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breaking overnight, harvey moving through the south right now. [ sirens ] >> tornadoes causing damage in tennessee and alabama. heavy rain creating new dangerous floods. interstates shut down. rescues still ongoing at this hour. and the crisis far from over in small towns and cities in texas. rivers still rising. the entire city of beaumont without drinking water. >> the storm is sending gas prices soaring across the country as millions of americans hit the road for the holiday weekend. vice president pence getting hands on in the cleanup while president trump promises a big donation of his own money. ♪ i've got the heart of a hero >> and answering the call. an incredible outpouring of love on our day of giving.
raising millions to help all those affected by hurricane harvey. and donations are still pouring in. jason derulo here this morning to do his part. good morning, america. and you're looking at beaumont, texas, still under water as you can see. it's been almost a week since that deadly storm hit and we're seeing an incredible outpouring all across the country for those affected by harvey. >> people have said that we're seeing the worst of mother nature and the best of human nature. and the staggering scope this morning, many people still stranded. the coast guard has rescued 9,000 people. and 1,000 pets this week. nearly 100,000 homes destroyed and that number is likely to rise and perhaps dramatically. meanwhile, this morning, new fears this is ominous, we're watching a major hurricane irma intensifying over the atlantic.
>> all this as a new threat of what's left of harvey is still causing so many problems. let's go to our chief meteorologist ginger zee with new possible flash floods. ginger. >> robin, i just got the numbers in from nashville. 50 homes evacuated this morning and the rain still falling north of you here. you can see the center of what's left of harvey. bowling green, kentucky, in the flash flood warnings because harvey is not done with us yet. overnight what's left of harvey pouring on tennessee. up to 8 inches of rain shutting down interstate 40 forcing evacuations and at least 25 water rescues. emergency conditions. >> you can see somebody moving in there. >> reporter: this local memphis tv crew taking matters into their own hands when they spot a car going under. >> oh, good grief. that's a little girl. thank god he got her out. thank you, lord. >> i had to back up. >> reporter: a tornado in pickens county, alabama, wiping out homes injuring four people. that tornado, one of nine reported in alabama, mississippi and tennessee.
already a half foot of rain falling in some places especially in the area you see in red, lexington, louisville south of cincinnati you're not out of the woods. some heavy rain is moving toward you as we speak or on top of you already. actually we'll eventually see along the east coast some of the relatively lighter rain from harry through the weekend. that's saturday night there getting pretty wet from pennsylvania to new york. quick look, more than a half foot. all right, robin, more coming in just moments. >> begin e. the worst may be over in texas but many are still suffering from relentless floods seeking air rescues. abc's matt gutman is with them in beaumont, has the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. even the evacuation centers here are being evacuated. this river still cresting. look at those rapids over there. this means that hundreds of people still need to be rescued. officials saying the worst is yet to come. this morning, beaumont is an
island surrounded by that giant moat of brown water. the only way in by boat or by air. all right. we're about to take off. so we joined a navy search snd rescue flight, many hundreds begging for rescues, choppers buzzed the beaumont kai. the baptist hospital completely evacuated. some 200 patients, many of them airlifted. rescuers here lift an entire hospital bed onto an airboat and everywhere the water is still rising. with the help of this website, the crew chief and pilot try to pinpoint rescues. our black hawk bouncing down at the pine forest elementary school. there's a tremendous amount of activity here. helicopters landing. two of them. the school was a shelter. now it too has to be evacuated. hands clamped over their faces, the families couldn't contain the tears or the fear. apparently there are a lot of people in this school are still
in fear of what's going on. all of them stranded, congregating because this is one of the few dry areas around here. basically nowhere for them to go but up. we rush inside. there dorothy mitchell and her family are frantic. we help them gather the essentials. >> you need your medicine? >> yeah, i got to have my medicine. >> so take it. take whatever you need. take the medicine they're saying. it'll be okay. folks leaving behind what little they had but not those dogs. what you can't hear above the rotors is what mitchell is saying, where do we go now? we pack them in. 14 evacuees and four dogs on our way to higher ground. we land near another shelter. hustled out of the chopper. it's dry but it's not home and the families thank their navy heroes and even a reporter with a round of hugs. and shockingly, the water supply here is the main issue. officials here told me this morning they likely won't have running water for at least a week. they're not concerned about what
people will bathe in. they're concerned about what they're going to drink. there are distribution centers being set up just to hand people a few bottles of water. this also means that the lone operating er in the city will have to be shut down and evacuated. dan. >> a huge problem. harrowing scenes there. matt, thank you. now to the victims of harvey in texas still stranded by those overflowing rivers. abc's gio benitez is in orange county, texas, with the latest. gio, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, good morning to you. this is where the highway turns into a river. beyond this small towns are being flooded out like people here have never seen before. it could get worse and that's why mandatory evacuations are in effect right now. this morning, an urgent crisis unfolding now in small southeast texas towns as rivers and bayous reach their breaking points. here houses and cars are already under water and there's a desperate effort to get people out before the area floods any more. we've got three rescue boats here.
we joined volunteer rescuers working with the local sheriff to find people. look at that. all those children. and you can just see many of these homes have water nearly up to the roof. so flooded you can only get here by boat. we are on what was a highway and now looks more like a river. look at that. that right there, that's a car, the trunk is open. this is vidor, texas. the nearby bayou is helping flood this city. even the livestock are stuck here. they've got no place to go. the rescuers coming from all over, getting in the water, going door to do, looking for stranded survivors. jeff housley lives 3 1/2 hours away. i mean, you guys are just everyday people out here volunteering. >> yes, sir. i work at a plant. i mean, i don't do this for a living. i don't have any training or nothing. >> reporter: in orangeville, texas, one of our boats spotting mike at his window. he and his wife brenda had been stuck here for three days. they get on the boats and to safety with some of their
belongings and their pet bird. >> thank you. >> we thought it would never happen to us. we're probably like millions of other people that it's happened to. oh, it'll never happen to me. it did. >> reporter: tough images to see when you consider that about 80% of texans don't have flood insurance. and remember right now we are between two overflowing rivers so the big concern this morning, what happens when one of those rivers reaches those record levels today? well, officials say they have no idea. in fact, that is why they want people out right now. robin. >> okay, gio. >> as the water begins to recede in houston we are getting a better picture of the scope of the disaster there. some 100,000 homes suffering damage. about 170,000 are still without power. schools in houston, though, will now start on september 11th. about two weeks late. abc's tom llamas is there in houston this morning for us. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning.
houston's mayor says the city is mostly dry and open for business but not for everyone. you can see all the water still behind me here in northwest houston where the boats are still out, the search is still on, and there are still 19 people missing in the houston area. in houston, first responders going door to door. watch here as they fight a fire in chest deep waters to rescue a family from a burning home. >> fire hydrant. >> reporter: going underwater to connect the hose. >> we're about a hose short right now. >> reporter: using a boat engine to propel water into the flames. one firefighter in this mission injured. right now we're in the pine point section of houston and all the water is still on the ground here but take a look at this. even though houston has turned a corner, there are so many neighborhoods still flooded out. but the rescue effort is so difficult because the area is so widespread. outside teacher michele hayes' home, her students are helping her not only clean up, but gut the part of her home flooded by harvey.
>> didn't even have to call. they just showed up. unreal. i feel like this isn't even my house. it's something i never thought would happen. >> reporter: this is her video and that's her home when the water started to rise. this photo shows what she saw when she opened her son's room who was sleeping in his toddler bed less than three feet off the floor. >> seeing the water at my son's mattress, and having to tell my children to put on bathing suits and life jackets because we need to leave our home is something i see every time i look in there. >> reporter: as for the tens of thousands in shelters like iashia nelson who we met earlier this week, there's no end in sight. >> we don't know what's next for us. we don't know how long we'll be able to stay in this shelter. i want to leave the shelter but there's nowhere for us to go. >> reporter: we also want to mention there's that chemical plant where they had explosions and fires here in the houston
area. a 1.5-mile perimeter remains in effect. the epa says that testing of some of the smoke in the area so far shows no cause for alarm. dan. >> thank you. that teacher talking about the water reaching her toddler's mattress is truly scary. tom llamas who's been leading our coverage all week, thank you. now to the latest on the white house response to the catastrophe, president trump personally pledging $1 million of his own money for disaster relief. and he will be returning to the storm zone this weekend. vice president pence was there on thursday meeting with flood victims and surveying the damage. our chief white house correspondent jon karl was right there. >> reporter: we joined the vice president on a v-22 osprey as he flew above the area hurricane harvey first came ashore. from above you get a sense of how much damage is out there, damage as far as the eye can see. on the ground in a neighborhood mangled by harvey's winds, we saw pence roll up his sleeves and get to work. meeting face-to-face with victims, even helping clear the brush from a damaged home.
>> is it worse than you thought it would be? >> i think the scope is truly breathtaking. >> reporter: contrast to the president's trip earlier this week, pence made a point to see the devastation himself. >> we are with you. >> reporter: does it do something for them to be able to see firsthand? >> absolutely. you can describe it to people but unless you're here, you don't really know. >> reporter: pence promises that texas will get everything it needs from the federal government. but what about that threat the president made shortly before the storm, that he'd force a government shutdown if congress doesn't fund his border wall. any shutdown now would almost certainly hurt recovery efforts. >> this is obviously not the time to have a government shutdown, is it? i mean, is the president going to withdraw that threat? >> well, look, the administration has its priorities going forward. but i will tell you president trump has made it clear our top priority right now is dealing
with hurricane harvey and its aftermath. >> reporter: president trump will get another update on recovery efforts later today. in an oval office meeting with relief organizations, and the vice-president told me that when the president and first lady come back to texas tomorrow, they will visit with families in the houston area. robin. >> all right, jon, thank you. now to texas governor greg abbott. he joins us from austin, texas. governor, you know that the thoughts and prayer are with you and everyone there in the state of texas. we've been talking with the mayor in houston and he says that that city, the mayor says the city is mostly dry. but there's great concern that now that the floodwater is receding that it's going to reveal the extent of the damage. are you getting a better gauge of that extent of damage? >> we are. and first of all, we do appreciate the thoughts and prayers of people across the country and, in fact, across the world and the support that we've seen galvanized because of this horrific flooding and hurricane
has really transformed the state and our nation. as the waters recede in houston, of course they are still rising over in beaumont. so we are having to first of all deal with the aftermath of the receding waters in houston while also dealing with the emergency of rescuing people in the beaumont, texas area. but this is going to be a massive, massive cleanup process. it's going to be far larger in scope than katrina was because the geographic area covered was far larger and people need to understand this is not going to be a short-term project. this is going to be a multi-year project for texas to be able to dig out of this catastrophe. >> and there are many, governor, that are now in shelters, some 30,000 and counting that are in shelters and having to move around and they want to get back to their homes and when they get back they may be unsalvageable but also knowing that about 80% in the hardest hit areas do not have flood insurance, so what do you say to those families who are trying to get back home,
they know their homes may not be there, and they don't have the flood insurance, what can they expect? how can they be helped? >> sure, they can expect help from fema. fema has been very aggressive in making sure we'll have a close collaboration and swift activation to make sure we will be able to get these people from the evacuation facilities to temporary facilities to permanent facilities. and so this has been the most impressive response to a catastrophe we've seen, people can expect us to continue that very swift effort. >> and we are seeing that some of the schools are saying they're going to be re-opening in a couple of weeks, just a couple of weeks behind schedule and having grown up in the mississippi gulf coast, i remember i was like 8 years old after hurricane camille and it's so important to get the schools back open. people are just craving normalcy and i know that it's a real balancing act and what you're trying to do, governor. >> well, it is. and getting back to school is one of the most important things and once people start returning to school, people will feel that sense of normalcy.
we've received waivers from the u.s. department of education and the state of texas has triggered those waivers to make sure that that process will be more seamless and more easily achieved. but returning to school, returning to work, returning to normalcy, you will begin that see that pick up, but during that process, we will be working swiftly to try to normalize the situation, not just in houston, not just in beaumont, but where the hurricane originally hit back near the corpus christi area. >> yes, it's such an extensive storm as you said. there's so many people coming to your aid and there's somebody with texas ties, you're going to be back with us later in our 8:00 hour and a major contribution because as you said, this is years in the making in the recovery effort and so many people are helping and we'll see you a little bit later this morning, governor, but thank you. >> thank you so much. of course. >> dan. >> you know as a gulf resident that normalcy takes a while. >> it certainly does.
let's talk about the economic impacts of this storm for all of us. oil refineries shut down in the wake of harvey sending gas prices soaring across america. just as millions of us hit the road for labor day weekend and abc's chief economics correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us with more on the ripple effects for drivers. so talk a little about what's driving this. >> so, dan, this storm hit the heart of energy country. 20% of our nation's refineries are now shut down which is why you're starting to see those shortages of gasoline, the lines that we've seen, the very long lines in dallas and that's why the department of energy has taken the extraordinary step of releasing some oil from our nation's strategic petroleum reserve which they only do in emergency situations. >> what will we see drivers out on the road this holiday weekend in terms of prices? >> already this morning americans are paying the highest amount for gas that they've paid all year. the national average this morning, $2.52. it has spiked 18 cents since pre-harvey and we're expecting
to see another 20 to 30-cent jump in the coming weeks. good news for drivers, this should be short lived. by mid-september we should be back to usual. >> still very few people in this country escaping the effects of harvey. rebecca jarvis, thank you. robin, over to you. >> talking about harvey and there's another one that is brewing. let's go over to ginger with that major hurricane brewing in the atlantic. ginger. >> yes, all eyes on the atlantic. category 3 hurricane irma and it is moving, of course, westward but it looks like it's so far away, i don't want anyone to lose their minds quite yet. by early wednesday east of puerto rico. we'll be tracking it. weekend getaways now.
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hey, happy friday. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." with our extreme heat over the weekend comes the possibility of power outages. caliso has issued an alert with triple-digit temperatures and say there will be near peak energy demand. they are asking people to conserve electricity from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. pg&e say contra costa county and the south bay will be especially vulnerable to outages. alexis, there is one traffic issue, huh? >> yep. i want to take you right back to westbound 80, san pablo dam road, a truck clipped the overpass this morning so we have a sig alert in place, the two right lanes blocked and the backup continues towards highway 4. use san pablo avenue for an
some neighborhoods like san francisco didn't cool off last night. your average high is 70. that's where you are right now. and you see the 80s up in the hills? yeah, today through monday, record-setting high temperatures, excessively hot in the areas in red. and then today and tomorrow, orange along the coast into san francisco, a heat advisory. look at those temperatures the next two days. we haven't had temperatures this hot in 10, 15 years, natasha. >> those graphics look like a mistake, mike, honestly. wow. we're going to have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and
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these unauthorized accounts to 3.5 million. new questions and new concerns from customers this morning. but we'll begin this half hour with that deadly accident in the floodwaters of houston. two rescuers electrocuted and two more missing after they went back into the disaster zone. this morning the dangers of going back to your home in the wake of harvey. abc's victor oquendo is in houston with that side of the story. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, robin. you can add this to the list of dangers for the people of houston who have been through so much. now a warning for anyone who plans on making their way through high waters. a new threat in the floodwaters. >> they couldn't help my son. they couldn't resuscitate him. he was in electrified water. >> reporter: andrew pasek returning to this houston neighborhood to look for his sister's cat and stepped into his family's flooded yard unaware the water had been electrified and his mother says he used his last words to warn his friend shawn. >> no, no, i'm dying.
and get away and told shawn to get to higher ground. >> reporter: as displaced residents and rescue workers wade through the flooded streets, they face the dangers of electrified water. two rescuers dead and two more missing after their boat was electrocuted by submerged power lines. these reporters with the dailymail.com were electrified. >> i heard this electric shock and i looked up and we were about 20 feet away from these downed power lines and the current was taking the boat into the downed power lines. >> reporter: the occupants jumped off. the boat crashed into the power lines. >> i heard it hit the wires. a bug zapper is the best way to describe it, amplified probably 10 million times. >> reporter: but they couldn't avoid the electricity. >> i jumped off the boat, you know, scared for my life and thinking we'll go straight for the power lines and, yeah, i just -- the next thing i realized i'm being shocked in the water. something on the wires exploded
and then i started being electrocuted. i still don't know how i'm alive. >> reporter: they managed to grab on to a tree and call for help to no avail. >> we saw a bunch of helicopters and i thought, oh, man, we're going to be saved because i thought somebody may have seen the boats. i had some real hope that we were going to be rescued but sadly, no, and then darkness fell upon us. >> reporter: surviving for nearly 18 hours in torrential rain and winds losing hope. >> i came to terms with the fact that i was going to die and there was nothing i could do about it. >> reporter: it wasn't until the next morning that they were rescued. >> and i looked up and there was the boat and it's like, wow, you know, help. and then they saw me and then they came over and i jumped into the boat. >> reporter: the buffalo bayou is still rising this morning although the city is houston is drying out. now the major flooding concerns are across other parts of texas.
robin, dan. >> the story continues, victor, thanks so much. after the storm you think, ooh, but the dangers are still there even after the storm has passed. >> so many dangers in the water. we know this from covering katrina, toxins, animals and electricity. >> that too. >> victor, thank you. also we're awaiting what could be a major development in a story we've been following very closely on this show. the penn state hazing case involving the horrifying death of this 19-year-old fraternity pledge. a judge could decide in the next few hours if his frat brother also stand trial for involuntary manslaughter and other charges and abc's linzie janis is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. later this morning a judge will decide if 16 former frat members should go to trial or if some or all of the charges against them should be dropped. prosecutors say they need to be punished for their alleged roles in the death of timothy piazza. but defense lawyers say this was an accident and these young men had no criminal intent. >> the nurse brought me forward and told me to kiss him good-bye. it was hard.
and that's what you think of when you close your eyes. >> reporter: this morning evelyn and jim piazza are on pins and needles awaiting the verdict of a pennsylvania judge who says today will be the day he reveals whether or not more than a dozen penn state frat members will stand trial in connection with the death of their 19-year-old son timothy. at the close of a preliminary hearing thursday, the d.a. telling the judge the frat brothers acted like savages on the night piazza fell head first down a flight of stairs following an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual at the beta theta pi house. no one called the police for 12 hours. >> we have a friend who's unconscious. he's -- hasn't moved and he's probably going to need an ambulance. >> reporter: prosecutors playing surveillance footage from inside the frat house in court and say it shows piazza visibly drunk, falling down the stairs then struggling and in pain for hours
and that frat brothers can be seen ignoring him, even hitting him. then trying to get rid of all the alcohol before police arrive. >> the video shows them convening and talking amongst themselves. when they finally get around to doing anything for him 40 minutes later they're concerned about themselves. >> reporter: defense attorneys pushing back blame on the school for authorizing alcohol in the first place. >> we just want to establish the fact that there was an individual there who was an adviser and there was a permit for the consumption of alcohol that was issued by the interfraternity council. that's a part of penn state. >> reporter: piazza's parents pray something positive might come out of today's verdict. >> tim is -- i said this earlier -- not just our son anymore. he represents every son and daughter of every family that has someone that they want sent to college that may want to participate in greek life. >> since the incident penn state has implemented new greek life restrictions including stronger enforcement to prohibit underage drinking.
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we're back now with that unruly airline passenger ordered to pay up big time. experts are predicting one of the busiest travel weekends of the year with over 16.1 million americans taking to the skies and this morning one man is being forced to pay nearly $100,000 for misconduct on a plane. abc's david kerley is outside reagan national and has that story for us. you have our attention, david. good morning. >> reporter: robin, this is a significant fine and probably many in the industry are applauding it because since that united airlines passenger was dragged off a plane, there's been a worry that the atmosphere in jetliners is changing. the number of these scenes is growing. a passenger taken down by a pilot. >> sit down. sit down. enough. you don't put your hands on my
flight attendant. >> reporter: fights even before takeoff. [ baby crying ] >> reporter: yelling, screaming. disobeying flight attendant orders. bringing tension to the aluminum tubes that carry us. >> stop. >> reporter: even diverting flights. but this morning similar behavior could be costly. just ask james august who's just been ordered to pay hawaiian airlines nearly $100,000. he was abusive and threatening to his girlfriend and three kids then to flight attendants on a flight to jfk in november. even using the back of his hand to slap an attendant. the pilot turned back. a judge ordering the new jersey man to pay back the cost of fuel, crew and rebooking. could this be a message to passengers who may have felt emboldened after the outrage of dr. david dao being dragged off a jet for refusing to give up his seat. >> it's a bit of a pendulum swing after the david dao incident with united airlines.
we don't want unruly passengers. it's not a good idea and passengers need to exercise restraint. >> reporter: this passenger's lack of restraint will cost him 10% of his pay a month until he's paid hawaiian airlines back that nearly $100,000. hawaiian airlines is telling us it appreciates the court ruling which is allowing it to recoup some of its costs and the airline is telling us that it will seek restitution any time a passenger causes costly damages to the airline with some behavior on board. robin and dan. >> duly noted there. thank you. >> if i was a fellow passenger on that flight i would be applauding this ruling as well. david kerley, thank you. we'll talk about what we did here on the show yesterday. that big disney day of giving raising millions of dollars for storm victims. it continues this morning. we're going to tell you what the tally is as it stands right now. as it stands right now.
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♪ we sure hope you were with us yesterday because it was amazing and the response to our day of giving, your tremendous outpouring and generosity to help those affected by hurricane harvey raising millions and millions of dollars. >> the all day telethon will be continuing throughout the day this morning and t.j. holmes has a recap of the tally as it stands right now. good morning. >> good morning to you all. i wag wos working the phones yesterday. took a call from a woman whose
husband passed in november and she struggles and said she still wants to give something. a lot of big donations make the news but those stories add up to yesterday being a big and special day. our phones were ringing off the hook. >> are you really working the phone. >> we are. >> reporter: calls from people like you who wanted to help those recovering from hurricane harvey. >> losing your livelihood. losing your house and maybe even losing people in your family or your pets just touched my heart. >> what a gave can feed a child or give somebody clothes or something. just something small like that. >> but every penny helps. >> reporter: we kicked off disney's day of giving. ♪ i will stand by you ♪ i will help you through >> reporter: on "gma" with the help of some superstars. >> good morning, america. >> thank you to everyone. >> lending support to the people who are affected by hurricane harvey. >> on this day of giving -- >> all: answer the call, america.
answer now. >> reporter: america answered the call to help. >> i'm sorry. i'm talking to "good morning america" and you're own the phone with me, christine. >> reporter: stars like alex rodriguez was taking calls? >> the support has been incredible. we've been receiving calls all morning from california to new york to florida. >> kevin jonas, ashanti, tony danza -- >> bless your heart. >> reporter: and many more manned the phones as donations poured in. one young caller donated his whole piggy bank. >> from the horrible storm. >> this morning the red cross will begin to put all your contributions towards feeding, clothing and giving shelter to harvey victims and now we find out just how much we all helped raise. and here we go. let's put the numbers up yesterday. the phone and text, a little over $3 million. online, $3.5 million coming in and disney, of course, we told you about that big contribution of a million dollars, our parent
company so what was the overall tally? look at what happened yesterday. almost $13 million. >> wow. >> were raised and that money continues to come in and, guys, we've been in this business for a long time and you have good days and bad days and you feel like you're doing a good job. we don't get enough to feel like you're making a difference. yesterday just really felt good to be able to do that and use this platform. $13 million and keeps coming. >> the smaller donations. >> add up. >> really grabbed at you. >> everyone needed a smile and every phone call that i took, a disabled veteran giving gave me such warmth and i think it did for so many others. >> there are a lot of callers that they went through sandy, they went through katrina, they know what they're going through in the houston area and louisiana and everyone that's been impacted by the storm. you guys heading out to the park? because jason derulo is going to be there. >> yes, we are. >> he is getting ready for our epic party in the park and put a button on our day of giving. ♪ coming up "gma's" summer concert series presented by king's hawaiian.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight, harvey moving through the south, twisters damaging tennessee and alabama. alabama. heavy rain triggering dangerous new floods. rivers still rising. interstates underwater and that crisis growing in a number of small towns and cities in texas. america pitches in. how people across the country are banding together to help those affected by hurricane harvey. the everyday heroes inspiring stories and a major announcement right here this morning. also this morning, the big business of kids sports. now a booming billion dollar industry. the average american family spending thousands of dollars a year as endless practices and tournaments take over households. is the love of the game worth the price tag and risk of
injury? ♪ get ready, it's our final concert of the summer and he'll have you dancing into the weekend. jason derulo taking over central park as he says -- >> good morning, america. >> look at that great crowd out there. happy friday, everyone. great to have you with us and everyone is excited to see jason derulo on "gma" live there in central park. he's going to kick off our final concert of the summer already, dan. >> something sad about that. >> yeah. >> but here's what's cool. he's going to actually help us extend disney's day of giving. he's using his platform to raise some money for the folks in texas. >> that is very cool. you know what is also cool having you here, dan. >> thank you very much. nice to be alongside you on a friday morning. >> usually it's the weekend and i'm seeing you between my feet like that in bed -- >> that's easier than actually doing the work.
>> it is. we'll head to texas. raising rivers are the big concern this morning, stranding more people, forcing more evacuations. gio benitez is in orange county, texas, with more on that side of the story. good morning there, gio. >> reporter: hey there, robin. you know officials are worried about those rising rivers because they could cause a bigger disaster in here in southeast texas especially in these small towns. i want you to take a look at this right now. we went out with volunteers working with the local sheriff to rescue people and saw yet another city under water, vidor, texas, homes almost completely submerged, the highway becoming more like a river and there's a mandatory evacuation for most of orange county, texas, this morning because of fears of more flooding from those rivers and into the far from here beaumont still underwater. facing a major water crisis this morning. the water supply was knocked out by floods. people still don't have any water there. evacuees have now been bused over to san antonio. and over at the hospital in beaumont, 200 patients had to be airlifted out because of that
lack of water. the hospital now operating under what they call extreme emergency conditions. officials just don't know when they'll be able to fix the water supply issue or when the water will recede. robin, so much of this is just the unknown. what will happen when those rivers rise? will we see more flooding? it could get worse before it gets better. robin. >> that is the unknown. gio, thank you. the issue with running out of water is really treacherous. gio, thank you. the death toll is unfortunately rising. at least 39. our senior meteorologist rob marciano who has been since harvey raged ashore as a ferocious category 4 continues our coverage from just west of houston in richmond. rob, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, dan. it hasn't rained here in three days, thankfully, but the river still rising and not expected to crest until sunday now. back behind me that beautiful old building you see, historic building, that's the police
department surrounded now on three sides by water so they only have one way to get in and out to protect us and keep people out, the river, we took areals, recently showed you just how swollen it is now beginning to encompass the town, fort bend county, other towns evacuated. tens of thousands in beaumont now that are under evacuation orders including my veteran abc field producer gina sunseri who knows water is lapping at her door likely to get inside. a painfully slow process. while the story in east texas is a more immediate one, the disaster here is one in slow motion but it is a disaster nonetheless. dan. >> we're thinking about gina and her home along with so many thousands of people. rob, thank you. see you back here on "gma" tomorrow morning. dan, as you know it's not just texas. what's left of harvey triggered more flooding overnight and reported tornadoes and ginger is tracking all of that for us. ginger. >> robin, the flash flooding lapping still in southern kentucky right now. we're tracking this but the overnight pictures out of nashville, amazing, at least 50
evacuations, water rescues. i-40 shut down for a time. people were pushing their cars through the high water there on an actual interstate. harvey not done with us yet and then the tornadoes, that's pickens county, alabama northwest of tuscaloosa. all the damage, four people injured and there were tornadoes reported in three different states in the south. so, yes, the threat is still on for flash flooding all the way through central ohio, northern kentucky. you can see louisville is even in that flash flood watch. but the rain eventually moves east and will be a lot lighter by the time it gets here but will start to rain on your holiday weekend in the northeast. the heaviest will center itself on southern ohio, northern kentucky up to 6 inches. robin. >> all right, ginger, thank you very much. you know, we have all been moved by the volunteers, the countless volunteers pitching in across the country in the wake of hurricane harvey and we have a big announcement this morning. >> also coming up on the show, the booming billion dollar business of kids sports is the love of the game worth the hefty price tag.
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back now with of support for all those affected by hurricane harvey. people eager to do whatever they can to help as we saw so vividly on our day of giving, raising nearly $13 million. and counting. abc's eva pilgrim is in houston with more on how the disaster has brought victims and volunteers together. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin.
you can't help but be moved watching texans coming together helping their neighbor, pulling people out of the floodwater, donating the shelters like this one, but the support isn't limited to just here. people all across the country are now joining in. gripping images transfixing the nation. it's in these times of need that america shows its true spirit. just about everyone coming together to help the victims of hurricane harvey. big companies from amazon matching up to $1 million in donations to the red cross to walmart pledging 20 million to relief efforts. to lesser known organizations like the national diaper bank network providing an essential product to so many families in the disaster zone. diapers. >> the donations have been really unbelievable. the generosity of people is pretty amazing. there's been a huge financial response. >> reporter: one of those
financial responses from their corporate partner huggies donating 1 million diapers and half a million wipes for families affected by the storm. and compassion also bubbling up on a smaller scale. >> i don't need anything. just want to make a donation. >> thank you, sir. >> reporter: children starting up lemonade stands to raise money for houston. >> here's $3. >> he was a little concerned the past few days and, you know, we were just trying to think of things we could do to help. >> reporter: then there's the university of houston's basketball coach, kelvin sampson who put out a plea on twitter for shirts and shoes to fellow coaches across the country. that post blowing up with thousands of retweets overnight. photos of donations coming in from near and far. >> coaches all over the country have a surplus of shirts and shoes so when he said send me your t-shirts and shoes, he's a coach and knew what we would have, we said, yeah, absolutely,
that's something we can do. >> reporter: from coast to coast, everyone pitching in. every little bit counts. and this help is greatly needed as the recovery is now just beginning. most of the people we talked to say it's not even a question, they are going to rebuild. now with a national unifying call for houston strong, robin. >> we'll continue that, eva. thank you. joining us now i am delighted, michael and susan dell. they're launching a major effort this morning to help all those affected by the storm. michael as you know is a ceo of dell technologies and he and his wife susan also the founders of the michael and susan dell foundation and the governor is going to join us back again, greg abbott in austin. going to get to you, governor, in just a moment. you both hail from the great state of texas. >> we do. >> i know, michael, that houston is your hometown and to see the streets where you grew up to be underwater, what has that been like for you to witness this? >> it's heartbreaking for all texans and as you said susan and i were both born and raised
there. i grew up in, you know, neighborhood called meyerland in houston and to see meyerland underwater on television and literally i saw a street that i rode my bike on every day riding to school. and, you know, this is going to be a major effort to rebuild texas. >> and we know that there are so many people that are reaching out and doing whatever they can and you and susan are doing that today. tell us about this texas fund and how people can help out too. >> well, i mean it's, you know, first of all as michael said we're both from texas and, you know, growing up our families visited corpus christi and rockport, you know, and went there on vacation and for us, you know, like everyone, our hearts are breaking. we just want to do everything that we can to help all those people that are suffering from these storms and, you know, what
we want to do is basically work in parallel with governor abbott and everything that the state of texas is doing to try to help and we want to basically bring the power of private contributions to the recovery efforts that are happening and today our foundation, the michael and susan dell foundation, is launching the rebuild texas fund and we are going to basically commit $36 million to really launch an effort to raise over $100 million to rebuild texas and rebuild the communities that have been affected by hurricane harvey. and we are going to donate half of that $18 million effective immediately so that we can launch this fund and we want to work with, you know, everyone
out there in texas to try to raise as much money as possible over the next four days, so it's going to take everyone to help get through this and what we want to do is hopefully over this holiday weekend, what we want to do is inspire everybody to give as much as they can so with that in mind, michael and i want to encourage everybody to give as much they can so for every $2 that everyone gives over this holiday weekend, we're going to match it with an additional dollar of our own. >> with an -- whatever the $2 that you will match it yourself? with another dollar. >> with another. >> dollar for dollar. >> $18 million goes in today and then for every $2 that everyone gives, we will match it with an additional dollar of our own. >> the goal is 100 million. i feel you'll exceed that. governor abbott, when you're hearing this and we were talking earlier about how it will take
such a long time to rebuild that great state, but when you have michael and susan saying this and the joint effort with what you're doing there, governor. >> well, these are such great texans and a storm that's been as large as texas requires a response as big as texas. and i think michael and susan dell and their foundation, you know, they've been innovation and technology leaders in the world and they've also now been leaders in the foundation area and we need their support as well as the support of people across the world. i've had so many people call me and reach out to my office say, what can we do to help texas? and it's exactly this type of program that the dells and the dell foundation is working on that combines with a foundation run by the governor of the state of texas called the one star foundation. and through that foundation we will have this rebuild texas program and it is rebuildtx.org
and it is launching as we speak, and we will put the resources that will begin and complete the process of restoring texas to make it even better than before the storm happened. >> kind of teamwork we can all appreciate and you guys do things big there in texas, you're proving that once again. governor, thank you so much. michael, susan, bless your hearts. and i love the challenge you have also had for this weekend. continue blessings to you both and you are a blessing. let's go over to ginger. >> thank you. >> thank you. we have to start with flash flooding happening birmingham, alabama overnight. you can see that water rushing down the street. in nashville, they're showcasing the flash in flash flooding. four hours after that car was underwater, already draining out. but it is moving north and it's going to be north and east bringing rain even through the weekend, the holiday weekend in the northeast but again up to 6 inches in parts of kentucky is what you can expec
three simple words -- are you ready? look at this. that is not our morning marine layer. that is smoke. and it's going to be a nasty day of poor air quality, heat, and hire fire danger that will last through the weekend. not as hot next week. hi, everybody. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. look at where i put all the asterisks, record highs from 84 in half moon bay to 115 in livermore, and tonight we're in the 60s and 70s once again. >> >> robin will be here in a moment. but first -- >> i was talking with the dells. >> she's still talking with the dells. give all that money, you have to spend time with them. >> not giving the money to you so you don't have to -- >> no, if i did, i would give it. >> you wouldn't be back here at all actually. >> no. >> i'm just kidding. this is really cool what they've done. >> thank you again, michael and susan very much. >> bye, michael and susan, thank you.
adrienne bankert is here and she wants to talk about "pop news." >> okay. >> you know what, it is about giving and we want to talk about some of the celebrities doing just what you were talking about. giving back in a big way. of course, continued support for the people of texas, j.j. watt raising $13.5 million now. leonardo dicaprio announcing a donation of $1 million to the united way harvey recovery fund. tyler perry has pledged $1 million. a quarter of that is going to go to joel osteen's church. and he's standing by them in light of the controversy saying they're amazing people who would never keep people out of shelters. solange, beyonce's sister is asking for fund-raising to go to her foundation. she wants to help the folks of houston. fallout boy has announced that all proceeds from their november 7th stop in houston will go towards relief efforts. a lot stepping up. miley cyrus is writing a half a million check. >> that's so great but i also love the lemonade stands when you see these kids that -- >> 5-year-olds calling in yesterday for our day of giving at abc. all levels. everyone giving back.
well, next new music from rock 'n' roll icons as we talk about music u2 releasing a performance video for the blackout, the first song off their upcoming album "songs of experience." listen in. ♪ they have a case maybe it was something i said ♪ ♪ oh easy on me easy on me >> okay, they are legendary and timeless. i mean, what is more timeless than bono. 30th anniversary of "joshua tree." >> they're going heavy on this. >> do you like it? you feeling it, dan? >> at my wedding the band played "i still haven't found what i'm looking for" seemed like the wrong sentiment. i haven't gotten over it. >> call me, bianca. >> well, it's lasted. it's lasted the test of time. >> yes. almost as long as u2. the new record comes out
later this year so congrats to them. finally let's just all smile. i know you like animals, dan, of course, especially shelter pets. let's kick back. take a look at this sheepadoodle maybe feeling like a glass of wine is something to have this weekend to relax. look at this gigantic dog on top of his owner. very, very cute video and i found out you can get miniature versions of these sheepadoodle. they're very hypo allergenic. i think the dog is cute. >> i think keeping the wine away from the dog is a good idea. >> yes, yes. >> but certainly aggressive, aggressively seeking the vino. >> judging from his behavior he may have had wine before they started. >> maybe it was a ruff week, dan. >> ba-dum-dum. he is a cat man, dan. >> i like cats and dogs. >> you always are talking about the cats. >> i do like cats better. i'm not going to lie. >> don't all of a sudden try to be -- >> trying to be bipartisan here. >> adrienne, thanks. >> absolutely. >> now to a "gma" parenting alert on the big business of youth sports. with endless practices and
tournaments taking over households the average american family spends thousands of dollars a year on kid athletes rg accordi, according to a survey in "time" magazine. is the love of the game worth the hefty price tag? espn's jessica mendoza in california for us with more. good morning, jess. >> good morning, robin. you think about you and i, right. we played multiple sports growing up and kids are now being asked to specialize in one sport at a super young age in the hopes for that athletic scholarship or being able to play professionally. the competition is cut throat. the world of kids sports is now a booming billion dollar business where young kids are looking more like the pros. 14-year-old ryan brown turns heads and hits big when he's at bat. he's been playing baseball since he was 4 years old. >> i play four hours, five days a week. if it weren't for baseball, i don't know what i would be
doing. >> reporter: 9-year-old melanie has been playing soccer since she was 5. she's on three different teams and practices every day for three hours. her dream is to play for the women's national team. ryan plays at school and on a weekend travel team costing his parents thousands of dollars. >> oftentimes many years over $10,000 a year. your tournament fees, your uniforms, it's everywhere you turn it's more money. >> reporter: but this kind of financial commitment isn't uncommon for young elite athletes. for 9-year-old riley owens who dreams of the nba, basketball game travel is so expensive his parents set up a go fund me account. the youth sports business is now a $15 billion market including travel to games, tournaments, private coaching, camps, even apps. but for some families by the time college comes there's not much money left. >> it would be really nice if he would get a college scholarship to play baseball.
>> reporter: but only 1% of high school graduates receive an athletic scholarship and recent studies show athletes who specialize in one sport are prone to injuries. remember ryan? this summer an injury has hindered his ability to throw the ball but he can still hit. >> he's torn the major stabilizing ligament in the elbow. >> reporter: for elite athletes the pressure to perform can be overwhelming but for ryan, despite his injury, he's undeterred and unstoppable. >> attaboy! >> i love baseball so much and i really wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. >> it's not so much that kids are playing sports at a young age, it's that they're asked to be specialized in one sport. we're talking 5, 6, 7 years old and picking one sport when they should be climbing trees, playing tag, having fun, not thinking about the pros. >> there are so many benefits. there are so many benefits especially involved in team sports and i know not everybody is going to be a two-time olympian like you and kudos for
you for that, jessica, but are we kind of losing sight of the purpose of team sports when it comes to kids? >> robin, if i had to pick one sport when i was their age i would have picked the wrong sport. i would have picked basketball. for me i was the tallest kid when i was young and it's not even just the injuries and financial strain, it's that emotional, psychological, if you're going all in at a young age, the burnout comes so quick and for me i played all sports. i know you did too and my biggest thing is play as many sports and be that athletic kid instead of focusing in on one. >> that's true. bowling champ when i was 12 years old, bowling champ at 12 years old. it was fun. jessica, thanks so much. jason derulo debuts his brand-new single live in central park.
hi. good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." our heat wave is causing concerns among parents and students who attend schools with no air conditioning. elementary and middle schools in orinda will close early today. most bay area schools have moved recess and pe indoors to keep safe. novato, santa rosa and some other districts will also dismiss students early. you'll want the ac in the car today. hi, alexis. >> hey, yeah, you'll unfortunately be idle for some time on westbound 80. coming through the san pablo area, just past san pablo dam road, still a sig alert with a truck that clipped the overpass. still have the two right lanes blocked. sounds like it's going to be until at least 10:00 this morning until we get that cleared. so quickly want to show you what
>> all right, mike, the news continues now with "good morning america." thanks for joining ♪hanks for joining and a very happy friday to everybody. we are live in central park on this gorgeous morning. is it not? it is so pretty. look at that crowd. one of the best we've had all summer. this is the way to end it and start fall. we couldn't have a better act to close out this summer. jason derulo is here. he is helping us extend our day of giving so we want you to keep on donating but now, hey, you guys, i have a question for you. you feeling lucky? yeah? well, you should because jason is debuting his brand-new single "if i'm lucky" right now. take it away, jason. [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ 'cause things didn't work out in this life but someday ♪ ♪ because what we had was more than just a fresh start ♪ okay. ♪ makes me reminisce all the way ♪ ♪ you're my happy place you're my happy place ♪ ♪ if i'm lucky i'll meet ya on the flip side of the graveyard ♪ in this life but someday ♪ ♪ if i'm lucky i'll meet ya head in the high water ♪ ♪ 'cause things didn't work out in this life but maybe ♪
>> come on. ♪ if i'm lucky hey hey if i'm lucky hey hey ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ i'll get your love in 'cause things didn't work out in this life but someday ♪ ♪ i'm selfish for you i'm selfish for you and only you baby ♪ ♪ if i'm lucky i'll meet ya flip side of the graveyard ♪ ♪ 'cause things didn't work out in this life but someday ♪ ♪ if i'm lucky i'll meet ya head in the high water ♪ ♪ 'cause things didn't work out in this life but maybe ♪ ♪ if i'm lucky eh if i'm lucky eh ♪ ♪ get your loving 'cause things
♪ welcome back to our party in the park back now with a day both kids and adults have been waiting for forever. it's force friday. fans packed stores around the world and now to give us the inside scoop on the "star wars" craze, toy expert jordan hembrough. we are so glad you're here and so glad you have a little droid for all the kids in front of us. >> they are going crazy for
these little bits. have you seen them yet? >> no. >> let me tell you about these. these are little bits and they are exclusively at all the great stores. what they are are fantastic. they are droid kits that you can actually build. they are six bits. the mechanical bits inside, 23 different droid parts where you can create your own favorite droid from "star wars" and they actually have three or four different sticker sheets in them and they have a white sheet which is entirely customized which is really important because right now disney and lucas films for the first time ever has allowed children to customize their own droid in the "star wars" universe. >> it's not just robot but educational. >> what this is, this is a steam product and s.t.e.a.m. actually stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. >> there we are. >> it's educational. it's fun and totally gender fluid. boy, girls, everyone can enjoy it.
>> but it's more than the little bits droids. you have other ones. >> i have this one. $99 at walmart. it is incredible buy. it will be hot for the holidays but walmart has the full range of "star wars" toys, as well. everything from funco to hasbro to all the different characters that you love. these are the funco exclusives of princess leia and new resistance droid from "star wars" along with hasbro's black series of action figures which is so popular. >> i think "star wars" fans are well aware of force friday. but how do others get in. >> go to walmart.com and check out all the events at your local walmart including droid builder seminars. they teach you how to build your own droid set. lightsaber training academy, okay, and they also have free giveaways, everyone loves the free giveaways. >> yes, they do. >> check it out, walmart and walmart.com. >> thank you, jordan. i'm going to head over here and say good morning. are you guys ready for more jason derulo?
yes? look at this crowd. having such a beautiful morning. it's just a little on the chilly side. that is the good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. i know you're looking at these numbers, you're going, he's lost his mind, but i haven't. mid-80s at the coast, 100s around the bay and inland. yes, still 80s and 90s atct >> okay.ll 80s and 90s atct who is ready for more music? should we do this? yes. you all know his next hit with more than 700 million hits on youtube. put your hands together for jason derulo. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ drank >> let's go. "gma," sing this song if you know. ♪ love in a thousand different flavors i wish that i could taste them all tonight ♪ ♪ no i ain't got no dinner plans
so you should bring all your friends ♪ ♪ i swear that all y'all my type ♪ ♪ all you girls in here if you're feeling thirsty come on take a sip cause you know what i'm serving ooh ♪ ♪ shimmy shimmy yay shimmy yeah shimmy ya drank ♪ ♪ swalla la la drank ♪ la la la ♪ swalla la la swalla la la swalla la la ♪ ♪ shimmy shimmy yay shimmy yay shimmy ya drank swalla la la drank swalla la la swalla la la swalla la la ♪ ♪ hey, hey put your hands up put your hands up ♪ ♪ freaky freaky girl ♪ bad gal no swalla nothing word to the dalai lama ♪ ♪ he know i'm a fashion [ muted ] word to galliano ♪ ♪ he copping that valentino ain't no telling me no ♪ ♪ i'm that girl and he know he know how y'all wifing these thoughts ♪ ♪ you don't get wins for that
♪ i'm having another good year we don't get blimps for that ♪ game still cold we don't get minks for that ♪ ♪ when i'm popping them banana we don't link chimps for that ♪ ♪ i gave these two years now your time's up ♪ ♪ bless her heart she throwing shots but every line sucks ♪ ♪ i'm in that cherry red foreign with the brown guts my stuff's slapping like dude did lebron's ♪ ♪ all you girls in here if you're feeling thirsty ♪ ♪ come on take a sip 'cause you know what i'm serving ♪ ♪ shimmy shimmy yay shimmy yay shimmy ya my love drank ♪ ♪ swalla la la i said drink ♪ swalla la la swalla la la swalla la la ♪ ♪ shimmy shimmy yay shimmy yay shimmy ya drank ♪ ♪ swalla la la drank swalla la la swalla ♪ ♪ hey hey everybody >> put your hands up. put your hands up. ♪ get freaky girl [ cheers and applause ]
♪ i tried to be a gentleman but it's all going to my head got me thinking all i got ♪ ♪ if you feeling frisky come on ♪ ♪ 'cause you know what i'm serving ♪ ♪ shimmy shimmy yay shimmy yeah shimmy ya drank ♪ ♪ swalla la la drank ♪ swalla la la swalla la la swalla la la ♪ ♪ shimmy shimmy yay drank baby drink baby ♪ ♪ whoa yeah
and now they've got those new easy open gogurt tubes too? i wonder if that 3rd grader knows how good he's got it. i'm still wondering if he knows how to walk. new ez open gogurt. kids never had it so easy. ♪ ♪ oh, we are so happy to be right here back with jason derulo, the multiplatinum powerhouse. jason, you started this morning off with a bang. thank you. >> appreciate that. thank you. i mean look at these amazing fans. it's hard not to.
>> they love you. it's such a big morning for us. we have this day of giving and now we've raised $12.9 million. >> yeah. >> for the victims of harvey. >> oh, my goodness. incredible, incredible. >> i know we're extending it so people, you can still donate right now. you have a message. >> yeah, for sure. i mean i just want to say that, you know, we all stand with you. i mean, all who are affected by harvey, you know, america stands with you and i almost want to say the world stands with you, i mean, this has been such a huge deal for all of us and super proud how the u.s. has stepped up. there's been a lot going around and a lot of negativity but i feel like this time we're all standing together and it's beautiful to see. beautiful. [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah, well said, jason. i think a lot of people appreciate that especially people in texas. let's talk music though just for a second. you debuted a new single. when is the record coming? >> so "if i'm lucky" was released today. really excited about that. available everywhere.
and the album is coming out pretty soon. i'm actually going on tour in march so i have to release the album before then. i can't say when the exact date is yet. but it will definitely be before then. >> that beat that we just heard, that's going back to your roots from the single, that hit single more than 700 million youtube hits. >> "swalla." i want to thank you for the love on that song honestly, five times platinum because of the amazing fans. you know, it's just been a heck of a ride. just putting out music that, you know, it's close to my heart, music i enjoy, this song "if i'm lucky" is one of my favorite songs i've ever written. i'm excited about the future, about being on "gma" this morning. i'm amped. the audience is like my coffee, my caffeine. >> as are we. as are we. you know what, we won't keep music any longer from the folks. we don't want summer to end but if we have to do it jason derulo is the guy to do it with. all right, are you all ready?
his triple platinum smash hit, you ready for this "want to want me." >> let's go! we need hands up, people! hands up. everybody, hands in the air. hands up. ♪ it's too hard to sleep i got the sheets on the floor nothing on me ♪ ♪ and i can't take it no more it's a hundred degrees ♪ ♪ it's a hundred degrees ♪ i got one foot out the door where are my keys ♪ ♪ 'cause i gotta leave yeah in the back of the cab ♪ ♪ i tipped the driver head of time get me there fast ♪ ♪ i got your body on my mind i want it bad ♪ ♪ oh just the thought of you gets me so high, so high ♪ ♪ girl you're the one i want to
want me and if you want me girl you got me ♪ ♪ there's nothing i, no, i wouldn't do i wouldn't do just to get up next to you ♪ ♪ girl you're the one i want to want me and if you want me girl you got me ♪ ♪ there's nothing i, no, i wouldn't do i wouldn't do ♪ ♪ just to get up next to you don't stop, "gma" oh baby ♪ ♪ you open the door wearing nothing but a smile down to the floor ♪ ♪ and you whisper in my ear baby i'm yours ooh just the thought of you gets me so high so high ♪ ♪ girl you're the one i want to want me and if you want me girl you got me ♪
♪ there's nothing i, no, i wouldn't do i wouldn't do just to get up next to you ♪ ♪ girl you're the one i want to want me ♪ ♪ and if you want me girl you got me ♪ ♪ there's nothing i, no, i wouldn't do i wouldn't do ♪ ♪ just to get up next to you ooh just to get up next to you ♪ ♪ hey baby just the thought of you gets me so high so high ♪ ♪ ooh just the thought of you gets me so high so high ♪ >> break that down. break that down. jason derulo, break that down and say hands up now. hands up now, everybody in the crowd put their hands up. everything is cool.
everything is cool. jason derulo, good morning, america. ♪ girl you're the one i want to want me and if you want me girl you got me ♪ ♪ you got me baby ♪ there's nothing i, no, i wouldn't do, i wouldn't do just to get up next to you ♪ ♪ ooh i would do anything, anything and everything. "get out" up, get up ♪ >> new york city. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ just to get up and next to you ♪ ♪ oh baby [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
♪ and before we go, everybody, just a quick question, how did he do? [ cheers and applause ] great job, man. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> we want to not only thank jason derulo for killing it this morning, but remind you that you can watch college football starts, florida state taking on alabama right here on abc tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. going to be a good one. thanks to all of you so much. have a great weekend. much. have a great weekend.
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good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco because, uh-oh, it's going to be hot. >> yes, read them and wilt, jessica. hi, everybody. dangerous heat, all those asteris asterisks, those are record-high temperatures. that's an all-time record-tying temperature in livermore, 115. tomorrow almost as warm and then a little bit of a break starts to develop sunday, and you can see eventually we start to pull temperatures back. but away from the coast, even by tuesday, wednesday and thursday, we're still warmer than average. be careful this weekend. >> all right, and taking a look at the roads, still have our sig alert westbound 80, if you're going to be traveling near san pablo dam road. the two right lanes are blocked. a little bit of good news, that truck has been cleared from the scene, the one that hit the overpass. now they're just working on cleaning up the debris. but about an hour right now highway 4 to the maze. and a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, still no
metering lights. jessica? >> okay, alexis, thank you. >> ryan: kelly, are you seeing this? >> kelly: oh, yes, i'm seeing this. >> ryan: that is a lot of water. >> kelly: so much water. it just keeps falling. >> ryan: it's amazing! [suspenseful music] ♪ >> kelly: ryan, can you feel the cool spray of water on your cheek? [cheers and applause] >> ryan: yes, i can, kelly. yes, i can. [upbeat music] >> announcer: it's "live with kelly & ryan" from niagara falls, ontario, canada. today, the prime minister of canada, the right honourable justin trudeau, and from the series "orphan black," tatiana maslany.