tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN October 6, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. you will want to pay attention. deadly hurricane getting close to florida and other southeastern states. hurricane matthew now a category three storm. it is tearing through the bahamas right right now. it is expected to regain strengths before it makes landfall in the united states. where would that be? it could be north of miami up to north carolina. that means millions are under
evacuation orders across a wide order right now. which includes st. augustine. you can see the traffic jams. long lines for gas. long lines at grocery stores with folks buying up everything on the shelves and sheets of plywood. residents are warned to take the orders seriously. they are expected to receive devastation not sinioce 1992. >> you cannot restore a life if it is lost. you can rebuild. we want to minimize any possible loss of life. >> protecting lives is the priority right now. there would be massive
destruction. >> the weather forecasters are saying the decisions you make now are life or death decisions. joining us now with the path of matthew is meteorologist derek van dam. >> good morning, john and christine. the path is becoming clearer and clearer to us at the cnn weather cent center. this is the latest from the national hurricane center. still a strong category three. there are developments in which the storm is more organized. we are seeing a defined wall south of nassau and the bahamas. it storm is strengthening and we will see that bump up to a category four before potentially making landfall across the atlantic seaboard of florida. here is the latest warning from the national hurricane center. from brevard on the
florida/georgia border. warnings from florida to georgia. likelihood of tropical-storm force winds. of course, the exact track is so crucial. what we are starting to see is the computer models converge on agreement. the path is important. miles count here. if we see a deviation here from the path, if that moves 50 miles inland, it brings the bulk of the devastation with it. if it shifts to the east, offshore, we will miss the worse devastation from hurricane matthew. either way, these are the major threats, john and christine, heavy rains, damaging kinds and
storm surge is a major threat. more to come. back to you. >> you see the map. it could be a direct hit anywhere along the florida coast. you have to be so careful right now. get out if you haven't already. airlines have canceled more than 1,000 south florida flights according to flightaware.com. florida international will shutdown at 10:30. miami international is monitoring wind speeds to monitor when it will close down. further north, residents are evacuating. some are planning to ride out the storm. sara sidner is with us in daytona beach. >> reporter: we are starting to feel the effects of the storm. light wind and surf crashing on the shore. the surf is up and it will get higher as the bands of winds come through here in the volusia
county. this is a place which is filled with people who love the beach and night life. most people are heeding the warnings. residents evacuated. the tourists have decided not to come or they left already. we can tell you this. when we went to stores to see what they had, things like water all sold out. gas canisters sold out. generators sold out in much of the county. we can tell you there are voluntary evacuations happening in the barrier islands. that is about 150,000 people that have to get off the island. the voluntary evacuations will become mandatory this afternoon. this storm is no joke. people are heeding warnings. if it comes in as a category four, a lot of folks who grew up in florida remember what hurricane andrew was like and they don't want to be around for
it. >> thank you, sara. the preparations are under way in south carolina. the governor ordering the evacuation from two coastal counties. that's where we get our latest from. stephanie elam. >> reporter: john and christine, here in charleston, we are on king street in downtown. you see preparations have been made here. the street here is deserted. you can see some stores have been boarded up and people prepare to evacuate. that was one of the big things the government has wanted in south carolina. they took interstate 26 and reversed direction on both sides. all lines now only flow west away from the coast. you cannot get back in downtown on i-26. that is because they want people to get out of the way and stay away from the area that could be impacted. governor nicki haley going as far as to say people will be putting other people in danger if they stay here. take a listen.
>> anyone trying to wait this out, we ask you to take caution and heed what everybody else is doing. we have been very, very appreciative of the way south carolinans have been patient and things are going smoothly. we will continue to watch this until the evacuation is done. >> reporter: it looks like people are taking up that guidance. we know according to south carolina, some 250,000 people have evacuated. another 200,000 are expected to evacuate today. they are saying that people need to not play meteorologists themselves and not guess where this hurricane is going. they need to pack up and leave for safety and safety of their loved ones. john and christine. >> thank you, stephanie. the storm left a trail of destruction in haiti which is still reeling from the earthquake six years ago. matthew killed at least ten people there. the death toll is expected to
rise with the officials concerned with the possible outbreak of cholera. hundreds of people are without food or medical supplies. stay with cnn for continuing coverage of hurricane matthew. including the emergency meeting by governor rick scott. to politics. the second head-to-head debate between donald trump and hillary clinton is three days away. what both sides are saying ahead of the big showdown. that's coming up. , i'm a smoker for life." i tht, i wanted to be a non-smoker and i did it thanks to chantix. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix reduced my urge to smoke some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. some had seizures while taking chantix.
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slam. more than 2 million people in three states are urged or ordered in some cases to evacuate. we will keep you updated on hurricane matthew all morning. politics now. how do you get to the second presidential debate? practice. donald trump will be doing that at the town hall three days before his sunday showdown with hillary clinton. that will be a town hall format. trump was campaigning in nevada overnight. he tout mike pence as the winner of the running mate debate. he could not help giving himself a pat on the back as well. >> mike pence did an incredible job. i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice. that was my first hire as we would say in las vegas. >> let's get the latest from jim acosta. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump is taking a bit of a victory lap after the mike pence performance in the vice
presidential debate. he is trying to get back on message. he went after obamacare noting how this week former president bill clinton described the affordable care act as a crazy system. >> can you imagine when he walked home to that beautiful home in westchester and said, hillary, how was your day. a big part of her campaign is obamacare. she want to double up and double down. this woman doesn't know what the hell she's doing, folks. there's only one way to stop obamacare. that's to vote for donald j. trump. >> reporter: trump was praising pence in the vice presidential debate. he was also taking credit. noting the pence pick was the first pick for the candidate. he is pushing back on the notion
that he is jealous of pence's performance. and in the words of kelly anne conway, that is truly outrageous. >> jim, later this morning, mike pence will be on "new day." donald trump mocked hillary clinton for taking time off for preparing for the first debate. that worked well for clinton. she is taking the same approach. in her place, surrogates are hitting the campaign trail. bill clinton and chelsea clinton and bernie sanders. we get more on clinton's debate prep from jeff zeleny. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton off the campaign trail today. call it the st. louis sequel. she is doing the same where she is surrounded by advisers on wednesday before attending a fund-raiser. it was clear she had trump in that debate on her mind.
>> i'm looking forward to our next debate next sunday. i thought the first one went pretty well. and just as in that first debate, i feel it's my responsibility not to defend myself against his attacks because really been there, done that. i think it's my responsibility to defend everybody against his attacks. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed at the fund raising events. they were allowed last night in washington where she spoke featuring eva longoria and others. now her campaign is focusing on others. now next tuesday, the final day
for people to register to vote in ohio and florida. those efforts in florida are put on hold because of matthew. both sides are losing time to register. this hurricane has a possible political impact as well. john and christine. >> jeff, thank you for that. clinton running mate tim kaine will be on "new day." tune in at 7:30 eastern. >> you have both vp. hillary clinton and donald trump face-off in the second presidential debate sunday night at washington university in st. louis. anderson cooper will moderate. to money. if donald trump did not pay federal income taxes, he is part of an exclusive club. club of 666 u.s. households that make more than $1 million in income and don't owe any federal income tax. that is according to the policy
center. another 3,700 make between $500,000 and $1 million don't have tax liability. the more money you make, the more you pay. wealthy can score big tax breaks that others can't. making investments overseas and what they pay to foreign governments and pay more to charity and take big deductions. when they take big bets and lose, they can apply that loss. if the loss is large enough, they can eliminate the tax bill all together in a given year. we are watching hurricane matthew closely this morning. that's where it is right now as a category three. it will get stronger and it is headed to florida in the next 24 hours. secret files stolen from the nsa. more on the man accused of that crime.
all eyes on hurricane matthew this morning. it is closing in on florida. look at it right now. it already killed 15 people in the caribbean. the storm is expected to gain strength and hit parts of florida as maybe a category four storm. it has been more than a decade since a storm hit with that force. governor rick scott says people should be prepared for a direct hit. governors in south carolina and florida are urging millions to evacuate. we will have more coming up. a contractor in the nsa is in custody for stealing top secret files. 51-year-old harold thomas martin was detained in august, but not
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>> welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. big morning here. 30 minutes past the hour. breaking news. you want to pay attention to this. a deadly hurricane is getting close to florida and other southeastern states. hurricane matthew is a category three storm. it killed 15 people in the caribbean. it is tearing through the bahamas. a harrowing night in the bahamas. this is expected to gain strength and regain category four status. it is expected to make landfall north of miami up to north carolina. that means millions of people right now are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders across a wide area. we're talking the entire city of st. augustine put under mandatory evacuation. some places, gas has run out. long lines of people stocking up because they decided to ride it
out. crowding in grocery stores and buying up every sheet of plywood. federal and state officials are warning residents to take the evacuation orders. they are calling for possible devastation not seen since 1982. >> remember you can always rebuild and repair property. you cannot restore a life if it is lost. we want to make sure we minimize any possible loss of life or risk. >> protecting life is the number one priority right now. if matthew directly impacts florida, there will be massive destruction we have not seen in years. >> let's go to the cnn weather center for latest on the path. we have derek van dam with the latest. >> you talk about evacuations. what strikes me is 2 million new
residents call florida home since the state was impacted by the major hurricane. those 2 million people may not know they live in an evacuation own. they may not know to evacuate if they hear the warnings from the national weather service or meteorologists here at cnn weather. i'm showing you the current path from the national hurricane center. two things i want you to note from it. one, this is expected to strengthen, hurricane matthew, to a category four. 130-mile-an-hour winds before making landfall on thursday. the second is the trajectory of the storm was it rides the coastline of florida and georgia and the carolinas. we expect deteriorating conditions. we will feel the tropical storm-force winds on thursday. let's get into friday morning. that is the potential for the
landfalling category 4 hurricane expected between 100 to 130-mile-an-hour sustained winds. look at the winds wrapping around the coast of georgia and south carolina. the concerns going forward, the storm surge threat and storm surge warnings from boca raton to savannah, georgia. the potential for 5 to 8 feet above normal tide value. let's throw up the 3d model. you heard about storm surge, but what is it? let's say you built a home on the beach along the atlantic facing shore in the florida peninsula. the 5 to 8 feet is realized with the forecast. just think about the wind pushing up all of that sea. let's take an average man. you are roughly 6-feet tall.
that will inundate the bottom portion of the home flooding it at very least. the majority of deaths in a hurricane come not from wind, but storm surge. that is a concern going forward. john and christine, 8 to 10 inches of rain. that leads to flooding. >> it is the path of the storm that is cause of concern. hugging the coast of florida and maybe directly over the coast of florida for hundreds of miles. so much opportunity for devastation. derek, thank you. airlines have cancelled more than 1,000 flights in south florida. according to flightaware.com. florida international will shutdown at 10:30 a.m. miami international says it is monitoring wind speeds to determine if it will close down. further north, some are planning to ride out the storm. sara sidner is in daytona beach.
>> reporter: john and christine, we are feeling the effects of the storm. light winds and we can hear the surf crashing on the shore. we know the surf is up and it will get higher and higher as the winds and bands of rain come through here in volusia county. this is a place normally filled with people who love the beach and love the ocean and love the night life. you are not seeing that here, but most people are heeding the warnings. residents have evacuated and the tourists have decided either not to come or they left already. we can tell you this. we went into stores to see what they had. palates of water all sold out. gas canisters sold out. generators sold out in much of the county. we can tell you there are already voluntary evacuations happening in the barrier islands and including merritt island. 150,000 people have to get off the island.
the voluntary evacuations will become mandatory this afternoon. people are heeding warnings. it is a monster storm. if it comes in as a category four, a lot of folks who grew up in florida like myself, remember hurricane andrew and they don't want to be around for it. john and christine. >> sara sidner, thank you. preparations under way in south carolina. the governor ordering evacuations from two coastal counties. that is where we get the latest from stephanie elam. >> reporter: john and christine, we are right downtown on king street. a lot of preparations have been made here. the street here is deserted. you can see some of the stores have been boarded up as people prepare to evacuate. in fact, that was one of the big things that the government wanted here in south carolina. so much so, they took i-26 and reversed direction on both sides. all lanes now only flow west away from the coast.
you can't get back in downtown on i-26. that's because they want people to get out of the way and stay away from the area that could be affected. governor nicki haley going as far as to say people will be putting other people in danger if they stay here. >> anyone trying to wait this out, we ask you to take caution and try to heed what everybody else is doing. we have been very appreciative of the way you have responded to the evacuation. we saw them start early. they have been patient. everything seems to go smoothly. >> reporter: it looks like people are taking up that guidance. question know according to south carolina, 250,000 people have already evacuated. another 200,000 are expected to evacuate today. they are saying that people need to not play meteorologist themselves and not try to get where the hurricane is going. they need to pack up for their
safety and safety of loved ones. john and christine. thank you, stephanie. haiti is still reeling from the earthquake six years ago and matthew hit haiti as a category four storm and killing ten people. the death toll is expected to rise. officials are concerned about the outbreak of cholera now. hundreds of thousands of peopled into people flooded out of their villages. >> stay with cnn for coverage of hurricane matthew throughout the day. the track is extremely concerning. there's a 5:00 a.m. update. we will get you that information as soon as it hits. florida governor rick scott will brief us in the 8:00 hour. the cost of the hurricane is likely in the tens of billions of dollars. it depends on the path of the storm. it is headed for the coast.
hurricane katrina was the costlie costliest. then sandy was the next big eflt storm. the last big storm to hit florida was wilma. more people in florida have bought hurricane insurance since then. property values are up. the population has increased 27%. now 98% of florida residents little in coastal counties. there is the cost to state and local governments and lost revenue. officials have made it clear. keeping people safe is the top priority regardless of cost or inconvenience. this is shocking to me. i does not realize how much the florida population has grown. you think how many more people
millions of people in the southeast now bracing for hurricane matthew. it is expected to build in strength back to a category four by the time it makes landfall somewhere along the 700-mile stretch of coastline between florida and south carolina. any deviation left could be devastating for florida. three states are ordered to evacuate. we will keep you posted throughout the morning. >> rain and storm surge forecast
really terrifying. even if it moves to the east or west. a lot of water and property damage. hopefully no loss of life. people are evacuating right now. how do you get to the second presidential debate? practice, practice, practice. donald trump will do that at a town hall in new hampshire. a dress rehearsal three days before the sunday showdown with hillary clinton. trump campaigning in nevada on wednesday. he tout mike pence as the winner of the running mate debate. he could in the help himself. >> mike pence did an incredible job. i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice. that was my first hire as we would say in las vegas. >> we get latest from cnn's jim acosta with the donald trump
campaign. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump is taking a bit of a victory lap after the vice presidential debate. he went after obamacare noting how bill clinton this week described the affordable care act as a crazy system. here is more of what donald trump had to say. >> can you imagine him walking home to the beautiful home in westchester and said, hillary, how was your day. oh, did he suffer. a big part of her campaign is obamacare. big part. she wants to double up and double down and she wants it to go. this woman doesn't know what the hell she's doing, folks. there's only one way to stop obamacare and that's to vote for donald j. trump. >> reporter: throughout the day, donald trump was taking credit with the pence pick was the first decision as a candidate. the trump campaign is pushing
back that trump is jealous of pence's performance. john and christine. >> thanks. later this morning, mike pence is a guest on "new day." you remember that donald trump mocked hillary clinton for taking time off for the first debate. it worked out well for hillary clinton. in her place, there are high profile surrogates. bill clinton and chelsea clinton and bernie sanders. let's get more from jeff zeleny. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton off the campaign trail again today. preparing for the showdown on sunday with donald trump. call it the st. louis sequel. when surrounded by a small circle of advisers on wednesday before attending an evening fund-raiser. it is clear she had trump and that debate on her mind.
>> i'm looking forward to our next debate next sunday. i thought the first one went pretty well and just as in that first debate, i feel it's my responsibility not to defend myself against his attacks because really been there, done that. i think it's my responsibility to defend everybody else against his attacks. >> reporter: now cameras are rarely allowed at fund raising events. they were allowed in washington where she spoke at a woman's celebration. she also talked about how close she believes this race still is. now her campaign is focusing on registers voters. a key deadline is looming.
next tuesday is the final day to register in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. those efforts in florida are put on hold because of hurricane matthew. the president canceled a trip there yesterday. both sides are losing valuable time to register. this has a possible political impact as well. john and christine. >> jeff, thank you. tim kaine will be on "new day" today. do not miss sunday night. the next presidential debate. hillary clinton and donald trump face-off in st. louis. anderson cooper will be one of the moderators. we get an early start on your money next. we also continue to keep an eye on hurricane matthew. this is the storm track as we have it now. we will get another update on where this is going to land and when in about 11 minutes. we will keep you fully abreast of all of this news.
our breaking news. hurricane matthew is pounding the bahamas right now as a category three storm. it is expected to get stronger as it heads to florida. let's get the latest on the track with meteorologist derek van dam. derek. >> john and christine, we highlighted the concerns at least in the next 24-to-48 hours for the atlantic coastal areas of florida peninsula through georgia and into south carolina. heavy flooding rain, damaging winds. potentially major hurricane force. storm surge a major potential. the potential for tornadoes also exist. anytime you get a landfalling hurricane, the threat goes up. this is highlighted moment by
moment for a time reference to plan ahead if you are perhaps wrapping up your last measures to protect your property and your life. this is what we're anticipating. we're looking at thursday evening across the southern portions of florida to start to feel the tropical storm-force winds. 39 miles per hour or higher. storm surge above high tide values 1 to 3 feet. rain from the system, 1 to 3 inches. miami-dade north through the palm beach county region. we work into the overnight period, some time between thursday evening and early friday morning, that's when we start to believe major hurricane-force winds impact the coast of florida. not a landfalling hurricane yet. strong winds and storm surge picking up. 3 to 5 feet potentially. and flash flooding.
friday morning, a landfalling hurricane. cape canaveral north into daytona beach. storm surge there any where between 4 to 8 feet above normal high tide value is a concern. this has the potential to be very devastating for the coastal areas. john and christine. >> you see the category three. sustained winds of 55 miles, they close the towers. you know that ft. lauderdale is closed. miami is still open. just unbelievable. they are saying now -- thank you, derek. >> yeah. >> the decision you make in the next 12 hours are life or death. >> if you are on the coast of florida, you need to make a decision now. >> there's that path. we will monitor this for you. let's get an early start. a strong day for today.
tomorrow is the big jobs report. a lot of information here this week. right now stocks in europe and asia are higher, priceline hit above $15 a share. amazon is a record high. well above $800 a share. shares of twitter jumped on rumors. now plunging on reports that google will not bid for the company. white male voters without a college degree are frustrated. a new report shows the reason why. income for working class white men with those with a high school diploma dropped to less than $37,000 a year in 2014. plunge of income of 9%.
over the same period, income for college educated white men soared nearly 23% from $77,000 to more than $94,000. those numbers, john, are a big big factor on the campaign trail here this week. there is an unease among the demographic that played out. after years of complaints, finally stricter regulations for one of the fastest financial products. millions use prepaid debit cards. consumers loaded $65 billion in 2012. by 2018, the government estimates that will be $112 billion. guess what? many of these carry big fees and have few protections that regular credit cards offer. now the consumer financial protection bureau will put restrictions on interest rate hikes and require long and short
disclosu disclo disclosure forms. people are charged so much money to use their own money. it is a shame. regulations are on the way. >> anytime you have to pay to use your own. hurricane matthew headed to florida at this moment. "early start" continues right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is almost 5:00 a.m. in the east. our big breaking news this morning. you will want to pay close attention to this. a deadly hurricane. dangerously close to florida and other southeastern states. hurricane matthew a category three storm. it killed at least 15 people in the caribbean. it is tearing through the bahamas. a harrowing night in the bahamas. this is expected to become a category four before it makes landfall in the united states. that landfall could be anywhere from just north of miami up to north carolina. a 700--mile stretch where this
could hit. millions of people under voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders. st. augustine under mandatory evacuations as of 6:00 a.m. long lines of people leaving and stocking up because they decided to ride this out. buying up sheets of plywood and groceries. officials are warning residents to take the evacuation orders in earnest. they are warning of the possible devastation not seen since hurricane andrew. >> you can always rebuild. you can always repair property. you cannot restore a life if it is lost. we want to make sure we minimize any possible loss of life or risk. >> protecting life is the number one priority. if matthew directly impacts