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continues right now. well, good morning to you. washington. it is 6:00 on this thursday. thank you so much for waking up with us. i'm pam pam. >> and -- i'm pamela brown. >> and i'm alison starling. 67 degrees. lisa baden is standing by. we have one accident after another but let's start with meteorologist steve rudin. >> stacking up. we have a tornado watch incorrect until 1:00 p.m., including the district. washington, fairfax, and a flash flood warning in effect for the entire metro area. look at the moisture moving in our direction. heavier bands of rain across richmond. all this will move north-northeast over the next eight hours or so. then we'll look for a quick end to the rain this evening. our live doppler radar as we head closer into the immediate metro area. right now the rain heading to
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the west. gaithersburg to dulles airport. looking at moderate rains. rainfall rates at an inch per hour. rainfall rates at a quarter to a half inch. so a lot of rain on the way today. rush hour compute looking nasty. but for tonight, we look for improving conditions. could see five inches or more before the system moves out of here. we have the tornado watch remaining in effect until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon for a good part of the metro area. high today only in the 70's. also a wind advisory that's just gone in effect for anne arundel, st. mary eisen and calvert counties until 6:00 this evening with wind gusts up to 40-45 miles per hour. the upcoming weekend looks cooler and dry. let's head over to lisa baden for an update on traffic.
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>> we have a jackknifed tractor trailer on the inner loop 270 before old georgetown road. a picture of traffic. leaving the american legion bridge, that's traffic the stuff heading away. so we know the impact isn't quite this far. >> lisa, we're going to stick with the rain. because low-lying parts of the region are bracing for flooding as rain continues to fall. the rain isn't going to let up anytime soon, and people are trying to hold back the rising waters. live in alexandria with the check on the conditions there. they always seem to get flooding there. courtney. >> yes. they are well used to it. especially out at the waterfront. it's something we all expect to see in alexandria, the do not enter sign right next to the potomac. while we have not seen the potomac crest over the banks yet. it could happen as we see the
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rain continue to fall. things are lightening up right now. but there's more on the way. we will continue to see rainfall 2-4 inches. there's a flash flood warning in effect for alexandria and the metro region and until 10:45. that could be extended as the day goes on. standing water. this is a tiny example. but all around alexandria on the side roads there is standing water. this is video we shot early this morning where we saw high waters in downtown alexandria. same all over the region. in fact, speaking with some we work with at the station. on their way into work on 395, there was standing water there. you want to be careful with that and the rain is coming and going in heavy spurts. so right now it's light but in 30 minutes it could pour down rain.
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need flash flood warning and the tornado watch is in effect. >> courtney robinson live in alexandria. we thank you, very much. meanwhile, here's the scene in the district are where people are also taking paugses. at a sight in southeast yesterday residents were each allowed to take home five sandbags. >> i'd like to have about eight or 10 if i could. the basement gets water. we're trying to ward it off. >> i've been hearing a big storm is coming. so that's why i'm here getting my sandbags. last time i didn't. >> each sandbag contains 40 pounds of sand and residents hope it will make a big difference in protecting their property. we'll check in with steve and courtney all morning long, but you can log on to our weather page at theline home of abc 7 news. >> and from southeast washington, investigators are searching for suspects in a
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deadly double shooting. two men were shot in the 3500 block of 22 pnd street. one victim died and the other is in critical condition. >> and we are learning new details about a deadly tour bus crash in bethesda. this was the scene along i-270 after the charter bus plowed off a sky ramp rolling 45 feet down an embankment. the accident killed the driver and sent dozens of children to local hospitals. and this morning authorities have identified the victim but are still looking for a cause. mike? >> good morning, pamela. it seems from the national transportation safety board, they will spend the day looking at the condition of the bus, the roadway, work records and the driver's medical history and awaiting autopsyy results for the driver. 66-year-old joseph pronounced dead at the scene. >> everybody was trying to get the kids out. >> when the bus came to a stop,
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witnesses and rescue crews scrambled to help the injured, mostly children. >> it was in shock. it was a pretty harrowing experience. >> a witness says seconds before the 29-passenger bus crashed through a guardrail and rolled down a 45-foot 'em banks bank ment of 270, the driver appeared to slump over in his seat. >> just prior to entering the sky ramp came down through trees and brush on an embank ment about 45 feet and came to rest on top of the jersey wall. >> 12 passengers were sent to the hospital. >> very scary. we're glad they are safe. >> crews had to extra indicate several passengers as police dogs searched to make sure no one was ejected. the bus driver was the only fatality. >> the thing that stands out was the fall seems pretty significant. the mechanism, the physics behind it. i'm surprised there weren't more
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severe injuries. the passengers on the bus spent the day touring the nation's capital with stops at the smith sownian and national zoo. the bus operator has a satisfyry rating and the ntsb says it will be months, maybe a year before the official cause of the crash is released. >> thank you so much mike. we do appreciate it. the tour bus crash is pushing for safer barriers on roads. >> triple-a points to yesterday's crash and others as an example of these risks. a tanker truck plunged off 895 in anne arundel county and burst into flames and in august of 2008 a tractor-trailer fell off a bridge after swerving to avoid another driver. they say crashes running off the road are a factor in more than wurd of traffic fatalities. coming up we'll hear from the
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heroes who helped rescue kids from that mangled bus. >> on this active thursday morning, still ahead on good morning, washington, more confusion over mammogram guidelines. everyone is is on your side with the study every woman needs to hear. >> plus, the east coast under water today. our coverage continues with effects further south. >> first an update on the latest watches and warnings and conditions. the rain is coming down hard.
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>> steady rain across the area. flash flood warning until 10:45. our live doppler radar shows montgomery county, rockville. bethesda looking at moderate rain at this hour. heavy rain across the chesapeake bay and heavy rain on the way. along at these rain totals. almost three inches in hunting town and almost two inches in chevy chase. the district well over an inch on the way to approximately two to five inches. here's a look at our rain total map what we expect. heavier amounts toward the east. we have a tornado watch in effect for the metro area. montgomery county, fairfax county, points east including the district and prince george's until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. wind advisory for calvert, st. mary's until 6:00 p.m. this
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evening. here's our forecast. we will call for conditions to slowly improve. i stress slowly. daytime temperatures 72-78 degrees. heavy rain will come to an end by the rush hour commute this evening. traffic after this. >> it's tough in the rain with the crash in the beltway at telegraph road. at 450 and carrollton. we started this morning with a jackknifed truck accident still there on the inner loop after the exit for 270 north but before old georgetown road and two separate wrecks at falls road that should be on the shoulder now and a crash involving a tractor-trailer coming out of the triangle at dumfries. here's the pace of the traffic. it's going to be a long ride this morning. back to pamela and alison. >> what a messy morning it is.
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thank you so much. at 6:12 we have 67 degrees on this thursday. >> coming up in today's "moneyscope" report, the most powerful women in the business world. we're going to check out the latest list. >> record rains are going to make for a long day. i'm emily schmidt in washington. >> but first the weather could cost you more money once again. ♪ storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new. they later sold the cow, because they had all become lactose intolerant. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance.
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>> in our top stories investigators are trying to figure out what led to a deadly tour bus accident yesterday on 270. the bus driver was killed and 12 o people including several children were hurt. the injured are expected to survive. that crash tied up traffic in the area for several hours. investigators searching for the gunman responsible for a deadly
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double shooting in southeast d.c. two men were shot around 10:00 p.m. on the 3700 block. one man died and one man is in the hospital. >> the postal regulatory commission is expected to approve a plan to increase the cost of a stamp from 44 cents to 46 cents as the postal service deals with a deepening financial crisis. >> 596:15, we are on storm watch this morning. the rain is coming down fast and furious in some areas. heavy downpours have triggered flooding and dangerous driving conditions. >> emily schmidt joins us now with more on the impact of this massive system. emily, good morning to you. >> alison and pamela, good morning to you. it is wet in washington. and for anybody who thinks this is plain misery, well, at least we have plenty of company.
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there are floodings, warnings and watches in effect as the effects of tropical storm nicole. that's gone now. it's just an unnamed whether system but certainly is packing a punch. wilmington had 18 inches of rain since sunday. four months worth of rain in 100 hours. one inch more will top a record set by hurricane floyd a little over a decade ago. in florida, portible pumps have been working for days. authorities in south carolina are getting ready and an assistant fire chief says there is always someone who ignores high water warnings and they drive in, their car stalls and suddenly you have a water rescue on your hands. >> some areas could see as much as 14 inches of rain today. travel concerns extending north and south of us. could be a long day for a lot of
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folks. i mean emily schmidt, abc 7. back to you. >> we thank you, very much for that. meanwhile, looking at this day ahead, former president jimmy carter is expected to be released from a cleveland hospital today. he was hospitalized on tuesday after come planing about an upset stomach. doctors say it was likely caused by a viral intext. congress dealt with bills before leaving to campaign. >> the yeas are 268. the pay ifs are 160. the bill is passed. >> the house passed a bill giving money and health care for people sickened while working in the world trade center ruins. lawmakers also approved a bill to keep the government running until december and the house passed bills to approve oversight of spy operations and improval sanctions on countries that manipulate their currencies. >> and the current mayor michael
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bloomberg will endorse incumbent democrat martin o'malley during a stop this afternoon. o'malley will get more support from president obama next week. and his opponent. bob ehrlich is getting support from former new york city mayor rutey giuliani. no reports on whether giuliani will come to new york to campaign for him, he campaigned for him in 2006. >> in today's "moneyscope" report, "fortune" ranks the business world's most powerful women. abc's have a any tae neyer has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "moneyscope" report with fed chairman ben bernanke back on capitol hill. he will tell lawmakers the central bank is working closely with other regulators to implement overhaul rules designed to prevent another financial crisis. new numbers show one in every
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four homes sold last year was in forclosure and sold at a deep discount averaging 26% less than homes not in the forclosure process. j.p. morgan chase has put a freeze on forclosures as it aproves documents that may contain errors. experts say it will slow things down but won't reduce the number of forclosures. and the top fortune's list of the powerful women in business. kraft's irene rosen if he would remains second followed by patricia ward. that is your "moneyscope" report. >> it is :19. now 67 degrees. time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> rapidly-changing situation. a newly issued tornado warning. take a look at our live doppler radar. look to the right-hand side of your screen. a tornado warning for southeastern calvert county in southern maryland and eastern
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st. mary's county until 7:00 a.m. so another 40 minutes to go as this system moving towards the north at 40 miles per hour. tornado warning for southeastern calvert county and eastern st. mary's county until 7:00 a.m. on top of this warning, we also have a tornado watch in effect until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. also a wind advisory to the south and east of d.c. until 6:00 p.m. and a flash flood warning for the entire metro area until 6:00 p.m. this inc. so a lot -- this evening. so a lot going on. that's why we have doppler radar indicating tornado warnings. nothing has touched the ground at this point. look at the rain totals. 6.2 inches in fairfax as of midnight. annapolis closing in on the
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two-inch mark and bethesda almost 1 1/2 inches since midnight. rain totals for today, impressive. anywhere from two-five inches of rain. heading toward the delmarva peninsula, could be looking to as much as six inches before the rain heads out. today, 72-78 degrees. conditions will improve during the overnight hours as the skies become partly cloudy and tomorrow beautiful. 72-76 degrees. it's going to be a breezy day with winds out of the northwest 10-20. once again a tornado warning for st. mary's and calvert counties until 7:00 a.m. this morning. we'll keep you updated. with traffic, here's lisa baden. >> and the hard rain coming out of calvert county and up to anne arundel county with a crash between 260 and talent bit road before you get to 258.
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be careful on the beltway. on the inner loop after the exit for 270 but before you get to old georgetown road. this has been with us al morning and only one lane to the left open. >> 6:22 is the time. 67 degrees. >> up next on this thursday morning, more conflicting evidence about the benefits of a mammogram. >> and today on oprah, confessions from aging starlets. teri hatcher, linda evidence ns, they all come clean. on abc 7.
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>> welcome back, everybody. we're taking a live look at the doppler steve rudin is watching this closely. we have tornado warnings for the eastern part of st. maries county and the southeastern part of calvert county. this is going to last until 7:00 a.m. this morning. we also have tornado warnings throughout a large portion of our viewing quare. tornado watches,. so stay tuned. steve will have the details in a second. >> flood warnings in effect until 1:00 p.m. a newly-released study on mammograms contradicts government findings. you'll remember last year the panel of experts determined women didn't need regular mammogram screenings until age 50.
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this study looked at women in their 40's and found if they had mammograms every two years, their risk of dying was reduced by 26%. >> in your 40's you have a much better cans of picking up cancer early. i think that's the main bottom line. >> this newly-released study was large scale. researchers followed 1 million swedish women for 70 years and found if you had this -- you would save lives. >> coming up in our 6 clonl 30 half-hour, flood fears continue. we'll have a live report. >> i'm steve rudin in the belfort furniture weather center. belfort furniture weather center. a flash flood warning for the
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>> straight ahead this half-hour. storm watch, tornado watches and warnings now effect in parts of the regions. all that rain sure making a rough morning ride. good morning, washington. thank you so much for being here with us on this thursday, september 30. i'm pamela brown. >> and i'm alison starling. we have live team coverage tracking this storm. this is a live picture of how it looks outside our studios here in rosslyn. let's get straight to steve. it sounds like under the gun right now st. maries and calvert county. >> yes. right now until 7:00 a.m. this morning. we're going to look for conditions to improve. the tornado warning. the sun about to rise. so it's dark out there.
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the doppler indicated nothing on the ground but worth talking about since the national weather service issued this warning. we're going to see warnings like this all morning long but don't discounty them. take heed new live in calvert and st. maries. a tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon including montgomery county, fairfax county and points toward the east. with a closer look at our live doppler radar, you can see where the areas are shaded in yellow. that's where the heaviest rain is falling. we have a flash flood warning until 10:45 a.m. in this area. anywhere from two to five inches of rain will fall. some areas may see more than that by the time the rain moves out of here. on our weatherbug network we have amounts in excess of three inches. let's get an update on this
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morning's commute. >> numerous wrecks reported i-75 eastbound completely closed for one of those accidents. we'll take you live to pictures. because 270, they just had a crash southbound near 109. that flashing light is northbound at 109. highlights are heading in the southbound direction in this camera. at falls road southbound bawking the right lane. a jackknifed truck. look at that pace of traffic live. in virginia we've had our share of wrecks. nothing blocking on 66 but lighting up big time out of gainesville. this is 395 live. duke street to get to the 14th street bridge. lanes are open northbound through the pentagon. >> thank you so much, lisa. our storm watch coverage continues in alexandria.
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heavy downpours continue to cause problems. courtney, is there. >> we are right next to the waterfront here in alexandria, a low-lying area where we often see the potomac come in cresting over during high tide. not expecting that for a couple hours, nonetheless, we are seeing rain coming down. flooding, i can tell you the inside of this starbucks i've already seen a little bit of water seeping in. these businesses are used to water coming in. they have sandbags just in case we see that. the other thing we should say is while it seems light right now. it is very easy for this water to come up, flooding the streets. it happens very quickly which is why we have the flash flood warnings in effect until 10:45 a.m. taking a look out here.
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a little bit of water. but in other areas of alexandria i've seen standing water on the side. be careful not to hydro plain and while the rain has lightened up a little bit. it can pick back up causing low visibility. d.c. fire and e.m.s. are prepared with their swift boats to make water rescues if need be. if your car is in a flood prone area, you want to move to it higher ground. >> courtney, keep us posted out there. turning now to the district where people are also working to protect their homes and businesses from flooding. many people have been busy sandbagging. residents were each allowed to take home five sandbags. >> i'd like to have about eight or 10 if i could. the basement gets water. so we're trying to ward it off. >> i've been hearing a big storm coming. that's why i'm here.
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the last time i didn't get sandbags and i did have a terrible flood. >> each sandbag contains 40 pounts of sand. residents hope it will make a big difference in warding off flood waters. we'll be checking back with steve and courtney. but that's theline home of abc 7 news. >> now we turn to southeast washington where police are searching for a gunman. two men were shot just after 10:00 p.m. on 3500 street. one man was pronounced dead and the other is in critical condition. >> 270 is open after a bus crash yesterday. one person died and several hurt. this charter bus full of children crashed through a guardrail and rolled down 45
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feet of an embankment. mike is live in our newsroom with the latest. mike good morning to you. >> a team from the national transportation safety board has joined the maryland state police looking into what caused yesterday's crash. the bus carrying several children and their parents who spent the day sight seeing around if nation' capital. the national zoo and other sites the bus careened 45 feet off a sky ramp. that created a massive traffic jam in the area. crews had to extra indicate several in the bus and police dogs made sure no one was ejected. all passengers are expected to survive. but the driver, 66-year-old joseph clabaugh from hanover, pennsylvania was pronounced dead at the scene. a witness tells us he appeared to slump over his wheel just before the crash. the bus line got a satisfyry safety rating and today
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investigators will look into the bus rating, the driver history and health and the cause of the crash, though, will not be determined for a year or more. >> mike, we are hearing from a man who jumped into action just minutes before the accident to help the victims. moving and storage driver jorge was in rush hour traffic five feet behind the tour bus. suddenly the bus crashed into the barrier and landed on to 270 below. before crews arrived he and his co-worker pulled four children from the wreckage. >> first of all the window was high, so i hand myself through the window and they hand me the children. so i do my hands and give it to the other people that was on the road. >> garea and his co-worker also found and rescued a girl who was thrown 40 feet from the bus. be sure to stay with abc 7 for continuing coverage from that
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deadly bus crash all morning long. >> it is 6:37. still ahead on good morning, washington, a tropical nightmare. we're going to check out some of the problems this storm is causing for the carolinas and beyond. >> but first, it's a miserable morning all around, anywhere you go. flash flood warnings. others under a tornado watch. we're going to be back in with another look at traffic and weather every 10 minutes. be sure to stay with us.
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>> hi, i'm adam green, and we're in front of the shakespeare theater company where we'll be performing all's well that ends well. come check us out. good morning, washington. >> and from good news this morning, the tornado warnings for st. mary's county has now been canceled. but the tornado warning for calvert county remains in effect until 7:00 a.m., so another 20 minutes to go. you can see where the heavy showers are located. nothing in terms of rotation at this time that we can pick up on our doppler radar, but calvert county until 7:00 a. this morning, tornado warning. head over to these rain totals. you can see why we have a flash flood warning for almost the entire metro area. over two inches in annapolis and the landon school and bethesda
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closing in on an inch 1/2 of rain. here's our forecast. we will break it down for you in terms of expected rainfall today. anywhere from two-to-five inches with locally heavy amounts especially toward the bay and delmarva peninsula. looking for periods of heavy rain in the morning hours but by the evening rush hour, we look for easying conditions. rain will continue to be heavy at times. a tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon montgomery county, fairfax county, points east including arlington, alexandria the district and prince george's county, flash flood warning until 10:45 then the wind advisory for calvert, st. mary's and anne arundel counties with wind gusts in excess of 45 miles an hour. let's get a look at rush hour. >> we have a lot of problems on
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the highway, steve rudin. a lot of accidents. it's one of those things where if you held up a piece of paper with accidents, it goes to the floor. those are just the ones reported to police. there are lots of fender-benders and problems with what ther that don't even get reported to police. a jackknifed truck before 270 before georgetown road. a crash moved to the shoulder with delays leaving fedex field and the outer loop near ticens a wreck at telegraph road. northbound 95 out of woodbridge, the pace of traffic slowing down in the hard rain heading for the pentagon, open. >> lisa, thank you so much. sad news out of hollywood from overnight. hollywood is mourning the death of an icon. abc news learned oscar-nominated
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actor tony curtis has died. a coroner says he died of a cardiac arrest at his home in las vegas. his real name was bernard schwarts and most well known for his role in the classic comedy "some like it hot." his co-stars were marilyn monroe and jack lemmon. he was married six times and is the father of actress jamie lee curtis. he was 85 years old. what a loss, and what a great movie "some like it hot." what a classic. still funny to this day. 6:44 is your time on this thursday morning. busy weather morning. 67 degrees. a a check on traffic and weather after this break. a a check on traffic and weather after this break. stay with us.
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>> welcome back, everybody. 6:46 is your time. we want to update you now on the weather situation. a serious situation. because we have a tornado warning for calvert county. this is going to last about 15 more minutes until 7:00 a.m. other parts of the region are under a tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. a flash flood warning for almost the entire metro region, because we have some impressive amounts of rainfall. steve rudin will be back with more on this in a few minutes. >> pamela? >> take a look at the doppler. this storm system is up and down the east coast. from miami to boston, people will feel the effects of this massive storm. emily schmidt joins us now with more on how people are bracing for the worst. >> it's hard to know, looking at all of the rain falling all along the east coast. if people are testing water. >> it's the first tropical storm i've ever been in, so it's kind
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of cool. >> or if the water is testing them. north carolina's governor declared a state of emergency after wilmington had at least 18 inches of rain since sunday. four months worth of water in 100 hours. one more inch will top a record set by hurricane floyd a decade ago. for landscaping businesses, it's hard. >> four days in the house doing nothing. >> in florida, pumps have been working for days. >> emergency workers in south carolina are ready, too. >> there's always somebody or someone that doesn't pay attention and drive in, the car stalls out and next thing you have is a water rescue on your hands. >> flood watches and warnings extended north of new england. promising to test even more people before it finally passes through. emily schmidt. abc news. >> and just a quick weather note the tornado warning issued in calvert county is now canceled.
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>> good news there. >> 6:48. time for today's politico minute. stephen colbert is getting the cold shoulder from capitol hill. >> james, thanks for being here. so we heard the spoof testimony stephen colbert in character testifying on capitol hill last week. there was already a sentiment among law makers that they have had enough of him and this just accelerated the pending divorce, if you will. >> the last straw. there was a sort of consensus that stephen colbert is not one you want to engage with. and colbert had become famous in part for his segment, know your district. he would do these long seg meantsd make his guests look goofy. now it's harder and harder for him to book almost any member of congress on his show because
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they know they are just going to end up looking like idiots. >> so we were talking earlier about why he was there in the first place. who invited stephen colbert to testify if so many people are not getting his jokes anymore? >> zock rin a powerful ally of nancy pelosi went on his show the day before the testimony because she was pushing rights for migrant farm workers and he did a segment with her and she actually seemed to enjoy is the whole episode much more than the democrats or republicans on her own commee. >> -- committee. >> thank you. appreciate it. 6:50. another weather update from steve rudin. what's the latest? >> busy morning. good news, the tornado warning for cal calvert and st. mary's is canceled. take a look at our storm scan. a lot of postture moving in our direction. we are going to look for the
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moisture to continue to move our way for the daytime hours. periods of heavy rain, and we could be looking at rain totals in excess of two to five inches. the heavier areas shaded in yellow. these are rain rates at around an inch per hour. head over to annapolis. that's where the heaviest rain is located at this time. toward dulles international airport still darker shades indicate heavier rain. we will look for these heavier bands of rain throughout the morning. the worst should be over by mid afternoon and clearing overnight. expected rain totals across the area, two to five inches of rain. a good estimate as you head off towards the east toward the delmarva peninsula. some areas could pick up four, five even six inches. breezy, 72-78 degrees. tornado watch until 1:00 p.m.
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this afternoon montgomery county, the district. arlington, alexandria and points east. pretty much the entire viewing area until 6:00 p.m. correct myself. until 12:00 p.m. this afternoon. here's what we expect for tonight. gradual clearing and improving conditions for tomorrow. let's get an update on the compute. >> steve rudin, police tell us in fairfax county on wall any road at willard street there was deep water that washed a car away. the driver managed to get out of the car safely, but if you encounterdeep water. do not attempt to drive through it. if you drive through an area where you know water collects. today will be no exception. stick close. steve rudin will have more information in a few minutes. a jack niveed tractor-trailer on the beltway slowing traffic into bethesda. back with steve rudin and the
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>> welcome back, everybody. it's 6 clornl 55. we're being inundated with rain all across the metro region. live pictures from alexandria. flash flood warning in effect for all of the metro region, basically, for the morning hours, also most of our region
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is under a tornado watch lasting until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. so steve rudin is standing by with the details. but first we want to check traffic. >> of course, all this rain is having an impact on the roads. lisa baden? >> i'm just hearing about a new crash out of southeast d.c. a huge list of fender-benders. folks spending out. -- folks spinning out. going to take you to a couple cameras. long ride out of dale city to the pentagon. the pace 395 at duke street and 270 southbound your delays hefty. on the inner loop out of tysons to a jackknifed tractor-trailer. steve rudin? >> heaviest rain to the east of d.c. rain totals have been impressive on our weatherbug network. over three inches in hunting town and rain totals will
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continue. two to five inches expected. tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon.
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