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Gulf storm damage causes polling place moves, power outages
"Election officials in the Deep South spent election Eve tending the lingering storm damage from Hurricane Zeta and other storms that damaged buildings or left polling places without power. Storm damage caused nearly 100 polling places to be moved in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura and now they're scrambling to make sure generators are available at polling places in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia. And Mississippi.
Hurricane Delta turns deadly as ravaged Louisiana cleans up aftermath
"We do move on now to the aftermath of Hurricane Delta forty eight hours after slamming into Louisiana more than three, hundred, thousand customers are. Still without power homes in Lake Charles Underwater after the second hurricane to strike there in just six weeks heavy rain moving up into Tennessee and Georgia. You see right there and take a look at this a freight train derailing on flooded tracks in. Georgia leaving to a Hazmat emergency situation homes around the evacuated and the remnants of Delta are still on the move. Here's ABC. Senior meteorologist. Rob. Marciano. Tonight the remnants of Hurricane Delta wreaking havoc in the south after slamming into. Louisiana category, two hurricane at least seven reported tornadoes across the southeast first responders forming a human chain rescuing people from chest high floodwater in north Georgia heavy rain swamping parts of I seventy five this massive train derailing causing a hazmat situation and evacuation outside of Atlanta water pouring into homes residents waiting through the debris in. Louisiana three hundred thousand customers still without power tonight. Residents picking up the pieces from Delta's devastation. One hundred mile per hour winds, toppling trees, ripping roofs off homes, knocking down power lines. The North side of town was completed dark that was nothing Delta hitting Louisiana just six weeks after Hurricane Laura the two storms making landfall just twelve miles apart the white family living out of their camper power of is out for twenty seven days actually for us another still people without power from the first one. Charles residents know they have a long road to recovery feel hopeless I don't know if I'm going to. Be Able to live through. Put back together. Only to have a distorted again. All right rob joins us now just back from the Storm Zone and rob the remnants of Delta are still packing a punch far from the Gulf coast. Very much. So it's a matter of fact, the remnants of Delta will be here in. New. York City in the next thirty six hours. Take a look at where the center of this thing is is just north Georgia near Chattanooga Tennessee strong storms that you saw in this area, but the heaviest rain is up against that front. So we put the map into. Motion, you'll see the pulses of heavy rain in DC and Baltimore, and Ocean City tomorrow, and then Philadelphia's well throughout the afternoon. The heavy stuff stay south of New York until tomorrow night and then lifts into New England where some of this will be beneficial rains. But in places like New Jersey will be the heaviest, we could very well see some flooding there.
First death reported after Hurricane Delta slams Louisiana
"Is continuing to recover from Hurricane Delta just six weeks after the same areas were hit by Hurricane Laura. And earlier today, Governor John Bell Edwards reported the state's first death from the hurricane in 86, year Old man in ST Martin Parish. Passed away from the fire the spark shortly after refueling, a generator and later on today, the Department of Public Health and Louisiana confirmed a second death from Delta
Delta downgraded to tropical storm
"Is a post tropical cyclone as it heads through the Southeast. But when the storm came ashore in Louisiana yesterday, it was a category two hurricane with high winds and lots of rain. That made things worse for folks like this woman in the southwest part of the state where they're still cleaning up after Hurricane Laura. Six weeks ago, we had a lot more rain on the water didn't get his high, but it's still brought a lot of debris in. You know these look around. You see all this grass which we didn't get with Laura. A Tornado watch is up for nearly three million people as Delta continues to move inland.
Hurricane Delta leaves hundreds of thousands without power
"Is underway in the parts of Louisiana that were battered by Hurricane Delta the past few days. The storm caused wind and water damage and hundreds of thousands of people along the Gulf Coast of Lost power. Here's more now from the scene in Vermillion Parish That's about 175 miles west of New Orleans. Down power lines. Trees split in half and metal coverings ripped to pieces. This is what Hurricane Delta left. Running all over million parish. Now residents will spend days laboring to recover communities. Vermillion parents, whether the storm just weeks after Hurricane Laura's landfall, a lot of a lot of limbs, trees down, metal roots call ports there are paralyzed. Dead tree branches are forms of Del. Come says every year during hurricane season, he stays behind to inform this community on what happens. This time was like no other. That's K L F
Louisiana residents clean-up after Hurricane Delta
"Cleaning up the damage from Hurricane Delta. They're already stormed ravaged homes, buildings already damaged by Hurricane Laura in late August, Like Charles resident
Hurricane Delta leaves over half a million without power in Louisiana
"Governor Governor John John John Bell. Bell. Bell. Bell. Edwards Edwards Edwards Edwards will will will will be be be be touring touring touring touring the the the the area area area area around around around around Lake Lake Lake Lake Charles Charles Charles Charles by by by by helicopter helicopter helicopter helicopter today today today today to to to to get get get get a a a a firsthand firsthand firsthand firsthand look look look look at the damage caused by Hurricane Delta. It roared ashore as a Category two storm. Just 15 miles from where Hurricane Laura hit in August. Tropical Storm Delta, now a tropical depression as it continues to dump heavy rain across northeastern Louisiana and western Mississippi. More than 700,000 people are without power in Louisiana and East Texas. A
Hurricane Delta: Another near miss for Houston
"Depression Delta, but Louisiana is recovering from the impact left behind by Delta. In fact, Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins sales Fox News that the combined impact of Delta and Hurricane Laura in August are making things much more difficult for the state parts of southern Louisiana reported that they got 17 inches of rain from Delta. And the Texans or home against Jacksonville
Hurricane Delta leaves over half a million without power in Louisiana
"Underway in parts of Louisiana that were battered by Hurricane Delta. This storm left behind wind and water damage, and hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents lost power. Here's one resident who says he always stays behind to keep his community informed. A lot of a lot of Limbs, Trees down. Metal roots call ports. There are power lines that tree branches are and Delta hit that area just weeks after Hurricane Laura already impacted. The Gulf Coast region.
Hurricane Delta leaves hundreds of thousands without power
"To hurricane some six weeks apart have slammed into Louisiana Delta was a category two hurricane when it made landfall last night in the city of Creole. It's now been further downgraded to a tropical depression. The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands much like hurricane. Laura did in August. To say that a lot of the hard work that are linemen and volunteer linemen have put over these last six weeks is. Pretty much done. So it's very disheartening anyone that actually had a survivable facility are building. Has the more damages to Ashley Buller is Louisiana's Preparedness Assistant Director. Some areas got up to seventeen inches of
Delta downgraded to tropical storm as it batters Louisiana
"Delta, making landfall on Friday, and Crayola as a Category two storm battering the region still Covering from earlier storms like Hurricane Laura Delta, weakening to a tropical storm but leaving hundreds of thousands without power. This is ABC News
Delta downgraded to tropical storm as it batters Louisiana
"Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in the Gulf coast after Hurricane Delta slammed ashore in Louisiana last night. It hit with sustained winds of 100 MPH. And a 10 FT title Search. Delta made landfall in the same area ravaged by Hurricane Laura that pummeled the state just six weeks ago. NPR's John Burnett joins us from Lafayette, Louisiana, John, Thanks for being with us. When it's got You're hit hard where you were right? Any hard. Yeah. What was it like? What's the latest Delta came ashore right where forecasters said it would the Iowa across the little unincorporated Cajun village of Creole between like Charles and Lafayette. Thankfully, these air, mostly unpopulated areas known for their wildlife refuges in wetlands. We can't get out to see the damage yet, but it looks like the towns of like Arthur and Jennings and Crowley took a good whipping. And then there's like Charles, which took that directed from Hurricane in late August and was still recovering. And do we know anything about what it's like in Lake Charles today? Not yet. But thankfully, the storm took a course slightly east of Lake Charles and Delta was a Category two Still strong, but not a category four like Laura and like Charles was already in a world of trouble from that earlier hurricane Hundreds of houses had blue tarps on their rooftops where the earlier storm had blown away pieces of the house. Those were probably ripped off debris was piled in heaps on the curbs, and the wind could have scattered that all
Hurricane Delta Expected To Hit Louisiana 6 Weeks After Laura
"A category one hurricane to a tropical storm with Max winds of 60 Miles an hour. It was a Category two hurricane when it made landfall near Creole, Louisiana at 6 P.m. Friday evening. Near the same spot where powerful Hurricane Laura made landfall just a few weeks ago with devastating consequences. Now at this hour more than 600,000 households have already lost power in that state about 40,000 now in the dark in Mississippi, the threat for wind damage significant flash flooding and dangerous storm surges are still persistence correspondent Elwin Lopezes in Louisiana with more on evacuees, who took no chances after Hurricane Laura. We have spoken to people who did heed the evacuation orders, especially in There is like a lake trials. They just didn't want to take the chances of what Delta might bring. Because they're still recovering from Hurricane Lord. Just six weeks ago, we saw bumper to bumper traffic. Over the past day or so on Internet Interstate 10 people just trying to get out of that area. Many of the homes still damaged tarps covering those homes any kind of win hurricane force winds. That much a lesson that can pull off those carbs and completely ruined. Those homes of people just don't want to take the chance of staying behind. A no candidate for
Hurricane Delta Live Update
"News Special Report. Hurricane Delta now has 90 mile per hour winds downgraded to a Category one hurricane in the last 30 minutes, but strong done the lest CBS News meteorologist David Parkinson says the effects will be felt into the weekend. Not only is there going to be storm surge tonight, but even as the storm has passed, you're still gonna be getting more things pushing. Uh, the water up in through the bayou system says some of the worst storm surge may not be seen until Saturday morning Correspondent Maria Aerials in Lake Charles and says for that area, it's a 12 punch. Given Hurricane Laura bubbling through not long ago, they still have sitting around from Hurricane Laura, which hit roughly six weeks ago. The issue also has has become become they they have have 6000 6000 homes homes right right now, now, with with blue blue tarps tarps on on them. them. Which Which more more than than likely likely will will be be blown blown off. off. As As the the wind wind gusts gusts continue continue to to increase. increase. The The Texas Texas coast coast is is also also getting getting hit. hit. Some Some 66,000 66,000 customers customers are are without without power. power. Their Their CBS CBS News News special special report report on on that that Piper's Piper's Go Go live live to to Lake Lake Charles, Charles, Louisiana Louisiana tonight tonight where where we just heard a little bit from the special report. Steve Dresner with W T O p Live with us, Steve. What can you add to the report? As far as damage already done there in Lake Charles, and now you may have more Well, that's true, Dimitri. Let me update the figures and actually, yo, about three minutes ago. My power totally went out here in the hotel. I would be careful not to walk around. I do come inside for a bit of safety reasons, because at one point we did have 94 95 mile per hour gusts. The hotel here at the Golden Nugget did have generators in an elevator power. But now we're totally in the dark. What I can tell you is the updated figures for power outages for The entire state of Louisiana were just over 92,000 in the state without power in Texas were just over 100,000 people without power and I'll parrot down just a little bit as Faras, the late Charles area looking at about 29,000 people without power, so the conditions still are not good. We're blowing rain, horizontal rain. There are plenty of people the hotel but right now we're completely without power in this area. What storm Surge concerns do you have there? Right now. Things have been OK. The storm surges you heard in the CBS report. Is there keeping an eye on things, but no, no horrible flooding, so to speak, And you also heard on the CBS report. Folks around here are still for the most part recovering from Laura. Um, so it is a 12 punch. As far as getting through tonight and bringing you up to current situation. Once this kind of moves North North east and we're on the West side. Things will calm down, hopefully in the next hour But we're still the only with some tough conditions. Power outages, Dmitri allotted debris on the road ways You can't even go on any of the neighborhood street side streets. One of our technicians from one, the Power line Cos told us They have pulls down in a lot of these areas, so really, wherever you are right now is this storm hits? That's where you're staying for a while. I really cannot go anywhere. We're not isolated, You know, as Faras roads are concerned, but it's just because of debris and, of course again. No power no worse staying put here. Steve of just a final thought about anything unusual. Anything else unusual You've seen because debris on the roads that's pretty bad. It is pretty bad. Dimitri and again is I said before, folks around here are still recovering from Laura. Um, you heard on the CBS report Blue tarps every word, but you asked me about things that are unusual. I think this is the positive. I will tell you that many more people evacuated the area song What happened in Laura? And they did learn their lessons. Because is a city Sean in Hillary earlier today, I've not seen a long line of traffic on westbound I 10. I used the example like on Route 29 from Howard County to Montgomery County, Dmitri 47 Miles bumper to bumper traffic. Folks evacuating, so I think you can take a positive that a lot of people left the area. We really appreciate the update. Steve, stay safe there and we'll talk to you soon. Thanks, Dimitri. That's Steve Dresner. With W. T O p live on Skype from Lake Charles, Louisiana, he says just minutes before he came on the air. The hotel he's staying at has lost power. Certainly a common theme for that whole region For the next few days, at least.
Hurricane Delta makes landfall on Louisiana coast
"As a Category two storm, the National Weather Service, saying as of last check about 20 minutes ago, The storm was weakening ever so slightly with 100 Mile an hour sustained winds. But still it's creating with the hurricane Center calls a life threatening situation. Let's get the latest from CBS News, Lonnie Quinn. This is the strongest force in the last 150 years to hit this Far West in the Gulf of Mexico. And, of course, that area's still recovering from the onslaught of Hurricane Laura back in August. So again right now Hurricane Delta Jeff coming onshore in the Gulf Coast region right on the coast of Louisiana. That storm packing maximum sustained winds of 100 Miles an hour, where many areas already starting to see storm surge as well. The Hurricane center says this storm surge inundation right now over 7 ft. In some parts of Louisiana, we've got our eyes on this storm. And we'll keep you posted right here on W
Hurricane Delta Expected To Hit Louisiana 6 Weeks After Laura
"The same part of Louisiana, which was devastated by Hurricane Laura six weeks ago, is in for more of the same in the coming hours. Hurricane Delta isn't quite as powerful as Laura. Still, it's a Category two Storm and Lake Charles resident Mark Terrio is worn out already. It effects you physically mentally psychologically and then Turn around six weeks later and experience it again is pretty tough. Delta will bring heavy rain, strong windstorms, surgeon possible tornadoes,
Hurricane Delta takes aim at the Gulf Coast
"Is a Category three hurricane, and it's taking aim at the same part of Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Laura. Less than two months ago Coming meteorologist said No, Donald's tracking this hurricane, It's number 25 in the Atlantic this season. Incredible. Absolutely incredible. They just keep moving in. And as you mentioned, say, Mary that was so devastated by Laura Very recently, You can see the initial bands a very heavy rain moving in toward Houston and parts of coastal Louisiana. There's the eye finally starting to show up. It has taken its time and getting going in terms of being able to see that eye wall. But it is a strong Category three storm at this point, mercifully moving quickly. We always like to see the hurricane skipping along at a good pace right now moving to the north Northwest at 12 MPH that will carry Delta on in toward the coastline of southwestern Louisiana by late Tomorrow afternoon, probably coming on board as a strong category two storm, but it hangs together may still be a three regardless, a lot of wind there, obviously, and then that double punch of the heavy rain and the big storm surge. Some locations again recently seeing how the effects of Laura still lingering. Still, some problems there another 10 or more inches of rain possible as Delta comes on board
Hurricane Delta set to make landfall, 'life-threatening' storm surge expected
"Hurricane Delta may turn Deadly, forecasters say the category three storms expected to slam into Louisiana Friday with a life threatening storm surge poised to set a record as the 10th named storm to make landfall on the U. S mainland in a single season, the second hurricane to hit Louisiana in a matter of weeks, the coastguard worries about hurricane fatigue. Some people not taking another storm seriously, with more than 1000 people still out of their homes after Hurricane Laura
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Here & Now
"From NPR IN WB, you are I'm Tanya Moseley I'm Robin Young. It's here now president trump visits, Kenosha Wisconsin today nine days after a white police officer, they're shot Jacob Blake a black man in the back paralyzing him from the waist down protesters took to the streets over the weekend armed civilians showed up one of them seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with homicide in the. Shooting death of two people and the serious injury of another. Now, last night president trump condemned the shooting death of a far-right militia member during separate protests in Oregon but then came to the defense of Rittenhouse who has seen on tape running toward protesters with his gun shooting one before tripping and again is charged with killing to his lawyers. Say he was defending himself the president seemed to agree. Looking at all of that was an interesting situation. You saw the same tapers I saw. And he was trying to get away from them I guess looks like, NFL and then they very violently attacked him. And it was something that we're looking at right now and it's under investigation. So what happens when a president defends an accused shooter? Let's bring in Jeffrey Toobin on skype. Legal analyst, for CNN, in the New Yorker also author of the New Book High Crimes and misdemeanors the investigation of Donald Trump. Jeffrey the president making statements about the shooting there's an ongoing investigation likely to be a trial. Any legal questions about you know maybe the president having. On the outcome here while he is an American with First Amendment Rights, and he can express any opinion he likes about a pending a legal matter. As prudential matter as a traditional matter as a matter of norms and customs presidents have not expressed opinions about pending legal matters. Especially, criminal cases This is a norm that the president has violated like so many norms he has violated, but I WANNA be clear. It's not illegal for the president to an express an opinion like this. Well, but some people might be remembering Lynn President then president Obama reflected on Trayvon Martin who was a shooting victim in Florida saying that he could have been his own son this was before there was any. Trial or consideration there Ryan I, mean it's a very different situation. I think the closer analogy it goes back much farther is the Manson case they Charles Manson case in Los Angeles that during the trial president then president Richard Nixon expressed the view. That Manson was guilty and Manson held up a copy of the newspaper for the jury and it caused a sensation. and. It was widely considered inappropriate again, it wasn't illegal they. They're just something that presidents generally think it's better not to do president has also called black lives matter a symbol of heydays exaggerated the violence on the streets there have been mostly peaceful protests although no question violence against supported somebody who came with a long gun. To a peaceful protest, can the president be held responsible for Jinping up? Armed. Civilians. And sending them into protests on his behalf. I don't see any way he could be held legally responsible. You know the the legal rules have Khazei Shen are pretty strict. So I don't think he could be sued for damages in connection with any of these elements, but he could be held responsible by the voters. He's about to come up for reelection and This is obviously a something that has turned into a major flashpoint and the voters can make their judgment in part on this issue but I don't think there is a technical legal problem for the president given what he said. Vice President Biden in his speech yesterday condemn violence on all sides. Some will I'm sure question why we're even talking about this because they feel that when president trump make statements like supporting a seventeen year old who? Even on video, you can see has taken as long gun into a group of protesters on that. That's just a distraction that that's this is exactly what he wants us to do instead of focusing on the shooting of a Black Man Jacob Blake. Your, put on your political hat. I mean it's hard to understand why he's made these statements. Do you have any thinking on that. I don't think it's hard to understand why he's made these statements I think he feels like the forces of white backlash will help him get reelected. I don't have any problem covering the statements I mean I understand what we do has political implications but I'm perfectly comfortable with the idea that we cover as statements by the president especially when they're outrageous Jeffrey toobin legal analyst CNN in the New Yorker. Thank you. Thank you. Hundreds of thousands of people who lived in Louisiana are still without power after Hurricane Laura the backbone of the State's power grid suffered catastrophic damage and governor John Bel. Edwards says, some areas are so damaged power grid will need to be rebuilt from the ground up at a news conference yesterday. The governor also warned of the dangers of trying to restore power and other services during the record breaking heat. Without there being adequate water service in some areas certainly not the air conditioning and so forth it is imperative that people. Take. Frequent breaks and make sure that they don't get overheated. The governor also said power in the northern and central parts of the state could be restored in a few days but for residents and southwestern. Louisiana, it could take longer Lulu. Henderson is a resident of Lake Charles and she and her husband live in a mobile home community there and she joins us now welcome to hear now. Thank you so much. How are you in your family right now we're doing good. We're just well, I know. I'm still in shock a little bit about everything that's been going on the past few days. Can Imagine I mean you you moved to Louisiana from Dallas Texas about a year ago This is the first hurricane you've ever experienced and I understand that you and your family were intending to ride out the storm in your mobile home but decided to go to a hotel once the hurricane got stronger that had to be terrifying. As he got closer to the time of the dorm, it went from volunteer evacuation to a mandatory evacuation. So they kind of. That was really scary. Absolutely what's the status of your mobile home right now? Have you been able to go back and retrieve some of what's left? Well, it's hard getting into Lake Charles because most of the streets are not astle, there's nothing but landlines, we've seen a semi trucks being entangled is literally like one road to get in and out..
"hurricane laura" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"He knows that you know he has to build upon his basis wives base, right you're supposed to build on it and it has been a challenge for him when looking at the polls so he is clearly trying to reach out to to A. Broader of and make a broader appeal. But to policy point, you know especially on the issues of rates and given what we have seen given the remarkable split-screen just outside of the White House last night where you had the president with this packed crowd on the South Lawn and yet on the other side of the white. House. We had hundreds of people protesting demanding change demanding a racial justice and the president in his speech, the vice president doing the same acknowledging the unrest but never addressing the root cause never discussing the actual concerns that protesters are raising across this country. Well, and there were a lot of women speaking at this convention Jane Top Female AIDS including Kaley mcenaney Kellyanne Conway trying to soften the president's image with personal stories about you know his kindness toward them in support of women generally, here's Kellyanne Conway in likely one of her last appearances working for the trump administration. A woman in a leadership role can still see novel. Not so for president trump for decades, he has elevated women to senior positions in business and government. He confides in and consults US respects our opinions and insists that we are on equal footing with men. And here's Kimberly Guilfoil of former Fox News host and senior fundraising official for the trump campaign as well as donald trump junior's girlfriend she gave her speech on Monday. America it's all on the line.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"In his speech sort of boasted about the fact that they were at the White House after this rammed location and saying look he, he won this. This is his house, his home. And so he sees nothing wrong with using this in this way, but we're talking about a busy week in the news. Mary. Bruce Paula Reid Jane Costa. When we come back police shooting and Canosa can Osha and the ensuing boycott in professional sports, there's much more to come in this busy week Jane Clayson. This is on point we'll be right back. This is on point I'm Jane Clayson. We're talking about the weaken the news with tastic panel today Mary Bruce Senior Congressional correspondent for ABC News Paula Reid White House correspondent for CBS News and Jane Colston Senior Political reporter for Vox while the president making his case for a second term last night on the South Lawn of the white. House against the backdrop of a pandemic. Downturn racial unrest and and a hurricane thrown in there. Jane Coton every year since eighteen, fifty six, the Republican Party has produced a platform articulating its priorities for the next president. This year, there was no new party platform. They used word for word, the agenda from two, thousand, sixteen how come. Well I think they made the case that they did. So because of the pandemic because getting together would be too challenging though the Democratic National Committee was able to do. So using the same thing that we're using right now online mechanisms, but I think it's more indicative of the fact that for right now as national review, put it the campaign statement appears to suggest that the platform. Is Donald Trump himself and I think it's partly because Donald Trump has become more of a mainline Republican than the than the Republican Party has become more like Donald Trump you call in two twenty sixteen. There was a lot of concern from conservatives about Donald trump not just because he's Donald Trump who says ridiculous racist things but because he was not a conservative but it turns out that. Voters didn't care because mainland conservatism in many ways is not very popular with voters. But now we're seeing DONALD TRUMP WHO's emphasizing tax cuts and the beautiful boaters and suburban housewives and I think that the Republican Party is incredibly comfortable with that kind of messaging even while populous are not. So I think that it's not so much that they no longer have a platform it's that Donald Trump. Is Their Platform and Donald Trump on the Republican party are one and the same here is South Carolina, Senator Tim Scott. He was among several speakers at the NC bemoaning the quote cancel culture. He said in his speech on Monday that President Trump's agenda increases opportunity for people of color including black Americans. We're always striving to be better when we stumble and we will we pick ourselves back up. And try again, we don't give in to cancel culture or the radical and factually baseless believe that things are worse today than in the eighteen sixties or the nineteen sixties Paula Reid. This convention went hard on the culture. Wars. Yeah in one note on cancel culture, it was just a few weeks ago that the president essentially called for cancelling of good year. Because they were not allowing their employees to wear Maga- hats, or other political tire but they were allowing people to wear black lives, matter attire and messages supporting some other causes of course that potentially put jobs at risk in a swing state. So just have to put that out there. We talk about about canceled culture but one thing that was so notable. Absence, last night was that the president did not mention Jacob Blake because this most recent wave of fallout from police shootings that we've seen have been as a result of the police shooting of Mr. Blake and I actually asked the president a few hours before the convention if you'd seen the video of that shooting. Three times he would not engage he would not answer the question. He actually ended the press availability and it's so significant last night when the message is supposed to be about law and order and their you heard folks speaking on his behalf about what it is to be black in. America to not mention this individual to not bring it back to the humanity and the call for better police use of force against all communities it it's a notable omission and it's obviously intentional and that is part of their message. It appears. Mary Bruce and we'll get to more on the shooting of Jacob Blake in just a moment. But to stay on this point for a minute there seemed to be a young and diverse. Lineup in the convention several African Americans speaking about trump's record on criminal justice reform and historically low unemployment rates in black communities before the pandemic there was Nikki, Haley former ambassador to the United Nations making the case for the GOP as a welcoming place for minorities how did that message play and and who are they trying to reach? Yet there was very intentional effort by the trump campaign throughout the convention to try and project that they are broadening beyond their base. So you did hear from a diverse group of voices I was struck especially in a lot of the pre produced videos that would introduce some of the speakers and themes. You would see quite a diverse sector of American speaking out on behalf of the president or just. Everyday Americans who say that had connections with the President how they've been impacted by his policies but there really was sort of a split screen in some ways especially on the first night of the the RNC where you had speakers liked him Scott, like Nikki Haley who were giving what felt like more traditional convention speeches really trying to almost brought in the tent right but then you also had Speakers like the president's son like Kimberly guilfoil coming out and really directing their comments just at the base trying to rile them up and it created a bit of a disjointed feels. So I'm not sure how successful of the RNC wasn't trying to reach out but the president politically yeah. He has an issue here..
"hurricane laura" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Only Donald Trump could fix it will now four years later he saying that Donald Trump hasn't fixed it but donald trump can only fix it. Well The convention this week, a busted a lot of times and his parliamentary and It is somewhat unprecedented for the White House to essentially be converted to a set for a political convention. Throughout the week, the government was used government property was used for political purposes. They were video shot inside the White House the President greeting frontline workers, pardoning inmates he presided over naturalization. Ceremony Apollo read some people are invoking the Hatch Act Right now, which stipulates that executive branch officials must not engage in political activities was the hatch act violated this week. So the Hatch Act which as you said, it prevents federal federal officials from engaging in political activity. It's overseen by the Office of Special Counsel Not that Special Counsel Robert, Muller but a different government office, and since there were a lot of questions, they released a statement today and they they specific or this week, and they specifically said that this law does not apply to the president or the vice president, and they also said that the South Lawn and the Rose Garden where the first lady had her speech for the president had his speech last night that those are two areas where in. Fact some employees can engage in political activities without running afoul of the Hatch Act. Now given everything that's happened this week I've spoken with many officials who have been in previous administrations and Ben Responsible for enforcing the Hatch Act and they disagree with this interpretation. But if this is the entity that is responsible for for overseeing this if ultimately any criminal behavior has to be handled by the Justice Department and it would be up to the whoever had run afoul their boss President Trump to enforce it we're going to see what we've seen throughout the trump administration, which is very little regard for. The hatchback, there have been questions specifically about senior counsel to the President Kellyanne. Conway other top officials running afoul of this law and nothing has been done. So given what we've seen over the past three and a half years and this statement from the office of special counsel, it is unlikely that there will be any repercussions or really any litigation over whether this truly did violate the hatchback, but it will be questioned for the next administration whenever they come in. If they really want to return to the norms because you look at that said, it looks like a concert looks like live aid. Or something on the South Lawn, and even at this doesn't apply to the president and vice president. Certainly, it takes many many administration officials to put on an event like this and what is on twitter when I posted video of the sad allow people were outraged. There were very disturbed to see the White House used in this way. Well, secretary of State Mike pompeo broke with precedent this week becoming the first top US diplomat to participate in a political convention. In modern history, he taped a speech in Jerusalem while on a tax payer funded trip is part of his duties secretary of. State. I'm speaking.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"In the news and we have a great panel to guide us through it all Paulo reeds CBS, News, White House correspondent welcome back, Paula. Thank you so much Jane. It's great to be with you. Thank you. Mary Bruce ABC News. Senior. Congressional correspondent Mary Great to have you. Thank you for having me hygiene. I am Jane Coast in senior politics reporter for Vox. Thank you for being here Jane. Thanks so much for having me Jane. So we'll start president trump officially accepted the Republican party nomination for a second term on the South Lawn of White House. Last night. Paula Reid will begin with you. What did you hear in the president's speech? Look. He used the People's House as a political prop like no other president has before there were fireworks on the National Mall of course, his grand entrance, coming down the stairs of the White House. But in addition to the pomp and circumstance what I heard was a continuation of the white. House is mixed messages on the pandemic. Oh while Americans have of course, been told to socially distance in where your masks now go to big events you saw this crowd of nine hundred people smushed in no one wearing their masks and while the president did acknowledge the lives lost to covid he kinda cherry picked some. Numbers to really help his case in one instance he said the US has among the lowest case fatality rates but of course, the US has one of the highest fatality rates in the world based on population. Otherwise speech really sounded a lot like his campaign stump speech of his greatest hits and many falsehoods were shared during this made for TV event. Well, there were many mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic for sure There was a lot of talk about Joe Biden here is president trump during his seventy minute speech going after his Democratic opponent make no mistake if you give power to Joe Biden. The radical left will fund police departments all across. America. They will pass federal legislation to reduce four spent nationwide. They will make every city look like Democrat Ron, Portland Oregon. No one will be safe in Biden's America. No one will be safe in Biden's America Mary Bruce President Trump called Joe Biden a Trojan horse for socialism said that this election would determine whether the American way of life was preserved or destroyed. What struck you about the president's remarks? What we continue to see the president really lean into this law and order messaging painting. This incredibly dark picture of what will happen if Biden is elected suggesting that America simply will not be safe and first of all let's a quick fact check their Joe Biden does not want to defend the police Joe. Biden has also come out and condemned violence in any of these protests across the country but he also. Of course has come to the defense of peaceful protests, the president again, US really litany of false statements and mischaracterization to go after Joe Biden, and he really did go after Joe Biden we tallied it up. He mentioned Biden by name were forty one times contrast that with last week where Joe Biden didn't even mention president trump by name at all in his address and what was interesting I think. especially is how much Joe Biden was responding to this. Even though Joe Biden said, he was going to lay low yesterday. We saw him come out swinging. He was on the cables even before the president made his remarks pushing back against this concept that the trump campaign has been pushing that Americans won't be safe in. Joe. Biden's America. Will Joe Biden says look what you are seeing right now all of the. Unrest across the country everything that is happening. He's as that is happening in Donald Trump's America and Joe Biden was quick to that. You know all of the crises the way that this administration is responding to this he says is simply throwing gasoline on a fire and is pushing the button team pushing the president you know instead of playing politics to actually try and take steps to address some of the urgent issues. You mentioned the law and order message. Mary from President. Trump it was a theme this week. Here's Vice President Mike Pence. Using his speech on Wednesday night to tout law and order in the midst of this global pandemic just as our nation had begun to recover. We've seen violence and chaos in the streets of our major cities. President trump and I will always support. The. Right of Americans to peaceful protests. But rioting and looting is not peaceful protests. Tearing Down Statues is not free speech and those who do so we'll be prosecuted. To the fullest extent of the law. Janko. Speak to this broader message this week at the convention of law and order. Well. It seemed to be kind of a confused message in my view because at the same time that they're making this law and order pitch, they had a number of speakers who condemned Joe. Biden's role in the nineteen ninety-four Crime Bill which was believed to be. Too tough and to put more specifically African American men in prison. So simultaneous, the law is too tough, but we need to get tougher message which I think is a tough needle to thread I also think it's challenging to make this message. When you see that it's it's important to be very clear about what crime statistics look like right now. Violent crime is flat in comparison the previous year reporter property crime. This year is. Down one type of violent crime murder is up in large cities, but it's not just in democratic run cities crimes murderer also up in Jacksonville and Miami, which are both cities with Republican mayors and Republican Governor Ron. Santa's. So we don't actually know why crime is going up and we don't have the statistics from rural areas and suburban areas because that's not how crime statistics work. But I also think that the use of this law and order message as an incumbent seems to imply that if you'll recall in two thousand sixteen. Twenty. Sixteen Republican National Convention centered on this American carnage message and.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Houston Matters
"And so I drove the whole district same today I'm driving my thought but there's not as much flooding number. One thing that we were grateful for they kept talking about tidal surge. And on about that being, you know choosing number twelve, ten, twelve or thirteen feet. And we're we're thinking oh my gosh bet happens they're going to be a lot of flooded out now. We don't see that too much there. Orange Orange County none in. Jefferson County that I've been told about but again, reports are you know kind of coming in none in Galveston County other than the Strahan floodings and of course, emptying very quickly and then none inventory county. So right now thank the Lord we don't have a lot of flooding in our area I'm kind of curious because I always we talk about storms in this area, you've got to imagine those pictures of Oliver just being decimated when the water went across there and I wondered to myself since those storms and because the water drain. So quickly and Galveston this morning have there been infrastructure updates that are aiding in this or were we just fortunate Well both you're absolutely right on both accounts. We're fortunate like I said earlier, we dodged a bullet that was pretty much a lot of the comments most of the officials in the press conference earlier day with habits. but they've made some infrastructure changes my ride of almost forty years before four November six. Grew up over Jefferson down in a little town called needling, and she used to go to crystal beach on the weekends when she was a school high school for family did and. Very, very better with the ball and of course, since getting elected to Congress that area. To become very familiar with it they've worked done road repair there they've been. On highway seventy or eighty seven or going across there. Now to be fair, there's more work to be done. I think you would recognize I heard talk about Ed it. Earlier I think in order to lead up to discussion with him. your hit. You're beginning to hear discussion between Harris County, Galveston County judge all the neighboring counties. That say look. It is time for us to have a regional Greenwich Program Implant. and. So I think you're gonNA see more talk about that more coming to fruition I don't know not. Term I die Yep we'll be talking with the judge about that just a little bit. Coastal Barrier Protection. we of course, I named it after. Hurricane Ike. Basically. As a member of the transportation infrastructure, maybe I've been over the Netherlands with the committee. here a couple of years back. Maybe three now. To, look at The Netherlands book as you may be. I've got the percentage right sixty percent of their land is below sea level. And they actually literally hold the seed that. and. So there's this.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Houston Matters
"This is USA Matter Special Edition I'm earning news. A lot of us went to bed last night with a huge sense of relief hurricane Laura was not going to hit our area, but that was our immediate area few headed east. You would have started to see the winds and rain getting stronger and stronger, and this morning we woke to the images of the devastation along the coast and hitting heading into Louisiana Laura left her mark, and even as I come to you today, the storm is still. Going and currently crossing into Arkansas. So today, we're going to take you to the scenes of some of the damage along the Texas coast in here from current and former elected officials about what we are learning plus friends of the Houston area. The Cajun Navy will be with us to share with. They're doing right now to help keep our neighbors safe. But first, we're going to check in with NPR and find out what's going on in our nation's headlines, and that will be back with you right after that. Whereas before he's expected to officially accept the Republican Party's nomination for a second term in office, the Republican convention is designed for one purpose. To Soothe Donald Trump's ego. To make him feel good. But here's the thing he's the president of the United States. And it's not supposed to be about him. Harris. Also says trump has shown a reckless disregard and has failed to protect Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana Governor John Bel. Edwards says, Hurricane Laura has left a path of destruction along the US Gulf coast. This was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall in Louisiana Ended is still a powerful storm that is in the state of Louisiana. That is continuing the calls damage. Laura has since weakened to a tropical storm but slammed into southern Louisiana as a powerful category four hurricane. Early, this morning NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports. This is the third storms since two thousand seventeen to hit land with catastrophic power Hurricane Nora got its power from the hot water in the Gulf of Mexico. The water on the surface of the Gulf is about four degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the historical average climate scientists say that was enough to help. Laura intensify really quickly and twenty four hours before the storm hit the coast it's maximum wind speeds nearly doubled. That's similar to what happened to hurricane harvey in two thousand seventeen before it hit the Texas. coast. And Hurricane Michael in two thousand eighteen when it hit the Florida panhandle climate change is causing sea-surface temperatures around the world to rise which makes dangerous storms more common Rebecca Hersher NPR news president trump says, he plans to visit. Louisiana. This weekend to survey the damage on. Wall. Street the Dow was up one, hundred, sixty points. This is NPR. Hello I'm Ernie Moose. This is Houston matters special edition first off, I hope everyone listening safe inexperienced none to minimal damage from Hurricane Laura and as gifts. Today, we are spending our show looking at the aftermath of what is looking to be the most powerful storm to hit Louisiana coast. In recent history, we've set news eighty, eight, seven reporter Matt Hair out into the field and. He'll be chatting with us a little later on from Orange Texas and for Mercer, University of Man who knows a thing or two about hurricanes and natural disasters, former Harris, county judge at Emmett, who says you learn something new from each storms so we'll find out what we're his takeaways from IQ HARV and now Laura, and what he thinks about the wave media covers these events. Also who is working very hard today helping save people from the aftermath of Laura we have colleen you president of the Cajun Navy. Relief. And we also welcome your calls. We'd like you to join in the conversation throughout the hour. You can do it very easily just pick up the phone and dial seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven, zero, seven, one. Three four four zero, eight, seventy, join the conversation. But we start off today with one man who I'm sure is very happy of the path that Laura chose to take its representative Randy Weber Randy Weber is US congressman for the Fourteenth Texas Fourteenth district, which covers three coastal counties including Jefferson County, Galveston County, and the lower half of Brasilia County. Hello there representative Weber. L. Good to be with you this morning or. Just, a I'M GONNA. Guess you're in a very good mood today. Well, we're in a lot better move on the way back from being over in Orange County, which is just adjacent to our district, and there was some devastation over there. I don't really out of order. we went through Jefferson County I one of our counties and not. There's devastation. And then we'll be going back to Galveston County and of course, as you mentioned, we also went to southern had zoe county but yeah. Were you feel like we dodged a bullet? I I'm guessing earlier in the week there was a lot of worry a lot of fear and I'm thinking when you're first hearing about these storms building and coming this way, what can you do in your position to start to gear up for something like this? Well. One of the things I tell people earning his I'm born and raised on the Gulf Coast Texas I've lived in a twenty mile radius sixty, seven years. I've been through a lot of hurricane starting in nineteen sixty one hurricane. Carla. When I was eight Hurricane Leash I. go down the list probably ten or twelve of. The most recent Hurricane Harvey Hurricane I in twenty seventeen hurricane I can thousand eight. So we are one of those areas that has extensive experience and getting ready for hurricane. I those kinds of calamities when we hear something like this. we say, okay we've been through this before here or the necessary precautions we use it but list. For our jar community our district by constituents. A reminder now, some of the things have changed in that you know with all the social media that's. Gotten, really taking taking foothold and so prevalent. The last choose number six, eighteen years. we're able to communicate better cities or council wrong county's county commissioners saw the governor the state. other office Scorza. Congressional. So we pretty much communicate stay in touch with our entire constituency. Throughout that process and I don't know that fears is as much. Used to be when it comes to you know what to do over hurricane. People get concerned They. WanNa, make the right decisions. Then they tend on the agencies I just mentioned. To put out information, help them make that decision. I do want to say when we talk about this and the relief that I say that you should be feeling is not to downplay the damage that has occurred I'm looking at it from the fact of how powerful storm was, and at one point we thought we were going to get hit really hard with. That's not to downplay what people are experiencing. What are you seeing in your district? Where is the damage and what's the level of it? Well. No, no way. Would we want to downplay the because it is serious we only the governor we were in a press conference with governor habit over an Orange County which sector doctor actually Dr Brian Bobbins district. But as I said, earlier Jason Combined. Female representatives to their texts department most of. Through their skate ramps Johnny officials. So we're all in this together. Every grown up on the Gulf coast. We help each other out no matter who's counting who's district, and that goes through Louisiana. Do they helped us during hurricane? Harvey and Hurricane Prior Hurricanes we help them. but in our particular fourteen to three counties, West County south of town if you will is royal, county, and then the Central Center County is Galveston County and the Eastern Counties Jefferson County. Some tweezers minor trees down on the east side of.
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"hurricane laura" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!
"Right. Is Anybody watching this probably not I don't care. You had a lot going on last night's one thing you didn't have going on going against the hurricane end the RNC was. The NBA or Major League Baseball because they decided to not play right So that probably boosted their ratings. And then after that. Hurricane Laura was bearing down on US shaves again I knew I could save Texas on my own and I appreciate it. If you're watching a live on youtube right now hammer that like button. We beat the algorithm kids and. When? When Hurricane Laura was approaching shit is going to get nasty dude. I didn't see Kantor on weather channel by the way real disappointed. They stuck some chick out there who is a Newbie and it was like, Hey, man, this is a cat four at landing and you're going to stick a newbie out there. Jim. CANTORE was probably smoking a one hitter in the van and the production van just left her out there. Do fucking. Dick. She was getting blown around last night. They did a new thing on their looks like a stop watch for a track coach that they're wearing now and it kind of marks the wind of leg A. Fun Thing. Way To go with that. But I thought for sure is that thing was barreling down we would wake up this morning and it would be. Just complete annihilation and devastation turned out it wasn't..
"hurricane laura" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Hurricane Laura now a category one, but the damage is done. Well, the images coming out we'll tell you more right after traffic. Don't go anywhere. It is a 35 and your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes on the fives Here is Desmond Shaw really appreciate the tip calls here was just listening to some loyal tipsters. 323467 10 70. If you want to help us out with something I've seen incidents is out there. It turns out this is Caltrans setting up a project for the south side of the island, according to a collar and the Highland offering has taken away so that huge back that we saw earlier. Must haven't CHP stopping all lanes to get Caltrans personality place. Caller said. It looked like I was going to close for a while. They may be shutting down the North bound. Wanna want Highland offramp as well? Because I'm seeing a jam up coming the way they're from Franklin. So Still trying to get some more information on all this, but fairly frustrating, and the caller said Conquest does indeed work. But once you get to the pilgrimage bridge, that's where everything. It's kind of jammed up there. So just expect losing time towards the heart of Hollywood. Maybe you want to go ahead to violence can or Except Santa Monica Boulevard, head west into Hollywood instead. Now the south side of the 14 that's Caltrans work, right lane at Newhall Avenue. Taken away Jam from Via Princesa. Sierra Highway is definitely save you. Some grief had a crash in Irwindale Watch outside of the 2 10. This was before Irwindale Avenue, where we've had one of the middle lanes that taken away drive is crawling pretty nasty. Now, from Sunflower bail there, you've got Foothill or Arrow highway. Both of those will save you quite a bit of grief, getting around that and also getting word of a crash north at 605 Lower Azusa, and it looks like He's gonna have to stop all lanes conclude that one of the right shoulder just came in seconds ago found five of the 1 26. The only details we have is that people are injured, so you expect to find a backup approaching casting about Sun next report said. 8 45 more reports more often, and Desmond Shawn, the Toyota Glendora 24 hour traffic center can extend 70 NewsRadio debauchery going up today. That's a Caused or is being caused by the fact that it's going just get really hot in the valleys and the inland empire again. Today we're into the triple digits. There are high nineties downtown. I.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"This hurricane Laura just. Keeps coming. All right. It is slammed into the Gulf coast hundred and fifty miles per hour winds Carla. That's right. Last night or well this morning early morning right Lake Charles Louisiana it is unbelievable that we stating this yeah, twenty twenty hurricanes pandemic and to have to evacuate doing pan during a pandemic that is a lot lots of power outages went damage trees down get. Off Yes. But here's the thing you have to stay indoors a lot of times or hurricanes people think well, the storm has passed or it's been downgraded to a two so it's safe to go outside absolutely not stay put stay where you are to local authorities can assess the damage is just now being you know daylight the sun is out. So hopefully organizations like Salvation Army Fema, red, cross, they are ready to. Assist the resident's that need help. Shirley got a number. I do cross if for information if you WANNA make donations, you can text the word Laura. That's L A U R A text the Word Laura to nine zero, nine, nine, nine, text the word Laura to nine zero, nine, nine, nine to make donations and we're praying for you. We really really are like Charles we're praying for you and all of the Gulf coast. We're praying for you like Charles. We'll have more of the Steve. Harvey. Morning. Show. Coming up right after this. You're listening to. Harvey Morning Show. In this time of pandemic revolution, you find yourself frustrated at high levels of corruption and inequality. At our inability to get basic things done at the persistence of systemic racism you're not alone. I'm Verizon Thurston author activist and comedian. Our Democratic experiment is at a tipping point a which way we tip is up to us. Listen to how to citizen the Baritone Day on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. WHAT'S UP EVERYBODY WE'RE LA comedy group Obama's other daughters, and on our podcast you down, we're discussing what's going on in the culture. Everything, from dating to their be look y'all got dumps so face so. Had together tank. So, Come Kiki with.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Evacuations last couple of days and the response of far this morning to Laura, have been complicated, of course by the COVID nineteen pandemic to discuss how we're joined now by Mara Short. Associate. Director for the Center for Health and biosciences at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Marsh Welcome to Houston. Matters. Thank you. So, we've been stuck in a pandemic for months. Now I guess I probably didn't need to tell you that. How how does how does something like an event like a hurricane blowing through suddenly complicate that? Okay. So I mean we've all heard the numbers on the unemployment rates that have resulted from covid nineteen and what has risen alongside that is also the rate of uninsured. So we have you know hundreds of thousands of people uninsured whether they lost unemployed. Employer sponsored coverage or just can no longer afford their private plan and we know that people who are uninsured people that are lower income are more likely to end up in hurricane shelters during an evacuation. Because they probably can't afford to get a hotel room or anything like that. So that you end up in a shelter or They may end up facing the quandary of choosing between riding out the storm at home. or in. The case of pandemic having decide if they put theirselves themselves at risk for contracting Kobe, nineteen and a shelter. So it sounds like pressures come to bear economically and pressures on just individual health decisions both. Right it really does and. What we know is like people in shelters even before the pandemic were already disproportionately uninsured So we we know about the uninsured population is that they end up getting a lot of their care from ers and hospitals is their main forces care. and. That can be really catastrophic for a person uninsured. If they need hospitalization to the night team, know that said one of the things that we heard about every but the way public officials approached. Both the voluntary and mandatory evacuations last couple of days which pretty much involved. Now, of course, expired and people are back to their homes but the idea was instead of establishing a large-scale shelter where lots of people would stay in potentially be threatened by Cova nineteen that they would. You know ideally go to hotels or spaces with. The what shelters were made available they made sure things were spaced apart and so forth. Does that that effort make a distinctive difference when we're looking at the economics of healthcare and and then drilling down to the individual potential threats of developing covert nineteen or finding your resources strained because those are the options. Yes, that is certainly a good point. So logistically speaking, we normally do just see these large gyms with beds. You know a couple of feet from each other and so this is. Really having the two events happening at the same time because a lot of pressure on emergency planners, they're having to deal with a whole new set of problems whether it be the shelters you talked about, which you're trying to protect both the evacuees and the volunteers who tend to be in the older population being able to either screen for quote, cove it or. You know allowing prices, elation of people that have the disease but similarly considering your, how do we get these people out A lot of times they have buses helping people evacuate, and you know in order to distance in those, they're having to block off half asleep. So they made me defined twice as many buses to help with transportation of people certainly puts a strain. On a system that already has limited resources and kind of. Dealing with the fact that you know trying to get people already for just the pandemic on its own, and now you this whole `nother level of. Availability of mask and stuff to people that may be evacuating and only have like one or two. And I guess this is specifically an issue for Louisiana, pretty much starting right now. They've got something like at last report about a half million people in Louisiana, and some of these are about seventy, five thousand or so I think in Texas without power as of this morning. Of course, some of that power will be restored fairly quickly. But for those who may find their homes whether they're damaged or not are without power for a week or two potentially. Then they've got to go somewhere and not everybody again has those resources right and so that's what would squeeze on on whatever shelters whatever operations are established. That is completely correct I mean some for the system already kind of facing the strain and it's just a double whammy and something if you don't mind me interjecting that I think is important particularly under these circumstances where we have so many uninsured. And Just resulting from all of this, and then having like these people are facing so much more burden is that you know Texas had the highest rate in the largest number of uninsured before the pandemic began. And know we have hundreds of thousands more uninsured and yet we still remain one of the twelve states that have not taken up the Medicaid expansion. and with that expansion recover, you know one and a half million people before the pandemic, and then you add in the new people that knew of no fault of their own have lost their jobs putting difficult situation And just kind of food for thought considering Texas taking up that expansion, which would be paid ninety percent by the federal government and we're paying for that for other states but Texas has opted this time not to take it up. Let's take this to a another potential level here. What about mental health needs I mean isolation due to the pandemic was bad enough the anxiety we off. He'll during hurricane season whether we're talking about direct hits or close calls in recent years that creates sort of next level challenges. How does this manifest itself in our mental health care system? Certainly, either one of these events on their own is very stressful I. Know I've lived on the coast, my whole life, the stress of a hurricane and then coming home and your home is destroyed Luckily, Houston is not facing that for this storm, but it is a real. You know stress even just leading up to the event and then you know the sphere isolation of Kobe nineteen just. End, certainty that's going along with it. You know we're learning about this disease even now it's you know we're how many into like eight months into it and still learning new things about it constantly, and so it it is a stress and just combining that. Together is certainly a strain in. Certain to see some mental health issues cropping up around both of these. Mara. Short is necess- He director for the Center for Health and biosciences at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Mara, thanks very much. Thank you. Finally today as we assess the damage wrought by Laura we also WanNa take a moment today to acknowledge a loss in the NASA family astronaut Gerald p Jerry Carr died he was the commander of Skylab four, the third and final manned flight to America's first space station. He was also a Houston resident for number of years and some of his family's still here our condolences go out to his loved ones stay tuned news eighty, eight, seven, of course, for ongoing coverage of the impact of Hurricane Laura throughout the day today on all things considered in particular we expect to know more and have more for you as well on tomorrow's Houston. Matters..
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Houston Matters
"I look at the National News. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston Hurricane Laura is bearing down on the US Gulf coast, the powerful category four storm is packing one hundred, forty mile per hour winds and is forecast to make landfall leader tonight NPR's John Burnett is along the Texas Louisiana border where evacuation orders are in effect these cities are just empty. Now you can see that folks have really taken these warnings to heart win it when they realized that this was going to be a category four those are. Very destructive winds and so people have packed up and they have gone to Baton Rouge. They've gone north to Shreveport. They'd gone West, HOUSTON THEY WANNA get out of here. NPR's John Burnett reporting. Vice, President Mike Pence will deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention tonight NPR's Don Gonyea. Reports president trump is also expected to make another appearance during the evening as planned vice president pence with his button-down style provides a contrast to the outsized personality and self. Promotion. Of President, trump GOP ticket the trump campaign says pence will speak in optimistic tones about a second term for the trump administration. He's also expected to praise the administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has now claimed the lives of more than one hundred seventy seven thousand Americans also speaking tonight presidential adviser. Kellyanne Conway who citing family pressures is leaving her White House job at the end of the month, her husband and her teenage daughter are both vocal trump critics don gonyea. NPR News Washington police in Kenosha Wisconsin have arrested and charged seventeen year old suspect with first degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of two protesters. The city has seen three straight nights of demonstrations following police shooting that left a black man critically injured Chuck Hornbach member station W. W. M. reports. Tensions are mounting amid reports that groups of armed civilians are confronting protesters on the city streets around eleven pm Tuesday law enforcement forced demonstrators out of downtown about a half. Hour later three people were shot and authorities. Now say they've arrested Kyle Rittenhouse a juvenile from Antioch Illinois Wisconsin Governor Tony Uber's announced. He's authorizing another two hundred and fifty Wisconsin National Guard troops to help local law enforcement in Kenosha this evening either says the guard will also protect the ability of individuals to peacefully protest on twitter president. Donald Trump says he's sending federal law enforcement to Kenosha to quote restore law and order for NPR news I'm Chuck Perm. Bach in Milwaukee. You're listening to NPR news in Washington. Good afternoon and welcomes you Houston matter special. Edition I'm Ernie Minnie's I. Know I know we said we'd be off until next Monday but in light of Hurricane Nora heading our way, we're back today to help inform and prepare you for the next few days and as we said at the top of the show, Houston looks to be missing a direct hit from lar-. But the area still has much to be concerned with joining US shortly will be KP chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley with Hurricane Update can tracking Mark Sloan from Harris County emergency management will have last minute preparedness. Guide, with things, you still have time to do today plus the latest from Texas Flood Registry, and what we have learned from past storms, our phone lines are open at seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, seven, zero for your questions and concerns. Again, that's seven, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven, zero. But first, let's check in with Doctor James McDevitt who is GonNa tell us if our medical facilities are able to handle the incoming increase in patients Dr. McDevitt is the senior vice president and dean of Clinical Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine Doctor, welcome to the program. Thank your grammy First of all, a lot of talk that we've had lately has been with Covid nineteen, and if the hospitals are ready and is there enough space and can we get in there and if we have medical concerns that aren't necessarily related to Covid nineteen, should we be going? That's been on everyone's mind for months. Now now we're mixing in this hurricane and a lot of potential damage that could come from that. How prepared do you think the medical center in our area medical facilities art handle what's coming? I. Think the short answer that question is completely prepared So if you have a urgent medical need chest pain shortness of breath you risk of or signs of any pending stroke, you shouldn't hesitate to seek tear a technical center hospital or regional rules that that are open. An interesting point that I had never thought about in this because it's not my area but I'm sure you've thought about an awful lot. The areas that could be hit directly by Laura. They actually could lose their hospitals and then those folks would need to come into our hospital system. How prepared are you for incoming patients? Sure. New General Houston we do hurricanes as you know with some regularity. We got the covert nineteen twist at to that. But there's a good mechanism that's driven by track where which is the retail group that helps to balance patient vote across the region. If a hostile loses capacity they can real patients to other facilities with an event like a hurricane enough of that capacity will remain intact that we won't have sort problems. Mixed with that cold air this had happened. Say Eight weeks ago when the hospitals were in the midst of a major surge, we may have had some more capacity constraints but right now we got we got plenty of capacity. I'm curious when we do talk about cove in nineteen, there are certain behaviors we have been preaching for once again months on end. In the situation of a hurricane, do people start to relax? Do they forget that and by relaxed seems the we're a weird word maybe more they refocus on other things. Are we concerned about that? You're cutting out the a little bit but understand the question. There are a couple of things that I think when you put a hurricane. In the context of men global pandemic, create some some different problems. One. You reference We had done a great job in Houston and the surrounding communities of masking and distancing, and that's the main reason why we're seeing a immunity of the disease prevalence in the community now. So Great Job Houston keep it up. but there's a risk that when we are distracted by things like category four hurricanes that people aren't quite as vigilant behavior. So it's really important. We continue to maintain attention to mask and distancing in all the hygiene practices that we've been following here to the past the past several weeks. The second issue to think about is people are displaced. And the moving into shelters welcome back at. Harvey. We had ten thousand people in the drove around Convention Center. Global pandemic is the wrong time to be calm getting people like that in confined spaces, most of the communities in and around Houston Most of our leadership have looked at sheltering option that is smaller groups of people. that. are still paying attention to distancing but I'm a little bit concerned that if people are displaced from their homes and they congregate into syllables that could be something that could. Help to spread spread Kobe nineteen as I understand that FEMA has put out a list of recommendations for shelters to follow. But that is also brings into consideration. The.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Houston Matters
"As the region prepares for Hurricane Laura, City County and state officials have held a variety of press conferences and issued announcements over the last twenty four hours some jointly some apart, some overlapping how clear is that messaging? You feel like you have a handle on what this hurricane may do where and what you should do to get ready for it. Let's check in now with the University of Houston political analysts, Beth Simpson Brandon Rotting House to discuss this particular job for elected officials will also get into this week's Republican National Convention in our remaining time today Beth brandon. Good Morning. Running back. Beth let me start with you this. This'll be a streamlined version of her usual political roundup understandable in light of of the weather and events today. But Let let's start with hurricane. Laura. We tend by and large to turn to county judges the chief executives of the counties in our region who also serve as the chief emergency management officers for their respective counties. What are the messages you think are getting across from these officials across Greater Houston over the last twenty four hours. I mean I think the message is very clear. If be prepared you know that's the one I. Guess is good things about a hurricane compared to other natural disasters if you want to call it a bad thing. We do have some warning that it's coming. We have the ability to take that to do what we began to. Board up and get people out of the most dangerous areas. So I think the message has been very clear that we need to take it seriously you need to you know just calmly an orderly take the step that needs to you know. Plan for the word. That A it's been a very Tokyo given clear methods brandon moments like the lead up to a major storm. Remind us that. When state and local officials are often at odds over policies or funding or seemingly just about everything they are pretty quick to be in lockstep ahead of a major storm aren't they? Yeah I, think that's right. There's no partisanship on a hurricane. It's just a destruction for everything that's passed and. And so this is a way for the official to be able to get on the same page and the hope is that they can do. So this is something it's sad to say that they're quite used to dealing with and there are of procedures informed doesn't place to be able to keep people safe and to move the county and the region forward. So that's the goal and I think overall, they've done a good job especially in the context of the fact that it's happened in the middle of pandemic. There no, there's no partisanship when it comes to hurricanes but there certainly is when it comes to national conventions that's they're intended to be. We talked about the Democratic National Convention last week. Let's start by the Republican national. Convention now. And Beth and starting with you but I'll brandon to in on this as well. What stood out to you so far in the first two nights at the GOP convention. and..
"hurricane laura" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Hurricane Laura grew dramatically in strength speed overnight that rapid intensity counter-intuitively may be good news for Houston as the storm appears to be headed for landfall to our east at or very near the Texas Louisiana border. I'm Craig Cowan's Day on Houston matters the very latest from space. City weather's Burger, and the National Weather Service's Katie. Landry will also check in with Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo. On the county's preparations for whatever we. May yet see tonight through tomorrow will discuss evacuations in effect in Harris County Galveston and some other areas around the region. Then we'll turn our attention to those communities more and more seeming to be directly in Loris Path Beaumont and port. Arthur we'll talk with a reporter from the Beaumont Enterprise. We'll start with a news update from NPR and then dive into what Hurricane Laura's bringing to the Gulf coast and wear stay with us. This.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Signs that Hurricane Laura could start to get stronger in a big hurry. 1 18 now, traffic and weather together. Julian Rogers. Okay, Situation at D F W Airport or at least at the South End of it. 1 83 westbound aim and Carter. Traffic is indeed using. Gosh, the apex right shoulder just barely two kind of creep around this accident and, ah, again, That's right. Near the 3 60 exits at Amy Carter, the big backup begins. Add a round Valley view now, so we're trickling into Irving on this delay. If you're heading in that direction, you've got the express lane at your disposal, and, uh, that appears to be moving just fine. So far, the delays on the freeway or pretty rough, though. And 35 east south of as you head towards the loop, 12 split. There's still that trouble spot its construction on the left side there, Uh, sizable, back up enough that you're going to see yourself breaking about Royal Lane. Eastbound LBJ Highway 80. That's going to be a or I should say Highway 80 east from South bound LBJ. That's going to be the ramp blocked with construction and mesquite and still big backups and Terrel on both 5, 57 and 20. Little past the merge. There is construction in the left lane, and it's really going to set you back on I 20 year in particular. The delay is at least 20 minutes long. I'm Julian Rogers next, reported 1 28 and breaking traffic alerts when they happen. Sonny. Hazy and hot as we go through the afternoon high in the middle nineties about 75 overnight middle nineties again tomorrow, maybe a few straight showers and then we'll see if our rain chances go up starting Thursday, depending on the track of Hurricane Laura, it's 90 now K r.
"hurricane laura" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
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