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where hurricane michael is located. it's over the florida panhandle in southern georgia. as it moves inland, it's weakening. alex savidge reports from the newsroom. one person has been killed. >> reporter: yes. sad news we're learning here. at least one person has died as a result of this storm. this was a man who was killed by a falling tree in florida. now, when dangerous category 4 storm packing winds of 155 miles an hour. >> reporter: the winds sent beachfront structures crashing down along the florida panhandle. here's where the storm came ashore at mexico beach, population about 1,000. white sand beaches inupdated by the storm surge that sent water roofs of
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houses. another look at storm surge flooding the streets at port st. joe a few miles away with fast-moving water clogged with debris. at panama city beach, plywood and two-by-fours were sent on to parked cars across the street. here you can see part of the roof ripped off, rain lashing, sideways and trees toppled. tens of thousands are without power and rescue crews are already heading into the hurricane zone. >> it came really fast. the first thing i wish everybody evacuated. i'm praying we didn't lose anybody. that was disappointing to me that everybody didn't evacuate. >> reporter: as this storm pushes north, president trump got a briefing from fema on the damage that's still to come. >> storm surge and winds and for georgia they will see high
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inland winds. you may see sustained category 1 and 2 winds with higher gusts that are associated so we are expecting a lot of damage inland, as well. >> and tonight florida's governor says nearly 400,000 customers are in the dark. there's a lot of concern about people who stayed behind under the dangerous conditions. the red cross says as many as 320,000 people ignored evacuation orders or warnings. >> thank you. here's the conditions in panama city as the storm made landfall. wind knocking trees around. rain coming down hard. and big waves crashing on the beaches. let's go to our chief meteorologist bill martin. the storm is now a category 1. >> literally in the last moments. but here's the thing to note. here's hurricane michael. comes onshore as a category 4, right? it's two miles an hour short of a category 5. just call it
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a cat-5. officially it's not. but this storm basically was a cat-5 making landfall on the panhandle of florida. largest strongest hurricane ever to make landfall on the -- at the panhandle. look where it landed. this is still a category 2 hurricane. it's not that far from atlanta. maybe 100 miles from atlanta, georgia. and it's still a category 1 hurricane. i'm not a hurricane expert, but i have never seen a hurricane that far inland especially that close to a major urban center. category 1, it's going to drop quick from here. you will see the eye filling in. when that fills in the system is starting to get extra-tropical. as that happens, the storm weakens but not before there were massive storm surges. if you saw pictures of mexico beach, this will make sensing. the storm surge was up to 12 feet. this is actually some of the
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video i saw today, this is how mexico beach looked, just covered in water, treetops broken off, this is a major, major storm. and this is what -- they are going to retire michael. there won't ever be another hurricane michael because that name gets taken out because this thing is so massive. there's the storm now. by no means is this ended. the reason i say that is this whole area -- have you ever been down here? this is trees. these are old trees. these are tree that will break in high winds. there will be power outages, trees down from macon to columbia, south carolina. this storm is continuing as a category 1 hurricane and will cause havoc for at least the next 24 hours. one thing i will say it's moving quick. some of the stats on this thing, third lowest pressure on record in the u.s. to make landfall. strong ever to hit the panhandle that we have recorded. just a massive storm. came onshore.
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we're calling it a cat-4? this is cat-5. you missed it by 2 miles an hour. that storm is massive. it continues to weaken but continues to cause havoc. i'll see you back here with updates and your local weather. >> coming up in 10 minutes, we'll take you live to apalachicola, florida, to see what it's like there right now. our other big story today happened on wall street where there was a massive sell-off. the dow dropped more than 800 points. the nasdaq almost 316. and the s&p 500 was down 94.66. it's the worst day for the dow since august 2016. and the third worst point decline ever. tech stocks were the hardest hit including amazon and bay area-based apple and square. amazon lost more than 115 points or about 6%. apple stocks dropped almost 11 points down about 4.5%. and san francisco-based square dropped 9 points a loss of almost 10%. joining ncial expert james mcbryde from the
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mcbryde group. so james, what happened today? the white house is calling this a correction. do you agree? >> i think it is a correction on the s&p 500 for example, frank, about 60% of the stocks are down 10%. that's a correction. and another 25% are down over 20% which is bear territory. it was a rough day in the market brought on by some real concerns about higher interest rates that have been riseing. >> could the issue the trade war with china be having an impact? >> absolutely. this thing just keeps going on. and it's this for tat" and as we said before, you know, any kind of a, um, policy or a fight that involves an eye for an eye is eventually going to leave pretty much everybody blind. >> what about hurricane michael? it may have done damage to oil rigs in the gulf. could that impact the markets? >> i don't think so.
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they shut down the oil rigs and production yesterday in anticipation of the storm. they will probably come back online in less than a week. so i don't think so. besides, oil is right in about the mid-70s already. so i don't think so. >> so for investors, what's the advice to them? >> you better stay the course here. this is a pause in the market. there's no question abit. but it makes a lot of sense. just at the end of last month, which was the end of the third quarter, we saw the major market indices were up quite a bit. we had the dow up give or take 7%. the nasdaq 8. and the -- i'm sorry, the nasdaq was up like 16%, you know, at the end of the quarter. so there was a sell-off today. but it was in the 3 to 4% range. and just to put that into perspective, one year ago in september2008 in the middle of the financial crisis when the house voted against being marke 7%. so with today's numbers, that would be a drop of about 1600
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bottom yet? the futures are down and major markets around the world, what are you looking for tomorrow? >> probably a continued sell- off. one of the tough things about finding out which way the market is going, frank, is a lot of the trading now is done by programs. there's almost somebody said there's no adults in the room. and these things have to run their course. but the bottom line, the u.s. economy is very strong. the earnings are spectacular. and eventually, stock market prices follow earnings. and as i said, the earnings are really good, up like 20%. >> james mcbryde, thank you. my pleasure. a man is in critical condition tonight after being punched twice outside levi's stadium following sunday's game. now police have made an arrest. ann rubin reports. police say it was unprovoked? >> reporter: that's right. they say not only was it unprovoked but that the suspect punched the victim a
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walk away. reporter: authorities say david gonzales of madera critically injured another man game. it happened in the parking lot outside levi's stadium. santa clara police believe the incident began when the victim kicked a bottle that landed near gonzales. they say that's when gonzales punched the victim in the head and watched him fall to the ground. after he got up, they say gonzales punched him again. >> there's no information that we have that the victim provoked any of this. as a matter of fact, prior to the second punch, some video that we have shows him walking away only to be punched that second time. >> reporter: authorities have not released that video but say it comes from the stadium's cameras. police were able to interview the victim, a 33-year-old man from san jose, before his condition took a turn for the worse. >> it wasn't until several hours, even up to a day later, until we checked back on the victim and found out how
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severe his injuries were. at that point, the investigation really kicked into high gear. at this point, we are looking at more severe charges. >> reporter: this is not the first violent attack at levi's stadium. in 2014, a massive bathroom brawl ended with two men injured and two others serving prison time. in 2015, video surfaced of a group of 49ers fans kicking and punching a man in a vikings jersey and now this. >> at this point, we don't believe the team loyalty played any role in this. it appears to us that both are -- both the victim and suspect are both 49er fans. >> reporter: we reached out not 49ers who say they are upset with the nature of the incident but pleased by the quick work of police. authorities say gonzales was taken into custody without incident. he is now facing charges of assault and battery, both causing grave bodily harm. >> there is no reason, there is no excuse, no justification, for, um, treating someone in this way. >> reporter: authorities are still looking for additional
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witnesses in this case. gonzales is set to be arraigned tomorrow afternoon. julie? >> ann rubin in santa clara for us tonight, thanks, ann. friends and family are mourning the loss of a 17-year- old boy who was shot and killed in antioch. it happened right outside a supermarket not far from where he lived. our crime reporter henry lee is in antioch tonight with more. >> reporter: this victim to was shot and killed in the parking lot here of the lucky market in broad daylight leaving loved ones struggling to understand why. >> he is only 17 years old. >> reporter: a memorial of flowers and candles in honor of omar saragosa, shot and killed outside this lucky supermarket in antioch. these balloons spelling out polo for omar's favorite clothing line. a steady stream of mourners paid their respects. >> it just don't make sense. his life was took-en way too so far. >> reporter: at 4 p.m. tuesday someone shot him in
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the parking lot of the store on east 18th street. first responders performed cpr but the antioch high school student died at the scene. his mercedes e350 with bullet holes in the windshield was surrounded by crime scene tape. a day after the killing, antioch police were in the parking lot. someone wonders if someone envious of omar might be responsible. >> over money and everybody is trying to make it in this life and he happened to be making it. >> only a little boy. he had his whole life ahead of him. >> reporter: loved ones are hoping for those who know what happened to do the right thing. >> it don't make sense for nobody to come forward. it's time to step up and come forward. we need justice. justice for omar! for real. >> reporter: anyone with information is asked to call the antioch police department. live in antioch, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news.
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a family-run business for more than 30 years. early next year this east bay restaurant will be forced to close. the reason? a new tenant who moved in recently. >> plus, we are continuing to track hurricane michael as it moves into georgia tonight. coming up, we'll go live to the florida gulf coast where the hurricane made landfall this morning. >> also ahead, new developments in the lawsuit against monsanto, the same judge who awarded a bay area man $289 million now considering a new trial. do you hear that?
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the re-opening of a portion of fremont street near the to re-open friday's but transportation
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week from today, october 17th. crews need more time to install a four-story shoring system to stabilize the transit center after two cracked steel beams were discovered last month. the transit center itself will also remain closed until the fix is complete. the judge who oversaw the trial that awarded a bay area groundskeeper $289 million is now considering whether to throw out that verdict and hold a new trial. ktvu's christien kafton followed the trial and was in the courtroom this afternoon as attorneys for that groundskeeper and monsanto argued their cases. the judge has a number of options at her disposal. >> reporter: she does. she can uphold the jury decision to award dewayne johnson $289 million. she could change the amount of the award. or she could throw the verdict out entirely and order a new trial. you may remember, in august, the jury sided with the benicia groundskeeper, dewayne johnson saying they believe that the active ingredients in the weed killer roundup likely
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caused his non-hodgkins lymphoma. the judge is now reviewing that verdict jury reached it. attorneys on both sides argued today over the admissibility of some of the witness testimony, scientific evidence, the trial attorneys likening the case to "big tobacco" and whether money awarded based on johnson's life expectancy were all appropriate. the judge also is considering if monsanto acted with clear and convincing evidence with enough malice to warrant millions in punitive damages. our legal experts from hastings law school says today's hearing is part of the legal process, especially following a large jury award like we saw in this case. if the losing party asks for a motion for a new trial or a motion for judgment notwithstanding a verdict, that is standard practice. >> reporter: johnson was the first of more than 8,000 people who were looking to
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monsanto over the claims that the company's weed killer causes cancer. the judge will submit answers to the questions in writing on friday. -- the judge asked for answers to be submitted to the questions by attorneys in friday on friday. live in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. >> just to be clear, does the judge just arbitrarily decide to throw out the $289 million judgment? >> reporter: well, it wouldn't be entirely arbitraryry. she would have to find a legal reason to do that. and that's part of what today's proceeding was about making sure that all the is were dotted and ts were crossed so legally making sure properly and met the right burden. so if she decided to void that jury's decision and would have to be based on legal precedent and whether or not the legal
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benchmark had been met so to speak. >> thank you, christien kafton. now back to our coverage of hurricane michael which was just downgraded to a category 1. here's a live look at the location. the storm is moving northeast at about 16 miles an hour. the eye of the storm has passed florida and is now moved into southern georgia. >> fox news' phil keating is in apalachicola, florida, tonight. phil, the hurricane moved in this morning. you were right there, had 155- mile-an-hour winds. what was that like? >> reporter: hellacious, furious, just an absolute punishing matter of hours for the morning and the afternoon for all of the panhandle and much of espealin the big bend area of florida. mexico beach where the eye made landfall with 155- just 30 in apalachicola. so we were on the dirty side
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of the hurricane which means higher winds, higher rains and higher storm surge. we got it here. you can see some of the damage that's left behind the roadway here, water street appropriately named because it was under about this much of water. this many feet. three to five feet of water all day long. water has been receding though for the past several hours. the rain stopped a few hours ago and the winds are just breezy right now. but nothing -- i can't even describe how really fierce they were as the bands and the waves of the eye wall came nearby and then just blew through this place. you couldn't even see more than a quarter mile. the river that's on the other side of these sorry, forg the river, um, it was being pushed upstream from the storm surge and the powerful hurricane winds. so in total, about 9 feet of
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storm surge in apalachicola where we are and and most of it dropped down now. right now here it's a matter of ennis cosby. so matter of inches. it will be a massive clean-up over the next few days. when it stopped, some search- and-rescue from franklin county and bay county where panama city is, to get their search-and-rescue teams out and about, high-profile vehicles, low draft boats, to try to look around because all law enforcement was basically holed up and hunkered down all day long like all residents at the big bend and panhandle. it was too dangerous and life- threatening to be outside during the peak of this hurricane. historically powerful. and what they want to do now is to find anybody who needs search-and-rescue them to rescue them to save their
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lives to find if there are in fact fatalities and we have our first confirmed reported death of a man up in gadsden county outside of tallahassee, a tree fell on his house and tallahassee isn't even on the coast which goes to show how far inland a hurricane can still be a massive impact with tornado activity, with high winds, as well as the-as well as heavy rains and flooding what will be revealed tomorrow is how much flooding did occur. the storm surge was expected to be anywhere from 9 to 13 feet where we are in this area so east of here, certainly could have experienced more of that. the only upshot of where the hurricane hit, this is a very rural area of the state of florida. the population not as dense as south florida or western florida. so fewer people were impacted but they were certainly greatly impacted. but not as seriously widespread had it made a direct hit on a city like
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panama city which was really expected to be a great possibility all day but in the end, the eye of the storm did not hit panama city directly, just a glancing blow. but a lot to be revealed tomorrow as far as injuries, as far as deaths and there are going to be search-and-rescue teams activated and 1,000 national guardsmen are ready to be deployed. there are helicopters for the national guard on loan from other states, chinooks, blackhawks. the sky should be full of helicopters all over the panhandle tomorrow looking to see how bad the damage is. at least almost 50 roads from pensacola to here are reported as impassable because of downed trees and power lines. speaking of power, this whole town and much of the region is in a total blackout tonight.
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no one has power. nearly 400,000 floridians households have no power. this could go on for days or weeks because that's what happens in hurricanes and in the days and weeks thereafter it takes crews -- and there are 100,000 utility prepositioned with lines as fas as possible and the transformers and get power restored. that's the top priority now. as far as the state restoring normalcy for the people who survived this hurricane, but first and foremost is to reveal the amount of destruction, how much of it was absolutely catastrophic and how soon roads can be passable. the town we're in now, there's one way out to the east and one way out to the northwest. both routes are shut off since this morning. no one can leave town. so it's a ride it out. hopefully everyone stocked up on at least three days of food and water. >> thank you, phil keating
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reporting for us in apalachicola, florida, where the damage from hurricane michael is extensive. all righty. cat-1 now. soon to be a tropical storm. largest hurricane ever recorded to hit the florida panhandle. michael's name will be retired. that's hthis storm is. there's been some rain but mostly about storm surge and wind. this is one of those deals where you're not seeing a lot of pictures yet. that's bad. that means things are bad in these zones. there's a lot of trees down. the storm surge that came in was up to 12 feet or more above the mean tide. i saw pictures today and, of course, mexico beach did look like this with what -- as it goes up, and the tops of trees
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were broken off. it was a bad scene. that's one place. of course it was the right front quadrant of the storm when it came onshore. this thing is still a category 1 as it moves east of atlanta. it will be a tropical storm when it hits atlanta. that's a big urban center. this storm is one for the record books one of the top five or six hurricanes ever recorded to make landfall in the united states. that's how it looks now. it's still holding together as a hurricane hundreds of miles inland. as we move forward, we are going to see rain not just for parts of georgia but look what it does -- remember carolinas a couple of weeks ago, columbia and those areas, already inundated -- already still some standing water in these areas in the carolinas they got hit so hard with hurricane florence. they will see another five inches of rain by the time we get to thursday evening. this storm is fast-moving so there's the good news. it's keeping the rainfall numbers down.
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but as i said, i saw reports this morning where they were talking about, um, sheltering in place as if it was a tornado when this hurricane came onshore. so a hurricane is a hurricane. you have these special things when you shelter for a hurricane. they were talking about like it was an f-3 or a f4 tornado and telling people to get in their bathtubs, put helmets on and that's a big deal. i haven't seen that -- i don't know if i have seen that except maybe andrew. there you go. more rain in the forecast. more trouble for the southeast. if you have travel plans out there in the next 12 to 24 hours, you may want to look at alternative routes. coming up tonight, one of the biggest companies in the world is taking on a small family-run restaurant. and it's happening in walnut creek. up next, how a lease agreement with whole foods and amazon means this family business has to go after 30 years in business. >> a proposed rule change by the federal government is sparking concern among immigrants. what the proposal could mean
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a david versus goliath confrontation has developed in the east bay over a very popular small chinese restaurant. ktvu's tom vacar has the details on the fight between whole foods and its owner amazon, and a walnut creek family restaurant. >> this is my life. >> reporter: she says her heart is broken. she worries constantly and cries a lot because a deadline
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coming up in february will end her family's restaurant lease. >> we are shocked. we couldn't sleep for a while. >> reporter: for 31 years now her mom and pop-run jay garden restaurant has been a community fixture in restaurant since the shopping center on ignacio valley road, very close to whole foods. >> we learned how to treat customers here. how to get food. >> reporter: the landlord gave in explanation for not renewing the lease. the whole foods lease limited our square footage of restaurants and it states that your current space cannot be used for a restaurant once the lease expires. >> how ridiculous. i don't know how else to react to it except that there -- no business should be dictating who surrounds them. we should all be complaining about that. >> i feel so lost.
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>> reporter: neither whole foods nor amazon answered our emails so i asked the whole foods store manager to contact headquarters. when whole foods eventually called it didn't deny the contents of the letter. whole foods told us this was between the wangs and the landlord regency centers. regency didn't answer its calls until i got a number from whole foods. regency's written statement is in direct contradiction to its own letter to the wangs. quote, reducing restaurant square footage was a regency decision to provide a better experience overall at the center by helping to reduce congestion. whole foods market did not participate in the decision to terminate jade garden's lease, unquote. miss wang's message to amazon's ceo jeff bezos owner of whole foods? >> don't hurt the small business. it's unfair. >> reporter: now that the light of day has shone on this story, it will be up to the public to decide how to deal
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with it. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. hurricane michael has passed through florida and is now moving into georgia tonight. up next, we'll talk to a former fema official about the emergency response and what to expect in the days to come. >> plus, this wall has kept the bay water back for more than 100 years. now it's crumbling. and with sea levels rising, replacing seawalls is something that all cities near the water are going to have to think about.
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here's another look at the radar showing hurricane michael moving into georgia tonight. current sustained winds have now dropped to under 100 miles an hour. it's now a cat-1 down from a cat-4 storm with 155-mile-an- hour winds this morning when it roared man has been killed. he was florida. nearly 200,000 customers are without power in florida and another 30,000 are in the dark in georgia. >> authorities say a lot of people did not follow the
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orders to evacuate. in fact, some business owners stayed put saying their customers are depending on them to provide last-minute supplies. that includes a grocery store owner apalachicola. >> our customers depends on us and if you can't be there when someone needs you, what good are you? >> the warnings from governor rick scott were dire. he told people if they were in the middle of the storm surge, they would not survive. joining us now with more on hurricane michael is a former senior official with fema. mark, what is fema doing now and how is all this being handled? >> reporter: the president has three national teams and he has one of the teams in the emergency operations they have rescue teams, a disaster medical assistance team. they have shelters opened up. so there's a lot of preparation that's stayed in place. they have about 3500 national
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guardsmen on standby, 1,000 power workers to roll in in case it's necessary. tremendous amount of preparations. florida has dealt with this before. unfortunately, this storm grew greater than anticipated so it's going to be interesting to see the extent of damage as they are able to get teams into the areas. >> mark, what is the biggest concern, what posts the biggest danger with a storm of this strength? is it the winds? the heavy rain and flooding? or that storm surge? >> reporter: you know, julie, you hit on all of it. like florence, we saw the hurricane come over florida and sat there for a while and drenched it with rainfall. this hurricane is different. it packs a triple punch. you notice in tallahassee where the capital, it's knocking down trees because it's high winds. it's shutting down power. there's thousands of people without power, in particular in the state capital the emergency operations center is operating under emergency generator power. if you go down to mexico beach you see storm surge up to the roof line in a lot of cases for the homes.
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so you're seeing high winds, storm surge. and the rainfall itself. the good news is the hurricane is moving quickly out of the area. >> mark, what is the waffle house index? >> reporter: good question. the previous administrator -- there's about 30 federal coordinating officers in the country that manage presidential disasters. at a training session he was teaching about the waffle house index. what that is is in disaster areas you would restaurants. if those restaurants were open, we knew that the supply chain was supporting movement of food services and people to be able to keep that restaurant open. in that case, don't bring in all these resources to try to recreate that system. it's already working. support that system. find out what that system needs to continue to operate. it's private enterprise being able to help folks in disaster areas. so if the waffle house was open, you knew the supply system was working and we as
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government needed to support that. >> all right. mark neveau, we'll let that be the last word tonight. thanks so much as always for your input. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. fire rips through a warehouse in oakland. the impact the early-morning fire could have on a planned low-income housing project. coming up. way to stay connected.
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in the belvedere a century old seawall is at risk of caving in. the city is now trying to fix it before the rainy season gets here. ktvu's rob roth found that belvedere isn't the only bay area city dealing with crumbling seawalls amid predictions of climate change and a rising sea level. >> reporter: here in belvedere this sea water kept the water at bay for more than a century. but the problem is after all that pounding -- >> a piece of the wall is starting to go outward. >> reporter: the seawall is crumbling. the guard wall is the most obvious sign. but the real trouble is underneath. >> it's being undermined by wave action over many years and it's to a point where it's becoming more of an emergency because you get to a tipping point where the wall could actually fall over into the water. >> reporter: if the city floodi during the rainy season. the plans are to fix it for about a half million dollars. >> the whole place is susceptible to sea level rise. >> reporter: that seawall may pose a more immediate
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challenge but modifying this one, that's a much bigger and much more expensive problem. this seawall on san rafael avenue is not in danger of collapsing but city leaders say they will eventually have to raise it and the beach road wall another two feet to protect against sea level rise and that could cost many millions of dollars. long-time residents say the problem must be addressed. >> but the community supports it if taxes are necessary. they have always passed. they are usually passed. so, um, i think they are doing the best thing they can for the future. >> reporter: earlier this week, a united nations report on climate change predicts dire consequences from sea rise! and city is far from alone in having to address its seawalls. san francisco is asking voters to pass an almost half a billion-dollar bond measure next month to strengthen the embarcadero seawall. racing against rising sea levels is a bay area-wide problem.
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>> for people like me and city management positions throughout the bay area, we're all talking to each other and, you know, becoming quite aware and getting educated quickly as to what we can do. >> reporter: the six years expected by the end of the year, but far bigger problems are on the horizon. in belvedere, rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. a s.w.a.t. team, bomb squad and undercover police swarm a home in the south bay. >> i was outside. i ran inside the house and actually hid. i thought it was gunshots. >> coming up, what scared and worried neighbors were not surprised by the massive show >> a very close call for firefighters battling a fire in the east bay. they were almost hit by a train. more of this video of what happened when we come back. we come back. >> we have fog out there now. temperatures cooler today. got some heating upcoming this weekend.
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close call for fire crews in oakley this morning when they were almost struck by a train. a ktvu news photographer caught this scene on his dashcam. fire officials confirmed twice that the tracks had been temporarily shut down as crews were mopping up from the fire on main street. about three hours after a train speeding through. firefighters had second to pick up their firefighting
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equipment and get out of the way. no one was hurt. oakland firefighters are investigating an early-morning fire at a warehouse near the coliseum. the land is the future home of the low-income housing complex. paul chambers spoke with the landowners to see if the fire will hurt their chances of building much-needed housing. >> reporter: these cameras near the observations coliseum capture the smoke and flames burning at a warehouse in east oakland. at 6:30 a.m. a passerby recorded up close shots of the fire. this image from google earth shows what the warehouse used oc 10,000-square-foot building was used for paint storage by a company called george masker painting. but come next year, it was going to be the site for much- needed affordable housing. >> 59 units, it's a family building, a small component for homeless and a small component for folks with other special needs. >> reporter: the plan is to break ground next year giving a family of four making less
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than $70,000 a chance to have a place of their own. rents would be between $800 and $1,600 a month. but wednesday's early-morning fire may add extra work for construction crews. >> there's a fair amount of discovery we're doing at this point in making sure that all the environmental issues are taken care of. >> reporter: most of the morning firefighters battled the flames. these pictures from skyfox show a better look at the damage as crews worked on hot spots. but the question is, will the fire damage cause a delay in the groundbreaking of the construction of the new homes? >> we had planned to start construction in next summer and we still plan to do that. we'll see how things go. but at this point, we don't see any setbacks. >> reporter: the cause is under investigation. and no one was injured. in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu fox 2 news. all right. let's take a look at our weather. of course, the big weather story is the hurricane. it's continuing to move onshore as a category one soon to be a tropical storm. but that is starting to die
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down quickly. the story now will be more rainfall. for us, temperatures today about where they were yesterday a few degrees cooler which is what we expected. there's some patchy fog along the coast. that fog kind of in and out again tomorrow. the pattern is slightly onshore. so in terms of fire danger, we are not looking at red flag warnings. that's good news. we are seeing, believe it or not, some snow on some of the higher elevations peaks up in tahoe now. way up there, you know, 8,000 feet kind of stuff. maybe 7500. and then you got some rain showers up around donner lake, as well. and then for us, just fog. and pretty much kind of stable weather. and that's going to continue. the stable weather is going to continue into the weekend with a warming trend. t roller coaster thing we about where we peaked and then we bottomed out, kind of yesterday and today, and a little bit tomorrow, and then on friday, saturday and sunday, temperatures come back up. winds are relatively light. again, no fire danger -- it's not off the hook which is really all you care about this time of year.
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this is the height of our most dangerous fire season time of year. there is the fog at the coast and inland, it burns off with just -- just like today, tomorrow. yellows are 70s. so maybe a little cooler tomorrow still. and then from there it starts to get warmer. the high pressure kind of reestablishes itself kind of warms a little bit on friday and saturday with the winds going offshore. and that sets us up with a warmer weekend. so just enjoy. it's a really classic -- it's not classic but it's pretty much fall onshore that it's the where'd they go? 69 in san mateo. 70 in fremont? they're gone. you have the water impacting temperatures but it's not the, from coast to inland that we so typically see in the summer months. here's the five-day forecast. you can see the weekend heats up. so with that said, friday, saturday and sunday, you're going to see fire danger come
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up with a little bit but these aren't extreme temperatures. so hopefully things stay on the mild side until we get some rain in here. not in this five-day forecast but hopefully soon. bill, thank you. still to come here, a massive police presence in the south bay. officers surround a home in morgan hill. what they found inside and why neighbors say they are not surprised about the bust. >> also ahead, the warriors double down on their efforts to endorse local businesses. the bay area restaurant owners being showcased at the new chase do you hear that?
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home in morgan hill near the intersection of doherty and miramonte. >> reporter: deputies and undercover officers swarmed this property early wednesday morning in morgan hill. officials say the operation was a search of a suspected marijuana grow operation. neighbors say they heard law enforcement personnel move in with explosive force. >> i was scared. i thought when they did that flash bomb thing, i thought -- i wasn't warned. i was outside. i ran inside the house and actually hid. i thought it was gunshots. >> reporter: officials broua bo robot moved on the property that sits midblock on doherty avenue between miramonte and live oak. officials say their marijuana eradication team recovered thousands of plants and current detained in connection with the operation. greenhouses dot the landscape in this section of santa clara county. one neighbor says this isn't the first time someone has been accused of running an
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illegal grow operation. >> over here there's been skunk weed grown in the past. down the street was a meth lab. people think they can get away with whatever out here. but, no, not a good idea. >> reporter: some residents level closer to the scene say the people who have been detained are friendly good neighbors. and they are sorry for the allegations and the small arsenal law enforcement brought that forced the closure of their street for most of the day. >> it's scary the same time. you know? these are my neighbors that i have known for years. so, um, like i said, ve never been bad has not said ho many of the 12 detainees will face charges or how long this illegal grow operation has been operating. in morgan hill, jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. in michigan, more than 120 missing children and young teenagers were brought to safety today during a massive one day police sweep. some of them are runaways, others possibly abducted.
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finding and bringing them to safety was just the first phase of operation safekid. now police are trying to answer a lot of questions. >> did somebody pay for, you know, pay for them to stay somewhere? did they do favors for them? did they give them drugs? >> each of the recovered children was interviewed by authorities. they worried that the kids were either sexually victimized or used in sex trafficking. several cases have now been reopened. authorities also obtained information on missing children cases in minnesota and texas. the build on the operation -- rather, the success of this operation. ktvu fox 2 news at 6:00 starts now. ♪[ music ] hurricane michael slams into the florida panhandle as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 1 55 miles an hour destroying homes, bringing down trees and causing flooding. and tonight we know at least one person has been killed as
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a result of hurricane michael. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the storm has now weakened to a category 1. since making landfall seven hours ago, the monster storm came ashore at mexico beach, florida, on the florida panhandle and is now moving north into georgia. it's leaving behind a trail of destruction with widespread flooding and streets littered with debris. right now, it is estimated as many as 400,000 homes and businesses may be without power. and states of emergency are in effect now from florida to north carolina. we have team coverage of hurricane michael and the damage it's causing. reporter steve harrigan is in macon, georgia. we begin though with our chief meteorologist bill martin and the storm's track. >> yeah. first of all, michael will never be a hurricane name again. because they are going to retire this name. it's historical stuff. right now it's a category 1. it's close to macon, not that far from atlanta. a major urban center. it is still a category 1 hurricane. and i'm going to tell you
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right now, i don't think i have ever seen a category 1 hurricane this far inland. i don't think -- i mean, maybe there has been. i can't remember one that far inland. usually they fall apart pretty quickly. the storm will weaken quickly and will drop down to a tropical storm within the next probably few hours but not before it does some serious -- not so much rainfall. but the storm surge. i saw pictures -- i have seen pictures from panama city and mexico beach and this is how it looks. you're not seeing pictures yet because we are having trouble getting pictures out. this is a huge, huge storm and there's been tons of devastation, tons of flooding and lots of trees down. now, if you know this area at all as this thing moves


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