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good morning, america. breaking right now, the strongest storm to hit the u.s. in more than a decade. dumping even more torrential rain overnight. flooding already devastated houston. >> i first noticed the water was up over the curb and within two hours we had water in the house. >> catastrophic and historic floods submerge one of the largest cities in the country. dangerous waters still rising. desperate calls for help overnight. thousands still trapped, many on 911 centers overwhelmed. thousands still trapped, many on rooftops. >> get people here now before they die. >> people from all over rushing to help, going door to door to save their neighbors. >> we all came out to help these people in danger. >> we are there as volunteers jump into action. >> there's definitely more than two feet in this house, maybe three feet of water. >> more national guard rescue teams arriving overnight.
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new evacuations just ordered. more days of flooding rains ahead, the worst far from over. lives hanging in the balance. the race against time right now. >> announcer: this a special edition of "good morning america," disaster in texas, flooding catastrophe. good morning to our viewers in the west. you're looking live at a neighborhood in texas. the rain still coming down. >> it's far from over. >> more than 2,000 rescues in the houston area. many residents still stranded. this shows flood victims waiting to be rescued. >> take a look at some of these before and after images, truly stunning. this is the interstate before harvey and just a few hours later look at that. the rising water almost all the way up to that sign and then take a look at the runway at
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hobby airport before and now it is completely under water. >> here's what we know this morning. at least five deaths so far have been blamed on the storm. up to 50 inches of rainfall in the storm zone. fema has been deployed to to the scene. the governor expects to have a thousand more national guard today. >> we have team coverage across the storm zone in southern texas this morning. first let's head straight to tom llamas in another neighborhood in houston with some of those remarkable rescues that have been going on. people in the area, the neighbors actually taken to their own boats to save some of these people. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: amy, good morning. this rain just won't stop. take a look at this it all builds up right here. this is hampering the search and rescue effort right now. teams from all over the current have poured in houston to help out. 50% of the coast guard helicopter fleet is on the
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ground trying to rescue people. and other people as well. regular citizens are going deep into these neighborhoods that are flooded out rescuing their fellow neighbors. this morning, houston families trying to stay above water. so many piling into canoes. rafts and rescue baskets. standing on roofs waving, yelling, anything to escape the relentless rain and rising water. producer joe gleason from ktrk broadcasting live as the water inside his home grew from a few puddles to several feet of sludge. >> when it started coming in, it was just -- it was just, you know, a couple of puddles here and then it got to be more and then more and then we just said, you know what, let's just get safe. >> reporter: this traffic cam capturing rescuers pulling up alongside a sinking truck. the driver gripping onto the side desperately trying to hold on. they carry him to safety. the national weather service
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predicting some areas here will see 50 inches of rain. and another danger in the sky, the threat of tornadoes. among those most at risk, the elderly. this heartbreaking image of a group of senior citizens trapped in an assisted living facility. the water up to their waists, some in wheelchairs. and this little girl on a ventilator trapped with no power in a flooded home. sleeping alongside her brother on a kitchen countertop. >> some older people that really needed to get medical attention and they're trying to convince them the best thing to get them out. >> reporter: that's george jackson. he and his brother alex are now part of houston's citizen navy. they showed us how they're taking it upon themselves to rescue neighbors. >> some of the areas we can't see if it's a foot or ten feet. >> reporter: the road in their neighborhood now canals. >> look at that car. it's almost completely underwater. look at these waves as they're coming in. we told them about a woman we
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heard was trapped. all we had was her name, yvette, and a possible address. but that's all they needed. >> there are six people. there's like multiple dogs and cats. >> reporter: the home completely under water. >> there's definitely more than two feet in this house. maybe almost three feet. >> reporter: the homeowner emotional at the sign of help. >> i'm going to start crying. >> it's all right. i see your house. >> i know. we're fine, we're okay. we're just really ready to get out. >> reporter: then yvette who had put out her sos on social media emerged. >> hi, how are you? >> tom llamas from abc news. >> thank you so much. thank you so much. >> reporter: both women telling us how quickly the water started building. >> it came at 5:30. before you know it. it's a foot then two feet and it just -- it envelopes a house like you can not imagine. >> reporter: outside they head for the boats with their dogs,
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cats, even birds, and meet the men who just saved them all. >> jackson brother, hello, thank you very much. how many people have you rescued today? >> a lot. >> reporter: the jackson brothers have made more than 30 rescues saving around 100 people so far and they tell us they're just getting started. >> thank you. >> reporter: the jackson brothers are some real heroes, all those families got out safely. as for those senior citizens they were rescued by helicopter we're told they're doing okay this morning. and as for that little girl who was on the ventilator she and her family also was rescued by helicopter. she and her family and, george, get this, her name is miracle. back to you. >> that is very apt. tom, thanks very much. ginger zee, right now on point throughout the weekend and, give us a sense of what we can expect right now. >> right now houston does not have rain on top of it. some scattered showers southwest of it, but tropical storm harvey is still rotating and you can see those outer bands and that's going to be the issue. this thing has not budged over
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the weekend, and it won't budge much the next two to four days. so let me take you through it. you saw that tornado watch that extends into central louisiana, beaumont, liberty, and lake charles and houston, just because you're not raining now doesn't mean you're not raining later. we have flash flood watches and warnings to austin, lufkin too, and the track takes it back to the gulf. we still see circulating feeding off that unlimited moisture of the gulf of mexico and the heat, and then perhaps making a third landfall in galveston, or close to galveston as it moves up, we will still see bands of rain around this thing that could drop another 15 to 25 inches of rain. i stopped it there 6:00 a.m. tuesday just to give you an indication how long we're talking about it. a lot will be east but still 6 to 12 in houston. amy. >> ginger, thank you. joining us now is wendy waterman. she is currently in a home with at least perhaps more than 20 other survivors who have weathered this storm altogether there. they're in the dark and, wendy,
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i want to first ask you, how you're holding up and how are you doing? >> we are doing good, fortunately, for these wonderful people here that have taken us in. their house has not flooded. we don't have any water inside the house so we're doing good. >> tell me what happened when the floodwaters started to rise. what did you do? >> i was at my grandmother's house and the house in back of us and she is 93 years old and, you know, of course, being that age she didn't want to evacuate right away and then my aunt was there too and she said, no, you've got to get your pills. we've got to go and they have a hole cutout in the fence that joins their houses, so we got our 93-year-old grandmother, we brought her through the hole and these lovely people took us in. >> how many people are in that house with you all? >> we have about 20. ranging from age from 7 to 96. all different abilities and we're just trying to make things work.
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>> you have no power right now? >> we don't have any power. >> wow, and what about water? are you all safe from the water? you're high enough up and what have you seen out around you at least as things were really deteriorating yesterday? >> the whole neighborhood is inundated with water. we have no access on either ends of the street. there's several feet of water, maybe ten feet or more of water. it goes up to the tops of the -- sorry, the bottoms of the stop signs. >> and you know, we've seen people rescuing neighbors on boats, we've seen the coast guard constantly fly over. they were rescuing people for hours yesterday and there were helicopters everywhere. it was an amazing sight to see. >> i mean, so incredibly frightening, and i know houston is an area that is used to seeing a lot of rain but can you compare what this has been like over the last 24 hours to anything else you've ever seen
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or witnessed? >> never. simply because we only had i'd say two hours of rain and then all of a sudden the roads were -- the roads were filled with water. then it stopped for awhile. rain came again. and then it was up to our doors. so it was so quick. thank goodness we had a warning and people predicted it so people were prepared but you never are prepared when it comes that quickly. and some people thought they'd get out when it gets worse but people didn't. >> and water has never really even come up our lawn before and it was basically at our door today. we have neighbors who have been in their homes for 51 years and they said they've never flooded. this time not only did they flood they got feet of water in their house. >> wow, well, thank goodness for the kindness of neighbors and you are all there together helping one another. it's one of the bright spots of an otherwise horrible situation. thank you all for joining us and we wish you the best of luck. >> thank you so much.
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thank you. >> so many stories just like that going on right now as we speak. people hunkered down together. >> so encouraging to see them reach out and help one another. want to go to our senior meteorologist rob marciano. he is just outside of houston. we just saw, rob, people have never seen anything like this but houston is prone to flooding. >> yeah, george, houston is no stranger to flooding. for one thing it's the fourth largest city in america so the sheer size of it contributes to why it floods so much. houston defines urban sprawl. we are 40 miles outside of the city. just on the other side of this road you have a massive shopping center. and a lot of concrete. that does not absorb water so that all flows into small bayous and creeks. this was a small creek yesterday that tried to get underneath this roadway but the culvert could not handle the pressure, the volume of the water so a huge sinkhole.
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those rivers will drain painfully slow into the gulf of mexico. many will be over their banks next week. now that harvey is back over the water the winds are starting to pick up as well. a remarkable, remarkable storm unfortunately. george. >> that's tough to watch. >> it certainly is. and we want to thank rob for all of his incredible reporting and many of those flooding victims as the rain is still coming down evacuated their homes. they sought shelter at the houston convention center, lining up overnight just to get some dry clothes. abc's victor oquendo's there with the latest on what's happened there this morning. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. after they leave their homes this is the first room they come to inside the convention center for the dry clothes, the food and the water. more than 2500 people have already come through here. a lot of them are actually in a separate area with cots finally getting some much-needed rest as the red cross puts it, this is
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their home now, so you can think of this area as their living room. we were here, we watched as people came in in droves. so many of them being dropped off on the back of city dump trucks taking with them only what they could carry. the red cross says they're set up here inside the convention center to take as many as 5,000 people. they're halfway there and with more evacuations, more rain in the forecast, they're expecting the numbers here to grow. they show up hungry, tired, some in need of medical attention, some with pets. they're in a separate area for them. the red cross says they will be here for as long as they're needed. amy. >> so many incredible volunteers throughout this catastrophe. victor oquendo, thank you. george. >> thanks, amy. we're joined now by the houston police chief art acevedo. thanks for joining us. i know how much you're dealing with and i know you've been out there trying to rescue people trapped in those floodwaters. give us a sense of what you're seeing and what you're dealing with. >> well, i mean, we're seeing really widespread flooding that we haven't seen here in a while
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and so far we've rescued or actually completed 2,000 rescue missions. i'm happy to report we're down to about 215, 220 folks that are still waiting for rescues or locations and so we've made some great progress and we just are really grateful that despite the power of this storm we haven't had more loss of life. >> you only have a couple hundred left to be rescued. how long is that going to take? >> i'm hoping that as soon as this sun comes up or some daylight comes up that it's a couple hundred more rescue missions so we're hopeful that we'll be able to get that done at some time today before the sun goes down. >> you have all the boats, all the vehicles you need? >> i think by the time this day is over, we'll be able to get it done and we're going to be able to finish these rescue missions that have been so heart-wrenching for our officers. i've had officers tear up thinking about the things they've seen with these little children in the middle of the night in such fear and five feet, four, five feet of water
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being rescued by our police officers and it's just been a heck of a few days for us. >> what's your advice to people out there who may still be waiting to be rescued? >> just hunker down. hold tight. we hear you. we feel you. believe me, but when you think about just the numbers that we've been dealing with, we have to do it safely. we want to make sure that, when we get you, we get you out safely and that we don't hurt you during or you get hurt during the rescue operations. so we know where you're at, know that we're coming. and this morning, sometime today everybody should be recovered. >> even after the rescues, you'll be dealing with the fallout from this for days, weeks, even months. what's your biggest concern going forward? >> well, you know, the biggest concern sometimes is when people are out of their hopes and businesses and people think they can loot. we've already arrested a handful of looters but we've made it real clear to our community we're going to do whatever it takes to protect their homes, their businesses, and when we will come from the outside
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of houston, texas, know we'll be out in the city and we won't rest until people restore their lives. >> chief, thank you for your good work. appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you, guys. president trump is expected to head to texas tomorrow. conditions permitting. it's been getting disaster briefings at camp david and the white house, on twitter with updates, and our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega is at the white house with more on the president's response. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is the first major natural disaster this president is facing as you said, he was at camp david this weekend and the white house released photos of the president monitoring hurricane harvey from there. you could see him video teleconferencing with his cabinet and the president also issued a number of tweets over the weekend. one of them saying the spirit of the people is incredible but some of those tweets, i've got to tell you, did spark controversy as they hit on topics other than the storm like promoting a book for an ally of president trump, a controversial ally. the federal response has received early praise from texas' governor greg abbott but
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details of this trip, the president's trip tomorrow to texas is unclear at this point, exactly where he will go. the white house says the president does not want to get in the way of the rescue efforts that are under way right now. we're not expecting him to go to the heart of those floods there in texas but a big test for the presidency. >> most controversial tweet around 10:00 p.m. friday as the hurricane was coming in, the president decided to make his first pardon, sheriff joe arpaio out of arizona, drawing a lot of criticism. >> that's right. this tweet came right as the storm was barreling at texas, george, on friday evening. now, of course, this is the former sheriff there in arizona who was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile latinos suspected of being undocumented. the president facing a lot of criticism even from republicans. >> including the speaker of the house paul ryan. and george, we know that harvey is impacting so much across the country, including air travel. hundreds of passengers stranded at houston's two busiest
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airports on sunday with roads to both airports underwater. southwest airlines was able to evacuate. many of them to dallas but overall more than 1500 flights have been canceled. houston's hobby airport is closed until at least wednesday. and officials say bush intercontinental airport could re-open today depending on whether there's transportation access and available staffing at this point. united airlines has been hit very hard by this storm with 18% of its flights canceled. so let's turn back now to ginger with the very latest on this historic rainfall in that area. >> and beyond the rainfall, amy, 50,000 homes have been asked for mandatory evacuation by 4:00 p.m. because even when the rain slows down the rivers, the creeks they all and bayous start to fill up. the select cities brought to you by sprint now.
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welcome back to "gma." you're looking at new images from devastation in houston this morning. look at that car submerged when a road became a river. >> it is just incredible, the images coming in from a drone above houston. thousands of homes, you can see right there, flooded by this historic rainfall. more than 2,000 rescues have already happened and at the height of all of those rescues, take a look at this highway turned into a waterway. kayaks and motorboats the only means of transportation. >> just unbelievable. we talked to the police chief. he said there's still 200 people waiting to be rescued. right now, we want to go to eva pilgrim is in houston. looking at those concerns over toxic water this morning, and, eva, what is in that water? >> reporter: george, rising floodwaters are creating a toxic
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soup of sort. sewage and other chemicals are seepg into the water. this water is very murky. not exactly anything you want to be in and those rising floods also displacing wildlife. let me show you this guy over here. these are crawfish. remember, this is a bayou that's flooding. that's the crawfish, the snakes and the alligators. you'll notice i'm not standing very far in the water. that's because an alligator was spotted here. a woman got this video of a alligator creeping around in her backyard. wildfire officials say these animals are just trying to get to higher ground, trying to stay safe. because of everything in the water right now, they have issued a public health emergency now.
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>> we'll talk to jen ashton about that. eva, thanks very much. thousands of emergency responders and national guard troops we know have been working tirelessly in the houston area to help people but one civilian took matters into his own hand rescuing neighbors with his nephew's boat and abe minor is joining us now from friendswood, texas. thank you for all you've done and want to know how you and your family are doing this morning yourselves. >> you're welcome and thank you for asking about my family. my family is doing great. the water subsided and we're just coping right now. i think everybody is just taking in the magnitude of what just happened yesterday. so we're still going to be dealing with it today and apparently for four more additional days. >> yeah, it's unthinkable when you imagine what you went through in the last 24 hours and i want to take everyone back to that moment. you started out to rescue your wife's friends but it got a lot bigger. tell me what happened. >> wow.
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you know, she woke me up in the morning. she says, hey, you know what, my friend p.j., him and his family are stranded. go get the john boat and go with him and rescue his family. it's only a couple blocks over. so i'm thinking, okay, no problem. we go and get the john boat. we load it up in the truck and then the water was too deep for the truck to continue. so we had to go by boat from there on. it's only a couple blocks over. i'm like, how can this be? this block was knee-deep and the next was chest deep and the block near their house was up to my neck and shoulders so it was amazing and we got to the house. p.j.'s family has -- there's a husband, a wife and four kids and one of them is an infant and the kids, they readily jumped out in the boat. they had their little life jackets on and was cute and then the mom and dad came out with the baby and that was surreal.
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that was a real tearjerker. >> in total how many people did you rescue yesterday, abe? >> the interesting part was that as we're trying to go back home, me and p.j. because, you know, you're fatigued from mauling through the water and swimming and just the anxiety of it all and people were screaming out, help, help, help. you know, we'll come back for you, we'll come back for you. one turned to two, two turned to three. three turned to four. next thing you know there's 20 different people you've rescued along with their animals. >> that is just incredible. and i know that you are headed back out there today and we wish you the best because there are several hundred people we know still waiting to be rescued so thank goodness for people like you in the world, abe. thank you. >> absolutely. thank you. >> still smiling, still strong. >> he is, he is. >> good to see. we head to port aransas, texas. they got hit hard by harvey when it came ashore now bracing for
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another hit and matt gutman is there. >> reporter: and good morning, george. i want to walk through what's a literal path of destruction. this is category 4 damage that you're seeing here. this was a mobile home park. that storm lifting up these rvs. rattling them like they were a piggy bank, smashing them back down. the result, people's personal effects. this is a family bible. and children's clothing. the mayor choking up talking about this community, 100% damaged. you can see it in 360 degrees. some of the things make your brain skip a beat like this boat in the middle of the water. with alarms still blaring, overnight first responders kicking in doors. it's the desperate dash to rescue those still trapped in rockport. harvey slammed into the texas
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coast late friday as a cat 4 chewing up whole towns. these storm chasers yelping as a mass of debris clips them and in the light of day, the power of 130-mile-per-hour winds is laid bare, obliterating that entire block, check out this house. lifted up off its foundation, turned 90 degrees, slammed back down on the ground but what's most stunning is the scope of it all. 300,000 still without power here on the coast. >> a little bit here and it's not going to be easy. >> reporter: among the thousands displaced the weeks family, danielle is scheduled for a c-section tomorrow. they fled their home in port aransas to corpus christi and sat through the storm. and what about your home? >> we're pretty worried that we won't have a home to go back to. >> reporter: on saturday, they asked us to join them to see if their home survived. >> we're hoping for the best. >> reporter: but a police
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checkpoint blocked residents from going back. so we're going to go check this out for you. you're okay with that. >> yes. >> reporter: so we drove in, threading through the destruction. >> every building has a little bit. >> some damage. >> yes, it's that bad. >> reporter: we found the weeks mobile home park. you can tell why there was a mandatory evacuation order in this town. anybody who had been in this mobile home park would likely not have survived. and then we found their home. it was flipped over and gutted. overnight as they asked we showed them what's left. >> that's the baby's blanket that i was making for her. >> reporter: it is heartbreaking hearing the family talk about everything they lost. the mayor of this town doesn't want to come back to pick up their hair looms for at least another ten days. there's no power, no communications, the only way to communicate with the outside
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world is via satellite or driving 20 miles out of here and further complicating the recovery here. the mayor which said could last for years, the weather, it's ripping back here the remnants of hurricane harvey. george. >> what a zone that is. okay, matt gutman, thanks very much. >> further evidence of why evacuations are so necessary in these moments. coming up next, a lot more, the unfolding medical crisis in texas. hospitals under evacuation. the unprecedented storm putting the most vulnerable at risk when we come back. i no longer live with the uncertainties of hep c. wondering, what if? i let go of all those feelings. because i am cured with harvoni. harvoni is a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. it's been prescribed to more than a quarter million people.
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we are back with more on the flooding catastrophe in texas. just learning that more than 30,000 people are going to need shelter. that came from fema administrator brock long. >> this storm is putting the most vulnerable at risk, forcing hospitals to evacuate as well, and we're joined by dr. jennifer ashton to tell us what's happening right now in the hospitals, in the flood zone and then the major health issues that people may be facing from all of that toxic water sitting around so first let's begin with the hospitals. >> so by the numbers there are approximately 24 hospitals in houston proper, more if you count the surrounding areas. that represents thousands of patient beds that are in those hospitals, staff that in large
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measure can't get in or out, and most importantly, supplies that are delivered on a daily basis to hospitals, food and blood that cannot get to those hospitals. we have gotten reports that one hospital, ben taub general hospital has been ordered to evacuate by harris county. they've attempted to remove safely 17 or 18 patients who were on ventilatory support yesterday with the first attempt. they had to stop temporarily and turn around because they could not safely do that. they will attempt again today. so to be clear, this is an all hands on deck circumstance in every single hospital in houston. >> that's inside the hospitals. what about the rest of the city? >> i think the major medical story here is that there will be a significant exacerbation of anyone in the surrounding area with a chronic medical condition. so people needing dialysis, people with heart failure, with chronic respiratory conditions, these are patients who need care on a daily basis who will not be able to get that care. then we have to remember the everyday medical emergencies. imagine what your average er looks like, how many people are in there every single day.
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those people with heart attacks, going in to labor, with seizures cannot get to hospitals and then we have to remember there are hundreds of thousands of people potentially without electricity without food, without water. >> and, jen, i know you believe that this is just the beginning, that there is a massive health crisis looming. >> absolutely, no question. we have to remember with flooding brings mosquito-borne illness. that water is not clean. people will get lacerations and wounds that will become infected. diarrhea, dehydration, heat-related illness and, unfortunately, as always the poor and disadvantaged will be hardest hit so we're going to be on top of this. >> this is just beginning. jen ashton, thanks very much. coming up, the power of social media saving a lot of people trapped in their homes. we'll tell you how coming up.
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we are back now with the incredible power of social media. saving lives in the face of harvey. a community coming together when they are needed the most. many of the victims of hurricane katrina did not have that crucial outreach and paid a terrible price for it so in houston victims crying out for help on social media and then they receive it from their neighbors. >> everybody was pitching in. the owners and employees of one
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pool company said they went in with boats, kayaks and lifted trucks as they rescued many elderly and families. >> a citizen neighborly navy so to speak and there are still so many more need help this morning. this person in the buffalo bayou asking god for help. our tom llamas has more on this part of the story. >> reporter: here's the real story from the storm. so many people don't have power here and so many people are trapped. all they have it is the cell phone before it dies. they put out those sos messages on twitter, facebook. i got to tell you, i have covered a lot of hurricanes including hurricane sandy but i have never seen social media have such an impact when it comes to is search and rescue effort when it comes to houston. >> houston strong. take a look at this family. going on with their family despite the catastrophe
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county where houston is located was with more than 30 inches but anywhere you see in that bright white color, that was 25 inches or more. that is a large region in texas to be covered by 25 inches so why? that's the natural question. well, we were stuck between two high pressure systems, harvey is still stuck there and it's not going to get a big chance to move. the jet stream that's that is usually what steers the weather and it really won't be able to pick up harvey until late this week into early in the weekend so big story ahead and i'll have much more but first this was brought to you by bush's beans.
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a syáq'se of the scale. that's houston before the storm. and there are those same highways, maze of highways are just waterways. >> it's really remarkable to look at. how a storm manager has now become a hero, a local walmart taking in dozens of stranded evacuees left behind. he will join us live to share that incredible story of survival all there together. >> we have team coverage across the storm zone in southern texas. first back to tom llamas in houston where the water is ton ng. tom. >> reporter: gorge. decas going to start out by
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telling you this was a break in the rain with at the start of the broadcast, the rain started to again. the flood waters started to recede. still sections of this city ndmpletely swamped. you can only get there by oplecopter or by boat. k ght now, neighbors are really ave ing neighbors. etis morning, houston family u ies to stay above water. ys many piling into canoes, effts and rescue baskets, standing on roofs waving, yelling, anything tos escape the anding waters. this traffic cam capturing rescuers pulling up alongside a sinking truck. the driver gripping onto the side desperately trying to hold on. they carry him to safety. among those most at risk, the elderly. this heartbreaking image of a group of senior citizens trapped in an assisted living facility. the water up to their waist,
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some in wheelchairs. and this little girl on a ventilator trapped with no power in a flooded home sleeping alongside her brothers on a kitchen countertop. >> there's some older people that really need to get medical attention and we're trying to convince them the best thing is to get them out. >> reporter: the jackson brothers have made more than 30 rescues saving around 100 people so far and they tell us they're just getting started. >> thank you. >> reporter: the jackson brothers say they'll be back at it this morning even with all of this rain coming down. the numbers about rescues those are official numbers. there are still regular rescues brothe jackson brothers. the senior citizens trapped they were rescued by helicopter and the same with that little girl on the ventilator. >> so many emerging heroes in this storm, tom, thanks so much. fema is now estimating more than 30,000 people will need accommodations in shelters after
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this storm and our coverage continues now with senior meteorologist rob marciano, who is in rosenberg, texas, just outside of houston. what are you seeing there, rob? >> well, clearly, amy, the infrastructure here is being pushed to the brink. this now a big sinkhole. what used to be just a trickling stream that runs through a culvert underneath the road became a torrent yesterday and that culvert unable to handle that pressure so a huge sinkhole. this road just unraveling. on the other side of this road is a massive shopping mall, strip mall, parking lot, a lot of concrete in this area, and it all used to be farmland so that exacerbates the situation, all this water does not absorb into oundground anymore and it runs off and it raises these creeks and rivers quite quickly. f 're now getting word of a new search and rescue happening in richmond just to the town next door and across this town, in rosenberg, there is a bridge that they fear will fail so evacuations happening there. clearly the roads, the bridges and buildings, amy, can only take so much water. >> yeah, and certainly contributing to all of those rescue efforts, as well.
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we thank you so much for that. george. n matt gutman has been in the zone since the storm first hit friday night and he joins us again from port aransas on the texas coast. so much damage there, matt. >> reporter: and that damage, george, makes your brain skip a beat. boats in the middle of the street. check out this sea grass all the way up to the second story of that building. that's because the storm surge ghre was so high. now, the mayor of this community saying there is 100% damage here. he literally broke down in tears talking about this community and this -- what you're seeing here is an rv park. this is category 4 damage. these rvs, mobile homes lifted, thrown dozens of yards away from their foundation slammed down together. it's hard to tell where one begins and another ends and that mayor here saying this place is going to be uninhabitable for months. there are still gas leaks here, the weather is nasty. there are no communications. he's telling people they can't even come back here to get their precious heirlooms for another ten days.
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that's how dangerous it is still here. george. >> my goodness. could get hit again. >> yeah, and the weather is certainly not cooperating with any of those relief efforts so let's go back to ginger zee with new details on harvey's track. >> that's right, a terrible hudate from the hurricane center just at the hour. tropical storm harvey is now re-emerging into the gulf of mexico, we all know the gulf of mexico is very warm, full of fuel, and these are the pictures we've already seen. unfortunately, i think we could see these in many other places and show you exactly how. so, if the center is back here just south of bay city, it's re-emerging but outer bands are heavy and grabbing gulf moisture pouring on houston again but the heaviest of which is happening just north of beaumont and in lake charles at this hour. we're going to see southwest louisiana get in on a lot of this flash flood potential and, remember, i just heard this from he kis herzog, the ktrk morning meteorologist, he was saying creeks and bayous drain in days, rivers drain in weeks so, even after the rain stops, a lot of
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welcome back. we have been following the catastrophic flooding in texas all morning long and we're joined right now by aishia nelson stranded on the roof of her apartment building in downtown houston and i know you're there with dozens of other people. our heart goes out to you. i can't even imagine what it's
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like for you right now. tell me how you're doing and how you all are holding up. >> it's not going good for us. across the street, the building is caving in and there's water everywhere. we have nowhere to go. i have all my children, i have nothing but the clothes on my back. i just want to get out. >> of course, you just want to get out. i'm assuming you've called authorities. what have they told you? have they told you how long it will be? >> i've been calling. they said they don't have no time, then we have people trying to rescue an elderly lady yelling for help. >> are they giving you any sense of when they're going to get there? >> no. we don't know and the water is moving fast and it's coming up real, real fast. >> i wanted to ask you about that. take me through, you know, when that water started coming into your apartment and how quickly it came in and how you eventually got up to the roof. >> we came -- it started yesterday, the water started coming in yesterday. we tried to leave but there was nowhere for us to go. so we came across the street to
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a neighbor's house and we went upstairs because she have a second floor and we've been up here and all the people from surrounding apartments have been coming over here so we had to break the window to get outside on the roof because the window was real small and we had to take the whole pane out so everybody could fit in. there's like 30 of us on the roof. >> you have 30 people up there. do you have any food or water? >> no, we have nothing. >> nothing. >> i've been on facebook telling people -- i've been calling every number people send me. i've been calling everybody. i called 911. i called all night last night. >> can you tell us exactly where you are. we can try to get you some help as well. >> we are on -- we are on the chase apartments, 1212 -- 12475 wolf forest boulevard, apartment
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2002, houston, texas, 77013. it's in between normandy and wolf forest. >> aishia, we hope that helps get there very quickly. you said that the water is rising. how close -- you're on a two-story building -- how close is it to you to where you are? >> i'm going to show you. i'll turn the cameras around. you have people just put this elderly lady on the roof. across from us. if y'all can see across the street. there's an elderly lady and this is the water. >> wow. and aishia, you actually came to houston after hurricane katrina. you were stuck there, as well. >> yes. >> my goodness. >> the water is starting to come in through the back sounds like it's busting -- >> well, we'll do everything we can to get you help as we can as well. hang in there. i know this is such a difficult situation for you. the second time. we are thinking of you. we are praying for you and thank you for your time this morning and sharing your story.
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>> thank. please help us. i'm scared. >> it just breaks your heart. your heart is racing thinking about their situation. we want to say that we just spoke with the coast guard. we told them about aishia's situation and given them her address and we will continue to keep you updated on her situation. >> yeah, right now we want to bring in the governor of texas, greg abbott. he joins us now and, governor, you heard that incredible story in houston. so many people still looking for help. >> right. and that's exactly why overnight we mustered more resources that are going to be delivered today to make sure we can rescue people like that. we are adding 150 more boats, as well as 300 more high-water vehicles and another 1,000 national guard troops who will be able to go in and assist in these rescue processes. understanding that still our top priority is protecting lives, getting those people to safety. >> governor, you knew this was
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going to be bad but this is even worse than you expected. >> of course. this is an historic flood and the worst we've seen in the state of texas and there were, of course, prognostications by weather and anticipation of what may happen and this is exceeded even the most profound prognostications about weather and so it is a very unprecedented storm and in that regard you have to be proud to see the way that our fellow texans have responded, whether they be the first responders or just neighbors helping neighbors deal with this overwhelming catastrophe. >> you've also been coordinating well with the federal government and i know you've spoken to president trump several times. what can you tell us about those conversations? >> well, the president was very concerned about texans but also very dedicated to making sure that we had everything that we needed, and then in the follow-up, i've been in constant contact with his cabinet members as well as brock long, the head of fema. brock long is meeting me in texas today.
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we happen to be going to another location that was the beginning part of this horrific storm and that is the corpus christi area where the hurricane first hit ground. we will survey the damage there and begin the process of cleanup there while we continue to provide these emergency services in houston. >> speaking of the scope of the damage, have you had any time to consider when the floodwaters recede, when the rain stops falling, what kind of damage you're going to be looking at in your state? >> yes, we have been considering this, and the damage will be horrific. first, we had the hurricane-style damage with the horrific winds that mowed down so many buildings and local facilities where the hurricane crossed inland all the way up to the victoria area. but second then, of course, there's the horrific flooding damage in the houston area. brock long has been very clear about this and i agree. this is going to take years for
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us to be able to build out the repairs that are going to be needed to overcome this flooding and hurricane disaster. >> the work has just begun, governor, thanks for your time. good luck with the rest of the relief and recovery effort. >> thank you so much. and now let's go back to ginger. >> george, we knew that this type of rain and that type of rain total would come because this thing has been sandwiched in by two high pressure systems in the middle level of the atmosphere where we usually have steering currents, but one of them will release and eventually by late this week harvey is going to move north and then get picked up and at least somewhat absorbed in the jet stream. before that happens, though, on top of the 30 inches that we've already seen we could easily see in parts of eastern texas more than 20 inches, 12 to 20 inches, still just west of lake charles in our forecast. a whole lot more coming up but good monday morning, i'm
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mike nicco. for today, heat and air quality concerns. clouds a little milder tonight, the heat will spike into the 100s. today they're all over the place, north bay, south bay, east bay. 60s and 70s along the coast. we'll be mainly in the 50s and 60s tonight, 70s in our and we are back now. lara has joined us. the entertainment community really weighing in as well. >> they are, indeed. it's so great to see. good morning to you and many americans asking what can they do to help the people of texas. comedian kevin hart no exception. in a video going viral overnight, he called on his fellow celebrities to step up saying, people in southeast texas need all the help they can get. take a look. >> i'm going to start a real challenge. i'm challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead in donating $25,000 to
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hurricane harvey, to the red cross. >> leading the charge. kevin put his money where his mouth, donated that $25,000 to relief efforts, and he asked his celebrity friends like beyonce, the rock, jerry seinfeld, jay-z and justin timberlake to do the same -- follow his lead. hart's video has been viewed more than a million times. next up, country music also giving their time and money to help the victims of harvey. chris young giving $100,000 to the red cross for harvey relief via a go fund me page and in this facebook post, viewed over 720,000 times, young tells fans his house will most likely have to be torn down. it is in one of the hardest-hit areas and then added this important message. >> in times like these you turn to your friends to help those in need and that's exactly what i'm doing. i hope you'll donate. and, texas, we love you. and the group lady antebellum had to cancel their
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sunday show in houston due to the heavy rain and flooding and decided all the money they raised from merchandise sold at their saturday show in dallas will be donated to hurricane relief funds, and if you at home are wondering what you can do to help, you text very simply the red cross 90999, 90999, you write the word "harvey" and immediately you donate $10. we tried it upstairs, could not be easier so please give. and then finally one image that's become a bit of a symbol of texas strength, this german shepherd mix, otis, shown here walking through the rainy streets carrying an entire bag of dog food with him. just in case. turns out, though, otis got loose from a screened in porch during the storm. thankfully we're happy to report he has since been returned to his owner. everyone safe and sound. to all the shelters that are helping to take in stray animals literally flooding the shelters, scared, hungry, alone, thank you
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among them austin pets alive who transported over 235 animals already in the direct line of hurricane harvey to their shelter. >> we saw those rescues earlier. >> humans, animals. >> they want to stay with their animals so they stay put. >> that's all i got. we're going to switch gears and turn to a new documentary about princess diana where we hear from her older sister and the question she still has about the night diana died 20 years ago. adrienne bankert here with that story. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning. it's not often we hear from diana's sister but she and others in the family are commemorating her death, speaking candidly about their grief from 20 years ago. often avoiding the spotlight, princess diana's eldest sister lady sarah mccorquodale shares openly about her torment the night of diana's fatal car crash. >> these two hours the presenters on every news channel were saying injured but expected to make a full recovery and i have no idea why but it made me so angry. >> reporter: this morning, more from that rare interview and
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others in the royal family in the bbc documentary "diana: seven days." >> she was religious in putting on her seat belt. why didn't she put it on that night? i'll never know. >> it was definitely somebody she would go to if she was struggling. diana's family have never, very rarely spoken before about her, but i think for the 20th anniversary they were very keen to in the knowledge that lots of people will be coming out and talking about their sister, they wanted to have authoritative voices speak about who she was. and they wanted the right kind of narrative. >> reporter: the documentary also features her equally famous sons who wonder every day what it would be like having her years and the duke of cambridge. >> we go looking for her to talk to her, to play, to do whatever. she'd be crying and when that was the case, it was to do with press.
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the damage for me was being a little boy, age 8, 9, 10, whatever it was, wanting to protect your mother. >> they've often paid tribute to her work and legacy but for them to actually speak about how they felt about losing their mother was incredibly moving and it's not something that we've ever heard before. >> it was an intimate look at what those sons were going through. diana certainly would have been proud of both of them as they carry on her philanthropy and graciousness. the anniversary of her death is this thursday, august 31st. i looked back on some of the research. her funeral was -- is still one of the most highly watched events in television ever, billions of people around the world loved her and tuned in that day. the sons really wanted to make sure that she was remembered and honored 20 years later. >> well, it certainly is moving to hear their thoughts and feelings about their mother. that they still, of course, think of her every single day.
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>> absolutely, and i think still people are in touch with who she is. i have friends traveling to london for this event. >> and they have been doing such good work in her memory. >> absolutely. >> adrienne, thanks very much. we'll have a lot more on the disaster coming up and how you can help. . hd 4
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good morning on this monday, it's 8:27. first responders in the bays area are helping storm victims in texas to stage urban search and rescue task force three. spent yesterday packing for the trip. the 16 person team specializes in water rescue. they're bringing five vehicles and 10 boats and trailers. last a couple weeks. good morning, sue. back to work and back to school, back on the roads, it's been a rough morning, a total of four sig alerts. north 85 near blossom hill. two left lanes are blocked here. traffic is stacked at 101. a little further to the north, an accident blocking a lane of traffic there as well. >> a lot of you
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let's take a look at the latest advisories, heat advisory for the bay, can you see it in orange there, 85 to 95. excessive heat warning in red for us. we were going to have poor air quality in our inland east bay neighborhoods. my accuweather 7-day forecast, cleaner, slightly cooler breeze for tuesday and wednesday. the heat returns wednesday.
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>> another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes. and alw welcome back to "gma." this is a special edition of "good morning america." >> and welcome back to "gma." we want to show you aerial footage coming in from the coast guard. there you see it. that is the city of houston hit so hard this weekend by hurricane harvey now tropical storm but the rain continues in houston this morning. the rescues continue. that entire city submerged right now. this is a situation that is going to go on for days, weeks, months and years. it is just beginning right now. >> yeah, that's right. hundreds of people still waiting to be rescued as we come on the air. dr. jen ashton is back now with more on the medical issues that so many people in the houston area are facing and the help that is on the way. the red cross playing a huge role. >> correct. >> in spearheading a lot. what are they doing right now? >> the red cross really leads the way for these natural disasters in terms of emergency
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response as per their latest information. they have supplies in houston for 28,000 people. there are additional 22,000 supplies set to arrive in short order. possibly today. again, that totals about 50,000 supplies. there are over 2 million people who live in houston and more in the surrounding area. nearly half of the red cross emergency vehicle fleet is on site. and people who want to help, again, we can't emphasize this enough should text the word "harvey" to 90999. they will immediately make a $10 donation. >> every little bit helps. >> couldn't be easier to do. all of three seconds to do it. >> good for you. > to be clear what they're delivering here, meals ready to eat, cleaning supplies, water, diapers, we're talking about the bare necessities here. >> people have left their home in a moment's notice. they didn't bring food, they didn't bring water. they didn't bring any extra clothes so they need everything. >> what's coming off those
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trucks is literally live-saving. >> what else can we do? what can those do who are out of the storm zone feel so helpless want to help. >> we've heard about the social media response here and what we're seeing with facebook is something called a safety check. it's part of facebook. this is really unprecedented. it's kind of a community help feature that's allowing people in the houston area and all over the country and obviously the world to communicate to offer help, to raise money. it is considered a more secure site to be able to do that and we are -- i looked at it last night. we are seeing legitimate cries for medical assistance emergently. >> as you were telling us earlier those cries for medical help are only going to increase. >> absolutely. >> in the coming days. >> we have to remember there's acute and chronic. so in the acute sense, there are people in the area having heart attack, having difficulty breathing, going into labor, having babies, not to mention all of the storm-related consequences that we will start to see in the ensuing hours and
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days, infection, dehydration, diarrhea. we have to remember they're walking through waste deep water. you can't see where you're walking. you can get skin wounds, lacerations, injuries, those will need medical assistance and the hospitals in the area are literally islands most of them. they can't get supplies in and, again, supplies, we're talking not just food, blood, and so anyone in the country now is the time, donate blood in some cases if you're in the texas area, that blood could actually arrive in houston and help the people in the hospitals who need it. >> so needed. any advice for people who are in these areas in order to avoid some of these further incidents that could happen in terms of infection in the water and all of that? >> two things, first of all, you know, the credo of ems and first responders is is the scene safe. we can see with these images this scene is not safe and yet there are innocent bystanders, community members and first
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responders going in there and many cases endangering their own safety to help others. you know, we've heard before people who want to help unless you have a boat, do not go into that area. because the risk is you will add yourself -- >> you can cause more trouble? exactly. we don't want to add to the number of people who need to be rescued but it bears repeating for people all over the country watching this story unfold, a disaster can occur any time anywhere, make sure you have your medications, your emergency check list ready to go. >> this is a reminder for anybody because you never know when mother nature is going to unleash something like this. you should be prepared ahead of time. >> that's right. few of us including myself really are so, again, this a good truant and we'll be watching this medical situation very, very closely. >> we know you will. dr. jen ashton, as always, thanks so much. for more on the ways you can help storm victims, you can go to our website, on yahoo! coming up next we are talking about some of the moments from last night's vmas.
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pink's incredible performance. a lot to get to. stay with us. ♪
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48 inches. that was the old record as far as tropical storm rainfall in the state of texas. i think we could get close to that if not surpass it with what is left here of tropical storm harvey which has re-emerged back over the gulf of mexico. we put on the radar from 48 hours you can see that thing turn into the state and start to make its slow turn back but those outer rain bands is where some of the heaviest rain fell and saw so many people accumulate more than 20, 25 inches so the white area here is all 25 plus inches of rain.
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that's what already happened. it's still raining in a lot of places in texas and more than 50 river gauges and bayou gauges are now at or above the major flood so we can see that will be an issue coming in the next couple of days even after the rain stops in some spots you will see the creeks and rivers and bayous flooding. we have to touch on this because believe it or not there is another potential tropical storm. this one to affect parts of north and south carolina. you can see here this -- if it does become the tropical storm it will be irma and looks like by tuesday it will still be brushing right there by the south carolina coast, kind of whipping back on the north carolina coast tuesday afternoon but we just wanted to cover this one and just give you an idea of how much rain may fall here. looks like between 3 and 5. some locally could see five plus inches so unbelievable to think we'd be talking about another but a very act good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. 12 hour day planner, you see
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it's a spare the air day. temperatures in the '80s and 90 >> all that weather brought to you by walmart and one more thing, lara and everybody, tornado watch still up for parts of louisiana and texas. >> all right. ginger, thank you very much. going to turn now to mtv's video music awards hosted by katy perry sending the people of houston a heartfelt message and the night full of fiery performances by big winner kendrick lamar and an emotional speech by video vanguard award recipient pink, abc's nick watt is in l.a. this morning with more on it all. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, lara. well, these awards are always fun and free-wheeling but last night we got a lot more. the music industry could not, would not ignore everything else that's happening in the country at the moment. host katy perry gave a nod to the devastation happening right now in houston.
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>> all of us here at the vmas are sending love to the people of southeastern texas and everyone affected by hurricane harvey right now. >> reporter: there was a new award category this year. >> best fight against the system. >> shared by the six nominees, logic, john legend and taboo highlighting issues from racism to immigration and native rights. >> here with the frequency of love and just positivity. >> reporter: then came pastor robert lee. >> i'm a descendant of robert e. lee, the civil war general whose statue was at the center of violence in charlottesville. today i call on all of us with privilege and power to answer god's call to confront racism and white supremacy head on. >> reporter: introduced susan bro, the mother of the young woman killed in charlottesville. >> i have been deeply moved to see people across the world, the whole world find inspiration in her courage.
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>> reporter: from inspiration to the music and pink stole that show. ♪ get this party started on a saturday night ♪ >> reporter: watch her 6-year-old daughter pulsating performance to mark her vanguard ward award. lifetime achievement. ♪ what about love, what about trust, what about us ♪ >> the vmas is always like fireworks. >> a little bit cooler. >> reporter: lots of noise. >> i can't hear you so you can say whatever you like. >> i feel like you want to pick a fight with us right now. >> he's very aggressive. >> we like to fight. >> reporter: anticipation. >> maybe i'll kiss ed sheeran today. >> reporter: taylor swift dropped her new video "look what you made me do". ♪ look what you made me do look what you made me do ♪ >> reporter: but didn't show up so no update on that apparent beef with host katy perry. >> great. >> reporter: miley cyrus danced with genuine older people. ♪ >> reporter: and veteran rod stewart sang with dnce.
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♪ come on honey tell me so >> reporter: do you even know who rod stewart is. >> rod stewart? >> i know the name. >> reporter: this face at ed sheeran and fifth harmony had this and katy and nicki minaj with the basketball theme and ed sheeran, understated speech. video of the year. >> kendrick lamar. >> reporter: lamar bagged six moon people statues, in all that was the most of the night. he also performed. ♪ >> reporter: on a night when logic sang about mental health and alessia cara about body shaming and pink delivered a message of love and acceptance. >> we don't change. we take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl and we help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty. >> reporter: and one more political note.
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in the wake of the president's transgender in the military band a number of active service transgender military personnel showed up here last night. you know, the big message was art, music is not created in a vacuum. lara. >> indeed. nick, i want to get back to taylor swift. as you said she premiered the video for "look what you made me do," so many people talking about it. already has 17 million views in less than 12 hours. is it us or does she seem a little angry? in the video? nick? >> reporter: i think you're right, lara. right off the top she has a bit of a swipe at kanye and then at the end she actually plays different versions of herself throughout the year, sort of throwing some of the criticism that has been leveled at her. it is a very angry video. you know what, you could watch it a thousand times and could
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pick apart the symbolism in every two second shot as i mentioned. we thought she was going to show up last night. maybe bury the hatchet with katy perry. that did not happen. she dropped that video. she got loads of buzz. you know, in terms of marketing, lara, she is playing an absolute blinder. people as you say a lot of people just can't stop talking about taylor swift. >> absolutely. and the name of that album is "reputation" and look what she made us do, watch it, listen to it over and over and over again. nick watt, we thank you so much. coming up here, old dominion performing their new hit live for us right here in times square. ♪ you can't keep the ground from shaking ♪ ♪ you can't keep the sunsets from fading ♪
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>> announcer: every >> announcer: everyone is talking about her. now tomorrow in her first live interview corinne breaks her silence and tells her story. what does she say really happened on the set of "bachelor in paradise"?
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tomorrow, corinne speaks out live exclusive only on "good morning america." ♪ can't keep the ground from shaking ♪ >> we are back now with old dominion live right here in times square. this is the band's second studio album. "happy endings" and it's out today and their new single by the way just hit number one over the weekend so congratulations to all of you. >> thank you. >> we have seen so many celebrities come out in the wake of the disaster in texas. speaking out, speaking up urging people to donate. i know you have your message as well to the people of southeast texas. >> absolutely. definitely has been on our mind. we've been watching the news like everybody else and, you know, you mentioned the song. i think that's really what we wrote this song for was for times like this. so hopefully when this all passes we can use music and help heal a little bit. >> music certainly does that and we would love to hear your incredible music. in fact, how about that hit single. >> how about it. >> ready to play it for everyone. "no such thing as a broken heart," take it away, old dominion.
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♪ >> keep your chin up. ♪ ♪ i wonder if jack and diane ever made it ♪ ♪ after the drums and the guitars all faded ♪ ♪ was the best they could do good enough or did the heartland just swallow 'em up ♪ ♪ how did my mom and my dad ever do it ♪ ♪ if there was struggles then we never knew it ♪ ♪ i guess they had each other and that was enough ♪ ♪ you know you can't keep the ground from shaking no matter how hard you try ♪ ♪ you can't keep the sunsets from fading you gotta treat your life like you're jumping off a rope swing baby ♪ ♪ 'cause the whole thing's really just a shot in the dark ♪ ♪ you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart ♪
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♪ you got to love like there's no such thing as a broken heart ♪ ♪ what am i gonna tell my kids when they see all of this crazy go down on tv ♪ ♪ when the whole world is down on its luck i gotta make sure they keep their chin up ♪ ♪ cry when it hurts laugh when it's funny chase after the dream ♪ ♪ don't chase after the money and know we got each other and that's what's up ♪ ♪ 'cause you can't keep the ground from shaking no matter how hard you try ♪ ♪ you can't keep the sunsets from fading you gotta treat your life like ♪ ♪ you're jumping off a rope swing baby 'cause the whole thing's really just a shot in the dark ♪ ♪ you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart ♪ ♪ you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart ♪ ♪
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♪ you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart ♪ ♪ 'cause you can't keep the ground from shaking no matter how hard you try ♪ ♪ you can't keep the sunsets from fading ♪ ♪ you gotta treat your life like you're jumping off a rope swing baby 'cause the whole thing's really just a shot in the dark ♪ ♪ you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart ♪ ♪ you gotta love, love, love, love like there's no such thing ♪ ♪ yeah you gotta love, love, love, love as a broken heart ♪ ♪ you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart ♪ [ applause ]
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"good morning america" is brought to you by state farm. here to help life go right. we want to give a big thanks to old dominion for such a great performance on such a difficult day for so many people. we needed to hear that. >> yeah, we are all thinking of the people of texas this morning. we are covering it all day long and one more time, how can people help? >> it is very simple. all you have to do is text the
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red cross, 90999 then you write the word "harvey" and you immediately donate $10. they'll give you instructions. >> have a great day, everyone.
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