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florida all the way up to the government north saying this was an unprecedented flood event. we'll keep an eye on this and be back tomorrow morning. good morning, 10:00 a.m. eastern. i'm jose diaz-balart in bradenton, florida. one day after ian made landfall as a category 4 hurricane. this morning people up and down florida's gulf coast are assess ing the devastation left behind by one of the strongest storms ever to hit the state. president biden has declared florida to be a major disaster, and what is now tropical storm ian continues to move extremely slowly, about 7 miles per hour across the central part of the state. the president and governor ron desantis spoke again this morning and the fema administrator is expected to visit the state tomorrow.
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strong winds and heavy rain are battering the orlando area as the storm moves its way toward the atlantic ocean. the storm created catastrophic flooding that left entire communities under several feet of water and sent cars and debris floating down streets. take a look at these images. the water was just relentless. crews are still carrying out emergency rescues on land, air and sea. in bonita springs, a group of good samaritans rescued an elderly man stranded in his car in surging flood waters, dragging him through waist-high water to safety. ian's strong winds brought down trees, power lines, knocked out power to more than two and a half million homes and businesses. the winds also literally ripped off roofs from a number of homes, including this mobile
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home. a short time ago, governor ron desantis call canned the impact historic ask also addressed comments from the lee county sheriff that there may be hundreds of fatalities, something that's not been confirmed. >> we have had the two unconfirmed fataliies in the sense we don't know they are linked to the storm. our assumption is it likely is. so we will make that assessment and that will be reported. but that's what we have. that number that was put out by lee is basically an estimate of these people were calling. the water was rising on their home. they may not have ended up getting through. so we're hoping that they can be rescued at this point. >> here in bradenton, which is right by sarasota, we didn't take a direct hit from the storm. many people in the area are without power. bradenton residents are being
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urged to conserve water as the waste water treatment plant is full and in danger of overflowing. with us now to start off our coverage this morning is meteorologist samara theodore and blayne alexander in orlando. where do things stand right now? >> i think because of how relentless and strong ian is, it's more so who is next. and right now we are keeping our eye on jacksonville, florida. i want to go ahead and set. the scene for you. here's a look at jacksonville. very close to it. we have the st. john's river. we get runoff from torrential rain coming down from the storm moving downstream towards jacksonville. but take a look at the view that the winds are coming in from the storm pushing in surge. we already have reports of two feet of surge along the coastline. that's moving in along with that rain moving out meeting in downtown jacksonville. that could be the setup for a dpajs situation as far as
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flooding goes. here's a look at the latest on ian. right now, we're looking atday toe na beach in particular because they have been sitting under heavy bands for the last few hours since at least 5:00 a.m. this morning. wind gusts reaching 68 miles per hour. you can see the bulk of the rain offshore for now. but things are beginning to pick up in jacksonville. as a result, we are seeing high totals anticipated as far as rainfall is concerned. daytona beach could come in above to 10 irvelg inches of rain. that couple with the storm surge. and here's a look at that flood threat right now. we have flash flood warnings for orlando, but we are going to keep a close eye on jacksonville because that could lead to extreme flooding there as well through the overnight hours, we're going to see the storm shifting farther up the coastline. that's going to put areas like charleston at risk for some extreme flash flooding as we
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move through the days ahead. what i want to show here is the futurecast. this shows what the radar could look like in the coming days. here's a look at 8:00 p.m. tonight. notice the bulk of the rain off the coast. but as ian hits open water, it's going to start to beeline and head for charleston. then we start to see the deep colors, the reds, the pinks on the radar. that's very heavy rain. this is hitting during a critical hour. this is the morning commute for south carolina along the coastline. and they are going to be dealing with serious flooding in the days to come. after which we see that start to move friday into saturday morning. up the coastline, into the mid-atlantic. the peninsula, we're anticipating heavy rain as well. and finally taking a look at the winds. that's the other component to this. while we're seeing triple-digit wind gusts, we're seeing winds strong enough to definitely cause more power outages on the eastern coast of florida. right on into areas like savannah. as ian comes back on shore, we
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are expecting wind gusts to reach pretty close to hurricane status. they have issued a hurricane watch for the coastline, but for the most part, we're looking at a tropical storm once it makes landfall. but we are going to keep a close eye out for that. right now, i want us to focus on jacksonville. they are in a precarious position. >> and it is a major metropolitan area. and it's impossible to realize, to just realize how saturated the sand, the soil of florida has been and is in previous to the arrival of the storm. we're just wrapping up our rainy season here. the soil is super saturated. and add all of this water that it is bringing, it's going to create can problems all the way across. >> 2 to 3 months of rain in 2 to
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3 days. that's what we're anticipating with this storm. along with the storm surge, this is also going to be an east coast situation. >> and orlando is feeling the brunt of the storm. how are things where you are? >> reporter: it certainly wind and rain. that's the name of the story here. i don't have to talk much about the wind because you see it here in my live shot. we have seen a pretty steady amount of rain, but every now and then, there will be a gust that comes through that knocks me off balance. that's the wind aspect. what officials are concerned about here is what we have been talking about all morning and that's the rainfall and the flooding issues here in orlando. samara talked about rainfall across the state. here in orlando, we have confirmed we're talking about record breaking rainfall, the highest amount total about 12 inches. officials just gave an update in the last hour and some parts of orange county saw 16 inches of
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rain. and the bad news is that rain is going to continue to fall. at least through noon with varying intensity. so officials say that that's why they are urging peopled to stay off the roads if at all possible. because we're already seeing widespread reports of flooding. part of the florida turnpike here has been shut down in orange county. several mile stretch because of flooding and also because of debris. we're seeing trees and branches falling. we're already seeing unbelievable pictures of rescues mostly of people in their cars. we understand that there are several rescues because part of an onramp to a highway was flooded and people had to be rescued from their cars. a local affiliate had to carry a woman to safety because her car was swept away by flood waters. as officials are continuing to watch these totals and continuing to go into neighborhoods and get people from homes, officials say they are still urging people to stay
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off roads because of the flooding, but also because of the debris in the road. >> thank you so much for being with us this morning. naples is one of the areas hit hard by hurricane ian with unimaginable flooding throughout the city streets when the storm hit. fire stations were also flooded as first responders had to carry out rescues. with us now is the deputy chief of operations for the naples fire rescue department. thank you for being with us. how are things in naples this morning? >> good morning, thank you for having us on. things are starting to look a little better here in the city. streets are starting to clear out. we still have sand and debris and vehicles in the roadways, which we're starting to move. and get roadways back open and get access to the rest of the city. >> it's incredible how quickly the water comes in and how
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relatively quickly it recedes. but it leaves damages. and i'm just seeing these videos of some of your fire rescue employees unloading a truck in waist-deep water. others are going into cars to get people out that are stuck in their cars. here we have some of the fire engines that are completely flooded. yet there are those men ask women just going through whatever it takes to go and save lives. how many rescues has your department made so far? >> during the storm itself, we made several. and some of us were wading through water to get people. we housed a few of them at the station because they were close to us and could get to them easily last night. we made at least a dozen rescues of flooded vehicles and flooded houses last night. we continued that operation late into last night and back up this morning. we have been checking on people, anybody that's called through the evening or last night through the storm, we have been
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checking on in addition to our police department. >> so just to give us an idea, 40 miles an hour is the wind speed that makes everybody hunker down and not able to come out and help others. that wind has died down certainly in the part where you are and where we are here. so are you seeing a large percentage of structural damage in the city? >> we're still in the midst of our structural assessment. we did find a lot of trees down, vehicles moved, vehicles pulled out of parking structures and pushed into parking strurs. we see some structural damage, we just don't have a goodst mate of how much so far. >> it's amazing to look at these pictures and to see these vehicles just being moved around by this water. cars are 1500, 3,000 pounds of
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metal and steel. yet they are just moved around like they were little toys. how does this compare to other storms you have been through? >> most of the storms we have been through we haven't seen flood waters like this. we're working with people that have been here for 30 plus years and we have never seen flood waters like this. we're used to the wind and downed trees. that stuff we're prepared for regularly. this flood water came in so quickly that it trapped a lot of people in vehicles. it was something that none of us had ever seen before. it's going to change some thought processes and game plans moing forward. >> so what is your game plan going forward for the next 36 hours? >> right now, we have crews out in conjunction with our public works department. we are gaining access to all of the citizens in the city. making sure our roads are open and we can get to any structures that need our assistance or citizens that need our
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assistance. our police department that is the city locked down as far as people coming in and out unless you're a resident, you're not getting in. we want to have time to make sure it's as safe as possible to traveler around the city. that's going to be most of today. we're going to be continuing to run our 911 calls and calling back or checking on anybody who did call 911 that we haven't gotten to yet during the storm. >> and how much power was lost? i don't want a specific number, but what kind of percentage number did you see of power outages and have you seen power being brought back up? >> i say in the city we saw probably 60 to 70% power loss. s there was quite a bit that did stay on surpriingly. there's been some power restored. fpl is working pretty quickly to start getting power restored. we're seeing some benefit already. >> i thank you so much for being with us.
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just the extraordinary work of the men ask women of your department. i thank you for your time. our special coverage of tropical storm ian continues here from bradenton. coming up, we'll talk to florida state senator who lives in tampa about what she's seeing and hearing from her constituents. plus we'll talk with a minister from an orlando church about what he's hearing from people in his community. but first, here's fort myers mayor on the "today" show on how ian compares to other storms. >> i came here in the mid-'70s. i was on the police department for almost 25 years. i saw a lot of storms here. this is by far the worst storm i have ever witnessed. ve ever wie. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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we are continuing to track tropical storm ian as it moves through florida. just take a look at the damage ian is leaving behind.
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police officers in tampa posted this video of a traffic light falling on to the street below. to warn people about the live wires and dound lines. i got to tell you. that's the big dangerous now. tths damaged power lines, the downed power lines and people not knowing it, walking outside their house, driving to see the damage in their neighborhood, stepping on some live power lines that have been buied by leaves and debris. there's so much danger right now. this is all to remind people if the storm is moved, the danger has not. they are asking people to stay intoors and off the roads. with us now is florida state senator cruz, who represents hillsborough county. it's great to see you. what are people in the tampa area waking up to this morning? >> good morning, jose. hillsborough county has lifted all evacuation orders at about
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9:30 this morning. we still have widespread power outages and you saw the traffic light that fell to the ground. and we have trees that are down. more importantly, we have unstable limbs that could fall at any time. and live wires, as you spoke of earlier. another aspect that i'm warning folks of that don't have power is you need to watch out for food safety. if you're using generators, they must be outside or away from the windows. please never use an outdoor grill inside. so that's what we're left with this morning. i have a cracked windshield from a flying limb last night, but we want folks to stay off the street. stay away from the the bay shore. it's a long unbroken sidewalk that we have in tampa. stay away from the bay shore, which is flooded. and just stay home and work on what's happening at your house. the police are not ready for folks to be driving around town
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sightseeing. >> if you're driing around town and not a first responder or someone who is part of the line crews here, you're actually an obstacle for those that are coming to help and to make a difference in so many peoples's lives. i'm wondering what's the power situation? and i'm not asking for specifics because we don't expect you to know that, but how did the power grid hold up in the greater tampa area? and are you seeing some movement on that front? >> i have to give credit to tico. even though some residents complained, they understood the areas most likely to blow. so they turned those off early because they realized that going down was much easier to go back up if they hadn't blown apart or a transformer. so they have done an excellent job here. although the power outages are widespread, they are not as bad
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as we had originally anticipated. >> just some of the numbers that the governor talked about over the last 24 hours or so, 42,000 linemen ready go at 30 different locations around the state. they were prepositioned. when we were driving to the bradenton area, before the storm, it was this long line of power trucks leaving the area, heading down south so they could as soon as the storm sub is sided come back in and restore power. i'm wondering what do you ask for the people? >> asking them to stay home. schools are close canned. folks are realizing that some parts of their neighborhoods are not flooded, but they need to stay in place and let the first
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responders do their job. our headquarters is in a hotel in the business section of tampa. last night there must have been 100 or 150 line workers or other folks that had checked into this hotel all downstairs and that's what we really are all about. we come together in times of crisis. and all these folks left their families from north florida or georgia to come here to be ready to take care of floridians. and there's nothing like it in the midst of chaos and pain. these folks that are here ready to help us. >> senator, i thought of that a lot as i saw those trucks with tags from texas and georgia and south carolina and north carolina. i also think about the folks that decided to work at that hotel where you're staying at. and all those workers are
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staying at. these are folks that stayed at the hotels not at their homes taking care of their families so everybody could have a safe place to stay. senator, it's great to see you. i thank you very much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. take care. >> i want to bring in sam brock in venice. it's in recovery mode. and sam, i know that the signal is not an easy thing to get. we're going to try to have this conversation. try to deal with mother nature and the difficulties that it creates when the signals are just super saturated as well. where are you and what are you seeing? >> i will apologize ahead of time if i start to break up. it's very challenging in the aftermath.
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>> sam, with deep regrets, i am just going to have to ask that we reestablish, try to reestablish communication. one of the things we were just commenting with the extraordinary technical folks here at msnbc is that the cell signals have been just super saturated. some of the cell towers went down. especially in areas like lee county and charlotte county. they have lost completely communication completely from those areas off grid. so reestablishing cell signal and what sam was using to get to us is essentially a big cell signal. it's just almost impossible. up next, we'll get the latest on the path of tropical storm ian, which could turn back into a hurricane, if you can believe it. some scary moments in jacksonville for a reporter covering the storm.
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>> please tell me you were recording. >> you were? oh, my god. >> a huge shopping center sign collapsed around 4:30 this morning just moments before the reporter's live hit. no word about any injuries. it was all caught on camera. you're watching "jose diaz-balart reports" on msnbc today from bradenton, florida. c today from bradenton, florida. . with upwork the hiring process is fast and flexible. behold... all that talent! ♪ this is how we work now ♪ bipolar depression. it made me feel trapped in a fog. this is art inspired by real stories of bipolar depression. i just couldn't find my way out of it. the lows of bipolar depression can take you to a dark place. latuda could make a real difference in your symptoms. latuda was proven to significantly reduce
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of water. joining us is john morales, hurricane specialist for southern florida. and john, if you would, give us an update on where this storm is and just overnight, you were tweeting about it was a 5,000-year storm. give us a big perspective picture and where it's heading. >> it's an historic storm. and where it is right now, it's exiting right off the cape kennedy area, the space coast of florida, if you will, headed on a northeast track. so it's headed basically out into the atlantic. now down the road, it's going to hook left and come back towards the coast, as you said earlier, potentially as a high end tropical storm or even a hurricane. right now, the national hurricane center's cone of
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concern has it headed towards the area of south carolina. so north of savannah on the map. it's exiting the coast 40 miles east of orlando with the 65 mile an hour winds. it means that right now it's not a hurricane. it's a tropical storm. but it made landfall as a high end category 4 hurricane with an historic storm surge, record water levels for naples and fort myers, and we'll see about places like charlotte heart br as well how high the water got there. in that sense, it beat hurricane irma ask wilma and hurricanes going back into the '70s of the previous century. the highest water level ever recorded. in addition, you're speaking of these 1 in 1,000 year events. we had that happen last night in terms of rain rates. there were 20 inches of rain in southern sarasota county in a span of 12 hours. that beats the 1 in 1,000
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recurrence year event or in other words it's an event with a 0.1% chance of occurring in any single year. that event was 14 inches in 12 hours and we got 20. we absolutely destroyed the record rainfall. not to mention additional rain rates that have brought some serious flash flood emergencies in many spots of the state. and these winds that yur seeing here ripping homes apart and structures, the winds measured at least at 135 miles an hour. you know you have to get lucky to happen to have an anemometer or weather instrument in the path of the worst winds. so the mere fact that we were able to measure 135 mile per hour winds, it's a combination of luck and the sturdiness of that instrument.
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>> john, among the many things i have been able to learn from you the last couple days is history and the uniqueness of this storm, but also the recurring aspect of more and more powerful storms because of the world that we live in. i was just struck by the fact that this tropical storm is certainly affecting the orlando area. i'm thinking, gosh, there are 330,000 puerto ricans who left the island after hurricane maria five years ago because of what hurricane maria caused in the island of puerto rico. ask they are now in the eye corridor dealing with another system. and five years later, puerto rico is still under 40% plus no power. >> yeah, the world we live in, which you didn't mention s a world that's warning.
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and and what you're seeing is expectant in a warming world. we're not seeing more of them. despite the years 2020 and 2021 in the atlantic, which were very busy. it's not more of them. but what's happening is a greater proportion of the tropical storms and hurricanes and typhoons that form around the world are reaching the catastrophic levels. these are category 3, 4 and 5 cyclones that are really cause the most devastating damage. unfortunately, a peer review science indicates that, yes, because the physics are changing, because we're changing the speed limit for wind speeds inside hurricanes, they are becoming more powerful. they are moving more slowly. they are geerating higher rain rates because a warmer air mass can sustain more moisture in it.
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and we end up with, unfortunately, these disasters, which are now reoccurring with great frequency is in the united states. now billion-dollar weather and climate-related disasters are happening once every 18 days. so this is very, very costly. and if we could mitigate some of the warming, it would probably save us money in the long run. >> yeah, and lives and so much more. john morales, i want to thank you for being generous with your time with us in these very difficult times. i appreciate it. let's take a look at this video taken by noaa hurricane hunters inside the eye wall of the storm. take a look at this. >> holy cow.
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>> are you good back there? >> we're good. >> i want to remind you that's inside an airplane flying into a cat 4 hurricane. joinings us now is the person who recorded that video nick underwood, an engineer for noaa. the first thing that i think of is, are these people crazy? you're going into a cat 4, 155 mile an hour winds coming up to almost a cat 5, this humongous thing on a little airplane. but you're not crazy. you're a scientist that's really in every way doing the work that so few people are willing to do, but they can help save so many lives. how was that flight?
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>> i have been flying hurricanes with noaa for the last six years and that was the worst flight that i have been on so far. we were coming through the western side of the eyewall of hurricane ian. it was intensifying up to its peak strength. and we really got bounced around. it was certainly a sporty ride for us. >> you're like the king of understatements. so talk to us about what you saw and specifically, for example, the eyewall and the whole eye. you said that it was just almost priegt with lightning. >> and that was one of the things that really stood out for me on this flight not just the amount of turbulence we were experiencing, but in the the eyewall and even once we got in the eye, i have personally never seen so much lightning in a storm. and we were flying through at night. this was 6:00 a.m. in the morning before the sun had come up. and there was so much lightning in the eye that it was lighting it up like it was 11:00 in the
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morning and the sun was up. >> what kind of information do you all gather in these missions? how critical is that? >> the whole point of these missions is to gather critical radar and data that is going to be able to feed the forecast models that the narc hurricane center puts out of where it's going to go and how strong it's going to be. they have multiradar systems on board. we're launching instruments throughout the storm that are collecting information on temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and wind direction. we're sending all that off to the good folks at the national hurricane center and putting that data into the forecast. the better job that we can do up in the air, the better those forecasts are going to be and the earlier we can warn people to get out of the way. >> life-saving information that you are getting through some really dangerous and turbulent in every definition of the word moments. nick, i thank you very much for
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sha brewster joins us live. what are you seeing? >> reporter: you still have the wind and you are getting some consistent rain here. but the real concern is what the wind does to that rain, what it does to the water in the river behind me. that's because when you listen to local officials heading into this storm, the big comparison that you heard was to hurricane irma. their concern was that that river would tlood to levels they saw about five years ago. that led to about 500 evacuations and rescues throughout the jacksonville area. the entire downtown of the city was flooded. tens of millions of dollars of damage. so that was the concern heading into the storm. but with the latest update that we got from the national weather service with the storm hurricane ian now tropical storm ian moving further out to the atlantic ocean, those predictions have started to scale back a little bit. you're not seeing that same effect. but you mentioned st. john's river will reach that high tide in just about an hour or so.
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so you have local officials saying if you were in areas where it was flooded before, where it's likely to be flooded with significant rainfall, there are voluntary evacuations underway here in the jacksonville area. so a bit of a rereprieve, but still some caution here. >> i thank you very much. joining us now is the mayor of jacksonville. thank you so much for being with us. talk to me about what you and your people have been working on and high tide coming up at noon is just about an hour away. >> yeah, good morning. so we have been telling people if they are in zones a and b and they experienced flooding or a water event in matthew or irma, both of those events could happen this time. matthew was primarily a beaches water event. and irma was in and around the
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st. john's river. a nor'easter came in earlier than expected. those events combined with this tropical storm could create a matthew-like and irma-like event. >> how many people do you expect will need to evacuate, will need to get to a shelter? how are the shelters doing? >> shelters are doing fine. they are still capacity if folks want to move. we're getting to the point weather wise where there is some risk to be on the roadways. that's why the last few days we have really pushed people that are in those areas to leave the area as the storm comes through. there is good news. it has moved farther south and looks like it's going to be further off our coast than predicted even yesterday. but we just are not out of it yet. we need to be prepared. we have our search and rescue teams prepared. we had to use them during irma.
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we had to rescue people from flood events. >> what about power outages? there's been so much work done preplanning on having linemen around the state to deal with. what's the situation with power around your city? >> power outages started last night. they have been going up and down this morning. they are not significant at this point, however, if you're one of those people without power, it's significant to you. we are in full coordination with our electric authority to make sure people are restored as quickly as possible. i would also like to express to the folks the tragic, heartbreaking pictures i have seen from other parts of the state. we have enough personnel on our rescue teams to handle what we could expect in jacksonville. we're also deploying people to other parts of the state to try to be of help. >> extraordinary work.
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thank you very much for being with us. i want to show you some pictures that just are heartbreaking. coast guard crews still looking for 20 cuban migrants missing after their small boat sank in the florida keys as ian was approaching. the chief border patrol agent says it happened two hours before the hurricane made landfall. four people were actually able to swim to shore. this is in the height of the storm. three were rescued from the water overnight. 20 are still missing. what people are willing to do to look for a new life. up next, orlando residents dealing with driving winds and rain overnight. we'll talk to a priest about what he is seeing in his community. you're watching "jose diaz-balart reports" on msnbc. y diaz-balart reports" on msnbc.
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florida are without power according to the online tracking site power outage u.s. communities will gather to try to piece together what's been left in the storm's path. joining us now is a priest in orlando. thanks for being with us. talk to me about the impact this storm is having on your congregation. >> well, we're at the heart of orlando, the impact started two days ago when people were being sent home from work, missing hours of work, going into shelters, and then the aftermath today, the first impact we always feel in our community is loss of wages and then it gets compounded by loss of resources, loss of home, roof and other issues. so right now our most basic need is going to start helping people meet ends after -- for the work they've lost. >> yeah, you know, it's
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important -- the insurance is going -- there are a lot of people who don't have insurance. there are a lot of people who don't have any savings they can rebuild on their own with no problem. talk to us about the community and tl and what is it that they will be needing going forward? >> our very first immediate response is food and then helping people file insurance claims, file claims with fema. but insurance becomes a tricky thing. florida is in this place where people do struggle to get good insurance because we're a hurricane alley. people have high deductibles. so we really are in a really difficult place. this hurricane is going to make it even harder for people to get
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insurance and protect themselves after disaster. >> talk to me about that community that you serve. >> the community is a diverse community. many puerto ricans. we're at the heart of the puerto rican migration into orlando. it's at the very heart of puerto rican orlando. we've also at the same time that hurricane maria survivors were coming into a community that received puerto ricans in the late '80s when my family came, we were welcoming people from hurricane maria and venezuela. we're a welcoming community. and we're very diverse and a very tight-knit community that responds together to disaster. >> father, i very much appreciate your time and for being with us. thanks. that wraps up the hour for me. i'll be back in just a moment with more on the water rescues
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we win. you lose. good morning. 11:00 a.m. eastern, 8:00 a.m. pacific. i'm jose diaz-balart in bradenton, florida, where daylight has come and sunlight is exposing the destruction left in ian's wake. governor ron desantis putti


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