GMNW FLORENCE 6:30 A

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GMNW FLORENCE 6:30 A

3 this morning - the hurricane florence has begun to make landfall in the carolinas.

That as we take a live look at (location) at (time) the effects of florence began to be felt in the area - thursday morning - since then - we have been recieving reports of flooding and power outages throughout the atlantic coast of that region.

Those reports coming as breaking overnight -florence - which now sits at category 1 storm making its presence known dumping rain - bringing high winds and even overflowing rivers and now we are learning of people - just in the town of new bern - home of 30 - thousand people - first responders received more than 150 calls for help as people who did not heed authorities warnings to get out - became stranded in their homes.

Many of those homes actually flooded by overflowing rivers - rather than storm surge in that town.

Now we are recieving reports that folks inland in that region so prepare for "catastropic flooding" as t massive storm makes its way.

Those reports coming as we get the first images of the impact of florence into the kapp - kvew newsroom.

Our chief meteroliost kristin walls has been tracking florence overnight and has the latest.

Kristin?

Our chief meteroliost kristin walls has been tracking florence overnight and has the latest.

Kristin?

3 moving into some local news this 3 friday morning at (time) - we have an update on the case 3 of a local teen 3 who according to of a local teen update on the case (time) - we have an local news this moving into some 3 moving into some local news this friday morning at (time) - we have an update on the case of a local teen who according to police - was hit by a car while playing basketball in front of his kennewick home.

Now we are learning - thursday - the kennewick police department served a search warrant at a home in the neighborhood where authorities say 17-year old kyle marboe hit by a car nearly two weeks ago.

K - p - d adds - the investigation into the case is still ongoing.

Marboe has been released from intensive care at harborview medical center and is listed in satisfactory condition.

Also this morning - we have an update on several fire that have taken place in zitnel canyon over the summe.r the most recent fire, which started on tuesday, burned nearly six acres and came close to several homes.

That blaze leading kennewick city officials to close a portion of the spirit of america trail between west 15th avenue and 24th avenue until further notice.

This morning - we spoke with the kennewick police department and they tell us they are investigating several of those previous fires in zintel canyon this summer as human caused.

As for the fire earlier this week, they tell us it is still under investigation this morning.

We are taking you to pendelton this morning where cowboys are lining the streets and the native tribe is also celebrating their traditions.

The roundup isn't just for those who love rodeos and barrel races.

It's also a time where the city can showcase itself to the hundreds of people who are roped in for the weeklong festivities.

Our monica hernandez is live in pendleton with a look all the fun events that the round up brings.

Good morning monica?

3 3 space travel is on the horizon -- space travel is at 6:30 on kapp-kvew local news.

Space travel is space travel is on the horizon -- but there are some practical problems that need to be hashed problems that need to be hashed first.

For instance -- nasa says carbonated drinks may become a foamy mess in zero gravity.

So what will space travelers drink in celebration?

Well now -- one company is trying to solve that problem.

For three years -- the champagne house mumm has been working to create a bubbly drink fit for zero gravity.

The fizz comes out of the bottle as a foam that can be either caught in glasses or drunk straight out of the air!

So kristin -- if you were on a space flight -- would you order this drink?

At (time) let's take a quick break here on good morning northwest... before we do..

From the legends skycam network, here's a look from richland's columbia point.

Plus chief meterologist kristin walls will have your kapp kvew first alert weather forcast.

Kristin weather lynx tease 3 3 3 (toss to jade) 3 3 (toss to jade) 70s.

3 (toss to jade) so kristin did you know - fema uses the waffle house as a guide to how serious a storm is.

That resturant chain using a red, yellow, green system to show operational status at their resturants.

So get this - green means the waffle house is open for full service - yellow - a limited menu and red - that means the waffle house is closed - a rare occurance for the chain.

Rare occurance for the chain.

And when fema sees red from the chain - officials from the agency mean things are bad.

And get this - this morning we are learning one waffle house are learning one waffle house temporiarly closed due to florence - after police forced the closure.

That store opening a short time later - after employees saw a bojangle's across the street serving first responders.the street serving bojangle's across employees 3 saw a time later - after opening a short time later - after employees saw a bojangle's across the street serving first responders.

<<break 5>> <<break 5>> thusday - students at one tri - cities school got to learn from a former professional athlete - who became more famous for his fall from the spotlight - than his time on the field .

Former nfl player and former wsu quarterback ryan leaf spoke at southridge high school in kennewick thursday.

Leaf had been seen as a player with huge athletic potential...but his career ended at just 26 years old and he ultimately got into drugs and ended up serving prison time.

Now -- he wants to make sure others like him don't make the same mistakes.

(ryan: "i don't wan anybody to ever feel as miserable as i did, i want them to be able to have tge best possible life they can have and know that there's gonna be ups and downs but it's ok, because we can deal with it in a healthy way, so it's extremely validating, i'm really grateful that i get the opportunity to do it.")reall grateful that i get extremely validating, i'm really grateful that i get the opportunity to do it."

Leaf now speaks at schools around the country and also is an ambassador for a sober living facility in l-a.

Up next on good morning northwest -- chief meteorologist kristin walls <<break 6>> at (time) we turn now to our (day) morning sprint here on good morning northwest... bary roy is live at --- with --- and chief meteorologist kristin walls has our kapp kvew first alert weather.

(toss to kristin) from the dry and quiet on the radar.

Temps in 3 3 ((toss to jade)) 3 3 overnight -hurricane florence begun to make landfall in the carolinas.

The storm - which now sits at category 1 statusis storm making its presence known dumping rain - bring high winds and even overflowing rivers now we are recieving reports that folks inland in that region so prepare for "catastropi flooding" as the massive stor makes it their way.

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Now - thursday - the kennewick police department served a search warrant at a home in the neighborhood where authorities say 17-year old kyle marboe hit by a car nearly two weeks ago.

According to police - marboe was hit by a car while playing basketball in front of his kennewick home.

The kennewick teen has been released from intensive care at harborview medical center and is listed in satisfactory condition.

This morning - at least one person is dead.that after a series of explosions rocked the boston area thursday evenings.

Those blast coming due to an apparent gas leak - leaving dozens of homes and structures damaged.

The gas leaks also causing residents in at least 3 towns in the area to flee their homes as officials worked to control the situation.

And don't forget - this weekend is the pendleton round up - the round up - one of the largest - and oldest rodeos in the naiton.

More than 30 - thousand people are expected to be in town for this year's event and so will we - for the "ou town pendleton " series durin kapp - kvew local news at 5 - 6 and 6 - 30.

From the legends skycam network, here's a look from richland's columbia point.

Live look at cape hatteas - north live look at cape live look at cape hatteas - north carolina.

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