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want. they don't foe rob ford. >> does he think he's an addict in the latest coming up. >> this is "new day." >> good morning welcome to "new day." it is monday, november 18th. we are in washington county, 6:00 in the east. 5:00 central time. much of the u.s. will wake up to a new reality after the late season tornadoes in 20 years hit late yesterday. >> it's amazing, that devastation is amazing. we will be talking this morning with our exclusive interview with rob ford and a look at wall street as well, the dow could hit a new milestone, we'll tell you about your investments. first, back to the big story you are following, chris. >> reporter: the headline is, kate, massive storms, big twisters leaving a trail of destruction across several states. we're coming to you as i said from washington, ill foy this
morning. it's a community of about 15,000 about 150 miles or so from chicago. you are looking at the pictures of the damage. it is extraordinary. i will give uconn text behind me, what you see are torn up trees and homes. i want to show you the google map. do we have the goggle map of what this looked leak before. just so you get a sense of before and after. this was a beautiful suburban community, lush tree, swimming bools, now it's all gone. we have eyewitness praying for his life as a tornado touched down. many of them were in their basement. take a listen. >> our faurkts who art in heaven, they kingdom name, give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses. >> reporter: a lot of people were in church when this happened, people in their basements and homes, this
gentleman and his loved ones wereplay praying where they were. he said it was like the winds had hands, grabbing trees and building, twisting them like straws. so far if terms of number, it's very early here. we have been told, there were reports that six people were killed. there is a lot of assessing going on the terms of how big the storm, what all those measurements they have to do. we do know that 100 million people were threatened in 26 states. michigan, missouri, indiana, ohio. this wasn't just one storm, 81 tornadoes were reported in all. we will cover this storm like no other network can. first, we will take a look, though. here's the story. it's like being under attack. over 80 massive funnel clouds slash across the country within hours sunday. >> our father, who art in heaven. >> prayers echoed through basements as a monster size
twister roors above. central illinois took the brunt of the furry, a string of tornadoes, left several dead, dozens injured. >> we may need to take shelter ourselves. >> reporter: newscasters were brushed off air. >> we will be back as soon as we can. >> reporter: wind reports of 200 miles an hour spun entire blocks of homes to the foundation. >> i felt the house ake shaking and waited probably a minute and i came back up and saw what you are seeing here. >> reporter: in a community, officials went door-to-door to check for gas leaks. one described the aftermath as a war zone. >> i'm just devastated. i just feel sick. >> reporter: in book part, it hit two mobile home parks. >> i don't have anything. my whole, i don't know where it went. >> reporter:wide spread funnel clouds spotted in chicago.
>> please clear the seating area calmly. >> reporter: they were forced to evacuate soldiers field, delaying if bear's game. once the twister passed, there was a new plast of energy, clean-up efforts, waves of people coming to aid, looking for survivors, looking for valuables, toppled semis pulled upright. most importantly, spirits raised. >> we will make it through it. we are so grateful the lord preserved so many lives here. equally amazing, you see flags flying all over here, we will talk about how if men and women already started the rebuild, the res cow effort, the relief effort here, we will bring in the mayor of the city of washington, talk to him about it. again if terms of the scope of people, 123 million were threatened by these storms, we are in illinois, in neighboring indiana, reports of close to two dozen tornadoes, one of the
hardest hit cities was cocomo, any, that's where we are on the ground with george howl. >> reporter: good morning, this community remains under a state of emergency, people were told to stay indoors as crews deal with the devastation, one of which i want to show you, this fire station, look at the fire truck. the roof collapsed obvious top of it. even the firefighters knee help this morning. that is what we expect to see, more damage, the good news here, no one was killed but the winds here were strong enough. i want to show you this, to send big pieces of metal leak this flying. new police dash-cam video captured this twister in boone county, indiana sunday, watch as it passes closely to this semi truck t. damage so extensive more than 160,000 residents found themselves without power this morning. entire communities were destroyed. the force even toppleing a car
in this starbucks parking lot. patrons were temporarily trapped inside but lucky for the escape. tornado warnings were issued across the region last night putting wisconsin, missouri and ohio all on edge. this time lapse shows the storm overtake the indianapolis skyline sunday afternoon. the resulting tornadoes tore across multiple towns, crews worked in darkness, headlights from their emergency vehicles the only source of light in one of the hardest hit areas in indiana t. storm brought wind gusts powerful enough to tear the top from this home sundaying it f sending it flying to the mild of the road. this man searches through what used to be his living room. damage from the storm system spread to neighboring states, like wisconsin. trees were uprooted and houses sustained extensive damage in allentown. you can hear and see the strength of the storm blowing
fast through st. louis and in milwaukee, thick black clouds moved in, in just a matter of minutes. so without a light, can you see some of the debris that went around. again with light of day, there will be a lot more to see. just over there, there is a mall where the roof is ripped off. many of the businesses here, the windows have been busted out a. lot of people without power. we do expect the governor here to tour the damage here in the next couple of hours. chris. >> all right. george, thank you very much. we will be coming back to you. not having power is huge, i am here with meteorologist indra petersens. we wanted to give context to what is behind us. it's hard to see what was when you see what's lost. take a look at the goggle map. indra and i have been looking at this, this morning to get context out of it. take a look at this street, this is gillman avenue. this is what this looked like, beautiful ranches, manicured
lawns, really, a beautiful community here in washington, some 15,000 people. now you look at what it has become, obviously, indra, this is a show of force what hit the ground here. >> the fact that we need to be locking at. we node to look at what kind of structures were here and what is left now t. way you actually determine the strength of a fornd confuses people. the national weather service will come out and survey the damage. they will be talking about how strong were the winds, they were able to create every thing that you see here. you are talking about literally the trees, seeing the bark ripped off of these trees, maybe interior walls left here. all of that has to be identified, put no a chart and identify how strong was the system. we all know this is so atypical for november. we are talking more tornado in one day yesterday than you typically see for the entire month of november. so what caused this? what actually happened, we had temperatures here a good 20 degrees above normal.
that's nothing typical than what you see in the springtime. you have these strong winds, that was the key. winds were gusting, 70, 80 miles per hour that made up for that temperature. you combine that with the jet stream the system making its way across, you add all those surface elements that caused these tornadoes we saw yesterday, unfortunately, we're looking at devastation here. you are not talking about losing interior walls, worry talking about many buildings made of brick and cinder blocks. we will evaluate, how strong were these wind and we will fine out in the afternoon once they survey that damage, chris. >> reporter: i tell you, this is terrible. it's not the worst we seen in a lot of the communities. in some places there are no trees or nothing. the assessment will have to take place. even though it was so horrible here. we have people out in force after, the recovery has already begun. there is a lot of node.
i want to bring in the mayor, he will come in and join us in a second. he will do us a favor and step out. mr. mayor, it's great to be here. you got the illinois shirt on, the fighting illini, never more true than what needs to happen in the community right now. >> you are exactly right. >> reporter: tell us what is the experience right now? >> devastation, sadness, people that lost everything. i served 13 years ago i never would have dreamed something like this would be something that i was tasked to try to help. our residents are so resilient. we're a volunteer based community that reaches out for neighbors and as i was heading through this subdivision at one point yesterday, the people weren't worried about what they lost, they were worried about their neighbors. they were searching you know not only the fire and rescue, the neighbors were sveng for neighbors. >> you are fortunate in the community, a lot of people were in church. they had basements, safe rooms.
but tell me the experience of the amount of warnings, how quickly did it hit? >> i think obviously because of the type of injuries we have seen so far and the death total, we haven't really got a count on. that we heard maybe one. if that's the case the warning was in plenty of time. again, nof is so unusual. for everybody to take it serious everybody kept saying it's really warm today. my wife opened the door and said, why do have you the door opened? it seemed to get warmer and warmer. >> reporter: now in terms of the spirit we are hearing about from people. we know they are helping. we were talking a man will be on the show with us later on, a pig farmer. he said his home was destroyed people came right away. 100 people lchlts. >> we turned people away. it's not just washington the surrounding areas. we had doctors, nurse, emts, firemen, policemen, the surrounding community didn't even wait for our phone call for
help. they started showing up. >> reporter: no power still? >> still no power. >> reporter: any timing on when these essentials will be back? >> we came at 8:00 this morning for a breakdown. there is 90,000 people in illinois that are out that we know of, so, i mean, i was blessed to have a roof over my head, a cold sour. i had a roof over my head. obviously, people are in shelter, staying with loved ones, hotel, if they are able to get one, we're going to rebuild, jump back up off the canvass and fight and be what once was. i think we can do it. >> one of the fast growing communities in illinois, the people, did they say why? >> we are here, help let us know what the need is, the fighting illini, showing the spirit already. thank you for joining us. we will be here all morning telling you the story of what happened around the country. there is other news as well.
>> thank you so much. making fuse at this hour, safety officials are investigating a colorado silver mine accident that killed two workers and injured at least 19 others sunday. authorities ruled out a cave-in or a collapse, blachling those deaths on a release of carbon monoxide, one surviving miner is at an area hospital. officials are trying to determine if their small explosion released that. ten days have passed since typhoon haiyan hit the philipines. the death toll continues to rise, thousands are reported missing, millions more have been displaced. this morning, new footage has been released, showing the typhoon's powerful storm surge wiping out a house. this video was shot by an aid worker who took renew jersey on the top floor of a boarding house. to obama care now, reportingly considering the marketplace a success if 80% of users manage to buy health care
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a shoulder injury. he land on another person, that person suffered a head injury. >> it doesn't even look real. >>? you can imagine if you saw that live how frightening that would be. coming up next on "new day," he behavior has been described as so many things, irrational, bizarre, wild, how does the embattled toronto mayor rob ford describe what's happened himself? he speaks exclusively with cnn. on wall street, will the dow jones cross another major threshold and what would that mean for the mon in your pocket? we'll discuss coming up. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here!
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>> welcome back to "new day." it is money time record highs for the markets, friday for both the dow jones and s&p 500. could today be the day? the dow hit 15,000, christine romans is here explaining it all. let's start. gore. first of all, new week, few day. why is this happening? why the soar? >> i would say three things, the fed is pumpbling money, keeping interest rates low, even in a tough environment, companies are making money, they're not necessarily adding a lot of workers to do that. remember, stocks are a reflection of how companies are doing. companies are doing okay. i got these things, 38.3, if the dow can go 38 points higher, a little more, it will be 16,000
and a record. >> look into your crystal ball. is this sustainable? i assume this is a no, how long will this go? >> if i had that crystal ball, look, i asked one of the biggest investors in the world. i said, you got stocks up so much this year, more than 20% for the dow, 30% for the nasdaq. s&p up big time. can it go on forever? here's what mohammed told me. >> at some point, you need to get off this wave. because this wave cannot last forever. no one can tell you whether it's within the next few months or years. at these levels of valuations, we think it's about trying to take money off the table and be more cautious. >> there are plenty of analysts who disagree with him, who say the valuation of the market is not overvalued. 16 times the s&p, right in line with history. you still have the fed and an economy improving.
if jobs growth ramps up, you could have more of this bull wave. that's what makes it a market, right? analysts say be cautious. others say, no, no, keep going. i think you might not see that record. we got futures lower watching things happening in europe. i think will you hit it very, very soon. there is a lot of questions about whether it will go much higher than that. >> is a correction inev itable then? >> if there was a correction, would it be a great buying opportunity? some people have taken money off the table and they have been waitbling and they've missed it. so who knows? what's important here is how well the economy is recovering and how much companies are making money. >> why do we care about these big milestones so much? >> 16,000, the numbers i love are the numbers this year of how much the stockmarket is. you have had a hard time catching up with how well the stockmarket has done, for some people who have missed it. boy, they are really kicking
themselves, for most of us in our 401k, because your 401k looks really great. money is flying into the market. people are putting money into the mark. >> this is one of the weeks christine romans will tell you. >> you could have stock bonds and cash for your age and your retirement goals. this is always a good time to look at what your discipline is. i will tweet out a link of what your framework should look like. >> thanks, christine. watching your money, we are also watching the weather, the massive storms in the mid-west. let's go to indra petersens, very hard hit by the storms yesterday. also with a look at the national forecast, how is it looking? >>. >> reporter: yeah, especially what i wanted to bring up. we are continuing to focus on all the tornadoes that hit yesterday, also, primarily a strong wind event. we had 500 reports of straight line winds. we are talking of winds that
soar as fast as 70 or 80 miles an hour. that was a big story. today that same storm system has pushed across, it has moved offshore from d.c.. >> that same storm will continue to linger today into new england. as far as rain, only about an inch of rain, we are not talking about a flight risk. we do not have a threat of severe weather, that component. the wind is still in the forecast today. we are talking a good 30, 40-mile-per-hour wednesday that will cause damage in the great lakes winds could gust 50 or 60 miles per hour. with that, of course we have the lake effect snow as well. there is a storm in the pacific northwest today that will be dumping heavy amounts of snow. that system will make it here by wednesday. so we only have about two days here. we are having chilly temps and wednesday, conditions will be worseenning. we are talking stronger winds
whipping up by mid-woke. >> reporter: it's cold here and for people in washington in the surrounding areas to survey their homes and find things, it will be adding to the difficulty of the day. the community is coming together. we're going to be here to cover everything that happens tloit the morning. when we come back on the other side of the break, we will try to figure out what happened here in terms of what this tornado was and get inside it. indra will do it for us on this side. we will be bringing you here from washington. kate, back to you in new york. >> we also have cnn exclusive interview with the toronto mayor rob ford. what does he say to his critics after weeks of being pushed to leave office. stay with us. find out. .
. >> right. welcome back to "new day." it is monday, november 18th. we are in the city of washington, illinois. this place was decimated by a series of tornadoes that rolled through sunday, heavy wind, rain, left the area littered with debris. you can see it behind us. this isn't the worst of what's going on in this community. in illinois, the death toll stands at 6. dozens are injured. those numbers are not set. they have a lot of evaluating done. there is no power. gas lines, power lines are out in part of michigan, indiana and
ohio, there was a lot of devastation, remember, 126 million people were vulnerable. over 80 tornadoes touched down, including this funnel cloud captured on police dash cam in lebanon, indiana, take a look at this. now we know, just to give you a sense, watch it going across. i didn't want to talk so you can take it in yourself. watch that storm, that tornado passing through as everybody tries to get out of the way. everything in these situations becomes about tiej, do you get the proper warning, do have you sirens? do you have somewhere to go? that was a factor here. these storms took millions by surprise. so they had little time to figure out what to do. i'm here when da petersens our meteorologist, we were told luckily it was sunday. it's a prayerful community of 15,000 people. they have a lot of basements. they say the timing wasn't much.
it makes a difference. >> reporter: it makes a difference. these were moving at 55 miles per hour, so fast out there that the time, we only had ten minutes from the time the warning came out to the time this thing impacted the region. keep in mind, we are talking 500 reports of wind damage as high as 85 miles per hour. sunday's dramatic tornado outbreak is one for the record box. 81 reported tornado across ten states, initial estimates show this monster storm cycle produced at least one ef-4 tornado touching down in illinois. it would be the first ever recorded in the state's history of november. ef-4 tornadoes are capable of packing wind gusts of up to 200 miles per hour. they were enough to annihilate entire neighborhoods and flip cars in indiana. the storm system isn't believed to be as powerful as the ef-5 tornadoes that devastated moore in may in joplin, missouri in
2011. but it's timing sets it apart a strengthening area moved over the great lakes with cold, dry air hein it. >> that mixed with the warm gulf air ahead of it and that contrast collided with wind shear at different heights in the atmosphere. 101 tornado warnings were issued in illinois sunday. that's more than half of the warnings issued in the state since 1986. in one day alone. >> you know, there is a lot of confusion with people saying how strong was this tornado? we don't know that. we have survey teams coming out today. they will be locking at damage just like this behind us. they will be evaluating how strong. we will find this out mostly later tonight. >> i know it matters, i tell you, to the people in the communities all you have to do is look at it. the numbers will come second to them.
it was 20 degrees warmer yesterday. today it's a cold day and a cold reality for this community. many across the country will be back here telling you what's going on here as people try to get back on their feet. a lot of other news as well. let's go back to new york and mick la with the headlines. >> great reporting for us, thank you. let's take a look at those headlines, investigators are trying to find the source of a carbon monoxide leak. at least 19 others were injured. an explosion has been ruled out as the immediate cause. managers said all of the men are required to wear personal ventilators and the two who died have them. pakistan's former president will face charges of treason. they say the court action will be approved today. he is being tried for imposing military rule. when courts and politicians challenged his decade.
workers at the fuchashima plant, the delicate operation is said to be necessary in order to stabilize the site. they say the earthquakes made the current storm facility vulnerable to current tremors. a new york man has died after trying to set a diving record. 32-year-old nicholas mevoli tried for the set a record for free drive i diveing on sunday in the bahamas. mevoli was hoping to reach 72 metres in one breath without the assistance of an air tank. they say he had flashed the okay seen once he surfaced. soon after that, he had trouble breathing then lost consciousness. a routine traffic stop in new mexico involving a woman and her five children. you see it caught on the
dash-cam video. she was pulled over for speeding last month. she and her son scuffled with the officer who pulled her over. when she drove off, cops opened fire. after a four minute chase, ferrell pulled over and phonally surrendered. she and her son are now facing number russ charges. state police say both officers are also under investigation. you could hear the screams of the other children in the vehicle. what a terrifying traffic stop. you would imagine some way to diffuse it here? >> coming up next on "new day," he has spent weeks and weeks fending off allegations of drug use, prostitutes and much more. so how can rob ford be optimistic about his future at this point? watch the mayor's face-to-face interview since the scandal broke only on cnn. the heads roll over the obama care website two weeks until the president's dead loin to have it working for most people. we will examine it all in our political gut check.
. >> welcome back to "new day." let's go around the world, starting in russia. officials say a plane crash killed everyone on board. phil black has more. >> reporter: the pilot averted the first attempted landing. in the second, the nose hit the runway. in the explosion, all 44 passenger and six crew members were killed. russia has a terrible record for air safety but most accidents involve smaller airlines that carry soviet aircraft. in this case, a u.s. boeing 737.
teams from boeing and ntsb will help russian investigators to work out what went wrong. back to you, kate. >> thank you so much. in the philipines, incredible new video shows the unbelievable damage caused by typhoon haiyan. >> reporter: it's been ten days since the super typhoon ripped lou the philipines and as the death toll continues to mount, new video is emerging showing how a huge tidal surge wiped away homes and people. it's only if we send a video camera into the air that you gen to get a hand him on the true dimension of this disaster. look around you, and imagine how it must have felt standing here in tacloban city as the towering war of water raced in from the ocean. back to you, kate. >> carl, thank you, unbelievable video there. let's go to video, a volcano erupts lighting up the night
sky. >> reporter: it was a spectacular show, molten lava from the earth's core lighting up the sicilian sky. on saturday, mount aetna erupted. the airspace over the volcano was temporarily closed. ashes never a good thing for plane's engines. thankfully, no one was hurt. none of the surrounding villages had to be evacuated. mount aetna is the tallest and major volcano. the last major eruption took place in 19 no. back to you, kate. >> thank you so much. a volcanic eruption beautiful to watch. >> from a distance, exactly. let's head north to a bit of an explosion up there. toronto mayor rob ford, he is going to go head-to-head today with city council members who seek to strip him of most of his powers. he is refusing to step down and challenging his peers. cnn's bill weir got an exclusive
face-to-face interview with the mayor, take a look. >> a lot of people are worried about rob ford these days, worried that he'll never leave office or his appetite will kill him. you know who is not worried? rob ford. >> i'm not an addict. i am not an adetect. i'm not an alcoholic. i'm not a drug addict. >> reporter: and in the heart of ford nation, they believe him. >> people can set him up, too, you know that. >> reporter: oh, you think he might have been set up? >> yeah. >> reporter: well, he admitted to smoking crack. >> well, maybe you just get fed up of everything. >> reporter: have you purchased illegal drugs in the past two years? >> reporter: he may be a pariah on security council and a punch line but out of his suburban housing project, he is, no pun intend, a rockstar, he may be a slash and burn downtown, out
here, they say he's bleeding heart they call when the eviction notice comes. >> everyone keeps saying rob is a conservative. he's a huge, massive social liberal. he love os baum. >> reporter: counsellor doug ford invited us here. when his little brother showed up, we saw why. almost everyone was thrilled to see him. >> these folks love you, do you realize how you are perceived around the rest of the country the continent. >> they can make fun of me or laugh at me all they want. they don't foe rob ford. these people know me. they have known me for, i was born and raised here. >> reporter: why did you decide to finally admit you smoked crack? >> i'm not going to run around and be phony and lie and have someone blackmail me and say they have videos of this over my head. you don't trust what the toronto "star" said, i'm sick and tire of the allegations an excuse my words, that's all it is, i shouldn't swear in front of killed. i made mistakes, i drank too
much. i smoked some crack sometime. what can i say? i made mistake, i'm guilty. >> reporter: kuhn see why someone would question your judgment? >> that i lied? >> reporter: you didn't say it in the first place. >> you are wrong. they said, do you smoke crack and are you a crack addict? no, i don't smoke crack, am i a crack addict in i didn't lie. i don't smoke crack. i haven't smoked crack in over a year. fox news, typical media. you are the same, cut from the same cloth. you can spin it anyway you want. >> reporter: at this point he trois to call his brother as we seen. >> when you come and accuse me of being a crack addict and saying do you smoke crack? no, i don't. have i, yeah. i don't like people attackingpy integrity. >> couldn't you be even more effective if you are healthier?
>> i'm trying to lose some weight. i'm working out, i'm not perfect. >> why don't you see an adecks specialist to make sure? >> i'm not an addict. you can spin it. are you ever going to come before bill, okay, sure. it doesn't matter. that's the thing. i don't look at myself as the mayor. i lock at piefl as just a normal, regular person. it's not about us. that's enough. i'm passionate. sorry. >> reporter: one more question, this is the one that really gets it for me, i know a lot of people who would party their brains out, but they're parents, i'm sure you are insulating your children from what's going on now? >> absolutely. i'm the best father around. >> reporter: but there will come a day they will goggle their dad. >> i will inform my kids, you dismiss them? walk away? i don't walk away from anybody in life. all these rich media people, i'm sick of them. they're perfect.
they don't do nothing. get out of here, they don't do nothing. they're the biggest crooks around. >> reporter: and not only are these brothers vowing to stay and fight but to find and run enough ford nation believers to unseat every political enemy downtown. bill weir, cnn, toronto. >> what an encounter are rob ford. we should point out he will join us with more on that exclusive interview with toronto mayor rob ford. you can actually see the full interview about rob and doug. >> that will air on ac 360 tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> talk about a fascinating encounter. >> when the cameras weren't rolling in that interview, much more on that ahead. coming up next the white house scrambling to fix the obama care website by the end of the month. will someone in the administration lose their job
is it a lofty goal or attainable? john is here to brake it down for us this morning. what do you think of this 80% we have confirmed, is that good enough? >> i think they are trying to lower the expectation. the ting has been such a screw up today that any improvement is significant. there is a significance. they're not trying to set the bar saying we will fix it at 100%. they are basically conceding the problems with healthcare.gov will continue after this dead loan. >> and to stop focusing on it's going to be perfect. that's water going to be the litmus test of is the law perfect? they are trying to adjust that. >> that's right. perfect on the pen menu in politics. they are trying to adjust that. don't underestimate the serious political damage caused by the rollout's fiasco. the way in which to it it guy, whether a government or business
holds us hostage. they weren't getting clear answers, you see the presidential legacy hanging on the reference of and it it team's ability to fix this. >> they will push for someone to lose their job, the president continues to stand strongly by kathleen sebelius, are they going to demand someone else loses their job? because it does appear when we lose the vote on friday, democrats are worried, 39 democrats voted with house republicans on their if you like it, you can keep it plan. >> that came after the president offered his fix. >> and after the president threatened to veto this. >> that is a significant defection because they are concerned about the politics of this. if the white house can fix the website, they go a long way towards healing the divisions caused in the weak of this fiasco. but the fault loins are drawn, democrats are deeply nervous. the white house needs to follow through. you can't have a law and have it be oconsistently screwed up in
the rollout. so this is serious times. they better have their a team on this fixing this right now. >> i have to ask you another story, another political story the cheney family. there are disputes in every family t. fact that this has become a public dispute 2009 liz cheney running for a senate seat and her sister over same-sex marriage, it is astonishing. >> what happened yesterday, liz cheney is running to the right yesterday on a sunday news program, she basically zansd herself from her sister's marriage in a same-sex marriage for a long time. >> that provoked a really unpress dintd outburst seeming personal on the part of pare cheney, are you on the wrong side of history, not to the issue and saying she is not supporting her sister's candidacy. it is an extraordinary moment. it is how raw it is in the midst of the civil rights moment. >> could this backfire since this has become a public family
dispute? >> yes, because it doesn't look like she is willing to stand with her family's principles. she is trying to move to the right. she has been attacked by super pack athded for being if favor of gay marriage, she is willing to throw her sister's civil union under the bus. >> that is not a place to be if you are a principled politician, which can be contradictable anyway. >> liz cheney saying this isn't an issue, you are wrong an on the wrong side of history, it's amazing. >> stunning stuff. family feud. >> not good to be public. >> thanks, john. coming up next on "new day," testimony from five contractors who witnessed the attack in benghazi what did they tell members of congress? what does this money for the investigation going forward? chris. >> all right, kate, we will be bringing you back to the path of a torn. if one video captures the fear of being in it. we have the video you want to
a. >> more tragic news out of the philipines, a golfer lost eight family members. what more are you hearing, andy? >> reporter: yeah, kate, in the deadly tiemp, jason day lost a grandmother, six cousins, day is a native of australia. his mother is from the philipines, day said the toughest part for his whole family right now is they haven't been able to communicate with anyone over there, in a
statement, they thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers and asked everyone to continue to pray for those affected be i the tragedy. we have no longer undefeated teams, the 8 and 1 broncos last night. lindsay vaughan and tiger on hand, manning came out, threw a touchdown early, his only touchdown in the game t. broncos never trailed in this one. they hand the chiefs their first loss of the season. the 72 dolphins can rest easy for another year. you will see one hairy play, tackles andre elington by his dreads, he comes out of the pile with a handful of hair. don't worry the cardinals tweeted out a pick saying they got the hair back. elkton said he will stitch the lock itself right back in, he'll be as good as new. >> not something you expect on twitter right after the game i
guess. >> we found the hair, we're going to put it back. >> at least they're not wasting. all right. we are at the too much of the hour, everyone, which means it is time for your top news. this morning, outbreak, at least 80 tornado, cars tossed. entire communities flattened. >> people homes and cars flying up in the air. >> reporter: terrified residents taking shelter as the twisters roll through. >> stuff is flying everywhere. we hoped to make it out safe. >> not all would survive. at this hour, hundreds of thousands without power. many will wake up to learn if their homes survive. with relive in the middle of the destruction. >> plus a "new day" excloifs, the man who questioned eyewitnesses to the attack is now talking. so what happened that notice and was there a coverup afterwards? his answers could change how you view the story? he is joining us live.
>> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate baldwin and mick la per erer mikaela, perera. >> reporter: it is battered, endourd more than 80 tornadoes, the most late season tornadoes in two decades, kate. >> we are following that closely layout the morning. we also will have more on new testimony about the benghazi terror attack. did witnesses contradict what theed a men strax has said all along. also another story we are tracking this morning, they were on their first trip, ask you comba diving trip. they have been wanting to do it a very long time. they ended up abandoned at sea. they will explain their harrowing ordeal. first more on today's big story in the mid-west, chris. >> reporter: kate, harrowing is one of those words we use
because sometimes what happens describes language, what people here went through is jaw dropping. twisters like this one, carved up central illinois, storm chasers went after this one in monita, we are in washington illinois. we had to be here, it was so hard hit. take a look. you can see behind me, you see where we are standing. you got to see what this neighborhood looked like before. it was a typical, beautiful place, people taking the time to build up their home, their yard. now you can see what's behind me. this is not the worst of what this area has taken. we are covering this storm like only cnn can. first, we want to show you what happened right here in walk. it's like being under attack. over80 massive funnel clouds slash across the country within
hours friday. >> our father, who art in heaven. >> reporter: prayers echo in basements, a monster storm roors above. a string of tornado left several dead, north of peoria. >> we may need to take cover ourselves. >> reporter: newscasters rushed off air. the tornado ripped past their studio. >> reporter: downtown washington county was devastated by a tornado. wind reports of 200 miles an hour spun entire blocks of homes to the foundation. >> i felt the house shaking, waited probably about a minute and came back up and saw what you are seeing here. >> reporter: in the community, they went door-to-door checking on gas leaks. one resident described the aftermath as a war zone. >> i'm devastated. i feel sick. >> reporter: in brooke port, it directly hit two mobile home parks. >> i don't have anything. my whole, it's gone. i don't know where it went.
>> reporter:wide spread funnel clouds even spotted in chicago. >> please clear the seating area calmly. >> reporter: tornado warnings forced officials to evacuate soldier field, delaying the bears game. but once the twisters passed, there was a new blast of energy, clean-up efforts, waves of people coming to each other's aid, looking for survivors, searching for valuables, toppled semis pulled upright. most importantly, spirits raised. >> we'll make it through it. we're so grateful that, you know the lord preserved so many lives here. >> reporter: you know, we had the mayor on earlier this morning the mayor here in the city of washington. he said there are so many people who came out to help their neighbors, that they had to turn people away. >> that kind of resolve, people remember, it was 100 million people threatened in 26 different states. so it's not just about illinois where we are, indiana saw several huge tornadoes touch
down, power was cut to 160,000. schools are closed after buildings sustained damage. indiana took a big hit. good morning, george. >> chris, good morning, so whether it was straight line winds or a tornado that came through here we hope to learn more as the day goes on, but, look, i can show you tlen plenty. if you lock at this, the winds were strong enough, chris to hang around. big poses of metal. jordan, if we can pan down here, take a look at this fire station t. roof collapsed on top of it. this morning, even the four fighters will need help dig out after what happened here. there is a lot you can't see, do under the street here, there is a business, it seems to be a mall where the roof has been ripped off, there are many businesses where the windows have been busted out. a lot of property damage here in cocomo, indiana. we understand the governor will
be here to tour the damage in the next several hours. this community, chris, remains under a state of emergency. people are told to stay in their homes, keep out of the way as there is a lot of damage that crews will be assessing this mornin morning. >> all right. george, a beautiful picture over your shoulder right now the irony that a day ago the sky was so different. same thing here, very cold this morning and a cold reality as well, one of the men said it was like the tornado had hands, the way it twisted everything up. we see that behind us. a boifl beautiful sky is coming up on what is a tough day, indra. >> reporter: so much damage out there. one of the things we have to physical out, water it straight loin winds or damage from a tornado? really, the answer will be a combination of both. keep in mind, this is november. typically, you see 50 tornadoes for the entire country for the month of november. here they saw about 81 reports
or tornado in just one day. so let's talk about why in what was the setup yesterday? yes, we are cold, yesterday, that was not the case. temperatures are about 20 degrees above normal. they were seeing 70s yesterday. still, that's not typically what you see in the springtime, so what allowed the outbreak? we had a high risk. the second of the entire year, what it was, there were these strong winds coming out of the south. 70, 80 miles per winds were out there. you combine that with temperatures above normal. then you have the jet stream in place. all these perfect elements come together and give you that severe weather outbreak. there were reports and wind didn't out here. notice, lock at the damage worry talking about. we are talking about bark literally stripped off the troe. this is a residential area. you can't tell what this locked locate 24 hour hours ago. over to the left, you can't see
right now, but cinder blocks are knocked down. so you really have to wonder, how strong were these winds and that's what the national weather service will be evaluating today. we den know what the strength was until they indicate how strong it was. >> we have a lot of evidence, though, we are seeing things manipulated by the winds that will give insight no the situation. >> overturned vehicles and the structural integrity of those buildings. >> obviously, the best information isn't going to be statistical. it will be anecdotal. for example, we have been showing you the video all morning long, he and his family were in their home in washington, illinois, where we are when this tornado came barreling through their neighborhood. take a look at the extraordinary video anthony shot. he was locking no his back yard at the time. this is what he saw. >> our father, who art in heaven, ham lowed be thy name. give us our daily bread and forgives our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us an lead us not into tempttation, deliver us from evil. amen. >> reporter: amen, i believes deliver us from evil. that was the direct page there. that was like right out of the wizard of oz. antony, i'm so happy you are okay. your family is okay? >> my family is okay, thank good. >> you were silling there, you are not in the basement shelter, did you eventually go to the basement? take us through it? >> first of all, my mother was cooking lunch for the family. what mied to thought was a helicopter. he locked out the window. it was a massive black tornado just destroying everything in its path. so we quickly ran to the basement where i was with my mother, my father and i. we were all praying together. >> so had you heard warning sirens? did your phone go off? did you have any idea it was coming? >> we heard sirens, we thought it was going to be a small storm. we didn't think it was going to
be a big deal. >> reporter: it's something you deal with here growing up. you understand storms can come. >> yes. >> reporter: you locked out that window, it was like the wizard of oz. what did you think? >> there was nothing, anything i had seen in my entire life. growing up in walk for 16 years, it's always been a peaceful town. >> reporter: and we know this is a prayerful community about 15,000 people. a lot of folks were in church yesterday. >> yes. >> reporter: the first thing that came to mind when you locked at that is literally, you needed to appeal to a higher power to deal with this? >> pretty much. good gives me strength to entour sufferings an breasts. >> reporter: so what came to bear? you go to the basement, what do you hear happening above? >> loud noise, construction, concern about the people. my neighbors. >> reporter: how long did you have to stay down? >> we were down for about five minutes. we just waited for the dust storm to pass, the tornado to pass by.
we eventually went upstairs, checked out the neighbor. >> reporter: just five minutes, yet, all that zruvenlths you come up, what do you see? >> well, as soon as we, as soon as the storm passes by, me and my dad, we checked out the neighborhood, all we saw is the complete destruction. all the house is demolished. complete rubbish. just people crying and, you know, seeking for help. >> reporter: how was your home? >> my home was completely fine. it was undamaged, uncorrupted and we are thankful for that. >> reporter: so now you are okay. but so many in the neighborhood are not. did you have people come who needed help, node a place to stay last night? >> well, a lot of my family and friend, they heard about the noudz, they were concerned about me and there was all the phone lines were down and so i quickly drove to peoria, which is about 15, 20 minutes away and so i can make contact with all of my
friends and family telling them i'm all right. >> reporter: what did you see in the families and the community around you, how they responded to this once the storm passed? >> they were all upset. a lot of them lost their homes. some even lost their families and members and, you know, my heart goes out to all those people. >> reporter: do you know that people will come together and find their way back? >> that's what i'm praying for, that's what i'm hoping for. >> reporter: it's amazing, you foe what this looked leak yesterday before the storm? >> unbelievable. i cannot even fathom this. >> reporter: thank god you are okay. your family is okay. you have a place to stay, we keep hearing from the mayor, everybody says the same thing, you will be back here in walk? >> yes, i will. >> reporter: thank you for your story and the presence of mind to shoot that video and to get downstairs where you belonged in a horriblization situation like that. that's the situation here in washington. we will keep bringing you back here and tell you the story of
who they did and how they made it through. >> chris, a compelling account there from anthony, thank you for that. checking our latest news, investigators are trying to find the source of a carbon monoxide leak. 19 were injured t. denver post saying an explosion has been ruled out as the immediate cause. a manager said all the miners are required to wear personal ventilators and the two men who died had them. he also said the men will be closed while the investigation continues. look at this, an eyewitness captures the terrifying moment typhoon haiyan's powerful storm surge hit the philipines the whatevers so powerful, it wiped out a house. an aid worker took renew jersey in an upper floor a boarding house. netanyahu says the only way to force them to abandon the nuclear weapons program is keep
up pressure. secretary of state john kerry is scheduled for talks at the end of the week. two sailors are recovering from minor burns after a malfunctioning drone crashed into their ship off the coast of southern california. a navy spokesman says two trips are tracking the unmanned drone as a part of the training exercise saturday. it slammed into their guided missile cruiser. the uss chance lor's bit. about 300 people were aboard at the time. an investigation is under way. music festival in north london came to a screeching halt when a performer sunday attempted to jump into the crowd. marine rapper george wodski, before leaping into the audience below, two audience members were reportedly hurt. for his part, he has been hospitalized. they don't know exactly what injuries he sustained, but he has posted an apology on his
facebook page. i can't even say it seemed like a good idea at the time. that was bad from the beginning gh yep. >> thanks. coming up next on "new day," we may finally be getting answers to what happened in benghazi the man taking testimony from those there eyewitnesses. well, that man is speaking out exclusively on "new day." the new information he knows coming up. forced to ride out the storm. we will speak to one man who said his house crumbled around him in less than a minute. how exactly did he and his family survive? we'll talk with him. .
>> welcome back to "new day." for the first time testifying before congress, five cia contractors eyewitnesses on the attack in benghazi, in closed door meetings last week, witness gave their first hand accounts. joining us is the chair of the subcommittee handling these investigations. you questioned all of these witnesses, congressman, thank you so much for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> this is something you and your colleagues have been demanding, getting first hand testimony from people on the ground. this is the first time those cia contractors have spoken to congress. so what did you learn in those closed door meetings? does their time line coordinate
with what the administration has been telling everyone? >> basically, the time line is great, there was a little discrepancy, was it 9:31, 9:42. the big question has been was there any lull in the activity? and you know in benghazi, after talking to these guys, it wasn't unusual at night to hear gunfire or explosions or whatever. so once i got back to the annex, they did take some small arms fire, maybe an rpg, but, you know, during the night, it was probably, they were probably arranging for the attack that happened about 5:00. and so, yes, there was movement probably all night and it was probably some probeing fire, but as far as an un, just an ongoing gun battle, that was not true. >> and the reason a question of a lull is key to this investigation is because there has been a question all along is
could more support have been brought in, would air support have been made different? the administration argues no because they believe it was over after the attack. do you believe that's accurate? >> i don't believe it was over after the first attack. i believe there was probeing guns being shot. as far as somebody else being there, they were directed an issue august 11th that basically tell the personnel in libya, are you on your own. so we are looking into that directive to find out exactly who put that out and this was brought to our attention during the hearing. >> in speaking with these five contractors, do they believe that they were left alone? do they believe that they did not have, there wasn't the help that they needed, the protection that they needed because of the threat of just the reality on the ground in benghazi? >> well, first of all, let me say, if it wasn't these grs or
global response staff there protecting the annex, i believe every american in benghazi would have been killed at the complex and at theo the annex. and they were heroic and calling for all the support they could get. they were fixing to go into an unknown situation, seven of them. sure they were calling for support, for the eyes the drone the overhead intelligence and, you know, they had been in different places in the world and probably were used to having different type of coverage, i'm sure they were asking for everything, you know, with the kitchen sinks with the reality of that coming was i don't think was ever there. >> there has been a big question about the non-disclosure agreements, that cia operatives, that they have been asked to sign, that there has been some reporting that the cia had been
trying to prevent its personnel from coming forward, from speaking to members of congress. it took you guys a year to get them to come speak to you. down you have been stonewalled? >> not by the agency, i don't. you know, it took us a long time. we want to try to get these witnesses back-to-back and you can imagine some of these guys have been redeployed. some of them have been retired. some of them are working for other countries. they live in different parts of the united states an different parts of the world, but we want to do something like an attorney would do preparing a case. we want to get all the fbi, all the cia, all the state department, we want to get those out and our committee has had 13 different committee hearings talking to these agencies. then we wanted the eye witnesses to dom in. the last two or three months has probably been covered nation of trying to get them here together because we didn't want to do them one individually and let an air leak out, so we didn't want to contaminate the witness.
so that's the reason it took so long. but as far as the fawn disclosures, yes, these were done at the gold star ceremony when -- >> does that seem suspicious to you? >> yes, it does, we are looking into that. now, the fact that some of them were modifying their contracts, or maybe ride agnew contract, due to a new non-disclosure security agreement is not that unusual. the ones that aren't, worry looking into that, we're trying to find out why at that time they were asked to do this. now the non-disclosure does say i believe in the tenth paragraph that they do have permission for unlawful or improper activity to report to the house intelligence committee and to the senate intelligence committee. >> let me ask you real quick. this has all gotten very political in the year following this attack, many partisan attacks on both sides of what went down and if there was a
coverup in the aftermath. from what you know, you know more than many, you have spoken to people on the ground. do you believe everything was done to protect those on the ground? do you believe this attack could have been prevented? do you think folks did their jobs? >> absolutely not. i think this will come back to the state department. the rsos, regional security officer there were five om of them at the temporary mission facility. when the crs agents got there from the annex, they were not armed, one of them was bare footed and i think they were totally unprepared for any type of attack. if you look at the compound, itself, it is not set up for protection and when we interviewed these guys, they said they were really surprised that the lack of security at the facility. they also testified the people at the facility have been wanting help requesting help,
requesting additional security in fact, you know, they just couldn't believe that those guys were over there as unprepared and unequipped as they were. >> i know this isn't a question you are focusing on, do you believe there was a coverup after the fact? >> i don't think they knew what they were doing. i mean, i don't know that it was a complete coverup. i don't think there was any doubt that they knew it was a coordinated attack. and you can see the results of that by the accuracy of the mortar fire that came in that morning. but as far as the compound goes, you know i don't think there was ever any doubt of either there and i don't know how they got their communications mixed up but i think what ended up happening, you had the state department trying to tell one story and you had the security,
the intelligence community that may have been trying to sell another story. >> it sounds to me like part of your investigation continues. it sounds like you have some answers, you have more questions on what went down that night. >> yes, ma'am, we have more questions. we will run everything to ground. we have been chasing every rabbit that's popped its head out of the hole and we're going to continue to do that and as chairman rodgers, rank and member runtberger and speaker boehner said, you know, we're going to let the facts lead us to the truth. that's what we will continue to do, get the facts. >> congressman, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having many e. >> we continue to follow this story. indra petersen is in the mid-west in washington, illinois with the latest forecast. how are you, girl? >> reporter: good morning, kate. now, remember, these storms were so fast moving yesterday, as they roared through the area, we were talking about them moving at 55 miles per hour.
it is that exact same storm affecting the east coast. there is no longer a flight risk for severe weather in the northeast regardless of you can actually see currently it's made its way off shore from d.c. and affecting the mid-atlantic in the northeast with light rain. the story remains to be those strong winds, we are talking 30, 40-mile-per-hour winds affecting the mid-atlantic areas. if you are on the great lakes and especially if you are flying in that area, you are talking 50 to 60-mile-per-hour winds will be out there, of course, that lake effect snow. the big thing i want to talk about is actually this system that is dumping snow in the pacific northwest. we are talking about high elevations, talk about montana, walk, idaho. why does this ma itself? this is the system that is making its way into this area by mid-week. i mean, it is very chilly out here. we are talking temperatures in the 30s, it feels like it's at the freezing mark with these gusting winds out there. the conditions are only going to
worseen, chris. by the way we get to wednesday, we will be talking about heavy rain and stronger wednesday, really, this is the best scenario we have over the next 48 hours. >> the sun is coming up. it's revealing it's very painful. the last thing they need is bad weather for so many displaced, it will make it worse. luckily, this community is tight. we will be tracking across the country. indra will be with me here the rest of the morning, of course. coming up on "new day" after the break, we talk about these northwest tornado. we will be live with updates and we're going to be here in this hardest hit area, kate. >> all right. chris. also coming up, the anniversary trip to paradois turns into a nightmare for an arizona couple. their story eerily similar to a hit movie. they traumatic to us about what they say was a harrowing experience at sea. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms. .
. >> all right. welcome back to "new day." you are looking at the mid-west bruised and battered by dozens of tornadoes. the most late seasoned tornadoes if 20 years. this is one that hit washington, illinois right where we are right now. this is a tight community about 15,000 people 150 miles from chicago. cnn reporter took cell phone video of this huge funnel cloud sitting on top of this city. 81 tornado, just think about that. and again, 20 years, no one had ever seen something like this and the storms just killed six
people, dozens more injured. the numbers will change, but remember, hundreds of thousands left without electricity across michigan, missouri, indiana and ohio. one man said, it was like the wind had hands that it just took things and ripped them and destroyed them. just a few minutes and what you are seeing hein us this morning isn't the worst of it. luckily many here have basements and safe rooms and they use them and survive, including the boucher family. they walked out of their basement to see it gone. they were intact. >> that is what matters most. steve, i'm sorry to have to meet you under the circumstances, i am glad are you okay. tell me what happens, your home, what do you hear? what do you feel? >> we returned from indianapolis and within 45 minutes the sirens had gone off, the sky was just rumbling for 20 minutes and i told my wife i just never seen
anything like this in my life. >> reporter: you have been through storms, this was different? >> reporter: this was different, very different. and the sirens went off. so we thought it was actually clearing to the south, thought probably the danger had passed. she stepped out in front of our home and said that this sounds terrible out there. she said we ought to go down to the basement and i was eating some lunch and we ended up, she begged me to come down the basement immediately. i went down an l-shaped stairs. we ducked around behind the stairwell wall and within 30 seconds, the house was literally voi brighting from the direct hit of this funnel cloud and the next thing we know, thing are cracking and glass breaking and furniture came around the corner missed us, came into if hall way where we were. >> shook you down to the core of the foundation?
>> yep. it took everything, everything that was not behind a concrete wall underneath the deck is completely gone. >> what were you telling yourselves down there? >> i think my attitude was, in the next minute-and-a-half, worry either going to be in the hospital or we're going to walk out of here and completely in the lord's hands, which of those three things -- >> you and your wife? >> my wife and i. >> who was keeping who more calm? >> you know, i don't think either of us were shook up at the time. the dobi started around the corner, so. >> in the basement. >> in the basement. yeah, we had a walkout basement on that end of the house. they took everything off there. so i stood up to provide more protection from my wife, the dobi coming around, but she was very calm and even afterwards when you walk out and look around you, you think i'm ray
live. >> and it's something you become acutely aware of. what was left? >> you know, as we come around the corner where the furnace is, there is a built-in bar. not one thing was disturbed on that bar. there were wine glasses on a glass rack behind the bar. every one of them was still sitting on there. on that shelf. >> so that was all intact, the house, itself, was gone? >> it was stripped, everything from the decking on the 1st floor to a story-and-a-half house, four bedrooms up. that's all going to the foundation. >> how much of your possessions were you -- >> there wasn't a stick of furniture in the front yard. some people who were out helping us kind of sort through some
things last night said that most of our furniture is sitting in a tree line over here about a quarter mile away from the house. it took everything. i mean, it's like you are building a house and you got your decking down over the top of your basement. that's what's left. >> how quickly have people come to your aid? >> when i walked out around the back of the house, one of our neighbors was already outside, just trying to check and see, they were starting people coming along real quickly to check and see if everybody was okay and i think just immediately there were a string of traffic that started through, so i mean, people had actually trouble getting in there. but within, oh, half hour, 45 minutes, people starting to show up, asking if they could help and people work just unbelievably gracious. >> you are still in shock, how are you holding? >> i suspect a little bit. i haven't been by the house this morning. i suspect it will be a lot more difficult this morning than it
was last night maybe. but it makes you realize how temporary life is. you know. my wife said something this morning. it reminded me of a song and said the things that i have and hold dear to my heart are just borrowed. jesus only lets me use them to brighten my life. so remind me, lord. >> and today, maybe more than ever, you know what matters most and you have your wife, you have your health. >> that's the only thing important to me this morning. everything else is rebuildable. i couldn't replace her. and, you know, that's why you have insurance i guess, it's why our social structure works the way it does. >> and you got a community here that will come together. >> that cares. >> and will rebuild. this is a great community and they'll, this too, shall pass. and we'll move on to a new day.
>> well, it's a great perspective. it's great to have you on "new day" with us. thanks for telling us your stoempl everything else he says he borrowed. if a man has his shoes in life. >> one of the two things i realize, i found out god has a spence of humor. >>. >> reporter: because of the glasses on the bar? >> my wallet was up in the bathroom, everything was gone. a gentleman came by. we were sorting through some stuff. he said, anything in particular? i said if i could find my wallet, that would be great. he flipped some stuff over, he said, here's your wallet. i had several hundred dollars in my wallet. i opened it up, god left me $1. >> reporter: there was $1 left. >> $1. >> reporter: that is funny. i counted like 350 before we started. you got what you need, i wish you going forward, a lot of people will come forward to make
sure this gets back as fast as possible. >> reporter: amazing. thanks for joining us. an amazing story. resilience there. so many like this. we will tell them to you this morning. >> chris, that was fantastic. he has a sense of humor and able smile during all of that. he has his priorities straight. let's take a look at our headlines. officials now say an accident with explosives appears to be the cause of a blast that killed two miners and injured nine at a plant in colorado. it happened at a silver mine about 270 miles from denver. miners typically use explosives to blast through rocks. some new developments. the obama administration setting a target considering the federal insurance marketplace a success if 80% of users manage to buy health care plans online. that's a figure government and industry officials provided to the washington post. the goal puts pressure on government workers to fix the healthcare.gov website and fixes
technical issues at call centers or insurers themselves. the morning, they will testify at the sentencing hearing of the confessed killer of ten-year-old jessica ridgeway. he plead guilty to the gruesome murder that rocked a colorado suburb in october, 2012. some of jessica ridgeways remains were found in a park five days after she disappeared. he faces death in prison. nelson mandela is said to be in stable but critical condition. his former wife told a local south african newspaper the 95-year-old remains quote quite ill. tubes have been placed in his lungs to prevent infection and he was hospitalized you will recall ingion for a lung infection. just a reminder that no task is too big or small for firefighters. this one in florida, crews called a racoon after his head got stuck in a glass jar. the curious critter was
discovered on too much of a trash bin, obviously, ba imquite exhausted, struggling to set itself free. a small crowd gathered and watched the fire fighter pop the jar off the raccoon's head, he didn't stick around to say thank you. he bolted past firefighters and left the scene medley. didn't tick around to say thank you. >> no, thank you. no task too big or small. >> you never know what call you will get. coming up next on "new day," a dream vacation turns into a might mayor for an arizona couple after they say they were abandoned in the ocean off thailand. they talk to us about that terrifying experience. and a routine traffic stop takes a dangerous turn. the mother behind the wheel accused of endangering her five children in that van. find out why she is facing charges this morning. .
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an arizona couple say they found themselves abandoned at sea on their first official scuba diveing trip. first, here's a little more of their story. jake and lex mendenhall laugh adventure and wanted to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in thailand. they mingled with exotic wild life, fearlessly poseing next to
a tiger. yet they say the most harrowing moment of their trip came unexpectedly while they were scuba diveing. after enjoying two care free dives, they came to the surface only to discover their boat was gone. they were abandoned in the middle of the ocean they say. the couple and five other divers spent the next 40 minutes stranded at sea as if straight out of the film "open water" the couple began to pan ec. it was getting late. lexa had seen sharks monita. another diefr waved an inflatable tube they say as an sos signal t. last moment he captured before his battery camera stopped. she injured her chin, jake suffered sea sickness, both were taken to a local hospital.
later they learned their dive book had electrical problems and the cap taken was supposed to change boats and come back for them but never did. all right. here to talk more about this is jake and lexa. what a harrowing story on what's supposed to be so much fun. what did you think when you came to the surface and you didn't see the boat? >> i think there were a few different things going through my mind at that point. the fact that i expected to see the boat right when we came up and that it was getting darker and that nothing was on the horizon, our boat no other boat. so it was a little moment of panic and my loving hubby here, he was good at calming me down, he was constantly, it's okay. we'll physical this out. it will be okay. >> what are the two instructors with you, what are they telling you when you are on the surface waiting for someone to come get you? >> when we finally obviously got to the surface, they were trying
to reassure us the boat would be back, if there was any sort of a problem, they would tow them, the concern that i have is, you know, where were they? why didn't they pick us up first? what actually happened? they definitely were trying to calm us and tell us that someone would be on tear way. >> was there any? they say there was an electrical problem with the boat essentially, did you sense any trouble before you got in the water the first time throughout that period of time you were on it? >> i noticed that the captain was fiddleing with the engine quite a bit and had to stop and start it a couple times as we were going through getting actually to the dive site. so i could tell maybe there was something going on. >> and the dive company that they sent us a statement saying that the captain, saying the captain didn't leave, he couldn't reach you, when you all came to the surface, they could see you, the instructors could see the boat. they wrote to be clear at no
point were the divers in any donger, exact protocol was followed. does that change anything to >> does that change anything, that they were sending another boat, this all went, they followed protocol in. >> i think that their idea of a perfectly safe situation, they're expert divers, they've been down many times, it was our first dive, we'd never been scuba diving before. she tried to say it's fine, our driver will be back shortly i'm sure he's around the cove, maybe he got confused, maybe there's something wrong with the boat, he'll be back i'm sure, but for us, as far as we could see, were cliffs. i'm sure there's a beach on the island near us but we couldn't see a beach for as long as we were looking around and the fact we had just dove with sharks, whatever kind of species they may have been i am terrified of sharks, so it was just maybe
different ideas of what is safe and what might not be. >> what were you thinking the worst when you're there, you're treading water, you have instructors trying to calm you down, jake. what's going through your mibd? are you thinking -- >> initially i'm trying to be the tough husband, you know, everything's going to be okay, but inside, you know, i was going directly towards what do we do in case someone doesn't come back and to follow up on that question, what if something did happen right before we got to the surface, what if i got the bends, what if i passed out, what if she hit the reef and was bleeding. there are so many scenarios that could have happened. we're in the ocean, so i definitely was nervous. >> regardless of who's at fault or not, it's a scary experience, especially for any scuba diver but your first dive. will you ever go diving again or is this the extent of your foray into that sport? >> i think we'd definitely go
again. every moment we spent underwater was beautiful, the coral, the fish, everything, it was awesome, just a rough experience after that. so i think we would go again under perhaps different circumstances. >> you now have a very amazing story to tell and a lot of pictures and video to go with it, not probably you wanted to have coming back on your anniversary trip. glad you're back on land safely. thank you for coming in. michaela over to you. >> quha a stowhat a story. >> shocking dash cam video captures a routine traffic stop horribly gone wrong. why this family's road trip nearly turned deadly. check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you.
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welcome back to "new day." a woman with five children in her car pulled over by police, then she speeds away. the police catch up and what happened next was not pretty. it was all caught on video. miguel marquez has more. [ screaming ]. >> reporter: how in the world does a routine traffic stop turn into this? in that mini van, oriana farrell and her five kids, one as young as 6 years old, from memphis, tennessee, on vacation in northern new mexico, pulled over for doing 1 in 71 in a 55 zone. they argue over a ticket, farrell pleading with the officer. >> turn the vehicle off for me. >> reporter: what happens next shocking, farrell takes off, police chasing her down, she gets out of the van, they argue again. when the officer tries to arrest her, she heads for the door.
>> turn around and face your vehicle. ma'am, listen to me. >> reporter: that's when farrell's 14-year-old son jumps out of the van. he struggles with and distracts the police as his mother jumps back into the van, then he does, too. backup arrives, tension escalating quickly and violently. police take a baton to the window trying to extract the family members. farrell takes off again, then this. [ gunshots ] three shots fired into the mini van, packed with kids. farrell in full-on flee mode, breaking seemingly every rule in the traffic book. finally, she stops at a hotel in taos, new mexico, both she and her son arrested, among other things, booked for fleeing, child abuse and battery. farrell and her 14-year-old son now out on bond, her remaining four kids in state custody. miguel marquez, cnn, los angeles. >> it's shocking to see that. >> all over a traffic ticket.
let's be honest it never ends well when you get out of the car. >> arguably neither side handled the encounter at all. it's a miracle nobody was hurt. coming up next he's being urged out of office but toronto mayor ford is not budging. we have a face-to-face interview, more in the next hour. >> reporter: we're here in washington, illinois, the sun's coming up but the beauty of this sunrise is totally canceled out for what it is revealing. the damage is terrible. we'll be here in one of the hardest hit areas with team coverage showing you what the tornadoes did, and what is now to do. customer erin swenson ordered shoes from us online
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heartbrac in the heartland. >> you always watch tv and say that would never happen to us. >> tornadoes and thunderstorms wreak unimaginable damage. dozens injured, at least six dead. communities flattened, and for hundreds of thousands, still no power. where homes and offices once stood, now rubble. >> it was tearing it apart like it was just a cardboard box. >> reporter: today, search and recovery efforts dwbegin and we are there. mayor rob ford under fire from an entire country, his first face-to-face interview since this scandal broke with cnn's bill weir. >> i'm not an addict. i'm not an addict. >> reporter: does he think can he survive this scandal? >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning, welcome to
"new day." it's monday, november 18th. you're seeing the destruction from sunday's tornadoes. kate over to you, sorry, i almost read your tease. i'm so cold i almost read your tease. >> you're doing great work, that is the big story. we see the devastation behind you. we'll be getting back to you and get hot coffee to you shortly. we're talking about cnn's interview with toronto mayor rob ford, first face-to-face interview since the scandal began. he could be stripped of more powers today. what is he thinking? first the story out in the midwest this morning. hey, chris. i'll tell you what, kate, it is telling, it's so cold here this morning but the people are literally warmed by their resolve of getting back together and the feeling of community here, something we'll tell you about as we talk about the twisters that just ravaged the midwest. some people had to run for cover, sirens, minutes before massive tornadoes came and many when they came back up from their basements nothing was left except the clothes on their
backs. six people have been killed, dozens more injured, there are massive power outages across michigan, missouri, indiana and ohio and so, so many without homes, and remember we're heading into the holidays. also important to note, this wasn't just one storm. 81 tornadoes reported, the damage is great, the need is great, so we are here covering this cnn with team coverage. first a look at what rolled through right here. >> it's on the ground! >> reporter: it's like being under attack. [ siren ] over 80 massive funnel clouds slash across the country within hours sunday. >> our father, who art in heaven. >> reporter: prayers as a monster sized twister roars wof. centralily this took the brunt of the fury, a string of tornadoes left several dead, dozens more injured. >> we need to take shelter ourselves. >> reporter: newscasters were abruptly rushed off air. >> we will be back when we can.
>> reporter: a tornado ripped right past their studio. washington county was devastated by a tornado, wind reports of 200 miles an hour spun entire blocks of homes to the foundation. >> i felt the house shaking and waited about probably a minute, and then i came back up and saw what you're seeing here. >> reporter: in a community of pekin, authorities went door to door checking on residents for fear of gas leaks. one resident described the aftermath as a war zone. >> i'm just devastated. i just feel sick. >> reporter: further south, a tornado carved a path of destruction in brookport, directly hitting two mobile home parks. >> i don't have anything. my whole -- it's gone. i don't know where it went. >> reporter: widespread funnel clouds even spotted in chicago. >> please clear the seating area calmly. >> reporter: tornado warnings forced officials to evacuate soldier field, delaying the bears game. but once the twisters passed, there was a new blast of energy, cleanup efforts, waves of people coming to each other's aid
looking for survivors, searching for valuable, toppled semis pulled upright and most importantly, spirits raised. >> we'll make it through it. we're just so grateful that the lord preserved so many lives here. >> reporter: as powerful as these storms were it seems the power of this community, the strength to want to get back on its feet is stronger but so many say, i bring in indra petersons, meteorologist. people say it happened so fast, it shocked us. how do so many tornadoes surprise people? >> pause they were moving so fast, 55 miles per hour. this is a nice springtime system, a system that was happening pretty much feeling like a wintertime system. let's talk about how rare this is. we had a high risk yesterday, only the second of the entire season, and let's kind of put it in perspective. in november this late in the season we typically only have 50 tornadoes for the entire country in the month of november.
yesterday we had 81 reports in a single 24-hour period. sunday's dramatic tornado outbreak is one for the record books. 81 reported tornadoes across ten states, initial estimates show this mondayer ster storm cycle produced one ef4 tornado in illinois, the first ever recorded in the state's history in november, capable of packing wind gusts of up to 200 miles per hour. those gusts were powerful enough to annihilate entire neighborhoods and flip cars in indiana. the storm system isn't believed to be as powerful alleges the ef5 tornadoes that devastated more, oklahoma, in may and joplin, missouri, in 2011 but its timing sets it apart. strengthening area of low pressure moved over the great lakes with very cold, dry air behind it. that mixed with the warm, moist air from the gulf ahead of it and that big contrast in air collided with wind shear, a sudden and drastic change in
wind direction at different heights in the atmosphere. [ siren ] 101 tornado warnings were issued in illinois on sunday. that's more than half of the warnings that have been issued in the state since 1986, in one day alone. chris, one of the things they were talking about why did this take people by surprise. so many of the tornados that spawned up had heavy rain surrounding them, they couldn't see them come and they were moving 55 miles per hour. of course the next step right now is the national weather service, is going to come out here and they have to survey the damage and look at the difference. we had trucks and trailers overturned but were they from an ef4 or an ef3 and the structural integrity of the buildings. >> they say the "welcome to washington" sign was found 50 miles away and the debris field is 100 miles. they have a lot of searching to do. >> reporter: it's what's in the debris 100 miles away that ma l
make the difference. >> this is live picture of the aftermath you're looking at. this is what the community is waking up to. remember this happened yesterday, it was sunday. many of the people were in church, they were home with their families and now this is going to be their first real chance to get out and look around as the sun is coming up and so many are going to be so heartbroken by what they see, but hopefully the numbers hold and we know that most people made it through, and we're going to keep hearing just amazing tales of survival through this situation. we want to bring in some people right now, kurt and mike zaier, they weathered the storm. they were huddled in their church basement, as their home was destroyed, so they had to live through it separately but they're here together now. thank you very much for joining us. i'm sorry to have to meet you this way but thank god you got each other what matters most. >> thankfully nobody was hurt, you know. we're just thankful, thank the
lord that son and wife are okay, you know? >> reporter: i know that's what worried you most. >> yeah, i took my dad to church in the morning and right at the end of the service they said people's phones went off, tornado washing so we went to the basement and then my wife texted me and says that seen a tornado and five minutes later she texted and said the house is gone. i said whose house? she said our house. >> reporter: you're there with your father, in the church basement. >> yes. >> reporter: if there were anything that would have motivated you to go in the storm knowing that your wife and son are somewhere else. >> when the thing went off i thought about -- >> that would have been a bad idea. >> the lord was looking out for us. i went and got the truck and thought i'll just go home, you know, and looked to the southwest from church and there was a pretty black and i thought well my dad's pretty slow moving around, i thought well if we get
stuck somewhere i can't get there to move him around so we went back to the basement. >> reporter: we're dealing with the aftermath now you can hear the helicopter, still surveying the situation of what the zehrs had to live through. your father is at church with your grandpa and you're with your mom in the basement. >> and the dog. >> reporter: what do you hear above you? >> i watched it go through washington and it was headed straight for us, we live about a mile north of washington. i can hear it now so we better get in the basement, just huddled in the basement, a couple minutes later started to hear things hit the house and all of a sudden it's white noise, the loudest thing i ever heard and next thing you know the sun is shining through the basement. >> reporter: through the basement? >> we were getting hit with debris when it was happening, like dirt and stuff and then the next thing we know it's completely quiet and the sun is just shining through the stairs in the basement. i walked upstairs first and you know, you look behind you, basically looked like this, just
nothing. our house is floorboards and that's it. >> reporter: can you even make sense of it in that first moment when you walked up? >> i was in shock. i just kind of walked around, like a zombie, didn't quite know what to do or think. just taking it all in. yeah, i don't know how to explain it. there's no words for it really. >> reporter: everything's gone. >> pretty much. >> our farmstead, we had a machine shed and a barn and some bins and a little bit of equipment in the shed and -- >> trees completely ripped out of their roots. >> 200-year-old pine, it was about three-foot in diameter, just laid over, and yeah, there's nothing standing on our farm. bins the roof's come off, they were clear full of beans, we have to figure out before it rains how to get them out and we got all our records. >> reporter: i heard somebody found an invoice of yours. >> a guy that we do business
with texted me last night and said the owner's son lives in morris, and they found a zehr farms invoice in his front yard, 5, 08 miles away. >> reporter: tell him pay it, you found it, pay it because you need the cash. >> yes. >> reporter: how do you tell yourself this is, when you look at it, it could just consume you, what you've lost. >> i haven't felt that at all. >> reporter: not at all? >> none of it matters. the most important thing i have my life, my mom has her life, the dogs are there. we can move on. >> reporter: you need to mention him, too. >> you know, we can, we got insurance and question rebuild the house but you can't rebuild lives and you know, it's going to be -- that was where the farm office was and i think about all the records we had there, and we found a couple computers, hopefully maybe we can retrieve some of the data off the hard drives. >> reporter: we've been saying this morning, this is so hard
when tfr happens but heading into the holidays but you think about it especially as a prayerful community what you want the holidays to be about, you've got the biggest gift, reminder. >> perspective. >> the lord was looking out for us, no question about it. >> reporter: thank god you're okay. i'm hoping the farm is good, you get back up on your feed. >> thank you. >> reporter: that guy pays that invoi invoice. thank you very much. >> thank you for coming and telling us people's stories. there's a lot, we're just one family of a lot of people who got less than we do and really devastating. keep us in your prayers. >> reporter: everybody says it and we're seeing it's true, a special community of good people and one of the opportunities we have to come here and make sure we tell the right stories and let people know there's a need. >> there was, within three hours there was 75, 100 people around our house picking stuff up. >> it's really humbling. >> reporter: it's good to know you have friends. you'd do the same thing for them and you have in the past and
this is a time when you show that you're strong and you're a strong community. >> yep. >> reporter: god bless and thank you for being here with us. >> thank you. >> reporter: good luck going forward. michaela, there's a lot of other news. we'll give it back to you in new york. >> such emotion there. let them know we're certainly thinking of them and sending our prayers as well. let's update you on the latest news. investigators are trying to find the source of a carbon monday o monday oxide leak after two miners were killed. an explosion has been ruled out as an immediate cause. the mine which produced silver from 1876 well into the 1940s began operating once again in february but it is now closed as authorities investigate. take a look at this video the most up close look of typhoon haiyan hitting the philippines. look at the surge, sending water rushing in overcoming a house. it was filmed by an aide worker last friday from the roof of a boarding house. we want to show you this extraordinary video of the damage, it is simply staggering,
taken by a drone showing a bird's-eye view of all of that destruction caused by the typhoon in tacloban. a senate showdown is expected this week over a military sexual assault bill that has divided both republicans and democrats. senator kirsten gillibrand's proposal gives rape and sexual assault victims for prosecuting attackers. commanders should be accountable for doling out punishment. this morning, two north carolina foster parents are behind bars after police make a horrifying discovery at their home. dorian lee harper, wanda sue larson, one a nurse the other a social service worker are facing charges after an 11-year-old boy was found hand cuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck. four other children who lived in the home were placed in the custody of social services. the cheney sisters trading
jabs over same-sex jabs. mary cheney telling her sister liz she's "on the wrong side of history" on the issue. she was responding to the interview liz cheney believes in the traditional definition of marriage. liz cheney is vying for the gop senate nomination in wyoming. one of those situations where you think okay, if this is happening out there in public, what's happening behind the scenes? >> definitely going to become a centerpiece of the campaign. coming up next on "new day" his power is being stripped piece by piece, the toronto mayor rob ford talks to cnn in his first face-to-face interview, that's ahead. angie's list definitely saves me time and money. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today.
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welcome back to "new day" everyone. his behavior is described as wild, irrational, bizarre, pick thee adjective. toronto mayor rob ford is meeting with the city council, seeking to strip him of the remaining powers he has left. he remains optimistic. bill weir got the first face-to-face with the mayor. what do you make of all this? how did this come about? >> how was your weekend. i hung out in the toronto housing project with the ford brothers. friday night doug ford, the brother on "ac 360" and he said i want to you come up here after we've won the re-election next year. i said i'd love to visit your ward and meet your supporters. he said done.
called my bluff, less than 18 hours later i found myself in a toronto housing project, listening to a rob ford rant. >> come on. >> reporter: that's semantics. >> typical media. >> reporter: a lot of people are worried about rob ford these days, worried that he'll never leave office or that his appetites will kill him but you know who's not worried, rob ford. >> i'm not an addict. why go see an addict if i'm not an addict. i'm not an alcoholic, i'm not a drug addict. >> reporter: in the heart of ford nation they believe him. >> people get set up, too. >> reporter: you think he might have been set up. >> yes. >> reporter: he admitted to smoking crack. >> maybe he just get fed up with everything. >> reporter: have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years? >> reporter: sure he may be a pa ryia on the floor of city council and a punk-line on "saturday night live." >> whoa! that's a lotta crack! >> reporter: out in the suburban
public housing project he is, no pun intended, a rock star. see he may be a slash and burn fiscal conservative downtown but out here, they say he's the bleeding heart they call when the eviction notice comes. >> everyone keeps saying rob's a conservative. he's a huge, massive social liberal. he loves obama. >> reporter: councilor doug ford invited us here and when his little brother showed up we saw why. almost everyone was thrilled to see him. >> these folks love you. >> reporter: you realize how you're perceived around the rest of the country, around the rest of the continent? >> they can make fun at me and laugh at me all they want. they don't know rob ford. these people know me, known me -- i was born and raised here. >> reporter: why did you decide to finally admit that you had smoked crack? >> i'm not going to run around and be phony and you know, lie and i'm not going to have someone try to blackmail me and say they've got videos of this. >> reporter: you did deny it for months. >> you don't trust the "toronto star. quigs i had enough.
i was sick of the allegations and the [ bleep ], excuse me, sorry, i shouldn't swear in front of the kids. you know what? i make mistakes. i drank too much, i smoked some crack sometimes. i made a mistake, i'm human. >> reporter: can't you see why some would question your judgment? >> just lie about it. >> reporter: just that you would do it in the first place. >> no i didn't say that. you're absolutely wrong. they said do you smoke crack and are you a crack addict? no, i don't smoke crack and i'm not a crack addict. have i? yes, i have. so that's what i did. i don't smoke crack. i haven't smoked crack in over a year but did i? come on. >> reporter: that's semantics, mayor. come on. >> typical media, you're all cut from the same cloth. >> reporter: no. >> you can spin it every way you want. >> reporter: at this point doug tries to calm his brother, which as we've seen ain't easy. >> when you come and accuse me of being a crack addict, and saying do you smoke crack? no, i don't.
have i? yes. i don't like people attacking my integrity. >> reporter: couldn't you be even more effective if you were a little healthier? >> i'm trying to lose some weight, working out. i'm not perfect. >> reporter: why not see an addiction specialist. >> i'm not an addict. you guys can spin it and tell me whatever you want. you ever got drunk before? >> reporter: of course. >> sure. >> you i'm not running the city. >> this is the thing i don't look at myself as the mayor. i look at myself as a normal, regular person. >> it's not going to be about us. >> that's enough, so guys, i'm sorry. >> reporter: one more question, this is the one that really gets it for me. i know a lot of people who would party their brains out but they're parents. i'm sure you're insulating your children from what's going on now? >> absolutely, i'm the best father around. >> reporter: there's going to come a day when they google their dad. >> absolutely and i'll explain what they're hearing. i'm straightforward with my
kids. i don't walk away. all of the rich elitist people i'm sick of them. they're perfect. they don't do nothing. get out of here they don't do nothing. they're the biggest crooks around. >> that's why they want to get richer. >> oh, yeah, we support you mayor ford. we love you. >> yeah. any report eer who has ever covered politics and complain that candidates are way too media managed and predictable, it's not all the time with the fords. >> any time they start blame the media and say you didn't ask the right question you know they're generally on the wrong side of the story. you spent time with him and he would argue people are taking him in sound bites. what is your big takeaway spending time with rob ford? >> he is a talented politician. what was so interesting he got aggravated because we were challenging him obviously. he wanders off, his brother was trying to broker a friendship, these are good guys, he was trying to set, obviously he had
us there around his supporters trying to start to rehabilitate the image, yeah he did. once he got over his outburst, he hung out, talked about football, talked about the fact that charlie sheen wants him to come to california, shoots the breeze and his brother says he is the best retail politician in the country and it's hard to argue with that, but, and what's interesting is the more we question his judgment, the more we wonder about what other skeletons are coming out, the more he can say see, liberal' leytes! they're all against us! they're all part of the establishment, our hate only makes him stronger, to clip something from "star wars." >> the two brothers are supposed to start a tv show furthering what they had going on the radio a while ago. this is a good cop/bad cop routine it's seeming. >> it really is. doug says i think my brother should take some time off and let things blow over and at the
same time they agree to do this deal with sun media in toronto, their version of fox news and in fact, they premiered just last night, here is a little taste of what that "ford brothers" look like. >> i'll do a drug test, alcohol test right now and i put a motion forward that every councilor do it, too. i know people party on the side. i know lawyers, doctors, everybody has a good time. >> who else has done it, anybody else? >> i'm not going to name names. >> but your name is out there, why not? >> see who comes forward and who doesn't. >> they were really playing that hypocrite card and here's what's interesting, not only do they have a plan for survival but doug ford was describing his plan to totally annihilate everyone on the city council politically. they'll find other rob and doug fords, members of the ford nation, true fiscal conservatives do the same thing and try to unseat everybody in city hall. >> in the meantime the city council is meeting to strip rob ford of more and more of his powers.
what does he say? he basically after today likely will have no power as mayor. he'll just have the title. >> and their excuse for that is the mayor of toronto is not like the mayor of chicago or new york. he's just one member of 45 councilors. he never really had all that much power to begin with. nothing gets done with the people. plenty of votes 44-1, rob ford was that dissenter so again they just think there are more poor people than rich people, power is with them and they're doubling down. they're not going anywhere. >> he definitely does not look like he's going anywhere unless he's forced out. >> what a bizarre scenario. >> thanks, bill, amazing interview. nice job. for more, you can see all of bill weir's interview with rob and doug ford tonight on "ac 360 xwgs 360" at 8:00 p.m. eastern. do not want to miss that. still ahead on "new day" an unexpected birth control connection, a new study exposing why being on the pill may be bad for your eyesight in the long run.
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welcome back to "new day." we're updating the total of reported tornadoes to 68. now that number is down, i've been using an 80 number this morning, but that's because some of these were events witnessed in multiple places but doesn't matter the number, the impact is there, this unique mix of hot air, cold air and wind, by the time it was over, towns and neighborhoods were a shelf their former selves. look at the aerial images over
new minden, illinois. as the sun comes up we get a new look, where an ef4 tornado is said to have blown through. what began the weekend as homes and infrastructure now just litters the area, nothing more than debris as you can see even from that height, and in all there were dozens injured, six is the death toll. just because there's not loss of life doesn't mean there isn't loss. there is incredible loss all through the midwest. i want to bring in illinois congressman aaron shock. he's a republican representative from the 18th district, some of the hardest hit areas including washington and peoria. we are in washington this morning. thank you for taking the time. >> good morning. >> reporter: this is the least of the exposure you've had. you've been walking and seeing what's out there. >> it's amazing. pi came over yesterday right after it hit and we're standing in neighborhoods that literally the only thing left is the
pavement, not a single structure, not a single light post, the homes are completely vacuumed up and standing there talking to people who are just da dazed and confused in shock they woke up in the morning and their house is gone now. to your point just because there hasn't been loss of life doesn't mean there hasn't been loss and these people have lost everything. >> reporter: just look behind us. as you well know this isn't the worst. >> this is actually, this is obviously destroyed, but there's still remnants here. i can take to you parts of town where there's nothing left, not even a tree left, and you know, people have lost everything, and winter is coming and so you know, they don't have food, they don't have clothing, they don't have, you know, their vehicles. >> reporter: they have each other. >> they have each other. >> reporter: that's a unique asset in this community. >> this community, these towns that have been hit they're communities of faith, they're
communities with a great sense of community, and they're pulling together. the first phone call i got yesterday was from caterpillar saying hey where do you want trucks and bull dolesers? we'll help with cleanup. the red cross was on the ground yesterday, the church communities are coming out with food and the basic necessities, but it's going to take some time to put their lives back together. >> reporter: early analysis you okay with the warning system? was this just a natural surprise, did people get the warning they were supposed to get? >> i think the reason there was only one loss of life in a community like this was because of the emergency response or the emergency warning system. i live in peoria, and my phone was alerting, giving me the flood or the tornado warning system on my phone, which i was surprised i was getting it and as i talked to neighbors and i said, you know, how did you know this was coming, the sirens were going, our cell phones were
going off, and one neighbor amazingly came outside, saw his neighbor across the street mowing the lawn with his headset on, and went over luckily and said hey there's a tornado coming, get in the basement. so neighbor after neighbor was looking out for each other. the warning systems worked and i think that's why, despite the disaster you see that there was minimal loss of life. >> reporter: help me understand perspective that i've been hearing from people. i know it's a prayerful community and i know it's a spiritual place but to have perspective when something like this happens isn't easy. we tell the stories of it like it's easy. well you've lost everything but you have your life. easy to say, tough to life but i hear it time and time again. >> i think these are people who in many respects keep what's important, keep in perspective what's important, and you know, washington is a blessed community in the sense that you know, they've got a lot going for them, a lot of these are
very nice homes, and yet they don't really care that they've lost that right now because they know they've got their kids, their spouse, their neighbors. this was a community two days ago i was in, saturday night they were celebrating, they played a football game, literally a half mile from here and their football team won their state playoffs. and this community has been in, you know, a voiious mood and then the next day, 24 hours later, completely wiped out. >> reporter: one of the fastest growing communities and i think that we're all talking message and metaphor this morning with how they're making it through. this is is no small irony, washington, illinois is sending a message that should be heard all over the country, these people had the perspective what matters, they want to help each other and that they can make it through anything because they believe in something bigger than themselves. >> exactly. amen. i'll take that message back to the other washington. >> reporter: right here, something that's so good for all of us, you've been walking the
community. >> thanks for being here and helping get the message out. >> reporter: it's important having you on "new day" to get the message out. we'll keep this community in focus as we go through the holidays. this isn't over today when the media leaves. thank you, representative, appreciate it. we're going to take a break now on "new day," when we come back, we're going to tell you a little bit more about what's going on here and kate i'll give it to you in new york to say what else is coming on the show. >> growing up in the midwest, you're always living with that threat but when you see the devastation how quickly it can hit you never can prepare. we're going to take a break, next up taking a birth control pill may hurt your eyes. you wonder what the connection is. we'll tell you about a new study and what you need to know. also a year after the 2012 election, ann romney is telling it all, she shares her family's stories, recipes and political views, that's coming up, too. ♪
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welcome back to "new day." a new study finds a surprising connection between the birth control pill and glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. it could have big implications for many women around the floeb. elizabeth cohen joins us now to talk about this. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk about how significant the connection between the pill and glaucoma is and what the explanation behind all of it is. >> the connection was significant. they found that women taking the pill for three years or more -- >> only three years. >> -- were twice as likely to get glaucoma. that's significant.
big picture if you're on the pill you are unlikely to get glaucoma but the study says you're twice as likely to get it compared to if you weren't on the pill. >> this matters to so many people, so many women aren't on the birth control pill. >> four out of five sexually active women have been on the pill. you usually don't do on it for a matter of months. you're on it for years and years. the researchers said let's study it, there's a known connection between hormones and glaucoma. assest gen goes down glaucoma rates go up and the pill makes yourest gen go down so it makes sense. >> so is the suggestion we stop taking the pill or what is the advice? >> absolutely not. i know millions of women who are on the pill listening to me, don't stop taking the pill. you want to think about something that one of the study researchers said. he said maybe women who are on the pill should be screened vigilantly for glaucoma, maybe you should talk to your doctor about that. if hearing this news makes you
nervous, then you can think about another method of birth control. lot of women take the pill but there are other methods that you can use. this is a study so it's not the last word but the author who did this study felt strongly enough about it that he suggested screening women or being vigilant about screening women for glaucoma if they're on the pill. >> this is one study but this is sure to make waves. >> absolutely, doctors prescribing the pill will stop and think do i need to talk to my patient about her glaucoma risk. >> talk to your physician is the best advice. elizabeth cohen thank you for alerting us. coming up next on "new day," our candid chat with ann romney and why her new cookbook serves up much more than just recipes. was a truly amazing day. he was a matted mess in a small cage. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley.
welcome back to "new day." after the last election cycle she may be one of the most recognizable women in america. ann romney is the author of "the romney family table: sharing home cooked recipes and favorite traditions." i got the chance to sit down with mrs. romney and talk about the new book and also get a perspective on what's going on in politics today. mrs. romney, it's great to see you. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> i'm looking through this cookbook. do i call it a cookbook or a book? >> it's both. it started out as a cookbook and ended up as a book. >> how did that evolve? >> i started putting the recipes together and there were stories with them and stories about the
stories and it was like how do you raise a family, what are the things important in raising children, how do we establish traditions. there's great recipes in there and also life lessons in there. >> i thought a great anecdote talking about making pancakes and you talked about making pancaking the morning after the election loss for the secret service that had been with you along the way. why did you make those pancakes? >> it's a comfort food and we needed comfort. any time i cook i cook as an expression of me, love and including in people and our secret service team both my husband' detail, my detail had become enormously close friends of ours and we loved them and it was just a sad moment, it was sad. there was parting so for me it was like what do i do? i got to get in the kitchen and cook. that's how i express that part of my life and how i include people and so for me, those guys
and gals are part of my life forever now. >> time often offers some much needed perspective. there has been some time that passed from the election. what perspective have you gained on the race, on the campaign, and all of that in. >> well you know, it was disappointing. it's now frustrating for me because i know what an extraordinary executive my husband is. he would have been a wonderful president, so it's frustration for me to see all this going on right now, and know what would have been different if he had been there, but the other thing is, is that people cannot forget, right now we're talking about all these people that are losing their coverage. what i learned by being on the trail was the individual lives. these are real people, real lives. you get that opportunity when you're on the campaign trail of touching people's lives in a way that you can't imagine that comes very personal to you so for me, now, i understand and i reach out to those people that are really confused and they're really suffering and they're wondering what's going to happen
next and you know, who's telling the truth? it's like wait a minute, we were told we could keep our coverage and it's like now they've been taken away and they have nothing to replace it with. >> what do you make when the white house or anyone makes the connection between president obama's health care law and in are mitt romney's health care in massachusetts in. >> it was i think in all things we all try to improve people's lives and i know when mitt was working with health care he was very concerned about people that were, didn't have coverage who had preexisting conditions. for him it was important that people would be able to have coverage. he has also felt all along that a president's approach would not work, that his was very much designed just for the state of massachusetts. we didn't have that many uninsured that if they tried to implement his program across the country it would not work and he also -- i'm sure there's implementation problems right now. maybe they'll get that fixed but
he really believes the whole structure is flawed and it will not be effective. >> when you go to having your life, living your life in the spotlight for so many years, then you get to go back to whatever can feel like normal after it, you see kind of the bitter partisan politics, the state of play in washington right now. do you ever have a moment when you think, phew, i'm glad we're not in the white house? >> no, i would love to be there. i think there are so many moments that are -- but again what is, elections have consequences and here we are. >> of course. >> but it's -- no, i just, i really would like to be there. i'd like to see mitt there, and there's so many things i would like to have seen being addressed right now, mostly the economy, and i know that we're talking about health care right now but there's a lot of people that are still out of work and so i really believe mitt would have been very effective as a president. >> i still sense your call to service when we're talking right now. would you ever think of, would you ever, if governor romney
wanted to run again, would you support him on it or would you advise him, we're okay? >> i feel like we've had our turn. i feel like we did our best. we had our turn. we gave it our all. i believed in it completely, i believed in my husband completely and now i feel like it's time to pass the baton on to someone else and so i'm feeling that way in a lot of things. i'm looking at my children and i'm thinking they've got to step up. other generation has to now step up and take over and there's a lot of work, good things that need to be done so we'll see. i mean, i always -- you never rule out everything completely. >> you never know. >> you never know but really i don't believe that we'll have that opportunity again. >> it's a pleasure to see you and you look well rested. "the romney family table" and important to note that all proceeds from this book go to support neurological research. >> very important to me. >> you look well and hope you're
feeling well. it's a pleasure to see you. >> thank you. >> very interesting conversation. this is someone who we talked from recipes having to do with fluffernutter to politics of the day. the woman can talk about a lot. she shares about follow ticks and her family. >> i appreciate she said it's the next generation's turn. >> who would she like to see run in 2016, paul ryan, chris christie, jeb bush. she's plugged in. the big story we've been talking about all morning, coming up the resilient spirit of people definite tated by the tornadoes shall that's part of our good stuff this morning, right after the break. e announc] celebrate every win with nicoderm cq, the unique patch with time release smartcontrol technology that helps prevent the urge to smoke all day long. help prevent your cravings with nicoderm cq.
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today we're bringing you the good stuff from washington, illinois, because even in all this destruction, the good stuff has emerged. take steve bucher. he lost everything except his sense of humor. take a listen. >> i found out god has a sense of humor. >> reporter: because of the glasses on the bar? >> no, because my wallet was upstairs in the bathroom, and of course everything was gone. gentleman came by, we're sorting through some stuff and he said well anything in particular? i said if i could find my wallet, that would be great. he flipped some stuff over and said here's your wallet. i had several hundred dollars in my wallet. i opened it up, god left me $1. >> reporter: there was $1 left? >> $1 left in the wallet. >> reporter: now he said he had several hundred dollars in there, to him it was a message that possessions are just temporary. they're only borrowed. what matters really is that he and his wife made it through, so thank you, steve bucher, for
dpi giving us a lesson what the good stuff is about. lot of need going forward so we'll stick with them. >> and a lot of hope, too, which is great. thanks for sharing that smile with him as well. >> an amazing amount of perspective. that's all for it today. time for "newsroom" with john berman and christine romans. >> the ability to smile through something like this, that is strength, that is character. >> some amazing interviews with chris. thanks guys, "newsroom" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> good morning, everybody. i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. carol costello has the day off today. rare, deadly, devastating, that's how many are referring to yesterday's tornadoes. the national weather service sending out three teams today to survey the damage from the unusual, unusual late season
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