Four Killed as Tropical Storm Erika Hits Dominica

28 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Tropical Storm Erika nears: Here’s what you need.

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Erika continued to strengthen as it dumped torrential rainfall on islands in the Eastern Caribbean and appeared to be headed for the US East Coast early next week, the US National Hurricane Center said on Thursday. The storm is expected to turn to the west-northwest from there and head toward the Bahamas, where it could come into an unfavorable environment threatening to tear it apart.

He urged everyone to “please stay inside.” While the forecasters can be reasonably certain of Erika’s path using computer models, give or take a couple of hundred miles, its intensity is harder to predict and it could fall apart as it passes over land and battles hostile winds. Erika, the fifth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was about 125 miles west of Guadalupe with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour as of midday on Thursday.

It was expected to reach the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Thursday evening, before passing over the Dominican Republic on Friday and continuing in a northwesterly direction over the Bahamas. Rick Scott warned that even if Florida evades the brunt of the storm, Erika could still dump heavy rains and winds that could cause problems for much of the state. •Food Non-perishable items, like canned goods (don’t forget the can-opener).

Lowry recommends enough for three weeks, just in case. •Gasoline Don’t run to the gas station now, but Lowry says it’s a good idea to fill up your vehicle’s tank a few days before a storm might hit. Forecasters warn that quieter-than-average years in the past have been marked by some of the most destructive storms in history, such as Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which devastated south Florida. This year’s weaker hurricane season is partly attributed to the El Niño weather phenomenon, the warming of Pacific waters that affects wind patterns and makes hurricanes less likely in the Atlantic-Caribbean basin. Manny Soto, emergency manger for Orlando, said most people should already have a survival kit on hand, but now’s a good time to make sure everything is up to date. “A lot of people just don’t have it,” he said. “It’s human nature to procrastinate.

Police: Student stabbed at Baltimore high school dies

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police Identify Student Killed In City School Stabbing.

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. The teen had been in class on the third floor of the school building in the 1300 block of McCulloh Street when a sophomore went into the classroom and stabbed him at approximately noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, police reported. Police said Sunday that investigators are collaborating with the state’s attorney’s office to file additional charges now that the victim has died. Crawford remains in police custody, officials reported. “It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even moreso when it’s a child.

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