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good morning, america. breaking overnight, terror on the ferris wheel, three young children fall nearly 50 feet to the ground after their basket flips over. >> i was hollering please stop. stop, stop the machine. >> the girls rushed by helicopter to the hospital. the latest on the investigation right now. more than 6,000 acres burning in california forcing thousands of residents to flee and remnants of tropical storm javier wreaking havoc on the southwest. new jogger murder mystery. another young woman found dead after going out on a run by herself killed in broad daylight less than one mile from her mom's home. the second deadly incident in just days. two communities on edge this morning.
>> it's lilly king and she says, hello, russia. meet my finish. >> u.s. swimmer lilly king sends a message with olympic gold. >> we can still compete clean and do well at the olympic games. >> ryan murphy also strikes gold for the usa. now all eyes on the women's gymnastics team as they prepare to hit the mat, the beams and the bar. will simone biles lead them to victory. we're live in rio for all the action. >> announcer: live in square and rio de janeiro, this is "good morning america." and good morning, america. big night in rio for team usa. two gold medals last night, lilly king, ryan murphy, they dominated in the pool. >> unbelievable and everybody is talking about michael phelps and that game face. you have to take a look at it. i was watching. it never changed. he was clearly in the zone and wait till you see what was going on around him. he remained unfazed. amy at our olympic desk in rio
with the gymnastics team's moms before their competition tonight. >> that is all coming up but first that scary ferris wheel accident in tennessee. three young girls rushed to the hospital after their basket flipped. abc's steve osunsami is in greenville, tennessee, with the latest. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, to you, george. local police are treating this ferris wheel directly behind me where the accident occurred as a crime scene until they can figure out what caused this ride to go so wrong. see at the county fair, families were screaming for help. >> i've got three kids that fell from the ferris wheel. three kids. >> reporter: three children were thrown from this ferris wheel at the greene county fair and fell 30 to 45 feet. >> i felt real bad for the little kids. they screamed a little bit and hit the ground, just laying there. >> reporter: investigators say one of the passenger cabins, as it rose, it got caught against
the cabin with the children turned more than 90 degrees hanging upside down horizontally when the children spilled to the ground. >> i was hollering, please stop, stop, stop the machine. seemed like it was a millennium before it stopped. >> reporter: 50s around 6:15. paramedics found them lying on the deck. >> i didn't see movement. i see blood coming from their mouth. i actually thought they were dead. it was so >> reporter: two had to be airlifted to a nearby medical center. the third rushed in an ambulance. >> this rescue command. there's a forklift i think on the way to the scene now. >> reporter: rescue crews had to bring in a fire truck ladder and forklift to reach and ultimately free the rest of the riders trapped on the ride. this morning an investigation into the incident is underway. the three children are in recovery. but all carnival rides closed
police are already on the scene this morning continuing their investigation. they are not as of now releasing the names of those children. lara. >> all right, steve, hope they're okay. from that accident to the latest on the 10-year-old boy killed at a kansas water park on the world's tallest water slide. that slide closed as we learn new details about the tragedy and investigators try to determine what went wrong. abc's alex perez is in kansas city with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good mornin lara. investigators have not said what they believe went wrong here. witnesses say people were scrambling to try to help the boy but it was simply too late. this morning startling new details on that terrifying accident that killed 10-year-old caleb schwab. police saying he died of a fatal neck injury at the end of the ride. >> very loud just a boom, boom, i knew immediately that somebody had fallen off the raft.
schs said he saw him riding with two adult women when the boy somehow fell out. steve, a registered nurse raced to help and police say both got minor facial injuries. >> one was screaming and i said, there's nothing we can do. >> reporter: abc news was at the jaw-dropping ride verruckt called german for insane when it opened two years ago. you have to be at least two to three riders on a raft must weigh a combined 400 pounds plummeting 17 stories in seconds sending tubers racing down it at nearly 70 miles per hour. but before its big debut major questions about the ride's safety. early tests showing sandbag dummies going airborne. officials adjusting adding seat belts and safety nets. loved ones now remembering the freckle faced 10-year-old who
giving hugs. >> he'll be missed for his energy, his life, his smile. >> reporter: and the pastor there saying this has just been unthinkable for the family. the slide will be closed indefinitely but the park set to re-open tomorrow. george. >> okay, alex, thanks very much. we move on to those travel delays. delta canceling 250 flights after a power outage shut down their systems worldwide sparking long lines like this at newark. david kerley is at reagan national airport with the latest. good morning, >> reporter: another tough morning already for delta. look at this. here's a delay of three hours if anybody wants to go from d.c.a. to lexington. here's the reason why, long lines again. here at delta this morning, as you mentioned, they have already canceled 250 flights today. that's on top of the 1,000 flights canceled yesterday. the airline is trying to move aircraft and crew into position so they can clear out the backlog and get people moving. good news, anybody delayed three
voucher from delta. >> it started with a power outage. how come no backup generator. >> delta is not being for fortthcoming. the georgia power company said electricity was never interrupted so the question is a piece failed. why wasn't there a backup or a workaround with tens of thousands affected delta is not telling us why so far. >> answers to come, thanks very much. >> absolutely. turning now to the devastating wildfires in the west. burning thousands of forcing massive evacuations. firefighters working hard to contain them at this hour and abc's kayna whitworth is right there in silverwood, california, with the latest. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: lara, good morning to you. we have multiple road closures and 5200 families under evacuation orders. on top of that, the air quality is now so bad, that two nearby cities have canceled school for the day. this morning, a wildfire raging in the mountains of san
triggering the evacuation of thousands of residents. >> i'm very shaken up. this is like my dream house. >> reporter: for me it's scary. i'm a newbie so this is my first fire. >> reporter: smoke stretching for miles across more than 6,000 acres of burning land. >> it is absolutely ripe to burn. the fire is chewing right through the strategytation. >> reporter: it quadrupled in size since sunday. >> i've been through several fires but never one this close. >> reporter: neay firefighters working hire it isly battling the inferno from the air. dropping fire retardant from air tankers in the sky. and on the ground they saved homes coating them in fireproof gel. but this morning, the fire is showing no sign of slowing down. and this morning, that fire is just 6% contained. a long way to go, george. >> kayna, thanks very much. we move on to the race for
donald trump tried to campaign reboot, big speech on the economy but a new poll shows a 12-point lead for hillary clinton and overnight the most prominent republican senator yet says she will not support trump and tom llamas is here and that blistering statement from maine senator susan collins comes on top of a tough letter from 50 former national security experts. >> another bad week for donald trump as his campaign tries to keep him on message some damaging developments. prominent republicans now coming together to say they will not vote for trump, this as a new conservative candidate enters the race to take on clinton, but also trump. overnight, a republican senator delivering a stinging blow to donald trump. in an op-ed in "the washington post" maine senator susan collins saying she will not vote for trump because, quote, mr. trump lacks the temperament, self-discipline and judgment required to be president.
security officials all republican signing a letter stating trump would be the most reckless president in american history, among the most prominent names former cia and nsa director general michael hayden and two former seconds of homeland security, michael chertoff and tom ridge. in the past, ridge saying he was in disbelief about trump's cozy relationship with vladimir putin. >> i don't think too many americans are pretty excited about donald trump being -- getting all those wonderful sweet words from putin. >> reporter: trump responding calling it politically motivated saying the people on the list deserve the blame for making the world such a dangerous place and that they are nothing more than the failed washington elite. >> i think he's inhuman. i think he doesn't care about anyone but himself. i do believe he's a fraud and he's a con man. >> reporter: now former cia operative evan mcmullin launching an independent bid for
mcmullin who recently worked on policy with house republicans is being funded and helped by gop members unhappy with trump. what do you say to republicans who support trump who say a vote for you is going to be a vote for hillary clinton? >> he's alienated broad swaths of our population. donald trump cannot win. >> reporter: but if it comes to a few states will you feel guilty if you handed hillary clinton the election. >> he'll lose to hillary regardless and demonstrated that >> reporter: facing new battles as he tries to focus on the economy. >> i want to jump-start america and it can be done, and it won't on be that hard. >> reporter: the republican nominee refusing to be knocked off message in detroit. but still taking some shots. >> i will say the bernie sanders people had far more energy and spirit. i will say that. >> reporter: also overnight parents of two of the four benghazi victims are now suing hillary clinton in their suit they claim clinton's, quote,
information contributed to their deaths. the clinton team responding this morning saying while no one can imagine the pain of the families of the brave americans we lost at benghazi there have been nine different investigations into this attack and none found any evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing on the part of hillary clinton. guys. >> tom, thanks very much. let's bring this to matt dowd our political analyst and begin with that refusal to endorse from maine senator susan collins, prominent republican. she's the latest in a series there. you have a couple of other republican senator, ben mark kirk and several others withholding their endorsements. how about these refusals to endorse? >> well, i mean like delta, donald trump has left a lot of republicans stranded with nowhere to go in the course of this race, george. this is like a dam and the dam is held by this from happening up until this point but donald trump through his own actions has punched holes in that dam and now these republicans are bleeding support whether they are endorsing hillary clinton or
withholding support. it begins to be this flood out and donald trump has to figure out a way to patch that dam. i think that's what his speech was yesterday. >> that's what i was going to ask you about because it did seem like the speech yesterday he was trying to get back republican, orthodox republican proposals on the economy. that's what he emphasized trying to heal that breach. >> well, that's exactly what he was trying to do, but the problem, george, is we're 90 days left. he should be speaking to independents. he's still figuring out a way to patch has a uniform republican party in the course of this. that's a huge problem. as hillary clinton talks to independents, donald trump is still trying to figure out a way to keep team gop together. >> democrats talking about expanding the electoral map and going into georgia, putting more resources into places like north carolina and arizona, which, of course, went to mitt romney last time around. >> yeah, i mean obviously this map expands widely when you're ahead by 8 or 10 points. really as we know geography
or three points and donald trump has to figure out a way to get it close for the map to matter because it's a flood of electoral votes for hillary clinton until it close. >> matt dowd, thanks very much. to team usa, going for the gold at the olympics. america dominating in the pool overnight boosting the medal count after another dramatic day of action. right to amy at our olympics desk in rio with the very latest. good morning to you, amy. >> hey, good morning, lara. so many b surprises for team usa on day three, especially in the olympic pool and at the gymnastics pavilion. let's take a look. overnight the u.s. swim team breaking records and winning big in rio. >> she did it. >> reporter: but the hottest race of the night didn't involve the team's big guns, phelps and ledecky. instead all eyes were on 19-year-old lilly king.
100-meter breaststroke king wagging her finger at an image of yule la efimova. king later explaining. >> shaking your finger number one and caught for drug cheat cheating, not a fan. >> before both avoiding eye contact and the race coming down to the wire. but king just edging out the russian to take her first gold. >> we can sti >> reporter: katie meile taking the bronze. the u.s. winning the event six olympics in a row. >> welcome -- >> reporter: 30-year-old american david plummer taking the bronze. kathleen baker making her olympic debut and winning silver in the 100-meter breaststroke.
and in the men's 200-meter freestyle final conor dwyer winning bronze. katie ledecky and michael phelps both already striking gold in rio hoping to add more medals to their collections after swimming strong in the semifinals before his race, phelps keeping his game face on even as a rival appears to try to psych him out. one swimmer who didn't make the cut, four-time gold medalist missy franklin, olympic darling four years a the 200-meter freestyle finals and has another chance with the backstroke. the men trying to end their 32-year gold medal drought in gymnastics. their mistakes piling up despite some strong performances. japan taking home gold. the americans faring better in diving.
boudia ch boudia. tonight michael phelps and katie ledecky are going for gold but all eyes on the women's gymnastics team. i got to sit down with some of their moms before the big event this afternoon. they are excited. they're nervous. we'll have that exclusive coming up a little later, george. >> cannot wait for that. now to jesse for the medal count? thanks so much. heading into day four at the summer games and team usa right now has the most overall they're tied right now with china with most golds at five apiece. when you consider the americans also have seven bronze, seven silver, that gives then the leading total right now of 19 total medals. china in second place with 13, japan and the russian federation tied for third at 10 apiece and italy rounds out the top five with nine medals and heard amy say today a chance for more gold for team usa, can't wait, george. >> weather, rob and more on
lucas and they had evacuation, some of the low-lying areas. four to five inches of rain falling but did damage and weakening to a weak tropical storm but the moisture will get into the desert southwest over the next couple of days. 2 to 3 inches is all it takes to get flash flood going east of phoenix so watching that, these flash flood watches extend until tomorrow night. your local forecast coming
that moisture from javier will not get up to the fire zone in california. most east of there warming up across the midsection. other big weather story, tropical system across florida. flooding issues there but another nice day across the northeast with low levels of humidity. rare for the first week of august. >> coming up on "good morning america" -- a new jogging murder mystery.
a mile from her mother's home. second in less than a week. nancy grace is with us live. could eating behind the wheel or drinking coffee be against the law? it's getting backlash. could cursing actually be good for your kids? some now say it could make them more creative. we'll get into that on our big board. ? ? the ford freedom sales event is on! our biggest event of the year just got better! ? ?
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good morning. a couple of crashes on the interstates. we're starting on i-4, captain al is flying over a crash near mango road. what is going on out there? >> good you can see that box truck, that is sort of perpendicular to the road if you will. three lanes getting by, not affecting traffic but everyone is looking. the backups all the way back to a little beyond macintosh road. add an extra 10 minutes. we're also watching this crash through wesley chapel, i- 75 southbound very slow this morning. backups start around state road 52, this crash just before you get to state road 54. you might want to take curlew
pasco county is impacted with downpours. look at the red. not even seeing lightning, just tropical rains that can put down 1 to 3 inches an hour rainfall rates. they continue to train to the north. some showers breaking off and headed to the pinellas in the next half-hour, not expecting much from that but it's this line that is setting up that could be a big problem for us throughout the entire day today. heavy rain sets up, over pasco and portions to the north. the rest of us have afternoon showers and storms. we'll transition to a more typical pattern by tomorrow, that low moves away so we'll get back into some sunshine. temperatures responding, 90,
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so unlike others, mirafiber is less likely to cause unwanted gas. love your fiber. new mirafiber. you're looking live at that ferris wheel in tennessee shut down now after three young girls plunged nearly 50 feet to the ground when their basket tipped over. they are recovering in the hospital and an investigation is under way. also right now, delta canceling at least 25 this morning after that massive power outage monday creating a travel nightmare for thousands of passengers. delta now offering refunds and vouchers. more than 6,000 acres are burning from wildfires out west sparking massive evacuations. firefighters battling the blazes from the air on the ground and we are tracking it all this morning. we also have -- i'm sorry. >> no, just saying it's tough out there. >> horrible. the latest on the olympics in rio. amy is standing by.
athletes' best game faces and speaking of game faces, look at that. mckayla maroney, she had one of the most famous game faces there it is, the i'm not -- >> there you go. >> there you go, girl. >> we'll talk to her coming up, george. >> not impressed by us either. that is all coming up. first we have the second jogging murder in a week this time in massachusetts where a young woman runner was killed in broad daylight drawing york last week. linsey davis has more. >> reporter: striking similarities. both around the same age and lived in new york. both out for a jog in broad daylight and appears both were sexually assaulted. nothing at this point connecting the two cases but both communities are not only grieving but fearful a killer is on the loose. this morning, residents in princeton, massachusetts, are on edge as police search for a
and you can't be too careful right now. >> reporter: the victim, 27-year-old vanessa marcotte went for a jog on saturday at 1:00 p.m. and never came back. marcotte lived in new york city where she worked for google as an account manager. her social media pages showcase her life including photos with her mother who she was visiting in massachusetts. >> we do not know if this was a random act. we are asking the residents of princeton and the surrounding areas to use an abundance of we're asking the public to be careful and to be vigilant. if you have seen anything, or seen someone within the last 24 hours that is suspicious to you we are asking you to report it to the massachusetts state police. >> reporter: police sources tell abc news investigators are looking into signs of sexual assault. this is the second tihigh-profi case in less than a week for a
vetrano's body was found by her father in queens, new york. on monday night, the nypd held a public meeting in veterano's howard beach neighborhood to keep residents informed of the latest developments. >> so far we have collected several pieces of evidence from the crime scene that are being forensically processed as we speak. we hope to have all of the results back very soon. >> reporter: the working theory in the queens case is that karina's killer may have be stranger, which is somewhat unusual. in 2014, for example, of all homicide victims only 11% were killed by someone they did not know. both cases remain unsolved. authorities in massachusetts are now telling people to jog in pairs. >> you got to be safe. let's talk to nancy grace about this. our friend from hln and, nancy, the police say there's nothing to suggest the cases are linked at all but it is a striking
just yet until we get a dna confirmation of that. i believe part of the reason that they're saying that the geographical distance between the two. you've got about a three-hour drive between them, but look at the similarities as you have pointed out. both women avid runners visiting their parents on a local jogging path. already into their jog, i believe that the second victim was sexually assaulted because she was f just like karina vetrano, both of them, i believe, were dragged. the second victim was found deep into the woods while karina vetrano had grass in her hands. i'm wondering right now where is the iphone? where is the cell phone belonging to vanessa marcotte? because if they have that, that would give them so much evidence. if they don't have it, that would suggest to me that the
another issue is they're saying she was killed by a random killer. interesting, why would a random killer take the time in broad daylight, this is sunday at 1:00 in the afternoon to burn the fingertips, the feet and facial features of the victim. all the identifying characteristics. why? if you kill somebody you want to leave the scene immediately. why stick around to do that and take the time to drag the body into the woods? think about it. i'm listening to you and sounds like if you were an investigator your working theory would be these are tied together until it's disproved? >> well, again, the three-hour distance is a problem because in the first one karina vetrano, it suggests that it is random. at first we thought the killer had taken souvenirs or mementos. that's very common especially
found ten feet away. in this case police are not releasing that evidence. i'm very concerned about the second one, not being random. i'll tell you why. both of them were on secluded jogging paths. known mostly to locals, but this second one, that's out basically in a very, very rural area. there were no vague grants. there were no transients. there were no people out on the beach having a bonfire. this is a half a mile in a very i wouldn't even call it a subdivision. who would be there? who would know about that jogging route? just a half a mile from her mom's home. it's got to be a local. >> you say that's quite different from queens where there had been -- that area had been known to be a place where vagrants and others kong ge grated. >> yeah, and you know what, in fact, i can emphasize that in another way. police have gone to another measure. it's a little unusual in karina vetrano's case, they have
summons from the last six months or so for vague grant, transients, people out there smoking pot, littering, whatever they can find. that was done in the son of sam case. he was caught because he got a ticket by a fire hydrant and they are pulling up everybody they know in the veterano area that had been out there loitering, so to speak, not so in this case out of boston in princeton. it's so rural, it points to a local. th be connected. also, they're not telling us whether there's dna in the second case but my bet is there is. >> okay, nancy grace, thanks very much. now let's go over to lara. george, thank you. coming up on our big board, heads-up. if you like to multitask behind the wheel, soon it could be illegal to eat break it was or drink coffee while doing so. big in he had cal news, do you knead to get your cholesterol checked? what age should he be? we'll talk about that.
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welcome back. it is time for our big board. our team of insiders standing by live for more on this morning's top stories and t.j. holmes is with us for our first story talking about drinking and driving but not alcohol. >> kind of, sort of. >> talking about coffee so here's the thing. new jersey's considering a bill that would drinking coffee while behind the wheel. if the bill becomes law, what does it mean for jersey drivers. >> $200 up to $600 to $800 for a second offense. focused on the drinking coffee but this bans all distracted driving. >> i can't put my mascara on either. >> you can't do that. the thing about the law written to say any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a car. what is that?
carrots. talking to a fellow passenger. putting on the makeup. turning the radio up. taking off a jacket. anything you do in the car can be seen as distracted driving. >> sounds like you think it will be hard to enforce in it is a good idea. i'm sure we've all seen some crazy stuff people do while driving? >> but that's part of the criticism. how are you going to enforce it? a cop can see you do anything and say that's distracted driving. it's not just a matter of enforcement but a matter of getting the mes getting ingrained in our head it's all dangerous. >> it comes from a good place and knows distracted living kills people. >> it's serious. even if the law doesn't pass and gets us talking about it, thinking bit and not just a matter of texting anymore. it's a lot of stuff you do. >> thanks very much. move on to medical news. dr. richard besser is here now and there's a brand-new study that says, rich, that people
need to be screened for high cholesterol. tell us about it. >> yeah, so a lot of people feel if you go to the doctor and don't get a blood test you're not getting good care. the committee that makes recommendations wanted to see what's the evidence that testing people under 39 for high cholesterol makes a difference? what they found there have been no studies to look at that. you want everybody to eat right, to exercise, maintain a good weight. and it's not clear you want to start younger people on statins so what they're saying is there really isn't good evidence to cholesterol. >> so, rich, if you're 39 or younger, you go to a doctor for your physical and suggest it, should you say no? >> i wouldn't say no. but i'd say why? and there are some reasons, there's certain medical conditions that can run in families that do make it worthwhile but shouldn't be one of these routine tests you get your checkup and talk to your doctor and boom, they check your cholesterol. >> wait a second. it's not like a mammogram. i would sort of say why not.
>> it's recommended for kids that are between 9 and 11 check your cholesterol to see if you have a family condition but then after that the recommendations aren't that you don't start men until age 35, women until age 45 then only if they have high risk of letter disease. you end up risking labeling people. i've seen kids labeled with, oh, they have high cholesterol when you want everybody to be doing the same thing and only do it rat a point where you'll decide this is when you would start a different. it doesn't lead to good hitt and there's no evidence that it really changes people's behavior. >> all right. makes sense. >> ask why. dr. b., thank you very much. moving on we'll talk about kids and cursing now. is it okay to let your kids slip a little bit? the author of a new book argues using profanity is good are to us? even for our kids. joining us now clinical psychologist dr. elizabeth lombardo but before we get started we want to show you a classic moment from one of my
august for you. roll 'em. >> oh, f-f-fudge. only i didn't say fudge. i said the big one. the f dash, dash, dash word. >> what did you say? >> i mean, never gets old. never gets old. so i want to ask you, dr. lombardo, would that have been good for him if he heard the real mccoy there. is it okay for kids to say it and if so, why? >> i don't think we want to encourage our children to swear. poor ralphie was so frustrated what we want to do is give our kids the tools to express themselves and regulate their emotion. swearing has really a aggressive undertones and what we want to do help our children be assertive. to express themselves in a respectful way. >> how about find a word that
say. i find with my kids the times that they do it and we have not allowed it but like everybody slips like you say. they're doing it more for effect and almost start laughing the minute think use the word. >> yeah, yeah, and so what we want to do is a, you know, what are some effective ways. if your child does verbally transgress, you know, what are you going to do about it? has anyone else experienced that? >> well, i have a 3-year-old at the house and she slipped before >> she did? >> yes. >> i wonder where she got it. >> i'm more so proud that it was used properly. i'm like, it's a bad word but that's good word usage. >> i'd love to know how but i'm sure we can't share. i know i may have slipped. my kids are afraid to curse and -- >> yeah? >> yeah. they actually yell at me and it's gotten to the point where we do the dollar jar. >> we do the dollar jar but i don't hear it from them which
hear them say it. it sounds too adult. sounds too aggressive. dr. b., what do you think. >> in that movie when ralphie slipped they stuck a bar of soap in his mouth. you don't want to go with wash your mouth out with approach. my wife slips a lot more than our kids slip and we don't make a big deal -- >> dr. b. >> we were playing miniature golf on saturday night down at the shore and she slipped a lot and it was our son who called her out and said, hey, mom, there are kids around so, you know, you set the standard and everyone calls each other out when -- >> rich, if i threw my bwife under the bus like that i'd -- >> i'm going to be in big trouble after the show. >> at the end of the day where we do we stand on this? is it ever okay for kids to use expressions like that? i personalally say no. i prefer they wait until they're a little more -- >> it's really -- it's a
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there and she looks like she's screaming. there we have the indian gymnast making that face while performing on the vault and then even we have u.s. favorite simone biles, yep, there she is. midflip, making a very comedic face, i'm not sure what's going through her mind but she's definitely concentrating. with moves like she has she can make whatever face she wants. i understand, lara, you have someone with you in new york who might know a thing or two about bein interesting expression. >> heck yeah, we have gymnast mckayla maroney. >> hi, guys. >> your game face launched a million memes. it seemed like you were saying, hmm, not impressed. >> definitely. >> was that what you were trying to say. >> no, i wasn't in the moment thinking this was a face i was trying to make. it was a feeling. it was an emotion and i got back to the village and my dad was like you might want to now about everything that's happening
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times so you know how long it takes to get from lakeland to downtown tampa. right now 47 minutes is your drive time. it opens up a little once you hit 75. just 11 minutes to get to 275. we still have delays on i-75 southbound due to a crash just before you get to state road 54. look at the backup on state road 52 heading to the interstate. you might want to try curly road instead. we have a crash in pin down there. captain al? >> reporter: good morning. you can see the car has gone through the guardrail and is off to the side. northbound 275 just almost over the top of 54th avenue north. road rangers and everything have one lane blocked as well as that fhp car. the other three lanes are getting by, however the backup does extend to 38th avenue north. southbound -- or northbound
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight. terror on the ferris wheel. >> i have three kids that fell from the ferris wheel. three kids. >> three girls rushed by helicopter to a hospital after falling nearly 50 feet. the latest on their recovery and the investigation this morning. two women joggers killed. both out on a run in broad daylight. the danger they didn't see. our safety expert here with how you can protect yourself. ? can't stop me no ? and oscar winner meryl streep live in times square singing a new tune and opening up about her biggest role yet. what's next for the queen of the big screen? meryl and george one-on-one. ? time to get the chains out ? all eyes on team usa.
in a "gma" exclusive just hours away from the biggest performance of their lives, amy talks with their moms before the competition. >> are they going to take home the gold. >> for sure. >> no doubts? >> no doubts. >> plus olympic medalist dominique dawes and mckayla maroney are here as we say -- >> both: good morning, america. and good morning, america. jesse here with us today. also as we get ready for the olympics amy is in rio as well ? with the moms of the gymnasts competing today. >> you may have noticed marks on michael phelps' back. part of a literally hot therapy trend cupping and we'll get into the science behind it. a lot of athletes are using it and people swear by it.
time to get to the desk so we'll show a little more cup. >> in a new olympic event. >> the new one is sprinting from the news desk or from the anchor desk to the news desk. >> judges' awards. >> well done. >> thanks, guys. good morning to you, the big story another terrifying incident at an amusement park in tennessee where a ferris wheel car flipped over sending three girls plummeting 30 to 45 feet to the ground. authorities say the girls were alert and talking to police last night. at least one of them serious condition with a head injury. ride inspectors are due on the scene today to determine what went wrong. and we do have new details about that young boy who died on a water slide in kansas. police say 10-year-old caleb schwab suffered a fatal neck injury. his body was not in the three-person raft when it reached the bottom. the two women in that raft with him suffered only minor facial injuries. there is a 400-weight minimum for each raft.
accident. some park guests reportedly voiced concerns in the past about the water slide's lap belts not working properly. and a fast-moving wildfire in southern california has now spread across ten square miles. thousands of homes are threatened. about 60 miles east of los angeles, schools and some roads are closed. dry brush is fuelling that fire. in politics in morning donald trump faces stinging new criticism from members of his own party. republican senator susan collins him saying he shows disregard for common decency and 50 prominent former security experts say he is unqualified, dangerous and reckless. trump fired back calling them part of the failed washington elite and saying they are the reason why the world is, quote, stump a mess. and the parents of two americans killed in benghazi are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against hillary clinton.
carelessness in handling classified information on a private e-mail server contributed to the deaths of their sons. and delta has canceled hundreds of flights again today in the aftermath of that computer failure blamed on a power outage. technology could be to blame and the airline is offering refunds as well as vouchers. shocking video from a colorado highway. this woman, she was not just texting while she also has her leg up on the dashboard. a passenger in another car shot the video saying she couldn't believe that anyone could be that reckless. and it is time for an olympic update so let's go back to amy at the olympics desk with the headlines from rio where, amy, 2 could be a really big day for the americans. oh, let's hope it is. it's definitely a busy day for team usa, paula. simone biles and the women's gymnastics team going for gold today and michael phelps will
last night ryan murphy set a record winning gold in the 100-meter backstroke and 30-year-old david plummer won bronze, plummer is the older swimmer since 1912 to medal during his olympic debut. 19-year-old lilly king won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke setting an olympic record and defeating her russian rival. lilly said, quote, i did it clean backing up her tough talk in reference to the russian doping scandal. let's take a look at the medal count, t u this morning with 19 including five golds, china is in second place overall with 13 medals and we had to share this. ryan lochte tweeted video of his 95-year-old grandmother carrying the olympic torch or a version of it anyway to cheer him on. lochte competes in the 200-meter medley tomorrow but there is so much to look forward to today. go, team usa, everybody. >> indeed. let's go. thanks, amy. jesse, what you got.
guys. we could feel an exclusive announcement in the air this morning. from phil k08 collins. you hear that. you gave me the great tip. he was going to be performing at the opening night ceremonies at the u.s. open tennis august 29th. awesome kicking off with none other than "in the air tonight." collins has two more upcoming projects, an autobiography called "not dead yet" and "the singles." you guys ready -- ? ? i can feel it coming in the air of tonight ? >> hold, hold on. hold on. >> hold on there. >> waiting for this moment. >> we never saw that one coming. >> i'm so -- >> never can see that. never anticipated that one. anyway, next up more exciting
in zinc 'nsync is reuniting for one night, "bye bye bye." >> i think ginger is the number one 'nsync fan. >> on vacation in michigan. >> timberlake snapped in epic photo. to say the least ginger is singing to herself -- ? this is tearing up my heart." >> and many others racking up 400 likes in five hours and so many and the epic fashion. >> you got a thing going on -- >> a lot of singing. >> two in a row with singing. >> one thing you're not doing is singing. >> that's for sure. you have to figure out a way to sing in this next spot. >> i don't know if i can do this. rio news. something in rio news. so you thought you saw leonardo dicaprio competing at the games. seems like a lot of other people
doppelganger. meet brady ellison who took home the silver medal in the archery event. fans were convinced the three-time olympian looks just like the academy award winner. we got a picture of him anywhere, guys? no? not me. i can't shoot archery. there was actually a real celebrity there, though, it was matthew mcconaughey. >> all right, all right, all right. >> wearing a team jersey. no photos here, just take my word for it. >> two of those without the >> thanks, upstairs. >> not that there's anything wrong with visualizing leonardo dicaprio and matthew mcconaughey. >> especially with archery situation. >> george making fun of me about that. >> i was feeling for you. >> and then no video. >> no pictures. you could sketch what he looked like. >> can you sketch him? >> do this for you. show you. all right.
australians may have taken home the gold, the women, one brazilian player went home with something better. a proposal. an olympian stepped out of the pitch. does not look like she expected that at all. i'm being told to bail out by the producer. it's done. jesse, get out. we've got no video. >> that was valiant, guys. valiant. >> thank you. >> participation medal. >> yes. >> it is for olympics "pop news." >> now read the "morning menu." >> yeah, we got a look -- i'll walk and talk now, everybody. here's what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." a safety alert about protecting yourself while jogging. our safety expert is here to show you that. plus, we're talking a little about the science in one of the hottest olympic health trends, cupping, does it really work? it looks painful. >> not painful at all. >> has a lot of benefits.
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get your workout in. be aware of your surroundings. situational awareness and ha can save your life. great example with running cut the distractions out. don't be listening to your earphones, everyone loves lis listening to your favorite track list but i challenge you to go out and have a new mindful experience and experience nature and be aware. >> you were listening if you hear footsteps, if something doesn't feel right and also i like the no routine i routine. really good advice and also just the fact you've got to do it with somebody in light of these two they're both women jocking alone. if for some reason you come across a problem do you have some simple moves that we could learn we can learn from you right now. >> i have a lot. i'll highlight some for you. it's basic upper and lower body moves. the first -- just to let you
primary target is the face and eyes but for a woman who's much shorter hard to necessarily get to access someone's face so the first thing i want to show you is a lower body combative. push kick, i'm taking the ball of my foot into the groin of the atta attacker. use as much power and strength i can. when i do that, the body came down and now i can use upper body strike which is bet ever for women. the heel is much less fragile than the fist so from here doing a palm strike obviously not to his face but to the pad i'm driving through. >> you would want us to do that to the face. >> exactly. >> one-two punch, the lower and right to the face. >> it's a great way to highlight strategy, how do i actually use these combatives in a way to work so i go for the lower body and going for the face with my
similar to banging on a door. another great adaptation for the side of your physical to target the back of someone's head. if i him down here i could use it and escape to a safe location. there's a lot i could show you. >> it's a great start, though. >> it is a great start. >> definitely. >> and women can see they can use their bodies. >> okay, avital, thanks so much. we'll be right back talking about michael phelps making a mark i you saw those marks on his shoulder and back so we'll talk about cupping and whether it works. neutrogena? hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin to keep it... ...supple and hydrated... ...day... ...after day. with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1000 times its weight... ...in water. this refreshing water gel... plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin that bounces back.
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complimentary and alternative medicine, k.a.m. and cupping has been reported from ancient chinese times. everything hold is enough again. >> i'll ask you, jill, like an inverse massage. what's it doing for our muscles. >> it's like doing massage in reverse. it's pulling up and if you can imagine a tight, tense muscle, how good that feels when it pulls up and losens the farber fascia and repairing tissue. it's a good thing. >> but couldn't you just do that with massage. to see michael phelps with those big circles on his shoulder and back. why wouldn't he have his physical trainer massaging it. >> it's all the blood and lymph and if you can imagine taking debris away and realigning muscle fooibers it's a much deeper modality. >> we should be clear, though, lara, in western medicine -- >> we forgot to mention there's
>> why is there heat involved. >> we use it to take the oxygen out of the cup and sucks up the air. >> logan, your skin looks like a ball of your skin. how does it feel? >> it's great. it's super relaxing. >> it is? >> you're in the zone right now. >> i am. >> he's getting body hickeys. not the medical term. >> we have to be clear. in western peer review literature there is scant to low date to to support whether it reports. people feel better but need to remember this has been done for thousands of years and just because we haven't studied it doesn't mean there's no validity but proceed with caution and go to a licensed they are pit, one who specializes in traditional chinese medicine or cupping and definitely needs more study but
myofarbm myofascial decompression and that loosens it up. speeds recovery and flexibility and brings more blood flow to the area. >> logan seems happy and comfortable and, jill, this is for people who have tight muscles. just for athletes -- >> traditionally it's been used for all sorts of things including gynecology and digestive problems but we a lot for tight muscles. >> thanks to jill and thank you to dr. jen and want to get right out to rob for a look at the weather. >> those red marks, you are committed. this crowd is committed. what time did you get there. >> 3:00 a.m. >> 3:00 a.m. eastern time. my goodness. take a look of this. southeast coast including the florida panhandle. big-time rain there and pain in pasco county, as well. that stubborn low continues to
coastline, locally over six inches over the next couple of heavy rainfall continues, we see bands pouring in as they continue to move from southwest to northeast. now pinellas county will get in on that as well. as we widen out the shot you can see more -- where that came from. yeah, we're going to continue with heavy rain, periods of it throughout the day. by have to wait for the heating of the day. afternoon thunderstorms late today. and coming up amy's exclusive interview with team usa's moms as their girls go for the gold in rio. and meryl streep singing a new tune on the big screen.
good morning. we are seeing a huge delay in sarasota due to a car fire, a van actually burst into flames. no word on if there are any injuries but it's causing a significant backup southbound on i-75. we had reports that all lanes are blocked, fhp just reporting now that one lane on southbound i-75 has reopened. this is just past university parkway. you can see the backup here, because that van was on fire we're also seeing some visual delays in the opposite direction heading northbound as well. so let me zoom out and we can talk about your alternates. you can take lakewood ranch boulevard south, also you can make your way to cattleman,
both those roads tend to back up as well once we have a crash on i-75. i-4 still slow as well, still taking 45 minutes to get from lakeland to tampa due to a crash at mango road. still a murky start but we're going to get in on some sunshine across the interior counties especially -- and that will set the stage for thunderstorms but all morning long it's been the rain that continued to move in. though we got through the morning commute weatherwise anyway in much better shape than yesterday. now things deteriorated continuously so up to pasco county which by the way is the worst flooded area. so a little more rain and that would be a problem. pinellas seeing showers off- shore, they will continue to make northward progress so you're about to get clipped. we've seen light showers but in the next 15 to 20 minutes moderate to heavy showers continue. as i mentioned more on the way and setting up really for significant flooding to the north, where already there are roads impassable as a result of the rainfall.
? i got the eye of the tiger ? welcome back to "gma." there you see them right there, team usa going for the gold today in rio. biggest night of the lives of the gymnasts and we'll hear from their moms in just a moment. the forme gymnast dominique dawes and mckayla maroney are with us on how to handle all that pressure and how to get the gold and they're going to help us kick off our own "gma" games with a batt battle of rhythmic gymnastics and there are some of the competitors warming up. tory johnson is here with innovative new foods for your family. chili granola. >> ooh.
more. >> i hope you're doing the tasting on that. first our olympic gymnasts going for the gold in the all-around competition today and amy sat down he can collusively with the ones they rely on more than their coaches, their moms. amy is in rio. >> for these five young women going for gold today everything they've done in their lives has led up to this moment but, you know, they are not the feeling the pressure, their moms are feeling it too but could not be more proud of their girls. three of the most ferocious fighters of the gymnastics team. simone biles. >> masterfully put together. bar routine eighth a stuck landing. >> gabby douglas. and laurie hernandez. all wowing the crowd sunday night in qualifying rounds. we caught up with their moms
family home in rio fighting for the group gold medal. you've been here before. >> yeah. >> you've been through all the excitement and nerves. how is rio been for you, ngataly? >> i think it's different because gabrielle is four years older and to see the way she's handling everything now. more settled. move grounded. >> for nelly biles, her daughter simone stepping into the spotlight for the first time. >> the pressure on simone, does she feel it and all the going to win five gold medals. that's pressure. >> i think simone tries real hard not to pay attention to what the expectation is of others. i believe there's more pressure on me than on simone because i am so nervous. i mean, i am just a wreck. >> i want to know what it was like when you were with your daughters and saw their commercials run for the first time. >> the first time i saw simone's commercial it really brought tears to my eyes.
like no other. i was just overwhelmed by the beauty which she portrayed. >> and as their daughters prepare to compete tonight the moms are taking it all in, laurie, the first u.s. hispanic born gymnast to make the olympic team in 30 years. talk about being a proud mom. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> proud, very proud of laurie and grateful for the moment. there were days i would g discouraged and she'd be like, let's do this mom with a big smile. >> u.s. women's gymnastics team. are they going to take home the gold? >> for sure. >> we're contemplating it. >> no doubt? >> no doubt. >> no doubt. >> the one thing this team still need, guys, is a nickname. the 1996 gold medal team was known as the magnificent seven and you may remember the 2012 crew was called the fierce five so what happens on that floor tonight could shape what we call the ladies of 2016. but, lara, i love this one they
squad, gabby, laurie, aly and madison. g.l.a.m. >> we have two former olympic gymnasts, dominique dawes, mckayla maroney, guys, so happy to hear your perspective. i'll start with you dominique. you've been there and know exactly what these girls are feeling right now. how do you think that they're handling the pressure? what's it like for them as they ap competition. >> i would say the night before last night they did not get a very good sound sleep. i remember being extremely nervous before the '96 olympic games but throughout the day they're going to do their normal routine and eat what they normally eat and dom back and they'll focus on certain affirmations to make sure they have the right mind-set but i guarantee those moms did not have a great night of sleep either. >> what was it like for your
tennis. >> i'm a mother of two girls and i get nervous when my 2 1/2-year-old -- i can't speak for my mother's perspective but my coach was nervous. she was a huge support system to me as well. they spend more time with their coaches than their mothers. >> mckayla, i want to ask. you had that game face. we love having you with us. you were a member of the 2012 team that won gold. injuries derailed you from being at this personalally. how would you say that these girl, the g.l.a.m. squad -- >> i love that name. >> what you know about them. >> they're doing amazing. i talked to aly. it's their normal. it's their everyday routine and they'll go out and do their thing. they'll have fun and enjoy it and hopefully come home with a gold medal. >> what do you think they do in the moments before? i was a competitive diver. how do you control your
out there and have to look totally composed and we talked about game faces we're seeing. how do they do it today. >> for myself i always relied on my faith and had a prayer in my head. i can do all things through christ who strengthens me. many of those girls may have the same and affirmations and prelims they were ten point as head of the nearest competition so they don't have pressure. there's no competitors out there that are close to them. their biggest competition is between themselves. know. >> definitely. >> so excited. >> they are amazing and so are you. please come back. be with us. we want your incite. mckayla, give us the face. >> there it is. >> she's not impressed. we are so impressed with you guys. i want to say you can see lightning round with missy franklin and simone biles on your website goodmorningamerica.com and you can see rob right now.
rhythmic gymnastics. you guys fans of gymnastics? >> yes, i love gymnastics. >> let's talk about the weather. we have severe weather across the northern tier. later on this afternoon could see big hail and strong wind, maybe a few tornadoes. northeast another beautiful day but starting to heat things up so enjoy the dry levels of humidity. we will start to crank it up later. west coast looks to be nice. >> and this weather report is brought to you by neutrogena. a brand-new episode of "food forecast" exploring how to -- how climate and weather affects the grapes in napa valley.
doing to adapt to a changing climate. you can see that on the ab news.com. she did not bring back any samples for us. >> thank you, ron. back to meryl streep, the saw of the new -- so kind. asking for how my wife is doing. playing florence foster jenkins and an heiress who charmed a sold out conce hall. >> i think madam florence might need a little more preparation before she sings in public. >> we've been rehearsing for a month. >> i know, but from time to time she can be a little -- >> hmm. >> flat. >> flat? >> a tad. just a tad.
>> as for her subblocking pressure, it defies medical science. >> and meryl streep joins us right now. i thought the same thing when i heard you sing in that movie yesterday. defies medical science. how do you do it? >> well, it was to sing badly. >> to sing badly. >> surprisingly easy, sadly. no, it was great fun. sang. >> tell people about her because she was actually quite fame use for a little while in her day. >> she was. she was someone who was -- it was 1944. middle of the war. and she was a woman who just loved music. and she gave lots of money away to the symphony and to all sorts of musical enterprises in the
the word sucked up to her a little bit and she was encouraged in her -- in her pursuit of music. she was like a lot in the audience who basically would love to be on stage but she had the money to do it. >> she could do it. also's give everybody a little bit of a taste of what the voice sounded like. let's listen. >> let's get started. ? ah, aaah ? >> she's >> remarkable is one word for it. but you're actually a great singer. >> oh. >> in real life. is it harder to sing well or badly? >> it's harder to sing well. yeah. i did -- these are very difficult arias and picked the toughest music in the colotora, so i learned to sing them as
myself go off the rails. >> i love the idea you had because she did get to sing at carnegie hall and re-created that and you said for the first take you wanted the camera to be all on the audience. >> yes, we had 500 unsuspecting -- >> they had no idea. >> yes, extras there and i thought we should go out and just do a concert because that reaction would never be the same, you know, they thought, meryl streep is going to sing and -- >> and they got meryl streep singing? those reactions in the movie are actual, honest reactions. >> you caused kind of a reaction for me at the democratic convention. i had my back turned to the stage when i heard this incredible high pitch scream. >> wooo! >> sounds like someone is being murdered. >> very primal.
>> now i know what i sounded like as a cheerleader in bernard's high school. i didn't realize that i had done that actually. i just was swept up with the moment. it was pretty amazing. >> well, it was clear -- >> moment in history. >> and you swept up a lot of people in the moment. the movie is charming. thanks for coming in today. >> thanks. >> "florence foster jenkins" hits fridhit
we're back now with hot, new foods for your family literally in some cases. tory went on a taste finding mission and has all the best picks. a real twist on granola. >> called chili granola. this is very spicy and great on yogurt, avocado, eggs, i mean you sort of name it, anything you want something spicy next up, yummy. it's crunchy spicy all in one. >> wow. >> southern culture. southern culture adds southern fun into pancake and waffle mix, all kinds of flavors you wouldn't believe. able cobbler. red velvet. >> vanilla. >> banana pudding. >> pancakes and chocolate. >> there you go. there you go. >> see you jesse. >> everyone is into barista style drinks.
to use this foam topping to add a flavor just to the top so prepare your coffee just like you want but get a little foam fun even on your nose. perfect, gorgeous. >> i had a feeling. delish. >> so this company, pop art popcorn comes from deejays who mash-up musics and take two songs and blend them. that's what this is all about. taking two distinct flavor, blending them into oneag caramel and cheddar cheese. honey caramel and feta cheese. making these fun mixes so you get this flavor burst that's pretty delightful. fun, new company, new mixes from themes. pop art. one of the best snack companies in the country late july snacks is their brand-new, blue corn and dippers so you have a blue corn dipper. it's your -- >> thank you.
come on. >> i know. i love a dipper. i've always wanted more guacamole and do prefer the blue corn. >> late null. last but not least this is called legally addictive crack cookies. come on. that has your name all over it. cracker with coffee, semi sweet chocolate and sea salt all in one started in someone's home kitchen and would make them for parties and told you have to start a business and started a it was the hit of the fancy food show sfwluf's got to try these, guys. these are amazing. where can people find these. >> all the details goodmorningamerica. goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! plus a bonus. mac and cheese made of chickpeas you'll find only on goodmorningamerica.com. >> i'm in. rhythmic gymnastics but with no
? and back now with our "gma" games inspired by the olympics. we have some of the world's most talented journalists athletes and they're going head-to-head this morning. it's all about the rhythmic gymnastics. >> yes, looking for the rhythm, people. let's bring out our teams. first up the ladies, team star, we've got sara haines, paula faris and rachel smith. been training all year for this demanding event. can they do it? can they beat the team of rob marciano, gio benitez and secret weapon 2012 olympic gold medalist mckayla maroney. team stripes. >> however both teams will have to impress our esteemed judge. she is 1996 olympic gold medalist none other than the gymnast dominique dawes. >> so are we ready? >> we are going to kick this
stars. so team stars, you go ahead and take your spots, and, of course. very gymnast strut out to the main strange performing to katie per's "firework ? ? 'cause, baby you're a firework ? ? come on show 'em what you're worth ? ? make 'em go "oh, oh, oh" ? ? as you shoot across the sky ? >> wow. flexibility by paula faris. >> centerpiece. >> they did not get wrapped up in there. what do you think, dominique. >> very impressive. i can tell they practiced all morning for this. >> at least for 45 minutes. >> any -- >> no, not yet. now we introduce team stripes
you have a seek weapon. an actual olympian so please -- >> performing to "eye of the tiger." take it away, guys. ? it's the eye of the tiger it's the thrill of the fight ? ? rising up to the challenge of our rival ? ? and the last known survivor stalkering his prey in the night ? ? and he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger ? >> whoa! >> i was very impressed with that front walkover and rhythmic gymnastics. >> this is obviously going to be something, very, very tight. >> there is a deduction. >> i'm just going to deduct the flip. that was a little too impressive, mckayla. >> too impressive. >> too impressive? >> that's a thing? >> it was great. >> well, it is the moment. >> it is the moment.
"good morning america" is brought to you by harvoni. are you readiy. >> oh, yes. >> come on, everybody gets a medal today. in way to go. >> dominique, thank you. mckayla, thank you. >> the "gma" games is synchronized swimming. wait for it. >> we'll have swimming here at "gma." >> synchronized swimming.
check out this viewer photo sent to us about this van fire that shut down i-75 through sarasota. thankfully the driver escaped, no one was hurt in this fire but it took firefighters quite a while to put it out. again they had to shut down southbound i-75 right now we have one lane back open and we're still seeing a significant backup on i-75. this happened just south of university parkway. let me zoom out and show you exactly where if you can make your way to lakewood ranch boulevard or to north cattleman you can head south that way. we're also seeing delays heading northbound on i-75 just some visual delays there. either way you want to give yourself extra time. a new crash eastbound hillsborough avenue at racetrack road so give yourself extra time there. i-4 starting to clear up, now taking about 30 minutes to get from lakeland into tampa.
held you a off for the morning commute, now it's with us. light rain across interior counties but let's focus on the heaviest pockets. you're about to get clocked across southern pinellas with very heavy rainfall. no lightning but it's those tropical raindrops that can accumulate quickly and will set the stage for another flood event here which is of course already ongoing. additional threat continues today. 2 to 4-inch totals in general but along the coast where you saw the heaviest r throughout the day today. we'll watch it closely. across the interior counties we have light rain, breaks and sunshine, setting the stage for afternoon thunderstorms. temperatures by the way because of the cloud cover, holding still in the mid-80s. we'll get back to the 90s and drier times ahead. we'll talk about that and the ongoing flooding coming up at
heavy rain continues and flood watches are in effect in the northern counties until 8:00 p.m. another two to four inches, immediate coast. the latest coming up. >> with more rain more concern for homeowners in pasco county as rainwater inches closer and closer to these thomas in port richey. ahead in a live report i'll explain what homeowners plan to do to deal with all of this. >> two men break into a woman's home in whiefnt. i'm ryan smith. coming up, what police are using to find the suspects. winter haven. thank you for joining us