6 Things to Know – South Florida Bracing for Holiday Traffic, Tracking the Perfect Gift

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, November 27th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, November 27th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, South Florida is in for a slightly warmer Wednesday ahead of what looks to be a warmer Thanksgiving holiday than average in the area. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts on any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.l

No. 2 - From roadways to airports, South Florida is expected to be crowded with those both coming and going over the Thanksgiving holiday and into the weekend.

A combined 2.3 million travelers are expected to fly in and out of South Florida airports this holiday week, along with the 49 million people expected to be on the road. With so many people rushing to get a seat at their Thanksgiving dinner table, some planning is needed.

No. 3 - Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as "ranting and raving." Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he's not fat.

Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a "homecoming rally" in Sunrise Tuesday, continuing to lash out at the ongoing impeachment inquiry in a state that will be crucial to his 2020 reelection bid. The rally was Trump's first in the state since he officially changed his residency last month from Trump Tower in New York to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.

No. 4 - A plant that produces chemical and petroleum-based products in Southeast Texas has exploded, injuring three workers and prompting evacuations for nearby residents.

Plant owner TPC Group said that the explosion happened around 1 a.m. in Port Neches, near the Louisiana border. All employees were evacuated. TPC Group says on its website that it provides a diverse range of quality products to chemical and petroleum-based companies worldwide. The site says the company employs more than 175 full-time employees and 50 contractors.

No. 5 - Tracking down the right gift for the right person is no easy feat, but Google has some advice to take the pressure off this holiday shopping season.

Google Spokesperson Jesus Garcia shared some of the most searched items of the year. He says overall consumers are looking for practical gifts, starting with household items. For more on their list, click on this link.

No. 6 - Following a highly publicized incident in which a passenger was physically dragged off of a flight to provide a seat for an airline employee, air carriers reduced the practice of "bumping" passengers from overbooked flights.

But a NBC analysis of federal aviation data finds Involuntary Denied Boarding, or "bumping," never actually stopped. And it's shot up significantly this year. For more, click on this link for the story.

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