Hurricane Michael by the numbers: At least 5 dead, over 900,000 homes, businesses without power

first_imgABC News(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Hurricane Michael, a historic Category 4 storm, struck the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday afternoon, unleashing heavy rain, high winds and a devastating storm surge.Here is a look at the dangerous storm by the numbers:155 mph: Wind speed — nearly the highest possible for a Category 4 hurricane — with which Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach and Panama City. A hurricane with 157 mph or higher is a Category 5, the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.129 mph: Peak wind gust reported Wednesday at Tyndall Air Force Base, which is about 12 miles southeast of Panama City, Florida.5: Number of storm-related deaths attributed to Michael thus far, including an 11-year-old girl who local officials say was killed when part of a metal carport crashed into her family’s mobile home in Lake Seminole, Georgia. 14 feet: The maximum height forecast for the storm surge when Michael’s strong winds pushed the ocean water onto land.12 inches: The isolated maximum amount of rain that Michael was forecast to dump across the Florida Panhandle and the state’s Big Bend region, as well as in southeast Alabama and parts of southwest and central Georgia.9 inches: Maximum amount of rain that Michael could bring to isolated areas from Virginia to North Carolina.922,167: Number of homes and businesses without power in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina as of Thursday at 12:25 p.m. ET. The vast majority are in Florida and Georgia.30,000: Number of workers mobilized from across the country to help restore power.325,000: Estimated number of people in the storm’s path who were told to evacuate by local authorities.6,000: Approximate number of people who stayed in the roughly 80 shelters across Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina on Wednesday night.3,000: Number of personnel the Federal Emergency Management Agency deployed ahead of landfall.35: Number of counties in Florida, of the state’s 67, where Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency prior to landfall.3,500: Number of Florida National Guard troops activated for pre-landfall coordination and planning, with an emphasis on high water and search-and-rescue operations.600: Number of Florida state troopers assigned to the Panhandle and Big Bend region to assist with response and recovery efforts.500: Number of disaster relief workers that the American Red Cross was sending to affected areas in the Sunshine State.200: Approximate number of patients who will be evacuated from Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart in Panama City, Florida, on Thursday morning and transferred to regional facilities, after the storm shattered windows and stripped down walls at the hospital. Thirty-nine of those patients are in critical care and will be transferred by emergency air services, the hospital said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Towards implementing artificial intelligence post-processing in weather and climate: Proposed actions from the Oxford 2019 workshop

first_imgThe most mature aspect of applying artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) to problems in the atmospheric sciences is likely post-processing of model output. This article provides some history and current state of the science of post-processing with AI for weather and climate models. Deriving from the discussion at the 2019 Oxford workshop on Machine Learning for Weather and Climate, this paper also presents thoughts on medium-term goals to advance such use of AI, which include assuring that algorithms are trustworthy and interpretable, adherence to FAIR data practices to promote usability, and development of techniques that leverage our physical knowledge of the atmosphere. The coauthors propose several actionable items and have initiated one of those: a repository for datasets from various real weather and climate problems that can be addressed using AI. Five such datasets are presented and permanently archived, together with Jupyter notebooks to process them and assess the results in comparison with a baseline technique. The coauthors invite the readers to test their own algorithms in comparison with the baseline and to archive their results.last_img read more

Today’s City Council Meeting Agenda

first_imgE.ORDINANCE R-2019-27 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1807 & 1809 Stringtown Rd Petitioner:Jason Paul Owner:Jason Paul Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward:3Melcher Representative:Jason Paul A.RESOLUTION C-2019-19 A Resolution Encouraging Changes to the 2020 Budget for Fire Station Maintenance Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: Councilman Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 VIII.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY F-2019-20 Amended Attachment: IX.COMMITTEE REPORTS VII.RESOLUTION DOCKET F.ORDINANCE F-2019-21 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Appropriations and Repeal and Appropriations of Funds Within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 Notify: Kelley Coures, DMD A.ORDINANCE G-2019-13 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.40 (Taxicabs) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Melcher Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 10/28/2019 Notify: Josh Claybourn, Jackson Kelly I.INTRODUCTION B.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS Memo Attachment: D.ORDINANCE F-2019-18 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving and Adopting the 2020 Budget for the Port Authority of Evansville Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 B.ORDINANCE F-2019-16 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Departments of the City Government for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2020 Sponsor(s):Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date:10/14/2019 Notify:Russ Lloyd, Jr., Controller VI.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS R-2019-25 Attachment: G-2019-12 Attachment: C.ORDINANCE R-2019-25 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 210 Waggoner Avenue Petitioner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Owner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 5 Elpers Representative: Beth Folz, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. D.ORDINANCE R-2019-26 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 257 259 E Mulberry Street Petitioner: Sarah Schuler Owner: Albion Fellows Bacon Center Requested Change: C1 & R2 to C1 Ward: 4 Weaver Representative: Sarah Schuler, VPS Architecture F-2019-17 Amended Attachment: center_img F-2019-16 Amended Attachment: B.ORDINANCE F-2019-22 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/28/2019 X.ADJOURNMENT C.ORDINANCE F-2019-17 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Evansville-Vanderburgh Levee Authority District for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2020 Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 F-2019-22 Attachment: A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council is Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS E.ORDINANCE F-2019-20 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 R-2019-26 Attachment: Agenda Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM G-2019-13 Attachment: C-2019-19 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-12 An Ordinance Fixing the Salaries of Every Appointive Officer, Employee, Deputy, Assistant, Departmental and Institutional Head of the City of Evansville and the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Levee Authority for the Year 2020 and Establishing Salary Administration Procedures Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 F-2019-18 Amended Attachment: City Council Meeting OCTOBER 14, 20191 NW ML KING JR. BLVD – ROOM 3015:30 P.M.AGENDA F-2019-21 Attachment: R-2019-27 Attachment: FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

UPDATE: Wounded K9 officer Luna is expected to recover; cleared to go home

first_imghttps://www.gofundme.com/f/k9-luna-and-sjcpd-k9-program?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 Google+ Twitter Pinterest UPDATE: Wounded K9 officer Luna is expected to recover; cleared to go home Facebook Twitter WhatsApp (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police) St. Joseph county Police K9 Officer Luna was injured yesterday during a shootout as police attempted to serve a warrant on 30 year old Rodney Ross. Luna and another officer were injured, and Luna had to be rushed for emergency care as the wound came close to her femoral artery.You can read the original story hereBelow is an update from St. Jospeh County Police:During a shootout off Lilac Road yesterday, SJCPD K9 Luna suffered a gunshot wound to her inner right thigh area. After being shot, she was rushed to Roseland Animal Hospital and stabilized for transport to a 24 hour emergency clinic where she remains at this time. The bullet missed her leg bone but hit a vein. Doctors do not believe they will remove the bullet. Luna has been cleared to come home this afternoon. She lost a lot of blood and doctors will continue to check her blood every 24 to determine if a blood transfusion will be required. Luna is expected to survive and recover. It will be a long recovery. At this time doctors do not know if she will be able to return to service with the department or not. County Police extend their gratitude for their quick efforts to the Vets and staff at both Roseland Animal Hospital and North Central Veterinary Emergency Center in Westville Indiana. By Carl Stutsman – October 14, 2020 0 475 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest K-9 Luna began her career with Sgt. Parmelee and the SJCPD in January of 2020. After successfully completing their training, K-9 Luna and Sgt. Parmelee began working the midnight road patrol.  K-9 Luna and Sgt. Parmelee have already been involved in several apprehensions since their short time on the midnight road patrol.  A GoFundMe page has been established to cover all Veterinary and medical costs for Luna and any remaining funds will go towards the SJCPD K-9 fund with FOP #155. Previous articleMayor signs off on South Bend’s 2021 budgetNext articleIndiana to remain at Stage 5 w/mask mandate, Indiana’s top doctor tests positive for COVID-19 Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

African Students Association hosts annual conference

first_imgNotre Dame’s African Students Association (ASA) will hold its annual Midwestern African Students Association Conference February 5-7. During the conference, several other African student associations from various Midwestern universities will participate in networking, discussion and a celebration of African culture, Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, senior and president of Notre Dame’s ASA, said.Susan Zhu The African Students Association is a student organization dedicated to educating and celebrating with the Notre Dame community the rich cultures of Africa, Nwaogwugwu, said.“The club seeks to establish a home away from home where Africans and those interested in learning more about Africa can come together and share their love for the continent,” she said. “Our goal is to promote all aspects of African culture through informational meetings and monthly activities in hopes of bringing light to Africa and its future. We hope to better educate club members in hopes that they, in turn, can educate those around them.”According to Nwaogwugwu, the ASA’s various activities and fundraisers throughout the year include monthly meetings, a welcome-back mixer, concession stand, haunted house trip, membership drive and game night during the fall semester. In the spring semester the ASA sponsors the “signature” ASA Weekend, trips to other University ASA events, and “Africa on the Quad” in collaboration with the Student Union Board. Notable events this year will include a joint discussion with the Black Student Association about “integral connections within the African Diaspora” in February, as well as a March reading from an African author.This year marks the fourth Midwestern African Students Association Conference. Nwaogwugwu said the conference grew out of a previously annual “Africa Week” on campus, which inspired ASA leaders to “think it would be awesome to have a conference where we host other Midwest African student organizations to gather for networking, conversations and entertainment, and thus began ASA weekend.”According to Nwaogwugwu, putting on this year’s conference has involved a lot of preparation, including making sure the conference’s panel is comprised of a diverse group of students and securing a line-up of performers and food.The theme of this year’s conference, according to the ASA website, is “Connecting to Africa: Uniting the Diaspora.”“The theme of our first conference was ‘Africa is Not a Country’,” Nwaogwugwu said, “The 2014 theme was ‘Changing the Face of Africa,’ and last year our theme was ‘This is New Africa.’ We started this whole weekend with the intention of educating those around us as we strived to dispel a few of the misconceptions there might be about Africa as a whole, like it being a country. Each year since, we have continued the discussion and the sharing of personal experiences to make it easier to not form a single narrative about the place that many of us call home. This year’s theme was selected because we feel the next logical step is to understand ways in which we can all connect back to Africa and use our unique talents to make it better.”According to the ASA website, as well as Nwaogwugwu, the conference will begin on Friday with an opening mixer in the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom. The first event Saturday will be a panel discussion in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.“A number of ND students that will share the ways they have and continue to connect with Africa,” Nwaogwugwu said.  “In the afternoon we will have #ASATalks which are academic, cultural and professional presentations [and] discussions.”“Africa Night” will be held in Stepan Center on Saturday evening and consist of a showcase of African-themed dance performances, songs and fashion and include the groups Troop ND and First Class Steppers. On Sunday the conference will conclude with a praise and worship service in the chapel of the Coleman-Morse Center and brunch in the Oak Room of South Dining Hall. Attendees of the conference include Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students as well as students at Wabash College, Indiana University and Case Western Reserve University.“I hope this conference informs more people about Africa, existing engagement opportunities, and about our club as a whole because (the) African Students Association, as well as ASA Weekend, is for Africans, Africa enthusiasts and those curious about Africa, because we would all love to share her with you,” Nwaogwugwu said.Tags: African Students Associationlast_img read more

Renewables Could Meet 100% of Midwestern Electricity Demand by 2040

first_imgRenewables Could Meet 100% of Midwestern Electricity Demand by 2040 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Andy Balaskovitz for Midwest Energy News:As lawmakers debate relatively modest renewable energy standards across the Midwest — or seek to halt them all together — clean energy groups, public officials and California researchers highlighted plans last month for the region to get to 100 percent renewables by 2050.Led by Mark Jacobson, director of Stanford University’s Atmosphere and Energy Program, the Solutions Project says each state can hit a 100 percent renewable mix through wind, water and solar within 35 years.For seven Midwest states – Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa – between 50 percent (Indiana) and 79 percent (Minnesota) of the projected energy mix could come from a combination of onshore and offshore wind.The remaining supply would mostly comprise utility-scale, commercial, residential and concentrated solar, with a small percentage from hydroelectric sources under the projected energy mixes.According to Jacobson’s figures — which were first published in a paper last year — wind and solar could meet all of Indiana’s and Illinois’ energy needs; 99.9 percent of Ohio’s; 99.8 percent of Iowa’s; 99 percent of Wisconsin’s; 98.3 percent of Michigan’s; and 96.4 percent of Minnesota’s.The projections apply to all energy sectors — not just electric — to include transportation and heating and cooling. Additionally, each of those states’ power demand would decrease on average about 35 percent, according to Jacobson.“The idea is to electrify everything,” Jacobson said on a conference call last month. For Michigan alone, “the benefit of all this is we calculate it would create about 50,000 net jobs, eliminate 1,700 air pollution deaths and about $1,300 per person, per year in health costs.”Electric prices would also level off at about 11.4 cents per kilowatt-hour, Jacobson said.“This would create jobs, stabilize energy prices, reduce the cost of energy, reduce energy dependence on imported oil and create more energy-independent states and countries,” he said.Full article: Wind and solar could meet nearly all Midwest energy needs by 2050, researcher sayslast_img read more

Kelapa Gading district head latest Jakarta official to die of COVID-19

first_img“More sad news: The district head of Kelapa Gading, Bapak M. Hermawan died at 11:50 a.m. on Sept. 19 in the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital [RSPI],” he said as quoted by tempo.co.Read also: Jakarta secretary Saefullah latest high-ranking official to die of COVID-19According to RSPI president director Mohammad Syahril, Hermawan was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday.At least five other Jakarta officials, including West Jakarta Mayor Uus Kuswanto, who is currently being treated at Pertamina Hospital in Central Jakarta, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few weeks.Besides Hermawan and Saefullah, Ubay Hasan, the subdistrict head of South Meruya in West Jakarta, died of COVID-19 on Tuesday. (trn)Topics : M. Hermawan, the district head of Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta, died of COVID-19 on Saturday, officials said, only days after Jakarta administration secretary Saefullah succumbed to the disease.Jakarta Personnel Agency (BKD) head Chadir confirmed the news the same day, kompas.com reported.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan also confirmed the news of Hermawan’s death.last_img read more

141, Luxemburg announce Two Track Challenge Series

first_imgBy Greg Aregoni LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Luxemburg Speedway and 141 Speedway are excited to announce a partnership with the Two Track Challenge Series.This championship will be based on the combined points of both tracks. The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will be the participating divisions. The 2014 series will be split into two sessions. The first session will end halfway through the season on June 14. The second session will end on Aug. 29. “We thought this would be a great way to help drivers who already race both tracks. This will give them a little extra to shoot for. This will be a great for fans to keep an eye on both track’s point standings,” said Gene Mathu, promoter at Luxemburg.All three divisions will pay the top 10 in the standings between the two tracks. The Modified winner will receive $200. Both the Stock Car and Northern SportMod winner get $150. “We are excited to jump on board with Luxemburg Speedway to show drivers how much we appreciate their support. We want drivers to see who the best of the best is at the two tracks. We feel the fans will love the competition,” said Chet Christner, director of operations for 141 Speedway. 141 Speedway races weekly on Saturday nights. The track website is www.141speedway.com. Luxemburg Speedway’s regular program is on Friday nights and the track website is www.luxemburgspeedway.com.last_img read more

The Latest: Stanford eliminating 11 varsity sports programs

first_imgThe Latest: Stanford eliminating 11 varsity sports programs July 8, 2020 Manager Terry Francona says Reyes was re-tested for the coronavirus and may now participate in training camp. He is scheduled to take batting practice Wednesday and speak to the media on Thursday.Also, Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19, is traveling to Cleveland after he had one negative test. The team says DeShields experience minor symptoms from the virus. He’ll be tested again when he arrives and can rejoin his teammates as long as he doesn’t test positive again.DeShields is in his first season with the Indians, who acquired him in December from Texas in the trade involving ace Corey Kluber.___The Chicago White Sox are giving fans the opportunity to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves that will be displayed at Guaranteed Rate Field during the team’s season-opening homestand. Programs affected include men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. The university is the first Power Five school to cut any sports programs. It also said Wednesday that it’s eliminating the jobs of 20 support staff as part of the realignment. ___Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to return to the field after being isolated for attending a party over the July Fourth weekend.The team kept Reyes away from Progressive Field as a precaution after he attended a holiday gathering without wearing a mask. The Indians learned of Reyes’ off-field actions from social media. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Stanford has announced it’s eliminating 11 varsity sports programs after the 2020-21 academic year. Associated Press The cutouts cost $49 and will be available while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the team’s charitable arm.The White Sox open with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins starting on July 24.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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