NPR News: 09-13-2020 10PM ET
Live from NPR news I'm Janine herbst thousands of people are out of their homes in the West as wildfires burned out entire communities more than thirty people have died in fires in Washington State California and Oregon dozens more missing Oregon was hard hit. Senator. Jeff Merkley says the scenes in his state are apocalyptic. I could never have envisioned this the east wins came over the top of the mountain proceeded determine the fires into blow torches at went down and just incinerated a series of small towns like Blue River in Phoenix and talent speaking there to ABC's this week the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southwest. Oregon today citing dry weather and strong gusty winds dense smoke is blanketing several states prompting air quality were warnings President Trump is at its California tomorrow for a briefing on the fires hitting that state tropical storm Sally is lashing southern Florida with heavy rain and gusty winds and for castres say the storm could strengthen to a category two hurricane before making landfall in southeast. Louisiana early Tuesday morning just weeks after hurricane, Laura, devastated communities on the other side of the state from member station W. R. K. F.. Paul. Brown has more Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned Louisianans not to take this storm lightly we have every reason to believe. That this Represents a very significant threat to the people of Southeast Louisiana, was the record high winds of Hurricane Laura that did the most catastrophic damage when it made landfall last month and while sally could bring sustained winds of one hundred miles per hour and more than ten feet of storm surge and coastal communities. Forecasters say maybe most threatening as a rain event, the storm is expected to move slowly over southeast. Louisiana. Inundating communities already prone to flooding with more than a foot of rain for NPR news I'm. Paul Braun in Baton Rouge Mississippi's Governor Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the storm a federal judge deciding with state officials in Colorado in blocking the post office from distributing confusing mailers ahead of the election from Colorado Public Radio Alison Sherry has more Colorado has had all male elections since two thousand thirteen state Attorney General Phill Wiser took the US postmaster general to Federal Court over the weekend challenging a flyer distributed by the postal service that gives generic instructions about voting by mail. AG. Wiser. Says some of those instructions are wrong in Colorado and he called it reckless for the postal service to disseminate misinformation fact that they didn't do any homework before savings out is malpractice a federal judge agreed with wiser and issued a temporary restraining order halting any further distribution of the mailers. The Postal Service has appealed the decision for NPR news. I'm Alison Sherry in Denver. This is NPR news. In Los. Angeles the search continues for a gunman who shot and wounded two police officers. As they sat in their cruiser they were able to radio for help. The apparent ambush sparked an anti police protests outside the hospital where the two deputies are being treated. They underwent surgery last night police released video of the shooting showing a person opening fire through the passenger side window of the squad car apparently without warning or provocation secretary of State Mike. pompeo warns the escalating conflict between NATO allies. Greece, and Turkey over offshore energy reserves is helping. The alliance's enemies. Joanna Kakissis reports Pompeii Oh, made the remarks after travelling to Cyprus this weekend Greece and Cyprus both European Union member states say Turkey is violating international law by sending ships to their territorial waters in search of natural gas reserves, Athens and Ankara threatening each other their worships patrol, the sea borders Palmdale, urge them to talk his visit comes days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered to mediate Greek Prime Minister Kitty. Echoes. Mitsotakis significantly increasing defense spending but applauded on Chris decision to send home a drilling ship could if someone says. We want to talk with Turkey. It's attack you said, but not in the climate of provocation for NPR news I'm Joanna Kakissis in Athens. Asian markets are trading higher at this hour the Asia. Dow Up just over one percent the Nikkei in Japan up about six tenths of a percent, the Hang Seng and Hong. Kong up nearly a half percent I'm Janine herbst and you're listening to NPR news.