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Next on News 7 at 5, the worst of Hurricane Isabel has not hit the state yet, but 750 thousand people have already lost power in the Commonwealth.
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We'll have the latest on the storm in two live reports.
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Locally the story is widespread tropical rain. We are also expecting strong wind gusts as Isabel moves into central Virginia later this evening.

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Also today, we'll have the latest information on tonight's Virginia Tech game.
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On Healthcheck, we'll tell you why West Nile disease isn't the only thing to worry about when your child gets a mosquito bite
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Plus a high school band braves the weather to support Miss Virginia.
news 7 at 5 is next.

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Hurricane Isabel comes eye to eye with the coast- and now moves inland-
She's snapped trees-
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and damaged buildings- and this storm is not over yet.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Indeed it is a large storm- Not only is the shore taking a pounding- Israel is also bringing heavy rain to a huge area covering several states.
More than 700 thousand people in Virignia alone are without power tonight- thousands have taken refuge in shelters.
We will go to Virginia Beach live tonight but first Stacy Case joins us live with the latest from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
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((Huge waves are smashing their way across the Outer beaches
Washing out roads and flooding the streets. Isabel has arrived but there are very few people left to greet her.
David Sawyer/Kill Devil Hills Resident "It's one of the worst that I've been through." While the surf churns, gusting winds are tearing off roof tiles and sending debris dancing across lawns. Telephone have been sliced right through. And building too close to the ocean is proving costly.
Stacy Case: After a summer of heavy rains, the saturated ground is primed for severe flooding forecasters say could push far inland. Isabel came ashore at high tide with a storm surge that is making matters even worse. This motel owner decided to ride it out. He wants to get a head start on putting the pieces back together after the damage has been done. Nick Nosi/Motel Owner "We wanted to be able to asses our values and damages as soon as possible for insurance adjusters to get us back up and running." Getting back is a concern for home owners too. The last time a hurricane chased them out, getting in was as much trouble as the storm itself. David Sawyer/Kill Devil Hills Resident "IT was so hard getting back in that we decided just to stay and see what happens." Now there is nothing left to do but wait for the storm to pass...so the clean-up can begin. Stacy Case/CBS New. Kill Devil Hills))

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Hurricane Isabel has reached the Virginia coastline and is whipping the area with wind, rain and ocean swells. Hampton Roads is currently enduring the brunt of its fury.
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Megan Muldoon is at Virginia beach with the latest. ((ROLLCUE:...ROLLED FROM TRUCK))
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Authorities are already blaming one death on the Hurricane after a car hydroplaned on the highway in Gloucester County.
Meanwhile the storm has left more than 740 thousand people without power.
That is before the state sees the worst of Isabel.
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Saying the next few hours are the most critical, Governor Mark Warner urged Virginians to be extra cautious.
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More than seven thousand people are seeking refuge in the 89 shelters in the state.

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The first rain fell in central Virginia around nine this morning, and the precipitation and winds have been steadily picking up ever since.
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No major problems reported yet in the Lynchburg area, but emergency crews are on full alert as they wait to see what Isabel brings.
Authorities say residents should treat the storm like they would any other weather event, and not panic.
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Bennett says power outages will probably be the main concern in the city.
Right now, Lynchburg has no plans to open emergency shelters, but Appomattox residents have a place to go if needed.
The county's community center on "Route 460 Business" will be open to anyone who doesn't feel safe staying in their own home.
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While a number of sporting events have been canceled due to the weather, the big event tonight is still on.
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Mike Stevens is in Blacksburg where Virginia Tech plays Texas A&M at 7:30.
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Up next on the newscast, Joy Sutton will tell us how the search for the West Nile virus led to the discovery of another problem.
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Plus we'll tell you why the military is considering pulling some troops out of Iraqi cities.
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An attack but not by mother nature in Iraq.
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The U-S military says two U-S soldiers were wounded when their convoy was attacked by gunfire.
The attack happened west of Baghdad.
A spokesman says a Humvee had been damaged in the attack- earlier today an attack left two U-S vehicles ablaze.
The Top U-S commander in Iraq says he is now considering pulling his troops out of some cities and would do so right away IF it was clear local security forces were ready to take over.
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In health check tonight,
We've heard a lot about the the West Nile virus --but there's another virus spread by mosquitos that's showing up in our area.
It's called La Crosse encephalitis.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean,
Two children were recently diagnosed with the illness. One from Augusta County, the other from Tazewell County.
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The virus has also been found in mosquitos in several other counties.
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The La Crosse virus was recently detected in samples of mosquitos, that Virginia Tech was collecting for tracking the West Nile virus.
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The virus was found in mosquitos from the counties of Montgomery, Giles, Pulaski and Floyd.
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Symptoms of the virus include headache, fever and vomiting. There are ways to reduce your risk by eliminate mosquito breeding grounds, using insect repellent, and wearing protective clothing particularly during the day when the mosquitos that carry this virus are most active.
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The good news about the La Crosse virus is the mortality rate is very low -- less than 1 percent.
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With new mosquitos now coming into the country and our area --we will continue to see the introduction of new viruses.

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Coming up next, Robin Reed will have the latest information on Hurricane Isabel.
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[VO] Then a little bit later, a local high school band has to rush to make its date with a potential Miss America.
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Coming up in Sports, Travis Wells will preview tonight's Hokies game against Texas A&M. [Comm 3]

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It is now time for our two minute sports ticker and travis Wells joins us from a rather wet Lane Stadium where the eigth ranked Hokies are preparing to meet 20th rated Texas A & M tonight at 7:30.
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Travis Wells joins us from Lane Stadium with some soggy pregame notes, Travis.
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Hurricane Isabel is no match for the fans of Miss Virginia.
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The Laurel Park High School marching band left for Atlantic City 12 hours earlier than planned today -- to beat the hurricane.
The 55 students will play in a parade Friday to support Nancy Redd, a 1999 Laurel Park graduate.
They'll also be in the audience Saturday, when Redd competes for the Miss America crown.
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((IT IS JUST A TREMENDOUS HONOR. WE NEVER THOUGHT WE'D BE ABLE TO GO AND DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS. SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED AND WE'RE REALLY HONORED TO BE ABLE TO REPRESENT OUR SCHOOL AND OUR STATE LIKE THAT. ))
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Redd's already getting attention at the pageant.
Last night, she won the preliminary swimsuit competition ... and the 2-thousand dollar scholarship that goes with it.

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