Donald Trump Visits Detroit, Hurricane Hermine Moves Up the East Coast

Trump Woos Black Vote at Detroit Church-BBC News

On Saturday, Donald Trump visited Great Faith Ministries in Detroit to gain support among black voters. Ben Carson, the former Republican Presidential candidate from Detroit accompanied Trump to the church. At the church, he had a scripted one-on-one interview with the church’s pastor, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, attended a service at the church, and gave a prepared speech to the congregation. “Nothing is more sad than when we sideline young black men with potential,” Trump said.

Tropical Storm Hermine Barrels Up East Coast, Threatening Millions-CBS News

Hurricane Hermine swept into Florida Friday as a Category 1 hurricane then began to weaken as it moved up the coast to Georgia. On Saturday morning, Hermine brought wind and heavy rain to the Carolinas, particularly to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. A small tornado spawned by Hermine injured four people on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks. The Hurricane continues to move up the East Coast with tropical storm warnings in effect in Connecticut and the possibility of storm surge on the Virginia and New Jersey coasts.“This is not a beach weekend for anyone in the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast,” Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.  

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun-NY Times

Tidal flooding along the East Coast and Atlantic Coast is becoming more common with the city of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. spending millions of dollars to fix battered roads and send out vacuum trucks to suck saltwater off the streets. Global warming created by human emissions has caused land ice to melt and ocean water to expand increasing sea levels harming the United States’ coastline. Federal scientists have tracked an escalation in this form of flooding known as “sunny day flooding” along both the East and Gulf coast. These tidal floods or only a foot or two deep but damage cars and houses, stop traffic and poison wells with salt.“It’s as if the country was being attacked along every border, simultaneously,” Andrea Dutton, a climate scientist at the University of Florida and one of the world’s leading experts on rising seas said.