Record wet start to December in South Florida

first_imgThough the month has just begun, this December is already marked as the third wettest December in Miami’s history, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall has reached a total 7.67 inches. A cool front slid down across the state Thursday, December 3 then slowed and stalled right over the southern part of the state Friday and Saturday. During that three day period, a total of 7.67 inches of rain fell. Normally a common place in the subtropics to see heavy rain, this event fell in the midst of what is known as the dry season.This weekend downpour alone caused flooding in Kendall and Homestead, leaving many stranded.last_img

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Olympic boxing qualifier suspended over coronavirus fears

first_img European Olympic boxing qualifiers in London were suspended on Monday over coronavirus fears despite an earlier decision to hold the event behind closed doors. The Boxing Road to Tokyo event, which started on Saturday and was scheduled to run until March 24, will be stopped after the evening session. Subsequent Americas and final world qualifiers, scheduled to take place in May, have also been put on ice.Olympic boxing qualifier suspendedThe London competition featured around 350 male and female boxers from dozens of nations and was the first opportunity for boxers from Europe to qualify for Tokyo 2020. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) Boxing Task Force said on Sunday that the rest of the event, from Monday, would take place behind closed doors. But now it has been suspended. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 17th March, 2020 10:10 IST Olympic Boxing Qualifier Suspended Over Coronavirus Fears European Olympic boxing qualifiers in London were suspended on Monday over coronavirus fears despite an earlier decision to hold the event behind closed doors “The BTF eventually took the decision to suspend the event today (Monday), amid increasing global travel restrictions and quarantine measures, in order to allow the participants from over 60 countries to adjust their travel plans and return home,” said a statement from the IOC. Press Trust Of India First Published: 17th March, 2020 10:10 ISTcenter_img COMMENT Shortly before Sunday’s decision to move the event behind closed doors, the head of European boxing told the BBC he was “very concerned” that it was taking place. European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) president Franco Falcinelli said he feared the risk of a boxer getting the virus was “very high”. Organisers of the boxing qualifiers said before the event started that measures had been put in place to protect competitors.”All of the teams have been told to adopt regular handwashing,” they said in a statement. “If any of their group begins to exhibit cold or flu symptoms they are advised to self-isolate, stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and contact the LOC’s (local organising committee’s) chief medical officer.” Additional measures included routine temperature testing as part of daily medicals. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday said the country would host the Tokyo Olympics, due to start on July 24, as planned but there is growing opposition towards holding the Games as scheduled. Image credits: AP FOLLOW US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Worker survives van plunge off parking lot’s 4th floor

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — An airport worker suffered minor injuries Friday, after his van plunged off the fourth floor of an airport parking lot, crashing into the roadway below.According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the American Airlines employee, an adult male in his mid-50s whose identity has not been revealed, was behind the wheel of a company van when he drove through a wall in the employee parking garage. The van crashed through the wall and fell four stories, landing on its roof.In a statement to ABC affiliate WPLG-TV today, American Airlines said the worker had suffered minor injuries but was transported to a hospital for evaluation.“We appreciate the assistance of MDPD [Miami-Dade Police Department] and the other first responders, who quickly took care of our team member,” the airline said.WPLG-TV said the incident was still under investigation, but a spokeswoman for American Airlines said initial information showed the crash was an accident.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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