die-offs fish kills and huge toxic algae blooms the reasons behind all of this are complicated in generally misunderstood. I don't have time to break it all down for you but if you've been wondering exactly clear what the deal is with Florida water we just published a fantastic article over at the Meat Eater Dot Com titled Florida's Water Crisis. Is New leadership finally turning the tide. It's a comprehensive breakdown that would give you all the info you need to know about what's going on with. Florida's fisheries and what's being done about jumping slightly lightly east of Florida. Let's take a minute to talk about the Bahamas at this point. I assume that all of you are aware that Hurricane Dorian decimated the northern Bahamas Avocado in Grand Bahama in particular but I'm not sure if we're all really apprehending the totality of the storm. The New York Times reported in this part of the Bahamas us nearly everything has gone hurricane. Dorian didn't just up and life Dorian crushed there are no public utilities and no reliable sources of food or drinking water and there's no sense when those needs might be restored our buddy. Chris Dombrowski has spent a lot of time in the Bahamas and even wrote a book about the history and culture of sport fishing there. He told me on the phone. It's all your worst nightmare. The Need to get people off the islands is imminent. Chris has managed to fly some of his close people to to Florida at this point. Bahamians aren't even thinking about rebuilding. They're just trying to get away. It takes an extreme situation. Make people leave their homelands homelands with nothing but the clothes on their backs when most of us think of the Bahamas we picture pristine sand flats crawling with bonefish sweaty caleb beer bottles and conferences and salad out whether you fish there are just always dreamed of fishing. There is whole massive hurricane. Thing might seem like kind of a bummer. Let's all just take breath in realized that at the devastation this storm unleashed on the residents of those islands is far bigger than that fishing vacation. You were really hoping to take one day. Fishing Buddy of the meter crew guy by the name of Josh Mills came up with a hell of a good idea. Josh has never been in the Bahamas and he's not what you'd call wealthy. He thought to himself man. I don't have enough money to really really make an impact on this problem but I do want to do something so he sat down in his fly tying vice spun up a dozen steelhead flies and decided to auction them off over instagram instagram to the highest bidder and donate whatever he made then he realized that there's this whole big community of fishing folks out there and if he could get them working together he might might be able to do something meaningful so he did what the kids do these days he started Hashtag and put the word out there into the social media land as of this writing Hashtag tag dozen for Dorian has over thirty different flat tires donating collections of their work. We even got in on it here at the meter and tied up a Baker's dozen flies jigs lures that we auctioned off this is such a great example of the outdoor community rallying together to help folks in need that it makes me feel just a tiny bit better about the world hunters and anglers or a generous bunch and we rally around our own. I invite all of you to dig a few bucks out of your Beer Fund and send them to people in need. You can bid on some flies on instagram. I am just go ahead and make a donation to relief organization the other day. I talked to Jim Clued. WHO's helping coordinate one of those organizations. The Double Hall for Dorien Relief Leaf Coalition is partnering with Bomb Aliens Who Work in the fishing industry to get relief supplies directly to their communities as of September tenth they'd managed to get three replaying loads of supplies into Ayako and Grand Bahama but as Jim told me this is not a problem. That's going to be cleaned up by the time it's fallen out of the news cycle next week. We're working on a long term effort to help people survive and rebuild their lives so donate if you can but also don't give up on your dream of fishing these islands they will we'll rebuild and are definitely going to need those tourist dollars. In the years to come. Don't worry about the bonefish either they just moved deeper water and they'll be back up on sand flats as soon as the crabs are now. That's all I got for you this week. Thanks for listening to Cowes Week. In review go to anywhere this podcast. Maybe streaming downloadable Buller sharable. Leave me a review hitting that furthest right hand star and be sure to let me know how I'm doing at ask cal at the meat eater dot com almost. As K. C. A. L. at the meter dot com and if you like what you're here and tell a friend as well. I'll talk to you next week yeah.

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