Zeta latest: Three dead, massive power outages, delayed early voting in Georgia

first_imgABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least three people are dead after Hurricane Zeta slammed into the South, leaving a trail of destruction before turning toward the Northeast.A 55-year-old died from electrocution in Louisiana, the governor said, and another person was killed in Biloxi, Mississippi. In Acworth, Georgia, a man was killed when a large oak tree was uprooted and fell through the corner of a mobile home, authorities said.More than 2.5 million customers were without power Thursday afternoon across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.Due to the power outages, 15 counties in Georgia were forced to open early voting locations later in the day, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Thursday morning.In Douglas County, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, there’s no power at any of the six early voting locations, so none have opened. Douglas County officials said voting sites will be closed on Thursday and reopen Friday.Georgia requires every county to have three weeks of early voting.“We’re still assessing the situation … but we don’t see that to be an overall impact of voting at this time because we still have early voting for the balance of today and tomorrow, and obviously, the full election on Tuesday,” Raffensperger said. “Georgia Power understands the critical importance of elections and we’re really grateful for them and really getting these polling locations up and as soon as possible.”In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards warned residents to not “go sightseeing” to inspect the damage.“Zeta has left hazards like flooded roads, downed power lines and displaced wildlife in our communities that no one should take lightly,” he tweeted Thursday.Zeta made landfall Wednesday as a Category 2 storm in Cocodrie, Louisiana, just south of New Orleans. Zeta is the strongest storm to hit the U.S. this late in the season since 1899.Louisiana has been especially hit hard this hurricane season. Zeta is the fifth storm to hit the state.Zeta is now moving north. Heavy rain is slamming the mid-Atlantic and gusty winds up to 50 mph are possible in the Carolinas and Virginia Thursday afternoon.By Thursday evening, the heaviest rain will be hitting Philadelphia, New York City and southern New England, where residents should be on the lookout for flash flooding.Further north, in upstate New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, as much as 4 inches of snow is possible by Friday morning.A dusting of snow is possible in Connecticut and New York’s Hudson Valley. New York City could even see some snowflakes mixed in with the rain.Behind the storm, the Northeast will be hit by the coldest air of the season with wind chills possibly plunging to the 20s.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

GFF-ALWAYS Championship Cup 2019 matches continue today at Providence

first_imgCOMPETITION in the Guyana Football Federation-ALWAYS Championship Cup, featuring six female clubs, is set to continue today at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Training Centre at Providence, East Bank Demerara.In today’s double-header Lady Panthers will take on Foxy Ladies from 13:00hrs, with the main attraction between the Guyana Police Force and Fruta Conquerors starting at 14:30hrs.Tomorrow’s action will open with Lady Panthers and Fruta Conquerors at 13:00hrs, to be followed by a clash between Santos and Guyana Police Force (GPF).All teams are being urged to be at the playing venue at least one hour prior to the start of their respective matches in order to facilitate a prompt kick-off.Meanwhile, in last weekend’s opening matches, Fruta Conquerors recorded the largest margin of victory, whipping Santos 10-0 while Guyana Police Force lost back-to-back matches to Foxy Ladies 0-2 and Lady Panthers 0-3.Conquerors were led to their huge win thanks to Abioce Heywood who led with a hat-trick (19th, 29th, 39th), with a brace each from National forward Tiandi Smith (15th, 36th), Lakeisha Peasron (10th, 55th) and Shayma Daniels in the 44th and 52nd minutes. The other goal came off the boot of Shanic Thornhill in the 62nd minute.Foxy Ladies in their 2-0 win over Guyana Police Force got their two goals either side of play from Shontel in the 11th minute and Janel Edmonson in the 36th minute.Lady Panthers’ 3-0 win which was also over the GPF was built around strikes from Bliz Hope in the 13th minute, Albau Marquez from the penalty spot in the 55th minute with the third and final goal from Shavey Reuben in the 60th minute.last_img read more

English Premier League Standings

first_imgEnglish Premier League StandingsStandingsPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (1) Leicester City 26 15 8 3 48 29 19 532 (2) Tottenham Hotspur 26 14 9 3 47 20 27 513 (3) Arsenal 26 15 6 5 41 23 18 514 (4) Manchester City 26 14 5 7 48 28 20 475 (5) Manchester United 26 11 8 7 33 24 9 416 (6) Southampton 26 11 7 8 34 24 10 407 (7) West Ham United 26 10 10 6 40 31 9 408 (11) Liverpool 26 10 8 8 38 36 2 389 (8) Watford 26 10 6 10 29 28 1 3610 (9) Stoke City 26 10 6 10 27 32 -5 3611 (10) Everton 26 8 11 7 46 35 11 3512 (12) Chelsea 26 8 9 9 38 36 2 3313 (13) Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 27 32 -5 3214 (14) West Bromwich Albion 26 8 8 10 24 32 -8 3215 (15) Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 30 44 -14 2816 (16) Swansea City 26 6 9 11 24 34 -10 2717 (17) Norwich City 26 6 6 14 30 50 -20 2418 (18) Newcastle United 26 6 6 14 27 49 -22 2419 (19) Sunderland 26 6 5 15 32 50 -18 2320 (20) Aston Villa 26 3 7 16 20 46 -26 16last_img read more