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the aftermath of irma as that storm continues to move north. >> we're starting to see the impact on south florida now that the storm has moved out. boats have been washed ashore roofs torn off and cranes have been toppled. but now all eyes are on north florida and coastal georgia tonight suffering record flooding as irma continues to move north. >> at this hour, two deaths have been couldn't confirmed, one in florida, one in georgia. there's reports of a third death coming in. more than 7 million people are without power. that includes more than half of the state of florida. and now the main concern is flooding and the storm surge. >> all right, we have team coverage tonight. meteorologist cecily tynan is tracking where irma is heading next. bob brooks has more on local relief efforts for the storm but we begin now with abc's marci gonzalez who is reporting from tampa florida tonight with the latest on irma. >> reporter: hi, rick and monica on this still windy day
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a big sigh of relief for so many people that this storm didn't leave the kind of catastrophic damage that was expected in places like this. but irma is still leaving its mark. today flooding in charleston, savannah and breaking records in jacksonville. what was hurricane irma now moving north. while floridians statewide start to assess the destruction left by this giant storm. >> we got a lot of damage, a lot of cleanup. >> reporter: neighborhoods like this one in naples under water homes, airplanes and the front of this senior living center torn apart. >> it's unbelievable. >> reporter: trees uprooted, this one in bradenton taking part of a house with it. >> it's an incredible sight. >> reporter: the first image from the keys where irma made its initial u.s. landfall as a category four yesterday morning now coming in showing houses barely standing, cars buried beneath sand with bridges closed, residents who evacuated are now trying unsuccessfully to get back.
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>> very anxious and we all just want to go home and see what's going on. >> reporter: irma's second landfall on marco island. >> total whiteout now. >> reporter: leaving damage and gratitude. >> we were getting pictures that we were going to have 10 to 15 feet of storm surge and we're grateful we were spared. >> reporter: a sentiment shared by so many in the sunshine state. >> it was not as bad as i thought it was going to be. >> reporter: even while florida's largest power company says as many as 9 million people still at one point today still had no electricity. >> no power, no internet. we're living like savages. [laughter] >> reporter: trying to have a sense of humor as crews from as far away as california work to get the lights back on for everyone but people are being warned, it could take weeks. in tampa florida, marci gonzalez channel6 "action news." >> all right, marci thank you. even though irma has weekend weakened to a tropical
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storm her effects are being felt. >> even though monica isn't a hurricane there's still a lot left with it. if you look at this radar you can see just how big the storm s it's a tropical storm and we can measure the rain shield and the rain shield extends across about 700 miles. so, this is having a very large impact pulling in a lot of moisture especially across south carolina even tornado watches in effect there and that's the big problem now. charleston, south carolina reporting the third highest storm surge. the rain is decreasing in jacksonville but they have record flooding there, a record by more than a foot and a tropical storm warning be in effect for most of georgia and for the first time in history in atlanta. so, this is the latest from the national hurricane center. the center of now tropical storm irma 150 miles south of atlanta georgia moving west-northwest 17 miles an hour packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles an hour.
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at this point it's not the wind damage it's the rain that's the big problem with irma. irma will continue pushing to the northwest and then once it moves into the tennessee valley, it will essentially die off to a remnant low and then it starts to drift closer to us and it will have an impact on our weather. i'll explain why and details on hurricane josé in the full accuweather forecast. back to you. >> thank you cecily. >> right now more local help is headed to florida to help with the recovery efforts of irma. 23 members of the pennsylvania incident management team left harrisburg today and are expected to be deployed for up to two weeks. >> that's right. but it's not just florida that needs help. this is new video from the caribbean where irma's wrath was felt in full force. communities around the u.s. and british virgin islands are in shambles tonight. many have been without power for nearly a week. >> now an aid group has set up shop in philadelphia in hopes of helping recovery efforts on the island. "action news" reporter bob brooks continues our team coverage in the northeast. bob, good evening. >> reporter: good evening,
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rick and monica. it's happening at the northeast philadelphia airport. you know, when irma hit, parts of the caribbean, it was at its peak, a category five hurricane. well, now, there's a lot of people down there in desperation. they'll get some help from right here at the airport. behind me it's the atlantic aviation company, when you walk through those doors right now there's an effort going on inside we hope that grows much, much bigger. a quick walk through the lobby of atlantic aviation and then a ride down the runway. there's a modest campaign of relief growing at the northeast philadelphia airport and there's hope that it becomes much bigger. >> you have diapers, you have rice. >> reporter: these are just volunteers that care about the u.s. virgin islands who are calling philadelphia home for the next few days. >> tarp. >> reporter: the goal to connect donations to take to saint john's and saint thomas after being ravaged by then category five hurricane irma. >> last couple days have been super dire. there's been no government interaction. there's very limited national guard. stuff is getting stolen,
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looted. >> reporter: that's steve. he lives in saints john but escaped the storm. as you heard he says conditions are getting worse and worse and help is desperately needed. do you think this kind of stuff will help alleviate that desperation. >> absolutely. >> reporter: he and friends who are state side came to philadelphia. they created the virgin islands relief. what they need daily supplies, food, drink, anything first aid. >> all the stuff that people need in a situation like this when there are no grocery stores open. >> reporter: inside this trailer that was donated heavy duty stuff that's going to be needed chainsaws almost a dozen. several tents for camping and inflatable mattresses things that are going to be so important in this massive cleanup effort. for those within driving distance of the airport you can bring a car load of donations like stephanie and vaughn. >> they're in desperate need. >> reporter: for those too far away to drive you can see amazon boxes scattered everywhere. you can mail supplies right to atlantic aviation. >> it's huge for our deal.
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>> reporter: absolutely it's huge and there's that sign right here at the front door, hurricane relief donations for virgin islands. again, you can drive out supplies but if you can't drive out here you can mail them in. we want the word to be spread. they need help out there. reporting live at the northeast philadelphia airport bob brooks channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you bob. we are constantly updating the path of irma for you as damage reports come in on our 6abc app. it is a free download for your mobile device. >> well, in other news it's a somber day for people around the region and across the country. today marks 16 years since the september 11th attacks. >> nearly 3,000 people died that day. this morning many people pause to remember those who lost their lives. [bell tolls] that included thousands of people who gathered at the site of the attacks here in lower manhattan. this morning the names of every single victim were read
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aloud as a tribute to their lives and legacy. >> in washington, hundreds more gathered at the pentagon, another target of the attacks. president trump spoke to the crowd this morning, his first september 11th ceremony as commander-in-chief. vice president moss mike pence laid a wreath where flight 93 crashed along with friends and family of those on board. those passengers charged the cockpit in an attempt to regain control of the plane from the highjackers who had taken it over. flight 93 was the only plane that day that hit its intended target. >> people in our area also remember the victims of september 11th today. the action cam in mantua gloucester county for the town's annual patriot day ceremony. today's memorial a tribute to three gloucester county residents killed in the attack and all the others who also died that day. hamilton township held a remembrance ceremony as well
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for hamilton residents were killed in the attacks. a steel beam from the world trade center now sits in veterans park in their honor. >> well, for some of the memories of 9/11 are still clear but very raw. for others it's now a moment in history making its impact years later. >> "action news" reporter katherine scott has that story from limerick. >> ♪ >> reporter: at this ceremony outside western montgomery career and technology center in limerick, they stood in silence, students, faculty, local first responders, military. for some, the details of september 11th 2001 are still vivid. >> i remember 9/11 specifically. beautiful day just like today, blue skies and sun. >> reporter: a day that had a profound effect on the country. on first responders everywhere like limerick fire company battalion chief scott miles. >> i remember the tragedy, where i was, the sadness that i had in my heart.
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and the reaction of my family when i got home imupper perkiomen high school 11th grader zachary was only one when the towers fell. he's wants to serve in the army. doesn't have his own memories of 9/11 but for him that does not diminish the day's significance. >> i think that it was important to show that 9/11 was history but we haven't forgotten about it. >> reporter: protective services is one of 18 programs at the center where students get hands on experience in their chosen career paths. many students in the protective services program go on to join the military or become local first responders. learning about this terror attack is vital. >> heading into that field and there's the one that run to the fires or run to the emergency when that people are running away. so i think it's really important that they have this opportunity to learn about it. it's a somber day, a day of reflection and for some of these students, a day that reaffirms what they want to do. zachary remembers the fallen.
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>> makes me want to even more to know that i would be protecting the country and people i love. >> reporter: in limerick katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> time for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> we're thinking red, white and blue and we're seeing lots of red brake lights and travel times here along 95 southbound side. we're on the brakes from cottman through this point at allegheny. they're wrapping up the remnants of this vehicle fire. now mostly off to the right shoulder but it's a 46 minute ride about three times what it should be along 95 southbound because of that earlier vehicle fire by allegheny. over on the schuylkill just one vehicle left with that eastbound accident at the conshohocken curve. that's all off to the side but still slow. then the crash approaching girard approaching the zoo has cleared but jams still there back to city avenue. a crash in hatboro by the dunkin donuts and the cvs along county line close to york road but in lower gwynedd our issues along welsh road
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and 309 cleared out. in newark delaware a crash along capitol trail route two at pike creek road and traffic is slow in that area. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> sounds good. >> thanks matt. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 new tonight a good samaritan speaks out after intervening in a chaotic situation in a south jersey parking lot. the alleged climb that almost led to a police officer getting crushed by a car. plus, what eagles head coach doug pederson is saying after a big win for the birds on the road. >> but first in health check tonight the insect -- experts say you should keep a look out for as its presence in the u.s. is seeming to spread. those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> police question a man in a shooting in north philadelphia but no charges have been filed. the victim was shot in the back at about 12:30 this morning at 12th street and west susquehanna avenue. police responded quickly because they were actually in the area at the time they heard the shots. officers questioned a man who sped off from the scene. the victim remains at temple university hospital tonight. philadelphia officials came together today to let daca eligible youth know they have help as they face a big challenge ahead. the dreamers initiative is a new fundraising campaign that
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will help philadelphia's 5,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the u.s. as children. president trump announced last week he's phasing out the daca program that allows them to have permits to work. there is an october 5th deadline to apply for a permit renewal. this new initiative will help pay the $495 fee needed to apply. >> ♪ >> health check tonight the government has put out an alert about an outbreak linked to contact with puppies. >> that's right. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is at the big board to run down the details for us. >> this is affecting our area. the puppies were sold through pet land. that's a national chain. the cdc says some dogs or puppies there may be carrying a bacteria. 39 people have gotten sick in the past year and nine were hospitalized. they're from seven states including pennsylvania. pet land has four pennsylvania stores including one in bucks county. it causes diarrhea, vomiting
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or a fever. the cdc says whenever you have contact with dogs or puppies you want to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. a tick which causes an unusual allergy to red meat seems to be spreading. the lone star tick named for a spot on its back used to be limited to eastern and southeastern states but it's now showing up in minnesota, missouri and eastern long island. the allergy is hard to pin down because the reaction can be delayed. >> people have gone weeks to months trying to figure out what is causing the reaction bought it happens so far away from when they ate the food. >> when ticks bite they transfer a sugar called alpha gal. people develop antibodies do to it and have severe reactions when they eat meat. the only known treatment is just to avoid eating meat until the allergy goes away and that can take years. rick and monica, back to you. >> all right, ali, thank you. >> still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 a record
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>> wall street opened week on a high note today despite the effects of irma lingering in the southeast. the dow jones jumped almost 260 points by closing bell. s & p 500 ticked up 27 hitting a record close. apple is expected to i wasn't veil its newest and most expensive iphone tomorrow. experts believe the big reveal will happen during apple's product event in cup per tino california. it is rumored to be dramatically different. it is expected to have a $999 price tag, twice the cost of the original phone. >> wow. can you drive it? wow. after an end of the summer slump it was a record breaking weekend once again at the box office. the film adamanttation of steven king's "it" earned more than $123 million over the weekend and that's the biggest opening for a movie in september and the best performing horror movie debut
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of all time. home again starring reese witherspoon debuted in second place. the hit man's bodyguard slipped to third place. they are getting ready for the fall season in bucks county with a large display of scare crows. the scare crow festival is happening at peddler's village in new hope. this kicks off a month of fall family fun. visitors are welcome to vote for the best scare crows. there are scare crow making workshops pumpkin painting and you can shop at the 63 retail shops at peddler's village and eat at its six restaurants. i ate at all six of them at once. >> i bet you were full. >> sleepy too. still to i was a look at the "action news" forecast. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come right back.
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>> time for the accuweather forecast monday night. >> that's right. meteorologist cecily tynan here with details for the week ahead. it's been a busy one. >> yeah, down to the south dealing with horrible weather. here it's beautiful weather. high pressure in control head to the "action news" weather center taking a look at cape may where some people are on the beaches, it's breezy, low humidity, loads of sunshine and as we head toward the middle of next week we will begin to feel the effects of
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irma. really more just the humidity. it will turn tropical as far as the air mass and it will also bring us a threat of showers wednesday, thursday, friday and possibly even into saturday and then of course we still have hurricane josé just spinning out in the atlantic. more on that system in a few moments. but temperature-wise pretty comfortable out there. definitely on the cool side again. that's been the trend this september. philadelphia 75 allentown 76. and atlantic city 74. dover 73 and trenton currently 75 degrees. so, satellite and radar showing really the big story. the only thing happening in our country right now is irma now a tropical storm. and you can see how it continues to spin up to the northwest. it's moving out of florida, the center has moved out, it's pulling all the heavy rain out of there. south carolina and georgia really getting hit with the heavy rain right now and that will continue to push to the northwest. so, tonight just a few clouds around, very comfortable, 59 in philadelphia, 52 degrees allentown, cape may 59 and
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trenton 54 degrees. tomorrow we start the day with a good amount of sunshine. as we head into the afternoon the clouds will increase especially areas to the south and that will cap temperatures around 80 degrees. at 10 o'clock, 69. by 4 o'clock, 79 degrees. it should be a dry day. wednesday is when we begin to see kind of the outer bands of what's left of irma begin to move in. 10 o'clock clouds and some showers moving up from the southwest and a threat of showers right into the weekend but no day will be a washout. hurricane josé, if you look at this you can see this is not a very organized storm. it's now decreased to a cat two hurricane. the big impact along the east coast for the next several days will be the risk of rip currents and the spaghetti plots show that josé will just meander out in the atlantic for the next several days and then where will it head? will it head out to sea? will it head towards the midatlantic, towards florida? these extend out a week so at this point it is too early to tell but right
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now it is no imminent threat to the u.s. i'll continue to track it and i'll keep you posted. so, the exclusive five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow a good amount of sunshine with high thin clouds later in the day, 80 degrees the high. wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday, it's humid with a threat of a few showers. i'll let you know if we clear out by sunday coming up in the seven-day forecast. back to you guys. >> all right, cecily, thank you. quick break, more news right after these messages. stay with us. >> ♪ ♪ having a baby. caring for your parents. learning you have a condition. these are moments when people realize that where you get your medicine matters. and they look to us. cvs pharmacy. for advice. and ways to save money. plus, get up to fifty extrabucks each year just for filling prescriptions.
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like advanced genomic testing and immunotherapy. see how we're fighting to outsmart cancer at >> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. more than 6 million people across florida are in the dark following a devastating blow from hurricane irma. now other communities in other northern states are in in its site. you'll hear from a good samaritan who went to a south jersey grocery store to pick up a few items but ended up saving a local police officers' life during a struggle with a suspect. and 16 years after the attacks on america, we pause to honor the lives we lost on september 11th 2001. >> our coverage of the aftermath of hurricane irma though continues. the storm itself is now a
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tropical storm. it lost its strength but not its ability to bring widespread flooding and damage. >> jacksonville was inundated by a record setting storm surge. something officials are not expecting. irma is slamming georgia and south carolina with strong winds and heavy rain. >> the first area to feel the full force of hurricane irma was the florida keys and today for the first time officials got a first look at the damage. ground zero of the hurricane hit in marathon. the national guard has arrived in the island chain. state transportation officials have cleared six out of 42 bridges as safe for travel however roads remain closed because of debris and fuel is still a concern. also there is no water, no power and no cell service in the keys. >> the second landfall of irma happened in marco island just south of naples in the fort myers air. the storm surge is expected to be above 10 feet but thankfully it wasn't nearly that high. however, the winds and driving
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rains did significant damage. many roofs were ripped from homes and numerous trees were downed. tonight there is no running water in naples and no power. there's also no telling when crews will be able to get fourth back up and running any time soon. >> as we mentioned the northern part of florida wall street's major averages lopped by irma this morning with an unexpected storm surge. in jacksonville the saint john's river burst its banks and sent rushing water into every direction and in addition. far away system governor rick scott explained how a short time ago. >> hurricane josé is also pushing water into the northern part of our state which is prevent, the water from flowing out as fast. >> also officials are telling floridians that just because the storm has left the state doesn't mean that it's safe to go home. they're urging everyone to wait until roads are cleared of debris downed power lines and flooding. stay with "action news" as
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we continue to follow the very latest developments in the aftermath of irma. anchor brian taff will be along in our next half hour with a live report from naples, florida. you can also see more on our web site at >> now first at 5:30 a man on a trip to the grocery store risked his life to help a police officer struggling with a shoplifting suspect. but the dramatic story does not end there. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic live outside the shop rite in brooklawn with the rest of the story. good evening, nora. >> reporter: hi there monica. it was supposed to be a quick trip to the store while his mother took a nap but it turned out to be much more than that for a local man who aided police chasing a suspect and wound up getting hit by the getaway car. >> this guy's running out. eyes as big as saucers and he had three or four boxes and they kept telling him to stop. >> reporter: 56-year-old john kotch of gloucester city ran to this shop rite in
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brooklawn last wednesday to pick up a few things. that's where he ran into these two. conwell becton and anthony marcione. a police officer chased marcione down and was struggling to subdue him. >> i think the guy was grabbing for his gun. that's when i said, you know, i jumped on top of him and held him down. >> reporter: soon after becton put the car in reverse almost hitting the officer an shop rite security guard. he then put it in drive and then headed towards kotch. >> he put it in gear and as i'm running over, he headed for me and i ended up on the hood and then off of the side of the car and out into the drive way. my neck. i landed on my knees. my left knee is still hurting me. >> reporter: kotch is a retired employee of philadelphia electric who has raised nine kids and has eight grandchildren. he cares full time for his 88-year-old mother who has alzheimer's. he was at the shop rite picking up food for her when this all happened. brooklawn police posted a
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thank you to john kotch on their facebook page for being a good samaritan. it says although he didn't have to he echoes to assist an officer he felt was in need and we cannot thank him enough for that. his run to the store turned out to be may wore exciting than anticipated but kotch says jumping on that suspect was the right thing to do. >> i would do it again. i mean, you can't print things, you don't know how things are going to be but you have to do what's right. >> reporter: now both men are facing numerous charges including robbery, eluding and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. john kotch is still nursing some bruises but he says he's okay. police chef tells us that city council will honor him soon for his actions. live in brooklawn, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> terrific. thank you nora. an overturned tanker truck furled traffic in burlington county. the truck flipped about 6:00 a.m. and immediately started
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leaking some sort of liquid. traffic was rerouted so crews could clean up the spill and remove the wreck camp. the driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out. >> well, today hundreds of people gathered at the site of the 9/11 terror attacks. the president and vice president spoke this morning about that day and president trump also spoke about the ongoing devastation from hurricanes harvey and irma. abc's emily rau now has more from washington, d.c. tonight. >> reporter: president trump and first lady melania beginning the day with a moment of silence on the south lawn of the white house before visiting the pentagon. >> today our entire nation grieves with you. and with every family of those innocent souls who were murdered by terrorists 16 years ago. >> reporter: the president spoke of unity and strength using the occasion to acknowledge the millions of americans affected by hurricanes harvey and irma.
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>> these are storms of catastrophic severity and we're marshaling full resources of the federal government relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed on 9/11 11 gathered at ground zero. >> girard terrence nevinsments we love you and miss you every day. >> reporter: vice president mike pence remembering the passengers on flight 93. >> as long as america endures, we will tell their story. and generations of americans will ever be inspired. by the faithful and courageous words and deeds of the heroes of flight 93. >> reporter: and back at the pentagon, tradition continues with an american flag unfurled at sunrise. of the nearly 3,000 people who died on 9/11, 184 of them were
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killed at the pentagon. president trump laid a wreath at the pentagon memorial today to remember them. in washington, emily rau, channel6 "action news". >> back here students at upper dublin high school paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 by placing small american flags outside the school. it was part of a project created by the senior class. they put together a video sharing the history of the 9/11 attacks. they also had a special speaker into school today, artie van why who wrote that day in september came in to share his account of the day at ground 016 years ago. several cannon blasts and bell rings honored the fallen during 9/11 ceremonies in atlantic city this morning. mayor don guardian was and joined by members of the military police and firefighters as well as those who lost loved ones in the
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attack for this memorial service by the ocean. >> a somber day indeed. time right now for a check of the "action news" traffic report monday night. >> for that we go to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the latest. matt. >> hi, guys. not the greatest ride home this evening. i feel like i say that a lot but it's true again this evening here along 95 we had a vehicle fire in the southbound lanes approaching allegheny avenue. the fire is long extinguished but they're still cleaning up on the right shoulder and kind of sticking out into the right lane here by allegheny. so s-it is still extra heavy as you come southbound on 95 from approaching cottman into that point as you head toward girard avenue or maybe towards south philadelphia for the gaga concert tonight if you're headed there on the eastbound side of the schuylkill, also a stop and go ride from 202 in the curve. still have one vehicle on the shoulder from that accident hours ago now. and then it jams again from approaching montgomery into south street as you headtoward s concert. in bristol we're watching a bad crash along route 13, that's bristol pike and in hat
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pour row we still have the crash along county line by the dunkin donuts and cvs near york road. issues in the lehigh valley, an accident on the eastbound side of 78 in bethlehem near 412. i would stay up on 22 instead if you can but in newark our accident along route two capitol trail has cleared so returning to normal there. if you're riding the rails keep in mind new schedules took effect yesterday with significant changes. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right, matt, thank you again. >> thank you. >> still ahead on "action news" tonight the federal government is asking the supreme court to take part in president trump's controversial travel ban into consideration. what the department of justice is asking tonight. >> and what a way to kick off the season. eagles take it to the redskins in washington and win their season opener. ducis rodgers and ron jaworski break it down for us coming up in sports. and meteorologist adam joseph tracking the latest in the "action news" weather center tonight. >> that's right. we'll have those stories
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and -- >> yeah, we've had a beautiful weekend spilling into the work week. today our high temperature came in at 76 degrees, so 4 degrees below average but that low humidity,... we'll talk about the changes in the forecast. >> all that and much more when we take a break and come right back. >> and okay.
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now more businesses in more places can afford to dream gig. >> score a partial win for president trump on the travel ban controversy tonight. the department of justice is asking the u.s. supreme court to put ahold on part of a lower court restriction. the lower court banned people from six countries from that entering the u.s. for 90 days but the ban on refugees from iran libya somalia sudan syria and yemen is about to expire. the argument is the ninth circuit court was wrong to exempt some refugees with resettlement deals. the entire case will be heard next month. >> time for sports tonight and yesterday the eagles broke their five game losing streak to their division rivals the washington redskins. >> yay! former eagles quarterback ron jaworski joins ducis rodgers to break down the december that 30-17 victory in this week's version of monday morning quarterback. >> all right, jaws we're feeling pretty good on this
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monday. last week you threw cold water on me. i said it was a must win week one. now that the game is over they had to get one yesterday. >> i still maintain that player mentality one game at a time. that win says the eagles the worst they can be is one and 15 so one at a time. >> defense seemed very effective. >> jim schwartz dialed up the blitz about 35 percent of the time. normally i he's about 20's percent. game on the nine, redskins are in the red zone, field goal range. if they particular a field goal here they take the lead so jim schwartz dials up the pressure. he's going to bring four defensive line men right after kirk cousins. those four guys, he's going to bring two line backers after kirk cousins. and add in a safety in malcolm jenkins. seven defenders attacking six blockers. someone is going the come free and get after kirk cousins and force an errant throw ducis. here comes the pressure.
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now a receiver will come he but because of the pressure cousins makes a poor flay and jalen mills picks it off and saves the day for the eagles. it's about pressure. force the quarterback to make a mistake. here you're going to see crowder open a high throw and jalen mills on the spot. >> late in the game schwartz stayed aggressive again. >> but it's a different kind of pressure late in the game. eagles now up by five with a minute 40 to go still a one score game. the pressure no is the base defense. he calls that wide nine, those defensive ends wide and get after kirk cousins. the eagles caught a little break here because the center blocked away from fletcher cox and brandon graham. that gave those two great defensive players one-on-one and they took advantage of it, ducis. you're going to see a reggie white move from fletcher cox, brandon graham coming around the corner with speed, quick
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quickness agility and fletcher cox is a really good dancer as well as a good pass rusher and i think we ought to work on that a little bit, too, ducis. >> i don't know about that. >> he should work on that. >> if there was one negative. i don't want to be a negative nancy here but last year carson wentz threw the ball a lot. yesterday they threw the ball a lot the running game wasn't there. is there an imbalance we should be worried about. >> in a perfect world i believe in a balanced offense, run-pass ratio being equal but when you got a guy like carson wentz that can make plays with his arms, with his legs his mobility and a running game that is stagnant right now let number 11 make plays. he made them against the redskins. he's going to have to make a lot of them against the chiefs. >> he's jaws, i'm ducis. back to you guys. >> all right, thank you guys. the beloved sesame street characters brought smiles to the faces of young visitors to philadelphia. "action news" was at the weston where the families of the florida marlins are
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staying while they're playing the phillies. the marlins brought their entire families to philadelphia with them to escape hurricane irma so the phillies wanted to give them their sesame street surprise. the marlins open a three game series with the phillies tomorrow night. still not clear if they'll be able to go back but if they're still here the kids will have fun. family and friends of children battling illnesses have another resource to help during a difficult time. aarp is sponsoring a room for caregivers at the ronald mcdonald house in wilmington. patient's relatives will be able to stay there free of charge while the children are cared for at delaware hospitals. the nonprofit helps more than 2,000 families a year. aarp staff and volunteers also took time this morning to make breakfast for everyone who is already using the facility. fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network. and with the new fios gigabit connection...
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>> meteorologist adam joseph is here with a nice week and if we can continue that streak. >> not so much. >> we'll be right back. >> you may not want to hear what i have to say but you may like the humidity and a few showers. >> no, nobody likes the humidity. >> especially the hair. as we take a look at the weather center here, not yours, rick, it's short enough. sky6 live is showing spring mountain here and if you think about it the trees beginning to change color that, again as we start to head towards fall and as we head into the winter
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season, pretty soon we'll kind of whiten up this scene here as we get ready for another fantastic season ahead. but those dewpoints are in the 40's and the 50 right now. again that's that very comfy air that has been in play for the last few days. 46 philadelphia, 50 allentown and trenton but as we move forward here, tomorrow again not a bad day how it's going to feel. very comfortable with that dewpoint at 54. then we bounce it up into the mid and upper 60's wednesday through the end of the week so again, you're going to feel the weight of the atmosphere when you head outdoors and that will get us into trouble for on and off showers and a lot of clouds. so, as we look at the forecast temperature-wise right now, 76 in allentown, 75 in trenton. so, everyone in the middle 70's still below average for this time of year but it has felt so nice to be outdoors in that sunshine without really breaking a sweat. high pressure has been our friend with respect to all that sunshine and low humidity but it is also was what is holding irma at bay way down
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to the south and this high is so dry that it is ripping a lot of moisture apart and it will continue to do that here tomorrow but it is allowing some high clouds to stream in ahead of irma with the actual circulation now just to the south of atlanta, sustained winds down to 50 miles an hour, so fairly soon it will not even be a tropical storm anymore, it will be a depression and then eventually just a remnant low but still bringing severe weather, strong winds tornado watches parts of charlton south carolina and heavy rain in northern georgia into parts of the tennessee valley. for us it's partly cloudy with lows 52 to 59 with a very light wind out of the west-southwest. areas of high pressure protecting us for one more day tomorrow with sunshine and some high clouds with low humidity and temperatures back to normal of around 80 degrees and then a warm front swings in here on wednesday, throws a lot of clouds our way. the humidity comes up, on and off showers, showers not a
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wash out, 77 and the actual center of what was irma will ride through here on friday with an additional shower or two but no heavy rain. hurricane josé is out there category two storm, winds at 100 miles an hour moving to the north at 12. will bring rip currents this entire week along the east coast. it will kind of do a circle here as we get into the next couple of days and then start to aim towards the southeast coast over the weekend as a category one. the problem is there will be a high pressure to the north so it really can't move out to sea so we have to see if it continues on that direction or does it curve up the coast. we'll have to follow this closely especially as we go into this time next week. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 80 tomorrow, sun and some high clouds and then wednesday, thursday and friday every day is pretty similar, very humid, lots of clouds, on and off showers here and there and that even continues into saturday with temps in the upper 70's but again those upper 70's won't feel all that pleasant with the humidity and then we'll dry it out sunday into monday
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and if there was any sort of effects with josé it wouldn't be until the middle of next week so a long time to track that. >> okay. >> thank you so much and we continue to track the path of irma for you in the 6abc app. you'll find updates as well as damage reports as they come in plus photo galleries and videos from locations across florida. the 6abc app is a free download of course for your mobile device.
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>> jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more at 6:00 officials in florida are starting to assess the damage after irma impacted much of that state. "action news" reporter brian taff has another live report from naples. >> that and much more coming up next at 6:00 for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. >> good night.
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>> good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is hurricane irma even though she is now a tropical storm, she is still wreaking havoc in parts of florida. this is jacksonville. it is the city under siege. the city is experiencing some of its worst flooding in 100 years. officials have been telling people living near the saint john's river to get out and get out now. irma has left enormous
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destruction in its wake. nowhere was harder hit than the keys where the hurricane first came ashore but florida's major metropolitan areas are showing the scars of the storm like part of the roof torn off the miami marlins baseball stadium. trees have been felled across the state knocking out power lines to the tune of six and a half million customers without electricity. authorities are reporting only one irma related death in florida but the caribbean death toll stands at 36. "action news" reporter bob brooks is recovering the caribbean relief effort based out of northeast airport in philadelphia, cecily tynan with the latest on the storm but first let us go live to naples, florida and brian taff. brian, what is the latest there? >> reporter: good evening, jim. you know, a hurricane is both a force of nature an freak of nature and nowhere is that juxtaposition


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