3 Things to Know Today

1 Sally Now A Tropical Depression, Leave Devastation In Her Wake

Hurricane Sally is now a tropical depression, but she’s not done yet – the storm is still moving over Alabama and will track over George and the Carolinas today and tomorrow. Her hideously slow pace dumped rain on Alabama and Florida all day – leaving horrendous damage, at least one death – and 500-thousand people without power behind. As the sun rises today, among the worst hit areas is Pensacola, Florida with a crane tearing down part of the Three-Mile Bridge. Once conditions allow, local official say they’ll be able to properly assess the damage. The news isn't much better in Alabama - especially in Dale and Coffee counties, where flash flood warnings remain in effect. The National Hurricane Center warns of “historic” and “catastrophic” flash flooding along parts of the north-central Gulf Coast. Rainfall is expected to last up to two days as the storm slowly makes its way northeast at about five-miles-per-hour.

2 Trump & CDC Director “Disagree” About Covid Vaccine Timeline

President Trump says CDC Director Robert Redfield "made a mistake" when talking about a timeline for a coronavirus vaccine. During a briefing, Trump told reporters that once approved – perhaps as soon as October – that vaccine doses would start being shipped out immediately. But that came hours after Redfield told a Senate hearing that he expected that mass distribution wouldn’t really happen until the “second or third quarter of 2021.” That’s next summer. When asked about the disparity, Trump said Redfield put out "incorrect information.” That includes what Redfield said about the importance of wearing masks. The President has insisted a vaccine would be ready "very soon" and distributed to the public shortly after. “I called him – I said, ‘What did you mean by that?’” Trump told reporters. “I think he just made a mistake. … I think he misunderstood the question. I got the impression that he didn't realize he said what he might’ve said.”

3 Smoke From Western Wildfires All The Way In Europe

The situation out West remains perilous with wildfires continuing to rage. Dozens of lives have been lost and millions of acres blackened and now the smoke from all those blazes is on the move toward Europe. Thick smoke has already wafted over five-thousand miles from the West Coast. Experts have noted this week that some regions of the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle and Portland, as well as San Francisco, have been dealing with the worst air quality on the planet. And by the way, while some are upset about President Trump’s denial of the ‘climate change’ portion of the argument with respect to its role with the fires ( he suggests poor land management is the issue) others are pointing to the fact that our neighbors to the north aren’t having similar issues with fires. It’s true, in fact...their fire season has seen a drop in activity.