What we’re reading: Hurricane Sally moves north, Trump to visit California



This satellite photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Sally, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at 2050 GMT. Sally churned northward on Sunday, poised to turn into a hurricane and send a life-threatening storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. (NOAA via AP)

By Caroline Garland

Hurricane Sally moves north

Gulf coast residents prepared for a new weather battle as Hurricane Sally moves northward, according to Fox News.

Storm chasers from the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sally is expected to reach the shore by Tuesday morning, leading to dangerous weather conditions including flooding in regions extending from Morgan City, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves warned residents to prepare for Sally immediately.

Sally could produce rain totals up to 24 inches by mid-week.

The coronavirus pandemic exceeds 29 million cases

More than 29 million people around the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and it has killed over 924,000 people worldwide, according to ABC News.

The United States has had more cases than any country, with over 6.5 million reported cases and at least 194,000 deaths.

California is leading the United States in COVID-19 cases, with more than 749,000 people diagnosed with the virus. Texas and Florida are close behind with 669,000 cases and 654,000 cases, respectively.

Sept. 2, 2020, a student at San Diego State University wears a mask on campus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the world experiences a surge in cases. (AP photo, Gregory Bull, File)

Trump plans to visit California amid growing wildfire concern

The devastating western wildfires have presented a catastrophe amid the pandemic and economic recession, according to The Washington Post.

After a long silence regarding the West Coast wildfires, President Trump announced he will be in California today to talk with firefighters and emergency officials.

The wildfire crisis is a chance for Trump to redeem himself in California by offering federal aid and support to the people affected by the fires, The Washington Post wrote.

Police pepper spray protesters after fatal shooting

A Pennsylvania crowd gathered outside the Lancaster Bureau of Police Station on Sunday night to protest the fatal shooting of a man prosecutors said had run at a police officer with a knife, according to NBC News.

The crowd of more than 100 people was warned by the police department that “chemical munitions would be deployed” if the protesters did not move.

Police pepper sprayed the crowd, who damaged a county vehicle, threw bricks at the police station and launched bottles, rocks, bricks and road barricades at the officers. 

The gathering of protestors was in response to the shooting of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz.