What to Know
- It’s Wednesday, August 28th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.
It’s Wednesday, August 28th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.
No. 1 - Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Florida residents to prepare for impacts from Tropical Storm Dorian as most of the Sunshine State remained in the system's forecast cone.
Early Wednesday, Dorian was located about 240 miles east southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it had strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for the latest updates and advisories as they are released.
No. 2 - Forecasters said Dorian made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the U.S. territory. The storm is expected to pass over or near western and central Puerto Rico, with landslides, widespread flooding and power outages possible.
President Donald Trump declared an emergency Tuesday night and ordered federal assistance for local authorities. NBC 6 anchor Carlos Suarez is in Puerto Rico and will have the latest updates as the storm makes impact.
No. 3 - A possible ammonia leak has emergency crews working in the area of a business near Miami International Airport early Wednesday morning in an effort to cap it.
Hazmat crews responded to the area near Northwest 25th Street and 72nd Avenue shortly after 3 a.m., as reports say the leak was coming from a floral shop in the area. Officials reportedly say there was a “possible” leak, but have not confirmed it at this time.
No. 4 - Hollywood Police say they expect further arrests from the investigation into the 12 deaths that took place in a rehabilitation facility that lost power for days after Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Police did not immediately release documents outlining their evidence against the home's administrator, Jorge Carballo, lead nurse Sergo Colin and nurses Althia Meggie and Tamika Miller. Instead, police pointed to a 111-page state report , saying much of the evidence it describes came from their investigation.
No. 5 - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen said Tuesday that it has sold out of its inventory of its new chicken sandwich. In a video posted to its Twitter, the company said that the sandwich would be back soon and this time, it would be for good.
Popeyes stores across the country have been selling out of the sandwich after a Twitter feud between Chick-fil-A and Popeyes inspired consumers to taste the new sandwich for themselves.
No. 6 - Recent changes to Florida law could impact how your insurance benefits are paid – a story that became crucial after a family called NBC 6 Responds after disputing what they should pay a contractor following an insurance claim.
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