1 Hurricane Sally Rain Bands Begin Hitting Gulf Coast
While New Orleans may be spared the worst, Hurricane Sally is already starting to lash the Florida coast. The National Hurricane Center reports the category two storm's outer rain bands are already moving onshore over the Florida Panhandle. It's creeping along at just three-miles-per-hour, meaning it will stall... possibly gaining strength and causing more damage than a faster moving storm. It's expected to make landfall tonight or tomorrow morning. Storm surges of up to six-feet are expected in affected areas with impressive rainfall wherever Sally stomps through. For his part, President Trump is keeping a watchful eye on Sally. Trump has tweeted that his administration is monitoring the "extremely dangerous" category two storm as it nears the Gulf Coast. Trump explained they are "fully engaged" with local leaders to lend a hand to those living in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
2 President Trump Visits California As Wildfires Ravage West Coast
President Trump says the West Coast needs "strong forest management" as wildfires have charred more than three-point-three-million acres in California alone. Speaking with reporters, Trump said there are a lot of options including removing "dried leaves" and making cuts so that wildfire doesn't spread. While he and state officials met yesterday, both Trump and California Governor Gavin Newsom said they’re making wildfire management in the state a priority. The glad-handing wasn’t without some argument. While Trump maintains that other countries around the world, such as Austria, don't have fires despite having much drier conditions – California officials pushed back. Dismissing one official's plea to not "ignore the science" on climate change, Trump replied: "It'll start getting cooler, you just watch."
3 Ambushed L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies Expected To Survive
The two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were shot in an ambush in Compton over the weekend are expected to survive. Their conditions were upgraded from critical to stable. As we told you yesterday, the deputies were rushed into surgery after a gunman walked up to their squad car and fired at least four shots – hitting one in the jaw and the other in his forehead. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said one deputy, the 31-year-old mother, aided her 24-year-old male partner after they were wounded. Heartbreaking video of the female tending to her partner has also been released. The shooter is still on the loose and the reward for information leading to an arrest now stands at one-hundred-and-seventy-five thousand dollars. Horrifically, a the search for the shooter continues, at least one witness to the event has also posted a video online. In it, he is seen reacting gleefully to the officers as they’re trying to help each other and take cover as they waited for help.