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Hurricane Sally’s eye is still approaching the mainland, but it rapidly intensified into a Category 2 storm early Wednesday drenching the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama with far reaching storm surge and heavy rains and leaving thousands in the dark.
Jacob David Kaminsky, 21, was climbing the 450-foot spinning swing ride at ICON Park to conduct a safety check early Monday when he accidentally fell from 50 to 60 feet, officials have said.
The Florida Department of Health reported 3,116 new coronavirus cases and 145 new resident fatalities on Tuesday. To date, 668,846 people have been infected statewide, and 12,787 Florida residents have died due to COVID-19.
Hurricane Sally threatens Gulf Coast with 9-foot surge, up to 30 inches of rain as tropics busy with 6 more systems
Hurricane Sally is slowly approaching the Gulf Coast as a dangerous Category 1 storm with a threat of 9-foot storm surge, up to 30 inches of rain to some parts and winds of 85 mph as it's projected to make landfall Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
A Central Florida couple was arrested Sunday after one of them was suspected of duct taping a 1-year-old child.