5 issues it is best to know on Wednesday
Florida prepares for Elsa landfall
Elsa regained hurricane status when he headed north of Tampa for landing early Wednesday. Insulated bags could see up to 9 inches of rain, although most places on the Keys would see 3 to 6 inches, forecasters said. “Life-threatening” storm surges, floods and isolated tornadoes are possible, warned the National Hurricane Center. Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for more than two dozen counties, while President Joe Biden approved a Florida declaration of emergency, which means the federal government will fund the cost of evacuation and shelter support.
After Eric Adams wins the NYC mayor’s primary, a statement from the closest rival is awaited
Former sanitary officer Kathryn Garcia planned to issue a statement Wednesday after retired NYPD captain and Brooklyn District President Eric Adams narrowly won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. The latest count showed he led Garcia with 8,426 votes, or just over 1 percentage point, according to the Associated Press, which launched the race for Adams, who declared victory Tuesday night. Adams is the big favorite to win the November general election and would be the city’s second black mayor.
Six months after the Capitol Riot, the Feds are still hunting suspects
Federal authorities are still pursuing violent rioters who participated in the deadly attack on the Capitol six months after supporters of former President Donald Trump clashed with law enforcement in a failed attempt to halt certification of President Joe Biden’s election. The FBI released 11 new videos showing rioters, some of whom were engaged in hand-to-hand combat with police. The videos were accompanied by a new call for the public to identify these individuals. At least 535 people have been arrested as the criminal investigation has become the largest in US history. A total of 140 officers were attacked, including 80 from the US Capitol Police and about 60 from the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
NYC honors important workers with ticker parade
While experts remain concerned about the Delta variant, about a year and a half after reporting the first cases of COVID-19 in the US, states are showing signs of recovery. In New York City, key workers will be honored with a ticker tape parade on Wednesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio promised the celebration in April 2020 – the worst month of the pandemic in New York. The city’s soaring vaccination rates and low rate of new infections make this a good time for the parade, the mayor said. The city last held a ticker tape parade in July 2019 to celebrate the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s World Cup victory.
Happy 75th Anniversary, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
The longest-married presidential couple in American history, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. How did you do that? In a recent interview, they gave some tips. “Every day there has to be reconciliation and communication between the two spouses,” said the former president. “We don’t go to sleep with some remaining differences between us.” And Rosalynn Carter pointed out the importance of shared interests. “Jimmy and I are always looking for things to do together,” she said. On the other hand, she noted, “Everyone (person) should have some space. This is really important.”