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twoig ori rit n at1:thu-s- lnch two big stories here yow at 11eck. the u.s. launches missile at sir after a chemical attack that left more than 100 people dead, many of them children. president trump addressing the nation late on the. >> no child of god should ever suffer such horror. >> also at this hourex, you can hear it and feel it outside. this powerful storm pounding the bay area with heavy rain and winds.
the news at 11 starts right now. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm janelle wang sitting in for jessica aguirre. >> i'm raj mathai. a lot of weather damage to tell you about. we want to start with new information about the u.s. missile strike in syria. it is now friday morning overseas. here's what we know at this moment. the u.s. launching nearly 60 missiles at a military base in that country. nbc bay area's ian cole joins us now with president trump's response and what might happen next. >> reporter: the missiles targeted syrian government aircraft, runways and instra pressure. the navy is calling the strike successful. president trump tonight saying they were necessary. >> tonight i ordered a targeted military strike. >> reporter: new video showing those 59 missiles launched on syrian forces, each one weighing 1,000 pounds, fired from two navy ships in the eastern mediterranean and aimed at the shayrat airbase where u.s. first believe syrian president bashar
alled a assad launched deadly nerve gas on his own people this week, killing at least 100. >> assad choked to out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. it was a slow and brutal death for so many. >> reporter: it's president trump's first major known mission as commander in chief. nbc bay area political analyst larry ger citizen says it's a significant one. >> it'ses about symbolic because he hit the air feel that was responsible for the sarin gas attacks. but that's all he hit. so it was a very limited response, but a response nonetheless. >> reporter: the president calling on the world to help. >> to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in syria. >> reporter: the question now, what happens next? as russia backs the syrian government, the u.s. has backed its opposition. it >> it's clear that the u.s. and
russia and iran are not going to be on the same page. >> following the strike secretary of state rex tillerson adding that russia failed to deliver on preventing chemical attacks. ian cole, nbc bay area news. >> there was a swift and emotional decision by president trump and comes with mixed reaction. a bay err congressman says our foreign policy in the middle east should be let's not do more harm. another bay area member of congress, barbara lee, this is an act of war. congress needs to come back into session and hold a debate. anything else is an abdication of our responsible. and support from speaker of the house paul ryan. >> this action in syria was appropriate and just. >> after news of the air strikes, oil prices trading higher overnight, up about $1 to $53 per i recall bachl it is experts say it's too early to
know how severe or how long the impact to oil prices will be. click on the top story box to watch the president's full address. our website and facebook and twitter pages also being updated around clock. let's get to or weather. if you are one of the willingy ones, you have power right now. but plenty of people don't. it is a mess out there. the san rafael bridge on the right side of your screen is emblet blem attic of what is happening. flooding roads and more than 114,000 pge customers without power. >> the bay original has been backed up more than three hours. in other areas, trees and power lines are causing major problems. meteorologist robert mayeda is here. >> wind gusts up to 40 from novato, mount diablo and livermore. mound diablo got up to 74 miles
per hour. in the higher he will vagus 68 miles per hour winds. san jose airplane, up to 54 miles per hour. here's the culprit. strong area of low pressure off the california coast. unlushly strong for this time of year helping to crank up the winds as the low lifts to the northeast slowly tonight we will begin to see the wend speeds drop of. check out the radar. downpours from the peninsula to san francisco. we will be watching periods of heavy rain at times and high win warning through 5:00 a.m. how much witnessed and rain can you expect for the rest of tomorrow morning's commute. >> i will have look at that hour by hour in the micro climate forecast coming up in 15 minutes. >> we will see you in a few minutes. it's going to be a long night for at love people, wet, windy and muddy. in the oakland hills a landslide has forced families out of their homes. jean elle is on scene for us. what are you seeing out there. >> reporter: raj, it is pouring out here on akins driven, and this hillside is moving, pushing
mud into the homes down below this. house here is evacuated. we have some video of the road close your here. firefighters just closed the road. you can see about half the road has washed out. there is a big hole. firefighters are concerned this slide is going to continue. now, down below that slide are four homes. firefighters won't let us anywhere them. they say it's too dangerous. that wall of mud has slid into those four homes. those homes are also evacuated. firefighters tell me one of the homes has mud up to a roof top and they can hear the homes moving. the good news is everyone has evacuated. they got out safely. the bad news is it's still raining and this hillside is still moving. they won't know the extent of the damage here until daylight tomorrow. firefighters will be monitoring. the police are here. they have got the roads closed. everyone is evacuated. their out safely. but boy are they in for bad news tomorrow morning. reporting live in oakland, jean
elle. look at this. gusty winds caused this semi truck to topple over on the bay bridge look blocking owl west bound lanes at one point. the fire department tweeted out this video of the scene at 9:00 tonight. this caused a major back up. this is the oakland toll plaza. traffic has eased up quite a bit. half an hour ago it was completely backed up. three left lanes reopen. all lanes expected to reopen around midnight. traffic problems also on the san mateo bridge. a live look. very busy at this bridge. a lot of people taking the san mateo bridge because of the closure at the bay bridge earlier today. caltrans tweeted downed power lines caused the right lanes east of the toll plaza to be blocked making thing worse for this bridge as well. no word on when the scene will be cleared. we mentioned the power outages. more than 114,000 homes in the dark at this hour.
where? pretty much across the region. here's the pge outage map. the orange circles you see there, they represent up to 5,000 customers impacted. the red circles, more than 5,000 customers. the wind is causing the majority of the damage so far here in the bay area. a tree came crashing down on a house in benicia and power lines are down all over the place. nbc's cheryl hurd is in benicia right now and has been tracking the storm damage. >> reporter: well, it is wet. it is miserable. and it is windy. and as you can see, the yellow lines are up and this huge tree came crashing down on this home around 9:00. the homeowner was in the kitchen. and she had to be rushed to the hospital. this home red tagged after this tree came crashing down on the roof of this house on lindo road in ben isha. it came down with so much force the roof caved in hitting a person inside. >> they took care of the female occupant who had a minor head
injury. she has been transplanted to the hospital. >> reporter: winds started pigging up around sunset. downed power lines on rudd ger road in walnut creek, a tree branch crashing onto a moving car. the driver walked away. this spring storm packing a punch. >> we need it and the we don't -- we live in an area where we want more water. >> reporter: pge crews dealing with tens of thousands of power outages bay area wide. stephanie knows wind is a major concern. >> i have got my canned goods, can opener, i have got my water. i just don't have my kayak. >> reporter: as you can see, this storm is far from over. reporting live in ben isha i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thanks cheryl. our bay area viewers helping us cover the storm all day.
dean janko sent thus photo after 4:00 this afternoon. look at this video from scott novacek showing a downed tree in mill paid as blocking an entire treat and damaging some cars. >> and lorie vega showing the scene in her backyard in concord. some damage there. send us your images, video, tag us on twitter or instagram and post them to our facebook page. >> a grizzly discovery in san bruno. a body was found dismembered. the body was found in a home in skyline village. tonight authorities are collecting evidence at two homes on pacific heights boulevard. neighbors say police were at a man's house last week asking about his whereabouts. they are worried that man has been killed. >> to wake up and hear that there is a dismembered body, it just -- it really messes with
you. the man who lived across the street over here. i don't know where he is. like i haven't seen him in over a week. >> police tell us that david stubblefield who owned the house on that street has been arrested and is accused of murder. new at 11:00 potential new clues in the murder of a bay area scientist. brian bowl was shot and killed at his oakland home almost a year ago today today. the motive and killer remain unknown. just released video shows him walkingm hom the night he was killed. also released a picture of a 2013 to 2015 white chevy malibu. police want to talk with the driver of that car. in addition, they want to talk with the driver of this 2003 to 2007 silver honda accord. still to come, we continue to monitor breaking news overseas. the u.s. launching missiles at syria after a chemical weapons attack. the latest still ahead.
and a rough night of weather around the bay area, from damaging went gusts to intense rain. we are now seeing the peak intensity of this storm. what's going toic stick around for your morning commute? the hour by hour forecast when we come back. what it's doing to our body constantly. it's the constant -- i moon it's the lift and twist, the lift and twist. >> the lifting and twisting is taking a toll on garbage men in the east bay. up next, we investigate complaints that a perk for homeowners is leaving workers injured.
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>> reporter: workers we talked to say they are not just complaining. they say they have sustained life changing injuries on the job. they showed us scars from broken bones and multiple surgeries and rehab for a back fracture. they say in piedmont it's not a matter of if workers get hurt. it's when. and you are about to see why. paid mon's rolling hills and stately homes make it a desirable place to live. but a dangerous place to work if you are a garbage collector. >> up hills, steep hills, down steep hills, upstairs, downstairs. >> reporter: in most cities trucks make pick ups curbside. in pete mont any reason can pay extra to have workers retrieve bins from their backyard forcing these guys to do all the heavy lifting. this man worked for republic
services. >> reporter: he pony out conditions we are seeing up close. >> taking a bin up the stairs. >> reporter: as we follow the routes from our undercover van. workers pull transport containers up flights of stairs, lift bins over and over and over and over and head back downhill carrying full loads. with unlimited recycling and yard waste. >> piedmont residents have as many bins as they want. compare that to mill valley a city of the same size where it's just 8%. or berkeley where it's less healthy with 1% of residents signed up for backyard pick up. >> it's the lift and twist. >> reporter: god free said the lifting wore out his back. he has been off work for five months and is still in rehab. >> i believe something came loose. it's possibling. >> reporter: shoulder surgery. >> the score is from here to
here. >> reporter: paul says he crushed bones in his wrist when he slipped carrying bins down the stairs. >> i can't throw the ball for my grandchildren. >> reporter: richmond sanitation service won the contract in 2008. while the company is delivering what it promised the workers say it has come at a price. they point to 15 people who they believe have been injured on the job. we talked to six who say they needed rehab or surgery. >> we are never trained to lift anything. you just throw a guy out there. that's how you do it. we winged it. >> reporter: brown raised concerns to the company in 2010 writing our issues with the lack of training and consistency are being unheard. in 2012, he told osha employees are getting injured when they left. the city responded saying workers are traend to ask for assistance or leave the cart if it's too heavy and noted manual lifting is covered in safety meetings. >> there is no right way to lift these toters. >> reporter: but god free says the bins called toters aren't
many to be lifted by hand. they are only supposed to be lifted by trucks. do you think this is a problem the company wants to ignore? >> i believe it is. >> reporter: god freeway filed his own complaint with osha and the company was cited saying it did not provide effective training or correct unsafe conditions. we requested an interview with richmond sanitary services but the company says it's appealing osha's decision and won't comment until the case is close did you have any idea that these workers were getting hurt on the job? >> none. >> reporter: that's until the city administrator received an anonymous call from a worker last december. the kra current contract ends next summer. bennier is advising that bins should be carried easily and without excessive strain. >> that gives us the ability and audit and hold their feet to the fire. >> reporter: what adjustments can the city make to the contract now to minimize worker
injury for the next year and half of this contract? >> that's a good question. i don't have an answer to it. we are in a contractual relationship. and it's up to the company to protect their workers and to run their operations. >> toters just jammed full. >> reporter: mark god free says he hopes speaking out will prompt the company to take a closer look at safety and training to lighten the load for workers collecting wins in backyards. >> there should be one uniform way to do it. if there is not, eliminate it. bring everything to the curb. >> the city administrator says that's not likely to happen. but he says in the future residents will be charged per bin, which could cut down on the number of these toters workers have to lift. we should also point out we found a recent audit of trash service in paid mop. it doesn't discuss safety but notes the company's collection methods are consistent with reasonable industry practices. >> liz, thank you. if you have a tip regarding this story or any other story for liz wagner, call 888-996-tipsings or
send us a tip directly to the unit at nbcbayarea.com. back to our micro climate weather. heavy winds and rain. power outages, we have got a mudslide in the oakland hills. >> trees have come down, weakening hillsides. we have been lucky to be in the studio good afternoon all the win. having power is nice, to. as lot of folks try to get off to school and work tomorrow you will likely have road issues due the toppling trees and overnight mudslides as well. look at the rain total. santa rosa two inches. san francisco, half an inch. arinne de and oakland closing in on half to 3/4 of an inch of rain. san jose not as much right now. we will see the rain totals pick up around the santa clara valley as the heaviest rain with this storm is just now starting to arrive in the bay area. see it here from the east bay, oakland approaching san jose.
the main event for the wind and rain occurring basically over the last couple of hours into maybe the next three haase or so. toward the morning commute we should begin to see some of the win speeds back off. notice the trend, 11 to 3:00 a.m., still gusty out there. as we head towards 8:00 those wind speeds about a quarter of what they are right now. that is a significant drop-off in the morning. another change for the morning. outright rain and downpours changing to scattered showers. temperatures in the low 50s. afternoon highs tomorrow in the mid 60s. you can see how the rain line will be intense at times. by 4:00 a.m. now starting to push away from the south bay. most of friday is going to be in between weather systems of we'll see a chance of scattered showers. not as widespread as the rain we are seeing now. by 7:00 to 10:00 tomorrow evening a chance of more showers, slight chance of thunder and that forecast friday night will likely kae over into the beginning of the weekend with scattered showers the first
half of saturday, u.n. s clearing skies making the return for chilly temperatures in the morning. second half of the weekend, given how stormy things are tonight and again friday evening not shaping up that bad. clearing skis for sunday. giants home opener looks dry with a few clouds passing by. now you have to pencil in next wednesday and thursday. it does look like we are going to see another strong storm for the middle part of the week. we usually say april showers. not tonight. gusts over 70 over mount diablo. the good news the winds and the rains tapering off for the morning commute tomorrow. up next, we have breaking news in sacramento. the vote taken within the past 30 minutes about the gas tax. and we have jimmy. hey guys. it is our last night in orlando. and kate upton is here. plus we have jay leno. music from jason guru low
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breaking news just into our newsroom. burning the midnight oil before the spring break recess. just in the past 15 minutes the state assembly approved a 12 isn't per gallon gas hike on gas. it passed the senate early this evening. this is a big rinne for governor brown who has been pushing for a tax to fund major road repairs. many were against it saying taxes are not the answer hard working californians are looking for. >> up next, trouble for the giants. we will show you what they
didn't do tonight. and key game for the sharks right before the playoffs. stay with us. and happening now, the u.s. senate gearing up to resume the debate on supreme court nominee neil gorsuch tomorrow morning. republican senators already deployed the so-called nuclear option meaning they only need a simple majority to confirm gorsuch. we have posted that story to our website. back in a moment.
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the safest energy company in the nation. not quite how they wanted to start the season. >> we wanted to be 4-0 here. the giants had 1-3. in a bit of trouble. a good time to get the heck out of arizona. that diamondback mascot having fun with madison baumgardner. that's the only time the giants were smiling. before the game. the diamond backs smacked three home runs off smart gentleman. giants lose 9-3. they have lost their first three of the first four games of the season. two notable stories coming out of oakland. the a's beat the angels this afternoon at the cole see yum splitting the four game series and the warriors announcing kd, kevin durant will be back this night when they host the
pelicans at oracle. against the oilers the sharks were fighting for home ice advantage in the first rounds of the playoffs. he had money ton ended up getting the 4-2 win. the playoff start next week. more breaking news from the u.s. missile strike in syria. russia has just responded. stay with us. live-stream your favorite sport at the airport. binge dvr'd shows while painting your toes. on demand laughs during long bubble baths. tv everywhere is awesome. the all-new xfinity stream app. xfinity. the future of awesome.
we have an update on the breaking news in syria. in the last 20 minutes, russia is responding. the kremlin criticizing the actions the united states. russia says the attack was an aggression against the sovereign state and it's in violation of international law. the kremlin adds, this will damage u.s./russia relations. this is just the beginning of all the political fallout that will likely snowball going into tomorrow. >> back here at home let's take a live look outside. highway 101 in palo alto, very symptomy conditions not just there but all over the bay area. last check of the forecast with meteorologist. >> you can see the trend on the radar, the heavy rain starting to move away from the north bay. we will transition away from the
j ding strong gusty winds. tapering off. one more system to deal with this time tomorrow night. not as windy or as wet. sunday we will get clearing skies. perhaps another windy and rappy storm setting up for wednesday. again act lot of damaging wind gusts that could lead to issues on your morning commute tomorrow. stay tuned to today in the bay. >> they will be here early. carry hall and mike will be here early talking about all those homes without power. at last check, more than 100,000 customers without power. stay safe going into the morning. >> and make sure you have batteries in your flashlight. good night, folks. ♪ >> steve: from universal orlando resort in the heart of sunny florida, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- jay leno, kate upton,