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good morning, america. bomb cyclone. the rapidly intensifying storm targeting northern california today. more than 13 million in its path with evacuations already under way. drenching rains, heavy snow, dangerous winds, potential flash flooding. even mud slides in the forecast. rob is tracking it all. emotional vigil. a tearful salute to the cinematographer killed by a prop gun on the set of an alec baldwin movie. >> every day everybody on the camera team was proud to be there for her. >> the new details into what went wrong. the two accidental gun discharges that happened prior to theowbouthe armorer responsible for weapons on set.
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will there be charges filed? we deliver for you. the post office promising to live up to its motto this holiday season boosting its staff, new facilities and sorting machines. could the post office get your holiday gifts there on time? kids and covid vaccines. as adults line up to get boosters this weekend, a pivotal fda meeting is just days away to decide if children 5 to 11 should get the pfizer vaccine. what parents need to know. eyesn thste's gubernatorial race. the republicans pushing for a political power shift as the democrats send their heavy hitters on the campaign trail. >> don't sit this one out. >> what the virginia showdown could mean for the entire country. world series surprise. >> the atlanta braves are going to the world series! >>he atlanta braves taking down the migy l.a.od i
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a nail-biting series. now atlanta faces houston in the world series. and good morning, america. it's so great to have you with us. once again, eva is on maternity leave and enjoying time with her baby girl, ella. so excited to have stephanie ramos and victor oquendo back at the desk this morning. the alarm clock stings a little bit on sunday, doesn't it? >> just a little bit. you know what, it's hard to call this work when i'm here with you guys. >> that's sweet. >> she's saying that because the camera is rolling. >> i hit the snooze button three times and had two cups of coffee. >> we're all here, and it's great to have you. it's another busy sunday here as well. new details on the deadly shooting on the set of the alec baldwin movie "rust." the director joel souza who was injured in that shooting that killed cinematographer halyna hutchins released a statement saying he is gutted by the loss. >> so many questions still unanswered this morning including why baldwin was handed
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a live gun, and exactly what it was loaded with. >> we'll have more on that in a moment. we begin with the bomb cyclone bearing down in the northwest today. rob marciano starting us off. he has the latest on the storms for us from austin, texas. good morning, rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning, victor. we have had several storms come into the northwest and the west coast, but this is the one we're most concerned about, and the rains that have arrived in northern california and the northwest which already got three inches of rainfall yesterday with the first storm. an atmospheric river is setting up which is a deep moisture plume and we're looking at 7 to 10 inches of rainfall coming with this later on today. intensity, especially in those mountains. dangerous flash flooding there, and we have seen evacuations in those areas that have seen wildfires and burn scars. up to 10 inches potentially. blizzard conditions as well. 75-mile-per-hour winds above 8,000 feet, and 2 to 4 feet of snow and the rainfall will get all the way down to southern california, and some of the energy of this will get to the midwest and bring a threat for severe weather through the week. we'll talk about that in a few
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minutes. >> thanks so much, rob. now to the latest into the investigation into the fatal shooting on the set of the baldwin film, "rust." abc's kaylee hartung is live in santa fe, new mexico with the new details we're learning this morning. kaylee, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, stephanie. there are so many questions that investigators are trying to answer. the who, what, why and how. ask anyone in the film industry and they will tell you this tragedy never should have happened. but the focus here last night was on grieving the loss of halyna hutchins' life. overnight the film community in new mexico honoring the life and work of halyna hutchins. >> every day, everybody on the camera team was proud to be there for her because we were proud of what we were creating. >> reporter: the 42-year-old cinematographer killed on the set of the western film "rust," remembered by her fellow crew member lane looper as a wonderful mother and wife and someone he felt lucky to work with.
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>> she's one of the most talented and kind, collaborative artists who did things that i could never, ever think of. >> reporter: but that grief couple ack. >> her death shouldn't have happened. >> reporter: this sentiment echoed again and again as the film industry and investigators try to understand how a live weapon ended up in alec baldwin's hands on this movie set in santa fe and took halyna hutchins' life. >> i think this was just a combination of really terrible errors when it came to low budget, bringing in inexperienced crew members, moving fast. just the expectation that nothing was going to go wrong when clearly everything ended up going wrong. >> reporter: an affidavit from investigators identifying hannah gutierrez reed as the crew's armorer in charge of all prop weapons on set. on a podcast just six weeks ago, the 24-year-old describing how nervous she was to take her
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first job as lead armorer on another film earlier this year. >> i think loading blanks was, like, the scariest thing to me because i was, like, oh, i don't know anything about it. >> being an armorer is a position that, in my opinion, requires experience. that's not an actor's job to be worried about the guns. >> reporter: one "rust" crew member telling abc news the issue of gun safety had been brought up by the camera crew and brushed off repeatedly by producers. in the past week there had been two accidental discharges on the set according to a crew member who said a list of safety and other concerns prompted almost the entire camera department to walk off the set just hours before the shooting, but halyna hutchins stayed. >> i would have been lucky to ever have done another movie with another person like that, or with her, and -- and i don't get to. that sucks.
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>> reporter: we reached out to hannah gutierrez reed for comment and have not heard back. we are hearing for the first time from the film's director joel souza who was injured in the shooting. he's saying in a statement, halyna was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch and always pushed me to be better. he went on to say, i am humbled and grateful by the outpouring o affection we've received. it will surely aid in my recovery. victor? >> kaylee, as you mentioned, there are still so many questions here. let's bring in legal analyst areva martin. she joins us now to break down the potential legal ramifications of the shooting. areva, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> obviously the investigation here is far from over, but could someone end up facing criminal charges? >> absolutely, victor. many factors will be considered by investigators and the first question is who loaded that live ammunition into that gun? who handled the gun after the live ammunition was put into the gun? who knew about the live ammunition?
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then there are all these questions about safety protocols and the failure to follow the safety protocols, so much so we're hearing crew members walked off the set. there were complaints made about the safety protocols not being followed that were ignored. so all of those questions will go to determine whether this rises to the level of criminal, you know, homicide which is very possible in a case like this. if there's more than simple negligence, someone, it could be possible -- it's possible that there could be multiple people that could face criminal charges. >> areva, could one of those people facing criminal charges be alec baldwin himself? >> again, victor, that question is about what alec baldwin knew. we knew -- we know that he wasn't just an actor on the set. he was also a producer, and so as a producer, it's quite possible he had more responsibility than your typical actor. we heard this expert say no actor should have to worry about whether there was live ammunition in a gun and i agree with that. but, when that actor wears the hat of also the producer, that
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calculation could change. again, lots of questions to answer about what his responsibility was as a producer and actor on this set. >> and areva, even if no criminal charges are filed, civil litigation here is pretty much a certainty, right? >> yeah. i can pretty much guarantee that there's going to be civil lawsuits and alec baldwin will definitely, in my opinion, be named in the civil lawsuit as well as the other producers and everyone involved in the production of this film should be expected to be sued in a civil lawsuit. that will result in millions of dollars in damages to halyna's >> areva, thank you so much for helping us try to make sense of this horrific shooting. we appreciate your time. whit, i'll send it over to you. >> thanks, victor. to the pandemic now. we're two days away from a key fda panel meeting on the question of covid vaccinations for children 5 to 11 years old. the cdc set to weigh in as well. that's where abc's elwyn lopez joins us from, the cdc in atlanta.
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elwyn, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, whit, good morning. the cdc says it may update its definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated. this as more americans become eligible to get that extra dose of protection. boosters of pfizer, moderna and j&j given the all clear to go into the arms of 70 million people, and now with the added flexibility of being able to mix and match those vaccines, but health experts continue to reiterate that the way out of this pandemic is to get the unvaccinated that first shot, and young children might be just weeks away from getting theirs. fda advisers are set to meet on tuesday to review pfizer's new trial data at one-third of the adult dose. the drugmaker claims the vaccine is nearly 91% effective against symptomatic covid in kids. 5 to 11 with no reported cases of myocarditis, a rare form of heart inflammation. health experts say if the time line goes as scheduled, we could see children as young as 5 vaccinated as we head into the holidays. stephanie? >> with us now is abc news medical contributor dr. john brownstein. also the chief innovation
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officer at boston's children's hospital. thank you so much, doctor, for being with us. what will that fda advisory panel be looking at this week as it considers giving the pfizer shot the green light for younger children? >> thanks, stephanie. the panel is likely to look at the benefits and the risks around this vaccine, and likely to show that these benefits far outweigh the risks, right? we recognize these vaccines can dramatically reduce the chances a child will be infected and we're sees antibody titers with immune response very similar to the older age groups. what we're seeing with new data, that 91% effectiveness against symptomatic illness in kids means these vaccines will be incredibly important at protecting kids, reducing hospitalizations and, in fact, death. so ultimately what we'll see is that these vaccines are safe and effective, and likely to be authorized. >> as a mom of two young children, what are the risks for kids getting the vaccine? >> you know, i have two young kids as well, and what we're seeing from the data is there is really no serious adverse events
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that were found, and we see the typical symptoms like pain in injection site, fatigue and headache, but ultimately nothing serious, and i know there was a conversation about the linkage to rare myocarditis, and we saw the studies were expanded and didn't identify any of those cases. ultimately what we saw is the younger age group had less severe side effects than the older kids. that's probably because it's a smaller dose. ultimately very safe vaccines. >> what is your message to parents who might be on the fence about taking a younger child in for a vaccination once it is authorized? >> well, the risk calculation for kids is different of course, and vaccine confidence goes down as you go into younger age groups. i recognize this of course, as a parent, but we have to stress these vaccines are the most studied vaccines ever produced. >> what about the timeline? if pfizer gets the approval, how soon will these 5 to 11-year-olds be immunized? >> right. so we have the fda meetings the next week. following that we have the cdc, the acip committee is going to
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meet, and that will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of november. and likely, you know, if all goes to plan, we'll likely start seeing first shots in arms of kids on november 4th. it could take five weeks for kids to get fully vaccinated, so not in time for thanksgiving, but in time for christmas, we may see, you know, 5 to 11-year-olds immunized and fully protected against covid. >> we're following the science right there with you, doctor. thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> victor? >> stephanie, thank you. we turn now to politics. democrats sending former president barack obama out on the campaign trail to beef up their chances in the tight race for virginia's governor. republicans seeing that contest as a referendum on president biden and his agenda. abc's elizabeth schulze is outside of the early voting location in arlington, virginia with more. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: victor, good morning. we are less than two weeks out from election day here in virginia, but this razor-thin race for governor is about more than just one state. it's seen as a bellwether of the national political landscape.
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this morning, in the final stretch of a tightening race to decide virginia's next governor, democrats bringing out one of their heaviest hitters. >> you're going to decide this election and the direction of virginia and the direction of this country for generations to come. don't sit this one out. >> reporter: a fiery former president obama stumping for democratic candidate terry mcauliffe, a former governor who calls his republican opponent glenn youngkin the donald trump of virginia. >> we cannot afford to return to the division, the culture wars and the conspiracy theories. >> reporter: with early voting under way, a monmouth poll shows mcauliffe and youngkin in a dead heat. fivethirtyeight's polling average finds the democrat leading by just 2.5 points. how important is the turnout in this race? >> well, this race it's incredibly important. it's always important.ter: young
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ground in polls among women and independents. the former private equity executive and first-time candidate putting education front and center, making the issue of critical race theory a rallying cry. >> critical race theory, in fact, forces the division of people based on race, and it's the exact opposite of what we should be doing. >> reporter: republican voter carla lanzara says the message resonates with parents frustrated after more than a year of remote learning. >> for the first time in a very long time, parents saw what their children were learning and they were very concerned about it. >> reporter: democrats fear a loss in this virginia race could be an ominous reflection of their chances in the midterm elections one year from now. whit? >> all right, elizabeth schulze, thank you. for more, let's bring in our abc news political director rick klein in washington. rick, good morning to you. it's always great to have you. so let's start right there with the virginia governor's race. the democrat terry mcauliffe bringing out the big guns so to speak to help him out.
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he's in a very tight race against republican glenn youngkin. why is there so much national attention on this one state, this one race? >> whit, it was never supposed to be this close. this was a state donald trump lost by ten points and the fact that democrats are scrambling there says a lot about the national landscape just a year before critical midterm elections. what happened here is what was supposed to be from the democrats' perspective, a referendum on donald trump has instead turned into a referendum on joe biden and on democratic leadership, and particularly around covid frustrations. you've seen the republican here tap into a lot of the concerns among parents, among educators and a lot of people that are thinking right now it's time to come out of this pandemic. they're worried about the restrictions and about how schools have been handled and ultimately this race is way too close for comfort for democrats. there's a real concern that they could lose this race and that it would send a chilling signal about their prospects nationwide next year. democrats have to find a way to motivate their voters when donald trump isn't on the ballot. >> let's talk about the president.
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president biden's sprawling $2 trillion spending package, although that number is a bit of a moving target. democrats say they are inching closer to a deal. where do things stand right now with only a week before the latest deadline? >> that moving target keeps getting smaller. we had progressives starting at $6 trillion, and the president wanting $3.5 trillion, and now it will probably be somewhere in the neighborhood of half that, and now we're getting into the nitty-gritty details. for the first time we're hearing what's in and what's out. president biden dropping provisions like free community college, shrinking other provisions like how long you get family leave. now only four weeks as opposed to the 12 weeks he initially favored. there are major sticking points come up around how to pay for all this. some moderate democratic senators who don't want to see tax increases as part of this, and the deadline is that spooky halloween deadline a week from now. but more than that, president biden is going to be out at an international summit on climate on thursday. he wants to get something done by then. >> speaker pelosi said they're 90% of the way there, but that
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last 10% will be a big hurdle to clear. rick klein, thank you so much. we always appreciate it. be sure to watch "this week" later this morning. george stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with dr. anthony fauci on the new cdc recommendations on johnson & johnson and moderna booster shots. plus, jonathan karl reports on that upcoming high stakes governor race in virginia. stephanie? it is time now for weather with the one and only rob marciano in austin, texas, working his way back east. rob? >> reporter: hey, good morning again, stephanie. we're here in austin. we're covering the formula 1 race. the green flag drops later on today. a little bit of mist here in the morning, but it'll be fine for the race. what it's not going to be fine for is the central part of the u.s. and the east with all this energy that's been coming through the west coast. it's dropping in the form of severe weather in the plains and look at the hail here in arkansas yesterday. it looks like snow it's coming down so heavily, and today i think we'll see a more
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substantial threat for severe weather across the central plains and the corn belt. st. louis will be under the gun. lots of activity back through springfield as well, and could see tornadoes, damaging winds and this progresses off to the east come tonight and tomorrow morning, and by tomorrow afternoon rolls around, a severe threat for populated areas across the carolinas and the mid atlantic, and then potentially a nor'easter developing for the northeast. that's a check on what's happening nationally weather lisa: we have a strong storm today, a level four, looking at heavy rain, flooding likely, strong wind, possible outages, rainfall amounts to nearly six inches, maybe seven and the north bay, 3.5 oakland, an inch and a half mountain view, activity remaining in the evening in the south bay, leftover showers monday, sunny and warmer the rest of the week.
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>> reporter: guys, this is the only f-1 stop in the u.s. because of covid, they didn't race here last year, so fans are chomping at the bit. it was jam packed for qualifying yesterday. we'll talk more about the race. got to sit down with the seven-time world champion. that's all coming up in the next half an hour. back over to you. >> formula 1 today, "college gameday" yesterday. >> that's why his voice is gone this morning. >> reporter: it's been a good weekend. >> we'll see if you make it here too because this morning the world series matchup is now set after the atlanta braves beat the defending champion l.a. dodgers last night. atlanta back in the world series for the first time since 1999. they'll be taking on the houston astros. abc's zohreen shah has the story from los angeles. >> the atlanta braves are going t the world series! >> reporter: this morning, atlanta braves fans celebrating victory. the team headed to face off the houston astros in the world
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series. this coming after the braves beat the l.a. dodgers in a close game overnight. in los angeles, hundreds of disappointed fans at a viewing party at dodger stadium. >> i'm disappointed, bummed. didn't want the season to end yet, but it is what it is. >> i really hope they lose. i know they have been on a hot definitely rooting for the bravfo.ur years ago, but they kept their world series title. >> the houston astros are world champions! >> this houston astros team cannot wait to put that narrative behind them. they want to show baseball. put that behind us, and it's a very different team than they were four years ago. they want to go out on this whole thing. >> reporter: the big question now, if the astros will be able to pull off victory this time against the braves. >> these are two teams that i don' >> reporter: and i certainly didn't. now this is the third world
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series for the astros in just the last five years. the last time the braves went to the world series was in 1999. now fivethirtyeight predicts that the astros will win, but the numbers are really close. the world series starts on tuesday. guys? >> should be a great series, zohreen. thanks so much. still ahead here, post office push. the postal service plan coming to your holiday shipping rescue. and schools in philadelphia facing a rise in deadly gun violence. the students now speaking out. we'll be right back. "good morning america" sponsored by the love your car guarantee from carmax.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. liz: i am liz kreutz. the bay area is getting soaked by an atmospheric river, so let's get right over to meteorologist lisa argen. lisa: since midnight, 4.07
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inches mount tam, over seven pint -- 7.5 inches in the last 24 hours. the heaviest rain is in the north bay, where the atmospheric river is pointed. solid shield of light to moderate rain across the central in south bay. we had three quarters of an inch in hayward so far. look at the gusty winds. 55 miles per hour on top mount diablo mounting helena come up to 58. wind and rain will last through the day. we have flooding and we could have trees down. level four system right on through the evening. liz: thanks for joining u
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it has helped me an awful lot. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. ♪ ♪ love train ♪ do you recognize that dancer? >> i've never seen it. >> what in the world? >> yep. that was a high risk moment in my career here at abc news. yes, that was my first "gma" halloween here a few years ago doing the worm. i can't promise that will happen again, but we are gearing up for another big halloween bash here at times square this week so you don't want to miss it. >> very bold of you to do early on in the job. >> i've never seen the finishing pose before. >> got to finish it off. >> stuck the landing. >> we went as the bee gees and i thought my costume was so good. i was like nobody is going to know who i am. i went for it. robin called me out live on the
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air. it was a fun moment. i think i gave myself a sports hernia. still recovering from that. >> they still kept you here. >> still here, and we're still going to celebrate halloween and that's coming up later this week. we want to turn to the other big stories we are following this morning. happening right now, the post office promising to deliver the goods this holiday season. the postal service spokesperson telling "the wall street journal" it's adding 45 new facilities, 112 new sorting machines and hiring 40,000 seasonal workers. all in the hopes of delivering 35% more packages than last holiday season. also right now a deadly drag race in texas. a car participating in what was billed as airport race wars 2, losing control and hitting other cars and people there standing nearby. authorities say a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old boy died. the driver and several others were injured and taken to local hospitals. and a milestone for the city
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of new orleans for the first time since covid restrictions were put into place. a parade rolled down the streets after a year and a half of continuous cancellations throughout the city. the spooktacular crew thrilled thousands of people lining the streets this weekend, and that was awesome to see especially in a city and state that's been through so much the last two years, the storms and the pandemic. glad that's back. >> absolutely. so many people looking forward to that sense of normalcy. now to philadelphia where a concern about the deadly increase in gun violence is bringing together principals from around the city. they're sharing stories about how the violence is impacting their students and trying to figure out what can be done. abc's zachary kiesch has more on this. good morning, zachary. >> reporter: stephanie, good morning to you as well. gun violence went up in 27 states during the pandemic. it went down in just one. it's up in certain parts of brooklyn. it's up in philadelphia where they've surpassed 400 murders
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for the second straight year and where kids continue to get caught in the crossfire. >> there's a war going on in these streets, and none of us are safe. >> reporter: this morning, nighborhoods like this one in north philly are taking cover from the gun violence ravaging their community. students have been forced to get creative with the ways they travel to and from school. >> they're walking in groups. they're looking for people to pick them up and take them to school. students stay in school because they don't feel like they can get home safely afterwards. >> reporter: leon dunn is a principal at simon grads mastery charter school. three students from the school were shot and killed last month losing a total of nine kids in just the last year. dunn reading a heart wrenching text message he received from a student at a rally last week. >> i just lost four friends in a month. why do we just live to die? it's like there is no way out of this. >> reporter: i met with a group of high school seniors juggling the pressures of environment
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while also pursuing a college education. >> this should not be -- this should not be normal for us. >> i don't walk to school or walk back. my mom makes me drive. >> the environment is a hostile environment. it's a war zone. >> reporter: since 2015, more than 10,000 people have been shot in philadelphia. 3 out of 4 of those were black males, and in just the last year, black males made up more than 80% of the homicide victims in the city. >> i've lost a lot of great friends. i've lost family members. >> reporter: experts pointing to a rise in gun sales and the stresses and pressures associated with lockdown. dunn is now calling on city leaders, telling me he has not seen a legitimate plan for change. >> what do they not have in common is the color of their skin, and students should not have to fight to change systems. it's not their responsibility to fix it. >> reporter: since july, more than 350 participants have joined therapy over revenge, a program designed to teach teenagers and families the
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skills for grounded decision-making and coping mechanisms for loss. >> they're at a point where they're afraid to go to school or they're afraid to even leave the house and if they are not afraid or pretending like they're not afraid, they're going out and they're armed and ready for war. >> reporter: the students showing incredible resilience and desire to relish in the good, but they say they have been hardened. >> for us it was to not show weakness. being able to tell someone how you're feeling is kind of like should i trust you? >> you have to think about, what can i do to make sure that i'm not in that situation, or what can i do to make sure that my future and my life are set so i can get out of this city. >> reporter: i was really moved by the strength of those youngsters and their connection to the principal. they're working so hard that college is a part of their future, and that was always not a reality. the root causes are difficult to
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identify but there is a common thread. all these communities are a part of red lining, a kind of social engineering led by the government to not only segregate, but cut off those communities from credit, the kind you need to buy a home or build a business, the life blood of any neighborhood. whit? >> that was really moving to hear from those teens as well. zachary kiesch, thank you for bringing us that story. we want to turn and get a check of the weather. rob marciano there in austin, texas, this morning. it's been a busy couple of days. you need some of that throat coat to get you through it early in the morning. >> reporter: i do. you know -- >> throat coat? >> it's a special tea. >> i have it. >> reporter: since i had a break through case of covid this past summer, i've had a hard time clearing my throat. it's one of those weird things. i feel fine. the race is going to be great today. a little bit of mist. mist in l.a., and mist in austin, but the afternoon we should be okay, but the action has been in the west with the storms coming in. and look at the snow that came through carson pass just south of lake tahoe yesterday.
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this storm that's coming in today could have higher snow levels, but certainly some heavy snow above 8,000 feet. sunset park, utah, also got some fresh snow. we are gearing up for ski season and we'll take all the snow and water we can get after last year's extraordinary dry year. the next three months or winter precipitation, we expect it to be above average and below average in the gulf coast. temperature-wise, most of the u.s. as climate change takes hold may very well be above average in temperatures, so if you don't like cold weather, you might like this winter >> reporter: this weather report sponsored by weathertech.
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see, i'm really focused to make sure my voice was fine for the sponsors, guys. you notice that professionalism right there? it sounded good, didn't it? >> you cleaned it up nicely. it was deep. it was rich. >> enunciation was there. he's checking all the boxes. >> reporter: more on f-1 in a few minutes, guys. >> we're not finished with you just yet because coming up here on "gma," rob's got the exclusive interview with one of the fastest drivers on the planet, formula 1 champion lewis hamilton. stay with us. >> we're not finished with you just yet because coming up here on "gma," rob's got the exclusive interview with one of the fastest drivers on the planet, formula 1 champion lewis hamilton. stay with us.
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back now with austin, texas. back now with austin, texas. formula 1 racing is back in the u.s. for the first time since the pandemic. the green flag drops on the united states grand prix later today. rob marciano has had an incredible weekend and of course, he's right there for all the action. hey, rob. >> reporter: hey, victor. it's been a great sports weekend for me and formula 1. it's been the premier motor sports series in the world for many years, but this year -- the last few years really, the fan base here in the u.s. has exploded. so much so they're adding a second race next year in miami, but this year the hunt for the championship is tighter than ever. so the eyes of the world are
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laser focussed on texas. this morning formula 1 returns to the u.s. after a nearly two-year long covid pit stop. the grand prix is making a comeback at the circuit of the americas. massive crowds are already revved up in austin for the only f-1 stop in the u.s. mclaren drivers lando norris and daniel ricardo are happy to be back in texas too. >> i see hundreds of pictures of you in cowboy hats and boots. are you a cowboy at heart? >> i am. i am actually. i'm a wannabe cowboy. i'm not very good with animals, but i love -- i have a farm or a ranch in australia, and i love that. i love, like, the space. i love just being out in nature, and just running amok. >> reporter: i sat down with f-1's winningest driver ever, seven-time world champion, lewis
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hamilton. the racing sensation psyched to be back in the u.s. >> what do you like most about texas and austin specifically? >> it's the people. they're just really nice, and we have a big turnout with the fans every time we come here, and you can tell they're crazy fans. they're crazy about sports in a sense and they create the atmosphere. >> reporter: and today, all eyes are on him. the perennial favorite this year is in a dogfight for the championship with red bull's max verstappen. >> you're a few points behind max. do you like the feeling of being behind so you can come back, or would you rather have a lead? >> i don't know if it's a case of rather. i love hunting. being a hunter is always a great thing. even if i'm in the lead, i don't see myself as not being a hunter. you have to look at it as if you're still hunting. i don't arrive as i'm the champion. everyone is coming after me. i'm back at square one. i don't have any championships. i don't have any race wins. i'm going for it, like, more than anybody else. >> how do you like your chances for the ra pri >> the u.s. has always been good to me, so i feel we're the best prepared we can be. did some great training this
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last week, and great communication with the team. i think we're well prepared. it's going to be close though against, you know, my competitors, but i'm excited. >> reporter: but not evedraline for lewis. self-expression also marks his pace off the track. >> we live in a society where there's obviously people who are constantly commenting and there's a lot of judgment that happens around the world and i think today it's so important because you have to express yourself the way you want to be, and be who you are. don't worry what people think. >> reporter: his fashion game is top notch. he was at the met gala. i teased him about his blue steel look, and got him to pull down his mask to flash that million dollar smile. he's a charismatic guy, and obviously an incredible racer. he has something in common with victor and he likes to scoot around the track on his electric scooter, which is always cool, especially here in austin. as you know, victor always very sporty in south florida scooting
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around on his vespa. you're right there, victor, with lewis hamilton. >> you have video. >> reporter: i like that look, you know. >> no helmet either? >> reporter: stephanie has always said you're the coolest cat on the desk. with that video, i got to agree. >> the grand prix is in miami next year, so that's me training for it. got to start somewhere. >> reporter: got to mention the lights go out, the green flag drops here at 3:00 eastern time on abc. circuit of the americas u.s. grand prix. it's going to be a great one. >> looking forward to that. thank you, rob. we'll get victor a helmet and we'll be back with "pop news." >> looking forward to that. thank you, rob. we'll get victor a helmet and we'll be back with "pop news." with dupixent i can du more... yardwork... teamwork... long walks.... that's how you du more, with dupixent, which helps prevent asthma attacks.
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♪ so on sunday mornings, it all comes down to this. just to build up the anticipation, and our friend janai norman. >> and all the fun. >> stormin' norman swoops in from new jersey with all the good stuff. >> swoops in from the tunnel. we were just sitting here talking, and we weren't sure if, like, we were really back up. >> am i on right now? >> we're back. time for "pop news" and let's start with the queen of halloween movies, jamie lee curtis. opening up about being the parent of a transgender child. she and her daughter ruby talked to "people" magazine about how ruby came out to her parents and the overwhelming support she's felt from them. check it out. ♪ >> reporter: this morning, halloween icon jamie lee curtis is one proud mama as a supporter of the transcommunity revealing to "people" magazine she's become a grateful teacher to her 25-year-old transgender daughter ruby. the pair sat down with "people" to talk about their family's journey. ruby saying she was scared to
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thank you so much for watching and once again, big thanks to stephanie ramos, victor oquendo. going to sprint back to miami now? >> it's a little bit warmer ther. >> enjoy it. >> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. liz: good morning, everybody. i am liz kreutz. the rain is already causing problems in sonoma county. this home in glenallen flooded for 3:00 a.m. the residents say the fire department initially tried to help them pump the water out of the bottom floor of this
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two-story home but left, ultimately, because firefighters couldn't keep up with the water flow. the tenants say they would keep trying to remove the water until their landlords showed up. the red cross was called to help the family relocate pay let's get a check of the forecast now with lisa argen. lisa: there is at least another four hours of this heavy rain up towards middletown, clearly, and st. helena. atmospheric river still in the north bay. moderate rain to the east bay around highway 24. it gets lighter along the peninsula. you picked up .87 inches of rain around haywood city. even though it is light, it has been steady. much more to come. gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour above half moon bay. 48 mile-per-hour wind gusts in mount diablo. looking a surface winds, sfo, 44 mile per hour gusts, 32 mile per hour gusts in novato.
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with the cold front, it will not pass through the bay until about 2:00, 3:00. you can see already, over 5.5 inches in cap feel. almost 2 inches in oakland, san francisco 1.75. 3.4 in oakland, overrrrrr san jose. looking at a level at 4 today. level 2 tomorrow with the rain in the south bay, then brightening up. liz: thank you. "this week" with george ♪ ♪ remember when no dream was too big? and you could fearlessly face the unknown. you still can. ♪ ♪ when you have a rock you can depend on for life ke the mlie who rely on prudential for financial planning and investing.
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