Hurricane Douglas becomes first of season in Eastern Pacific, Hawaii may face impacts by weekend
Hurricane Douglas has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center, while tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but the forecast cone from the hurricane center shows the storm could approach the Hawaiian islands by the second half of this weekend.
“Additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and Douglas could become a major hurricane on Thursday,” forecasters said in their 11 a.m. update. The current forecast has the storm reaching its peak wind strength of 115 mph on Thursday.
As of late this morning, hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles from the center, and tropical storm-force winds extend up to 105 miles, they said.
“Douglas could maintain hurricane intensity as it approaches the Hawaiian Islands, and all interests on the islands should monitor the forecasts as they evolve over the next few days,” the hurricane center said.
The storm is projected to have maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as it nears the Big Island Sunday, and 65 mph on Monday as it moves west.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu said this morning that the forecast for this weekend will highly depend on the development of Douglas, but that there are increasing chances of heavy rain and strong winds could affect portions of the state beginning Sunday. Forecasters stressed that it is still too early to tell which islands will be affected by the approachin
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SALT LAKE CITY — Police have arrested two men who they say committed a long burglary in Brigham City, even taking the time to take a nap in the owner’s bed before stealing more items.
Eric Lee Dawson, 24, and Chandler Luke White, 24, of Ogden, were each arrested Sunday for investigation of two counts of burglary, three counts of vehicle burglary, three counts of criminal mischief, theft of a firearm, and three counts of theft.
Brigham City police were called Sunday to a report of a burglary at a property that included both a commercial business and the home of the business owner.
The air conditioning unit of one of the property owner’s trailers was removed by the two men, allowing them to get inside, according to a police booking affidavit.
“The suspects rummaged through the house and got into his office and file cabinet. Then they took numerous titles to different vehicles he owned,” the affidavit states.
The two then broke into a camper trailer next to the home and not only “rummaged” through it, but also “appeared to have slept in it,” according to the affidavit.
The men then broke into the property owner’s shop by prying open a commercial metal door, police say.
“Inside the shop they took numerous hand tools, power tools and four 5-gallon metal gas cans, which had been full of fuel,” the affidavit states. Harley Davidson motorcycle parts and parts to a toy train set were also taken.
“They also took 10 firearms from inside the master bedroom, several handguns, rifles and shotguns, which had been on the ground between the bed and closet,” police wrote.
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§ 7-3-702: It is legal for a party to a wire, oral or electronic communication to record that communication, and it is legal for anyone to record with the consent of one of the parties to a communication, unless the communication is intercepted to further a criminal or tortious purpose.
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— Salt Lake City Police Department released additional body-cam footage from an officer that was on the scene of the May 23 fatal shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill ruled earlier Thursday the shooting by police was justified, and the involved officers will not face charges.
The 3:23 video shows body-cam footage from Officer Kilgore, who did not fire his weapon, a tweet from SLCPD at 8:30 p.m. said. At the 1:07 mark, the officer appears to begin to run, and the footage is blurred and jumpy. The officer stops running just after the 2:00 mark. The officer’s weapon can then be seen, but as noted by SLCPD, he did not fire the weapon. He then walks toward other officers, who are holding their weapons. Palacios-Carbajal can be seen on the ground at the end of the video.
At the press conference earlier Thursday, Gill quoted interviews in which the Salt Lake City Police officers involved said they feared for their lives after a prone Palacios-Carbajal appeared to raise a gun he had dropped three times as he fell on slick surfaces on the rainy night.
Gill noted that as the officer was gaining on him, Palacios-Carbajal slowed down three times to retrieve the fallen gun, showing possession of the deadly weapon was more important to him than escape.
Gill showed blurry video that appeared to show Palacios-Carbajal raising the hand holding the gun to the side of his waist, off the ground, which meant he elevated the gun.
Gill said Officer Iverson was chasing Palacios-Carbajal, and gaining ground when the officer heard a metallic clink as the suspect fell and dropped an object. Gill said the officers visually confirmed the object was a gun before shooting.
The law in 38 states plainly allows citizens to record police, as long as you don’t physically interfere with their work. Police might still unfairly harass you, detain you, or confiscate your camera. They might even arrest you for some catchall misdemeanor such as obstruction of justice or disorderly conduct
Recording Officers and the First Amendment
Almost every court to consider the issue has determined that theFirst Amendmentgives you the right to record (pictures, video, and audio) police officers in public while they are performing their duties. But that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to record if you’re doing so surreptitiously (secretly), interfering with the officer, or otherwise breaking the law.
The courts’ primary rationale for allowing police officer recording is that the First Amendment includes the right to freely discuss our government, and the right of freedom of the press and public access to information. Given the prevalence of personal filming devices, more and more “news” is being gathered and disseminated by members of the public. The courts have found that freedom of the press applies to citizen journalists and documentarians just as it does to formal members of the press. (See, for example,Glik v. Cunniffe, 655 F.3d 78 (1st Cir. 2011).)
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Earthquakes are unpredictable. They don’t wait for us to be home with our families and earthquake bags nearby. When an earthquake strikes, you could be anywhere. That’s why it’s so important to have an emergency communication plan for your family.
What is an emergency communication plan?
Living on the West Coast, we know that an earthquake can hit at any time – even when we are not with our family members.
Despite their unpredictability, you can prepare for an earthquake. FEMA and the CDC recommend 3 steps to ensure that you are always prepared: get your earthquake bag packed, your home ready, and have an emergency communication plan in place for your family.
An emergency communication plan is a part of earthquake preparation. It’s a short plan that determines how, when, and with what your family will communicate after an earthquake.
What should my emergency communication plan include?
While an emergency communication plan won’t be identical for every family, an effective plan should have a few basic elements.
A communication team
Contact information cards
Out-of-town emergency contact
Establish a team
Your communication team should include your immediate family members. You may also need to include adults who supervise loved ones, like children or elderly parents.
Contact information for each family member.
Each family member should have access to a list of contact information for all members of the team. This might be a note saved to a phone, or even a laminated card for children to keep in their backpack. If your loved one is hurt, someone will be able to contact the team and keep them updated.
Out-of-town emergency contact.
Your team should also include an out-of-town emergency contact. Panicked citizens often jam local phone lines, but long-distance calls may still be available. Having an emergency contact in another town or state will make it easier to connect. This person can also act as a central point of contact for all family and friends.
Emergency meeting place
Once you know the safety and whereabouts of your family members, you should all head toward your emergency meeting place. This safe location must be easily accessible to all members of your family, including pets.
Timeline for communications and meetings
Finally, your plan should include a timeline for when, where, and how each team member should communicate after an emergency.
Tips for communicating after an earthquake
Keep it short. Save your phone’s battery by keeping conversations short and turning down your screen’s brightness.
Text is best. Texting from your cell phone requires less bandwidth and is more likely to reach the recipient.
Use social media. If you’re able to access wi-fi, use social media to post a status update or mark yourself safe in the event of an emergency. This can help free up your phone line by minimizing the number of calls from well-meaning relatives who are not a part of your communication team.
Prepare everyone. Make sure even the youngest members of your family know how to dial 911 on a phone.
Even the youngest members of your team can learn how to call emergency services.
What if I don’t have access to a phone after an earthquake?
If your phone is lost or broken, you will need an alternative communication. Consider storing cheap prepaid cell phone in your emergency bag. Pre-program it with all the numbers you may need and make sure you have a backup power option in your bag to charge it.
What do I do if I can’t reach a family member?
If you are unable to reach them by phone, and they have not checked in on social media, you can alert the authorities to their last known whereabouts.
What about my pets?
Assign a team member to check on pets and bring them to your meeting place after an emergency. If you cannot find them right away, they may be hiding. Leave out some food and check back for them after a few hours.
At 11 p.m. later that day, it weakened further to a tropical depression, and by Sept. 13, it had dissipated over western Tennessee. Irma is the fifth-costliest hurricane to hit the mainland United States, causing an estimated $50 billion in damage, according to the National Hurricane Center.
How many people did Hurricane Irma affect?1.2 million people Hurricane Irma: Damage mapped. The most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, affecting an estimated 1.2 million people. Irma, now downgraded to a tropical storm, reached the highest, category five status, and packed sustained winds of up to 295km/h (185mph).
Florida emergency managers are accustomed to planning for hurricanes. But as the June 1 start of the season grows closer and the state’s coronavirus outbreak lingers on, questions and uncertainties are nagging at the people preparing for the worst-case scenario.
Will a stretched-thin FEMA be ready to respond? What will shelters look like in the age of social distancing? And if shelters open ahead of a hurricane, will vulnerable people leave their homes?
“The biggest issue we’re facing is the sheltering of people in cramped-in areas,” said Frank Rollason, the director of emergency management for Miami-Dade County. “We’ve told people to stay away from each other for so long that if a hurricane comes and we need to open shelters, we’re fearful that they won’t come.
“We know how to handle hurricanes,” Holness told the Miami Herald. “It’s this virus that’s devastating.”
Florida has been hit or narrowly edged by major storms in each of the past four years, including a direct hit to the Panhandle by Category 5 Hurricane Michael. And though state and local planners have for weeks been quietly studying how to navigate storm season amid a pandemic, Florida’s U.S. senators sent a letter to FEMA Director Peter Gaynor asking him to issue guidance to state and local governments about how they should prepare for a hurricane while social distancing measures are in place.
“With hurricanes, early planning and preparation is key, and while officials are currently focused on the pandemic, we must start thinking about June 1,” Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, both Republicans, wrote in a letter. “We ask that you take into account how to properly evacuate and shelter those who either have, or are suspected to have, the coronavirus in the event of a storm. Consistent and sound guidance will be crucial to saving lives during a natural disaster.”
Jared Moskowitz, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said in an interview that he designated a team a month ago — as the coronavirus epidemic began to explode in Florida — to work on hurricane preparations. He said one of the key discussions ongoing with local governments is how to open school shelters should coronavirus continue to be a problem into the summer.