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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. >> now it's 6 o'clock. the u.s. west coast, including the bay area, is now under its biggest tsunami threat in more than a decade, crashing waves, flooding streets and causing damage in a number of marine is up and down the west coast. that is where we start this saturday night here on kron. 4 news at 6 o'clock. welcome in everyone. i'm jonathan mccall and i'm justine waldman. that announcement force bay area beaches to close and even some evacuation orders were issued. >> now, this all began with this massive explosion from an
underwater volcano in the south pacific overnight, the island nation of tonga. this is what it looked like from a satellite where you can see just how large this explosion was. we do have team coverage across the bay area about the effects we have seen here locally because of the tsunami advisories that have been put in place will begin right now in the east bay where people living near the berkeley marina were forced to evacuate early this morning after the tsunami advismry was issued. the order was in effect for boats, docks and the shoreline and eventually was lifted around 3.30, this afternoon. but that tsunami advisories still in effect in kron. 4 sleep to call kicks off our coverage. >> stephanie holy man woke up to the sounds of berkeley. police demanding about 115 people living in the marina to evacuate 3 foot waves and strong currents were expected at around 07:30am, in the morning following the tsunami advisory. i grabbed my dog. i mean, my crocs. i don't have socks police officers.
caution, people against getting too close to the water, but visitors were still allowed to use the trails and walkways some witnessing strong sudden all water went out for just a few minutes. very fast. >> and then within the next 2 or 3 minutes, it all came back in again. not quite as fast, but that was that was at least at this particular served. the evacuation order was limited to the marina boats, docks and shoreline. those working or living on higher ground were not impacted. history taught us you know, it's an army comes through. it can cause a lot of fortunately, there have been no reports. >> of damage or injuries. it's something that we all need to be watchful and vigilant about any live near coastline. i realize now i have go to bed just because earthquakes are going to come. i don't have a go to bag. so looks >> 6 hard drives on my boat. a reminder we all need to be
prepared for anything in berkeley. believe also the beaches in san francisco closed today. watch here as waves pound on the rocks. >> and spilled out onto the sidewalks and on the streets, people living in or near marinas were told to go to higher ground. but so far there have been little reports of any damage because of the tsunami advisory. meanwhile, in santa cruz, the beaches there just reopening within the last few minutes, like so many up and down the west coast. >> they were closed this afternoon to prevent anyone from getting swept out to sea from those strong currents. >> meanwhile, closer to home in the north bay, county saw 2 to 3 foot surges. one dog damaged in richardson bay. the county, though, did not issue any evacuation warnings or orders. but emergency officials say that this tsunami advisory should serve as a reminder for folks to be prepared. kron four's gayle ong continuing our team coverage tonight. >> in county. emergency crews spent the day monitoring the surges that richardson bay,
the strong currents following a large underwater volcanic eruption near the tonga islands friday night. the county sheriff's department was notified just after 05:00am saturday morning alerting to the tsunami advisory. we've got some people together, matt and started coming up with a game plan for placing people throughout the county and then also just alerting residents. we've got really busy this morning. the national weather service issued the advisory for the coast of california, including parts of the bay area. this is something like we've never seen before with an underwater volcanic eruption, creating the displacement of water and ultimately the tsunami that's impacting u.s.. saturday was not a day for surfers, swimmers, boaters and by standards on the beach, that surge can round up the beach really fast and catch you off guard and sweep you out to sea easily. in this case. what makes it so dangerous, especially in the events like this? >> isn't necessarily the height and inundation. it's the it's the sheer surge of the water and all of the water
moving the water moving around. richardson bay, one doc was damage in the greenwood cove area. and tipper on the surge is happening in conjunction with high tide bolinas lagoon saw surges at about 3 feet high marin county did not issue any evacuation warnings or orders. but the county sheriff's office says this event serves as a reminder to know your evacuation routes, which way would you go if there you know, an actual tsunami. >> that posed a risk that we haven't during evacuation orders. just take a look. you know, just like fire season. have your go bag ready. have your important documents in a place where you can grab them. >> and getting your vehicle only that you have to get safe to do so. >> gayle ong kron, 4 news. now. let's talk about our local weather forecast as we take a live look outside here across the golden gate bridge after a cool day. >> and definitely the weather and the tsunami advisories are concerned. yes, right. and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. kron 4 meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez here. more with the timing and >> what things will look like
over the next 24 hours. yeah, that's right. jonathan. just dean, certainly the last forecast that i was expecting to issue the tsunami advisory going to remain in effect throughout tonight. so even though the high tide >> occurred throughout this morning, we're still tracking a lot of the ripple effect from that massive underwater volcanic eruption. and that is causing a lot of flick with fluctuations with that energy out in the pacific. so we are still seeing some dangerous under toes. and with that dangerous rip currents throughout this evening. so there isn't an exact timing of when this tsunami advisory is expected to expire. but i did talk to national weather service bay area officials. they're going to keep it through to out tonight, but make sure to stick tune with kron. 4 news sunday morning and also the national weather service bay area twitter page for the latest information there as well as online resources because we are tracking not just our coastline being impacted, but
even our shores and marina, including the east bay shoreline. so i can't stress it enough. you are urged to stay away from the water specially throughout tonight. and we are seeing slightly calmer conditions with that surge, not as high as it was this morning, but we are tracking some changes in your extended forecast. cooler cloudier weather. find out if any rain is heading our way in my full forecast in just a few minutes. jonathon, just staying back to you. thank you so much for the annual homeless census in the bay area will be delayed a little more than one month because of covid concerns. >> in a statement, alameda county officials say they have moved the count to february 23rd contra costa, san mateo and santa clara counties move their counts back to february. 24th. similar statements were issued in los angeles and san diego. authorities canceled the 2021 headcount during last year's covid winter surge. the last homeless headcount was in january of 2020. >> the golden state is considering a new guaranteed income program for some cal
state students. students could receive a $500 monthly stipend if their family's income is in the bottom 20% up to 14,000 students could be eligible for the program. right now lawmakers are considering 2 different yearlong pilot programs. the first a 57 million dollar plan involving 3 campuses. the second would come with that price tag of 87 million dollars and would cover 5 campuses. some of the schools under consideration include cal state la san francisco state cal state, east bay and san jose state along with cal state fresno. we continue our tsunami advisory coverage still here on kron, 4 news at 6 o'clock, including the water rescues performed today due to folks getting swept out. >> and the highways. >> then why even democrats in congress are getting frustrated with
>> now it's 6 kron. 4 is monitoring a developing story from texas tonight where a man has taken a group hostage inside of a synagogue near fort worth. here's what we know right now. in the last hour, officials say a man who was inside has been released unhurt. meanwhile, fbi negotiators continue to talk with the person inside. investigators say this all started during a service that was being live streamed on facebook when the feed cut out, there has been no information from inside since at this point. the only thing officials are saying about the person who was holding these
people hostage is that he was demanding the release of a new row scientists who was convicted of trying to kill u.s. army officers in afghanistan were watching the story closely. updates will be on kron 4 dot com. and then tonight in prime time starting at 8. and widespread low to mid and upper 60's nearly 10 degrees above average for parts of the bay area. but tomorrow tracking cooler and tomorrow tracking cooler and cloudier weather for the - hi mommy! - hi honey! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. ♪ hush little baby...♪ ♪...don't say a word...♪ but if slow upload speeds turn your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year. limited availability in select areas. call 877.only.att.
>> we'll go back now to our coverage of the tsunami advisory. and while the worst is over, the national weather service is keeping the advisory in place for now. and there have been several water rescues today as a result of the high surf and strong time since this morning, officials have lowered the threat levels look here locally, but >> are keeping beaches and marinas closed out of an abundance of caution. camila barco brings us the latest. >> a advisory forced emergency crews to close all san francisco beaches and coastal point saturday morning, parts of theobay area saw between one to 3 foot ways. the conditions were so powerful at kelly's cove, a surfer's board broke and crews had to search and rescue the person. the san francisco fire department says that the highest danger associated with these conditions. >> is a strong rip currents. this could actually pull a grown adult into the water and you can become a victim which
nobody wants to be throughout the day. park rangers didn't allow cars on ocean beach. >> or at the marina parking lots out of an abundance of caution. if the water got too high. well, later saturday morning, san francisco moved into what is called the green status. officials notify people that the conditions wouldn't flood any homes or businesses, but that people should avoid going in the water. >> however, just 12 miles south of san francisco waves rocked pacifica. the strong currents caused for some minor flooding on the boardwalk. now, while the damage was minimal and san francisco officials remind people of what you should do in case of a tsunami advisory, for example, stay away from the beaches. >> piers or docs, you know, there's so many things in san francisco that you can do and are they going to the beaches? we have amazing parks that are inland. we have a safe streets and slow streets throughout san francisco. officials also ask that you avoid driving during these times. >> to keep the roads open for
emergency vehicles. if you are in a safe area, stay there. but if you are on the beach corp here and could not evacuate, call 911. >> in san francisco, camila barco kron. 4 news. >> coming up tonight at 9.30, during kron. 4 news in prime will be speaking with seismologist doctor lucy jones about this advisory will also go over the lessons we have learned about the preventative measures in place and what still needs to be worked on again. that's tonight. coming up at 9.30. meanwhile us about our 4 zone forecast. a live look at the san mateo bridge this saturday night. folks out and about. >> and as we mentioned, we're still watching the threat of that tsunami advisory up and down. >> the west coast the saturday night. let's get the latest now. former meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez. yeah. and we are tracking this tsunami advisory in effect for the entire bay area coastline. >> even the east bay shoreline as well from now through
tonight, it may have to get extended through tomorrow morning. so make sure to tune in. kron. 4 news for your sunday morning with dave spahr for the very latest on that because we're still tracking some dangerous rip currents out there along the coastline. but we are seeing right now fairly clear skies, but we are tracking some changes just to our south. for those of you in monterey county going to notice some drizzle throughout tonight and sunday morning. unfortunately, not going to see much as far as rain accumulations go for us in the bay area, not even for san jose in the south bay. so it is mainly going to hang tight for those of you in monterey county. but for the bay area cooler and cloudier weather for the 2nd half of your weekend. right now. temperatures out there for your saturday night low to mid and upper 50's. 59 degrees for san jose with nevado in the low 50's. so right now seeing a 9 degree difference there and widespread low to mid 40's for your overnight lows will be seeing some pretty uniform
numbers out. there's downtown san francisco in half moon bay. 47 degrees with santa rosa. 41 degrees for your overnight temperatures and tomorrow's daytime highs. pretty seasonal things to that cooldown. upper 50's to low 60's. exactly where we should be for this time of year. and don't forget the forty-niners will face off against the dallas cowboys sunday afternoon. temperatures there in dallas in the low 50's warming up into the mid-fifties throughout the game. plenty of sunshine and calmer winds there as well. so let's hope the forty-niners make it to the playoffs. taking a look ahead, though, at your next 7 day forecast. very little change through the beginning of this upcoming week with a nice midweek. warm-up. no rain for the next 7 days, but we could see some changes with some rain returning at the end of the month. so stay tuned for that. jonathan, just in back to you. like the sound of act. thanks for breeze. so we'll go now to our covid-19 coverage as >> today. private health plans are required to cover the over
the counter costs of covid-19 test. in the meantime, some democratic leaders are frustrated with the biden administration's pandemic response. >> kron four's washington correspondent reshad hudson has the latest. good evening. president biden is taking heat from members of his own party about the white house's response to the omicron surge. >> we didn't have enough equipment. we didn't have enough. >> testing ohio democratic senator sherrod brown says he understands concerns many americans are having trying to find an at-home covid test. my own families had trouble getting enough tests for their their children. 5 senate democrats went as far as to send this letter to the white house. they complain of long lines at testing sites and want answers about the white house response to omicron. >> and plans for responding to future variants republicans like west virginia. senator shelley moore capito say the white house has simply dropped the ball. the availability of
tests is critical. the administration should have known this, but brown says there's plenty of blame to go around. got to produce smart that's on both political parties that on the last 2 presidents in the last 2 congresses, capita says congress has already provided billions for testing for some reason. >> the administration has pulled back on this. the biden administration rejects it is not doing enough on testing. >> i'm directing my team to procure an additional half of additional 500 million more test to distribute for free. >> and next week, the white house whole launch a web site to distribute 500 million free at home covid tests. >> that was reshad hudson reporting next. in sports, derek carr makes his playoff debut for the raiders in that wild card round against the bengals with the silver and black. pull it out. i have another
>> and now kron 4 sports. the nfl playoffs are here in the wild card round officially under way. the raiders making their first playoff appearance since 2016 and only their second. >> since 2000, 2 as they took on the big goals in cincinnati. derek carr was injured back in 2016. so this was actually his playoff debut. we go to the 1st quarter cars counterpart, joe burrow fund. cj 7 yards out. he breaks out that shuffle to
celebrate. turning back the clock to the early 80's. that's when the bengals last month their parents. >> 7, 3 bengals up early car had a rough start. you can't block trey hendrickson with a tight in car. he's hit fumbles. the ball. bengals recover deep. the raiders territory. the biggest defense, though, was able to hold the bengals to just a field goal. but put them up 10, 3 late in the first round. burrow rolls out and throws just before stepping out of bounds funds. tele boyd in the back of the end zone for the 10 yard score. 26 bengals up. but the raiders rally right before halftime cars. it's a to z jones for a 14 yard. td raiders cut the since the lead. just 2013 at half. fast forward to the last 17 seconds in the game. raiders still down 7, 4th in goal. derek carr tries to get it to jones, but guess what picked off the raiders finally run out of last second heroics. the bengals winning their ferry first playoff game in 31
years. that's before text messages were around. raiders lose. 26 19. their season officially done. college hoops. now, stanford at washington, the huskies up by 18 at halftime only to see the cardinal rally in the second. but there was just a little too much. terrell brown junior. he goes off for 26 points for the huskies as they hold on to beat the cardinals. 67i 64 callan, washington state, the cougars pulling away late in a close game. michael flowers with a big three-pointer with just 2 minutes left in the game. the in the game on the 11th 3 run to close out the bears cal going on to lose 65 57. one note from the association, steph curry out for tomorrow night's game against the timberwolves. >> with what is being described hands ordinance. he injured the pinky on his shooting hand last night long. so ball did it as he went o for a block. however, he went on to play the rest of the game. so it looks pretty minor. and just as a precaution. >> but it was nervous seeing
him down there, shaking his hand was tough watching do that number there, but looks like everything's going to be. all right, though, rested up big niner game tomorrow. that's right against the timberwolves. every game counts at this point. >> that wraps up kron. 4 news at 6 o'clock tonight. thank you so much for joining us. we'll see you in prime time. starting at 8.
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