11 AM EDT - #Matthew made landfall SE of McClellanville, SC as a Category 1 hurricane. Inland flooding and storm surge are serious problems.
To this point, #Matthew had done all its damage while hugging the coast. But the eye has now made landfall as Category 1 hurricane in SC
NHC: #HurricaneMatthew makes landfall southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina
Factbox: Hurricane Matthew leaves nearly 1.4 million in U.S. Southeast powerless
Haiti's south is "90% destroyed," death toll at 900. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37596222 … One aid group active in that region:
Sweet fancy Moses. Savannah got 17.5 inches of rain. Our neighborhood actually a little more. Luckily sand drains quickly #HurricaneMatthew
Gives an idea of what parts of Florida faced....
Conditions quickly deteriorating across Eastern NC. *Significant and life-threatening flooding is likely with Hurricane Matthew.*
Governor Haley : #HurricaneMatthew At this point I pray everyone is on high level land, it's search and rescue now
Horrible storm surge in downtown Charleston, SC #HurricaneMatthew
The eye of the storm is south of Charleston. Hurricane Matthew now a Category 1.
Matthew now a Category 1 hurricane battering Charleston, 6ft surge reported on the Battery. Low tide right now.
Charleston, SC continues to see worst of #HurricaneMatthew this AM. Rainfall near 10" & counting w/flooding downtown
7:30 Update: 150,000 customers w/o power mainly in Charleston, Beaufort & Richland counties http://ow.ly/7UXn304YVck #HurricaneMatthew
Eyewall of Hurricane #Matthew is moving toward Charleston, SC now. Landfall possible later this morning.
The eye wall of Hurricane Matthew is hitting Charleston, South Carolina now Saturday 7:30AM
Still to come. #HurricaneMatthew is almost in Charleston. We still have electricity at 6 AM. Charleston is already flooding water is high.
Hearing the Charleston Battery has been toppled with water. We're on our way #HurricaneMatthew
Hurricane Matthew is moving through Charleston and the South Carolina lowcountry now:
Move to higher ground! Flash Flood Warning continues for Savannah GA until 10:45 AM EDT
Life-threatening inundation still expected across the upper GA/lower SC coasts. Be alert for water depths up near 9 ft in highlighted spots.
Tybee Island recently had a wind gust to 94 mph, Hilton Head to 83 mph, and Pritchard's Island to 76 mph. #gawx #scwx #Matthew
Western eye wall reaching Tybee, Hilton Head now! If in these areas, DO NOT VENTURE OUTSIDE as significant coastal flooding also continues!!
Holiday Inn Riverview and Bee Street @ABCNews4
Tide level at Fort Pulaski has reached 12.22 ft MLLW, which sets a preliminary all-time record! #gawx #savwx
Move to higher ground! Flash Flood Warning continues for Charleston SC until 9:45 AM EDT
US Presidential Election Items .......
Spotlight: Trump and Clinton both mired in new scandals. An old video showed Trump's vulgar comments about women. http://xhne.ws/aTNCf
Trump Audio Tape & Recent Developments....
Updated list of how GOP officials have responded to the Trump video so far (in spreadsheet form https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15MudzswjU45efqvus21goEqtknbsfy9w2CLaWvOa_z0/edit#gid=0 …):
NEW: @NBCNews has learned Mike Pence is not going to the Wisconsin GOP event today.
Tune in for Nevada US Rep Joe Heck's event at noon eastern in Vegas, I'm told.
Trump vows he can weather the storm. Not pulling out of the race...
Trump says he will never withdraw from the race.
I will not vote for Donald Trump. Read my statement here:
And now FIORINA: "Today I ask Donald Trump to step aside and for the RNC to replace him with Gov. Mike Pence."
Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt calls for Trump to withdraw from nomination.
Top Trump aide tells me that reports stating Sen. Sessions is telling Trump to drop out are "totally false. He wants him to remain in."
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho un-endorses Trump.
Rs who have called on Trump to quit: Rob Engstrom Mike Coffman Jon Huntsman Chris Stewart George Pataki Barbara Comstock Mike Lee Ben Sasse
Trump supporter Greg Ganske, a former Iowa congressman, calls for him to resign. This is what Ganske emailed to Iowa influencers today:
WATCH: CNN anchor tells story on air of Trump trying to kiss her friend http://hill.cm/qYrU2CL
MOVEMENT AFOOT: Some GOP donors have begun looking into whether it’s possible to replace Trump as the 2016 nominee.
.@SenMikeLee is asking Donald Trump to step down in passionate Facebook live video. https://www.facebook.com/mikeleeUT/videos/10154626306667431/ … #utpol
Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia urges Trump to drop out of race
In interviews, some Trump insiders candid about fears lewd tape could prove fatal, but others played down impact.
"Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am," Trump says in video statement posted on Facebook. https://m.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/?fref=ts …
Donald Trump's statements were disrespectful and inappropriate, and he was right to apologize.
Chaffetz first to unendorse TODAY.
NEWS: On the record quote from Spencer Zwick, main fundraiser for Paul Ryan now & Romney in 2008 & 2012, on move to replace Trump now
Trump needs to "take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments," Majority Ldr Mitch McConnell says.
Utah Gov Gary Herbert (R) denounces Trump, withdraws his endorsement, says he will not vote for Clinton or Trump:
Trump was uninvited. Sources confirmed it before this tweet.
Audio tape blowback. Trump uninvited from Ryan event in Wisconsin....
Trump in statement says: "Pence will be representing me tomorrow in Wisconsin." Says he'll be debate prep with Priebus, Christie, Sessions.
Rubio on "Donald's comments":
We're posting my Sunday column early: It recounts how Trump forced himself on a young woman--in Ivanka's bedroom http://nyti.ms/2dLMFdJ
Here's Mike Pence's reaction when asked about Trump's "Grab them by the pu--y...You can do anything" remark.
.@JonHuntsman responding to Trump video: "The time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket." http://www.sltrib.com/news/4444721-155/after-video-huntsman-says-it-is … #utpol
Flashback: Former Trump business associate Jill Harth tells @lucia_graves that Trump did, in fact, grab her crotch
Hillary Leaks Blown Away By Storm Over Trump's Lewd Comments & Universal Condemnation Of His Remarks....
A batch of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails made public Friday by the State Department contained dozens of duplicate records ! Lol
whatever it takes......
2 of three big Hillary items which surfaced today.....
Nuggets from Hillary's Wall Street speeches.....now we understand why the Trump lewd audio item got released today.
Around The Horn - Europe....
Low oil impacts - Norway raids S.W.F to cover government deficits-withdrawals > 25% in 2017, to $15 billion. Trying to fill big budget hole.
Threat - not an attack. Appears to have been foiled and a suspect been sought.
Planes Grounded at Athens Airport in Rolling Air Traffic Control Strikes http://dlvr.it/MQ9NHF #Greece
Good morning from Berlin. Global stocks have lost another $234bn in mkt cap this week on ECB taper talk & scary plunge of Great British Peso
JPM sees deeper & higher vol adjustment in Pound as longer-term foreign investors start to repatriate GBP exposure throughout Brexit process
Flash crash hits pound after Hollande remarks http://dw.com/p/2QzZj
Airline industry agrees to cut carbon emissions http://dw.com/p/2Qz4O
Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Turkey capital during police raid: reports http://bit.ly/2dA0vS7
Northern Ireland's courtroom Brexit battles http://bit.ly/2dYY5IA