‘IN ATTIC, HELP:' Firefighter on Jet Ski rescues Florida couple from Hurricane Sally
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)CANTONMENT, Fla. – The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the front door. The Florida couple was trapped in their home after Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, with 105 mph (165 kph) winds. “I wouldn’t wish it on anyone,” Elaine Hulgan said. “When they kept going by and not seeing us, I told Jack, ‘Jack, are the four of us going to die in this house?’” Elaine said. Elaine Hulgan said they’re not sure where they might live while their home is being repaired, but they’re also thankful to be alive.
Tropical Tracker: Atlantic poised to run out of storm names very soon
ORLANDO, Fla – Things have been crowded in the Atlantic lately and the storms currently spinning will soon have company. Two tropical waves, Invest 99L near Africa and Invest 90L in the Bay of Campeche, will be fighting for the last name of the 2020 hurricane season, Wilfred. An area of disturbed weather in the southern Gulf of Mexico is getting better organized and will likely get a name soon. This storm, likely getting the name Wilfred, will be stuck in between steering systems and may meander in the Gulf for a while. Tropical Depression 22 forms over the Gulf of Mexico (NHC)Tropical Depression 22:Tropical Depression 22 formed over the southwestern part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Winds of change: Highs in 80s coming soon to Central Florida
We will have highs in the 80s for the weekend as autumn nears. High temperatures in the Orlando area will be in the low 90s for the next couple of days, but a new front nearing Central Florida will drop the highs into the upper 80s this weekend. The tropical depression’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday have decreased to near 30 mph (45 kph) with additional weakening expected. Authorities have warned that rain from the storm could swell eight waterways in Florida and Alabama to record levels. Meanwhile, Teddy has become a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Sally makes landfall in same place on same day as Ivan did 16 years ago
Hurricane Sally officially made landfall at 5:45 a.m. EDT on Sept. 16 as a Category 2 storm in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Sally made landfall on the 16 year anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, a Category 3 hurricane that also came ashore in Gulf Shores. Ivan officially made landfall at 3 a.m. Hurricane Ivan track from 2004Ivan at one time was an extremely powerful Category 5 storm as it moved through the Caribbean. Ivan famously made a loop-the-loop after emerging back into the Atlantic, impacting South Florida as a much weaker system.
As Hurricane Sally moves away, rain chances decrease in Central Florida
As the system slowly moves away from the Orlando area, however, rain chances here will decrease a bit. Hurricane Sally’s northern eyewall is raking the Gulf Coast with hurricane-force winds and rain from Pensacola Beach, Florida westward to Dauphin Island, Alabama, the National Hurricane Center said. Stacy Stewart, a senior specialist with the National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 hurricane could strengthen further before the entire eyewall moves inland. Sally was a rare storm that could make history, said Ed Rappaport, deputy director of the National Hurricane Center. With Hurricane Sally expected to dump rain for days, the problem could be worse than normal, she said.
LIVE TRACKS, MORE: Hurricane center eyes 6 systems in the tropics
ORLANDO, Fla. – How many systems in the tropics can the National Hurricane Center track at one time? The hurricane center was monitoring seven systems until Rene dissipated over the central Atlantic Monday afternoon. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center showed Sally’s wind speeds had jumped to 100 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Here is the 5 p.m. advisory and forecast track from the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Paulette, meanwhile, was moving north-northeastward away from Bermuda as a Category 2 hurricane Monday afternoon at 15 mph, packing 105-mph winds, according to the hurricane center.
Tropical Storm Sally to bring more rounds of heavy rain to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Torrential tropical downpours will continue to move through Central Florida even as Tropical Storm Sally pulls away from the state. Waves of heavy rain from Sally will continue through Monday. Sally will continueHighs Sunday will be held in the mid-to-upper 80s again with the thick cloud cover and rounds of heavy rain. Cloudy skies will be around for most of the day with the threat for heavy rain continuing. Tropical update:Five day tropical developmentSeven areas are being highlighted by the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Tracker: Storms lined up like ducks in the Atlantic
There are currently two named storms (Paulette and Rene) in the Atlantic, with another storm likely developing by the end of the week or weekend. The percentage is for the chance it has to develop into a tropical system, not whether it will impact land. The Atlantic is currently being influenced by two areas of high pressure, one in the Eastern Atlantic, the other near the U.S.A trough of low pressure is in the middle helping to create the two split areas of high pressure. Paulette will be caught between the two high pressure systems and, therefore, will be moving slowly. Next week, there is a chance that we could have four named systems active at the same time in the Atlantic.
Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19
A technician makes an adjustment to a robot at Miso Robotics' White Castle test kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test the robot arm that can cook french fries and other foods. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test a robot arm that can cook french fries and other foods. White Castle and Miso have been discussing a partnership for about a year. Those talks accelerated when COVID-19 struck, said White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson.
‘Foes and Fashion’ theme coming to daytime CBS soaps May 11
CBS daytime is taking you back in time next week with the theme of “Foes and Fashion.”If you love re-watching classic episodes of your favorite soaps, this week is for you. Starting Monday, May 11, “The Young and the Restless” will be a week of rivals and it features past episodes that feature adversaries and antagonists. “The Bold and the Beautiful” will be all about fashion for five days looking back at episodes that feature classic couture, backbiting and betrayals. Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) encourage Quinn to move forward with her original plan for the show-stopper in spite of ruffling the feathers of Eric’s (original cast member John McCook) family. Bill (Diamont) is less than pleased with the idea when Wyatt (Brooks) plays devil’s advocate, stating that the Spectra show could be a success.