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hurricane henri is barreling towards new york and new england. we'll tell you how communities are preparing for it. cnn learns of one reason we may be seeing chaos like this at cable airport. those more fortunate are arriving at ramstein base in germany. the united states records a surge in vaccines even as a prominent civil rights figure is counted among the latest cases. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada and all around the world. this is "cnn newsroom."
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hurricane henri is closing in on the northeastern u.s. right now with landfall expected in the coming hours on either long island or southern new england. more than to 50 million people are under hurricane or tropical storm warnings and states of emergency have been declared in long island and connecticut. heavy rain are already pounded parts of the region. this is what it looked like in hoboken saturday night storm surge, coastal flooding and strong winds are expected in parts of the northeast. all right. let's bring in meteorologist you've been tracking this. what is the latest, tyler? >> we can now see the eye or the center of henri on radar imagery. about 150 miles to the south of rhode island. this band of rain to the north is about to swing into southampton. southampton that rain you're dealing with in 45 minutes to an hour is directly related to
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henri. eventually push into new york city which is now dry, finally. that rain has tapered off and pushed down to the south and west and now over new jersey where northern new jersey is picking up a lot of rainfall. surf city we have to be seeing some flooding here at this point because it has been raining for hours. philadelphia is really starting to pick up in intensity, too. brooklyn has picked up more than six inches of rain. central park picked up nearly four and a half inches of rain. that 4.5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours is a daily record and shattered a record a long-standing record from the 19th century. and we're going to add to these totals as the storm pushes up to the north. 75-mile-per-hour hurricane right now moving to the north at 21 miles per hour. hurricanes don't like to be moving that fast. that will probably help it, help it not strengthen that much more. in addition, the water is right off of new york and new england
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are below 75 degrees. hurricanes like water that is like bathtub hot. all right. 78 degrees fahrenheit or hotter. so, that is also going to help it lose its punch as it starts to approach. it will still be either a strong category, a strong tropical storm or low-end category one hurricane when it makes landfall somewhere around montalk to rhode island or connecticut. we do have a hurricane warning still in effect for long island, connecticut, also rhode island. and the surrounding areas in blue here new york city, province, nantucket tropical storm warning. conditions and hazards are going to be felt way far out from the center of the system and those cones of concern that we show you where the track is going to go, it's only telling you where the center of the storm is going to be felt.
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impact felt far away from the center. stormern warnings up for the c of new york because as this wind comes onshore will coincide later with high tide and that will allow the storm surge to get up to possibly about five feet. we also have to watch for the potential for flash flooding in this area because after it makes landfall it slows down and it hangs out in this region of new england for 24 to 36 hours. that will lead to the area picking up about six inches of rain and some isolated spots could pick up up to ten inches of rain, ken. that's on top of what we have already picked up. >> not good to say the least. we'll bring you back later in the show and track this story throughout the evening. thank you so much. appreciate it. short time ago cnn spoke with lieutenant commander mitchell part of a hurricane team that flew directly into
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hurricane henri on saturday night gathering data for forecasters to expect what to expect from the storm. >> it is uniquely, our flight yesterday was heavily influenced by some of the dry air that was coming in from the west. and, so, we had some of the strongest clear turbulence that we had in storms in quite a few years. all that dry air into the hurricane has really caused tough ride for us to try to find the center and measure each of the quadrants of the storm to try to get a good picture of what the storm is trying to tell us. this storm on this track with the dry air coming into the west, a lot of times i flew into something like this with super storm sandy had much more impact from the weather systems coming
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off but this track and this kind of left-hand turn that it will make is somewhat rare. >> now, lieutenant commander robert mitchell. meanwhile, hurricane henri approaches the northwest power outages for multiple states. 12,000 crews from 30 states are being mobilized to create power restoration. disaster response teams are on high alert, as well. i want to bring in scott applebee in bridgeport, connecticut. thank you so much for being with us. really appreciate your time. connecticut, as we understand it, is right in the crosshairs of this storm. you said this could be, quote, a potentially catastrophic event. what are you expecting and how have you been preparing? >> certainly the city of bridgeport is preparing for the worst case. we are preparing for surges to
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be four to five feet above ground level. flash flooding those areas that are low-lying areas, flood zones. we are anticipating high winds. peak winds to be anywhere from 15 to 25 mile per hour sustained winds and gusts up to 25. we're preparing for the worst right now and obviously hoping for the best. we're asking all residents to take voluntary actions to get out of those areas at this point in time. we do have emergency shelters or a emergency shelter going to be up and running as of 6:00 a.m. today. so we're just keeping a close eye on it and as the meteorologist said, it does look like it's making more of the jog towards the rhode island area. but as we know with any storm, anything could happen. we're keeping a close eye on it and being prepared. >> absolutely. you spoke of winds there. connecticut, i think, is one of
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the most heavily wooded states in the country. your office prepared a report looking at what the effect of hurricanes and different strengths would do in terms of the number of trees downed and how long the power might be out. what are your projections here? how bad could it get? >> our electrical contractor, vendor here in the city of bridgeport to our residents. they're preparing for a level four which technically he's looking at maybe three quarters of their customers without power. so, you're talking about maybe 55,000 to 60,000 folks that may be without power. we're in close communication with them. i know they have outside crews that have been staged here in connecticut. but, i mean, if anything is related to tropical storm irene or superstorm sandy, we're talking about at least that 70
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to 75,000 people without customers without power. we're asking everyone to charge up tablets and charge up their phones and make sure you have your battery operated radio and flashlights and the like. but in the meantime, if you need to evacuate, we have sites set up so that they could come charge up their items and devices. you know, you talk about vulnerable population, ken. the concern for us is getting those folks to these machines. again they're prepared and hopefully the storm as we look at it will hit us pretty quickly and get out of here pretty quickly. >> yeah. let's help so. certainly let's hope you are spared the worse of the is. scott applebee, thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> thank you, sir, stay safe. severe weather is also causing devastation in middle tennessee. at least ten people have died in
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severe flash flooding in humphries county about 60 miles west of nashville. the sheriff office told cnn affiliate two of the bodies they recovered were toddlers. more than two dozen people still missing. 50 national guard troops have been deployed to help with rescue operations. mexico is picking up the pieces after a one-two punch from hurricane grace. the storm made its second landfall saturday morning killing eight people. grace plowed into east mexico with winds of more than 120 miles per hour. forecasters predict up to 18 inches of rain along with flooding and mudslides through the weekend. grace quickly weakened after making landfall but its remnants are still battling several mexican states. the storm first hit the country thursday along the yucatan peninsula. and we'll continue tracking hurricane henri as the storm barrels towards landfall threatening tens of millions.
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to discuss afghan in the coming hours. an unknown number are still in the country and the american embassy is now warning them to come to the airport unless told to do so. the u.s. defense official tells cnn there are growing fears that terrorists may try to attack the airport or the crowds clustered around the xwgates. a senior diplomates saz they're concerned but setting up routes to safely escort stranded americans and others at the airports. swelled more than 18,000 people and many of them aren't
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pose supposed to be there. a permit that was widely share would the wrong people. it greatly compounded the confusion and delays. nick paton walsh is following this. at the airport, things seem to be going from bad to worse. the way the visas were issued. what have you found out? >> yeah, i mean, you say visas. essentially this is something done initially out of great benevolence and good. a bid to make sure that people who were eligible for this special visa program could get to the airport. a process itself that has been taken to court and a federal judge considered torturous and untenable. sending out to people who are eligible this document. i should say essentially just a bit like a visa page you get in your passport that says you can come on to the base which, of
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course, is a good thing to do. but, obviously, human ingenuity steps in and screenshots were taken and those screen shots were circulated. i got one. loads it seems of afghans have received them, as well. that has led to a situation where people are not supposed to be on the base have got on to the base. i should say not the only reason. countless stories of people getting on through contacts and humanitarian gestures of those u.s. soldiers and afghan guards at the gates themselves. but it's compounded a situation where a source familiar with the situation on the base tells me there are now 18,000 people on that tiny airport. which is extraordinary. just feeding them and giving them water in the heat is an extraordinary task in a humanitarian level. the issue, of course, is how many can you get off. now, the pentagon white house said yesterday they got close to 4,000 off yesterday. our calculation suggests 26,000 have got off in its entirety. adding to that, a source
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familiar with the situation tells me about 2,000 at each gate trying to get on. they probably have as many people trying to get out now as they've already taken out in the last week or so. so, look at your maps here. you're talking easily about five days worth of evacuations just on the airport. add to that, the fact that they simply don't know in the white house or pentagon how many americans are still out there in afghanistan who they have pledged to rescue. that's an enormous problem because it essentially means this mission to some degree needs to be indefinite and they clarified that particular issue. the terrorism threat being spoken about and the fact that john kirby the pentagon spokesperson said they're in a battle with, quote, time and space. that is an enormous bit of messaging to try to move people towards the fact that this is not going to go on forever. yesterday a source familiar with the situation said discussions about could this be sustained for a week. i am going to say, they need a week probably to get the people
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currently on the airport off unless they radically ramp up the pace in which this is happening. inside kabul itself interestingly some key figures in former governments the ceo of the former government and harzid karzai have been meeting and part of the broader effort that the taliban are making to make sure they look big, inclusive. it is key to see them essentially running the process now. it's to them that the americans have to appeal to get those they need on the airport on, yes, there are crowds at the gates but if they could access taliban assurances to get people towards the taliban side of the security side of the airport that could be assistance, too. this is about the closing, symbolic moment and are they able to get those out? they need to get out. are they able to stop things like this sort of visa-type document being repeated so they
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could filter those on the airport and what they do with those on the airport who should not be on the airport. it is an extraordinary moment that sadly under lines i think so much of the inattention and poor planning that has blighted this war from the start. >> never-ending list of challenges you're chronically now. thank you so much for being with us. as i understand it, you came to canada months ago to visit some family. you bought your ticket to fly back to kabul. you were planning to shoot a film there about women's rights. but now, now what? i mean, your family is still there. your life, your equipment. everything is there but you can't go home. >> right. yes. i've been in afghanistan for over a decade. like since 2008. i was living there and making
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movies and home was kabul for me. and right now there's no home. like everything is gone. i have the key to my apartment. but i don't think i can get back there. it's so sad. >> i met you years ago in kabul. i mean, we talked about the resserrection of the art scene in afghanistan post-taliban. you were so hopeful about the possibilities and especially the possibilities for women and now i have to say it is a bit surreal talking to you now in this context. how many gains had you made in those years and how much risk is being lost now? >> you know, the depth of this tragedy is so great that has taken away from me thinking about the past or future. i am in shock, like so much pain
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in my heart. i can't believe this happened to us. we were so hopeful, right. you know, we've been through a l lot. we paid a high price to get to this point. everything is lost overnight. and i'm so sorry about that. you know, like we could live anywhere else in the world. but we try to stay in afghanistan in the hope of giving the kids the next generation of afghanistan a better future. and i cannot stop thinking about them. you know, i was making films. i was traveling all around afghanistan and see people of my country so hopeful. men and women. you know, old men, old women. they were going to school learning alphabet for the first time in their life. they were trying to educate themselves. they were trying to have a
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better life. but everything is gone overnight. you know, it's very easy changing out government or destroying a system. it can happen overnight. but it's so difficult to build a country. so difficult to build a culture. and we did that for 20 years. we put our lives to build that country. >> yeah. i can hear the pain in your voice and some of those gains were political, as well, for women. you made a documentary called 25% about six female members of the afghan parliament and the challenges they faced. do you think about them now? i mean, what their lives will be like going forward under this new regime? >> i don't know. i think about everyone. like i think about myself. my family. my friends.
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you know, even if we are safe, we think we can live our life like everything is destroyed. we're done. you know. it's not easy. all afghan doesn't matter where they live inside afghanistan or outside. they are in shock. this is not easy. we might be safe, physically. you know. but what about our mental health? >> you talked about, you know, maybe being safe physically, but i wonder about that. i mean the last time the taliban took over they destroyed movie theaters. they banned television and music and one of your colleagues described it as being, you know, you were pushed behind a dark curtain and among the groups of people who are often targeted by the taliban along with government workers, people who worked with the west are
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artists, as well. i wonder your colleagues back home, what kind of danger do you think they are in? >> you know, they are in great danger. of course, like it's not easy living under a terrorist group rules. it is not easy. you cannot even imagine what will happen to them. you know, everything, everything is gone overnight. they're not safe any more. they cannot talk. they cannot go to the street. they cannot work. and their life is in great danger. of course, it is. it's very difficult to be, you know, an afghan and living in afghanistan for the past 20 years with great hope and now suddenly, boom. overnight you lost everything. and, you know, we risk everything to get to this point. i'm repeating this because i don't -- like i want
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international and i want the war to know that this was us. my friends. we lost so many friends. during the past 20 years. for this democratic system. to have democracy. and now the terrorists that kill us last night, they kill us yesterday, two months ago, last week. they're in kabul ruling our city and they are trying to destroy everything. yeah, we are in great danger. people of afghanistan are in great danger. >> well, i certainly hope your family stays safe and as you say so much has been lost. i certainly hope next time we talk, we talk under better circumstances. filmmaker diana saqeb yjamala
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thank you for being with us. >> thank you. to find out how you can help afghan refugees or if you're a veteran, go to cnn.com/impact for assistance. still ahead, we're tracking hurricane henri as it churns towards the northeastern u.s. we'll share when and where the storm is expected to make landfall after the break. plus, another day of record covid case numbers in australia after violent anti-lockdown protests in two of its biggest cities. a live report from sydney straight ahead. stay with us.
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watching us here in the united states, canada and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. this is "cnn newsroom." more than 50 million people across the northeast. the storm is expected to make landfall along southern new england. let's check in with meteorologist tyler. what is the latest? >> we're 30 minutes away from the national weather center latest update. category 1 hurricane. 75 miles per hour wind and making a b line for the southern new england coastline, as well as the coastline of new york. specifically long island. the hurricane hunters have been flying around in this system. they continue to fly into it. the data that they get from this flight will be injected into the models and this 5:00 a.m. update, which we'll bring you in exactly 30 minutes from now. we have the chance to see
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tropical storm to hurricane force winds in this area for that reason. we continue to have a hurricane warning in effect for long island, connecticut, as well as rhode island. the surrounding region in blue that includes new york city, providence and nantucket. we have a tropical storm warning in effect. the reason being is even though the track takes it this way and it looks like montauk to rhode island could be where we have the landfall. this track, this cone is only telling you where the center of the storm is going is to go. the impact is going to be felt way far out from the center of this system. it's going to make landfall. not this morning, but more like around noon to 2:00 this afternoon. we're definitely going to see the conditions go downhill over the next few hours here. the rain is going to push in to boston or, excuse me, massachusetts and then ev eventually rhode island and then
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connecticut and new york. and then it just continues to go downhill for the rest of the region as the system pushes from the south to the north. a lot of rainfall has already fallen across the region. i mean, we've picked up several inches over the last week. new york probably picked up four to five. some areas six inches just within the last 24 hours and we'll add to those totals as theist ism slows down after making landfall. some of us could see up to six inches of rainfall. isolated areas, maybe about ten. and then storm surge, yeah, we've got that, as well. storm surge warning in effect for pretty much the entire coastline of new york, as well as the entire coastline of southern new england. we could see storm surge get up to about five feet. so, it's not all about the wind with these multifacetted systems like henri. not only bring tropical storm hurricane force winds but we also have to look for the potential for flash flooding, as
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well as storm surge, especially in those low lying areas. now, you take all that together and you combine it together and we have the potential of seeing power outages and fairly wide spread power outages, as well. that's why we have out of state crews coming out of new england to help restore power as quickly as possible. in conclusion, henri continues to move north. we'll have the update for you in 30 minutes. possible landfall is likely along long island, eastern long island to connecticut, rhode island line and those impacts felt far out from the center of that cone. ken? >> thank you so much, tyler maulin. stay with cnn for instant updates on hurricane henri this hour and throughout the day. coronavirus vaccinations in the u.s. are slowly heading in the right direction. for the third day in a row more than a million doses of vaccine were administered. but even as more shots go into
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arms, the sobering reality of skyrocketing infections is impossible to ignore. the governor of louisiana says his state is seeing an astronomical number of new covid cases. the state reported 6,000 new infections on friday. reverend jesse jackson and his wife are both in the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. that's according to the organization jackson founded, the rainbow push coalition. it says doctors are currently monitoring their condition. the 79-year-old is partially vaccinated. jackson received pfizer vaccine back in january. hundreds of new covid cases a day after violent clashes rocked the country. a record for a third day in a row. this comes after thousands of angry protesters clashed with police in various australian cities on saturday. they're angry over tighter
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restrictions in some of the hardest hit covid areas. in sydney with dozens of protesters where protesters were arrested on saturday. exploding case numbers and anger converging here, what's the latest. >> that's right, ken. some of the scenes that we have there for you now are the most violent this country has seen in quite some time. on saturday in melbourne australia's second largest city, 4,000 protesters turned out. the majority of whom didn't take long to turn violent. police officers having to use nonlethal crowd control options like pepper balls and pepper spray to try to quell the crowd but not until at least nine police officers were hospitalized with injuries like broken nose and concussions. one police officer was injured in city where i am as well as hundreds of protesters were met by at least 1,500 police fr
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officers well prepared for the possibility of the angry protest. kim, this city has been locked down under strict terms since at least the end of june. and that lock down will go for some time yet. as you mentioned, the spread of the delta variant continues. records being broken over the last few days as that delta variant moves through. a dangerously undervaccinated population here. but scott morrison the prime minister of australia seeking to shift the focus in the coming weeks from those high case numbers to hospitalizations and deaths. he pinned an op-ed published on sunday. i'll read you a quote from that. he said shifting our focus from not just case numbers to actually looking at how many people are becoming seriously ill and requiring hospitalization will be increasingly what matters. after all, this is how we manage all other infectious diseases.
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now, scott morrison might want to treat covid-19 like the flu say, but australia is not ready to do that with a dangerously undervaccinated population. as i mentioned just over 20% of australians have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus, kim. that means lockdowns like the ones we're seeing here in sydney had some time to go. kim. >> yeah, as you say, still a long way to go. thanks so much. u.s. troops at a base in germany have a new mission. helping people flee the taliban. they even help to deliver a baby. a live report from near ramstein air base coming up. stay with us. it's a simple fact: it even kills the covid-19 virus. science supports these simple facts. there's only one true lysol. lysol. what it takes to protect. it's time for the biggest sale of the year, on the new sleep number 360 smart bed.
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evacuate people from afghanistan. u.s. forces say they helped save this woman's life and helped her give birth in the cargo bay of a c-17. the delivery happened in germany after she went into labor and began having complications on an evacuate flight. the baby girl and her mother are said to be in good condition. the site of that emergency delivery was ramstein air base in germany, where the u.s. has taken thousands of evacuees and atika shubert is live near the base with the latest. you've seen the conditions there and speaking to some of the evacuees. share with us what you have been learning. >> yeah, we spent the day at the base yesterday and it is a massive logistical effort. keep in mind that this air base here is one of the biggest outside of the united states. and as you can see from that delivery with the 86 medical group it has terrific medical facilities and teams here. so, there is a tremendous capacity and capability on the
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base, but it is filling up very, very fast. take a look. plane after plane carrying men, women and children evacuees who are part of the chaotic scramble to airlift people out of afghanistan following the taliban's takeover. now, safe at the ramstein air base in germany, one of the biggest outside of the united states soon capable of taking in up to 7,500 people from this unprecedented airlift. explains 521st air mobility operations wing commander colonel adrian williams. >> it is enormous because it is a huge humanitarian mission. we have gone from 75 passengers onboard all the way up to 400. >> so you can see behind me there, that is a c-17 globemaster and these are the flights coming in and out of ramstein air base. one just landed.
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passengers disembarked and brought here by bus and the first person they need and they are given a welcome to germany and the ramstein air base and then proceed through medical checks as well as security checks and then brought to a holding area where their i.d.s are checked and finally get to their temporary living quarters here on the base. this is an all hands on deck effort between the usair force army, as well as avolunteers, i the red cross. screen for anyone flagged by federal data bases says brigadier general wing and installation commander. >> first and foremost is the security. we focus heavily on the security and then from making sure we take care of all of their health needs, covid checking. making sure they don't have any symptoms and then also we do have a very robust check with
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the department of state and also all of our federal agencies. >> this is their home for the next two or three days. hastily assembled cots for beds and 40 people to a tent. women and children are inside. the cavernous airplane hangar and men sleep in the tent area outside. none are allowed to leave yet. >> these are the temporary living facilities. the capacity here at the moment is 5,000. they're hoping to get that up to 7,500. but there is a flight arriving here almost every hour and a half and it's filling up fast. >> on our way out we meet hasid and he says he is a u.s. citizen from virginia and had flown to afghanistan to visit family and got married there last week. >> i just rushed like everybody else and the only people that i could get in was my dad and my sister. u.s. forces were shooting fires and taliban and also like afghan
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forces, too, at the gate. people were getting hurt left and right. and it was really bad situation. >> i mean, that's incredibly traumatic. have you been able to speak to your family since you were separated from them at all? >> only this morning for two minutes. that's it. >> what did they say? >> they're in shock. they were worried about us and we were worried about them and they say what's going to happen to them. and i was like, i don't know. >> but this is only a temporary reprieve. there are still so many questions about where they will go and what will happen to families still trapped in afghanistan. many here looking to the u.s. for answers. >> kim, just to give you a sense of how quickly this is moving. i just got the latest numbers and the first 24 hours, 17 planes landed here. another 14 are scheduled today. there are already more than
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5,000 evacuees now at the air base. as you heard there, they're trying to get capacity up to 7,500, but clearly it's going to fill up very quickly. the question is, what happens to evacuees here? where do they go from here? how do they get here? when i spoke to some of the commanding officers yesterday at the air base, they talked about the possibility of using civilian aircraft, but for now there are no answers to those questions and a lot of the evacuees are trying to find some kind of certainty, kim. >> yeah, absolutely. great reporting there. atika shubert near ramstein air base in germany. thanks so much. to find out how you can help afghan refugees, go to cnn.com/impact for assistance. hurricane henri is barreling toward the northeastern u.s. right now with landfall expected in the coming hours. more details on what to expect and how many people could be impacted. please, stick with us.
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the outer bands of the storms started lashing some areas overnight and states of emergency have been declared in at least three states. unicef says one billion children around the world are at extremely high risk from the impacts of climate change. a new report shows that young people are facing direct threats from extreme weather conditions and it's putting those kids and their futures in danger. across the globe an entire generation faces a dire threat. now their voices demand to be heard. >> so long having these conferences with only coming up with empty promises and empty vague plans. >> reporter: young activists voicing their frustration after the united nations children agency unicef published a new index friday. it find that almost all of the world's 2.2 billion children will suffer from the climate crisis. its impacts range from toxic air
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to catastrophic floods to detrimental heat waves. >> in order to really change things and find solutions to the actual climate crisis, not only to the symptoms of the climate crisis, we need to go to the root and we need to treat it as a crisis. unless the people are willing to do that now, it will just continue right now. >> reporter: the index was launched in partnership with the youth-led climate movement spear headed by greta thunberg who has been rallying students from around the world. half of the globe's children live in countries at extremery high risk. the ten nations most exposed are in africa which indicates a disconnect between where most greenhouse gases are emitted and where people face the most impacts. >> i come from an agriculture society and due to the ability and we are struggling to decide which crops to grow.
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however, if the weather continues like this, it could lead to a crisis in our community. >> reporter: some of the most vulnerable are facing what the index calls a deadly combination of extreme climate hazards. according to the report, one billion children are highly exposed to extremery high levels of air pollution. 920 million to water security. 820 million to heat waves. 400 million to cyclones. >> i have such vivid memories of doing my homework by the candlelight. wiping out electricity and my own bedroom as i would wake up and my story is already such a privileged one. >> sadly her story is likely to become more common among young people around the world as they face a climate crisis from which virtually none can escape. >> hurricane henri forced the big apple to cancel what was
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supposed to be a night of fun. ♪ >> rapper ll cool j was there before organizers pulled the plug on the we love new york concert on saturday. bruce springsteen, paul simon and other top names were set to perform before a vaccinated and tested crowd to celebrate new york come back through the pandemic. but the concert was cut short during barry manilow's set and then canceled after a nearby lightning strike with hurricane henri hovering off shore. organizers sent people home saying it was too dangerous to continue. that wraps this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm kim brunhuber. stay with us for more coverage of hurricane henri and the latest from afghanistan. "sunday new day" is next.
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good morning and cwelcome t this special early edition of "new day." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm christi paul. states of emergency are up in several states. officials are urging people to stay indoors and get prepared for this. the outer rain band of henri already lashing parts of the east coast. in just a few moments we'll take you live to areas already feeling impacts from the storm and we'll lay out the timing and what you'll see throughout the day. henri is bringing major flood

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