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>> so much water and so much damage. kimberly: sewer water gushing from a manhole, nearby homes flooded come in
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furniture, and keepsakes lost tonight. woes at howard university, classes pushed back, students ordered to stay away from two buildings. the flu season striking early and hard. the nationwide warning tonight. now, abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. kimberly: good evening, everyone. we are on storm watch on abc seven. i'm kimberly suiters. kevine q mccray and standing by. brian: we have had a pipe issues , pipes bursting, water pouring down. tomorrow a little bit of precipitation, a little bit of
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advisory in effect from 11 a.m. in the shenandoah valley, 1:00 loudoun county and howard. the morning rush, no issues. toorrow morning heading work, nothing to be concerned about early on in the morning. cold, dry roadways. the clouds will increase, but still an of sunshine to keep the sunglasses ready. by lunchtime, the moisture develops, only about .1 inches of precipitation, but it will be rain, freezing rain, which freezes on contact, and possibly sleet. tonight, the teens near 20. there is dry air trying to move in, but it does not get here in time. for the morning rush we are good to go, but the afternoon is what we are watching carefully. i think t
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be here around lunchtime, slightly above freezing, with slick spots on untreated services. more on that in just a bit. kimberly: our record-breaking cold is cracking water mains and breaking hearts across the area. one along rock road in fort washington turned a basements into pools of brown water. kevin lewis is live with a closer look at the devastating damage. at least sixly, homes have been in affected. a water restoration company has brought in hoses and progress has been made. peak of thethe water line on the woodpaneled wall. the rest of the work is expected to take eight hours. a rush of sewage and tapwater spewing into this finished basement
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it is sad to look at all that stuff. kevin: the 92-year-old painfully talked about what was lost. speakers, records. oh, my records. i forgot about those. kevin: a similar fate four doors down at this korean war veteran's home. an original revolver submerged in muck. john brown the helping neighbors, like rochelle's family. >> my mom and dad were crying because this is all their stuff. we have nowhere to go. kevin: they wanted to sell the valuables and heirlooms, but feared getting electrocuted. the sorrow visible in her eyes. >> our
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too. we are rilling hoping -- really hoping it is not destroyed in the water. that is stuff you cannot replace. is putting all customers in hotel rooms and said they will cover the full cost of replacing all items lost. a spokesperson telling me we will make things right. kimberly: just heartbreaking. we have heard from people wondering is wssc really staffed to respond to all of these troubles? kevin: the utility company told me they have been working 24/7 since wednesday with 26th emergency crews during the day shift, eight during the evening, one overnight. this is a 24-hour operation. kimberly:
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now the weather related problems at howard university keeping some students from class tomorrow. the semester pushed back because the heat is out in some buildings. a water main break. tonight come a firsthand look at some of the damage with q mccray live near campus. now we are hearing that mold will be a big concern? q: one of many concerns, kim. a live look at what is going on on campus, the workers have been hard at work all day long, doing every thing possible to get things fixed as soon as possible. >> this is what it looks like on this entire floor. of the manyust one buildings at howard university shut down because of the extreme cold snap. the freeze snapped several steam pipes. massive plumes of vapor filled the campus skies and fills buildings, causing a major hazard. >>
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released into the buildings, compromising the infrastructure. q: the damages in the millions. the steam could eventually lead to mold. began collating with giant tubes sucking moisture out of the building, but it takes time. >> at this time we are removing the steam. q: the university has been forced to push the start of the semester and some classes back one week. so here is how things break down. if you are in undergraduate student, you are expected to start school next week, tuesday. if you are a graduate a student or a member of the freshman college campus, you are expected to be in class tomorrow. if you have questions, give the university a call or check the website. q mccray, abc 7 news. kimberly: w
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when your child's school is delayed or closed by signing up at wjla.com/text. the big question at jfk airport, pipe that burst in terminal four was not protected. the flooding created delays and forced evacuations. many passengers stuck on airplanes, some forced to wait only toarmac for hours, get off and face a sea of luggage. we will examine carefully the contingency plans that were in place in order to recover from this event. we will determine the accountability group responsible for the failure. kimberly: while airport operations have resumed, some airplanes have been directed to land at other airports. a
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raising the alarm about a dangerous tree in her neighborhood she said could fall at any moment. catherine brown called 7 on your side. she has lived in southeast since 1962. she said many people walk right under the tree. it is just about coming out of the ground. despite calling city officials, brown said nothing is being done. >> i need some help. i want somebody to care for these trees. if that tree falls, it will cause a whole lot of problems. somebody could get killed or hurt. i don't want that to happen. kimberly: the city said the tree is on private property and they cannot intervene. it is not clear whom the land belongs to. new details, much attention before anyone has read it, michael wolff said his book "fire and fury" was supposed to show the world what it was like inside the trump white house. >> donald trump is divided.
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notice me at the level they noticed the furniture. kimberly: wolff said the president approve of him being there, but the white house said he has not spoken to president trump since last february. wolff said that is not true. >> i would have been delighted to write a contrary an account of donald trump. that this unexpected president is going to succeed. that is not the story. this is worse than everybody thought. kimberly: president trump have threatened a lawsuit against wolff and his accounts, attributedhose to steve bannon. aree bannon said his quotes inaccurate. bannon said he thinks he is a patriot and good man.
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president and his agenda, saying he regrets not responding to the book sooner. now a 7 on your side health alert, the glow rowing -- the growing flu danger. 46 states are reporting widespread activity with some emergency rooms overflowing. tonight at the rooms expanding and overcrowded. the flu season spiking early and striking hard. nearly every state in the country reporting widespread outbreaks. >> i have been sick for like seven days now, but it has gotten worse. kimberly: in california, the outbreak was deadly for the seven-year-old who died thursday from complications from the virus. >> he was very healthy. 27 people younger than age 65 have died from the virus this season, compared with just four last season. >>
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kimberly: 41,000 cases confirmed nationwide, more than twice as many as last year. some pharmacies are running out of the antiviral tamiflu, and every day dozens more flu patients. among them, this 13-month-old whose mother said she lost a son at the same age to complications from the flu in 2015. changes, i don't care, i see the doctor. kimberly: in this important advice. >> if the fever persists and you are not able to control it, you weak and unable to keep fluids down, you should be evaluated. kimberly: it is not too late to get the flu shot. health officials say it is only 30% effective this year but it can help reduce the severity of symptoms. coming up, 7 on your side with a consumer alert.
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being recalled tonight. and the golden globes draped in black. a powerful meaning behind the red carpet look.
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kimberly: now a 7 on your side consumer alert -- more than 3 million takata airbag inflator's are being added to the massive recall. we have been reporting on the fall the airbags which can explode and send shrapnel flying. at least 20 people have been killed worldwide. more than 100 people injured. so far 19 automakers every called up to 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles. the latest recall effort started 2013 cars.10, and we have all of the makes and models on the abc 7 news app. yourclosures may affect morning commute tomorrow. one of the northbound lanes of rock creek parkway near the kennedy center will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
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the gw parkway will be closed in alexandria and four mile run through thursday. the lane will be closed overnight. and beach drive will be closed to joyce road northwest until mid-january as part of an ongoing improvement project. a who's who of hollywood in beverly hills at the 75th annual golden globes. it was a blackout on the red actors and actresses making a statement about sexual harassment and inequality. seth meyers opened the show with a joke about harassment. actressidman won best for her role in "a little lie." oprah winfrey was honored with a lifetime achievement award, and social media went crazy after her speech. need to talk about the weather for a moment. we could have a
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afternoon. if you can telecommute tomorrow, tomorrow is the day. brian: fairfax county schools will make a decision in the ,orning, according to a text but we could get updates overnight. we will have to watch that. not a lot of moisture headed our way. just a little bit of moisture coming in, but the ground is still rather cold. scattered clouds tonight, 19 degrees, and we are moving in the right direction. feels like 7 with the wind, but tonight 15 to 20. the average is 43, so today we were 20 degrees below average. low 30's.into the lowide right now, teens, 20's. not dropping back much more, but we have warmer air to the south
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kentucky, head of that freezing rain and snow. as the moisture moves east, the cold air will retreat, but the timing is such that we may get those coming together. the morning rush is not an issue. sunrise at 7:27, no issues. by about 11:00 am a little snow on the mountains come hagerstown north and west of town. freezing rain is a liquid that freezes on contact. through about lunchtime, a little bit around the city. even if you are above freezing, even as much as 35, because the ground has been so cold, there could still be a glaze of ice early lunchtime, especially areas that have not been treated. that will carry into about 3:00, 4:00, the freezing light rain mixture, then it tapers off. south of town not as much of a concern.
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the air temperature is above freezing. any untreated surfaces could ice over, does not matter if you have four-wheel-drive for watch out for ice. we will keep you posted. the futurecast, just a little snow in hagerstown, ice .02 inches. when you have a little bit of moisture and cold air, there will be a glaze on the surface, through the afternoon and the rush hour. something to watch carefully. wednesday,uesday and we are breaking out of this pattern, mid and upper 40's, pleasant midweek. by thursday, mid 50's. thursday, friday, 60, we need the rain to wash away all of the salt. kimberly: you know where the ice is good? brian: where? kimberly:
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skates. erin: there is no place like home for the capitals.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. hosted theapitals blues today, washington entering this with eight straight home wins. picking it up in the third, the blues up 2-1. alex ovechkin gets the past, the one-timer, lights the lamp, ties the game, overtime. that is where nicklas backstrom would emerge as the hero. he gets the past from t.j. oshie, top shelf. that is the game-winner. caps keep their home winning streak alive, 4-3. the ter
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big 10 home game this season. maryland freshman bruno fernando has been impressive this season. the terps dominated down low in the first half. michal cekovsky with this huge slam. he had 13. the terps led by four. cowan,half, anthony bruno fernando throws it down. bruno fired up. maryland blows out iowa, 91-73. saints-panthers, starting in the first. drew brees airing it out. breaks the tackle and takes it to the house, 88-yard touchdown, the saints in front 7-0. fourth quarter, the saints up 31-19. cam newton over the
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making it look easy. all the way for the 50 yard score. the panthers back in it, only down five. 11 seconds to go, one last chance, newton with no time to throw, sacked. the saints win and are headed to minnesota next sunday. we will have much more on the nfl playoffs as well as kirk cousins and the redskins' off-season. .anny will join me in studio stay with us after the news for abc 7 "sports sunday," in less than 10 stay with us after the news for before we start, i just want to sayn 10 if anyone still doesn't have fios, please stay out of the way so your lag doesn't get us all killed, ben. what's so good about fios anyway? uh. what's so great about a 100% fiber-optic network that makes your gaming system actually work awesomely? hey. did you take out the trash? haha, garbage boy! dad, i already took out ben. it's not funny. gaming is best on a 100% fiber-optic network. so get fios. now, just $79.99 per month
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with a 2-year agreement. mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow. but after an electrical fire from faulty wiring, mary's vintage clothing and designer shoe collection were ruined. luckily, the geico insurance agency had recently helped mary with renters insurance, and she got a totally fab replacement wardrobe at bloomingdale's.
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nspired to start her own fashion line, exclusively for little lambs. visit geico.com and see how affordable renters insurance can be. visit geico.com tone of the most pristine and beautiful parts -- of the world. but barbara comstock just voted to put it up for sale. why? to pay for tax cuts for billionaires and big corporations. comstock supported donald trump's tax scheme for the wealthy, adding $1.5 trillion to the debt and leaving us with the bill. tell barbara comstock we won't stand for selling our wild lands to give billionaires a tax cut.
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kimberly: if you work out at life time fitness, they are getting rid of cable news channels. said that members don't want to see negative or politically charged content. they have several locations in virginia and maryland. we hope they keep the local news on 24/7. golf galaxy in rockville is now closed. the store in the montrose crossing shopping center offered golf equipment, apparel, and lessons. the reason behind closure is not apparent, but the store is urging customers to visit nearby locations especially if you have gift cards.
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