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right now on "america this morning," extreme weather. the historic storms slamming the west. up to 10 inches of rain. evacuations ordered. winds powerful enough to blow over this truck on a california bridge, and in the midwest, several tornadoes reported. the images coming in overnight. new details surrounding the alec baldwin movie set shooting. what police documents revealed baldwin was doing at the time the gun went off, killing the crew member, and who had the gun moments earlier. a january 6th bombshell. "rolling stone" magazine reporting that organizers of the capitol rally that day had been promised a, quote, blanket pardon by a u.s. congressman. chaos outside an nba game. the crowd protesting covid vaccine mandates, swarming the doors.
forcing a brief lockdown. the worker shortage across the u.s. impacting everything from how your packages are delivered to how your trash is collected. this morning, the changes being made. and from new questions about the assassination of jfk to the hair on a plane outraging the internet, to tom brady's historic football that was nearly smashed. it's monday, october 25th. good monday morning, everyone. we'll get to the new details from the alec baldwin shooting in a moment, but first, the severe weather impacting much of the country. >> evacuations are under way and power outages have been reported as one of the strongest storms on record takes aim at the pacific northwest and parts of california today. >> also overnight, several damage reports coming in after a series of reported tornadoes hit the midwest, but we begin right now on the west coast. >> reporter: this morning, two dangerous weather systems
impacting millions of americans from coast to coast. the northwest bracing for what could be the strongest storm ever recorded in this part of the pacific ocean, dumping up to 10 inches of rain. tens of millions of people now at risk for flash flooding. mud slides and heavy winds. torrential rain already turning roads into rivers. evacuations under way in parts of california including santa rosa where fire crews are using boats to help residents flee. >> the water levels have risen to the point where we are now evacuating this neighborhood. >> reporter: more than a quarter of a million customers already losing power as strong winds take down trees and power lines. two people were killed after this tree crushed a car near seattle, but the biggest risk could be in areas burned by recent wildfires with the intense rain triggering landslides like this one not far from where the dixie fire burned nearly 1 million acres. officials warning those living in burn scar areas to be ready to evacuate, tweeting, quote, have your go bag ready.
meanwhile 2,000 miles inland, a different threat. twisters in missouri and illinois. >> i saw it just across the road and i yelled, tornado, so we both just laid down on the floor and kind of, you know, covered our heads, and we hear the high winds ripping the roof off and dust flying in the room. a hole appeared in the ceiling. >> reporter: and our kansas city station capturing this funnel cloud from the station's helicopter near kingston, missouri. back on the west coast, experts say the storm could end the risk for the wildfires for the rest of the season. we'll check the forecast in just a few moments. new details overnight on that deadly shooting on a movie set in new mexico. abc has obtained new statements revealing what alec baldwin was doing at the time, who handled the gun moments earlier, and why none of it was caught on camera. this morning, the most detailed account yet of the moment when authorities say actor alec baldwin shot two people with a prop gun on this new mexico
movie set killing one of them. according to police statements from crew members, the crew was preparing to film a scene inside a church. baldwin was sitting in a pew practicing cross drawing his weapon and pointing the revolver towards the camera lens when the gun went off. the shooting was not caught on video because the crew was not yet filming. >> we have two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun. we need help immediately. >> reporter: investigators are trying to determine the events leading up to when baldwin discharged the gun, shooting and killing cinematographer halyna hutchins and wounding the film's director. overnight, the film communit coming together, holding a vigil for hutchins. earlier baldwin was seen hugging hutchins' husband and her 9-year-old son, and hutchins' sister saying, i cannot comprehend her passing. i love her very much. i was very proud of her and she was my role model. this loss is a great grief for our family. >> i would have been lucky to have ever done another movie with another person like that,
or with her, and i don't get to. >> reporter: investigators meanwhile say the prop gun was arranged on a cart by hannah gutierrez reed, the person in charge of prop firearms on the set. the report says assistant director dave halls handed the colt revolver to baldwin saying it was cold, meaning not loaded with any live rounds. while the gun was in baldwin's hands, a projectile fired. on a recent podcast, gutierrez reed described how nervous she was to take her first big job on another film earlier this year. >> i almost didn't take the job because i wasn't sure if i was ready. >> reporter: we reached out to both the armorer and assistant director for comment, but haven't yet heard back. >> 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? all of those questions will go to determine whether this rises to the level of criminal homicide which is very possible in a case like this.
>> dave halls told investigators he did not know the gun contained live rounds. a horrific discovery near houston. three children were found abandoned inside an apartment along with the remains of another child. the boys are between the ages of 7 and 15 years old. the eldest called police to say his 9-year-old brother had been dead for a year. he said their parents had not lived in the apartment for months. authorities say the mother has been found and is being questioned. a republican congressman is accused of promising to pardon organizers of the capitol protests on january 6th. "rolling stone" reports arizona congressman paul gosar gave the impression he had spoken to president trump about pardons for an investigation. it's unclear what that investigation was, but the pardons were never granted. the organizers have reportedly been speaking with the committee investigating the attack on the capitol. turning to the pandemic, experts say children as young as
5 could be getting the vaccine as early as the 4th. the mandate caused chaos outside the brooklyn nets basketball game. kyrie irving has been benched because he refuses to get the vaccine. abc's faith abubey has more on the next steps in the push to vaccinate more americans. faith, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, andrew. a major step in that process will begin as soon as tomorrow when an independent fda advisory panel meets to weigh in on whether kids can start getting the shots. millions of american parents eager to protect their young children from covid-19 before the holidays could get a chance to vaccinate them as soon as early november. an fda panel is expected to recommend pediatric doses of the shots for 5 to 11-year-olds when it meets tuesday to review pfizer's trial data. >> the data looked good as to the efficacy and the safety. >> reporter: pfizer says early data shows one-third of its covid vaccine doses nearly 91% effective against symptomatic
disease in children, and if ultimately approved by the cdc, kids can get two shots three weeks apart to be fully vaccinated. >> as soon as we have the fda authorization and the cdc recommendations, there will be a vaccine out there so children can start rolling up their sleeves. >> reporter: 64 million americans already eligible for the shots are still not vaccinated. a new cdc report showing just how risky that decision could be. according to researchers in august, the unvaccinated were more than six times likely to test positive for the virus and more than 11 times at greater risk of dying once infected. in new york -- [ chanting ] >> reporter: -- demonstrators outside the brooklyn nets home opener. supporting benched star player kyrie irving. he's refused to reveal his vaccination status despite the state mandate. days before his highly anticipated a bull release ed sheeran telling fans, he's self-isolating after testing
positive for covid. he was seen here performing on "the late late show" with james corden. ♪ it's unclear whether the singer is vaccinated. meanwhile, health officials say they're monitoring a handful of cases of the delta plus variant which is now surging in the uk. however, they say there's no sign right now that it's more transmissible or that it reduces the efficacy of the vaccines. andrew? >> faith, thank you. family members of the 17 missionaries kidnapped in haiti are offering forgiveness to the gang holding them hostage. 16 americans and a canadian were kidnapped. the gang is demanding a $1 million ransom her person. the ohio-based missionary group has shared messages from the families of those kidnapped. >> one father of a hostage shared this about the kidnappers. we're interested in the salvation of these men and we love them. another father said, as a family, we are giving forgiveness to these men.
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dry delivery. >> what is this? some kind of snake or something? >> reporter: he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. he continued making time for his friends. even appearing via zoom on the reunion special a few months back. >> i could not have imagined just a better experience. all these guys were fantastic. it was just a joy to work with. and i felt very, very special. >> reporter: jennifer aniston posting on instagram, "friends" would not have been the same without you. thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and all of our lives. you will be so missed. what do you think has such staying power? >> it's about a time when you first have left your family. so, your friends become your family. and people resonate with that. >> tyler was 59 years old. his loved ones describing him as an actor, musician, cancer awareness advocate and loving husband. if you met him once, you made a friend for life.
mona? andrew? >> suc a right now on "america this morning," extreme weather. the historic storms slamming the west. up to 10 inches of rain. evacuations ordered. winds powerful enough to blow over this truck on a california bridge, and in the midwest, several tornadoes reported. the images coming in overnight. new details surrounding the alec baldwin movie set shooting. what police documents revealed baldwin was doing at the time the gun went off, killing the crew member, and who had the gun moments earlier. a january 6th bombshell. "rolling stone" magazine reporting that organizers of the capitol rally that day had been promised a, quote, blanket pardon by a u.s. congressman. chaos outside an nba game. the crowd protesting covid vaccine mandates, swarming the