ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Zeta made landfall Wednesday in Cocodrie, Louisiana, which is just south of New Orleans, as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. this late in the season since 1899. It made landfall with sustained winds of 110 mph, making it a high end Category 2 storm.This is the fifth named storm to hit Louisiana this year, which has never happened before.The highest wind gust reported was 112 mph on Bayou Bienvenue, Louisiana, while the highest storm surge reached 8 feet in Waveland, Mississippi.Zeta has now moved into northern Alabama and Georgia Thursday morning, about 65 miles northwest of Atlanta, with winds of 60 mph.As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, more than two million customers are without power in four states. In Louisiana, 506,340 customers have no electricity, 277,488 in Mississippi, 283,568 in Alabama and 1,019,944 in Georgia.There are at least two storm-related deaths in the South.The storm has caused weather watches and warnings from Texas to New Hampshire Thursday.Some of the heavy rain and gusty winds from Zeta will move into the Northeast Thursday afternoon and evening, with flooding possible from Washington D.C. to southern New England.Some of the worst flooding will be from D.C. to central New Jersey, but ponding on the roads is also possible in New York City and southern New England.As cold air begins to interact with all the moisture, rain will begin to change to snow for northern New York and into northern New England Thursday evening.By Friday morning, the heaviest rain will be done, but whatever rain is left will be changing to snow very quickly from Pennsylvania into most of New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.Rainfall totals could reach 3 to even 4 inches from the Carolinas into the Northeast, where flooding will be possible.Snowfall totals could reach up to 4 inches from upstate New York into Vermont, New Hampshire and higher elevations of western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Some roads there could be icy as temperatures drop below freezing Friday night.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Read Full Story On September 25, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, a new global agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals. The 17 new goals include 169 targets to be met over the next 15 years in such areas as ending poverty, improving gender equality, and taking action on climate change. Aaron Bernstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently answered three questions about the SDGs.A number of the goals and targets broadly touch on environmental policy, particularly goal #13: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” Are these sorts of lofty goals helpful?The SDGs reflect humanity’s best intents and reflect a deeply thought-out agenda on what we need to do to make the planet as healthy as it can be. And, they call us to really strive for worthy ends.Many people may criticize the goals because they are broad, lofty, and sometimes a bit unspecific. But, if nothing else, they provide an important point of reference.I’d argue that the underlying motivation of the SDGs is to ensure the healthiest possible future for ourselves and our children, and that really goes to the core of what we do at CHGE.
Greensburg, In. — Angie Messer, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, has joined Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. as a financial advisor. She is joined by Greg Rust, financial advisor. Their practice is located at 107 S. Broadway Street in Greensburg.“In joining Ameriprise, we look forward to treating our clients to innovative financial planning and investment resources, more advanced technology, and a better all-around customer service experience,” said Angie Messer. “Our clients consist of families and individuals, as well as business owners and nonprofits, We provide investment advice and comprehensive planning for asset protection, retirement, estate arrangements for their families and much more.”Greg Rust noted, “Ameriprise brings us deep resources in the planning and investing world. A notable feature is a competitive cost structure and a user-friendly online platform for account tracking and stock trading. We are excited to partner with Ameriprise in this service.”Messer graduated from Earlham College with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and the College for Financial Planning. She has 11 years of experience in the financial services industry.Rust graduated from Notre Dame University with a Bachelor Degree in Arts and Letters. He has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry.As financial advisors, Messer and Rust provide financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations as provided in one-on-one relationships with their clients. For more information, please contact Angie Messer or Greg Rust at (812) 222-1930 or visit the practice’s website at ameripriseadvisors.com/angie.messer or ameripriseadvisors.com/greg.rust
West Brom and England Under-21 player Saido Berahino was reportedly punched by a team-mate after failing to apologise for a mistake that led to relegation rivals Cardiff’s late equaliser in a 3-3 Barclays Premier League draw last weekend. West Brom have subsequently played down the incident, while former Swansea captain Monk was involved in a spat with club colleague Chico Flores earlier this season that led to police attending the Welsh team’s training ground. Asked about the West Brom incident, Swans head coach Monk said on Thursday: “I think it shows they (West Brom) want to win. “I am not saying condone it – you shouldn’t be hitting another player, if that’s what happened – but I think it shows they want to win and get out of this situation. “The disappointing thing for me is how those things don’t stay within the changing room. It worries me more who is leaking those stories out. I would prefer those sort of things staying in the confines of the dressing room. “I’ve said all along, these things happen. I have witnessed and been involved in many spats on the training ground. It’s because you want to win. “It could be a five-a-side, and you are on the losing team, someone kicks someone and there is a bit of argy-bargy, but that is because they want to win. “Okay, if it spills over into something else, as a manager and as a club, you obviously discipline them and make sure they don’t go over the top. “With me and Chico, it blew over within the hour. In terms of players and managers, the more you can keep it in house, the better it is. Ninety-nine per cent of the time it isn’t really what it is made out to be.” Top of Monk’s agenda this weekend is securing more league points when they visit Hull on Saturday. Press Association Swansea boss Garry Monk has expressed his disappointment that dressing and training ground bust-ups do not remain in-house. A draw and a win in their last two fixtures against Arsenal and Norwich combined to take Swansea seven points clear of the relegation zone, but Monk added: “We haven’t got enough points to be safe. “It is important we realise the position we are in, which I think we do. We are not safe, we have got a job to do, and we have to do it to the best we can. “I think it is important we finish the season strongly. We have still very much got a job to do, but it is not just about getting safe, it is trying to do that as early as possible and then push on from there. “For me, I want to get a couple more wins, at least, to ensure that we are safe. That is how I feel. “I want to try to win every single game for the rest of the season. If we can’t do that, then we make sure we don’t lose a game. That is the mentality we have to have.” Swansea faced extra demands this season through considerable Europa League commitments – they played 12 qualifiying, group and knockout games before bowing out to Italian heavyweights Napoli – which many pundits feel contributed to their position in the league’s lower half. Monk, though, is concentrated on finishing the campaign strongly, which continues against Hull and then sees them hosting title contenders Chelsea next weekend. “We have had a lot of criticism this year for some of the performances, and quite rightly so,” he said. “I think we want to show a message of intent to take forward that we are a good team, a good club, and when people doubt us this is how we react. That is vitally important in the games left.”