Shortened census led to an incomplete count in some areas
The early end to the 2020 census has some areas complaining they needed more time to count residents in a chaotic environment of coronavirus shutdowns and storm evacuations.Parts of Louisiana and tribal lands in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah face the biggest gaps in the pandemic-shortened count. But Manhattan in New York City and parts of New England, Mississippi and North Carolina also fell short of average completion rates. The count in those areas will have to be finished using estimates from administrative records and other techniques.The Census Bureau stopped accepting responses on Oct. 15...
Tropical Storm Delta dumps rain over northeastern Louisiana, nearby states as it moves farther inland
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Delta weakened to a tropical storm overnight, but the system still packs high wind gusts and threatens heavy rains across portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday.As of Saturday morning, Tropical Storm Delta was about 45 miles south-southeast of Monroe, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, the NHC said in its latest advisory.Delta is moving north-northeast at 16 mph, and is expected to move across northern Mississippi and into the Tennessee Valley late Saturday and into Sunday, the NHC said.About 780,00...
Hurricane Delta makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana., as a Category 2 storm about 7 p.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.Delta’s eye started coming ashore in southwestern Louisiana about 6 p.m. Eastern time, with 100-mph winds and life-threatening storm surge as it moved inland.Category 2 hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson scale have wind speeds between 96 and 110 mph. Category 3 hurricanes have wind speeds between 111 and 129 mph.At Freshwater Canal Locks in Louisiana, a water level gauge reported storm surge inundation of more than 7 feet above ground level,...
Tropical Storm Beta remains at a standstill in Gulf Coast; Hurricane Teddy expected to grow, aims for Bermuda
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center continued to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Saturday, including Hurricane Teddy, and Tropical Storms Beta and Wilfred.Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet after Wilfred took up the last name in the “2020 hurricane season list,” has been stationary in the Gulf Coast for the past several hours, according to the NHC’s latest report.As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Beta was located 320 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, and 245 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with sustained winds of 60 mph, moving west at 2 mp...
Review: In debut 'NewsNation' on WGN America promises balance, delivers convention
CHICAGO — More than a new primetime cable newscast, “NewsNation” sounds like the title of a TV series about a newscast.And you could do worse for against-the-odds drama than to try to sell America, in the middle of a pandemic, on the idea that it needs more cable news, that the cable news in question should originate from studios on Chicago’s northwest side, that the anchor team should be people unknown outside of the local markets they came from, and that you’re going to try to do it all under the motto, endlessly repeated, of providing “balance, not bias.”Oh, and did we not mention yet that ...