Tropical Depression Rene dissolves; Hurricane Sally strengthens in Gulf of Mexico
MIAMI — As Hurricane Sally crept toward a very wet landfall in the Gulf of Mexico, two tropical storms formed and one tropical depression dissolved Monday.That left four named storms in the Atlantic, two disturbances to watch and only one name left on the hurricane center’s alphabetic list for the season. After Wilfred, storms will be named after Greek letters.Sally rapidly became a Category 2 hurricane Monday afternoon, and forecasters warned it could strengthen further before landfall. But the real devastation could be in flooding. The hurricane center predicted that Sally could swamp Louisi...
Florida still not reporting how many are hospitalized with COVID; DeSantis won't say why
MIAMI — Under pressure last week as COVID-19 hospitalizations soared in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said the state would start reporting daily hospitalization data for all 67 counties.DeSantis on Tuesday, however, refused to address the fact that the state has yet to make good on its promise when asked by a Miami Herald reporter.“Obviously not everything is presented in this report but just an unbelievable amount of data is available,” DeSantis said at an indoor news conference held at Florida’s 12th COVID-only nursing facility near Miami International Airport.He did not respond to a fo...