SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Conditions were deteriorating Thursday with things only expected to get worse ahead of Hurricane Florence. Forecasters are predicting days of potentially disastrous rain and wind.
News 8 is getting first-hand accounts of the dangers from our crew members who are in the hurricane zone providing assistance to other news stations.
Our KFMB show director Kaz Alavi has been out in the elements.
“People are still out,” said Kaz. “The hurricane is really starting to kick up.”
KFMB photojournalist Tim Blodgett has been all along the affected coast, now in Nags Head, NC.
"Right now, it is getting a little wild here - the waves are getting really high, the surf is going nuts,” said Tim. “There is nobody on the beach.”
Witnessing the wild weather, Tim has been capturing up-close storm images
While inside Norfolk's WVEC TV station, wall-to-wall Florence coverage continues.
"[I’m] here to aid and assist the directing and production within the station,” said Kaz.
Kaz also shared images of a Virginia grocery store wiped clean of necessities.
Now both News 8 crews will continue to work and wait for Hurricane Florence to touch down.
“[We’re] here to help and here to do whatever we can,” said Kaz.
Footage by News 8 photojournalist Tim Blodgett shows the scene in Nags Head, North Carolina as surf and wind increased ahead of Hurricane Florence.
Aided by diminishing winds, fire crews expanded the containment line around the deadly Woolsey Fire Thursday, while more evacuation orders were lifted and a firefighter was hospitalized after being run over by a vehicle while sleeping.
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Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through.
The strong winds we saw this week left a mess in some parts of the county - including at a very special horse-riding facility in Ramona.
Five nurses from Scripps Health, who are part of a medical response team, are traveling to Northern California to care for the people affected by the Camp Fire.
A transient accused of repeatedly burglarizing the office of a South Bay community group before torching the premises last week pleaded not guilty Thursday to a slew of charges including arson of a structure, grand theft and burglary.
A 52-year-old professional photographer was arrested this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl during a modeling session in Carlsbad, authorities reported Thursday.
A man who pushed a 93-year-old woman through a screen door and onto a concrete deck in Oceanside -- leading to her death 11 days later -- was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder and elder abuse causing great bodily injury.