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he worst possible way. she spun a web of lies, of deceit of manipulation. in this case now she is paying it's memorial day. coming up on "early today," historic and catastrophic flooding hitting parts of texas and oklahoma hard, including one river that rose 30 feet in just three hours. more rain today. a war of words on america's strategy to battle isis with the defense secretary saying the iraqis don't have the will to fight. a warning on some beaches for swimmers on beaches, that great white shark is back in time for summer, plus that annual rolling thunder ride for motorcycles honoring hundreds of soldiers missing in action. "early today" starts right now.
good morning, i'm melissa. breaking news, epic floods, record rainfall in oklahoma and texas proving deadly and dangerous and it's not over. the south in the bull's-eye for more extreme weather today. right now, the images unbelievable. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> oh, my god! stop, stop, stop! he needs to get out. here we go, here we go. >> in boerne, texas, a close call. raging waters just too much for an suv, the man inside escaping. and san marcos, the river cresting 42 feet the flooding leaving dead and hundreds of rescues. a curfew placed there until 7:00 a.m. in wimberly, nearly 400 homes lost, eight people missing, several of those are children. in houston, tornadoes, apartment complexes roofed ripped off traffic lights and garages left twisted. >> the last three homes came down, incredible what came through. >> in oklahoma, a double threat,
first the flooding, two people died a firefighter who drowned and a 33-year-old woman in a car accident reports of several twisters. a home obliterated in seconds. this morning, 44 counties are under a state of emergency. meantime, it took a bomb squad to deal with a scary situation near the u.s. capitol building in washington, d.c. police sound saw an unidentified vehicle they deemed suspicious. they found a pressure cooker and smelled an odor of gasoline. according to the associated press, a search did not detect anything hazardous but police found the driver and arrested him. pressure cooker bombs killed three people and injured hundreds at the boston marathon. on this memorial day, americans everywhere are paying tribute to soldiers who
sacrificed for our country, but at the same time, isis is on a roll in iraq and syria. nbc's tracie potts live for us in washington this morning. tracie, there's a spirited debate among lawmakers about the need for increasing u.s. troop levels. >> this morning we learned that they launched 15 new air strikes. washington, lawmakers argued that air strikes simply are not working. they're not enough. >> we need a strategy. that's no strategy. >> he suggests that boots are not enough. don't think we need boots on the ground. the problem is iraqis don't want
to fight, they don't have the will to fight, despite all the training and equipment that we've been providing for them. isis recently took ramadi, although the iraqis have gained some ground. the areas they've taken in syria and iraq now amount to about the size of a small european country. >> clearly isis has gained momentum. >> we do not wait until they get it before we take action. >> some say that it's not a question of the military. >> e with still have a lot of work to keep the pressure to fully incorporate and peel the tribes away. >> complex politics in the middle of a war zone. >> it's not taking cities and land but destroying ruins. we saw that in the ancient city and the ruins there. they're killing people and more
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through the weekend. even at this hour already warming in west texas. that's why we have the state of texas and a good shrunk and all of arkansas aunder flash flood watches watches. it's not going to take much. it's an inch or two will cause the flash flooding. this flood watch goes up until the evening. the timing of the storms today for austin and san antonio and then dallas 3:00 or 4:00. we could get some good storms and anywhere from up to five inches in houston. it's a hit
time to the country. we're starting to warm it up this week. looks like the pool weather has returned to move the areas. >> that's good news. bill thank you. a new study finds two or three cups of coffee a day could actually help you in the bedroom. plus great white sharks tell would-be swimmers to think twice. and a tribute to a late-night tv guy and indycar owner. we will be right back. but that hasn't stopped me from modeling. my doctor told me about stelara® it helps keep my skin clearer. with only 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses... ...stelara® helps me be in season. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and increase your risk of infections. some serious infections require hospitalization. before starting stelara® your doctor should test for tuberculosis. stelara® may increase your risk of cancer. always tell your doctor if you have any sign of infection have had cancer,
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on sunday a 2,000 mile tribute called carry the load wrapped up the tour. a congressional recipient has more. >> it's a day meant to honor all of those that made the ultimate sacrifice. >> i get asked all of the time what am i thinking about on memorial day? it's not what everybody else thinks. parties are fine and getting together with friends, everyday i think of all of the people that we left behind. >> the greatest fear is nobody will know if we fought. >> the mission is to change that. >> when i came home after losing the friendings i saw the nation not remembering them well. i was not okay with it.
i started walking on memorial day. a world war ii vet canadian said who are you carrying. >> bruce, launched carry the tloed remind americans the true meaning of memorial day. >> it's a day to ask who are you carrying? >> i am carrying the load for my grandpa. >> i am carrying the load for any dad, uncle and my great uncle. >> the national relay began last month in west point. >> i am going it for the men and woman that are forgotten. >> people of all ages walking. >> i am carrying 75 pounders to represent all the fallen night stakers. >> even the water in minneapolis
did not stand in their way. it's some 2,000 miles passing through some 200 cities and towns and wrapped up in dallas. more than 15,000 people participated. >> i am covering for first class. >> it's an opportunity to reconcile a nation and an opportunity. carry the load reminds us and that it is for us the living to be dedicated to the unfinished work. nbc news west point new york. >> what an incredible item. >> if more people knew about it the roads would be packed. >> i totally agree. everybody gets to say who drr walking for. it's a big thing. nbc lester hold delivered
the commencement address. he did it for years before leaving to work for the radio in san francisco. >> when you make it to the top, say what is the top. sometimes we're so busy climbing the ladder of success, we forget to pause and look around and enjoy the view. sometimes the view is a lot better 2457b you imagine. maybe that's the place and the personal stop. >> isn't that good. >> that's good for someone that's climbs the ladder from the bottom to the top. we hope that this is the first stop of the day on nbc.
leading the news british wolverine kills family and goes into hiding. he stabbed and killed her mother boyfriend and his six-year-old half sister. he was fascinated by the x men character and posed with steak knives. gifl scout troop hailed as saviors. when the girls found that 650 flags were missing, they took a vote and decided to use $450 of the cookie money to replace the
flags. on this memorial day weekend beaches are opening and that means sharing the water with some creatures that are getting closer than you would like. we're talking of sharks. >> reporter: the sharks may not be big enough to warrant "jaws" music but they prompted warnings in a couple of southern california beaches. you guys hear about the sharks? >> yeah, we did. >> reporter: what do you thing? more than a dozen great whites have been spotted swimming and feeding near the huntington beach. >> i think i'm going to stay out of the water. >> reporter: they're juvenile most about five to six feet long just like jeffrey jacobson. >> i'm 6 feet. >> reporter: it's you size? jeffrey size. >> with bigger teeth. >> reporter: so far, they're not aggressive and not scaring away brave boarders. >> if i get on and there's just one, i'm right back on the beach. >> reporter: while the shark
sightings might keep beachgoers out of the water, the sign, once struggling white population is now growing. >> shark populations around the world are in trouble, so this is a real kind of potential bright spot. >> reporter: shark sightings are happening in some unlikely places. a 1.5 ton great white named mary lee has become a social media sensation, tweeting every time she surfaces. allowing 61,000 followers to track her pings and have fun. mary lee is like the great white kardashian of the ocean tweeted a fan. joe fryer, huntington beach, california. >> the great white kardashian of the ocean. celebrating birthdays, wayne's world, party time,
potential problems for the memorial day picnic. a massive recall of meat chicken and pork products that could be sitting in your refrigerator. plus business as usual, drivers using san mateo bridge hoping for the green light. the biggest meal of the year for a san francisco church serving veterans on this memorial day holiday. and a live look outside on this memorial day. it is monday, may 25th. this is good day in the bay. from nbc bay area, this is today in the bay. >> good morning. it's 4:30. >> good morning. we have