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competition. >> bears are favored in this one by just three. back to you, alisyn. >> very exciting. thank you very much. of course we're tracking hurricane dorian as she bears down on the carolinas. so "new day" continues right now for you. >> the forecast now putting the carolinas on high alert. >> got people evacuated from the low lying areas. we put out 45,000 sandbags. >> hurricanes aren't something to be messed with. i think it's for the best we're leaving. >> the united states coast guard on the bahamas right now. >> look how destroyed it is right now. >> we got to start choosing science over fantasy here. >> my plan actually calls for new civil rights legislation to address environmental injustice. >> don't sit around and tell me what's not possible. look what happens if we don't make change. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." and this is cnn's special coverage of hurricane dorian.
i'm john berman in a very windy charleston, south carolina. alisyn camerota is up in new york. and the big news from this storm overnight, it gained strength. it regained major hurricane status up to a category 3 with wind speeds of 115 miles an hour. it is off the coast of charleston, south carolina, moving northward at this point. could make landfall in south carolina or north carolina over the next 24 hours. 15 to 20 inches of rain expected here in charleston. 100,000 people without power already. that number will go up. some areas in this city have flooded already and that could get worse as the day goes on. another high tide just after noon. and the wind speeds here i'd say consistently around 50 and occasionally we're getting gusts of near hurricane strength. as bad as it is here, certainly much worse in the bahamas where the rescue and relief crews are only now reaching some of the hardest hit areas.
the airport there which will be such an area of need because they need to get planes in, the airport in freeport and grand bahama island has been devastated. we will check in with patrick oppmann in the bahamas very shortly. but first let's get the latest forecast in the track of this storm from allison chinchar in the weather center. >> so let's take a look at what we know right now. still sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. that is a category 3 storm. we have started to notice that forward movement beginning to slow down, but what we really need to see is it start to shift away meaning going to the north and east away from land. otherwise we're likely going to see a landfall today in south carolina or tomorrow across portions of north carolina. here's the look. we also have a new threat. tornado watch in effect until 4:00 eastern time this afternoon for several counties across portions of north and south carolina. we're already seeing tornadoes begin to push inland from some of those bands off shore in
addition to the heavy rain and the gusty winds out there. right now you've got a handful of them. this is expected to go on off and on today. but the biggest threat is going to be the flooding both from the rain coming down as well as storm surge. you can see the map here savannah looking at 4 to 7 feet. wilmington also 4 to 7 feet. but this area from charleston up to myrtle pitbeach is 5 to 8 fe. the other concern is the rainfall. widespread amounts 4 to 6 inches but some areas picking up 10, 12, if not 15 inches of rain before it finally exits. >> allison chinchar, thank you very much. we'll come back with you as more data comes in. meantime, we want to check in with patrick oppmann and his team in the bahamas where the recovery will last years. generational devastation it's been called by officials there. and patrick who joins me now, i know you've had a chance to see the airport, tour some of the areas.
just get a sense of how bad things are. what do you see this morning? >> reporter: it was worse than we could imagine. we thought with the first coast guard planes and helicopters flying over this island that the airport would soon open. we got there and we saw something that took our breath away. we are on the runway at the freeport airport. it has been inaccessible for days. there was a river between the rest of the city and this airport. it was completely under water. it looked like the waves were crashing -- waves were crashing against this airport. look how destroyed it is right now. just about every side eight feet to ten feet up has been leveled, ripped in, torn in. look at it now. i don't recognize it. there's not a wall standing.
you think about the need this island has right now for a functioning airport to get injured people out, to get suppli supplies. and this airport right now is completely destroyed. i've never seen anything like it in my life. this is complete and utter devastation like i've never seen. jose's going to point the camera over here. look at this. that's a wheel. this is the underside of a plane. this is what's left of the wing. you think of the force required to throw a plane from the runway into a terminal. anybody was here, i don't know how they would have survived. i've seen a lot of damage on this island. this is the absolute most devastated area i've seen so far. it will be impossible for anybody who is injured or wants to get off the island to leave from here. aid will not be able to come in to this part of the airport --
into this airport at all because it's just a debris field now. so if help is going to come, it's going to have to come through some other way. boats, another airfield. but this is really the only -- this is the only airfield for this island and it is in utter ruins. and john, it is frustrating to see the airport totally destroyed. it's also frustrating the sight behind me. it is for the second day there are calm seas here. it is beautiful weather. so far we've not seen any boats coming in with aid. you only hope they're on their way. >> the help has got to get there, patrick. it just has got to get there. our thanks to you and your team for shining the light on what's going on on grand bahama island. we'll get back to you as soon as we can. meantime i want to go to ken graham director of the national hurricane center.
as always, thank you for joining us. the storm now off the coast of charleston where i am, any sign it has made the turn away from land? >> still moving north at 10 miles an hour. just still so powerful with those 115 mile-an-hour winds. look at these outer rain bands as well. we're seeing some of that rain stretch into north carolina as well. there's actually tornado warnings been issued in some of those rain bands. tornadoes, one of the big threats. but this is a life threatening situation and the storm surge still yet a come. >> and i know you say don't worry too much about where exactly it'll make landfall. because you feel the impact well off the center of the storm. but will this storm, the center hit land over the next 24 hours? >> john, looking here at our plot just right along the coast, our forecast takes it along the coast of south carolina, north carolina. but with those hurricane force winds stretching out 60 miles. even if it's off shore, you're still going to get the wind, and
the storm surge is going to be significant. feeling it already and it's going to be through the day and into tomorrow. >> i know one of the things i was surprised to wake up to this morning was the news that the storm got even stronger overnight. up to a category 3 storm again. tell me about the storm surge. 4 to 7 feet in some areas on top of these king tides. that could be a real problem. >> it's life threatening. the rainfall on top, some areas getting to 10 to 15 inches of rain. look at the storm surge values. we've got areas in south carolina 5 to 8 foot of storm surge. by the way, that's aboveground. even into north carolina, 4 to 6 feet. and stretching inland. some of these areas inland, miles and miles could get the storm surge. we goat some of the storm surge early with the large wind field. then afterwards, it's important to stress to everybody even after the storm as the wind shifts, the water can come in
well after the storm. >> all right. ken graham, the director of the national hurricane center, as always thank you so much for being with us. we'll check back in with you next hour. joining me now is rear admiral of the u.s. coast guard. thank you for being with us. we're ping-ponging covering the impact of the storm right now and up the u.s. coast and the recovery in the bahamas. you've been involved in that. i know the u.s. coast guard has been air lifting people in need off those islands. what can you tell us about those efforts? >> john, absolutely. we've been very busy. at this point, we've rescued almost 150 people moving them to higher levels of medical care. helping to survey the island, helping to get it ready. i know one of your previous commentators was noting the state of the airstrip. i'm happy to report that the u.s. air force was in to look at the airstrips both in freeport
and on great abaco, the treasure cay airport. to look at what it will take to get those strips up and running as quickly as possible. >> that's fantastic news that i will pass on to patrick. because he told me the airport there was devastated. based on what he saw, he couldn't imagine it getting back up and operational soon. do you have any hope that you'll be able to land aircraft at that airport in the coming days? >> we do. big thing is we've got to get some equipment there and to clear out debris and some engineers to take a look at repairs that need to be made to the airstrip. that's beyond the capabilities of the coast guard. so in the meantime, we're going to continue to overfly, move critical patients to higher levels of care in nassau. to ensure folks are not caught in isolation for immediate peril. we've seen some areas with absolute devastation. cut off from other parts of the islands. on the other hand, we've also
seen groups of people coming together to work through issues and to help each other out in places such as freeport. >> the people have really banded they're going to get through this. in some cases rescuing each other to bring them to safer spots. so what can the coast guard do in terms of reaching these people? i know you've been landing helicopters just consistently. and that number 150 rescues is much higher than numbers i heard hours ago. thank you for that update. what about surface vessels? what about chances boats will get to it any time soon? >> obviously we've got to balance our resources to what's going on in the carolinas and the bahamas. obviously the best way to get lots of equipment in is to bring it in from water. the problem is a day and a half of a category 5 hurricane blowing overhead, the hydrography in the area is
damaged. so we've got to get those harbors surveyed. we've got to get one of our cutters in there to do an initial survey teoday. then we can expect hopefully shortly thereafter to get some side scan sonars in there whether from noaa or from dod to make sure that the bottom's clear. then you can look to get vessels in from the outside. we're working closely with the state department's usa id to get those supplies flowing that way. we'll have more cutters on scene today. >> that is terrific news. i know it's not lack of desire. i know the conditions are fierce and difficult. tell me what you've been hearing from your personnel that have been making these rescues about the state, the condition that the people are in when they reach them. >> the good news is there's a
lot of support on the ground. the people coming together. the doctor we worked with the group, the hospital in freeport even though badly damaged does have some spaces that are usable. so that when our doctor got there, he was able to immediately start looking at the most critical cases and was also able to work with the doctors there to determine a lot of the supplies that'll knead to be brought in and be able to communicate that back to nema which is the bahamian equivalent of our fema. >> admiral eric jones, thank you for being with us. thank you for the work you're doing. the coast guard has been terrific over the last few days keeping us posted, keeping the world informed on the situation in the bahamas. we appreciate it. >> thanks, john. a lot of great men and women doing great work out there. >> that's an understatement. all right, alisyn. as you can see here -- i think
you can see as i'm blown around here. the winds periodically picking up. in the next several hours, it will be getting worse. >> yes. some of patrick oppmann's reporting, we've seen they're taking care of things but they need help. we'll be back with you soon. so for more information on how you can help. go to cnn.com/impact. they need you. all right. meanwhile, president trump appears to think that if you use a black sharpie on an official weather map, you can trick people in alabama into worrying about getting hit by hurricane dorian. the problem? that's illegal. we discuss coming up. t easy foru to get your windshield fixed. >> teacher: let's turn in your science papers. >> tech vo: this teacher always puts her students first. >> student: i did mine on volcanoes. >> teacher: you did?! oh, i can't wait to read it. >> tech vo: so when she had auto glass damage...
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democratic presidential candidates promised to take aggressive action to combat the climate crisis during last night's first of its kind cnn primetime event. joining us now to dissect the different plans is jana mccarthy. director mccarthy, great to see you. >> you too. >> we want to tap your expertise in this environmental area to kind of dissect with us the different candidates' plans. let's just begin with beth warren who believes that we are all focused on the wrong things. listen to this. >> this is exactly what the fossil fuel industry hopes we're all talking about. that's what they want us to talk about.
this is your problem. they want to be able to stir up a lot of controversy around your light bulbs, around your straws, and around your cheese burgers. >> so director, what did you think of that? that really as we all worry about using our plastic straws and what kind of light bulbs we're using that that's not where the emphasis should be? >> i think she was trying to point that there are areas where we really need to tackle systemically the challenge of climate change. and the issue she was bringing up, certainly we all have individual responsibility. i love the idea of everybody doing something even if it's a small thing. but her point was that the more the fossil fuel companies can focus on those issues and stop us focusing on the really big things we need to do to save not just the planet but our own health and our kids' future, then we win and they get distracted. so i don't think it was telling
us what to do individually but it's more about let's have a conversation at the level we need it like we did last night on climate change. that it's not a little issue. it's a big deal. and i couldn't be more excited both by the fact that climate change is getting this kind of attention. but by the way each candidate sort of personalized this issue. made it important. and frankly, alisyn, i thought the format was great. i know it was long, but it gave everybody an opportunity to see people, get to know them a little bit on this issue. >> yeah. >> and get an understanding of how they're really going to tackle it. >> i liked you could dip in and dip out. you didn't have to stay there for seven hours. you could get a lot of substance from all the candidates and the questions from the audience were also fascinating. i want to bring up mayor pete buttigieg. because he talked about kind of approaching people in a different way. using a different tact. let me play this for you.
>> let's talk in language that is understood across the heartland about faith. you know, if you believe that god is watching as poison is being belched into the air of creation and people are being harmed by it, countries are at risk of vanishing in low lying areas, what do you suppose god thinks of that? >> what did you make of that? >> i love the fact that he -- this is how he's personalized it. you know, he is obviously a man of faith. and if you don't think that climate change is a faith issue and a moral issue, then you haven't thought about it long enough. that's what i loved about the discussions. basically, there are a lot of things that came out that people don't normally talk about. and he pushed on the moral responsibility to the kids.
he said if you're religious, we can talk about this as a creation issue and our obligation in our faith. but he also said all of us can talk about it as a moral issue. and i love that. there were issues that came out even during his discussion from the questions and answers that sort of brought out climate change as a health issue. you know, we have to start talking about climate change as not about polar bears and glaciers but really embrace this and recognize that each of us really does have to put our own spin on it. and think about it and make it personal to us. >> andrew yang's spin on it, of course, is through his lens of math. he prides himself on being sort of the math candidate. let me play this for you. >> we need to have a carbon tax because we need to have polluters internalize the cost of their pollution. these companies only operate on the bottom line. you can't say do the right thing and then have all the executives get paid for making tons of
money at the expense of the earth. >> is that the answer? >> well, i think andrew is very familiar with the private sector. to him everything seems to come back to those issues. and it's one answer. it's not a complete answer. you know, but none of them were standing there trying to give the full breadth of what they're going to do. so, you know, from his standpoint, it was a correct thing to say, but there's lots more to say and i'm sure he would agree with that as well. you know, we do need to provide the right incentives to companies. and we do need to think about putting a price on carbon. but it's one issue pip also think you need to have the government act and make sure that every company is doing what they're supposed to do. so regulations play a part and there's many things that we need to do in the private sector and the public sector to tackle this problem. >> very quickly, we only have a few seconds left. but there was a controversy that sort of cropped up last night about vice president biden today having a fund raiser that is
connected to andrew goldman who is connected to the fossil fuel industry. vice president said he didn't know that. can i get your take on that? >> well, my take on it was it put him on his heels a little bit, but i think he really made his point that he understands climate change. clearly he does. i worked with him during the obama administration. we were all out on the issues of climate change. and he personalized it as well by talking about his youth and how he understood both the problems of pollution which carbon is as well as the ways in which we can tackle it. so i think he i epitomized the challenges we face today. fossil fuels are everywhere. we have many friends that disagree with us on climate change. but we have to talk about this. we have to get the issues out. and most of all, we have to take action. this is the biggest existential health challenge we face. >> gina mccarthy, thank you very much. great to get your take on all of
this. >> thanks very much. john berman has been in the -- well, the bands of the storm. and john, every time we check in with you it gets worse. you're in charleston, south carolina, and it looks like it is really picking up there. >> you know, we are much closer to the center of the storm here than we've been so far along the east coast. just 80 miles off the coast, the storm is growing. now a category 3 hurricane picking up strength overnight. charleston is going to feel it for several more hours. the big concern here is the water. when we come back, we'll talk to someone who's been chasing this storm up the east coast. stay with us. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job
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i'm john berman in charleston, south carolina. this is cnn special live coverage of hurricane dorian. joining me now is storm chaser aaron jajack. you've been out here all night in charleston. what are you seeing? >> we're starting to get the flooding as we expected in the historic district. the police have areas blocked off as the water is starting to rise. it's coming up to houses in the area there. it's only going to get worse during the afternoon and we have another high tide cycle this afternoon. >> they always talk about the triple threat, right? there's th the tide, and the storm surge. now there's 10 to 20 inches of rain here. >> we've been getting rain all night. rain bands have been coming over all night. and it's been pummelling this area. there's nowhere for this rain to go around this peninsula here. but if the water is coming up, it's just going to stay here,
pile up on land here. >> the news overnight was the storm regained major category 3 status. passing off the coast of charleston. it may make landfall on the outer banks in north carolina. you're headed up there. what are the risks and dangers of that? >> up there the biggest danger up there is the surge. it's wide open. and high winds those winds can come ripping off the ocean there. that's probably what they're getting right now. they're getting strong winds on the northern side of that hurricane right now. >> again, you do this storm chasing all the time. have you watched what's happened in the bahamas? patrick oppmann and his team rode out the storm there. what were you thinking when you were looking at the bahamas? >> it's devastating. i've been in category 5 hurricanes. i was in michael last year in florida.
and usually these hurricanes come through. know just being a chaser and knowing what it's like to be inside of one of those storms and i haven't been inside one of those but just to see it over the bahamas for 24 hours. it was heart breaking. i knew exactly what was happening. >> i told patrick i was relieved every time i talked to him on tv. i knew him and his team were doing okay. i was concerned about the duration of it. talk to me about the mainland u.s. now. this storm has been unique. it's just crawled up the coast. you and i were both in southern florida four days ago following this. what's been unique about chasing dorian? >> i mean, it's definitely the most unique thing has been its strength. it's definitely the strongest storm i've ever tracked in my chasing career. i spent time in orlando
yesterday watching the storm, how close is the going to get to the carolina. i took a. that on the couch and relaxed a little bit as the storm slowly crept up here. that's the most unique thing. such a unique storm. >> it's now moving at about 8 miles an hour. and for a second, it feels like that's fast. because it was stopped and moving 1 mile an hour. but this is still slow for a hurricane. >> usually they come ashore approaching from 8 to 20 miles per hour. as they come ashore, they do slow down as we get friction with land. this is still a slow mover. the problem has been the winds in the atmosphere, they've been battling each other. this hurricane has been sitting there between all these mechanisms. now it's starting ing ting to . i suspect once it starts moving towards north carolina, we should see a rapid increase. >> the other thing we've seen over the last couple of hours
here, sort of the unwelcomed fireworks of hurricanes, the transformers going off all over the place. the bright lights in the sky which means there are going to be a lot of people without power here in south carolina and north carolina. >> i've already seen power out in some areas. that's why the police, they're blocking areas where the stoplights have gone out. that's probably the number one concern here. the flooding, that power. this place is built really well. they can take a pretty good beating here. with the hurricane staying off shore, i suspect paem here will keep their power. just a huge convoy of linesmen, the utility crews that were staging down in florida all moving north to be here at the ready for when there's need. >> yeah. that's right. i was staying in orlando and all the electrical guy there is were doing a hurricane party once it was obvious that florida wasn't going to have any kind of damage
or power outages. sure enough as i was making my way north last night, those guys i was talking to, i saw crews from pennsylvania and tennessee all working their way up i-95 following the storm. it was neat to see that, people not giving up on the storm. now is actually the most impact it's had on the main part of the united states. you know, just now and today and tomorrow going into tomorrow. there's no time to let up. don't go driving around out there as flooding is the number one killer in these storms. >> aaron jayjack. i appreciate you being with us. i appreciate you standing out here. i think the rain missed you completely and came to me. i was a sponge to all the wet here. thanks for being with us. >> appreciate it. >> all right, alisyn. back to you in new york. >> great interview despite the conditions, john. thank you very much. now to this story that's getting so much attention. president trump showed off a hurricane projection map that looked like something a
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so president trump revealed the weather projection map in the oval office yesterday trying to prove he was right when he made the false claim that the hurricane might hit alabama. but quickly eagle eyed observers realized something had been altered with a sophisticated technology known as a black magic marker. take a look at the difference between the map and president trump's cartoon which you can see on the left. all right. with me now is political analyst john avalon. do you think the president was just trying to show off his awesome art project? >> you know, it's cool to be into crafts.
and i think there's no better place for it than the oval office when dealing with a deadly hurricane. what's stunning is the president will go to almost any length to distort. somebody doctored this map, folks. and the white house is not denying that's the president. the additional problem? it's technically illegal. >> it is illegal. >> yeah. >> i mean, changing an official weather projection for something that is so deadly serious is illegal and punishable by -- >> up to 90 days in prison and a fine. yes. i have a sneaking suspicion the law & order administration might not be enforcing this one as they really figure out who the culprit is. as we all know, the president likes doctoring things involving black magic marker. >> but do you think there is some irony that after the mueller report, stormy daniels, the violations of emoluments
clause, the president could be tied to sharpie gate? >> this is the emperor is wearing no clothes. "the washington post" had a great article with the headline, trump's war on reality hits bizarre new terrain. the president's war on reality continues every day. this is just a particular lly buffoonish example of getting away with something and not apologize. >> here is the president explaining why he tried to alarm alabama that the hurricane was headed there. so listen to this. >> that was the original chart and you see it was going to hit not only florida but was going toward the gulf. that was what we -- what was originally projected. and it tack a ragt turn. and ultimately, hopefully we're going to be lucky. >> does he think we can't see the black magic marker on there? >> i -- this is sort of one of
those things we're not sure what the president is seeing through his own eyes. what's clear is it wasn't part of the real map. the national weather service was saying alabama has never been a target. alabama's emergency service put out a tweet clarifying the president's comments. around a week ago, it was one distance possibility. it stuck in the president's mind. then he doubles and triples down because he can't admit he's wrong. if he does that, the whole house of cards starts to fall. >> i mean, this one seems to be a particularly glaring and sort of brazen example of the distortion field. we can see that black sharpie. we can see that somebody drew it in a crude fashion and he's claiming that's the actual projection map. >> and that's why the emperor wears no clothesmetaphor. this is kindergarten cop stuff. >> thank you very much for all of that. meanwhile, the person who is actually dealing with the
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dromond who at the time was google's chief legal counsel. this relationship keim up last year when they published how google allegedly -- the bombshell story led to walk outs by google employees and a lawsuit from shareholders claiming google tried to cover up their misconduct. i spoke to jennifer blakely earlier this week. for people who haven't read your yet very personal essay let's recap it and start at the beginning. you wept to work in 2001 for google in their legal department and worked with a man named david dromond. he told you he was married but estranged basically. your affair lasted for years, you had a child with him in 2007. google has a policy against
direct line reports having romantic relationships with each other, but he did not disclose it to management until you had a child. take us from there. >> i was the one who received a phone call after our son was born from the director of hr, and she was a friend. i thought she was calling to congratulate me, but her tone was different and i'm in a state of euphoria and all of a sudden i'm scared and she said, you know, one of you is going to have to leave the legal department. but it was clear it was going to be me that would leave. >> because he was senior. so you knew you had to leave and you were transferred to the sales department. >> david also ran -- he was the senior vice president of corporate development and business development, so i couldn't transfer to any of those departments. >> you had no sales experience and therefore you were sort of setup to fail.
>> i floundered. it was awful. >> and so then you quit? >> yes, i did. he'd moved in, we'd had his child together. i felt confident that he loved me, that he loved our son. and so it seemed like the right next step. i would have rather gone back to legal but we weren't allowed to go forth in the same department. and one night we all went to dinner together, i got a phone call from our nanny saying our son was sick, so i left. he said he'd be right behind me and he wasn't. then i got a call from the associate general counsel who said you know david just left to san francisco with, you know, two of these other women who worked in the legal department, and i was like what, what? so i called several times and he wouldn't answer his phone and, you know, i just sent a text saying are you in san francisco, when can we expect you back, and
he just responded don't expect me back, i'm never coming back and he didn't. >> what did you do at that point? >> i panicked. i mean life became hell, it really did. >> this is painful episode, obviously, painful and personal. so why did you want to share it now? >> you realize why am i the one bearing the consequences, i lost my career, he just kept getting promoted. there's a sense of privilege that maybe it's in all industries. i know it's prevalent in sili n silicone valley. >> and google specifically wrote this. women that i worked with at google who have spoken to since "the new york times" article have told me how offended they were by the blatant -- the abuse of power did not stop with being pushed out, afterwards i i was pushed down lest i got in the way of the behavior that had become even more oppressive and
entitled. so you were saying here there was a culture at google that engenderred this. >> yes, that's exactly what i'm saying and i think it started at the top with the ceo. >> eric schmidt. >> and the fact i was pushed out while david was essentially promoted just proves that privilege is reserved for the highest ranks which promotes the male dominance, right? >> we asked google for a statement in response to the personal story you've shared now. here's their statement to us, we don't have a statement on this to share. that's perhaps not the most satisfying thing. what did you expect doing to say in response to your story? >> i wasn't expecting anything. i think it's another -- i think one of the privileges of power is also to ignore, right? you just ignore -- you can ignore these issues. you don't owe anybody anything. >> david drummund released this
statement. as you would expect there are two sides to all the conversations and details jennifer accounts and i take a very different view about what happened. your response to that? >> well, i think it's interesting. i mean, i stand by everything i say. i mean, i think that truth is a very powerful shield, so i know i didn't lie about any of it. >> so what do you want? what do you want to have to happen now from google or from david or just having released this personal story? >> i would love to bring more awareness to the problem. i think a lot of men feel like the me too movement has gone too far, i understand that. and i don't think it's about replacing, you know, men with women necessarily. it's about really protecting all genders because it hurts
everybody. it hurts everybody of all genders, right? >> you mean the power differential, the abuse of power? >> yes, it hurts everyone. >> thanks for coming on "new day" and sharing your story. so this story has continued to develop since we sat down with jennifer on tuesday morning. a few hours after our interview it was announced david drummund got married over the weekend according to jennifer to one of those women he left with to that work dinner in 2008. he said in a statement other than jennifer i never started a relationship with anyone else who was working at google or alphabet. in light of news of his marriage and that contradiction, we reached out again to google and mr. drummond but they declined to client. cnn reached out to eric schmidt
but he also declined to comment. we want to thank our international viewers for watching. for you "cnn newsroom" with max foster is next. for u.s. viewers a brand new update on hurricane dorian's path. "new day" continues right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning, everyone. this is cnn special live coverage of hurricane dorian. we just got the 8:00 a.m. advisory from the national hurricane center, and hurricane dorian is still a major hurricane, a category 3 storm. in fact, it gained strength overnight going from category 2 to category 3. it is now 70 miles from where i'm standing south-southeast of charleston, and the impact here is the greatest we have seen so far on the mainland united states, which is to say we are getting winds i would say gusts
of 70 miles an hour on land here, an enormous amount of rain, in some cases up to 3 inches an hour. they could get 15 to 20 inches of rain in charleston over the next 12 hours and there is concern about flooding. high tide comes about 1:00. if that tide reaches 10 feet as is forecast, that would mean several feet of water in some parts of this city. there are emergency flash flood warnings in effect, and we are watching the storm very closely as it moves up past charleston, and it could make landfall in south carolina or north carolina tomorrow. that's the path of the storm now and in the future. we are getting more information from the bahamas where the storm has been. generational devastation is the phrase being used by bahamian officials about the damage there. our patrick oppmann made it out to the airport to see damage there that he says he's never witnessed anything like it before.
we'll have much more from the bahamas in just a moment, but first let's get more on that 8:00 a.m. update. allison chinchar. >> it is still a category 3 storm. the big thing that changed is the forward movement. we're finally starting to see it go north-northeast at this point as it's trying to make its way out to sea rather than inland. with that said, it's picking up speed about 8 miles per hour, but it's just not fast enough. so we still expect likely a landfall at some point in the next 24 hours here across the carolinas. one of the concerns going forward is tornados. look at this newly expanded tornado watch. this is valid through the afternoon hours today. that's because we've had tornado warnings off and on all morning long. at this point we have four active tornado