Sign1News 8.28.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 8.28.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover
two years after being devastated by hurricane Maria. Now residents are bracing for the damage tropical
storm Dorian could bring. Forecasters warn of hurricane force wind gusts
across the island as well as potential flooding from heavy rains. Meteorologists are expecting 4 to 6 inches
of widespread flooding and up to 8 inches in some areas. Although Dorian is expected to be a smaller
and less intense storm than hurricane Maria, authorities warn any impact could put the
most vulnerable at risk, including those who still rely on tarps for shelter. The governor declared a state of emergency
on Monday to ready hospitals and shelters. And FEMA has deployed supplies and incident
management assistance teams to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Residents admit they were caught by surprise
with hurricane Maria two years ago. But this time they are on alert. They just hope they’ve done enough to prepare. On September 10, 2017, hurricane Irma made
landfall in Florida. The storm damage knocked out the power and
air-conditioning system at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills nursing home. Elderly residents suffered for three days
in the heat. By the time officials learned of the hazardous
heat conditions, eight residents were dead and four more died the following week. The medical examiner ruled their deaths homicides
resulting from heat exposure due to environmental issues. On Tuesday, police announced the arrest of
the facility’s administrator and three nurses who they say failed to take actions needed
to protect their patients and render aid at the time when they needed it most. The charges range from twelve counts of aggravated
manslaughter to tampering with evidence. Authorities say more arrests are expected. Lawyers for the accused workers deny any wrongdoing,
saying they did their jobs to the best of their ability during a natural disaster emergency. They also say their clients called emergency
operations centers several times and were promised help but help never arrived. The wife and child of minor league baseball
player Blake Bivens are reportedly among the dead in a triple homicide in Virginia. Bivens plays for the Montgomery Biscuits,
a minor league club of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. On Tuesday authorities in Pittsylvania County
received a 911 call advising them that someone had been shot. When they arrived at the scene, deputies found
one woman dead in the driveway and the bodies of another woman and child inside the home. The victims were Bivens wife, child and mother-in-law. According to ESPN, the suspect is Bivens’
eighteen-year-old brother-in-law, who police have named as Matthew Bernard. He has been arrested on three counts of first-degree
murder. It is unclear whether Bernard has an attorney
or what plea he will enter. Family have so far declined to comment. Authorities have not released word about a
possible motive. Facebook has rolled out nationwide emergency
alerts for active shooters and unsafe conditions. The new tool rolled out Tuesday after being
tested in select cities over the past year. City governments and emergency management
officials now have access to Facebook’s local alerts feature which can help reach people
faster and more efficiently. Anyone with a link to these government, emergency
management and first responders pages will get the alert. You will see the local alert indicator next
to the post in your newsfeed. US women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd says she
is seriously considering kicking for the National Football League. The thirty-seven-year-old got a couple of
offers after nailing a 55 yard field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice last week. In addition to her 55 yard field goal, Lloyd
also hit a 40 yard goal. Lloyd’s coach says she was offered a chance
to participate with two different teams in NFL preseason games this week. He says she turned the offers down because
she is set to play a game with team USA on Thursday. But she says she would seriously consider
a future with the NFL. Lloyd is a two-time FIFA women’s World Cup
champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Well if you didn’t jump on the Popeyes chicken
sandwich craze, you’re too late. Popeyes is officially sold out – for now. The company released a statement on Tuesday
that said extraordinary demand for the sandwich led the company to be sold out in just two
weeks since its nationwide debut on August 12. Popeyes projected inventory was supposed to
last until the end of September. But the craze, fueled by social media, cause
demand to exceed supply. But don’t worry, the chicken sandwiches aren’t
gone forever. Popeyes says they plan to bring them back
as soon as possible. Company officials say if you want a heads
up when they will be back, download the Popeyes app and sign up for push notifications. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to follow us on all of our social
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